Rebooking The WWF: Week 39, 1994
WWF RAW 9/26/1994
1. The British Bulldog defeated Tom Stevens in 2:09 following a running power slam. During the match, pre-tape comments from Bulldog were aired with Bulldog declaring to be ready for the opportunity to get in the ring with the WWF World Champion on October 30th and win the WWF World Championship from King Yokozuna.
2. The Heavenly Bodies defeated Men on a Mission in 8:15 when Del Ray pinned Mabel following a moonsault. After the match, the Bodies vented about not being part of the options to challenge the Smoking Gunns for the titles on October 30th and how they are going to make sure the WWF officials will regret that.
3. Kings Court w/ King Yokozuna, Jim Cornette & Mr. Fuji: Jerry Lawler is back with the Kings Court and sang the praises of the new WWF World Champion and the king of the WWF, King Yokozuna. That brings out the champion and his managers for an interview. Jim Cornette starts off reminding us that at one point, Johnny Polo had tried to steal his clients and Cornette was out of the WWF. However, once Polo realized he was in over his head and bailed on the WWF, King Yokozuna and Mr. Fuji begged him to return and he did that for a hefty price and that paid off by leading Yokozuna to the WWF World Championship over the seemingly unbeatable Undertaker. Cornette has created his own monster of royalty and he will be the WWF World Champion for as long as he wants to be. Lawler brings up the three challengers that the WWF fans will be able to vote on which includes the Undertaker, the British Bulldog and Bret Hart. Cornette laughs at the options as Yokozuna just squashed Undertaker like a bug last night, the British Bulldog doesn’t have a strong enough bite to effect Yokozuna and Bret Hart is a shell of himself since he lost the WWF World Championship last year. Cornette tells Lawler that there isn’t anyone in the WWF or anywhere for that matter that can dethrone King Yokozuna and that’s a fact!
4. Bam-Bam Bigelow defeated Chris Storm in 2:13 following a diving head butt.
5. Duke Droese Vignette: Duke Droese is on the streets throwing trash into a garbage truck when he sees the camera and tells the WWF fans that he is heading to the WWF to toss the likes of King Yokozuna, Bam-Bam Bigelow, Crush and any other piece of garbage into the Trash Compactor. “Duke Droese… Coming Soon” ends the segment.
6. Lex Luger/Diesel Confrontation: Jim Ross brings out Lex Luger for an interview. Ross asks Luger what is on his mind and Lex makes it crystal clear that he is furious that he was not part of the list of challengers for the WWF World Championship. Sure, he may have lost to the Undertaker at WrestleMania and King of the Ring, but he crushed Bret Hart’s dreams at SummerSlam last year and his loss at SummerSlam this year was a miscarriage of justice. He doesn’t even want to talk about the British Bulldog and how he isn’t a worthy challenger for any championship since he can’t even keep his wife around, he certainly wouldn’t be able to hold a championship long, either. Luger puts himself over as a specimen like no other and claims to have 3% body fat and could defeat any bum in the World Wrestling Federation. At that moment, former WWF World Tag Team Champion Diesel strolls down to the ring and enters to confront Luger. Diesel tells Luger that he has respect for him but hearing him complain is making him sick to his stomach. Diesel puts over his height and notes that he would be able to press slam Luger back down to reality that Luger is no longer the best in the WWF. Lex cuts Diesel off and says that Diesel hasn’t done anything in the WWF on his own and is just a tag team wrestler. “You’re nothing but a background player for Shawn Michaels and everyone knows it.” Diesel responds by saying maybe he should breakout of the background then. At that moment, Diesel strikes Luger with a forearm shot and sends Luger to the floor following a big boot. Luger runs up the aisle way holding his mouth as Diesel plays to the crowd and wants Lex to return to the ring to end the segment.
7. WWF Intercontinental Champion Scott Steiner defeated Chris Benoit in 10:38 following a Frankensteiner. After the match, Benoit attacked Steiner and sent him shoulder first into the ring steps. Benoit got on the microphone and taunted Steiner saying that he was lucky he wasn’t an option for In Your House because he is the man who would beat Steiner for the WWF Intercontinental Championship.
8. Owen Hart defeated AJ Fatal in 2:04 following a missile dropkick.
9. Razor Ramon Interview: Jim Ross conducted an interview with Razor Ramon regarding his recent feud with Carlos Vega. Ramon tells Ross that sometimes your past comes back into your life and you have to fight that past. That’s what he did with Carlos Vega and he was able prevent his past from affecting his future here in the World Wrestling Federation. Ramon reminds Ross that he is a former WWF Intercontinental Champion and although he wasn’t selected as a challenger for either singles championship at In Your House, he is confident that he will get another shot to hold gold in the WWF. Ramon finishes off saying that he finished off Carlos Vega and now he is in his past. Now, it’s about the future and being a future champion again in the WWF.
