WWF: Monday Night Raw (11.06.95)

Monday Night Raw
November 6, 1995
Brandon, MB, Canada

The current WWF champs were as follows:
World Champion: Diesel (11/26/1994)
Intercontinental Champion: Razor Ramon (10/22/1995)
World Tag Team Champions: The Smoking Gunns (9/25/1995)
Women’s Champion: Alundra Blayze (10/23/1995)

Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Dok Hendrix.

  • Davey Boy Smith (w/Jim Cornette) vs. Marty Jannetty

Headlocks and shoulderblocks are traded to start. You can be sure Bulldog wins that battle. Davey Boy escapes an armbar and drops Marty onto the top rope to turn the tide. Clarence Mason appears on the split-screen on the behalf of Jim Cornette and promises that he has made Gorilla Monsoon force his hand and now the British Bulldog will meet the winner of the Bret/Diesel WWF title match. Bulldog delivers a nice Hourglass Suplex and clamps on a chinlock. Jannetty escapes and tries a crucifix, but Davey Boy kicks out at two and flips him inside out with a clothesline. Commercials! When we come back, Jannetty and Davey Boy collide. Back to the chinlock. Jannetty tries to fight out, but Bulldog tosses him to the floor. He attempts a sunset flip, but Bulldog puts the brakes on that and reverts back to the chinlock. Jannetty makes one last fiery comeback with a Diamond Dust out of the corner. He hits a Jumping Back Elbow and goes for the FIST DROP, but Bulldog gets back to his feet. Nevertheless, Marty grabs him and drills Bulldog with a DDT. He covers him, but Bulldog gets his foot on the bottom rope. Jannetty misses a corner charge and runs his shoulder into the post. Well, that will do it. RUNNING POWERSLAM gets the three-count. (9:31 shown) There’s your number-one contender, ladies and gents. Somewhat reliant on the chinlock, but overall not a bad little match. **½

We get a pre-recorded interview with the Fake Bill Clinton. He will be at the Survivor Series in DC.

Back to the arena, Jim Cornette reprimands Hendrix for giving Gorilla Monsoon any credit for making the decision to have the British Bulldog face the winner of the Bret/Diesel match at In Your House because he was forced into doing it. That match will prove that Davey Boy Smith should be the WWF champion and show everyone who should have been there all along. As for the wild card match, Cornette doesn’t like Gorilla Monsoon dividing the balance of power in the WWF. If Shawn Michaels tries to double cross the Bulldog, Syracuse will feel like a walk in the park because Davey Boy will tear him apart. Bulldog talks to us and confirms that he is aware of what is happening right now. Good job, Davey.

Let Us Take You Back to WWF Superstars This Past Weekend: Bam Bam Bigelow approached Goldust during an interview and challenged him to a match at Survivor Series. Looks like Goldust accepts.

  • Henry Godwinn vs. Terry Richards

Terry Richards is only a young Rhino at this point. Just nineteen years old here and his first year in the biz. Vince and Hendrix discuss the possibility of Hunter Hearst Helmsley being slopped. Speaking of being slopped, the SLOP DROP takes care of Richards at 2:06. Afterwards, Helmsley comes out and gives Godwinn a PEDIGREE on the floor. He then puts on some white gloves and proceeds to drop slop onto Godwinn. The shoe is on the other foot and such.

Time for Todd Pettengill to give us the Survivor Series Slam Jam…err, Report.

  • MAIN EVENT: WWF Championship (Must Be A Winner): Diesel (c) vs. Bret Hart
  • Survivor Series Elimination Match: Jerry Lawler, Hunter Hearst Helmsley, Isaac Yankem DDS, and King Mabel vs. The Undertaker, Savio Vega, Fatu, and Henry O. Godwinn
  • Wild Card Elimination Match: Razor Ramon, Dean Douglas, Owen Hart, and Yokozuna vs. Shawn Michaels, Ahmed Johnson, Davey Boy Smith, and Psycho Sid
  • Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Goldust

The WWF merchandise shill guy shows us some WWF POGS AND SLAMMERS. Holy crap, I’m nine years old again.

  • Kama (w/Ted DiBiase) vs. Tony Roy

Shawn joins us via telephone during this one. Vince wants to know if he can trust any of his Survivor Series partners. Of course, he doesn’t know a THING about Ahmed Johnson. Because he’s a supreme fighting machine, Kama can punch Tony Roy straight in the face and get a pinfall at 3:12. Dok Hendrix is pissed he didn’t get to talk his favorite WWF superstar.

The Smoking Gunns play some Karate Fighters. Billy picks up the win.

  • Bret Hart & Hakushi (w/Barry Horowitz) vs. Jerry Lawler & Isaac Yankem DDS 

I thought this issue was resolved. Bret and Hakushi absolutely dominate Yankem to start. They twist on the arm a bit. Bret tosses Yankem down for a flying headbutt from Hakushi. Handspring Elbow connects in the corner. Hakushi delivers a bronco buster and tags out. Bret gives Yankem an atomic drop and a clothesline. Headbutt to the groin gets two. A crossbody block by Bret gets two, but Yankem pushes him off to the floor. Sunset flip back inside gets two as well. Hakushi tries another Handspring Elbow and gets nailed from behind. Yankem thinks he’s in control as he tosses Hakushi to the apron, but then gets a springboard dropkick to send him to the floor. Hakushi tries a pescado, but gets caught and driven into the post. Back inside, a backbreaker from Yankem gets two. Now after Yankem has done all the work, Lawler comes in and gives Hakushi a PILEDRIVER. He gives Hakushi another and mocks Bret while Yankem puts the boots to Hakushi. Yankem continues to work the back of Hakushi as we go to commercial. When we return, Hakushi fights out of a bearhug and sweeps the leg when Yankem looks for a big boot. Yankem catches a dropkick though and locks in the Boston crab. Lawler reaches in and helps out with some extra leverage, which is all kinds of cool. Bret comes in and breaks the hold. Lawler gets a tag and heads up for the FIST DROP, but Hakushi catches him on the way down right in the throat. Hot tag to Bret, he levels Yankem with a Running Bulldog in between punching away Lawler. Russian Legsweep and the flying elbow to Yankem. SHARPSHOOTER! Hakushi cuts off Lawler while Yankem is clearly giving up, but the ref is busy getting Hakushi out of the ring – because rules are rules. Meanwhile, Lawler goes to whack Bret with a chair when Barry Horowitz makes himself useful and take the chair away from Lawler. When the ref turns around and sees Horowitz with the chair, the ref calls for the bell. (10:43 shown) This was actually a really fun tag match. Much better than I thought it would be going into it. Lawler is truly king of the heels in the WWF right now. ***¼

NEXT WEEK: Razor Ramon defends his WWF IC title against Psycho Sid. The 1-2-3 Kid will be the special referee. Razor can lose the belt on a DQ or countout. WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN?! Plus, Hunter Hearst Helmsley has to face Henry Godwinn and could possibly get slopped this time. Ahmed Johnson will be making his in-ring debut here in the WWF. There might also be a showdown between Diesel and Bret! You don’t want to miss it.


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