WWF Survivor Series Showdown 11/20/1994
Written by: Bob Colling
World Wrestling Federation presents Survivor Series Showdown
From: Bushkill, PA
1.)The Smoking Gunns defeated The Heavenly Bodies
2.)Yokozuna defeated A jobber
3.)the British Bulldog defeated Owen Hart by disqualification
1. All four men start going at it before the bell with Bart sling shotting Billy off the apron and into the ring where Billy hit a double clothesline. Billy and Pritchard kick off the match legally. Billy connects with a running bulldog. Bart comes in but is poked in the eyes quickly. Del Ray comes in but can’t keep the offense in his favor for long. Gunns hit a side slam/leg drop combo on Del Ray for a near fall due to Billy playing to the crowd instead of going for the quick cover. Pritchard pulls the ropes down and Bart flips over and crashes to the floor. Pritchard sends Bart into the ring post shoulder first while the referee was distracted. That allows the heels to work over Bart for a few moments in their corner. Del Ray plants Bart with a float over DDT! Bart continues to be worked over for several minutes until he nails Pritchard with a clothesline! That moment didn’t last and the Heavenly Bodies continue to work on Bart. Pritchard misses a middle rope knee drop. Billy finally gets the hot tag and cleans house. Gunns press slam Pritchard and signal for the end. Del Ray superkicks Billy but is sent to the floor by Bart. Billy kicked out of the cover at two. Billy rolls Pritchard up and wins the match. (**1/2. A fine tag match that saw Bart get his butt kicked and Billy do little work to win the bout.)
2. Owen slaps Bulldog and runs away to avoid suffering the consequences. They start off with some simple mat wrestling to kick off the contest. Each man gets a wrist lock but doesn’t last overly long. Bulldog hits a gorilla press slam and clotheslines Owen over the top to the floor! Owen attempts to suplex Bulldog to the floor, but that is countered by Bulldog who brings Owen back into the ring with a suplex of his own. Owen cuts Bulldog off with a knee to the midsection and gets the control of the bout as a result. Bulldog gets out of a sleeper hold and nearly wins with a sunset flip. Owen stops Bulldog with a spinning heel kick for a two count. Owen leaps off the middle rope and hits an elbow drop for a near fall! They collide in the middle of the ring! Owen removes the top turnbuckle pad. Bulldog blocks being rammed into and sends Owen face first into it. Bulldog clotheslines Owen several times and catapults Owen face first into the post. Bulldog covers and Owen kicks out at two. Bulldog follows up with a monkey flip but runs into a big boot and Owen hits a bulldog! Owen fakes a knee injury after jumping over Bulldog. The distraction allows Bob Backlund to run down and put the Chicken wing Crossface on Bulldog! WWF World Champion Bret Hart comes down to make the save. Bret gets several shots on Backlund! Bret goes for the Sharpshooter but Owen pulls him out to avoid it. (***. A solid match to close out the special. They had some good action and pace to it. The crowd enjoyed the match as well.)
Some good action this time around for what was really called Sunday Night Slam. The closing moments was a nice touch to have Bret get his hands on Backlund. A quick, fun little hour hype show for Survivor Series.
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