Rebooking The WWF: Week 15, 1994
Just one more week until the next pay per view! There is a special Boston Gardens show, though!
WWF RAW 4/11/1994
1. Bret Hart defeated Mike Evans in 2:07 with the Sharpshooter. After the match, IRS ran out and attempted to hit Bret with the steel briefcase but missed. Bret locked in the Sharpshooter until several officials came out to break Bret off of IRS.
2. Kings Court w/ Ted DiBiase: Jerry Lawler welcomes everyone to the greatest talk show in the history of pro wrestling and continues to put down Roddy Piper. Lawler thinks Piper is afraid to show his face in the WWF because of what Lawler did to him at WrestleMania X. Lawler introduces his guest, the richest man in WWF history, Ted DiBiase! DiBiase comes out looking rather gleeful and shakes hands with Lawler. Lawler wants to know what is Ted’s obsession with the Hart Family. DiBiase tells Lawler that it isn’t an obsession. Instead, he is just wants to erase the family name from the wrestling history books and replace it with his own. At some point he and Bret Hart will meet again and Ted believes that Bret will not prevail over him a second time. But, for the time being he has his eyes set on the British Bulldog and his wife, Diane. Lawler smirks and asks why he cares about Diana. DiBiase believes that the British Bulldog isn’t big enough of a man to keep Diane happy. But, Ted believes he is. DiBiase goes on to say not only is he successful in the ring, but he is also extremely successful with his bank account. At the end of the segment, Ted asks Diana to look at the Bulldog and ask herself if she is truly happy being with a loser or if she would be happy with the richest man she has ever had the pleasure to meet.
3. Jeff Jarrett defeated Eric Harris in 2:34 following a jumping DDT.
4. WWF World Champion the Undertaker defeated Damien Wolf in 2:15 following a tombstone piledriver. During the match, Lex Luger shared some comments saying that in due time the WWF World Championship will come back to him at any means necessary!
5. Bam-Bam Bigelow/Undertaker Promo Video: The video starts at WrestleMania IX where Bigelow was able to beat Taker with a fireball and took Taker out of action for five months. Taker returned to action against Bigelow at SummerSlam 1993 to win a Last Man Standing match. They would have another showdown at Madison Square Garden, which was unsanctioned. Now, on April 23rd they meet for the biggest prize of them all… the WWF World Championship. Can Bigelow beat Taker a second time or will the Undertaker successfully defend against his most hated rival in recent memory?
6. Hulk Hogan Interview: Vince McMahon conducted a sit down interview with Hulk Hogan within the past several days to talk about WrestleMania X and Ric Flair. McMahon know how important the match with Flair at Mania was to Hogan and he can only imagine how the Hulkster feels after losing the match. Hogan talks about how they almost fought in 1991 but the match never took place on the biggest stage of them all, WrestleMania. He got his chance to beat Flair three years later and he had Flair right where he wanted, but got screwed by some masked coward. Hogan knows that he is the better man and it is hurting him inside to know that he let all the fans down. Hulk tells McMahon that he has two goals in mind. First, he is going to get his hands on the masked man and reveal his identity. Second, he will get Flair in the ring a second time and this time, he will prove to be the better man!
7. Scott Norton defeated Billy Williams in 2:09 following a shoulder breaker.
8. WWF Intercontinental Champion Rick Martel defeated Tatanka in 7:35 with a school boy using the tights for extra leverage.
WWF Superstars 4/16/1994
1. Randy Savage defeated Tom Stone in 2:57 following a top rope elbow drop. During the match, Johnny Polo cut a promo saying that Ludvig Borga will be the man to put Savage into retirement!
2. British Bulldog & Diana Smith Interview: Vince McMahon conducted an interview with the British Bulldog and his wife, Diana Smith earlier in the week. McMahon apologizes to Diana for DiBiase’s comments on RAW. He asks Bulldog what is going on in his mind right now. Bulldog says that for the past eight or so months DiBiase has been trying to drive a wedge in the Hart Family and ruin their lives. Bulldog doesn’t regret getting involved to help Bret Hart and would do it again because you have to stick with your family. Bulldog tells McMahon that DiBiase has angered him to a level he has never been at before. On April 23rd, Bulldog will destroy DiBiase and make sure there isn’t enough money in the world to put DiBiase’s broken body back together again.
