WWF: Monday Night Raw (09.19.94)

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Monday Night Raw
September 19, 1994
Lowell, MA
Memorial Auditorium

The current WWF champs were as follows:
World Champion: Bret Hart (3/20/1994)
Intercontinental Champion: Razor Ramon (8/29/1994)
World Tag Team Champions: Shawn Michaels & Diesel (8/28/1994)
Women’s Champion: Alundra Blayze (12/26/1993)

Vince shows us how Tatanka SHOCKED THE WORLD and turned on Lex Luger to join the Million Dollar Corporation. This past weekend on Superstars, Tatanka showed up to appear on the Heartbreak Hotel in a stretch limo wearing a suit! NOTHING MAKES SENSE ANYMORE!

Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Randy Savage.

  • Lex Luger vs. The Executioner

The assistant editor for the WWF magazine sits at ringside taking notes for a new column about what it’s like to be inside the barricade during a live WWF event. And no, it’s not Vince Russo. They couldn’t have picked a better episode of Raw for this guy? Vince discusses how the entire Native American community is PISSED at Tatanka. It’s all about Tatanka, really. He does mention how Luger isn’t holding a grudge against all the people who thought he had joined the MDC. Luger runs over Executioner with a clothesline and puts him away with the REBEL RACK in 2:34.

  • Jerry Lawler vs. Duke “The Dumpster” Droese

Duke brings with him a Rubbermaid trashcan to ringside. Seems a little fishy. Lawler makes a big deal out of grabbing a headlock to start, but then thrown away and cowers in the corner. Classic Jerry. He corners Droese, but misses a punch and receives one in return as he bails out to the floor. Lawler continues to receive punishment and escapes to the outside until we take a commercial break. When we return, Lawler plays some Memphis mind games teasing a foreign object before he finally decks Droese. WHAT A RIGHT HAND! He always did have some great punches. Vince and Savage complain about the closed fists. Flying Fist Drop gets 1-2-NO! Lawler puts him down with the MEMPHIS PILEDRIVER and heads out to grab the trashcan. When he pulls off the lid, out jumps Dink with a squirt gun. Lawler chases after the clown until he’s ultimately counted out. (8:47 shown) As Lawler heads back to the ring, Dink runs back out and bites him on the backside. That leads to more chasing and Lawler getting tripped up in the ring by Droese so that Dink can slap him around. OH BOY, Lawler is humiliated. He threatens to hit Droese with another trashcan, but then Doink shows up behind Lawler wearing a Burger King crown. Realizing he’s been licked, Droese scares him away through the crowd while the clowns ROFL. *½

  • The Heavenly Bodies vs. Mike Bell & Steve King

Jim Cornette is “conspicuous by his absence”. Match starts during the break. The Bodies mock the Smoking Gunns while they beat up King. Bell never makes it into the ring. Doctorbomb leads to a Flying Moonsault by Del Ray for the win at 2:42.

In this very ring, Vince McMahon invites Bob Backlund to come out. He says that despite Backlund’s goal to once again become WWF champion, the current WWF champion Bret Hart proved his superiority back in July when he defeated Backlund. Vince wants to know why Backlund abandoned his integrity and sportsmanship after he lost to Bret. Backlund thinks he beat Bret and if you think his standards have changed, it is because his standards are just way too high for all the plebeians out there. Now he starts chastising society. Even if he’s right, the plebeians just don’t like that. He used to love the people, but now they have changed. Backlund feels they have changed the world. If they would live by his standards, we would have a utopian world. When he put Bret in the Crossface Chickenwing, he was doing it to all of us as well. He starts talking about how great the Chickenwing is and how no one can escape it. Crowd starts chanting “has-been” at Backlund, but he disagrees because society doesn’t live up to his standards. Backlund then declares that if anybody can escape the CFCW, then he will retire. Backlund takes off his jacket and challenges McMahon, but that won’t happen. No one from the locker room responds to the challenge. Instead, some short nerdy WWF Magazine columnist named Louie asks to give the CFCW a try. Yeah, fail. Backlund swings him around in the hold like the rag doll as Vince, Randy, referees, and various WWF road agents try to get Backlund off the guy. Yeah, it’s a whole big scene. Backlund takes a look at his hands like he’s been doing the last couple months after he does something bad, but this time he doesn’t feel remorse.

  • Bob Holly vs. Richie Rich

Vince and Savage call little of the match as they respond to what just happened with Backlund. Best Dropkick in the Business leads to the FLYING BODYPRESS for the win at 1:58.

  • Yokozuna vs. Phil Apollo

It’s a managerless night for some reason. The upcoming casket return match between Undertaker and Yoko scheduled for Survivor Series is mentioned. Apollo never really leaves the corner as Yoko pounds him down and BANZAI DROPS him for the win at 2:43.

While Yoko celebrates, the lights go down and we start to hear BONGS. Yoko freaks out as he waddles back to the locker room.

NEXT WEEK: Tatanka returns to Raw with Ted DiBiase by his side. Plus, the WWF tag champs Shawn Michaels and Diesel will be in action. Also, you don’t want to miss a very special King’s Court with Jerry Lawler as British Bulldog will be his guest. We’ll get an update on Louie’s condition as well.

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