WWF Monday Night Raw | March 27 | 1995
Raw begins with a special message from President Jack Tunney as Tunney is sat at his desk in his office. He looks into the camera and made a very important announcement for the fans of the World Wrestling Federation. After the success of Saturday Night's Main Event, he's come to a decision that the WWF will now start to air monthly ppvs. That's right the WWF has decided to add more ppvs to the calender, we want the fans to see more great action. On May 14 Live on Mother's Day, exclusively on ppv, the WWF will be debuting a brand new ppv event. The event will be called In Your House and you will not only get to see In Your House in May but also in July, September, October and December. The In Your House events will be two hours long at a discounted price at $14.95 per In Your House event. So now our great fans will get to see a lot more action and at a discounted price. More details about this event will be revealed next week on Monday Night Raw.
The Raw video package plays and Vince McMahon and Jerry Lawler welcome us to the show. We are six days away till WrestleMania XI and what a huge announcement that was from President Jack Tunney. They plug the show for tonight as Bret Hart faces Double J Jeff Jarrett, also Razor Ramon will be in action against Papa Shango. Here comes Shawn Michaels along with Sycho Sid.
Match 1 | Shawn Michaels vs Savio Vega Shawn got on the mic and brags that he's going about how he's going to go out there and steal the show at WrestleMania. Guys like Diesel are a dime a dozen but people like The Heart Break Kid come across once in a life time. Shawn thinks Diesel will fail at WrestleMania. Shawn then promises to give everyone a show that they've never ever seen before, why because he can. As for tonight, he wants a warm up match for WrestleMania so he challenges anyone in the back who has the guts to take him on. Savio Vega came down to accept the challenge. This man has a lot of guts, he's only been here for a few weeks and he's already on a roll. Last week he overcame the huge King Kong Bundy. Savio's very excited and can he pull off a major upset tonight by defeating Shawn Michaels. The match begins with Michaels and Savio locking up, Michaels sends Savio to the ropes and takes him down with a shoulder block. Savio then reversed a whip and gets an armdrag on Michaels. Savio sends Michaels to the corner, Michaels puts on the breaks with a leapfrog as Savio comes charging in and Michaels hammers away with right hands. Michaels with a snapmare and follows up a stomp on Savio's face. Dropkick by Michaels and gets a 2 count. Savio then reverses an irish whip and gets a back body drop on Michaels and then follows up with a clothesline sending Michaels to the floor. Vega cleaning house here in the early going. Michaels gets back in on the apron, Vega tries to send Michaels back in but Michaels rakes his eyes. What an opportunist Michaels is. Michaels rams Vega's head on the buckles and Michaels went up top and goes for a crossbody but Vega catches him with a right hand to the gut. Vega with a scoop slam and Vega with mounted punches on Michaels. Vega with a suplex and gets a 2 count.
Savio sends Michaels to the ropes, Savio put his head down and Michaels with a swinging neckbreaker on Vega. Michaels puts a chinlock on Vega, the fans get behind Vega as Vega begins to get back to his feet, Vega breaks free and hammers away at Michaels. Vega off the ropes and Michaels catches him with a knee lift. Michaels chokes Vega on the ropes and the ref starts the count and Shawn lets go. Michaels argues with the ref and behind the official's back Sid gets some cheapshots on Vega. Michaels goes for a suplex, Vega blocks and reverses into a backslide and got a 2 count. Michaels got up and went for a right hand but Savio blocks. Vega hammers away at Michaels, Vega sends Michaels to the ropes and nails him with a spinning heel kick knocking Michaels out of the ring. Vega and Michaels fight outside as the ref begins to count. Savio sends Michaels back in but as Michaels gets rolled in Michaels accidently knocked the referee down. Sycho Sid then sends Vega into the ring post. The ref got back up and continued counting as Vega is unable to get back in the ring and gets counted out. Shawn and Sid celebrate. Savio got back in and went after Sid but Michaels with a right hand on Vega. Sid and Michaels double team Vega until Diesel ran down for the save. Diesel tosses Shawn to the floor and Diesel and Savio clothesline Sid over the top rope. Diesel and Savio celebrate in the ring and taunt Shawn and Sid.