10. Ludvig Borga defeated Damien Wolf in 2:45 following a shoulder breaker.
11. Ron Simmons & Tatanka Interview: Vince McMahon brings out the new team of Ron Simmons and Tatanka for an interview. McMahon asks Simmons and Tatanka what their problem is. Simmons seems to be annoyed by that comment and tells McMahon that HE is their problem. Simmons recalls again for us how he came to the WWF and slammed King Yokozuna. Simmons was waving the American flag and being everything that the fans wanted, but he wasn’t what he wanted to be. What he wanted to be was a champion. He was too concerned about making the fans happy that he was losing matches to a model of all people. Simmons was never given a chance to go after the WWF World Championship because McMahon knows he would have won the championship. “You never brought people like us, Vince. You promote the Bret Harts, the Hulk Hogan’s… but not Ron Simmons or my brother Tatanka.” Tatanka chimes in and reminds Vince that won the WWF Intercontinental Championship and never got a rematch when he was screwed of it. When he won the title the fans turned their back on him and didn’t care about him. Tatanka says that Simmons talked to him one night and he realized he speaks the truth. They aren’t going to wait around and get respect… they are going to beat that respect out anyone that tries to hold them down. Tatanka asks what did McMahon do when Doink disrespected his headdress awhile ago? “That’s right, you did nothing and that always bothered me. I don’t have your respect and now everyone is going to have to deal with our anger.” Simmons chimes back in and says that they are leading a movement. You can call them The Movement and suggests that he will get others to join their mission to fight for respect and opportunities in the World Wrestling Federation.
12. Doink the Clown & Hughie The Clown/Smoking Gunns Backstage Brawl: Backstage, Todd Pettengill is about to interview the WWF World Tag Team Champions the Smoking Gunns until Doink and Hughie the Clown come out from nowhere and dump buckets of water over the champions leading to a beat down of the champs. Doink and Hughie toss Billy and Bart into the walls and into a catering table. They scare off Todd before being escorted out of the area by officials as they both laugh hysterically.
13. Crush defeated Bob Holly in 4:59 with the Kona Vice.
14. The Undertaker defeated Jeff Jarrett by disqualification in 6:14 when Scott Norton interfered and attacked The Undertaker with a steel chair and hitting a shoulder breaker.
WWF Superstars 10/1/1994
1. The Headshrinkers defeated Steve Combs & Joe Cage in 2:43 when Fatu pinned Cage following a top rope splash.
2. Hunter Hearst Helmsley Interview: Jim Ross conducted an interview with Hunter Hearst Helmsley who appeared to be annoyed. Helmsley tells Ross that he is annoyed with a WWF superstar who is promoting themselves as being something that they are not. Ross inquires who that person is. Hunter says that the person he is talking about claims to be the perfect wrestler, but he doesn’t recall a match that the superstar won of significance. Ross asks if he is talking about Mr. Perfect, which Hunter confirms. Hunter says that he has an undefeated record in the WWF and if anyone were to call themselves Mr. Perfect, it should be him. Helmsley believes that Perfect is far past his time and should retire so that fans can remember him in a somewhat positive manner. Hunter tells Ross that he is the man fans should idolize and wish to grow up to be… not someone like Mr. Perfect. If anything, Mr. Perfect should be known as Mr. Imperfection, which he will be if they square off and fans will realize just how superior he is.
3. Carlos Vega defeated Jeremy Sydal in 1:18 following a spinning heel kick.
4. Arn Anderson defeated Barry Horowitz in 2:26 following a spine buster.
5. Bret Hart Interview: Vince McMahon conducted an interview with Bret Hart regarding a possible match with King Yokozuna to possibly regain the WWF World Championship. Hart talks about his life being turn upside down when lost the belt back at SummerSlam last year but after a few months of torture, he was able to overcome the odds and got his momentum back. He got a measure of revenge over Lex Luger at this years SummerSlam and his path of redemption continues until he regains the WWF World Championship. He has all the confidence that he can beat King Yokozuna because he has more ability and more heart than the WWF World Champion. Bret asks the fans to give him the opportunity to prove that by showing Yokozuna why he is the best there is, the best there was and the best there ever will be!
6. Mr. Perfect defeated Bill Wright in 2:13 following the Perfect Plex. After the match, Hunter Hearst Helmsley appeared on the aisle way mock clapping for Mr. Perfect acting rather unimpressed.
7. John Bradshaw defeated Jerry Lawler in 6:19 after a lariat.
WWF Wrestling Challenge 10/2/1994
1. Hunter Hearst Helmsley defeated Chris Kanyon in 3:22 following the Pedigree
2. Marty Jannetty & The Kamikaze Kid defeated Paul Williams & Mike Peterson in 3:06 when Jannetty pinned Williams after the Rocker Dropper.
3. Lex Luger defeated Mark Starr in 2:54 with the Torture Rack.
4. Razor Ramon defeated IRS in 7:21 following a Razors Edge.
Bob Colling Jr. View All
34-year-old currently living in Syracuse, New York. Long-time fan of the New York Mets, Chicago Bulls, and Minnesota Vikings. An avid fan of professional wrestling and write reviews/articles on the product. Usually focusing on old-school wrestling.
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