Learning to break kayfabe
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: South Yorkshire, UK
And here comes the WWF Intercontinental Champion to the delight of a few ladies in the crowd but to heat from the rest of the RAW crowd here in Manhattan. Michaels looks cocky and sure of himself as usual as he struts towards the ring with the glittering belt around his waist but McMahon reminds us that the champion did not have the best of times at WrestleMania 9! As is pointed out, Michaels was lucky to retain his title in the opening match against Tatanka when he was forced to deliberately get himself DQ’d before he got involved in difficulties later in the night with the man he faces tonight, Mr. Perfect.“SEXY BOY”
San Antonio, Texas
As Perfect, carrying a white towel, heads out towards the ring, he receives a big pop from the crowd here in New York. A smile spreads across his face as he eyes Michaels in the ring who is stood mouthing off at him; their troubles that began at WrestleMania are clearly a sore issue for the pair of them as they exchange words over the ropes. Perfect steps up the ringsteps and takes a threatening step towards Michaels but the referee gets between them and holds things up. Michaels removes his entrance gear and we head into a commercial as preparations for the match continue …“PERFECTION”
Mr. Perfect vs. Shawn Michaels (w/Luna Vachon?)
As you would expect from these two men, a fast paced and intriguing opening match of the evening full of close calls. With the problems between the pair of them clear, Perfect and Michaels go at it with little regard for the referee’s instructions at times and both men come close to a DQ during the match. With Luna pacing on the outside, she doesn’t appear to be in Michaels’ corner but clearly has some kind of vested interest in him, once again, here tonight. As RAW heads into another commercial, Michaels has control over the contest after he hits a couple of big moves on the outside of the ring including a slam on the floor.
However, when RAW returns, Perfect is fighting back and he comes close on two occasions to getting the win, once with a German suplex and then with a missile dropkick but Michaels kicks out just in time. With Perfect on a roll though, the crowd are now on their feet and cheering him on towards a win and Perfect shouts out that it is time for the Perfectplex. He hooks Michaels up and sets himself but then suddenly releases it and Michaels rolls away – “NARCISSIST” LEX LUGER IS HERE! Perfect ducks as Luger swings his forearm towards him before leaping over him as he comes off the ropes. A standing dropkick from Perfect staggers Luger back but Michaels now takes advantage of the distraction and clubs Perfect across the back over and over. As Perfect drops to his knees, Luger joins Michaels and begins stomping away at his body and the referee signals for the bell.
Defeated by the Steiner Brothers at WrestleMania 9, Afa leads Fatu and Samu towards the ring and they are looking in a menacing mood here. As they prepare in the ring by removing their Samoan dress, their partner for this opening match also heads out into the arena …“HEADSHRINKER”
The Headshrinkers (w/Afa)
His head covered in tattoos, out steps the “Beast from the East” and makes his way down the short aisle towards the ring where he joins the Headshrinkers. All three men in the ring are receiving poor reactions from the crowd, they are not well liked here in New York – not that they care at all.“BAM! BAM!”
Bam Bam Bigelow
Asbury Park, New Jersey
A good reception for the pair known as “High Energy” as they head out slapping hands with the fans at ringside. Vince McMahon suggests that they are one of the most exciting young teams in the WWF and that a win over the Headshrinkers and Bam Bam Bigelow tonight would send their stock rising high in the Tag Team division. This prompts Macho Man to remind us that Money Inc. are still the Tag Team Champions after WrestleMania 9 and the world is desperate to see somebody defeat them and take their titles – he says he hopes High Energy can do just that!“HIGH ENERGY”
Koko B. Ware & “The Rocket” Owen Hart
Waving his barber’s shears in the air, Brutus Beefcake steps out to a great pop and makes his way quickly towards the ring. Followed by the man with the megaphone, Jimmy Hart, he leaps into the ring and joins his partners for tonight as Vince McMahon reminds us that his previous partner, Hulk Hogan, now has other commitments due to being the WWF Champion. Savage says that he has heard that Beefcake is on the hunt for a new partner and he still wants revenge on Money Inc. for their actions in the past couple of months.“BARBER SHOP”
Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake (w/Jimmy Hart)
San Francisco, California
MATCH 2: 6 MAN TAG TEAM MATCH
Bam Bam Bigelow & The Headshrinkers (w/Afa) vs. Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake & High Energy (w/Jimmy Hart)
The size of Bigelow and the power of the Headshrinkers mean that they dominate this match for long periods of time. However, High Energy are able to use the speed to avoid several big moves and Beefcake is able to take advantage as he grounds Bigelow. Bigelow tries to hit a Diving Headbutt on Beefcake but his protective mask sees the New Jersey behemoth roll away clutching his head in pain instead. Predictably, Samu and Fatu try to headbutt Beefcake with the mask as well but it fails to damage him and he is able to hit a running powerslam that almost secures the win. However, in the end, Koko B. Ware proves to be the weak link as the Birdman is caught coming off the top rope by Bigelow. He slams him down on the mat hard and heads for the top rope again … DIVING HEADBUTT! The Headshrinkers knock Owen Hart and Brutus Beefcake off the mat as Bigelow makes the pinfall. 123!