Winner by count out: Shawn Michaels
Jim Ross conducted a sit down interview with Bob Backlund
Earlier on today Jim Ross conducted a sit down interview with Bob Backlund. Ross states that this match will be the most important match of Bob Backlund's career. We could either see Bob Backlund winning the Intercontinental title for the very first time or we could see Backlund wrestling his last match. Bob discussed what winning the Intercontinental title would mean to him. He knows he's taking a huge risk into agreeing to this match because his career's on the line but he doesn't back down from any challenge and he's also not a quitter. This is his opportunity to make history because he's never won the Intercontinental title before. That would make him the oldest Intercontinental champion ever. He's wrestled many top superstars in his career and he's looking forward to stepping in the ring against Owen Hart. Ross mentions that Owen is one of the very best superstars in the WWF, he's a great technical wrestler. We're going to see a great match at WrestleMania. Owen has promised he will do whatever it takes to not only keep his title but to end Backlund's career. Can Bob Backlund overcome Owen Hart this Sunday? Backlund says there would be no shame if he had lost to Owen at WrestleMania but it's not going to happen. Backlund says he will be victorious this Sunday. He's fully focused and prepared for this match. He's been working very hard. He's yet to have a big WrestleMania moment but he's going to get it. When he puts that crossface chickenwing on Owen, Owen's going to submit and then Mr Bob Backlund will be announced as the new Intercontinental Champion. Jim Ross thanks Bob and wishes him good luck for this Sunday.
Backstage Todd Petingill gets a word with Savio Vega. Vega issued a challenge to Sycho Sid to a match at WrestleMania.
Match 2 | Razor Ramon vs Papa Shango Papa Shango's music plays as he's already in the ring. Razor Ramon then came down to a great ovation. When Razor went to hand over his gold to the timekeeper, Shango attacked Razor from behind. Shango with some shots to the back. Shango gets a back suplex on Ramon and gets a 2 count. Razor reversed an irish whip and lands a hard right hand on Shango. Razor goes to work on Shango's arm until Shango rakes Ramon's eyes. Shango with a slam and missed an elbow. Shango reversed a whip and Razor ducks a clothesline, Razor with a series of right hands knocks Shango to the floor and Razor does his stomp on the canvas taunt. Shango got back in and Razor and Shango get into a slugfest, Razor reverses a whip and clotheslines Shango. Razor whips Shango to the corner and Shango avoids the charge as Razor goes face first into the turnbuckle. Shango chokes Razor on the ropes. Shango tries to get his voodo stick but the ref notices it and tells Shango to put the stick down. Shango goes back to work on Razor with some punches in the corner. During Razor's match, we see a split screen as Vince McMahon gets a word from Bret Hart as he gets Bret's thoughts on his match with Razor this Sunday. Bret knows that Razor is one of the toughest superstars in the WWF. Bret talks about the hardest competition that he's had to step in the ring with, one fight after another and this Sunday at WrestleMania he will prove that he is the best there was, the best there is and the best there ever will be. Shango gets a chinlock on Razor, Razor gets back to his feet and fights out of the hold by hitting a back suplex. Shango then reversed a whip and sends Razor to the corner. Shango comes charging in and eats boot. Razor goes on the second rope and hits a bulldog and gets a 2 count. Razor calls for the Razor's Edge and has Shango up on his shoulders and drops him with the Razor's Edge. Razor goes for the cover and pins Shango for the 3 count for the victory. A hard fought win for The Bad Guy as he now moves onto WrestleMania this Sunday for the biggest match of his career.
Winner Razor Ramon
Backstage Todd Petingill asks Sid whether he accepts Savio's challenge and Sid tells Todd to shut up. Todd gets afraid and Sid was irate and accepts Savio's challenge. He warns Savio that in Savio's short time here in the WWF he's now landing himself into real trouble. Savio doesn't know what he's getting himself into. What Savio needs to remember one thing that I am the master and ruler of the world and Savio's just the learner. At WrestleMania, Savio's going to face the man who rules the world!!!!!!!
The Beast from the East confronts The Grim ReaperBam Bam Bigelow came down to the ring with Ted Dibiase. Dibiase gets a mic and he was furious over what down on Superstars when The Bulldog handed out his money to the fans. Dibiase believes that Luger will teach The Bulldog a lesson and this Sunday at WrestleMania, Bulldog is going to get embarrased infront of his family. Dibiase then discussed The No Holds Barred Match and puts over how dangerous Bam Bam Bigelow is. Rowdy Roddy Piper was lucky to escape from Bam Bam last week but if he sticks his nose in the Corporation's business then he will be pay the price. Bam Bam says it's anything goes and he's going to do whatever it takes to put The Undertaker down once and for all. It's quite simple, the Undertaker doesn't scare him, nobody scares Bam Bam Bigelow. Bigelow believes that he's going to wipe The Undertaker out and this Sunday it will be The Undertaker who will rest in peace. The lights went out and a casket is there at ringside. The lights were back on and Bigelow and Dibiase don't know what to make of this. Bigelow goes over to the casket and opens it and The Undertaker pops out and grabs Bigelow by the throat. They brawl near ringside and into the ring and Undertaker hits a flying clothesline on Bigelow. Undertaker signals for a chokeslam until Lex Luger and IRS come down for the save. Bigelow gets a chair near ringside and Luger and IRS hold on to The Undertaker. Bam Bam rams the chair right into the gut of The Undertaker and then whacks the chair across the back of The Undertaker. Bigelow places a chair across the face of The Undertaker, he's going up for a moonsault. Bigelow flies through the air and The Undertaker sits up as Bigelow goes crashing face first into the mat and the crowd goes nuts. The Million Dollar Corporation flee the ring and The Undertaker stalks them. The Corporation all looked shocked and scared and retreat to the back. Undertaker stands near the aisle and does his cut throat motion as his music plays.
