WWF: Monday Night Raw (04.03.95)

Monday Night Raw
April 3, 1995
Poughkeepsie, NY
Mid-Hudson 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: Owen Hart & Yokozuna (4/2/1995)
Women’s Champion: Bull Nakano (11/20/1994)

The fallout from WrestleMania XI – tonight on Monday Night Raw!

Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Jim Cornette.

  • Hakushi (w/Shinja) vs. Bob Holly (w/the 1-2-3 Kid)

The Kid is out here to be the counter to Shinja. Feeling-out process to start. Moving on, Hakushi misses a corner charge, and Holly misses a flying body press. Out comes Owen Hart and Yokozuna! What are they doing here? Find out after the break. When we return, Hakushi is working on Holly’s arm. Meanwhile, Kid ducks a clothesline from Owen and kicks him down. Of course it’s all a big masterful plan as Yoko kicks the Kid down from behind. Back in the ring, Holly shoves off a superplex and hits a flying clothesline. They come up slugging and Holly hits a BAAAACK BODY DROP. Cover, 1-2-NO! Sure surprised that didn’t do it! Best Dropkick in the Business connects for another nearfall. As he comes off the ropes, Yoko trips up Holly for a running back senton splash for the win. (6:54 shown) Love me some Hakushi. **¼

Jim Ross delivers a dry WrestleMania report discussing the main event. They air footage of Bam Bam Bigelow during his post-WM press conference. Now JR recaps the Bret v. Backlund “I Quit” match as well as the Undertaker v. King Kong Bundy match.

Back to live action, Vince McMahon brings out WWF champ Diesel. He announces that Shawn Michaels is getting a title rematch and continues to say that Sid is NOT your friend. When the rematch comes, leave home without that psycho bodyguard of yours. Wow, that’s it?

  • Allied Powers vs. Well Dunn (w/Harvey Wippleman)

Vince brings up the possibility of seeing the Allied Powers take on Owen Hart and Yokozuna for the tag titles. Meanwhile, Cornette just wants to see Well Dunn score an upset to show Eli & Jacob Blu a thing or two. You know, mentioning some C-show feud nobody cares about. Press slams and clotheslines are everywhere until Luger gets his hair pulled on the wrong side of town. Well Dunn deliver the leapfrog guillotine to Lex. That gets two. They beat up Lex some more until Timothy Well telegraphs a backdrop and takes a face slam. Hot tag to Davey Boy, the action breaks down as Steven Dunn takes the Hart Attack finisher with Luger’s Bionic Forearm in the place of a clothesline. Luger covers Dunn for the win. (3:44) Easy enough. Well Dunn sold real well for these two. ¾*

Celebrities say things they are being paid to say about WrestleMania XI!

  • WWF Women’s Champion Bull Nakano vs. Alundra Blayze

Oh snap! Nakano pearl harbors (heh heh) Blayze to start and bounces her head off the mat a couple times. Blayze stops her up top with the handstand headscissors that takes Nakano down. Nakano fires back with a clothesline though and whips her around by her hair. She applies a NASTY legbar of sorts to Alundra, but she makes the ropes. Blayze rolls through a snapmare and rallies back with a series of clotheslines. She follows up with a spinning heel kick and a pair of missile dropkicks for two. Sunset flip attempt, but Nakano sits down on her for a nearfall. Speaking of nasty, Nakano grabs a Scorpion Deathlock and then maneuvers around so she can lift Blayze up off the mat by her arms. Pretty wild stuff. Piledriver to Blayze gets 1-2-NO! Nakano heads up top, but here comes Blayze to dropkick her down to the floor! Blayze keeps it going with a dive off the top! Back in, Nakano blocks a headscissors with a powerbomb for 1-2-NO! With Blayze looking to be finished, Nakano flies off the top and delivers a nice GUILLOTINE LEGDROP for 1-2-NO! Blayze comes back with a couple BRIDGING GERMAN SUPLEXES, but Nakano kicks out of both. As she heads up top, Nakano kicks *her* to the floor and tries a suicide dive, but she misses and splats on the floor. Blayze gives Nakano a BRIDGING GERMAN SUPLEX on the floor, but then gets whipped into the steps. Back inside, Nakano misses a Moonsault, so Blayze grabs her for the third and final BRIDGING GERMAN SUPLEX to regain the title. (6:42) Good stuff as they pulled out on the stops here. On par with their SummerSlam match too, by the way. After the celebration, we move right along into the Bertha Faye feud as she who is thought to be only a fan at this point attacks Alundra Blayze. ***

  • Men on a Mission vs. Ben Jordan & Tony Roy

Men on a Mission now got a BAD ATTITUDE. They use their two minutes of precious airtime to send a message to the Smokin’ Gunns. They better watch out! Belly to gigantic belly suplex by Mabel on Roy wins at 1:55.

Now the response from the challenger. VKM brings out Shawn Michaels and Psycho Sid. Shawn says his focus was out of whack last night at WrestleMania and that he graciously accepts the offer Diesel laid out earlier in the show. For the rematch, Sid can have the night off. He doesn’t need a guy around him that could potentially cost him the WWF title anyways. Sid finds that incredibly offensive and lays into Shawn about how he needs to respect him. Cornette says we got to take a break. BRB. When we return, Shawn is face down on the mat with Sid’s foot on top of him, which brings out Diesel to beat him out of the ring.

NEXT WEEK: Hakushi joins the new WWF tag champs Owen Hart and Yokozuna to battle the 1-2-3 Kid, Bob Holly, and Bret Hart!

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