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Rebooking The WWF: Week 47, 1994 (Survivor Series)

WWF RAW 11/21/1994
1. Marty Jannetty defeated Rick Martel in 3:05 following the Rocker Dropper. During the match, Tamara called in saying that she has been scouting for someone who is ready for Primetime and that man will be in the WWF soon.
2. Chris Benoit defeated Greg Edwards in 2:44 following a diving head butt.
3. Kings Court w/Bret Hart: Jerry Lawler introduces the “overrated, whiny” Bret Hart for an interview. Hart comes out for the interview and is greeted with a good reaction from the fans. Lawler hypes up Bret’s upcoming match against Ron Simmons this Wednesday at Survivor Series. Hart tells Lawler and the fans that Simmons has all the talent in the world, but to claim that the WWF is holding him back because of the color of his skin is ludicrous. Bret didn’t appreciate getting screwed a few weeks ago on RAW when Simmons cost Hart his rematch with King Yokozuna for the WWF World Championship. Bret knows that Simmons is looking to make a name for himself and be seen as a credible challenge, but it will not come at the expense of the Hitman at the Survivor Series. Hart says he is going to survive at the pay per view and he will reclaim the WWF World Championship to end the segment.
4. Lex Luger defeated Tom Thomas in 2:22 with the Torture Rack. After the match, Diesel enters the ring and brawls with Luger until security breaks them off.
5. Mr. Perfect defeated Frank Goodman in 2:45 following the Perfect Plex. During the match, Hunter Hearst Helmsley cut a promo saying that he is the definition of perfection and Mr. Perfect will be retired thanks to the Dynasty.
6. Jim Cornette Interview: Jim Ross conducted an interview with Jim Cornette regarding his clients going after the WWF World Tag Team Championships and defending the WWF World Championship. Cornette tells Ross that the Heavenly Bodies are the greatest tag team and they have what it takes to dethrone the rodeo clowns the Smoking Gunns to win the WWF World Tag Team Championships. Then, in the main event, WWF World Champion King Yokozuna is going to squash the muscle up freak British Bulldog with the Bonzai Drop and retain the WWF World Championship. He is looking forward to walking out of Survivor Series with championship gold for his clients!
7. Owen Hart defeated Jim Norris in 2:48 following a missile dropkick.
8. The Kamikaze Kid defeated IRS in 5:07 following a moonsault
9. Chris Benoit Interview: Vince McMahon conducted an interview with Chris Benoit regarding his WWF Intercontinental Championship match against Scott Steiner this Wednesday. Benoit asks McMahon if he witnessed what he did earlier in the night because at Survivor Series he is going to dominate Scott Steiner and break his shoulder while winning championship gold. Benoit knows that Steiner is weakened and at Survivor Series Steiner is going to be crippled just like his brother Rick was.
10. Men On A Mission defeated Hank Hansom & Rick Freddie in 1:33 when Mabel pinned Freddie.
11. The Dynasty defeated Greg Jones, Virgil, Chris Kanyon, Rhino Richards & Paul Jones in 4:50 when Flair made Virgil submit to the figure four.
12. The British Bulldog & WWF World Tag Team Champions The Smoking Gunns defeated WWF World Champion King Yokozuna & The Heavenly Bodies in 14:19 when Bulldog pinned Yokozuna. After the match, Bulldog decked Jim Cornette off the apron and celebrated the win with the WWF World Championship. Could Bulldog walk out of Survivor Series as the WWF World Champion?

WWF Survivor Series
Date: 11/23/1994
From: San Antonio, TX
Announcers: Jim Ross & Bobby Heenan

Jim Ross and Bobby Heenan welcome everyone to San Antonio for the Survivor Series! Ross hypes up the huge show hyping up the five on five tag match between the Dynasty and Hulkamania. Heenan doesn’t think Hogan can trust all of his partners and he certainly wouldn’t trust Mr. Perfect. Also tonight, WWF World Champion King Yokozuna defends against the British Bulldog. Heenan believes that Bulldog is all bark and doesn’t have the bite to win the championship from royalty tonight. Ross also promotes Ron Simmons taking on Bret Hart in singles action before sending us to the ring for a championship match to kickoff the pay per view!