WrestleMania Report with Sunny.
Just announced for WrestleMania is Sycho Sid vs Savio Vega. Sunny goes over the final card for WrestleMania. We then hear pre recorded comments from Tatanka. Tatanka was looking for revenge on Hunter after what Hunter did to him on Wrestling Challenge. Tatanka vows to shut Hunter up. This Sunday at WrestleMania, Tatanka promises to hand Hunter his first defeat here in the WWF. Sunny says all these great matches make up the greatest card in the history of the WWF and we will also see plenty of celebrities this Sunday at WrestleMania. Pamela Anderson, Jennifer McCarthy, Lawrence Taylor and Salt n Pepa will all be a part of the biggest night of the year known as WrestleMania this Sunday. Sunny can't wait. Double J's music hits so we go back to ringside.
Match 3 | WWF Title Match| Bret Hart (c) vs Jeff Jarrett Jeff Jarrett made his way down to the ring with The Road Dogg. Bret Hart then came down to a huge ovation. Bret and Jarrett lock up and Bret with a wristlock on Jarrett. Jarrett with a reversal, Jarrett grabs a handful of Bret's hair to take him down. Jarrett starts strutting in the ring, Bret got back up and hammers away at Double J. Jarrett rolls out of the ring. Jarrett gets back in and they lock up again and Bret with a headlock takedown on Jarrett. Jarrett gets back to his feet and Bret sends Jarrett to the ropes and tries a hiptoss, Bret blocks and sends Jarrett down to the mat with a hiptoss. Bret taking it to Jarrett in the early going. Bret went back to the arm until Jarrett pokes Bret in the eyes and whips Bret to the corner and follows up with a reverse elbow. Jarrett puts the boots to Bret and then delivers a dropkick and gets a 2 count. Jarrett with a back suplex and gets a near fall. During the match Razor Ramon came down to do commentary. In less than one week's time we expect to see the greatest WrestleMania of all time. Razor had a hard fought win over Papa Shango earlier on. The King asks Razor what is he doing out here and Razor tells King that he's' here to get a birds eye view of his opponent this Sunday at WrestleMania. Plus he's also going to keep an eye out on The Road Dogg. Razor states that Bret's going in this Sunday for the biggest fight of his life. Jarrett sends Bret hard into the turnbuckle. Jarrett up top and connects with a double axe handle. Jarrett then hits a swinging neckbreaker and Bret kicks out at 2. Lawler tries winding Razor up telling him that this is Razor's biggest match ever, he's under tremendous pressure. If Razor blows this opportunity then it will be a long time before he gets another title shot again because there are several other more deserving contenders than him. Guys like Shawn Michaels and Owen Hart and many more stars deserve it more than guys like Razor and Diesel.
Razor knows that King tried to stir things up on The King's Court two weeks ago but if King doesn't stop running his mouth right now he's going to shut him up. King then stayed quiet. Jarrett sends Bret to the ropes, Bret counters with a sunset flip and gets a 2 count. Jarrett got up and hit a clothesline. Jarrett then goes up top and he's wasting a lot of time here posing. Jarrett going for an axe handle but Bret with a right hand to the gut. Bret with a russian legsweep. Bret then goes on the second rope and hits an elbow drop and gets a 2 count. Bret with an atomic drop followed by a clothesline. The Hitman now with a suplex and gets a 2 count, Bret hits a backbreaker and another near fall. Bret tries going for the sharpshooter, Jarrett manages to block it so Bret drops an elbow drop right in the groin of Double J. Bret then clotheslines Jarrett over the top rope. They fight outside as Razor gets up to make sure Road Dogg doesn't get involved. Jarrett reverses an irish whip and sends Bret right into Razor, oh no. Razor is down. Jarrett sends Bret back in and goes for the figure four leglock. Jarrett locks in the figure four, will Bret submit, Bret hanging in there and Bret manages to reverse the figure four into the sharpshooter. Jarrett screaming in pain and Road Dogg gets in for the save and the referee calls for the bell. Jarrett and Road Dogg beating The Hitman down and Razor gets back up and got in the ring and made the save. Bret and Razor cleaning house as Bret dumps Road Dogg over the top rope and Razor hits a right hand on Double J sending Jarrett to the floor. Bret and Razor bump into each other ready to strike but hesitate when they see each other. They have a staredown and what a showdown it will be between The Hitman and The Bad Guy this Sunday. Vince tells the fans to tune in for WrestleMania XI this Sunday as Raw went off the air.
