Razor Ramon vs. ???
Feeling Crush here.
Lex and Tatanka vs. Bam Bam and IRS
Trust issues or not, Lex and Buffalo need to stay strong
The Smoking Gunns vs. Kwang and Adam Bomb
“There’s tension in the air tonight here in Jacksonville, Florida! Welcome to Monday Night RAW! I’m Vince McMahon here with the ‘Macho Man’ Randy Savage and tonight we’re going to see if Lex Luger and Tatanka can put their differences aside as they’ll take on Bam Bam Bigelow and Irwin R. Schyster!”
“Ooooh yeah, can you feel it Vince McMahon? I know Lex Luger, and I know Tatanka, and there’s no doubt in my mind they’ll do what it takes to knock off Bam Bam and I.R.S.!”
“We also have Razor Ramon in action against the big man from Kona, Hawaii, Crush!”
“Razor Ramon is in a foul mood tonight and there’s always tension in the air when Crush is in the building!”
“That’s right, but first, let’s take you to the ring for some tag team action as the Smoking Gunns will take on Kwang and Adam Bomb!”
Six-shooters ring out as the Smoking Gunns make their way to the ring, slapping the cheering fans hands as they walk down the aisle. They fire blanks out of their pistols and rile up the crowd before a nuclear bomb explosion booms in the arena.
Adam Bomb and Kwang emerge from the curtain with Bomb looking intense and pointing towards the Gunns who circle the inside of the ring.
“It looks to me that Harvey Wippleman has re-focused his two clients on the enemy instead of each other,” comments Vince.
Bomb and Kwang climb in the ring and a brawl ensues between the four men as the bell rings.
In a bout that had decent wrestling but didn't have much heat, The Smoking Gunns defeated Adam Bomb and Kwang in 8:13 when Billy Gunn defeated Adam Bomb by pinfall with a fast roll up.
Comments: Adam Bomb and Kwang actually showed some good teamwork to start the match. The Smoking Gunns had a difficult time handling the power of Adam Bomb, but after Kwang accidentally spit red mist in the face of Bomb once again, the Billy Gunn would roll him up for the win. Adam Bomb and the Smoking Gunns performed well in the match but it just doesn't look like the crowd is buying into the Bomb v. Kwang feud.
MATCH RATING: 43 D
Bomb wipes the red mist from his eyes with his gloved hands and shouts at Kwang and Harvey Wippleman. In the heat of the moment, Wippleman gets too big for his britches and smacks an infuriated Adam Bomb across the face.
“Adam Bomb is definitely seeing red, McMahon!” adds Savage.
With an intense wide-eyed stare bomb grabs Harvey Wippleman by his tie but Kwang nails him in the back of the head with a rolling martial arts kick to save his manager.
Kwang lays the boots to Adam Bomb who lays prone on the mat before he and Wippleman make a quick exit. Bomb climbs back to his feet, leans over the ropes, and points to them in the aisle shouting at his two former colleagues as we go to commercial.
SEGMENT RATING: 63 C
As we return from commercial, Bam Bam Bigelow and Irwin R. Schuster stand in the ring as I.R.S. taunts the tax cheats in Jacksonville. Ted DiBiase approaches the announce table.
Lex Luger’s music hits and he gets a strong pop from the crowd.
“We’re right back to the action! Here comes Lex Luger! Will he and Tatanka be able to co-exist or will we see more dissention drive these two superstars apart?”
“Lex Luger and Tatanka are too smart to repeat what we just saw, McMahon!” replies Savage.
As Luger climbs into the ring and flexes on the second rope in the corner, Tatanka’s war cry rings out throughout the arena and he runs down to the ring, slapping the fans hands before sliding into the squared circle. He circles the ring as the referee holds Bam Bam and I.R.S. back.
“It looks like we're going to be joined by the ‘Million Dollar Man’ Ted DiBiase.”
“The pleasure is all yours, McMahon.”
Luger and Tatanka argue about who will start the match, before Lex begrudgingly steps out of the ropes.
“Can you feel the strain between these two, McMahon? Lex Luger is going to be a very rich man, soon. Tatanka knows it. Jack Tunney knows it. And Lex definitely knows it. Hahahahaha!” taunts DiBiase.
