WWF RAW 7/11/1994
Written By: Bob Colling
World Wrestling Federation presents RAW
From: Bushkill, PA
A video hyping up the WWF World Championship match between Bret Hart and 1-2-3 Kid. The video puts over all the upsets that the 1-2-3 Kid has had so far in his WWF career. Bret Hart made a statement at the WWF Hall of Fame where he said he is looking forward to following 1-2-3 Kid’s career.
RAW opening video
Jim Ross and Randy Savage are on commentary. This is Jim Ross’s first show back in the WWF. They hype up the match between the 1-2-3 Kid and Bret Hart for a few moments.
Before the opening match, Owen Hart and Jim Neidhart make their way down to the ring and taunt Bret Hart. They escorted back to the backstage area.
Opening Contest: WWF World Champion Bret Hart defeated 1-2-3 Kid to retain the title: They shake hands to start off the match. Kid takes Hart over with a quick arm drag which surprised Hart. Kid controls Hart with a wristlock for a few moments. Hart is able to scoop slam Kid but Kid kips up quickly. Hammerlock by Kid and keeps the hold on even though Hart took Kid over with a snap mare. Hart nails Kid with a back elbow and has a headlock on Kid. Hart shoulder blocks Kid but Kid comes back with a catapult and a reverse thrust kick. Kid connects with a standing spin kick and that sends Hart over the top rope to the floor as RAW goes to commercial! Kid keeps control of the champion with a arm bar. Hart attempts a arm drag but Kid keeps the arm bar locked in. Hart with a knee lift into Kid’s midsection and stomps on Kid’s lower midsection. Hart scoop slams Kid and connects with a leg drop. Hart works on Kid with a few vicious uppercuts in the corner. Hart with a few elbow smashes and kicks Kid in the ribs. Swinging neck breaker by Hart gets him a two count. Hart rams Kid face first into the turnbuckles and stomps away on the challenger. Hart tosses Kid hard back first into the corner but Kid is able to come back with a cross body for a near fall. Kid attempts a rollup out of the corner but Hart sits down and nearly gets a three count! Kid attempts a crucifix but Hart Samoan Drops Kid! Hart covers and gets the three count, but Kid had his foot on the bottom rope. Hart doesn’t want the win like this so the match is restarted as RAW goes to commercial. Kid almost snuck a win as Hart had his backed turned during the break. Hart has a sleeper hold on Kid for the advantage. Kid battles out and backslides Hart for a two count. Hart with a quick forearm drop and a leg drop for a two count. Hart plants Kid with a DDT but isn’t able to get a three count. Hart scoop slams Kid and comes off the middle rope but is met with a big boot from Kid! Hart misses a clothesline and Kid nails Hart with a spinning heel kick! Kid with a few boots and a spin kick in the corner. Running dropkick by Kid in the corner and leaps off the top connecting with a twisting cross body but only gets a near fall! Kid is able to power bomb Hart! Kid heads to the top rope again and connects with a leg drop but is only able to get a near fall! Kid clotheslines Hart over the top to the floor. Kid leaps off the top rope and nails Hart with a somersault dive to the floor! Kid leaps off the top but misses a swanton bomb. Hart gets to his feet and goes for the Sharpshooter but Kid is too close to the ropes and reaches them quickly. Hart crotches Kid on the top rope and goes for a superplex but Kid lands on top of Hart for a near fall! Kid misses a running splash in the corner and Hart drives Kid down with a running bulldog out of the corner. Hart goes up top but is slammed off the top by Kid! Kid heads up top and looks for a missile dropkick but Hart blocks it and locks in the Sharpshooter! Kid taps out quickly! ****
After the match, Bret Hart and 1-2-3 Kid raise each others arms showing respect for each other.
WWF Summer Slam 1994 Report with Todd Pettengill is up next. Pettengill announces the main event for Summer Slam as being the Undertaker wrestling the Undertaker. Paul Bearer cuts a promo saying that Ted DiBiase is tarnishing the Undertaker’s name. Bearer says it is time for the return for HIS Undertaker.
Second Contest: Crush defeated Matt Hardy: Crush wins the squash following a backbreaker.
A video promoting next weeks WWF Intercontinental Championship match between Diesel and Lex Luger!
Third Contest: Razor Ramon defeated Barry Horowitz: Ramon wins the squash match with a inside cradle.
Earlier today, Jerry Lawler had a Kings Court edition with Ted DiBiase at DiBiase’s office. Lawler goes over some accomplishments DiBiase has achieved recently. Lawler asks about Lex Luger. DiBiase reveals that he is no longer seeking to buy Luger, because he has already been bought! DiBiase offered Luger a contract he couldn’t deny. DiBiase notes that Luger hasn’t signed the contract, yet. Everyone has a price for the Million Dollar Man!
Jim Ross and Randy Savage wonder if Ted DiBiase is telling the truth.
Main Event: IRS defeated Ray Hudson: IRS wins the squash by submission with the Penalty (STF).
Backstage, WWF World Champion Bret Hart talks about his match with 1-2-3 Kid earlier. Hart puts over Kid as being a great wrestler. Bret says his brother Owen is just a fluke and says he will have a brother in his corner when he wrestles Owen. Bret will wrestle Owen to see who is the better of the two, finally.
End of show
My Take: Hart/Kid was a fantastic contest. There were a few slow spots but the fast paced action and constant near falls really make up for that. I greatly enjoyed the contest and I believe this will have to be the best match on RAW for the entire year.
Kings Court this week was nothing special at all. DiBiase claiming to have bought Luger keeps the viewers wondering if that is legit, so we have to tune in next week. Simple booking there.
Overall, a good show. The title match is must see, in my opinion, as it is a great match.
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