WWF: Monday Night Raw (11.28.94)

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Monday Night Raw
November 28, 1994
Poughkeepsie, NY
Mid-Hudson Civic Center

The current WWF champs were as follows:
World Champion: Diesel (11/26/1994)
Intercontinental Champion: Razor Ramon (8/29/1994)
World Tag Team Champions: Vacant (11/23/1994)
Women’s Champion: Bull Nakano (11/20/1994)

Still shots are shown from Survivor Series – mainly from the Bret/Backlund WWF title switch and the breakup of Shawn Michaels and Diesel. From there, we get the eight second WWF title change as Diesel makes quick work of Bob Backlund and steps into IMMORTALITY. Vince calls Diesel the leader of the New Generation.

Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Jerry Lawler.

  • Owen Hart vs. John Paul

If I could have theme music walking into places, it would be Owen Hart’s theme music. Of course, that’s all just in my head. Vince talks to Bret via telephone so the fans can find out about his condition after Survivor Series. He’s currently up at his house in Calgary licking his wounds and pretty sore to say the least. Nevertheless, he shall return. SHARPSHOOTER taps out the Pope in 4:01.

  • IRS (w/Ted DiBiase) vs. Adam Bomb

Undertaker, you will never rest in peace until you pay IRS. Looks like DiBiase has a druid with him at ringside. Headlocks and shoulderblocks to start. Irwin bails out and gets thrown back into the ring for a slingshot clothesline for two. DiBiase causes Adam Bomb to get distracted as IRS knocks him out to the floor in front of the druid. Back in, Adam Bomb escapes a chinlock and hits a crossbody block for 1-2-NO! Commercials! When we come back, IRS grabs the ropes to cheat with an ab stretch and a chinlock. Standard heel Rotunda action. Adam Bomb fights back and climbs the top turnbuckle for the NEUTRON BOMB, but the druid trips him up to send Adam Bomb crashing to the mat. That’s enough for IRS to get the pinfall. (6:49 shown) While DiBiase directs a further 2-on-1 beatdown of Adam Bomb, Lex Luger sticks his neck out for his fellow Survivor Series partner and makes the save. The identity of the druid is still managed to be kept under wraps if you get my drift. *½

We get some still shots of the Undertaker/Yokozuna return casket match from Survivor Series. Order the encore presentation tomorrow night at 8PM EST!

  • Bob Holly vs. Tony DeVito

Vince and Lawler discuss the WWF racing team as if that’s a serious thing. He’ll be a part of the Snowball Derby down in Pensacola this weekend. Flying clothesline by Holly gets the three-count at 2:51.

We take a look at Henry O. Godwinn. He’s the ugliest, meanest, nastiest H.O.G. of them all. Coming soon to the WWF!

  • Lex Luger vs. Bert Centino

Talk turns to already hyping the Royal Rumble on January 22 LIVE on PPV from Tampa FL. Vince tells us that Lex Luger will be one of the 30 men who will appear in the Rumble. TORTURE RACK ends Centino at 2:11.

Vince brings out the *NEW* WWF champion Diesel. Instead of looking mean, Diesel has a big smirk on his face. McMahon wants to know what went down between Diesel and Shawn Michaels at the Survivor Series. Diesel claims that he did all the work and Shawn wanted the spotlight. If Diesel had got his hands on Shawn, he wouldn’t have survived. Neat. With Bret Hart out of action after Survivor Series, Jack Tunney named Diesel the #1 contender to the WWF title to face Bob Backlund at MSG. Although being very nervous at first, Diesel recalls walking through the streets of NYC that day as everybody who saw him wished him the best of luck as though this match had weeks of build. C’mon guy. Diesel drops the “how sweet it is” line and tells us he’s got the gold. Despite the bow ties, Diesel has a ton of respect for Bob Backlund, but can he put the CFCW on big D? Probably not. Vince asks Diesel if he has any words for Bret Hart. He calls Bret a great competitor and a true champion. If Backlund was waiting around for Bret to actually submit, Survivor Series would still be going on right now. Bret never turned down a challenge and Diesel hopes to emulate that same philosophy. Diesel offers Bret a shot at the WWF title anytime anywhere.

  • The Heavenly Bodies (w/Jim Cornette) vs. Gary Scott & Buck Quartermain

Bob Backlund grabs a third headset and joins Vince and King. He hopes to recover from his adversity. Vince wants to know if what he heard was true about Backlund giving an interview after the WWF title match with Diesel was over and acting like the match had yet to happen. Backlund says that can happen to people after a tragic situation. He says that no matter what Diesel thinks, he will procure the Chickenwing on him and exterminate him from the WWF. Heavenly Bodies deliver the DEATH SENTENCE to Scott for the pinfall at 3:42.

After the break, they show Backlund the MSG match again. Backlund gets so upset that he promises to procure the Crossface Chickenwing on McMahon before he retires. Lawler would LOVE to see that – and I have to admit, so would I.

NEXT WEEK: Davey Boy Smith meets Jeff Jarrett!

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