WWF: Monday Night Raw (02.07.94)

Monday Night Raw
February 7, 1994
Bushkill, PA
Fernwood Resort

The current WWF champs were as follows:
World Champion: Yokozuna (6/13/1993)
Intercontinental Champion: Razor Ramon (9/27/1993)
World Tag Team Champions: The Quebecers (1/17/1994)

Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Bastion Booger. He eats. Constantly.

  • The Smoking Gunns vs. Barry Horowitz & Reno Riggins

Horowitz and Riggins actually work pretty well together. They work over Billy until he escapes and draws them into a Flying Bodypress from Bart. Heel miscommunication ensues and Horowitz takes a Double Russian Legsweep out to the floor. Back inside, Riggins gets worked over. Drop toe hold into the elbow drop stuns Riggins. Not sure what this is called, but Billy flies in and drives Riggins down onto the mat off Bart’s shoulders for the win at 3:37.

Let Us Take You Back: All American Wrestling, 1/30/94. Owen Hart gives his reason for kicking Bret in the leg at the Royal Rumble. For Owen, it was like a big release kicking Bret in the knee for all those years of being held back from success. The day before on All American Wrestling, Bret Hart gave his response. He never wanted to wrestle Owen, but it looks like he’s going to have to do something about this because it doesn’t look like it’s going to go away.

  • Owen Hart vs. John Paul

Owen gets awesome before the match by acting like he’s going to give a kid his pair of shades and then RIPS THEM UP IN THE KID’S FACE! That’s ‘Being a Wrestling Heel 101’ right there. This John Paul fellow is not the former pope, by the way. Just wanted to clear that up. Owen pulls up John Paul off the pin after the Spinning Heel Kick. The Enziguri sets up the SHARPSHOOTER for the win at 3:46.

These were just two squashes, but they’ve been pretty entertaining at least on this episode.

  • Irwin R. Schyster vs. Marty Jannetty

Ironic after so much Marty in January, this actually proves to be his last match on Raw until September 1995. He was fired close to three months prior to former wrestler Charles Austin was awarded $27 million for being paralyzed by Jannetty during a match in 1990. Anyways, this match all stems back to when Jannetty took back Razor’s gold chains from IRS. Jannetty does okay to start. Like most babyfaces when they go to the floor, they take a ride into the ringpost. Back in, a sunset flip gets two. Out comes the Quebecers as we go to commercial. When we return, IRS dumps out Jannetty for the Quebecers to stomp the life out of him. Ref Danny Davis comes out and escorts the tag champs backstage. Fine by them – they’ve done some damage. In the ring, IRS flies down onto a boot. Small package gets two, but then IRS rakes the eyes and grabs an ab stretch. It wouldn’t be a Rotunda match without one. He cheats using the ropes as well. Jannetty hiptosses out, but misses an elbow. IRS grabs a chinlock. Jannetty breaks free with a jawbreaker and mounts the big comeback. He hits the Superkick as Johnny Polo walks down holding a cue stick. Razor Ramon soon follows to even the odds. Now the Quebecers return to distract Ramon. Meanwhile, Polo interrupts Jannetty when he tries for AIR PILLMAN and brushes him away as he crashes and burns. IRS jumps on top for the 1-2-3. (8:59 shown) After the bell, Razor atomic drops IRS to the floor. The Quebecers attack, but Jannetty joins forces with Razor and cleans house on the tag champs. You can bet your bottom dollar there’s a tag match next week. No, in TWO WEEKS! Forgot about the dog show. Not the last match you want to see from Jannetty before he disappears. *½

  • Sparky Plugg vs. Duane Gill

Bastion Booger nearly chokes to death on a hot wiener during the match. This is the Raw debut of Sparky Plugg. Yes folks, in five years, this would be Hardcore Holly v. Gillberg. The OVERHEAD CAM (flying knee drop) gets the win at 3:03. This was not quite as entertaining as the other squashes, which may be why Booger tried to off himself by shoving more food down his throat than it could handle at the start of this one.

  • Crush (w/Mr. Fuji) vs. Dave Thornberg

Crush is NOT IMPRESSED with Thornberg’s clotheslines. He makes him pay with kicks and such. Press slam sets up a Running Legdrop (huh?) for the win at 2:39.

In the back responding to the match made for Monday Night Raw in two weeks, Johnny Polo and the Quebecers yell things obviously upset at the realization of having to face Razor Ramon and Marty Jannetty. Pierre even punches a hole in the wall! Well don’t worry guys, because Marty won’t even be there.

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