Tatanka and Bigelow lock up to start the match.
In a decent match, Lex Luger and Tatanka defeated Bam Bam Bigelow and Irwin R. Schyster in 12:01 when Lex Luger defeated Irwin R. Schyster by pinfall.
Comments: Lex Luger and Tatanka were nearly able to co-exist in this match without adding to the building tension between them. Luger and Tatanka would have the upper hand for much of the match but the referee would eventually lose control with all four brawling in the ring. Looking to hit anything that moves, Luger would knock Bigelow out of the ring before getting overzealous and knocking Tatanka through the ropes with a forearm to the back. As he leaned over the ropes to check on Tatanka, I.R.S. would see a window of opportunity, bounce off the ropes and attempt the Write Off but Luger would duck under the maneuver and nail I.R.S. with his forearm before securing the pinfall.
Luger celebrates in the ring while the other three men recover.
"Take a good look at Luger, McMahon. Soon, he's going to be mine," DiBiase says, appreciating and applauding Luger's performance.
MATCH RATING: 74 B-
We return from commercial with a shot of Vince McMahon and Randy Savage sitting at the announce table preparing for a remote video interview with Bret Hart.
“Last week, Bret Hart fell victim to a heinous attack from Owen Hart and Jim ‘The Anvil’ Neidhart.”
Highlights are shown as Vince breaks down the action before we see a shot of Bret Hart sitting on his couch with crutches leaning to his sides.
“Right now we’re joined by the Hitman who is resting at home in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Bret, everyone wants to know, how are you feeling?”
“I’d be lying if I told you I felt good, Vince,” responds ‘The Hitman.’ “I can’t walk but that’s nothing compared to how I feel after my own flesh and blood tried to end my career last week.”
“What are the doctors telling you? When will you be back in the ring?”
“I don’t know, Vince. But you can be rest assured that I’m going to be back as soon as I can, and I’m coming back with a fire burning inside me. Owen, you’ve taken this way too far! It’s one thing to try and prove you’re the better wrestler, but you tried to take away my livelihood! This isn’t about a sibling rivalry anymore. No, now you’re a target and I’ve got you in the crosshairs! When I come back, whenever that may be, prepare to be excellently executed!”
“There you have it folks. Best of luck in your recovery Bret” says Vince.
“Get well soon, Hitman!” encourages Savage.
“Let’s go backstage where Todd Pettengill is standing by with Lex Luger.
SEGMENT RATING: 84 B+
Todd Pettengill stands in the locker room next to Lex Luger.
“Lex, what a big victory out there tonight…”
Before Pettengill can even finish his first question Tatanka storms in the room.
Tatanka throws accusations at Luger and the two begin shoving each other. The tension erupts into a full-on brawl as Luger and Tatanka roll around on the floor of the locker room exchanging blows before several face superstars attempt to break up the melee.
SEGMENT RATING: 76 B-
We return from a Slim Jim commercial with Crush making his way down to the ring with Mr. Fuji for tonight’s main event as a ring girl circles with a sign that says, ‘WE LIKE IT RAW’.
“It’s non-stop action here tonight on Monday Night RAW!” shouts Vince.
“I don’t know if I can take much more of this, McMahon!” yells Savage.
The tires screech and Razor Ramon’s theme music hits as he steps out of the curtain. The fans cheer loudly as he glides his way down to the ring where Crush wrings his hands together. The lights dim and Razor does his ‘Bad Guy’ taunt before handing his gold off to the ring announcer and removes his vest. Crush and Razor meet in the middle of the ring where Razor tosses his toothpick in Crush's face.
They lock up and we’re underway.
In a decent match, Razor Ramon defeated Crush in 14:36 when Crush was disqualified when Diesel ran in and attacked Razor Ramon.
Comments: This match went back and forth with both men showing off their strength. Razor would gain the advantage but as he signaled for the Razor's Edge, Shawn Michaels would hop the barrier at ringside and jump on the apron, distracting 'The Bad Guy' while Diesel, who hopped the barrier on the opposite side of the ring climbed up the apron and stepped over the top rope.
