WWE: Monday Night Raw (05.02.94)

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Monday Night Raw
May 2, 1994
Burlington, VT
Green Mountain State

The current WWF champs were as follows:
World Champion: Bret Hart (3/20/1994)
Intercontinental Champion: Diesel (4/30/1994)
World Tag Team Champions: The Quebecers (3/31/1994)

Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Randy Savage.

  • WWF World Tag Team Champions The Quebecers (w/Johnny Polo) vs. The Headshrinkers (w/Captain Lou Albano &Afa)

Is it bad that I don’t know how the Headshrinkers became fan favorites except for that Lou Albano suddenly decides to join Afa and manage them? I don’t think that’s bad. I think that’s perfectly normal. WWF President Jack Tunney guaranteed the Headshrinkers a tag title match and when he announced it, the Quebecers laughed about it. Shoulderblocks and headbutts to start from the Headshrinkers. Once they clean house on the Quebecers, they decide its time to leave and fight another day. Since this match was made by Jack Tunney, that’s not going to happen. They can lose by countout and lose the tag titles OR return to the ring and finish the match. Well, the Quebecers make the wise choice and return to the ring just in time. Commercials! When we come back, the Headshrinkers remain in control until Jacques catches Fatu coming off the ropes with a knee that staggers him into an inside out clothesline by Pierre. From there, the Quebecers unload on Fatu with their VINTAGE double-teams like the body slam and backdrop your partner stuff. More commercials. When we return, Fatu backdrops a charging Pierre over the top rope to the floor and makes the HOT TAG TO SAMU! Tough break for Samu though as Jacques ducks a charge which causes Samu to get his head caught in the ropes. With Samu’s neck in all kinds of EXTREME pain, Jacques gives him a piledriver to make it worse. They try to put him away with the QUEBECER CRASH, but Samu rolls towards his corner. Meanwhile, Johnny Polo gets pulled down from the apron by Albano, who holds Polo while Afa punches him into next week. Heel miscommunication causes Pierre to finally clean Jacques’ clock with a forearm of his own. Samu kicks out Pierre and tags Fatu for real this time to put Jacques away with the FLYING SPLASH for the 1-2-3. (12:54 shown) The breakup of the Quebecers would lead to Jacques Rougeau’s “retirement” match in Montreal against Pierre Oulette in October 1994, in which he ultimately wins and ends the feud only to show up in WCW two years later as the Amazing French Canadians with of course Pierre Oulette. I’m not a huge fan of the match though because it’s just like all of the other Quebecers matches outside of the finish. **½

  • Tatanka (w/Chief Jay Strongbow) vs. Derrick Domino

After IRS insulted Tatanka, Strongbow promises that Tatanka is INDEED on the warpath. With all that talk, I expected a quick end to Domino. We got quite the opposite as Tatanka apparently wanted to make this guy suffer for a while. Domino also gets a fair amount of basic moves in on Tatanka as well. IRS calls in and talks to Vince. He can’t wait to get his hands on Tatanka during the WrestleMania Revenge tour. Talk moves onto Jeff Jarrett who may or may not appear at the CMAs. Running Chops and the PAPOOSE TO GO puts away Domino in 5:19.

Time for the King’s Court with Jerry Lawler. He makes fun of Roddy Piper, calls Razor Ramon a has-been, and then introduces his guest: the NEW WWF IC champion Diesel. You can just call him Big Daddy Cool. The reason Shawn Michaels isn’t here tonight is because he took a wild bump trying to save Diesel from getting whipped into an exposed buckle during Diesel’s big title match. It was in that moment where Diesel realized Shawn’s loyalty to him, and promises Shawn will be back soon. As for Razor, Diesel admits he’s a bad guy, but not bad enough. Diesel continues on and says that while having the IC title around his waist is nice, the WWF title would be a little bit better. Hitman, he’s coming for ya.

We get a montage of clips where everyday people say they have spotted the Undertaker.

  • Yokozuna (w/Mr. Fuji & Jim Cornette) vs. Scott Taylor & Mike Davis

Yokozuna takes his time manhandling these two scrubs. Savage has the line of the night though. He says to Vince, “A couple of New York Mets got arrested for trying to solicit the San Diego Chicken.” Yoko stacks the two guys and delivers the BANZAI DROP for the win at 4:21. As if that wasn’t enough, Yoko dishes out a BANZAI DROP for each man. That brings out Earthquake to put a stop to this as Yoko, Fuji, and Cornette bail.

After the break, we come back to hear Earthquake challenging Yokozuna to a match.

Next week: Razor Ramon meets Kwang in a KOTR qualifier.

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