3. IRS defeated Greg Jennings in 2:09 after a lariat.
4. The Headshrinkers defeated Hank Johnson & PJ Walker when Fatu pinned Johnson after a top rope big splash.
5. Scott Norton Interview: Jim Ross conducted an interview with Scott Norton, who had Jeff Jarrett by his side. Ross brings up Norton’s match with Perfect on April 23rd and asks if Norton will be able to get the job done that Jarrett failed at? Jarrett doesn’t appreciate the cheap shot and begins to tell Ross that he was robbed at WrestleMania until Norton calms him down. Norton towers over Ross and tells him simply… “April 23rd… the job will get done.”
6. Razor Ramon defeated Greg Robinson in 2:13 following the Razors Edge. During the match, Carlos Vega shared pre-tape comments saying that he will wake Razor Ramon up and make the Bad Guy return to his previous evil mindset.
7. Quebecer Jacques defeated Marty Jannetty in 7:04 when Pierre hit Jannetty with a hockey stick shot when Jannetty went for a top rope fist drop.
WWF Wrestling Challenge 4/17/1994
1. Ron Simmons defeated Beau Beverly in 3:05 following a spine buster. During the match, WWF Intercontinental Champion Rick Martel and Tamara came out to ringside and kissed to taunt Simmons, which didn’t work.
2. Ted DiBiase/British Bulldog Promo Video: The video starts off with DiBiase’s comments from RAW and how he is seeking to win over Bulldog’s wife. We also see the response from Bulldog on Superstars. Can DiBiase continue to get under the Hart Family skin or will Bulldog be able to shut DiBiase up once and for all?
3. Crush defeated Jeremy Sydal in 2:57 with the Kona Vice.
4. The Steiner Brothers defeated AJ Fatal & Mike Bell in 4:18 when Scott pinned Fatal.
5. Razor Ramon Promo Video: The video starts off with Ramon’s victory over Shawn Michaels to become the WWF Intercontinental Champion in late ’93 only to hold it for a month and lose it to Rick Martel. His failed attempts at winning the title back and his loss to Bigelow at WrestleMania X. The video turns to Carlos Vega and some of his comments about being the man who made Ramon the toughest man in Miami and how Ramon has made him disappointed to be associated with him. Can Ramon get back on track or will Carlos Vega influence Ramon’s career?
6. Jerry Lawler defeated Jack Riley in 3:08 following a piledriver.
7. WWF World Tag Team Champions Diesel & Shawn Michaels defeated Men on a Mission in 8:55 when Diesel pinned Mo following a powerbomb. After the match, the Steiner Brothers ran down and began to brawl with the champions until several officials came out to break them up.
World Wrestling Federation Boston Garden
From: Boston, MA
Attendance: 13, 830
Announcers: Vince McMahon & Bobby Heenan
Vince McMahon and Bobby Heenan welcome everyone to the WWF on NESN for a live event at the famous Boston Garden! McMahon hypes up the show which will feature a tag team main event that will see WWF World Champion the Undertaker team with Razor Ramon to take on Lex Luger and Bam-Bam Bigelow! Also, the WWF World Tag Team Championships will be defended when Diesel and Shawn Michaels defend against the Steiner Brothers! Heenan chimes in to say that Luger and Bigelow will take care of business and put the team of the Undertaker and Ramon six feet under. Heenan also believes that the gold will stay with Diesel and Michaels because the Steiner Brothers are morons and don’t know what to takes to beat them!
Jerry Lawler’s music hits to start the show and the King walks out with a microphone. He talks about how the people in Boston talk funny and support nothing but losers. So, naturally they are going to root for his opponent tonight, Ron Simmons. Lawler says he doesn’t care how many muscles Simmons has, the King isn’t going to stay down long enough to lose.
