WWF RAW 4/18/1994
Written By: Bob Colling
World Wrestling Federation presents RAW
From: Utica, NY
Footage from last week’s RAW where Jerry Lawler fell off his throne.
RAW Opening Video
Vince McMahon and Randy Savage hype the show. Alundra Blaze will be on the Kings Court. WWF World Champion Bret Hart takes on Kwang in a non-title match. Randy Savage suggests that Bret Hart puts the title up against Randy.
Opening Contest: WWF World Champion Bret Hart defeated Kwang: Kwang attacks Hart as he enters the ring after giving his shades to a fan. Kwang with a standing spin kick and spits out green mist. Kwang misses a running attack in the corner. Hart works on the left arm of Kwang dropping a few knees to the elbow area. Hart with a near fall with a rollup. Kwang sends a charging Hart through the middle rope to the floor. Kwang attacks Hart on the floor for a few moments. Kwang goes for a super kick but kicks the ring post. Back from commercial, Kwang connects with a spinning heel kick in the corner. Owen Hart calls in during the match. Hart with a cross body coming off the ropes for a near fall but is stopped by Kwang. Owen says that he will defeat Bret Hart, again. Bret Hart battles back with several near falls and a backbreaker. Hart with a forearm drop off the middle turnbuckle for a near fall. Hart with a side Russian leg sweep and locks in the Sharpshooter to pick up the win. *1/4
Footage of Doink and Dink at a ice rink with several children to benefit a special cause.
Second Contest: Jeff Jarrett defeated PJ Walker: Jarrett works on Walker with several right hands and a back elbow in the opening moments of the match. Scoop slam by Jarrett but misses a elbow drop coming off the ropes but Walker is unable to follow up. Abdominal stretch by Jarrett and uses the tights for leverage. Walker blocks a slam attempt with a rollup for a near fall. Jarrett with a slingshot suplex and a knee drop off the middle turnbuckle. Jarrett plants Walker with a jumping DDT to pick up the win.
Capt. Lou Albano wants Jack Tunney to make a decision for the Headshrinkers to take on the Quebecers for the WWF World Tag Team Championships.
Third Contest: Steiner Brothers defeated Barry Hardy/Mike Khoury: This is the first RAW appearance for the Steiner Brothers in 1994. Scott takes Khoury down with a fireman’s carry early on. Scott connects with a full nelson suplex. Scott with a exploder suplex on Hardy. Rick with a running reverse power slam into the turnbuckle. McMahon is hyping up that the Steiner Brothers may not be getting along. Rick takes Hardy down with a overhead belly to belly suplex from the middle rope. Scott takes Hardy down with a middle rope Samoan Drop. Khoury gets the tag and is quickly planted with a double under hook power bomb. Scott plants Khoury with the ever sickening Steiner Screwdriver for the win.
Video promoting a garbage man named Duke “The Dumpster” Droese is shown. Droese tells the wrestlers of the WWF to watch out as he is on his way to the WWF, very soon.
Jerry Lawler is in the ring for another edition of the Kings Court. Lawler rips on women’s wrestling and pokes fun at Alundra Blaze’s looks. Blaze makes her way down to the ring to a good reception. Blaze has a Burger King crown and puts it on her head to taunt Lawler. Blaze pokes fun at Lawler falling down last week. Blaze believes that his is a cheap rip off of Piper’s Pit. Blaze believes that Lawler should be paying Piper royalties. Lawler says that Piper always dreamt about being a king. Lawler asks where Blaze’s belt is, and Blaze believes that Lawler stole the belt. Lawler has a surprise for Blaze. Lawler brings out Luna Vachon. Vachon says that she is not a thief and not the WWF Women’s champion. Vachon says that if she were the champion she would have the championship at all times. Blaze believes that Luna has the belt and is hiding it at her house. Blaze challenges Vachon to a fight right now! That doesn’t happen as Lawler holds Vachon back and Blaze backs off.
Video promoting a Jeff Jarrett/Razor Ramon match up next week on RAW.
Fourth Contest: Earthquake defeated Mike Bell: McMahon wonders about a possible Yokozuna/Earthquake match during the Wrestle Mania X revenge tour. Earthquake slams Bell off the middle turnbuckle and chases Bell around the ring. Bell works on Earthquake as he rolls back in. Earthquake with a awkward looking dropkick, so he goes for another one that was better. Belly to belly suplex by Earthquake and steps on Bell. Leg drop by Earthquake and a few head butts as well. Big splash in the corner, power slam and a sit down splash by Earthquake for the win.
Footage from WWF Superstars where during a Tatanka/Kwang match, IRS is messing around with the head dress. IRS even put the head dress on and ripped it apart as Tatanka was tied up in the ropes. IRS says that Tatanka never paid the tax on the gift. Chief Jay Strongbow entered the ring and attacked IRS, but was attacked by IRS moments later with Tatanka still tied up in the ropes.
Main Event: Irwin R. Schyster defeated Major Yates: IRS works on the left knee of Yates. IRS with a abdominal stretch while using the ropes for leverage. Overhead double under hook suplex by IRS as well. Yates with a sunset flip cover attempt but only gets a two count. IRS with a snap suplex and locks in a STF also known as “the penalty”.
Johnny Polo is backstage and says that the Headshrinkers should not be awarded the WWF World Tag Team Title match. Polo says that he will be going to Canada to get the proper decision.
Next week, Bam-Bam Bigelow, 1-2-3 Kid and Owen Hart will be in singles action. Razor Ramon will be taking on Jeff Jarrett.
Backstage, Jerry Lawler says that he gets the best guests, better than Piper’s Pit. Lawler says that Nikolai Volkoff will be his guest next week.
End of Show
My Take: The IRS/Tatanka feud has been progressing nicely it seems. I wasn’t really interested in this weeks Kings Court. Blaze seems like she is a just a woman on the roster who may get a chance to wrestle once a month or something. Everytime she is involved in a feud it is gone highly unnoticed. The same will happen with this apparent feud with Vachon. Duke Droese coming to the WWF is just another odd character. Bret/Kwang wasn’t anything good and seemed to be pretty basic. Good to see Jarrett getting a shot against Ramon next week.