Razor would nail Michaels with a punch, sending him sprawling to the apron and to the floor but when he turned to look for his opponent, he was met with a big boot from Diesel as the referee called for the bell.
MATCH RATING: 75 B-
Diesel and Michaels continue to stomp on Razor in the middle of the ring. Crush, still fuming from the loss joins in. They begin to pull Razor to his feet and as Michaels sets up for a superkick, Lex Luger sprints down the aisle from the back!
Luger decks Michaels before getting his hands on Crush.
“It looks like Luger still has some unfinished business with Crush!” shouts Vince.
Luger and Crush brawl but Diesel nails Luger with a double axe handle. Luger is tossed from the ring and Crush hops to the outside to continue their brawl to the back.”
Meanwhile in the ring, Diesel and Michaels continue to double-team Razor and Diesel holds Razor up allowing Michaels to nail Razor with a superkick.
“These guys are out of control, McMahon!” shouts Savage.
Michaels hops out of the ring, shoves a member of the Spanish announce team off his chair, folds it and slides it in the ring.
Diesel pulls a limp-bodied Razor to his feet and sets him up for a Jackknife Powerbomb.
"He's going to Jackknife him on the steel chair!" Vince shouts.
“I’ve seen enough of this!” yells Savage.
“Wait! Where are you going?” shouts Vince.
The crowd goes nuts as Randy Savage climbs the turnbuckle and knocks Diesel to one knee with a double axe handle off the top. Savage nails Michaels with a lariat and as Diesel gets back to his feet Savage nails him in the back with a high knee sending Diesel through the ropes and to the outside!
“Macho Man is cleaning house!”
Savage ducks a clothesline from Michaels and scoop slams him to the mat. The crowd goes wild as he climbs through the ropes then scales to the top, circling a finger in the air.
Before Savage can nail Michaels with his signature flying elbow, Diesel’s bodyguard instincts kick in and he reaches under the bottom rope and slides Michaels out of the ring. He helps Michaels to the back as Razor and Savage work the crowd as we go off the air.
SEGMENT RATING: 87 B+
MONDAY NIGHT RAW RATING: 77 B
Last edited by ZigZagMan : 12-05-2018 at 12:03 AM.
3/3 on this one crackerjack!
WRESTLING OBSERVER NEWSLETTER
Here are some interesting tidbit's from Dave Meltzer in his 'Wrestling Observer Newsletter'...
THE SMOKING GUNNS VS. WELL DUNN
In a terrible match, The Smoking Gunns defeated Well Dunn in 7:51 when Billy Gunn defeated Timothy Well by pinfall with a Sidewinder.
MATCH RATING: 54 C-
'THE MODEL' RUDELY INTERRUPTS AN INTERVIEW WITH 'THE DUMPSTER'
Stan Lane interviews Duke 'The Dumpster' Droese but is interrupted by Rick 'The Model' Martel who approaches with a clothespin on his nose. Martel insults Droese's profession before the big man fires back, "That's the smell of hard work, Martel...something you know nothing about!" before dumping his trashcan full of garbage on top of Martel's head.
SEGMENT RATING: 61 C
ADAM BOMB VS. CHRIS KANYON
In a bout that had terrible wrestling and non-existent crowd heat, Adam Bomb defeated Chris Kanyon in 4:54 by pinfall with an Atom Smasher
MATCH RATING: 45 D
JEFF JARRETT PROVOKES THE 1-2-3 KID
The 1-2-3 Kid stands by on stage with Stan Lane who interviews the Kid about his recent string of bad luck. "It's been a tough few weeks, Mr. Lane. First Jeff Jarrett attacks me after our first round match at the King of the Ring, then Shawn Michaels and Diesel beat me up on Monday Night RAW a week later. But what doesn't kill us makes us stronger..." Jeff Jarrett climbs the stairs to the stage. "Make way for the greatest country music star in the industry and the greatest wrestler in the WWF, Double J!" Jarrett soaks up the jeers from the crowd and taunts the 1-2-3 Kid. The Kid fires back, "Double J, you're a great wrestler but I've already beat you once and I'll do it again!"