Opening Contest: Jerry Lawler vs. Ron Simmons: Simmons hammers away on Lawler as the bell rings and the fans are fully behind Simmons to put Lawler in his place! Simmons hit a snap power slam for a near fall and Lawler bailed to the apron. Lawler got the advantage by dropping Simmons throat first across the top rope. Lawler’s offense was rather basic keeping Simmons on the mat and hitting a back breaker. Late in the bout, Simmons backdrops Lawler to counter a pile driver attempt and puts the King away with a spine buster for the win! (Ron Simmons over Jerry Lawler, 7:25, **1/4) After the match, Simmons plays to the crowd and signals that the WWF Intercontinental Championship is going to be his next Saturday night at In Your House.
Backstage, Todd Pettengill is talking to the Steiner Brothers. They are prepared for tonight and believe that they will win the WWF World Tag Team Championships tonight instead of on April 23rd!
Backstage, Mean Gene is with the WWF World Tag Team Champions Shawn Michaels and Diesel. Michaels laughs at the suggestion that the gold will be leaving them tonight. He knows that they are the better team and they will be proven tonight and on April 23rd.
Second Contest: WWF World Tag Team Champions Diesel & Shawn Michaels vs. the Steiner Brothers: Shawn and Rick started the match with Rick getting the better of Michaels with several go behind take downs and a back suplex. Michaels poked Rick in the eyes to get the cheap advantage and kept control with a scoop slam. Shawn and Diesel worked over Rick in the corner with strikes until Diesel brought him out of the corner to hit a side slam for a near fall. Diesel continued his attack by dropping Rick throat first across the top rope and face first across the top turnbuckle. Rick is able to duck a big boot and hit an overhead belly to belly suplex. That allowed Rick to tag in Scott who entered and cleaned house clotheslining Diesel and knocking Michaels off the apron. Scott pummels Diesel in the corner as the fans are pumped. Scott misses an attack in the corner and Diesel hits a vertical suplex. Diesel comes off the ropes to hit a leg drop for a near fall. Diesel chokes Scott in the corner before tagging in Michaels. Michaels enters and begins to deliver jabs and sends Scott into the ropes to deliver a back elbow shot. Michaels plants Scott with a pile driver and heads to the top rope for an elbow drop but Rick distracts him and Scott is able to get up and tosses Michaels off the middle rope with an overhead belly to belly suplex! Scott gets up and sends Michaels into the ropes where he looks to hit a double under hook suplex, but Diesel enters and nailed Scott with one of the championships to cause a disqualification. After the match, Rick Steiner enters and punches Diesel to the floor and backdrops Michaels over the top onto Diesel! (Steiner Brothers over Diesel & Michaels by DQ, 10:08, ***)
Backstage, Todd Pettengill is with Scott Norton and Jeff Jarrett. Jarrett continues to get aggravated when Pettengill talks about Jarrett failing to beat Perfect at WrestleMania X. Jarrett tells Pettengill that Norton will put Perfect in his place and it’s likely that Perfect won’t even make it to April 23rd!
Third Contest: Mr. Perfect vs. Scott Norton: Jarrett tries to attack Perfect before the bell, but Perfect is able to side step him and sends Jarrett over the top to the floor. Norton clubs Perfect from behind to get the early advantage. Norton is working over Perfect’s lower back with several forearm strikes. Norton slams Perfect down to the mat and drives his knee into his lower back several times. Norton connects with two back breakers but can’t get a three count. Norton picks Perfect up but Perfect begins to fight back with right hands and a standing dropkick. Perfect charges towards the corner but Norton avoids him and hits a gut buster to regain control. Late in the match, Norton goes for a shoulder breaker, but Perfect wiggles out and hits a neck breaker for a two count. Perfect comes off the ropes but Jarrett trips him and pulls Perfect to the floor. Norton distracts the referee while Jarrett sends Perfect into the ring post and ring steps! The referee counts Perfect out and Norton wins by count-out. (Scott Norton over Mr. Perfect by count-out, 7:23, **1/4) After the match, Jarrett and Norton taunt the fans until Perfect slides in with a steel chair and whacks both men over the back to send them to the floor and the crowd chants for Perfect!