Winner by disqualification: Bret Hart
WWF Superstars | April 1 | 1995
The Smoking Gunns and The Heavenly Bodies defeated Yokozuna, Hakushi and Eli and Jacob Blu in an 8 man tag team match when Billy Gunn pinned Eli Blu.
We hear pre-recorded comments from Men on a Mission. They explained their actions from last week. Men on a Mission felt that they don't get the respect they deserve around here. As for Oscar all he did was hold them back but now he's history and we won't be seeing him here ever in the WWF. From now on everyone's going to see a new attitude from Men on a Mission.
Jean Pierre Lefite defeated a jobber
We hear pre-recorded comments from The 123 Kid. The 123 Kid was very excited about WrestleMania. The Kid believes that he's going to come out on top when he takes on Jarrett at WrestleMania.
Tatanka defeated Henry Godwinn. During the match Hunter Hearst Helmsley came down to watch the match. Following the match Tatanka stood on the top rope and taunts Helmsley.
The Final WrestleMania report as Sunny runs down the card. We hear comments from Savio Vega. Savio knows he faces a huge challenge this Sunday but in his short time here he's already made an impact. He overcame a huge challenge when he beat the huge King Kong Bundy and now at his first WrestleMania he's going to defeat Sycho Sid.
Owen Hart cut a promo in the ring and did a mock tribute for Mr Bob Backlund as he shows a video of Backlund's greatest moments in the WWF. Owen says the fans will sure miss him after WrestleMania. Owen tells the fans that Bob Backlund used to be a great star but that was many many years ago. Once Backlund left in the 80s, The WWF moved on and infact the WWF became bigger when Backlund left. When Bob came back in 1992 after an eight year absence, it was a completely different new scene for Backlund. Backlund was never the same again. He was a loser, a washed up has been. This is the new Generation and the competition is far more stronger than it was in Backlund's era. Even the wrestlers of the new generation are far more better than the wrestlers of Backlund's era. Owen tells the fans if they think Bob is going to have a great memorable WrestleMania moment then they are stupid to believe that. Owen still thinks he doesn't get enough credit that he deserves around here. Owen reminds the fans that last year nobody believed that he could beat Bret. No one thought he had a chance but he proved everyone wrong and he beat Bret. That launched his career and now at WrestleMania 11, he's gonna end a career. By next year at WrestleMania 12, he'll be headlining WrestleMania as the WWF Champion. Owen says the WWF will easily move on without Backlund. Owen vows to do whatever it takes to keep his Intercontinental title and WrestleMania will be the end of Mr Bob Backlund's career.
Lex Luger and IRS defeated King Kong Bundy and The British Bulldog when IRS put his foot on the ropes and pinned Bundy. Gorilla Monsoon thanks everyone for joining us and tells the fans to tune in for WrestleMania tomorrow. Superstars closes with highlights from WrestleMania X with Razor Ramon winning the ladder match against Shawn Michaels, then later on that night Bret Hart defeated Yokozuna to become champion. Then Razor was among many superstars to celebrate with Bret. What a story this is because now both men will be facing each other at WrestleMania XI.
April 2 | Hartford Connecticut
WWF Championship Title Match | Bret Hart (c) vs Razor Ramon
Diesel vs Shawn Michaels
The British Bulldog vs Lex Luger
No Holds Barred Match | The Undertaker vs Bam Bam Bigelow | Special Enforcer | Rowdy Roddy Piper
Title vs Career | WWF Intercontinental Championship Title Match | Bob Backlund vs Owen Hart (c)
The 123 Kid vs Jeff Jarrett
Tag Team Championship Title Match | The Smoking Gunns (c) vs Yokozuna and Hakushi
Tatanka vs Hunter Hearst Helmsley
Savio Vega vs Sycho Sid