WWF: Monday Night Raw (08.15.94)
Monday Night Raw
August 15, 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)
Last week: Lex Luger found himself in some pretty sticky situations with Ted DiBiase. Tatanka is needless to say convinced that Lex Luger has sold out. What’s going to happen tonight? I don’t know! Let’s get RAW.
Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Randy Savage.
- The 1-2-3 Kid vs. Owen Hart (w/Jim Neidhart)
Nice nod to the start of their KOTR match as Owen attacks the Kid before the lights come up, only this time the Kid is waiting to respond with a spinning heel kick. Once again, Owen fails as he misses a corner charge and runs his shoulder into the ringpost. They manage a semblance of La Majistral cradle for two. Owen rolls and flips through the pressure of a wristlock and grabs one of his own. Kid kips-up and kicks Owen down for two. Kid grabs a headlock and they make that hold more exciting than usual with hair pulls and the Kid constantly countering a back suplex to take Owen back down to the mat into the headlock. Finally, Owen gets the Kid off him with a back suplex. Enziguri by Owen scores a nearfall. Kid escapes a chinlock and launches himself off Owen to get a hiptoss. You’ve seen the spot, I’m sure. Owen kicks Kid away, but both men kip-up. While Owen gloats over the kip-up he did, Kid sends Owen to the floor with a dropkick. Anvil meets Owen on the floor and together they take a baseball slide by the Kid. With Owen stunned, Kid catches Owen with a springboard dive on the floor! Anvil hops up on the apron and Kid dropkicks him down, but it hardly phases the big guy. We’ll be right back! When we return, Owen brings Kid to the floor with a suplex from the apron! And none of that BS simple flip over the top rope either. He takes it FOR REAL like they were inside the ring. Once Kid gets up to his feet, Owen puts him on his back again with a pescado and then backs Kid into the ringpost a couple times. Count to ten much, ref? Back inside, Owen whips Kid HARD into the buckle and gives us a double-bicep pose. More back work follows, but Owen can’t get the pin. Kid starts coming out of a rear chinlock, but Owen stops him again with a reverse neckbreaker. Owen tries for a rare flying knee drop, but Kid moves out of the way. As Owen starts to limp, Kid goes after the leg. Owen tries the Enziguri, but this time Kid ducks and applies a half crab until Anvil runs in for the DQ. (9:57 shown) Great high-risk action that you just didn’t see every week on WWF TV, but what a weak way to get to the finish. Afterwards, Owen puts Kid in the SHARPSHOOTER while Neidhart tosses away referees. ***½
It’s the SummerSlam Report with Todd Pettingell! You know what happens.
From the crowd, Abe “Knuckleball” Schwartz is on strike! Before the show, he got in the ring and told the people his solution for the MLB strike. Somehow, he blames the fans. Savage disagrees.
- Duke “The Dumpster” Droese vs. Nick Barberry
Time to take out the trash. Clothesline and a running elbow drop takes care of Barberry in 1:27.
It’s time for the King’s Court with Jerry Lawler. His guests at this time are Ted DiBiase and Paul Bearer. Lawler wants to know what Paul Bearer has to say since DiBiase has shown his proof of the Undertaker, but Paul Bearer has not. Bearer says that while DiBiase is having fun with his evil Undertaker, Paul promises that *his* Undertaker will destroy him at SummerSlam. DiBiase brings out the Underfaker to choke Paul Bearer down. That’s when the lights go out and we hear the *bong* sound. Now the lights slowly come up and Paul Bearer is standing around ringside telling the camera that the Undertaker is here. Meanwhile, DiBiase and Underfaker are left looking around for what they cannot see.
- Mabel (w/Oscar) vs. Roy Raymond
Some different offense from Mabel here. He delivers the Hennig neck snap and a big boot. He throws Raymond around for a while and puts him away with a flying elbow from the second rope (!!) in 2:32.
- Jeff Jarrett vs. Scott Taylor
Taylor tries to channel the spirit of the 1-2-3 Kid wanting to upset Jarrett, but can’t get it done as he falls victim to the FIGURE-FOUR in 1:58. Mabel comes out to get him a piece of Jarrett, but refs manage to keep him back while Jarrett taunts him from inside the ring.
The epic Kwang/Roy match gets cut! I am so disappointed.
NEXT WEEK: The encore presentation of Sunday Night Slam airs. Lex Luger takes on Crush, Diesel battles Typhoon, Bull Nakano meets Heidi Lee Morgan, and a Special Interview with Bret Hart!
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