SEGMENT RATING: 69 C+
BARRY HOROWITZ VS. CRUSH
In a bout that had terrible wrestling and non-existent crowd heat, Crush defeated Barry Horowitz in 8:12 by pinfall with a Choke Slam.
MATCH RATING: 47 D
MONDAY NIGHT RAW RECAP
Highlights from this week's Monday Night RAW including an interview with Bret Hart who had the following words for his brother Owen following his heinous attack: "...you can be rest assured that Iím going to be back as soon as I can, and Iím coming back with a fire burning inside me. Owen, youíve taken this way too far! Itís one thing to try and prove youíre the better wrestler, but you tried to take away my livelihood! This isnít about a sibling rivalry anymore. No, now youíre a target and Iíve got you in the crosshairs! When I come back, whenever that may be, prepare to be excellently executed!Ē The main event match between Crush and Razor Ramon is recapped with Shawn Michaels and Diesel attacking the 'Bad Guy' and Lex Luger and the Macho Man coming to his aid.
SEGMENT RATING: 83 B+
JIM CORNETTE TAUNTS THE HEADSHRINKERS WHO ANSWER THE CALL
Jim Cornette grabs the mic after entering the ring with The Heavenly Bodies. "It's been almost a month since The Headshrinkers agreed to put their WWF Tag Team titles on the line against the greatest tag team the World Wrestling Federation has ever seen. I'm starting to think The Headshrinkers are dodging them!" The Headshrinkers music hits and Lou Albano and Afa lead them down the aisle. "James E. Cornette, I've seen a lot of great tag teams in my day, and that's not one of them in that ring. But if it's a fight you want, it's a fight you'll get! The Headshrinkers slide into the ring and a brawl ensues.
SEGMENT RATING: 54 C-
TAG TEAM TITLE MATCH: THE HEADSHRINKERS (CHAMPIONS) VS. THE HEAVENLY BODIES
In a bout that had sub-par wrestling and little heat, The Headshrinkers defeated The Heavenly Bodies in 9:40 when Fatu defeated Tom Prichard by pinfall with a Double Diving Headbutt. The Headshrinkers make defence number 6 of their WWF World Tag Team Championship titles.
MATCH RATING: 56 C-
WWF SUPERSTARS RATING: 64 C
“The heat continues to rise as we’re just over a month away from SummerSlam! Welcome, everyone, to Monday Night RAW! Vince McMahon here with ‘Macho Man’ Randy Savage…”
“The pressure is rising, Vince, and if you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kit-chen! Oooh yeah!”
“Tonight we’ve got an important announcement passed down from the office of WWF President Jack Tunney in regards to the conduct of Diesel and Shawn Michaels last week on RAW, but first…”
Jeff Jarrett’s country waltz hits and he slowly struts his way down the aisle in a colorful unitard, his cowboy hat, and flashing sunglasses. After getting in the ring the lights dim and he struts around, reveling in the boos from the crowd.
“One! Two! Three!” The 1-2-3 Kid’s music hits and he jogs down to the ring, slapping hands with the fans before hopping on the ring apron and leaping over the top rope. He steps towards Jarrett in a martial arts stance but Jarrett ducks in between the top and middle ropes as the referee backs off the 1-2-3 Kid.
The bell rings and the two talented wrestlers circle each other before locking up.
“We’re looking at a rematch from the King of the Ring, folks where the 1-2-3 Kid scored a pinfall over Double J, who took exception and battered him after the match, likely costing him a legitimate shot at winning the tournament!”
“He’s a sore loser McMahon, that's for sure! He proved that at the King of the Ring!”
In a bout that had a decent reaction from the crowd but sub-par wrestling, Jeff Jarrett defeated 1-2-3 Kid in 10:47 by pinfall with a handful of tights.
Comments: Jarrett and the 1-2-3 Kid started things off with an intense, back-and-forth match with the intention of working the crowd. The 1-2-3 Kid hit some exciting spots but ultimately Jarrett would score a tainted victory by pinning the Kid with a handful of tights.
