WWF Monday Night Raw | February 27 | 1995
The Raw video package plays and Vince McMahon and Jim Cornette welcome us to the show. They hype up Double J's singing debut tonight and we will also see a super posedown between Lex Luger and The British Bulldog. Also tonight we will hear from Owen Hart. Plus The Hitman Bret Hart is in action tonight as he defends the WWF Title against Doink the Clown.
Match 1 | Shawn Michaels vs Tatanka The bell rings and Michaels starts taunting Tatanka. Shawn's mocking Tatanka's rain dance and that's already making Tatanka mad as Michaels hides behind the official. Both men finally lock up Tatanka and Michaels exchange wrist locks until Tatanka sends Michaels to the ropes and delivers an armdrag and follows up with a dropkick. Tatanka sends Michaels to the ropes, Michaels with a leapfrog and Michaels catches Tatanka with a reverse elbow. Michaels with a suplex and got a 2 count. Tatanka reverses an irish whip and delivers a high back body drop. Tatanka whips Michaels to the turnbuckle with full authority sending Michaels upside down to the apron. Tatanka with a chop knocks Michaels to the floor. Tatanka goes outside and sends Michaels back in. Tatanka with chops hammering away at Michaels. Tatanka goes to work on Michaels arm but Michaels rakes Tatanka's eyes. Michaels with a scoop slam. Michaels went up top and hit a crossbody and got a 2 count. Michaels unloads with right hands on Tatanka.
Michaels tries sending Tatanka into the ropes, Tatanka with a reversal and gets a sunset flip and got a 2 count. Tatanka back with a chop on Michaels. Tatanka goes for a charge and Michaels backdrops him to the floor. Michaels distracts the ref and Sid gets a few cheapshots on Tatanka. Meanwhile Sid sends Tatanka back in. Michaels whips Tatanka hard into the turnbuckle. Michaels with a back suplex and gets a 2 count. Michaels then hammers Tatanka's head into the turnbuckle and it has no effect on Tatanka. Tatanka does his rain dance and begins to build momentum. Tatanka with chops on Michaels. He went up top and hit a tomahawk chop and got a 2 count. So close. Tatanka setting Michaels up for the end of the trail but Michaels slips out and blasts Tatanka with the superkick. He goes for the pin and got the 3 count to win the match.
Winner: Shawn Michaels
Following the match, Jim Cornette interviewed Shawn. Shawn states that he will not be upstaged by anyone especially Diesel. He makes one thing clear, The Heartbreak Kid put the Cool in Big Daddy. At WrestleMania, everyone's gonna find out why Shawn Michaels is the wrestler of the 90s.
WrestleMania Report with Todd Pettingill. We hear comments from Diesel. Diesel talks about the WrestleMania press conference tomorrow and he's very excited to be there tomorrow. He knows that Shawn and Sid are gonna be there and Diesel simply can't wait till WrestleMania. Diesel sends a message to Shawn and Sid and states that they ain't seen nothing like they're gonna see at WrestleMania. Big Daddy Cool's dominated the WWF since he walked into the door and at WrestleMania, he's going to show Shawn what Diesel power is all about.
Double J's singing debut on the King's Court
Jerry Lawler is in the ring insulting the fans. He wants them to show some respect because tonight they get to witness a historic moment on The King's Court because it's the singing debut of Double J. Lawler says it's a big night for Double J and we even have a member from the press down at ringside and he tells the guy to get as much camera footage as he can of Double J. Vince McMahon states that Jeff Jarrett and Road Dogg will face The 123 Kid and Bob Backlund this week on Superstars. Lawler then introduces Jeff Jarrett who comes down to the ring with Road Dogg to huge heat. Before Jarrett begins, Lawler talks about the battle royal last week and how The 123 Kid eliminated Jarrett. It simply isn't fair on Double J and what does Double J have in store for the 123 Kid? Jarrett tells The King he's going to embarrass The Kid. Last year he was supposed to be wrestling at WrestleMania but his match got cancelled, what a travesty. Him and The Kid were on opposing teams but this year Double J's match will not get cancelled. This year him and The 123 Kid will get to be on WrestleMania in a match and he's challenging The 123 Kid to a match. As for tonight, it's a huge night for Double J. He already showed all these fans why he's the world's greatest wrestler by winning at Saturday Night's Main Event. Now tonight he's gonna show them why he's the world's greatest singer and entertainer. Lawler leaves the ring and takes his seat at the announce table to let Jarrett have his moment of glory.
