WWF: Monday Night Raw (04.18.94)

Monday Night Raw
April 18, 1994
Utica, NY
Memorial Auditorium

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)

They play Jerry Lawler falling off his throne. AGAIN.

Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Randy Savage.

  • WWF World Champion Bret Hart vs. Kwang (w/Harvey Wippleman)

This is Bret’s first TV match since regaining the WWF title a month ago. It’s also obviously non-title. As for Kwang, that’s Savio Vega under a mask doing a martial arts gimmick. You see kids, back in the day, often times when whoever was in charge of creative had no idea what to do with a guy, they would just tell everybody he’s a martial arts expert: i.e. Superstar Billy Graham, Paul Diamond, Yoshi Kwan, etc. Anyways, Kwang pearl harbors Bret to start. VINTAGE WWF BOOKING~! Vince enjoys a spinning heel kick by Kwang. Apparently so does Kwang, as he spits out some green mist. Bret avoids a corner charge though and grabs an armbar. Kwang shoves off Bret into the ropes and throws him through the ropes. Looks like Bret may have jammed his wrist on the way down. Kwang follows him out and tries a crescent kick up against the ringpost, but Bret ducks just in time. Commercials! When we come back, Kwang hits the spinning heel kick in the corner where he flies on out to the floor. Time for the Oriental Nerve Hold. Bret rallies back with a crossbody block for two, and stands up into a jab to the throat. Owen Hart calls into the show to hype his series of matches with Bret on the WrestleMania Revenge Tour. Meanwhile, Kwang misses the SPINNING HEEL KICK as Bret unleashes the Five Moves of Doom. Kwang tries to interrupt the process, but Bret delivers a Russian legsweep and locks in the SHARPSHOOTER for the win. (6:55 shown) Short, yet still told a story. Oh, the good old days when seeing the WWF champ wrestle was really something to see. Bret won’t wrestle again on Raw until the classic with the 1-2-3 Kid in July. **¼

In what appears to be a public shower area, Capt. Lou Albano demands an answer from WWF President Jack Tunney on next week’s Raw as to whether or not his Headshrinkers will go against the Quebecers for a tag titles shot.

  • Jeff Jarrett vs. PJ Walker

This is that match where Vince and Randy talk about anything else. Jarrett puts away PJ with the running DDT at 4:01.

  • The Steiner Brothers vs. Mike Khoury & Barry Hardy

One of the last TV appearances for the Steiners in the WWF. Definitely the last one on Raw. You can already see Vince wanting to turn Scott heel as he gets a little rough with these two jobbers. The rumor mill had a brother against brother feud cooking for them, but they would hold that off until 1998 for WCW. Besides, TWO brother-brother feuds at the same time? Come on, guys. Scott kills Barry dead with the Steiner Screwdriver Suplex at 5:14.

Duke “The Dumpster” Droese is on his way to the WWF to, you guessed it: take out the trash!

The King’s Court with Alundra Blayze. She calls Lawler ‘Humpty Dumpty’ alluding to his unfortunate accident last week. Also, Alundra thinks the King’s Court is just a cheap imitation of the Piper’s Pit. She continues to try and be hilarious by saying Lawler should be paying Roddy some “royalties”. GET IT? BECAUSE HE’S A KING. Lawler insults Piper and tries to get back on track asking Alundra why she isn’t wearing her WWF Women’s belt. Alundra then accuses Lawler of taking her title. And with that, Lawler brings out Luna Vachon, who he thinks *would* have a belt if she were champ. Now Alundra is accusing Luna of taking the belt. Who is she, Perry Mason now? Luna says she may be completely insane, but she’s no thief. Blayze wants to fight right here and now. For some reason, Savage thinks this is going to be a catfight. Lawler holds back an enraged Luna, while Blayze leaves?

  • Earthquake vs. Mike Bell

Vince asks us to imagine Yokozuna against Earthquake. I’d rather not. Bell wants a test of strength, but has to climb to the top rope to have any kind of advantage. Once they lock up, Quake throws him off the top rope onto the mat. We see a couple dropkicks from Earthquake. Before you know it, the EARTHQUAKE SPLASH ends Bell at 3:57.

Let Us Take You Back: Superstars, 4/16/94. Tatanka v. Kwang. When Tatanka comes out of the Oriental Nerve Hold, Kwang sprays him with the green mist. Out comes IRS to tie up Tatanka in the ropes and rip up his ceremonial headdress because he didn’t pay the gift tax for it. Hey, Irwin warned him. Chief Jay Strongbow tried to save Tatanka, but he’s no match for IRS in the month of April. That actually looked pretty awesome.

  • Irwin R. Schyster vs. Major Yates

This one includes all the classic Mike Rotunda moves like the abdominal stretch and the chinlock. IRS makes Major Yuks give up to the PENALTY (STF) at 3:34. John Cena should take note on the way IRS applies this hold if he ever turns heel.

Vince and Randy talk with Johnny Polo before we go. Polo can’t believe Captain Lou is lobbying this much for a tag titles shot. However, he plans to go up to Toronto to influence Tunney’s decision as well, so yeah. He’s not worried though. Nope. Not at all.

NEXT WEEK: Razor Ramon v. Jeff Jarrett! Plus, Bam Bam Bigelow will be in action. The 1-2-3 Kid will appear. Owen Hart will even grace us with his presence! Don’t miss it.

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