Written by: Bob Colling
World Wrestling Federation House Show
From: Vienna, Austria
There was only one match not recorded from the show. Jean Pierre Lafitte defeating Aldo Montoya is the missing match.
Opening Contest: Man Mountain Rock vs. Rad Radford: Radford is sent into the corner and Rock drops him with a hip toss and scoop slam but missed an elbow drop. Rock works over Rad’s arm to maintain control of the contest. Rock drop toe holds Radford and drives his elbow into Rad’s back. Radford chop blocks Rock’s knee and focuses his offense on the left knee. Rad tries a scoop slam but Rock lands on top for a near fall. Rad locks in a figure four but Rock won’t give in. Rad comes off the middle rope to hit a knee drop on the knee but doesn’t get a victory. Rock backdrops Rad and begins to get a second wind. Rock splashes Rad in the corner. Rock locks in the Pain Killer and wins the match. (*1/2. As per usual on house shows this was as basic as it’s going to get.)
Second Contest: Bob Holly vs. Waylon Mercy: Holly works over Mercy in the corner with several strikes to kick off the match getting a near fall after a right hand and Mercy rolls to the outside. Mercy misses a shoulder block in the corner and Holly goes back to working on the shoulder. Mercy sends Holly to the floor to get control of the bout. Waylon gets Holly on the apron and delvers several overhand strikes. Holly stops Mercy with a quick DDT and both men are down. Holly hammers away on Mercy as the fans are behind him. Holly drops Mercy following a forearm shot for a near fall. Holly hits a good dropkick but Mercy is able to get a sleeper hold on Holly. Mercy actually gets a victory with a sleeper hold. That is a rare occurrence. (*. This was unique considering the finish, but it was not all that good at all.)
Third Contest: Psycho Sid vs. Bam-Bam Bigelow: Bigelow goes to the floor to stalk towards Ted DiBiase but doesn’t get his hands on him. Sid works over Bigelow in the corner with several strikes but Bigelow fights back with a clothesline. Bigelow shoulder blocks Sid over the top to the floor and gets distracted by DiBiase to allow Sid to clothesline Bigelow from behind. DiBiase punches Bigelow with the referee is distracted. Sid big boots Bigelow to the floor and horribly botches a suplex back into the ring. Bigelow misses a falling head butt attempt. Bigelow blocks a backdrop attempt by driving Sid face first into the canvas. Bigelow goes to the floor to attack DiBiase but Sid comes off the apron with an axe handle from behind. They collide in the middle of the ring with a double clothesline spot. Sid delivers a few big boots and hits a leg drop for a two count. Sid nails Bigelow with another big boot but can’t get a three count on the cover. Sid jumps onto Bigelow’s back but Bigelow hits an electric chair slam. Bigelow grabs DiBiase on the apron but Sid backs Bigelow into the corner. Sid choke slams Bigelow off the middle rope. Bigelow counters a power bomb with a backdrop and wins the match. (*. Good lord their timing was awful for several moments in this match. A bad match between these two. It was a lot worse than I was expecting, too.)
Fourth Contest: Hunter Hearst Helmsley vs. Henry Godwinn: Henry pulls HHH in from the apron and drops Hunter face first while having him over the top rope. HHH gets control by striking Henry while he is on the apron, but Henry soon drops Hunter throat first over the top rope. Henry returns to the ring and drops Hunter with a running clothesline. Henry ties Hunter up in the ropes and points at his slop bucket. Hunter breaks free and knee lifts Henry from behind sending the pig farmer chest first into the corner. Hunter pummels Henry in the corner with right forearms and stomps. Hunter hits a swinging neck breaker and taunts the fans. Hunter continues to work on Henry with an uppercut and a snap vertical suplex for a near fall. Hunter hits a reverse neck breaker on Godwinn for a near fall. Godwinn avoids Hunter in the corner and catches Helmsley coming off the middle rope. Henry atomic drops Helmsley sending him face first into the corner.