Road Dogg checks to see if everything was working. Road Dogg getting all tuned up. Jarrett wastes time and gets booed. Road Dogg tells the fans to show some respect, they've all been waiting for this moment. The mic doesn't work so Jarrett wants a time out to tune up and wastes more time as the crowd continues to boo Jarrett. The mic is now working and the camera man from the press gets on the apron. Double J invites him in the ring so the camera man can snap photos of Double J singing. Jarrett wants the lights out and the spotlight on him. Jarrett wants music to played while he sings and as soon as the music plays, the camera man takes off his disguise and it's THE 123 KID
and the crowd is going nuts. What a disguise from The Kid and The Kid jumps Road Dogg from behind and nails Jarrett with a roundhouse kick. The 123 Kid throws Road Dogg over the top rope. The Kid then destroys the equipment in the ring and smashes the guitar and throws it outside as Jarrett and Road Dogg are fuming down the entrance way. The Kid grabs the mic and taunts Double J by doing his strut. The Kid throws the hat, sunglasses and fake beard on The Road Dogg. The Kid accepts Jarrett's challenge for WrestleMania. He's going to create a special WrestleMania moment of his own when he pins Jarrett in the ring 1, 2, 3.
Match 2 | The Undertaker vs King Kong Bundy King Kong Bundy came down to the ring with Ted Dibiase. Bundy was angry that he was bodyslammed on Wrestling Challenge by The British Bulldog. Bundy grabs a mic and explains that he's in a bad mood so he now wants to fight anyone who's got the guts to face him. The lights went out and The Undertaker's music hits. It looks like The Undertaker has accepted Bundy's challenge and the crowd is going nuts. Ted Dibiase fires Bundy up. Bundy and Undertaker have a staredown. Cornette believes that The Undertaker won't be able to give Bundy the tombstone, it's just not going to happen. This is the first time ever that these two men are going at it. Slugfest to start this match off, Bundy hits Undertaker with a headbutt and whips Undertaker to the corner and ran into a boot. Bundy is staggered here as Undertaker tries a clothesline but Bundy doesn't go down. He tries again, Bundy ducks a clothesline, Undertaker off the ropes and hits a diving clothesline taking Bundy down as Bundy rolls out of the ring. Undertaker follows and stalks Bundy outside the ring, they brawl outside until Bundy reverses an irish whip and sends Undertaker into the steel steps. Bundy sends Undertaker back in and whips Undertaker to the corner. Bundy drives some shoulders to the gut of The Undertaker.
Bam Bam who's not here tonight must be watching this at home and he must be enjoying what he sees. Bundy drops a big elbow and got a 2 count. Bundy now off the ropes but Undertaker nails him with a throat thrust. Undertaker tries getting his hands on Dibiase but Bundy hammers Undertaker from behind. He rams Undertaker's head into the turnbuckle but it has no effect on Undertaker and Undertaker gives Bundy an evil look. Bundy is shocked so he comes charging in at Undertaker and eats boot and Undertaker scoops Bundy up and slams him. Undertaker does the rope walk and lands a right hand across the neck of Bundy. Undertaker tries an irish whip but Bundy reverses and sends Undertaker into the corner and Bundy squashes The Undertaker with an avalanche. Bundy hits a splash but doesn't go for the pin. Dibiase wants Bundy to do this again so Bundy hits another splash. Dibiase says one more time and as Bundy is about to hit the splash, Undertaker sits up as Bundy misses. Undertaker then grabs Bundy by the throat and delivers a chokeslam and pins Bundy for the 3 count to win the match. Dibiase can't believe it. Undertaker celebrates his victory with Paul Bearer and Dibiase is very upset with Bundy.
