Written by: Bob Colling
World Wrestling Federation presents RAW
From: Salisbury, MD
1.) Owen Hart defeated Jeff Hardy
2.) Aja Kong defeated Chapparita Asari
3.) Ahmed Johnson defeated Rick Stockhauser
4.) WWF World Champion Bret Hart defeated Bob Backlund in a non-title match by disqualification
1.) After Owen’s victory, Yokozuna comes out and hits a Bonzai Drop on Jeff Hardy. Eventually, Diesel runs out and makes the save sending the heels to the floor. Diesel big boots Yokozuna through the middle rope to the floor.
2.) Todd Pettengill sat down with Shawn Michaels to discuss his injury and his future. Todd asks Michaels how he has been doing physically. Shawn thanks the fans for their concern about his well being. He thinks he is okay and doesn’t believe he is suffering from any symptoms. Todd wants to know when Michaels is coming back to WWF action. Michaels says he would come back today, but his doctors don’t have the same mindset. He hopes to be back in the ring very soon. Todd makes sure to mention that Shawn hasn’t won the WWF World Championship and Michaels says he still has many things to accomplish. Shawn is bothered by the questioning of his possible retirement. Shawn says this isn’t just a job but it is his life. It means more to him than anything. Michaels isn’t going to respond to possible retirement.
3.) Jerry Lawler interviews Ahmed Johnson following his victory. Ahmed will square off against Dean Douglas at In Your House. Lawler insults Ahmed and asks how much homework Johnson has done on Dean Douglas. Ahmed knows that Dean hasn’t done his homework because he wouldn’t wanna wrestle him. Johnson will show us what he will do to Dean Douglas.
4.) Vince McMahon interviews Ted DiBiase, Psycho Sid and the 1-2-3 Kid. Sid and Kid will be wrestling Razor Ramon and Marty Jannetty at In Your House. DiBiase tells McMahon that Razor Ramon is a whiner. Ted says that the Corporation is one big happy family. After the pay per view, his men will be the next WWF World Tag Team Champions. Kid says that the most important thing is to get the money. Kid says that Ramon has twisted his mind and used him as a puppet. They will show Razor and Marty why they are the best tag team in WWF history. Sid chimes in and feels sorry for Jannetty because he is a victim of circumstance. Sid is going enjoy pushing Razor back down and continues to say he feels sorry for Marty. Kid asks Sid if he is being serious. Sid ends up laughing and saying of course they will enjoy issuing punishment to both Ramon and Jannetty.
5.) Backlund tries to take Bret down but Hart side steps the attempts. They go with a mat wrestling start until Bob reaches the ropes. Backlund controls Hart on the canvas with a head scissors. Hart gets up to put a front face lock on Bob. Jerry Lawler is talking to Diana Hart Smith, the wife of the British Bulldog. She supports the British Bulldog even with his new attitude. She respects Jim Cornette for being the only person to get her husband a title shot. Back to the action, it’s a really basic match and the fans are pretty quiet for it. Hart dropkicks Backlund off the apron to the floor as RAW goes to commercial.
Hitman slingshots Backlund back into the ring from the apron and continues to work over Bob’s arm. Bob gains control on the outside and begins to focus his attack on the left arm. The offense is lasting quite some time and it’s rather boring. Hart counters a scoop slam and nearly pins Backlund. Bret head butts Backlund and follows up with a side Russian leg sweep for a two count. Hart continues with a back breaker and hits a forearm drop from the middle rope. Hart goes for the Sharpshooter but here comes the British Bulldog and distracts Hart to allow Backlund to lock in the Chicken wing submission. That calls for the DQ as Bulldog beats down Hart. (*. Yeah, that was really boring and slow. Backlund can’t carry a match with his slow pace offense. This one felt like it dragged on forever to me.) After the match, several referees send the heels to the backstage area after they leave Hitman laying on the canvas.
A rough episode of RAW to sit through as the action was pretty bad this week. A lackluster go-home show leading into the pay per view.
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