Monday Night Raw
March 28, 1994
Mid-Hudson Civic Center
The current WWF champs were as follows:
World Champion: Bret Hart (3/20/1994)
Intercontinental Champion: Razor Ramon (9/27/1993)
World Tag Team Champions: The Quebecers (1/17/1994)
Earlier Tonight: What Ted DiBiase wants, Ted DiBiase gets. He hands out hundred dollar bills to clear out three front row seats so he can sit down and have a little room to himself. Apparently, the man doesn’t like to be crowded.
Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Jim Cornette, since Cornette is the only one who has the guts to tell the TRUTH of what is happening here in the WWF right now.
- Lex Luger vs. Rick Martel
We’re eight days removed from WrestleMania 10 and Lex Luger is now Lex Loser, as his big push is now over and he would be reduced to mid-card matches and tag teams for the rest of his time in the WWF. Remember, Ted DiBiase is watching on from the front row. Cornette tries to get over the fact that Luger is an uncontrollable hot head since getting SCREWED by special ref Mr. Perfect at WrestleMania. Martel even tries to get that over in the match by ducking under the ropes to dodge any angry attacks. Luger cleans house on Martel as we look over to see McMahon and Cornette acknowledging DiBiase seated behind them in the front row. DiBiase makes sure to grace us with his laughter as he counts hundred dollar bills. Meanwhile in the ring, Luger stays adamant with a headlock. In order to escape, Martel crawls over the top rope to reach the apron. Luger just flips Martel back in and goes right back to the headlock. Finally, Luger picks up the action with an atomic drop and a clothesline to take Martel to the floor. Commercial break! When we return, Martel catches Luger as he rolls back inside the ring and puts the boots to him. Instead of trying the headlock, Martel works the chinlock. “USA” chants go up as Luger rises to his feet. Apparently Lex is a BIG fan of the network. Lex runs into a knee and goes back in the chinlock. Finally, Luger stands up with Martel on his back and drives him into the corner to get the break he needs. Here comes Luger with the comeback, but he whiffs on a dropkick. Why would you TRY a dropkick? YOU’RE LEX LUGER! You have a steel plate attached to your forearm! Martel stomps the back hoping to set Luger up for the BOSTON CRAB, but Lex counters a suplex to put a stop to Martel. Powerslam leads to the TORTURE RACK and we’ve got a winner. (11:49 shown) A little above average of what you would expect from Luger after he’s been the WCW world champ the first time. **
They air the same WrestleMania 10 recap montage with Stan Lane voiceovers from last week to advertise the replay that airs TONIGHT right after Raw.
We see Owen Hart warming up backstage. After beating Bret, he’s ready to beat anybody.
- Owen Hart vs. Mike Freeman
Cornette has a quick discussion with DiBiase while he’s sitting there counting his money. He’s got some big surprises coming in the next couple weeks. Nevertheless, the crowd wants Bret. Owen generally destroys this guy running through just a FEW of his moves to lead up to the SHARPSHOOTER at 5:10.
- Doink the Clown (w/Dink) vs. Eric Cody
Doink squirts DiBiase with his clown flower. Please don’t Google that. Typical Doink squash where Dink sneaks in and walks all over Cody. WHOOPIE CUSHION gets the win at 3:31.
Another WrestleMania 10 replay ad gets shown.
Back to the show, Cornette brings out the WWF tag team champs the Quebecers and their manager Johnny Polo. Now that there’s no teams left for them to beat, Captain Lou Albano returned last week to challenge the Quebecers. Albano comes out again to make sure that Johnny Polo is still sticking to his word. After Polo again agrees to put the belts up against whoever Albano can find, Albano brings out the Headshrinkers and Afa! Jacques tries to convince Albano that the Headshrinkers are their friends, but Albano tends to disagree since he used to manage Afa and Sika back in the day. More backpedaling leads nowhere for the Quebecers. Albano says they MUST defend the belts.
- The 1-2-3 Kid vs. The Black Phantom
Black Phantom is better known to the world as Gangrel under a black mask. Vince congratulates Rush Limbaugh for making over $15 million in 1993. Cornette tells us that he and Rush are the only two people on the air that really tell it like it is. Oh boy, we’re in trouble. Lots of kicks here. Moonsault Press gives Kid the pinfall at 2:43.
- Crush (w/Mr. Fuji) vs. Ray Hudson
Nikolai Volkoff is in the audience again wearing the same suit. While Crush is dismantling this crash test dummy, Cornette talks up how he’s a sex symbol. Knee drop scores the win at 3:26.
Next Week: The Ten Man Tag we missed at WrestleMania 10! Plus, Adam Bomb gets a second chance at Earthquake in a WrestleMania 10 rematch!