Henry scoop slams Helmsley and drops an elbow. Godwinn lifts Helmsley up with a gorilla press slam slamming Helmsley to the canvas. Henry counters a pedigree attempt with a backdrop. Henry attempts the Slop Drop but Hunter hangs onto the top rope. Helmsley rolls Godwinn up and holds the ropes for leverage for the win. (**. A basic match but they seem to have their formula worked out where they kept the pace going and it was a quick match to watch.) After the match, Henry gets some level of revenge by dumping slop onto Helmsley.
Fifth Contest: Fatu vs. Owen Hart: Fatu clotheslines Owen to start the match and sends Hart to the outside. Owen returns to the ring and slaps Fatu followed by an eye poke. Fatu no sells being rammed into the top turnbuckle because he likes that sort of thing. Fatu drops Owen with a head butt and catapults Owen chest first into the corner. Fatu rams Owen head first into the corner several times. Fatu drops Owen with a throat thrust for a two count. Fatu misses a spear and hits the ring post shoulder first. Hart comes off the ropes to hit a swinging neck breaker and jumps onto Fatu’s back while he is over the middle rope. Owen hits a kick to the side of the head and Fatu rolls to the apron. Owen misses a splash in the corner and Fatu hits an atomic drop. Fatu backdrops Owen and clotheslines Hart in the corner to maintain his momentum. Fatu hits a running bulldog but gets distracted by Mr. Fuji. Owen can’t get the advantage but does when Fuji hits Fatu with the flag. Owen hits a simple clothesline to win the match. (*. That was rather uninspiring and the finish seemed to be botched. A poorly executed match all around.)
Sixth Contest: Razor Ramon vs. Dean Douglas: Douglas takes Ramon to the canvas with an arm drag and keeps the advantage after taking Razor down to the canvas and slapping the back of his head a few times. Ramon takes Douglas over with a fall away slam and clotheslines Dean over the top to the floor. Ramon works over Dean’s shoulder for a few moments and lifts Dean up only to send him crashing back down to the canvas. Ramon atomic drops Douglas and attempts the Razors Edge but is backdropped over the top to the floor. Douglas goes to the floor to continue working over Ramon. Douglas tries to hit Ramon with a chair but the referee prevents him from using it. Dean is able to drop Ramon with a running clothesline, though. Dean stomps away on Ramon and heads to the top rope hitting a double axe handle. Douglas scoop slams Ramon and hits a running springboard splash from the middle rope for a near fall.
Douglas clotheslines Ramon and heads to the top rope hitting a twisting cross body but Ramon rolls through for a near fall. Dean regains control with a dropkick which gets a two count. Dean sends Razor into the corner several times and hits a back breaker before taunting the fans. Douglas is caught coming off the top rope and Ramon hits a choke slam. Ramon ducks a clothesline and the referee is knocked down. Ramon clotheslines Douglas but there isn’t a referee for the cover attempt. The referee calls for the bell signaling for a disqualification. After the match, Ramon drives Douglas to the canvas with the Razors Edge. (**1/2. There was some decent action in this one as they seemed to work rather well together. The finish was less than desired, though.)
Main Event: WWF World Champion Diesel vs. Yokozuna: Diesel hammers away on Yokozuna and yanks Yoko down by his hair. Diesel big boots Yoko to the floor. Diesel goes for a running clothesline but Yoko hits a Samoan Drop and follows up with a clothesline of his own. Yoko keeps the champ on the canvas with a nerve hold. Yoko misses an elbow drop but keeps control after a leg drop. Yoko attempts the Bonzai Drop but Diesel rolls out of the way and pins Yoko after he crashed to the canvas. (DUD. Two limited guys makes for a pretty bad viewing experience.) After the match, Owen Hart comes in for a run-in but is met with a power bomb.
This is a prime example of how bad WWF 1995 could be at times. Having the roster split for two different tours made for a bad show in-ring wise here in Austria. They had some top names for drawing power but it didn’t translate into good in-ring action. A bad overall house show by the WWF.
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