WWF: Monday Night Raw (01.30.95)

Monday Night Raw
January 30, 1995
Palmetto, FL
Manatee Civic Center

The current WWF champs were as follows:
World Champion: Diesel (11/26/1994)
Intercontinental Champion: Jeff Jarrett (1/22/1995)
World Tag Team Champions: The Smoking Gunns (1/23/1995)
Women’s Champion: Bull Nakano (11/20/1994)

Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Shawn Michaels. Vince thinks the tag team titles rematch tonight will be better than the Super Bowl! I wouldn’t let Steve Young hear you say that if I were you, Vince. But if I were Vince, I wouldn’t be doing this right now.

  • King Kong Bundy (w/Ted DiBiase) vs. Mabel (w/Oscar) – Over the Top Rope Match

You just have to toss the other over the top to win. It’s that simple. Bundy AVALANCHES Mabel to try and finish him off, but then Mabel comes back with an enziguri. He misses an elbow drop though. Bundy goes for the kill and when he can’t rid the ring of Mabel, out comes IRS and Tatanka to help throw Mabel out to give Bundy the win. (3:12) How is that fair? Mo and Lex Luger rush out, but it’s too little too late. I smell a six-man tag! ¼*

Vince interviews Bam Bam Bigelow who is standing by at some undisclosed location. He refuses to apologize to Lawrence Taylor for shoving him down at the Royal Rumble. He was going to, but it just doesn’t feel right. They are both great athletes and LT tried to make Bigelow feel beneath him by laughing at his face after he lost to the 1-2-3 Kid. You don’t laugh at another man and then try to shake his hand. This ends with Bam Bam issuing a challenge to LT! Bigelow says he wants it ‘man-on-man’, but I REALLY hope LT prefers their confrontation to be ‘man-to-man’.

  • Hakushi (w/Shinja) vs. Ricky Santana

Hakushi just rips Santana a new one in this match. Handspring Moonsault gets the win at 4:01.

  • Aldo Montoya vs. David Sierra

Vince mentions Diesel v. Owen Hart on the Action Zone that following Sunday morning. Another squash as Montoya finishes off Sierra with a flying bulldog at 1:58.

49ers linebacker Ken Norton Jr. says after winning the Super Bowl, he’s not going to Disney World because he’s going to WrestleMania 11! Umm, it’s not for another two months. You can still have plenty of time to go to Disney World. I mean, you’re a rich man now being on three Super Bowl winning teams. Being able to afford to do both can’t really be the issue here. The point is, TICKETS FOR WRESTLEMANIA ARE ON SALE! BUY THEM!

The King’s Court with Mr. Bob Backlund: Anybody he puts the Crossface Chickenwing on will say, “I quit, Mr. Bob Backlund.” According to Backlund, it’s the official policy for all his matches. Jerry Lawler thinks that applies to everybody but him. Eventually, Backlund notices the little remarks Lawler makes concerning his confidence and procures the Chickenwing on him. Lawler screams he quits REAL quick and then Backlund leaves. Once Backlund is almost through the curtain, Lawler backpedals and says he just meant that he was quitting this interview session. Backlund hears what he said and chases Lawler out of the ring.

  • WWF Tag Team Champions The Smoking Gunns vs. The 1-2-3 Kid & Bob Holly

Kid starts off kicking Billy all around. The Gunns try to slow the match down, but Kid and Holly give Bart a double dropkick. Kid telegraphs a backdrop and gets his head slammed off the mat. Double Russian legsweep from the Gunns takes us into the commercial break. When we return, Kid catches the Gunns with a double clothesline and makes the hot tag to Holly. Best Dropkick in the Business on Bart! Holly gets stuck on the wrong side of town, but then there’s a double-KO as both Bart and Holly try a crossbody block. Tag to Kid, he is a HOUSE OF FIRE! He sets up Bart for the Cannonball Splash, but Bart sidesteps the move leaving Kid to crash and burn. Billy gets the tag and just as he goes to stomp the Kid, we sees Kid’s eyes rolling in the back of his head like he is having a seizure or something. Since Kid obviously can’t continue, the ref calls for the bell. (8:36 shown) EMTs and refs come out to help the Kid. Decent formula tag match with a big ending. Not as good as last week though. **½

After another break, Vince comes back and tells us that the 1-2-3 Kid walked out of the ring on his own and he is okay. HBK says the Kid really showed him something tonight and that he’s got a heart the size of Texas.

  • Kama vs. Jumbo Beretta

This is Papa Shango reborn with an MMA-lite gimmick. He’s the Supreme Fighting Machine. HBK thinks he might be a prospect to be his potential bodyguard. Kama slams this fat guy all around until he makes him submit to a modified STF at 3:40.

Next week: Lex Luger and Men on a Mission vs. IRS, Tatanka, and King Kong Bundy!

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