WWF: Monday Night Raw (12.26.94)


Monday Night Raw
December 26, 1994
Liberty, NY
Liberty High School

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)

Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Shawn Michaels.

  • Davey Boy Smith vs. Tatanka (w/Ted DiBiase)

Bulldog has no problem with Tatanka to start. Stalling Suplex puts Tatanka on the floor for a breather. Back in, Tatanka sees the RUNNING POWERSLAM is coming, but he grabs onto the ropes and shifts his weight to fall back on Davey Boy for 1-2-NO! Commercials. When we return, it’s chinlock time for Davey Boy. Tatanka misses a Flying Chop and Bulldog starts up the clotheslines, but DiBiase pulls the top rope down for a nasty bump to the floor. Out comes “Made in the USA” Lex Luger to check on his Allied Powers partner. He goes after DiBiase, but tangles with Tatanka when he tries to save his boss for the DQ. Bam Bam Bigelow heads out and we’ve got a REAL donnybrook on our hands, folks. (6:41 shown) I love how the fans start chanting “U-S-A” as some sort of way to anger Tatanka. Then again since he is Native American, that probably WOULD piss him off. And then you have Bigelow who is from New Jersey. And I mean, nobody really considers that place part of America. *½


Time for the Royal Rumble Report with Todd Pettengill. The Royal Rumble takes place on Sunday night January 22 at Tampa FL – LIVE on PPV. Pamela Anderson will be here!

  • WWF Championship: Diesel (c) vs. Bret Hart
  • WWF Intercontinental Championship: Razor Ramon (c) vs. Jeff Jarrett
  • The Undertaker vs. IRS
  • Royal Rumble Match: Sixteen participants have been announced. They include Lex Luger, Bob Backlund, King Kong Bundy, Doink the Clown, Kwang, Henry O. Godwinn, Duke Droese, Aldo Montoya, Adam Bomb, Dick Murdoch, Men on a Mission, the British Bulldog, the 1-2-3 Kid, Bob Holly, and Shawn Michaels.
  • Henry O. Godwinn vs. Mike Khoury

This is the RAW debut of the HOG. Vince learns what a slop bucket is tonight. Godwinn is just more gross at this point than anything at this point. I mean, why does he have pig crap on his clothes? I understand if he just had it on his boots, but on his t-shirt? Anyways, Godwinn pins Khoury after the SLOP DROP and some pig rooting at 3:46. Is he a PIG or a PIG FARMER? My family had horses and chickens, but we never neighed or scratched around and pecked things. Ugh.


On this edition of the King’s Court, Lawler’s guest is the WWF champ Diesel. Shawn Michaels glares at the champ from the commentary table. Jerry Lawler talks pretty much the whole time about how he hopes Bob Backlund is able to get Diesel stuck in the Crossface Chicken Wing so he will no longer be the WWF champion. If Backlund doesn’t beat him, he hopes at the Royal Rumble that Diesel and Bret Hart eliminate each other so they are both no longer a part of the WWF. Diesel finally takes away the mic and wishes that Lawler would shut his mouth. How’s THAT for PG? Diesel then proceeds to steal Lawler’s crown, throw the guy to the floor, and then ascend Lawler’s throne with the stolen crown laid upon his head.

From this past weekend on Superstars, we see that the Heavenly Bodies advanced in the WWF tag titles tournament as they defeated the Bushwhackers after a bit of chicanery as Vince might say.

  • Kwang (w/Harvey Wippleman) vs. Rich Myers

During the squash, Howard Finkel appears on the split-screen to apologize to Wippleman for pulling his pants down last week on Raw. He was only trying to prevent Harvey from interfering. That’s as interesting as this match gets. Kwang takes care of Myers with the SPINNING HEEL KICK at 2:43.

As Vince has been known to do, he devotes some airtime to hyping a boxing match. The match is between middleweights Vinny Pazienza (39-5) against Roberto Duran (93-10) on January 14 in Atlantic City. I’m sure his pal Donald Trump has some stake in this one.

KAMA – tougher than Tyson, more menacing than Seagal, and faster than Van Damme. The Supreme Fighting Machine! He’s coming!

In the back, Stephanie Weir gets a reaction from an irate Ted DiBiase. She wants to know what DiBiase will do about Lex Luger and the British Bulldog’s challenge to wrestle his Tatanka and Bam Bam Bigelow. If they want a match, they got a match.

  • The Undertaker (w/Paul Bearer) vs. The Brooklyn Brawler

This should be short. HBK announces that the Undertaker and Paul Bearer will be his guests on his Heartbreak Hotel segment the following weekend on Superstars. Taker runs through Old School, the Flying Lariat, and the TOMBSTONE to end the whole she-bang at 3:12. After the break, IRS and his druids come out to send a message to the Undertaker and Paul Bearer. OHHH YESSSSS.

NEXT WEEK: Lex Luger and the British Bulldog square off against Ted DiBiase’s Bam Bam Bigelow and Tatanka!

And now for the TOP FIVE RAW MATCHES of 1994!

5. Bret Hart & Davey Boy Smith vs. Owen Hart & Jim Neidhart (11/7) ***1/2
4. The Quebecers vs. The 1-2-3 Kid & Razor Ramon (2/21) ***1/2
3. Shawn Michaels vs. Razor Ramon (8/1) ***1/2
2. Owen Hart vs. The 1-2-3 Kid (8/15) ***3/4
1. Bret Hart vs. The 1-2-3 Kid (7/11) ****


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