MATCH RATING: 62 C
We return from commercial where Vince McMahon stands in the ring.
“Ladies and gentlemen, it is by request of WWF President Jack Tunney, that I call two men to the ring who have overstepped the bounds of competition and sportsmanship. Please welcome, ‘Big Daddy Cool’ Diesel and ‘The Heartbreak Kid’ Shawn Michaels.
The big diesel horn blares and the engine rumbles as Diesel and Shawn Michaels make their way down to the ring looking as cocky as ever. Mostly boos rang out through the crowd as they continue their slow walk down the aisle. After entering the squared circle, the spotlights shine on Diesel, who raises his gloved fist in the air, and Michaels who flexes in front of him.
“Gentlemen, last week…”
Diesel grabs the microphone from Vince.
“Hold it right there, McMahon. I’m the Intercontinental Champion and I’ll tell you when I’m ready to hear what you have to say…”
Diesel goes on to taunt Razor Ramon.
“Did I need to attack Razor Ramon last week? No. Did he deserve the beating he got? Absolutely. Razor, you’ve been barking up the wrong tree. I’ve got you in the headlights, I’m revving my engine, and I’ve got the pedal to the metal headed right for you! I’m always ready for a fight, Bad Guy, but you’ve already proven you’re not worthy of holding this title.”
Diesel hands the mic over to Shawn Michaels.
“Razor Ramon, if you think you can challenge the baddest man in the World Wrestling Federation and be handed a title shot, you’ve got another thing coming! You can take a number and head to the back of the line, because you blew your chance. I've got news for you 'Bad Guy,' ‘Big Daddy Cool’ has his eyes set on bigger and better things and he’s going straight to the top. You’re looking at the next big thing! Your star has faded. Just like the star of the ‘Macho Man’ Randy Savage.”
Michaels approaches the ropes and looks down at the Macho Man.
“I know you’re not talking to me!” responds Savage as he stands up from his chair.
“You’re no spring chicken, Savage. I’m going to give you a free pass, since your mind is likely starting to go in your old age. But you better tread lightly, you old fossil, before we put you out to pasture once and for all.”
Macho Man pulls off his headset and begins to approach the ring while Michaels hands the microphone to Vince and taunts Savage to join them in the ring.
“Now wait, just a minute!” shouts Vince. “Hold it right there. I have a statement to read from WWF President Jack Tunney.”
Michaels chomps on his gum while Diesel stares with a smug look on his face.
“It reads: The actions of Diesel and Shawn Michaels over the last several weeks have been disgraceful, unacceptable, and not appropriate for any World Wrestling Federation superstar and certainly not a WWF championship title holder.”
Michaels rolls his eyes and motions for Vince to get on with it.
“Because of this, I have awarded Razor Ramon a match next Monday Night on RAW…against Shawn Michaels.”
Michaels throws a small tantrum before Diesel calms him down.
“Furthermore, should Razor Ramon win that match. He will become the number one contender for the WWF Intercontinental Championship and earn a title shot at SummerSlam.”
The crowd cheers loudly as Diesel begins to show signs of aggression, but Michaels calms him down.
“That’s fine, McMahon. You can tell Tunney…”
“I’m not finished.”
The fans pop a bit as Michaels is interrupted and continues his over-the-top tantrum.
“If Razor Ramon wins his match on Monday Night RAW, he will head to SummerSlam to face an opponent that has yet to be determined as Diesel must defend his Intercontinental Title tonight…AGAINST ‘MACHO MAN’ RANDY SAVAGE!”
Diesel and Michaels are fuming!
“Ooooh yeah! Thank you, Jack Tunney! Can you feel it? Diesel, I’m coming for you! Dig it!”
SEGMENT RATING: 79 B
Jim Ross joins Vince McMahon for commentary as Randy Savage has gone to the locker room to prepare for his just-announced Intercontinental Title Match.
“Bam! Bam!” Bam Bam Bigelow’s theme music hits as he slowly makes his way down the aisle with Ted DiBiase alongside. Bigelow tells the crowd to “shut up” while DiBiase laughs, confident in his client.”