Winner: The Undertaker
Following this match, Bob Backlund came down to ringside and wants an answer from Owen Hart. He's willing to take on Owen in any match, whatever the stipulation is. Backlund said his patience is running out and wants an answer right now. Owen Hart came out near the entrance way with a mic in his hand. Owen has decided when he will face Backlund and he announces that he will face him at WrestleMania. Owen wants Backlund out of the WWF because he is not what the new generation is about. Owen then explains the stipulation for their match. As he's putting his title on the line, he wants Backlund to put his career on the line at WrestleMania
that's if Backlund is willing to take that risk. If Backlund agrees we get the match but if he doesn't agree then no match. Come on Bob, title vs career, what do you say? Backlund tells Owen that he's not a coward and he's going to accept Owen's challenge. Big pop for Backlund. Backlund tells Owen that he does not plan on retiring early, it's a fresh new start for him and he's going to take Owen's Intercontinental title and he's going to bring prestige back to the Intercontinental title. Owen stares Backlund down and what a huge match this is going to be at WrestleMania. Can Bob Backlund win the Intercontinental title or will that be Backlund's last match ever?
Match 3 | WWF Title Match | Bret Hart (c) vs Doink Bret and Doink lock up and Doink pokes Bret in the eye and sends Bret to the ropes and knocks him down with a reverse elbow. Bret then reverses an irish whip and delivers a hiptoss. Bret then controls at the start working on Doink's arm and then Bret sends Doink to the floor with a clothesline. Bret follows Doink to the floor and brawls outside. Bret sends Doink back in and hits him with right hands. Doink reverses an irish whip and catches Bret with a knee lift. Doink hits a neckbreaker and gets a 2 count. Doink goes up top and hits a double axe handle and gets a 2 count. Doink with a suplex and gets a near fall. Doink complains to the ref about the count. Doink gets an abdominal stretch on Bret but Bret breaks out with a hiptoss. Bret unloads with some right hands and Doink rolls out of the ring. Bret follows and chases Doink outside and Doink got back in and stomps away on Bret. Doink whips Bret to the corner and comes charging in but eats boot sending Doink to the canvas. Bret then delivers his second rope elbow drop and got a 2 count. Bret with a suplex and gets a 2 count only. Bret teases the sharpshooter but ends up dropping an elbow to the groin of Doink. That could be a mistake of not putting away Doink here. Bret tries bringing Doink back up but Doink surprises him with an inside cradle and got a 2 count. Both men back up get into a slugfest and Doink rakes Bret's eyes and hits a DDT and got a 2 count.
Doink goes for the stump puller, a very painful submission hold. Doink has his hand on the ropes and the ref breaks it as he sees Doink cheating. Doink with a scoop slam and he's now going up top for the whoopie cushion. Doink goes for it but Bret put his knees up and Doink is in a world of hurt. Bret does the 10 count punch on Doink and follows up with a russian legsweep. Wait a minute Papa Shango made his way out and distracts Bret and Doink knees Bret from behind sending Bret to the floor. Doink distracts the referee. Shango gets some cheapshots on Bret. Razor Ramon ran down and starts fighting with Shango. Doink went outside to help Shango but Bret went after Doink and threw him back in. Bret with an atomic drop, followed by a russian legsweep. Bret then put the sharpshooter on Doink and made him submit. Bret wins and Razor got in the ring and celebrates with Bret. What a fighting champion The Hitman is. Both men shake hands and what a victory here for The Hitman.
Winner: Bret Hart
Vince McMahon then talks about a newcomer that will be arriving soon in the WWF and his name is Hunter Hearst Helmsley. A vignette is aired of Hunter Hearst Helmsley.