Opening Contest: WWF World Tag Team Champions The Smoking Gunns vs. The Heavenly Bodies: A well worked tag match to kick off the program with Pritchard and Del Ray nearly winning the titles on numerous occasions. Pritchard spiked Billy with a piledriver but wasn’t able to get a pin fall. Pritchard hit a side slam and Del Ray nearly pinned Billy following a moonsault. Billy planted Del Ray with a face buster and backdropped Pritchard over the top to the floor. Bart got the hot tag and press slammed Del Ray upon his entry. Bart also hit a snap power slam but only get a near fall on a cover attempt. Pritchard comes off the top looking for a cross body but is caught and Bart delivers a back breaker but keeps Tom over his knee so that Billy can come off the top to hit the Sidewinder and the Gunns retained the titles! (The Smoking Gunns defeated The Heavenly Bodies, 10:53, ***)

Backstage, Todd Pettengill interviews Shawn Michaels regarding his upcoming match with Tatanka. Michaels doesn’t know what Tatanka’s problems is, but the fact of the matter is that Michaels is better than Tatanka not due to skin color but because of his talents that Tatanka doesn’t have. He proved it last year when he regained the WWF Intercontinental Championship from Tatanka. Michaels tells us that 1995 is going to be his year and he isn’t ending 1994 on a bad note by losing to inferior opponent.

Second Contest: Tatanka vs. Shawn Michaels: Tatanka attacked Michaels during his entrance and sent Michaels back first into the guard railing several times before entering the ring. Tatanka comes off the top to nail Michaels with an overhand chop and got a near fall. Michaels would soon battle back with a jaw breaker and a leaping forearm strike for a two count. Michaels scoop slams Tatanka and stomps right on his face before going to the top rope looking for an elbow drop, but Tatanka gets up to crotch Shawn and hits a superplex for a near fall. Tatanka attempts a Samoan Drop but Michaels gets out of the move and hits a neck breaker. Michaels ducks a wild clothesline and hits a tear drop suplex before kipping up and going to the top rope. Michaels leaps off looking for an elbow drop, but Tatanka got up and stopped Michaels. Tatanka battled with Michaels before raking his eyes and managed to hit a middle rope Samoan Drop! Tatanka covers Michaels and gets the three count! (Tatanka defeated Shawn Michales, 9:14, **1/2)

A video highlighting the rise of Scott Steiner and winning the WWF Intercontinental Championship is aired

Third Contest: WWF Intercontinental Champion Scott Steiner vs. Chris Benoit: Benoit quickly goes to work on Steiner with kicks and chops in the corner before hitting a snap suplex for a one count. Benoit kept control with a knee strike to the champs midsection as Steiner ran the ropes. Benoit focused his attack on Steiner’s shoulder with knee strikes and a shoulder breaker but Scott kicked out on the cover attempt. Benoit quickly put a cross arm breaker on Steiner but was unable to get a submission. Benoit misses a clothesline and is met with an overhead belly to belly suplex but Steiner holds his shoulder and can’t follow up allowing Benoit to keep control of the bout. Benoit drives Steiner down with a German suplex and an impressive full nelson suplex with a bridge but Steiner rolls out of the cover at two. Benoit misses a splash in the corner and Steiner hit a double under hook power bomb for a near fall as Benoit got his boot on the bottom rope. Late in the match, Benoit hit a brain buster and head to the top rope but played to the fans for too long. That allowed Steiner to recover and hit a top rope Frankensteiner! Steiner goes for the cover and pins Benoit to retain the title. (Scott Steiner defeated Chris Benoit, 12:33, ***1/2)

Backstage, Todd Pettengill interviews Lex Luger who is looking at himself in a mirror. Luger tells Pettengill that he isn’t worried about his match with Diesel because there is nothing Diesel could do to him that would impact his incredibly body and good looks. Luger scoffs at Pettengill for suggesting that Diesel would be able to beat him before leaving the scene.

Fourth Contest: Diesel vs. Lex Luger in a no disqualification match: Luger enters the ring from behind and attempts to hit Diesel with his mirror but Diesel turns around and avoids the shot and kicks the mirror into Luger’s face before clotheslining Luger over the top to the floor. Diesel quickly follows and drives Lex face first into the ring steps and Luger is yelling “my face, my face.” Diesel drops Luger chest first across the guard railing before throwing Luger back into the ring and slides a chair in as well. Diesel plays to the crowd and steps over the top rope but is met with a chair shot from Luger over the head and Diesel crashes to the floor. Lex keeps touching his face worried about any damage and a sense of aggression comes over him. Luger has the chair with him as he nails Diesel over the back several times. Luger rolls Diesel into the ring and soon hits a vertical suplex for a near fall. Luger attempts a piledriver but Diesel backdrops Lex and nails Luger with a big boot. Diesel staggers to his feet and kicks Luger in the midsection before hitting at the Jackknife power bomb and drops down onto Luger for the victory. (Diesel defeated Lex Luger, 7:42, *1/4) After the match, Luger is seen being helped to the back covering his face while Diesel plays to the crowd.

A video promoting the recent attitude change in Ron Simmons and the formation of the Movement over recent weeks is aired.

