WWF: Monday Night Raw (11.21.94)

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Monday Night Raw
November 21, 1994
Bushkill, PA
Fernwood Resort

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: Bull Nakano (11/20/1994)

Well, we were supposed to start out with Razor Ramon defending his IC belt against Diesel, but Diesel and his team for Survivor Series thought it would be cute to attack Razor during his entrance. What a buncha jerks! Their team name is the Teamsters. Apparently Vince doesn’t like unions. Who knew! Anyways, this puts the main event in jeopardy, says McMahon.

Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Jim Cornette.

  • Tatanka (w/Ted DiBiase) vs. Chris Kanyon

The spirit of Thanksgiving is discussed between our esteemed commentators. Cornette seems to think that John Smith and Pocahontas were at the first Thanksgiving. Seems like ever since Tatanka lost to Ludvig Borga, he’s had a hard time with jobbers trying to pin him here on Raw. Tomahawk Chop leads to the PAPOOSE TO GO for the win at 4:39.

Survivor Series ad with some “Angel and the Badman” footage. Interesting tidbit: that movie went into public domain in 1975 when the owners failed to renew the copyright registration, so Vince paid zilch to use it while probably feeling like a bigshot having John Wayne in a PPV ad.

  • Adam Bomb vs. Jason Arndt

Since Arndt was a recent victim of the Crossface Chickenwing courtesy of Bob Backlund, Adam Bomb takes advantage and WORKS THE ARM. Such a common sense simple thing – and he’s just a jabroni! Anyways, Vince and Corny discuss Bob Backlund’s chances of winning the WWF title at Survivor Series. They announce that Bull Nakano has defeated Alundra Blayze in the Tokyo Dome. Cornette calls that foreshadowing to a WWF title change. Pumphandle Slam by Adam Bomb ends Arndt in 2:27.

After Vince and Corny pretend like they are playing the new WWF Raw video game, they announce that the Razor/Diesel IC title match will take place later tonight.

We get a video package highlighting the Lawler/Doink feud over the past couple months. This leads into the next edition of the King’s Court. Lawler has his Royal Family with him: Sleazy, Queasy, and Cheesy. Before anything productive can happen (if this segment could actually be productive), Doink and his clowns come up from under the ring and spray Lawler and friends with super soakers.

Out in a graveyard, IRS digs up a guy who owes the US back taxes and repossesses his burial plot in order to pay his debt. Well, that was dark.

  • IRS (w/Ted DiBiase) vs. Matt Hardy

IRS says he doesn’t care what language you speak, you still have to pay your taxes as he stares long and hard at the Spanish announce team. As money is discussed, Cornette mentions his love for double cheeseburgers from Wendy’s. Vince brings up the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade where the Undertaker will be appearing on a float. Cornette thinks it is highly unlikely that he’ll be able to show. IRS delivers the WRITE-OFF to end the match at 2:53.

Todd Pettengill has your Survivor Series Report set for Wednesday night November 23 at 8 EST/5 PST from San Antonio, Texas.

  • MAIN EVENT: Submission Match: WWF Champion Bret Hart (w/Davey Boy Smith) vs. Bob Backlund (w/Owen Hart)
  • MAIN EVENT: Casket Match with Special Troubleshooting Referee: Chuck Norris – Undertaker vs. Yokozuna
  • Guts & Glory (Lex Luger, Adam Bomb, Mabel, and the Smoking Gunns) vs. Million Dollar Team (The Heavenly Bodies, Bam Bam Bigelow, Tatanka and King Kong Bundy)
  • Bad Guys (Razor Ramon, 1-2-3 Kid, Davey Boy Smith, and the Headshrinkers) vs. Teamsters (Diesel, Shawn Michaels, Jim Neidhart, Owen Hart, and Jeff Jarrett)
  • Clowns R Us (Doink, Dink, Pink, and Wink) vs. The Royal Family (Jerry Lawler, Sleazy, Queasy, and Cheesy)
  • WWF Intercontinental Champion Razor Ramon (w/The New Headshrinkers, Davey Boy Smith, and the 1-2-3 Kid) vs. Diesel (w/Shawn Michaels, Jeff Jarrett, Owen Hart & Jim Neidhart)

SPOILER ALERT: This is the last Monday Night Raw before Diesel wins the WWF title. Razor charges Diesel and shows him up with a hammerlock down on the mat. That sends Diesel out to the floor. Back inside, Diesel buries a knee and throws his clotheslines and forearm smashes. He boot chokes Razor while Shawn grabs hold of Ramon’s hair. Diesel wrenches the neck and grabs a sleeperhold. Razor escapes the hold, but gets dumped on the floor. Commercials! When we return, we almost get a ten-man brawl before Razor punches Diesel back into the ring. He calls for the RAZOR’S EDGE, but Diesel knees him in the gut and hits the Side Slam for two. More neck wrenching. Razor runs into a Big Boot for another nearfall. Diesel whips Razor from corner to corner and pounds the back. Snake Eyes connects for two. Shawn holds Razor in place for the Bossman straddle until the Bad Guys scare him off. Razor backdrops away the JACKKNIFE and clobbers Diesel until he can slam the big guy. Time for the RAZOR’S EDGE. Jarrett comes inside the ring to prevent the move. He’s pulled out by the Bulldog though. Owen takes a rocket launcher into Diesel. Now all ten men get in the ring for the DQ. (10:25 shown) The fight continues until we go off the air. That was the best possible finish for this match. It puts over the volatility of the Survivor Series match, the match itself made Razor Ramon look good, and Diesel controlled the tempo pretty well. Fun match. ***

NEXT WEEK: Nothing announced.

SPECIAL BONUS MATCH~!

  • WWF Women’s Champion Alundra Blayze vs. Bull Nakano – (AJW Big Egg Wrestling Universe, 11/20/94)

This was a 23 MATCH CARD with over half of those matches going at least ten minutes. Can you imagine? These days, I’m burned out after about halfway into a 6-8 match PPV. Blayze connects with a couple kicks, but then Nakano just takes over here. She gives Blayze a bunch of Moolah Whips and then lifts her up in a choke. She ties up Blayze in a reverse figure four and switches gears to a bow and arrow. Just total dominance from Nakano. Blayze goes on the move for a few seconds as she runs and slams Nakano down by her hair. Standard WWF comeback for her. Nakano applies the SCORPION CROSSLOCK, but the ref makes her release the hold when she starts pulling Blayze’s hair. Seriously, you rarely ever see a challenger dominate a champion quite like this. Nakano misses the GUILLOTINE LEGDROP and Blayze sneaks up behind her for the BRIDGING GERMAN SUPLEX, but only gets two. Blayze completely fails with a crossbody out of the corner. Nakano delivers the BULL’S POSEIDON and finishes her off with the GUILLOTINE LEGDROP to win the WWF women’s title. (9:27) Seriously, Bull just dominated her here. I’m sure somebody has a story on why Nakano was booked so strongly over Blayze. I mean, it isn’t like Blayze was some underwear model in the states who decided it would be fun to be a wrestler. She’s legit as far as I know. AJW didn’t just let in anybody. **

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