Microphone in hand and crown sat atop his head, the crowd instantly react negatively and give Lawler grief as he approaches the ring. He can be seen interacting with the fans and insulting them, he even threatens one fan before stepping into the ring. As the music fades, Lawler begins by telling the Manhattan Center that he is sick of hearing about WrestleMania 9 – after all, he was not featured on the show. However, there is one thing he wishes to speak about and that is why his guest tonight is here. Lawler asks the people to welcome to the King’s Court: Bob Backlund.“THE GREAT GATES OF KIEV”
Jerry “The King” Lawler
Jogging out with his wrestling gear and a sports jacket on, Backlund gets into the ring and stands facing Lawler. The King begins to run his mouth and he insults Backlund’s appearance and his lack of entrance music before he gets to the real reason he wanted to invite Backlund out here tonight – his WrestleMania 9 defeat to Razor Ramon. King tells Backlund that he was not just beaten by the “Bad Guy” in Las Vegas, he was out-fought, out-smarted and out-wrestled. Backlund looks annoyed with Lawler but he has yet to be asked a question; Lawler is not letting the microphone get near his guest tonight. As the insult and mockery continue, Backlund looks angered as Lawler laughs at his dream of one day becoming the WWF Champion again. Backlund is now trying to speak but Lawler refuses to allow the microphone near him and when Backlund tries to take the microphone, Lawler aggressively rips it away from him. Lawler once more laughs at Backlund before telling him outright that it is time for him to retire. Lawler asks the crowd what they think and they react by telling him that Backlund should not retire before taunting Lawler with a “Burger King” chant as well. As Lawler reacts badly to the chant, Backlund takes his chance … CROSS FACE CHICKEN WING! The crowd are delighted to see Lawler getting his comeuppance here and he frantically taps out but Backlund refuses to release the hold. However, there is a commotion off camera and then we suddenly see that somebody is here to rescue King … DOINK THE CLOWN!Bob Backlund
As RAW returns once more with another RAW girl dressed in a black leotard, Vince McMahon excitedly points out the appearance of Virgil in the ring and he looks to be ready for action here tonight. As he throws out some punches though in warm up, Randy Savage says that tonight he is worried for Virgil’s health – just as his opponent steps out into the Manhattan Center.Virgil
A hush falls over the arena as the barely 5 foot Harvey Wippelman leads out the almost 8 foot Giant Gonzalez who is dressed in his usual attire of a flesh coloured body suit. Wippelman looks annoyed as he approaches the ring and shakes his head at the reaction that Gonzalez is receiving from some fans. However, the Giant is not intimidated one bit and he snarls at the crowd before stepping up the ring steps and easily over the top rope. King Kong like, Gonzalez beats his chest as he stands in the corner and the boos echo around the arena as Vince McMahon reminds us of the problems between this man and the Undertaker at WrestleMania 9. McMahon and Savage castigate the use of the chloroform by Gonzalez but are seemingly in awe at the size of the man in the ring; how can Virgil survive here tonight?“DESTRUCTION”
Giant Gonzalez (w/Harvey Wippelman)
Giant Gonzalez (w/Harvey Wippelman) vs. Virgil
Answer? He doesn’t! As soon as the bell rings, Virgil rushes bravely towards the 8 foot monster but his attack makes little impact as Gonzalez grabs him by the throat and lifts him high with two hands – before dropping him down hard on his back. Wippelman demands that Gonzalez punish Virgil and he dominates him for the next couple of minutes treating him like a rag doll. Although it takes 3 minutes officially, the match is over after 30 seconds but Wippelman insists on the Giant lifting Virgil off the mat and destroying him further every time he contemplates a pinfall. In the end, Gonzalez drags a lifeless Virgil off the mat … CHOKE SLAM! This one is now over as Gonzalez places a foot on the chest of Virgil and roars … 123!
Gold chains hanging around his neck, the greasy haired “Bad Guy” saunters out into the arena as RAW returns. Toothpick in between his teeth, Ramon slowly makes his way towards the ring, stopping partway to badmouth a couple of fans, before entering the ring. McMahon “hypes” up Ramon and points out that at WrestleMania 9, the “Bad Guy” defeated one of the most respected veterans here in the WWF when he surprised Bob Backlund with a roll up pin. Savage says that he has no doubt that Ramon is one of the best technical wrestlers in the WWF right now but his attitude just sickens him.“BAD BOY”
Waving the red, white and blue of Old Glory, Jim Duggan strides out into the arena to a huge pop. Looking ready for action here tonight, Duggan quickly enters the ring and begins waving the US flag over his head whilst giving the fans in New York the thumbs up salute that he has become well known for. Razor looks unimpressed by this as he stands in the corner but Vince McMahon describes Duggan as a national icon and says that he will show Razor Ramon tonight that the “Bad Guy” cannot win here in the United States of America! Flags and chains are handed over to people outside the ring and the bell rings on the final match of the evening here on RAW.“TWO BY FOUR”
“Hacksaw” Jim Duggan
Glen Falls, New York
“Hacksaw” Jim Duggan vs. Razor Ramon
A really competitive match as Razor Ramon uses his technique and cunning to try and outwit the power and strength of the proud American, Jim Duggan. The crowd are firmly in the corner of Duggan, as are McMahon and Savage on commentary, and they give him much backing from the outset as he fights back against Ramon. Caught off guard by a toothpick to the face early on, Duggan is slowed down and Razor controls the action for long periods with Duggan fighting back momentarily before being held up once more. However, the crowd are waiting for the moment when Duggan launches the big comeback to end Ramon’s hopes and when he counters with a powerslam, things look to be going his way. Duggan sets himself into a three-point stance and then almost takes off Razor’s head with a heavy hitting clothesline before he hits the ropes to hit Old Glory, the running knee drop … However, Razor avoids it but bundles into the referee who falls over by accident. Duggan checks on the official and this gives Ramon time to grab the Old Glory flag of Duggan. When “Hacksaw” turns round, the flagpole is jammed into his gut out of the referee’s view and then thrown outside the ring to the dismay of the crowd. Razor locks Duggan up for a belly to back suplex before hooking the leg … 123!
As Perfect walks out to a great reaction, Heenan decides to exit and he leaps the fence and heads for the exit. Perfect smirks in the aisle as he watches Heenan run away before saluting the fans as RAW ends here tonight in New York.“PERFECTION”