WWF Action Zone 1/15/1995

Written by: Bob Colling

World Wrestling Federation presents Action Zone
Date: 1/15/1995
From: Liberty, NY

1.) Bam-Bam Bigelow defeated 1-2-3 Kid
2.) Jeff Jarrett defeated Walter Snow
3.) Bob Backlund defeated Nick Tarentino
4.) Jim Neidhart defeated Jim Dyer
4.) Mabel defeated John Doe
5.) Mantaur defeated Buck Quartermaine

Angle Developments/Notes:
1.) Kid starts off with several kicks to Bigelow’s legs to start the match. Kid delivers a few more kicks to the midsection, but Bigelow stops Kid with a headbutt. Bigelow misses a splash in the corner and Kid almost wins with a rollup. Bigelow works over Kid with several headbutts. Kid fights back with a strike and a standing dropkick. Bigelow cuts off Kid with a clothesline. Bigelow misses a shoulder strike in the corner and gets dropkicked off the apron. Kid hits a running baseball slide as we go to commercial. Kid delivers another kick in the corner. Bigelow tosses Kid over the top to the floor by Kid’s hair. Bigelow press slams Kid for a two count. Bigelow knocks Kid to the floor following another headbutt. Bigelow keeps a sleeper on Kid, but Kid breaks free only for Bigelow to deliver a leaping kick. Bigelow takes Kid over with a vertical suplex and doesn’t quickly followup. Bigelow has Kid over his shoulder with a Torture Rack. Bigelow counters a back suplex attempt landing on top. Kid slams Bigelow off the top rope and nearly wins with a rollup. Kid goes to the top rope and gets caught on a crossbody. Bigelow hits a slam and earns the clean win. (**. A decent match, but I was hoping for something more fast paced and exciting. This didn’t deliver in that regard. I would consider this a big win for the Corporation as the group needs some momentum and this victory can help them can creditability heading into 1995.)

2.) Kama gets another vignette promoting himself as the toughest athlete and he’s coming to the WWF soon.

3.) Bob Backlund refused to let go of the chicken wing following his match. Several officials and enhancement guys came out to pull Backlund off. Backlund puts the hold on another enhancement wrestler. The fans are chanting for WWF World Champion Diesel.

4.) A vignette promoting a new wrestler named Man Mountain Rock is shown. He’s formerly known as Maxx Payne in WCW and he’s arriving to the WWF soon.

5.) Next week, Bob Holly will be in action against Tatanka.

Final Thoughts:
Kid/Bigelow was far better than what was shown last week, that’t for sure. I don’t see Backlund getting back to the main event scene despite the promotion here. Holly vs. Tatanka next week could be a solid match.

Thanks for reading.

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