Rebooking The WWF: Week 5, 1995
WWF RAW 1/30/1995
1. John Bradshaw defeated Psycho Sid by disqualification in 5:09 when Sid power bombed Bradshaw through the announcers table at ringside.
2. Doink the Clown & Hughie The Clown defeated Men On A Mission in 7:14 when Doink pinned Mo following a Whoopee Cushion. Mabel was busy chasing Hughie after getting a pie to the face.
3. Rick Steiner Interview: Jim Ross conducted an interview with WWF Intercontinental Champion Rick Steiner, who comes out wearing the belt over his neck. Ross talks about the Royal Rumble where Rick won the WWF Intercontinental Championship from his brother, Scott Steiner. Ross notes that Rick used his headgear to get the victory. Rick tells Ross that growing up, they were ruthless and they never followed by the rules. So, it’s not his fault that he capitalized on the right mentality to beat his brother Scott. While Scott was out making a name for himself and Rick was hurt, Rick came back and brought notice to the WWF and the stupid fans that he is the better Steiner. Ross tells Rick that Scott does have a rematch, and it’s being speculated that it will happen at WrestleMania XI. Rick doesn’t care because he would love the opportunity to embarrass his brother at the biggest event of all and raise the WWF Intercontinental Championship over his fallen brother.
4. Randy Savage defeated Quebecer Pierre in 5:11 following an elbow drop. During the match, Bam-Bam Bigelow shared some pre-tape comments regarding a lumberjack match between himself and Savage next week. Bigelow says that on RAW, the Macho Man will be broken in front of the world once and for all.
5. Arn Anderson & Scott Norton defeated Mark Morrison & Iron Mike Sharpe in 2:33 when Norton pinned Sharpe after a shoulder breaker.
6. Mr. Perfect Interview: Vince McMahon conducted an interview with Mr. Perfect. Perfect says that he loves seeing a young punk like Hunter Hearst Helmsley get so frustrated with the fact that he isn’t better than Mr. Perfect, just like so many wrestlers before him. Perfect says that he is far from being done with his career, and that Helmsley will not be the man to end his career, which Hunter is apparently obsessed with achieving. McMahon asks if Perfect is willing to give Helmsley a rematch in the future. Perfects has a smirk and says that he will gladly pin Helmsley’s shoulders to the mat once again, just name the time and place, Helmsley.
7. Hakushi defeated Scott Taylor in 3:15 following a top rope moonsault. This is the television debut for Hakushi.
8. Scott Steiner defeated Crush in 5:14 following a double under hook power bomb.
9. Bret Hart/Owen Hart/Chris Benoit Interview/Confrontation: Jim Ross conducted an interview with Owen Hart, who is giddy and glowing with confidence since his victory over Bret Hart at the Royal Rumble. Owen tells Ross that since he was victorious over Bret Hart, he’s been thinking and he believes that he is the best Hart in the family. Owen credits Bret with his past accomplishments but asks what has Bret done lately? Owen says that 1995 is the year of Owen Hart and he started it off with a victory over not only his brother but the former WWF World Champion. Owen thinks that this should lead to a WWF World Championship match and he’ll make Yokozuna tap out, unlike Bret! Soon after, Bret Hart comes down to the ring and has a confused look on his face. Bret asks what is going on here, and tells Owen that he respects his ability, but to talk about him in a past tense is insulting and Bret believes that the WWF World Championship is something he will obtain in the future. Owen backtracks a little bit, but gloats about beating Bret but assures his brother that he respects him. Chris Benoit comes down to the ring and makes a comment saying that it sounds like Bret isn’t respecting Owen and is making it sound like Owen isn’t on the same level of Bret, which Bret has always done. Bret denies that claim but Benoit notes that when they were at the Dungeon, Bret would never give credit to Owen and never would compete with Owen because he was scared and now its proven since Owen defeated Bret on live pay per view, which was the biggest fear in Bret’s life. Owen seems to be acting like he is recalling this and is agreeing with Benoit. Benoit challenges Bret, not to fight him but to rather compete against Owen live on RAW. Bret scoffs at the challenge and Owen chimes in asking, “Bret, maybe Benoit’s right…” Bret stalls for a moment and says if Owen wants to wrestle on national television, then they can make that happen. Benoit smiles with his accomplishment as Owen and Bret shake hands as Benoit leaves the ring.
10. Jeff Jarrett defeated Chris Kanyon in 2:33 following a jumping DDT. During the match, Razor Ramon shared some pre-tape comments saying that he is going to break Jarrett’s jaw so that Jarrett will shut up once and for all.
11. Shawn Michaels Calls Out Lex Luger: Shawn Michaels is fired up upon his entrance and cuts Jim Ross off from speaking. Michaels recalls last week and how Luger attacked him from behind like the true coward that he is. Michaels is out here calling Lex out to the ring to face him like a man, one on one. Michaels believes that Luger knows that he isn’t the man he use to be and that’s why he had to hit him from behind. He knows that if he stood face to face with the Heartbreak Kid, he’d be dropped just like that. Ross informs Michaels that he is being told that Luger isn’t here this week. Michaels laughs and tells Ross that there will come a time when Luger will have to be in the same building as him again, and when that happens, Luger will not forget about the mistake he made when he hit him from behind because he is coming right at him.
12. Brian Lee defeated Barry Horowitz in 1:44 following a top rope knee drop. During the match, Rick Martel shared pre-tape comments issuing a challenge to Brian Lee for next week on RAW.
13. Hulk Hogan Sit Down Interview: Vince McMahon conducted a sit down interview with Hogan at Hulk’s home talking about Hulk’s failure to win the WWF World Championship at the Royal Rumble. Hogan is disappointed in himself for letting down his fans for not dethroning Yokozuna at the event. Hulk admits that since the loss he has been reflecting and wondering if he has what it takes to take on the new, younger generation competing in the WWF. He was having doubts, but then he heard his name uttered by Ron Simmons and it turned his stomach. Hogan doesn’t believe that Simmons and the Movement have been held back due to the color of their skill, as they have been saying, but rather because they don’t win the big matches when they need to. Hogan has been in the spotlight because he wins the big matches and the fans believe in him, and they will always believe in him. Hulk tells McMahon that next week on RAW, Hogan will return and wants to meet Simmons face to face in the middle of the ring.
14. Diesel defeated Jerry Lawler in 5:02 following the Jackknife power bomb. After the match, Diesel stomped on Lawler’s crown and signaled for the WWF World Championship to be around his waist.
WWF Superstars 2/4/1995
1. Hunter Hearst Helmsley defeated Bob Bradley in 2:43 following the Pedigree.
2. The British Bulldog defeated Greg Valentine in 2:49 following a running power slam.
3. The Smoking Gunns defeated Duane Gill & Barry Hardy in 2:55 when Billy pinned Gill.
4. IRS defeated Mark Johnson in 2:44 following a lariat.
5. WWF World Tag Team Champions Tatanka, Carlos Vega & Ron Simmons defeated Marty Jannetty, The Kamikaze Kid & Bob Holly in 9:44 when Simmons pinned Holly following a spine buster.
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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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