Hunter talks about class and civility. He thinks people like Tatanka, The Headshrinkers, The Smoking Gunns have no class. Now he's coming to the WWF to show everyone real class. He's come here to become a star. He's going to show everyone why he is the future of the WWF.
Lex Luger vs The British Bulldog | Super Pose Down
Vince McMahon is in the ring. We have 5 judges here who will be deciding the winner of this match. Lex Luger comes down first with his manager Ted Dibiase. A clip is shown of Luger's debut at Royal Rumble 93, the unveiling of The Narcissist. Ted Dibiase got on the mic and explains that things haven't gone well so far for him but Bam Bam will soon send The Undertaker back to death valley and there will be no return for him. Now it's time for Lex Luger to make this night great for The Corporation so he tells Vince to call out The British Bulldog because he's going to lose. The British Bulldog then came out to a big reaction. Vince went over the rules so lets get the posedown underway. The first pose is the double bicep pose. Luger poses first but Bulldog poses along with him and Bulldog clearly gets the louder reaction. Lex tells Bulldog not to steal his thunder and they will not be posing at the same time otherwise The Bulldog will get disqualified. The fans boo Luger, Luger wants to have all the glory to himself. The next pose is best abs. Luger wastes a lot of time here, he puts oil on as his theme plays but he hasn't started posing yet. Bulldog is waiting and now Luger poses. He's taking his time. Now it's Bulldog's turn and Bulldog again gets a loud reaction. Finally the 3rd and final pose is most muscular but before Luger begins, he starts warming up by doing push ups. Fans are booing Luger and The Bulldog gets frustrated with the delay and wants Luger to get on with it. Vince tells Luger he will get disqualified if he continues to delay everyone. Luger gets angry and starts posing. Now it's Bulldog's turn and again he gets a loud reaction.
Now it's time for the judges to make their decision. Judge #1 has voted for Luger. #2 votes for Luger. Bulldog needs to make a comeback here. Judge #3 votes for Luger, #4 for Luger and # 5 for Luger. Wow it's a clean sweep for Luger as Bulldog didn't even get a vote. Luger celebrates his victory and poses. Vince said he can't believe it but here's your winner Lex Luger. Luger grabs the mic off Vince and said what do you mean you can't believe it. The judges just made their decision and he won fair. Dibiase starts laughing as Luger and Dibiase taunt the Bulldog. Bulldog takes the mic off them and he knows that he's just been robbed. He accuses Dibiase of paying off these judges. Bulldog thinks it's a set up, Dibiase's paid them off for sure. Bulldog asks the fans to decide who the winner is and they clearly vote for Bulldog. Dibiase said these morons have no say tonight and it's official Lex Luger has won. Luger said this is fair and he's won. He's just embarrassed the Bulldog and he's going to embarrass him again next week in the arm wrestling contest. One of the judges tells The Bulldog not to be a sore loser so Bulldog ends up attacking him. Luger and Dibiase bail out of the ring as Bulldog sends all the judges flying out of the ring. Bulldog taunts Luger and Dibiase as Luger start laughing. Dibiase yells everybody has a price for the Million Dollar Man, hahahaha!!! Vince said this was a set up all along, he thanks everyone for joining us as Raw goes off the air.
WWF Superstars | March 4 | 1995
Jean Pierre Lefite defeated a jobber. Pierre hits the cannonball off the top rope for the win. Following the match Pierre handcuffed his opponent and zaps him with the shock stick.
Henry Godwinn defeated Man Mountain Rock
Adam Bomb defeated Eli Blu
Also on the show: A new vignette is aired of Savio Vega. Savio said the WWF is full of tough superstars but he's also tough and he's ready to mix it up with the very best of the WWF. Savio says he will be making his debut next week on WWF Superstars.
