WWE: Monday Night Raw (07.25.94)
Monday Night Raw
July 25, 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)
Women’s Champion: Alundra Blayze (12/26/1993)
Your hosts are Jim Ross and Randy Savage.
- Tatanka vs. Nikolai Volkoff (w/Ted DiBiase) – $10,000 Challenge Match
Even if Nikolai had fallen on “hard times”, it’s pretty sad that 46-year old Nikolai Volkoff is DiBiase’s first acquisition in the Million Dollar Corporation. Shouldn’t he have been wrestling at the Slamboree Legend’s Reunion show at that age? 10 GRAND is on the line here. Volkoff starts off owning Tatanka, but he chops Nikolai away to the point he wants to head to the dressing room. DiBiase gives his man a quick pep talk and the match continues. More Volkoff offense. Tatanka channels the spirit of Pocahontas here and starts up with more chops. Flying head chop gets two. Volkoff catches Tatanka charging in the corner with a boot, but gets stuck in an inside cradle for 1-2-3. (6:13) Macho Man hops in the ring with mic in hand to badger DiBiase until he pays up to Tatanka. DiBiase tells Tatanka that he may can beat Nikolai Volkoff, but he could NEVER do that to *his* Lex Luger. Tatanka disagrees, so Lex Luger comes out and accepts the challenge. Lex glances over at DiBiase and Ross goes nuts with accusations. ¾*
- WWF World Tag Team Champions The Headshrinkers (w/Afa & Capt. Lou Albano) vs. Joey Stallings & Barry Hardy
This was all Headshrinkers. Ross calls out to Jim Cornette and the Heavenly Bodies down in the Smoky Mountains as they are always wanting a WWF tag titles shot. Stallings takes the double face slam to set up Fatu hitting the Flying Splash for the win at 3:33. There’s only like three tag teams right now, am I correct? Headshrinkers, Smoking Gunns, and the Heavenly Bodies? Men on Mission is more Mabel-centered than anything anymore. IRS and Bigelow team up a little bit, but never on a consistent basis. Owen and Neidhart are really just two guys who support each other and not really a tag team. Same with Diesel and Shawn. So yeah, unless I’m mistaken, only three tag teams right now. WEAK.
- Jim Neidhart (w/Owen Hart) vs. Jim Powers
Owen has his Rocket tights on and Hitman shades around his neck. Neidhart wins with a camel clutch and it looks like he tries to hook a Dragon sleeper as well at 2:57. Almost like a stretch plum submission. Afterwards, Owen puts the shades on Neidhart to send a message to Bret.
Jim Ross interviews WWF women’s champ Alundra Blayze in this very ring. Blayze says she’s done with Luna Vachon and moving onto Bull Nakano. Speaking of Vachon, she interrupts the interview and announces that she is responsible for bringing Bull Nakano to the US. Savage says that next week’s Blayze-Nakano match will be non-title.
- Yokozuna (w/Mr. Fuji) vs. Adam Bomb
No Jim Cornette tonight. He’s busy with the ‘Summer Blast’ tour down in SMW. Adam Bomb has recently dumped Harvey Wippleman to become a fan favorite, says JR. It should be noted that this is the last match on Raw that will involve referee Joey Marella since these Bushkill tapings occurred on July 1. He passed away on Independence Day after falling asleep at the wheel and not wearing a seatbelt when he and Harvey Wippleman were driving home from Ocean City, MD to Newark, NJ. Yoko takes Adam Bomb lightly to start and pays for it with multiple clotheslines that put him on the floor. We take a commercial break and come back to see Yoko taking his time as he headbutts Adam Bomb down. It’s nerve hold time. The kids start chanting “Adam Bomb” to bring him to his feet. He elbows out, but runs into a clothesline. Yoko misses a buttalanche and HERE COMES ADAM BOMB! Clotheslines abound, including a DDT to take Yokozuna off his feet. Flying Clothesline connects and Yoko…goes…down! Here comes Harvey Wippleman and Kwang to distract Adam Bomb. Kwang trips him up, which brings Adam Bomb to the floor to beat him up until he’s counted out. Awwwww. (5:50) This little Adam Bomb/Kwang confrontation leads to the dark match at SummerSlam. Exciting stuff. Run-of-the-mill match if I do say so myself. And I do. **
- Duke “The Dumpster” Droese vs. Duane Gill
Jerry Lawler joins us via telephone. One day he’ll get his hands on the Dukester. Lawler hypes next week’s King’s Court as Bob Backlund will be his guest. Ross mentions that Backlund will take on Bret Hart for the WWF title this weekend on WWF Superstars. Droese wins with the TRASH COMPACTOR in 2:31. Ross and Savage cut off Lawler when he still has things to say.
NEXT WEEK: Shawn Michaels meets Razor Ramon for the first time since WrestleMania 10! Plus, WWF women’s champion Alundra Blayze takes on the crazed and scary-looking Bull Nakano!
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