Fourth Contest: Doink the Clown vs. Owen Hart: Doink squirts water into Owen’s face and is met with a series of right hands for doing so. Owen pulls Doink’s jacket over his head and pummels him with right uppercuts. Owen sends Doink into the ropes and hit a spinning heel kick for a near fall. Doink bails to the floor where Owen takes Doink out with a slingshot cross body on the floor! Owen returns to the ring after rolling Doink in but is kicked in the midsection by Doink. Doink hit a gut wrench suplex for a near fall. Doink continues his offense with a snap suplex and reverse neck breaker for a near fall. Doink heads to the top rope but Owen crotches Doink and manages to hit a superplex! Owen hits a side Russian leg sweep and a back breaker for a near fall. Late in the match, Owen tried for the Sharpshooter but Doink was able to power out of it and Owen goes shoulder first into the ring post. Owen staggers out and Doink hits a German suplex. Doink heads to the top and hits the Whoopee Cushion to win the match! (Doink the Clown over Owen Hart, 8:46, ***) After the match, Doink taunts the fans while Owen has a hard time getting to his feet.
Backstage, Mean Gene is standing with Ted DiBiase and IRS. Gene hypes up there match with Bret Hart and British Bulldog. DiBiase tells Gene that tonight he gets to get revenge on Bret Hart and a chance to impress Diana when he beats Bulldog a week before their singles match. IRS chimes in to say that Money Inc. hasn’t lost a step and they will prove they are the greatest tag team to ever compete in the World Wrestling Federation.
Backstage, Todd Pettengill is standing with Bret Hart and the British Bulldog. Pettengill asks Bret how he feels about competing again against a man who impacted his life so greatly for the past eight months. Bret tells Pettengill that he took care of DiBiase at WrestleMania X, but he is here for Bulldog and for his sister, Diana, now. Bulldog chimes in to say that DiBiase failed at beating Bret and he will fail at beating the British Bulldog. He is going to issue just a taste of what DiBiase should expect at In Your House on April 23rd.
Fifth Contest: Money Inc. vs. Bret Hart & the British Bulldog: Bret and IRS start the match with both men trading mat wrestling holds. IRS gets the cheap advantage with a back elbow and scoop slams Bret down to get the control of the bout. IRS works over Bret’s left shoulder for a few moments and gets a near fall. IRS misses a clothesline and Bret connects with a hooking clothesline to get the momentum in his favor. Bret takes IRS over with snap suplex for a near fall. Moments later, Bret attempts a dropkick but IRS holds onto the ropes to cause Bret to crash down to the mat. IRS delivers a back breaker and tags out to DiBiase. DiBiase lets out a laugh before he stomps away on Bret and drives the Hitman down to the canvas with a vertical suplex. DiBiase continues his offense with a double axe handle off the middle rope and proceeds to taunt Bulldog. DiBiase tries for the Million Dollar Dream but Hart is able to ram DiBiase back first into a corner to break free. Hart ducks under a clothesline and nearly pins DiBiase with a crucifix roll up. Bret continued his offense with a running bulldog and tagged in Bulldog. DiBiase stumbled to his feet and retreated upon seeing Bulldog and tagged in IRS. IRS hesitated getting into the ring but Bulldog slingshot him into the ring anyway! DiBiase decides to ditch IRS and walks towards the back while Bulldog plants IRS with a running powerslam to win the match! (Bret Hart & the British Bulldog over Money Inc., 10:42, **1/2) After the match, IRS rolls to the floor wondering what happened to DiBiase. In the ring, Bulldog and Hart celebrate the victory.
