WWF: Monday Night Raw (04.04.94)

Monday Night Raw
April 4, 1994
Poughkeepsie, NY
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 (3/31/1994)

Earlier Tonight: Adam Bomb and Earthquake get up in each other’s faces and yell things! Good thing this happened or else we might have had an interesting opening match!

Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Gorilla Monsoon.

  • Earthquake vs. Adam Bomb (w/Harvey Wippleman)

Adam Bomb pearl harbors Quake, but that turns ugly for him as he takes a clothesline out to the floor. Back in, Bomb can’t shoulder tackle Earthquake, so he takes another clothesline and bails. On the apron, Adam Bomb slugs Earthquake and snaps his neck on the top rope. That staggers Quake to allow a slingshot clothesline by Adam Bomb. Elbow drop gets two. As Quake gets tied up in the ropes, Finkel and Wippleman continue their little squabble out on the floor. Back inside where the REAL action is happening, Adam Bomb catches Quake with a flying clothesline for 1-2-NO! Now Adam Bomb runs into a boot in the corner and Earthquake gives him a belly to belly suplex. An elbow drop and a leg drop leads to the EARTHQUAKE SPLASH for the win. (4:20, dude) Monsoon calls that a 6.5 on the Richter scale, for sure. Whatever! ½*

Let Us Take You Back To: WrestleMania X, special ref Mr. Perfect screws (or doesn’t screw) Lex Luger out of the WWF title after Lex causes all kinds of chaos with managers and shoves Perfect when he doesn’t make the three-count on Yokozuna. I mean, come on!

Somewhere that is all black: Lex Luger can’t BELIEVE Mr. Perfect would have a personal vendetta against him. He can’t wait for when Mr. Perfect gets out of that “suit”, because then Perfect is going to be all his. What suit is he referring to and why is this suit stopping him from beating up Mr. Perfect?

Back in the arena, Gorilla Monsoon brings out Mr. Perfect to respond to his actions at WrestleMania X. Perfect still feels he called the match fair and square. He even thinks he let a few things slide especially when Lex put his hands on Cornette and Fuji. Unfortunately, Perfect doesn’t seem to understand what the word “bias” means, because he’s wanting to say the opposite of that. Of course as we all know, the straw that broke the camel’s back was when Luger pushed Mr. Perfect. If the people don’t like that, then that’s their problem. Perfect keeps trying to wrap this up, but Gorilla stretches this out saying that while it says Mr. Perfect on the back of his jacket, he will have ‘Made in the USA’ plastered on his chest once this gets settled with Lex Luger. SNAP!

  • WWF Intercontinental Champion Razor Ramon vs. Austin Steele

Steele has a Buddy Landel thing going on. Ramon now wants to be called the Ladder Man. There’s also a mention of the Men on a Mission’s brief two day run with the tag belts the week before during a tour of England. Razor runs through his moveset and finishes Steele with the RAZOR’S EDGE at 3:50.

Let Us Take You Back: Raw, 3/28/94. Captain Lou Albano comes out to ask the Quebecers and Johnny Polo if they accept his surprise challenge. Sure, why not. They laugh at him, but then he shows him their challengers are the Headshrinkers. Drats! Curses! As of now though, Vince says Captain Lou is still lobbying with Jack Tunney trying to get a tag titles shot for his Headshrinkers. Nevertheless, Tunney has ordered a tag titles matchup for one of three teams: the Smoking Gunns, the Bushwhackers, and Men on a Mission.

Elsewhere, the Quebecers and Johnny Polo respond. They don’t seem too worried.

  • Rick Martel, Jeff Jarrett, Irwin R. Schyster, and the Headshrinkers (w/Afa) vs. The 1-2-3 Kid, Tatanka, Sparky Plugg, and the Smoking Gunns

This is the 10-man tag that was supposed to happen at WrestleMania, but I believe they ran short on time because of the ladder match going long. At least that’s what I’ve heard is the story. The PBP would become too tedious to recap and I don’t really feel it’s all that important for a match like this. Lots of tags in and out from all sides with nobody gaining any kind of real advantage. Eventually, the match breaks down and leaves IRS and the Kid in the ring. Kid misses a corner charge and gets rolled up for the 1-2-3. (7:46 shown) Lots of good action, but no real story was told here. **¼

Time for the premiere of HBK’s ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ interview segment. The set comes with a sleazy heart shaped bed which Gorilla Monsoon doesn’t seem to think would be too comfortable, the sleazy leg lamp from A Christmas Story, and sleazy mirrors. Diesel thinks its classy. No guest this week – just Shawn talking about the IC champ Razor Ramon. He sends out a challenge on Diesel’s behalf for an Intercontinental title match at some point in time so he can bring the belt back to the Heartbreak Hotel. Turn out the lights, it’s check-out time.

  • Yokozuna (w/Mr. Fuji & Jim Cornette) vs. Scott Powers

Yoko runs over poor Scott Powers and squashes him with the BANZAI DROP at 2:38.

NEXT WEEK: The Quebecers defend their tag belts against the team of your choosing!

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