WWE: Monday Night Raw (06.19.95)

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Monday Night Raw
June 19, 1995
Struthers, OH
Struthers Auditorium

The current WWF champs were as follows:
World Champion: Diesel (11/26/1994)
Intercontinental Champion: Jeff Jarrett (5/21/1995)
World Tag Team Champions: Owen Hart & Yokozuna (4/2/1995)
Women’s Champion: Alundra Blayze (4/3/1995)

Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Jerry Lawler.

  • The Undertaker vs. Mike McReynolds

Typical beat-em-up squash. Lawler wanders if Undertaker isn’t looking past the KOTR when he faces Mabel and thinking of only getting his hands on Kama. TOMBSTONE ends McReynolds in 2:25. Those creepy goths are sitting in the front row again. They seem pretty excited to see Taker win another one. After the bell, Paul Bearer and Taker carry McReynolds out in a body bag.

The girl would probably be cute if she didn't look like she listened to the Smiths.

The girl would be cute if she didn’t look like she listened to the Smiths.

Lawler takes every chance he can to hype this “Kiss My Foot” match. I’m so tired of hearing about it, I just want it to be over now.

They replay the happenings between Man Mountain Rock and Bob Backlund last week. Man Mountain Rock has your attention, Bob.

  • Adam Bomb vs. Bill Payne

Payne attacks from behind, but he pays for it as Adam Bomb destroys him after a Flying Clothesline in 1:57.

  • Psycho Sid & Tatanka (w/Ted DiBiase) vs. The New Headshrinkers

Tatanka and Sid try some HEAD VIOLENCE on the Samoans, which goes nowhere. I mean, duh. Sid finally gets the better of Fatu with a Chokeslam and a Legdrop for a nearfall. Commercials! Fatu is still *your* face-in-peril. Sid misses a legdrop, but still manages to tag Tatanka who cuts off the tag to Sionne. Oh, but then Tatanka misses an elbow drop, allowing Fatu to make the HOT TAG TO SIONNE! He misses the Kick of Fear, but powerslams Tatanka for two. Hotshot and a Bossman straddle of sorts gets another nearfall. Piledriver and Sionne covers, but Sid makes the save. The match breaks down and Fatu takes a wicked POWERBOMB from Sid. To the floor, Sid nails Sionne from behind. Together, he and Tatanka give Sionne a DOUBLE POWERBOMB ON THE FLOOR! That’s enough to roll Sionne back inside for the easy 1-2-3. (9:04 shown) Didn’t set the world on fire, but this was pretty fun. That finish was brutal, too. **

We get a video package showing us all the events that have led up to the main event tag match at King of the Ring.

Vince speaks via satellite with Diesel and Bam Bam Bigelow. They don’t seem very confident going into their match at the KOTR as they will be facing Sid and Tatanka due to Diesel’s elbow injury. Bigelow reassures Vince that they both have heart and a desire to get their hands on those two jerks. Everything will be okay.

We get some footage of Lawler touring some sort of torture museum relating it to his match with Bret.

  • Hunter Hearst Helmsley vs. Buck Quartermaine

Lawler is still talking about his upcoming KOTR match. The PEDIGREE ends Quartermaine at 2:45.

  • Shawn Michaels vs. Gus Kantarrakis

Michaels toys with Kantarrakis. While running the ropes, he slides out of the ring and takes a seat in the front row with the fans. He nails one SWEET CHIN MUSIC on the floor and at the request of his fans, hits Kantarrakis with one more to pick up the win at 4:21. Kama comes out to get him a piece of Shawn as we head into the KOTR, but Michaels dropkicks him out of the ring. That brings out the Undertaker, which brings out Mabel! We have a big KOTR stalemate as we take a break.

Lawler takes one last Monday Night Raw moment to hype his match. It’s ENOUGH!

NEXT WEEK: Nothing announced.

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