Sixth Contest: Marty Jannetty vs. Quebecer Pierre: Jannetty wastes no time when he took both Pierre and Johnny Polo out with a slingshot cross body on the floor. Jannetty sent Pierre back into the ring and went to the top rope but Polo held his foot to allow Pierre to get up and hit a superplex for a near fall. Pierre followed up his offense with a senton splash. Pierre attempted a jumping DDT but Jannetty got out of the hold and hit a hurricanrana for a two count. Jannetty also dropkicked Polo off the apron to prevent interference. Pierre ended up getting some solid offense in that included a Samoan Drop and an exploder suplex. However, late in the match Jannetty got out of a powerbomb to hit a reverse neck breaker Jannetty jumped off the top and hit a fist drop to win the match. (Marty Jannetty over Quebecer Pierre, 7:58, **3/4)
Backstage, Mean Gene is talking to Razor Ramon. Gene brings up how this is Razor’s second match since returning from his brutal match with Bigelow at WrestleMania X. Razor tells Gene that he is recharged and the Bad Guy is back stronger, faster and better than ever. Ramon says that he has the toughest guy he knows as his partner and looks forward to beating Luger and Bigelow all around the Boston Garden!
Seventh Contest: Randy Savage vs. Crush: Crush gets the early advantage on Savage with several right hands in the corner and hit a side slam for a near fall early on. Crush focused on Randy’s lower back and delivered a back breaker for a two count. Crush followed up with a vertical suplex and a middle rope knee drop but couldn’t put Savage away. Savage was able to avoid a middle rope fist drop and made his comeback with a series of clotheslines and a scoop slam. Savage jumps off the top rope and hit a double axe handle for a near fall. Late in the match, Ludvig Borga came out to distract Savage but Crush ended up colliding with Borga and Savage was able to roll Crush up for the win! (Randy Savage over Crush, 7:22, **1/2) After the match, Borga enters the ring and attacks Savage. Borga is able to hit a shoulder breaker two times. Borga and Crush stand over Savage to end the segment.
Backstage, Mean Gene is standing with Bam-Bam Bigelow and Lex Luger. Bigelow talks about how he has beaten both the Undertaker and Razor Ramon and he knows what it takes to beat them. Luger chimes in to say that their combined strength will be no match. Luger also notes that the WWF World Championship will be coming back to him one way or another. Bigelow looks at Luger and scoffs at that comment before they head to the ring.
Main Event: WWF World Champion the Undertaker & Razor Ramon vs. Lex Luger & Bam-Bam Bigelow: Luger and Ramon started the match with Luger wanting to do a test of strength. Ramon followed through with it and Luger got the better of Ramon for a few moments. Razor got to his feet but Luger controlled him following a knee lift to the midsection. Luger keeps the offense basic with right hands before hitting a power slam for a near fall. Ramon is able to duck a clothesline and drops Luger with a series of right hands and a discus clothesline of his own. Luger is able to prevent Ramon from tagging out and holds Ramon down to tag in Bigelow. Bigelow controls Ramon in the corner with a series of shoulder rams. Bigelow attempts a spear in the corner but Ramon side steps Bigelow and he hits the ring post shoulder first! Ramon gets a near fall after a back suplex. The Undertaker is tagged in and he enters to thrust Bigelow several times and scares Luger off the apron. Taker sends Bigelow into the ropes and hits a leaping clothesline followed by a side slam for a near fall. Taker tries to walk the top rope but Bigelow is able to yank the champ off and sends Taker crashing down to the canvas to get the advantage. Bigelow gets up and hits a vertical suplex before tagging in Luger who quickly hammers away on Taker to keep the advantage. Luger pummels Taker in the corner and turns his back to taunt the fans. That allows Taker to grab Luger by the throat and toss him into the corner where he delivers with a flurry of punches. Taker clotheslines Luger in the corner and walks the top rope to jump down across Luger’s shoulders. Late in the match, the Undertaker prevents Luger from sliding a chair into the ring and they brawl on the floor. Ramon tries to hit the Razor’s Edge but Bigelow backdrops out of it and manages to powerbomb Ramon! Bigelow climbs to the top and hits a flying head butt. Luger prevents Taker from entering the ring and Bigelow pins Ramon for the win! (Bam-Bam Bigelow & Lex Luger over the Undertaker & Razor Ramon, 14:05, ***) After the match, the Undertaker sends Luger into the ring post to break free from him and enters the ring only for Bigelow to bail to the floor. The Undertaker poses for the crowd over a fallen Ramon while Bigelow and Luger retreat backstage the victors of the main event.