WWE: Monday Night Raw (07.11.94)
Monday Night Raw
July 11, 1994
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 Headshrinkers (5/2/1994)
Your hosts are Jim Ross and Randy Savage.
- WWF World Champion Bret Hart vs. The 1-2-3 Kid
Owen and Anvil antagonize Bret before the match, but a bunch of refs make sure they leave the ringside area before the bell sounds. Kid sends Bret a message right away to PAY ATTENTION TO HIM with an armdrag out of the initial lock-up. Kid stays on Bret with a hammerlock and even though Bret elbows out of the hold, Kid jumping reverse kicks him in the jaw to send Bret out to the floor. What’s Bret going to do with this guy? Commercials! When we return, Kid is STILL on the champ, but now with an armbar. JR asks fellow commentator Randy Savage if he thinks we have seen the last of Owen and Anvil in this match. He doesn’t know. That’s literally his answer. Back to the match, Bret manages another escape and catches Kid with the kitchen sink to stop him for a moment. If you want to stop someone that’s quick, take their wind away from him. Bret takes Kid to the corner and stuns him REAL good with a series of European uppercuts. Swinging neckbreaker gets two and now it’s time for a neck-cranking chinlock. Now Bret whips Kid from corner to corner. With Kid on the move, it allows him to hit Bret with a few desperate moves, but right now Bret is in total control. Kid tries to catch Bret off guard with a crucifix, but Bret falls back onto the Kid. Bret covers and Kid gets his foot on the ropes, but the ref counts the 1-2-3 anyways at 7:37 shown. Sorry, Kid. Hebner didn’t see a foot on the ropes. You’ve just been SCREWED! Oh wait, Bret being ever the good guy decides to give the Kid a fair chance by demanding that the match continue. Even ref Tim White comes out to tell the Hebner that he messed up big time. At the request of the champ, the match WILL continue after this commercial break.
After the break, we see that Kid jumped Bret from behind right after the bell sounded for a quick rollup, but only got two. Now THAT’S being aggressive! Back to “live” action, Bret refuses to be embarrassed a second time and is all over the Kid with a butterfly suplex. The Kid’s arm drops once, twice, but not three times during a chinlock. He fights out and catches Bret with a backslide for 1-2-NO! Again, Bret’s not cool with that. DDT by Bret gets two. Bret goes for the flying vertical elbow drop, but Kid gets the boot up to block. Kid ducks a clothesline and nails Bret with a spinning heel kick. Four-kick combo in the corner leads to the Kid whipping Bret across for a running dropkick! Moonsault press gets 1-2-NO! Short powerbomb by the Kid sets up the FLYING LEGDROP for 1-2-NO! Kid clotheslines Bret to the floor and follows him out with a FLYING SPINNING HEEL KICK, but pretty much only brushes across Bret. The first man back inside is Bret who avoids a top-rope cannonball splash. SHARPSHOOTER attempt ends up in the ropes. Bret tries a superplex, but Kid lands on top for 1-2-NO! Kid whips Bret in the corner for another running dropkick, but Bret moves out of the way. Bret hits the running bulldog, but gets slammed from the top! Here comes the Kid off the top rope, but he flies right down into the SHARPSHOOTER for the submission. (17:34 shown) The Kid owes Bret A LOT after a match like that. Definitely an unforgettable Raw classic that just builds and builds all the way to a fantastic finish with Bret just a step ahead of the 1-2-3 Kid. ****
- Crush (w/Mr. Fuji) vs. Matt Hardy
The commentary on this episode is 100% gold. When we return, Savage calls himself the “Forrest Gump of the WWF”. Matt Hardy, wearing his lime and white High Voltage tights, gives us a bodybuilder’s pose for some reason. Crush catches Hardy with a superkick, which sends Savage into World Cup fever as he won’t stop shouting “GOAL!”. Ross tells Savage to please come back down to earth. TOUR OF THE ISLANDS gets Crush the win at 1:27.
- Razor Ramon vs. Barry Horowitz
The WWF is finding a detective to investigate this whole Undertaker situation. Dick Tracy, Scruff McGruff the Crime Dog, Leon Spinks who is a boxer and not even anything remotely close to a detective (JR – “He can’t even find his own teeth!”), Buford Pusser (real-life guy who inspired the movie ‘Walking Tall’, but is most certainly deceased and has been for years), Sherlock Holmes, and Marcia Clark (really? the lead prosecutor in the OJ Simpson case?) are all considered as candidates according to Ross and Savage. Ramon hits the Fallaway Slam and teases the Razor’s Edge, but small packages Horowitz instead for the win at 2:54.
It’s time for another edition of the King’s Court. This edition is pre-taped and takes place in one of Ted DiBiase’s drab offices. He’s on the phone telling some incompetent nobody to buy 10,000 shares of something big. Probably Microsoft or Yahoo or something. Anyways, Lawler mentions all the people he now has as a part of his yet-to-be-named Million Dollar Corporation. Volkoff, Undertaker, Bigelow, and now he’s trying to purchase LEX LUGER. DiBiase says he’s no longer trying, because now Luger belongs to the Million Dollar Man. Well, he hasn’t exactly signed the contract, but there’s no way he could refuse the offer he was given. It’s a done deal, says DiBiase. Lawler closes the segment telling us that we just got the scoop of a lifetime – right here on the King’s Court.
- IRS vs. Ray Hudson
More possible detectives are mentioned: Columbo, Barney Miller, James Bond (spy and not a detective), Eliot Ness (deceased, but at least he’s a detective), Angela Lansbury, Charlie Chan, and Perry Mason. After alluding to the 1994 MLB All-Star Game, Ross calls Hudson a “foul ball in the baseball game of life.” JR says there’s one thing to be said about WWF superstars: they do not go on strike. That’s because there’s no union, you jerk. PENALTY is enough to tap out Hudson at 3:47.
It should be mentioned that the detective chosen to investigate the Undertaker situation will be revealed this Saturday on WWF Mania. I should also point out that none of the dozen or so ideas that Macho and JR came up with were real, alive, or actual detectives. Sgt. Frank Drebin from the ‘Naked Gun’ movies would be the detective chosen to handle the Undertaker matter. He is, in fact, not a real detective either, but at least he’s more real than Scruff McGruff.
To the back we go, Bret Hart puts over the 1-2-3 Kid. He thought he was going to give the Kid the wrestling lesson when it may have turned out the other way around. He feels lucky to still be the WWF champion. Savage asks him about Owen who is very happy Bret is still champion so he can take the WWF title away from him at SummerSlam. Bret says Owen’s wave of success could just be a series of flukes. Since Owen’s got Jim Neidhart on his side, Bret promises to bring another brother in his corner at SummerSlam. We’re going to find out the hard way who is the best there is, the best there was, the best there ever will be, and the WWF champion in the Hart family.
NEXT WEEK: Diesel defends his IC championship against Lex Luger! Will Ted DiBiase be in Luger’s corner? Plus, Mabel will be in action! Owen Hart will beat up some poor sap as well!
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