WWF: Monday Night Raw (01.09.95)
Monday Night Raw
January 9, 1995
The current WWF champs were as follows:
World Champion: Diesel (11/26/1994)
Intercontinental Champion: Razor Ramon (8/29/1994)
World Tag Team Champions: vacant (11/23/1994)
Women’s Champion: Bull Nakano (11/20/1994)
It’s the Second Anniversary show!
Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Shawn Michaels.
William FN Shatner sends Jerry Lawler a message from the locker room. He’s just here to promote TekWar. Just leave him alone!
- WWF Intercontinental Champion Razor Ramon vs. Owen Hart
Vince and HBK bill this one as a KOTR finals rematch. Owen steals away the IC belt before the bell and pays for it with a clothesline. Razor follows up with a BAAACK BODY DROP and clotheslines Owen out, but Owen snaps his neck on the top rope. Owen gets slammed off the top and takes a couple corner whips including the crazy chest-first bump for two. Owen misses a corner charge and runs his shoulder in the post, which begins Razor’s DISSECTION of the arm. Owen fancy flips out an arm wrench, but comes off the ropes into a right hand. He flips out of a hammerlock and slaps Razor across the face. Owen goes on the move, but jumps into the Fallaway Slam. RAZOR’S EDGE? Too soon. Owen backdrops him out to the floor and levels Razor with a suicide dive. Back inside, Owen delivers a flying bodypress, but Razor rolls through for 1-2-NO! Commercials! And we’re back. Owen hits the ENZIGURI KICK HEARD ROUND THE WORLD for two. Bossman straddle scores another nearfall. Razor mounts a comeback, but Owen cuts him off with a Spinning Heel Kick for two. Owen tries a few more moves to wear down Ramon hoping for a pinfall, but can’t quite get the three count. Owen grabs a sleeper, but the crowd is behind Razor. He breaks the hold with a back suplex. Slow cover gets two. After a barrage of punches, Owen attempts a hiptoss and can’t pull it off. He flips around Razor and winds up in a Chokeslam. Owen elbows away a Back Superplex and drops Razor balls first on the top rope. Missile dropkick sets up the SHARPSHOOTER, but here comes Bret to break it up for the DQ. (11:12 shown) Good match with a finish that made sense. Owen cost Bret the WWF title and hasn’t shut up about it, so now Bret costs Owen the IC title. Bret starts beating the heck out of Owen until Jeff Jarrett and the Roadie head down. JJ posts Razor so he won’t be any trouble, but then Razor comes out of nowhere and saves the Hitman as they ping-pong Jarrett out of the ring. Good stuff! ***¼
In the back, Jerry Lawler says he demands respect from William FN Shatner tonight on the King’s Court.
- Hakushi (w/Shinja) vs. Matt Hardy
Here is Hakushi making his RAW debut. Just as important, we’ve got a doughy Matt Hardy with a trashy looking crew cut and even worse looking lime green and white tights. Anyways, I love Hakushi. Scared me as a kid, but now I appreciate his ridiculous agility. Anywho, a slingshot splash puts Hardy away in just 1:07.
King’s Court with William FN Shatner: Lawler spends most of the interview talking up how great Shatner is and that he’s done so many good things in his career. However, the greatest thing he’s ever done is appear on King’s Court. Shatner disagrees. What has he done that’s better than being on King’s Court? Shatner says chewing gum. Anyways, Lawler starts berating him and pokes him on the chest. Shatner doesn’t like to be touched and thinks wrestling fans are going to watch TekWar. Shawn wonders if we should bring out one of Shatner’s stunt doubles from Star Trek. Awesome. Lawler then threatens Shatner with his fist and gets twisted around into a hammerlock and shoved away. Okay, now Lawler’s mad. He tries to jump Shatner, but gets monkey flipped away into the ropes. Before Lawler can stand up to lay down a beating on Captain Kirk, Bret Hart runs out and stands by Shatner’s side. Jeff Jarrett and the Roadie head out to hold Lawler back and calm him down. Yeah, it’s all pretty silly. TEKWAR!
- King Kong Bundy (w/Ted DiBiase) vs. Gary Sabaugh
Hey look, it’s the Italian Stallion. Blink and you miss this one. Bundy AVALANCHES Sabaugh and its over in 13 seconds. Before he leaves, Bundy and DiBiase get up in HBK’s face at ringside as they both prepare for the Royal Rumble.
In the back, our tuxedo match competitors prepare themselves for what will turn out to be the worst match possible.
- Howard Finkel (w/the Bushwhackers) vs. Harvey Wippleman (w/Well Dunn) – Tuxedo Match
Lots of rolling around, tearing the tuxedo off, and hilarious average looking American white male skin shown here. They’re both wearing red BVDs that say “RAW” on their backside. Wippleman thinks he’s won with a pants leg still on and celebrates up in the corner, but forgot to pull of the cummerbund. So Finkel “throws” Harvey off the turnbuckle and rips off the pants leg FOR THE WIN. (2:37) Just awful. One of the biggest wastes of time I’ve ever seen. This had none of the heat of the only tuxedo match that matters: Cornette v. Dangerously in 1989. Then afterwards, the Bushwhackers and Howard Finkel wear out their welcome with a way too long celebration. CRAP
Next week: Bret Hart (w/William Shatner) v. Jeff Jarrett (w/The Roadie)!
They replay Shatner’s monkey flip right before Jeff Jarrett and the Roadie come out to yell at Shatner and Bret.
And that’s all for now, folks.
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