Fifth Contest: Bret Hart vs. Ron Simmons: Early on, Hart worked over Simmons with strikes followed by a running bulldog and a side Russian leg sweep but only got a near fall. Simmons drove Hart chest first into the corner and hit a back suplex to get control in his favor. Simmons continues his offense with a running power slam and locked in a bear hug but Hart was able to battle his way out of the hold. Hart comes off the ropes but is stopped by a boot to the midsection and Simmons hit a gut wrench suplex for a near fall. Moments later, Simmons misses a spear in the corner and Hart hit a side slam before coming off the middle rope and hit a forearm drop for a near fall. Hart leaps off the middle rope to nail Simmons with an elbow strike and goes to lock in the Sharpshooter, but Simmons uses his legs to kick Hart into the corner chest first again. Simmons plants Hart with a reverse DDT but only gets a near fall. Simmons waits in the corner and hits a running football tackle a couple of times to knock Hart off his feet. Bret eventually leaps over the shoulder tackle attempt and rolls Simmons up for a near fall. Late in the match, Hart attempts a crucifix pin but Simmons drives Hart down to the mat instead. Simmons lifts Hart up and hits the Dominator to win the match right in the middle of the ring. (Ron Simmons defeated Bret Hart, 14:50, **1/2) After the match, Simmons blows snot on Hart and disrespects the crowd before heading to the backstage area.

A video promoting the feud between Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan is aired.

Sixth Contest: The Dynasty vs. Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage, The Undertaker, Mr. Perfect & Razor Ramon:
1st Elimination:
Razor Ramon pinned by Scott Norton
2nd Elimination: Jeff Jarrett pinned by Mr. Perfect
3rd Elimination: Mr. Perfect pinned by Hunter Hearst Helmsley
4th Elimination: Arn Anderson pinned by The Undertaker
5th Elimination: Randy Savage pinned by Hunter Hearst Helmsley
6th Elimination: Scott Norton disqualified after hitting Undertaker with a steel chair while Taker had Flair in a tombstone
7th Elimination: Undertaker counted-out when he was brawling with Norton on the floor
8th Elimination: Hunter Hearst Helmsley disqualified for hitting Hogan with a ring bell
9th Elimination: Ric Flair pinned by Hulk Hogan following the leg drop
After the match, a bloodied Hogan plays to the crowd when his teammates come down to the ring to celebrate the victory while Flair is on the floor having a tantrum over the loss.

The WWF returns to pay per view on January 22nd, 1995 with the Royal Rumble

We see WWF World Champion King Yokozuna and the British Bulldog preparing for the main event via a split screen with both men looking focused and determined.

Main Event: WWF World Champion King Yokozuna vs. The British Bulldog: Bulldog comes off the ropes attempting a couple of shoulder blocks but Yokozuna doesn’t budge and on the third attempt he catches Bulldog and this a belly to belly suplex for a near fall. Bulldog staggers into a corner and Yokozuna hits a big splash to drop Bulldog face first onto the canvas. Yoko taunts the fans before coming off the ropes and misses a leg drop. Bulldog gets to his feet and decks Yoko several times with right hands. Bulldog staggers Yokozuna following a leaping shoulder block and knocks Yoko off his feet after a middle rope missile dropkick! Bulldog goes for the cover but Yoko kicks out at two. Bulldog waits in the corner looking for a running clothesline but Mr. Fuji grabs his foot. Bulldog lifts Fuji onto the apron but the distraction allows Yoko to hit a big splash and a belly to belly suplex out of the corner. Yoko sets up for the Bonzai Drop and hits it! Yoko covers Bulldog and gets the three count. (King Yokozuna defeated the British Bulldog, 8:24, *1/2) After the match, Yokozuna, Jim Cornette and Mr. Fuji stand tall in the ring waving the Japanese flag… when… a taped up Hulk Hogan comes out and is waving the American flag at the top of the entrance ramp. The show comes to an end with Yokozuna staring down Hogan with an intense look on his face.

WWF Superstars 11/26/1994
1. Carlos Vega defeated Rick Rodgers in 3:11 following a spinning heel kick
2. John Bradshaw defeated Steve Christian in 2:05 following a lariat
3. Doink the Clown defeated Jim Neidhart in 2:28 following the Whoopee Cushion
4. Fatu defeated IRS in 4:56 following a top rope big splash

WWF Wrestling Challenge 11/27/1994
1. The Kamikaze Kid defeated Rick Martel in 4:12 following a top rope moonsault
2. Owen Hart defeated Tim Jenkins in 3:44 following a missile dropkick
3. Men on a Mission defeated The Quebecers in 8:09 by disqualification when Pierre broke a hockey stick over Mabel’s back

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31-year old currently living in Syracuse, New York. Longtime fan of the New York Mets, Chicago Bulls and Minnesota Vikings. Avid fan of professional wrestling and write reviews/articles on the product. Usually focusing on the old school wrestling.

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