Vince McMahon interviews Razor Ramon. This coming Monday on Raw, he teams with Bret to face the dangerous team of Doink and Papa Shango. Vince asks Razor this will be the first time ever that he will team with Bret. Both men are huge fan favourites but will they get along when they team up this week since they will go on to face each other at WrestleMania? Razor said he had no problem teaming up with The Hitman, he came down to help Bret out because not only was it a 2 on 1 situation against Bret, he wants Bret healthy for WrestleMania. He wants Bret at his very best. Razor talks about how he is working very hard to prepare for his match against The Hitman at WrestleMania. This is going to be the biggest match of his life. He's learned from his mistakes in the past and over the past 2 years The Hitman has been the #1 guy. He's been the superstar of the year for the past 2 years but now it's Razor Ramon's time. Razor shows footage from WrestleMania 10 where him and Bret made history. Razor won the ladder match while Bret won the WWF Title. The post match celebration was shown of Bret's victory and how all the stars came down to show their respect. Razor then lifts Bret up on his shoulders and Razor points at the video wall and states that right there was the sign. A sign where it shows that a year later, he's going to face The Hitman, it was destiny. It goes to show that The Himan will be passing the torch to the bad guy. Razor's music hits and Razor motions for the WWF Title.
Bob Backlund and The 123 Kid defeated Jeff Jarrett and The Road Dogg. Following the match both teams started brawling in the ring and Owen Hart ran down and attacked Bob Backlund. Jeff Jarrett and Road Dogg beat down The 123 Kid. Owen puts the sharpshooter on Backlund. Owen, Jarrett and Road Dogg leave to huge heat.
WWF Wrestling Challenge | March 5 | 1995
Owen Hart defeated Mable. Mable missed a splash from the second rope and Owen rolls Mable up for the 3 count.
The Headshrinkers defeated 2 jobbers
Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Mo of Men on a Mission. Following the match the lights went out and when they were back on The Undertaker was in the ring and brawled with Bam Bam. Undertaker sends Bigelow to the floor with a clothesline and Bam Bam retreats to the back. The Undertaker then stares down Bam Bam.
Jim Ross interviews Yokozuna and Hakushi. Jim Cornette said his team will be watching The Smoking Gunns later on in action. Cornette claims that Yoko and Hakushi are the most impressive team of all time, no one can match the power of Yokozuna and the speed of Hakushi. These cowboys must be terrified of them. Yokozuna and Hakushi only recently became a team and they proved their dominance by beating many of the top teams in the battle royal. Cornette mocks his former team, The Heavenly Bodies. Now when The Heavenly Bodies get healed up, Yokozuna and Hakushi will face them and The Heavenly Bodies will stand no chance against Yokozuna and Hakushi. Cornette then says The Smoking Gunns better enjoy their time as champions now because after WrestleMania, they won't be ever getting the belts back.
The same vignette of Hunter Hearst Helmsley that was aired from Raw was shown.
We hear pre-recorded comments from Lex Luger. Lex talks about the third and final contest coming up this Monday on Raw. The first contest between Lex Luger and The British Bulldog was a tie since both men managed to body slam their opponents. Lex brags about beating The Bulldog so easily in the super posedown. Since he's up 1-0 he's going to win the series of the contests by defeating The Bulldog in the arm wrestling contest tomorrow night on Raw. Lex claims that he has much more strength than The Bulldog and he's going to add more misery for The Bulldog when he humiliates him tomorrow night.
The Smoking Gunns defeated Aldo Montoya and Bob Holly. After the match both teams shaked hands. Hakushi and Yokozuna came down near the entranceway to scout their opponents and following the match they stared down The Smoking Gunns.
April 2 | Hartford Connecticut
WWF Title Match | Bret Hart (c) vs Razor Ramon
Diesel vs Shawn Michaels
The British Bulldog vs Lex Luger
The Undertaker vs Bam Bam Bigelow
Title vs Career | WWF Intercontinental Title Match | Owen Hart (c) vs Bob Backlund
The 123 Kid vs Jeff Jarrett
Tag Team Title Match | The Smoking Gunns (c) vs Yokozuna and Hakushi