As Bigelow runs back and forth between the ring ropes, the hip hop beats of Men on a Mission’s theme hit and Mo dances his way down to the ring with Oscar rapping as he leads the way. They wave their arms in the air in the ring as the crowd continues to cheer.
As the lights come on, Bigelow nails Mo from behind and stomps him on the mat as the bell rings.
In a decent match, Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Mo in 5:50 by pinfall.
Comments: This one was a short but solid contest for the two big men.
Mo would never really get much momentum after being attacked before the bell and Bam Bam Bigelow would hit a headbutt off the top rope to secure the victory.
MATCH RATING: 67 C+
“Ladies and gentlemen, we are now joined by the self-proclaimed King of Harts who continues to train up in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.”
Vince grills Owen on his attack of Bret Hart two weeks ago which left Hart unable to walk under his own power.
“I have no remorse, Vince. Bret bullied me his whole life and now it’s finally time for payback! Heal up, Bret. I don’t want any excuses when I beat you again, this time for the World Heavyweight Title.
SEGMENT RATING: 76 B-
We return to the arena where Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler stands in the middle of a red carpet adorned ring. After insulting the crowd, Lawler brings out his guests on ‘The King’s Court.’
“I know they’re probably not bright enough to make their way down here without their horses leading the way, but we’ll give it a shot. Please welcome, The Smoking Gunns.”
Billy and Bart Gunn make their way down to the ring in their cowboy hats and long overcoats, high fiving the cheering fans as they approach. Lawler stops them before they climb in the ring.
“Why don’t you two show a little bit of respect and take off those filthy cowboy boots before you step in the ring?”
The Gunns ignore the request. Lawler interviews the Gunns about their recent tag team success before cutting to the chase.
“Let’s get to the real reason why you two are out here tonight. Please welcome ‘The Million Dollar Man’ Ted DiBiase!”
“Money, money, money, money!” DiBiase’s theme hits and he emerges from the back, counting a big wad of greenbacks as he laughs on the way to the ring. DiBiase steps through the ropes and begins to proposition the Gunns.
“I’m sure you boys have noticed, the Million Dollar Corporation is growing by the week. How would you boys like to ditch those filthy dusters of yours and get fitted for some nice suits. How much is it going to take? Name your price.”
DiBiase begins to count out the cash in front of them. The Smoking Gunns look at each other, turn and discuss before giving DiBiase their answer.
Billy Gunn speaks up first, “Mr. DiBiase, a true cowboy knows love, pain, and shame, but never needs fame.”
Bart Gunn adds, “We don’t want your money.”
They exit the ring as DiBiase chastises them.
“You boys are making the biggest mistake of your life! I'll own you soon! Everybody’s got a price! Hahahahaha!”
“There you have it. It looks like DiBiase’s dollar isn’t so mighty after all,” says Jim Ross.
“Ladies and gentlemen, up next, the “Macho Man” Randy Savage! Diesel! For the Intercontinental Title! Don’t go away!”
SEGMENT RATING: 77 B
The diesel engine rumbles and the horn blares for the second time tonight as Diesel makes his way down to the ring with Michaels leading the way. Diesel looks much calmer this time around as he tightens the leather glove on his right fist then climbs the apron, stepping over the top rope. He holds his fist high in the air to a chorus of boos.
The crowd waits in anticipation as the tension builds then erupts as “Pomp and Circumstance” hits and they erupt. Macho Man spins his way down the aisle riling up the crowd before slapping fans hands on the outside of the ring.
“They’re going crazy for the Macho Man here tonight! They want a new Intercontinental Champion!” shouts Vince.
He fakes a punch towards Michaels who bolts away before standing on the ring apron with his arms wide then turning and pointing toward Diesel.
Macho Man takes off his glasses, hat, and tassled jacket as the bell rings. Savage taunts Diesel and spins a finger in the air again getting another pop from the crowd.
In a good match, Randy Savage defeated Diesel in 15:02 when Diesel was disqualified when Shawn Michaels ran in and attacked Randy Savage.
Comments: Diesel manhandled the Macho Man for much of this one but Savage kept fighting back for more. Using his expertise and even some slightly dirty tactics, Savage would gain the upper hand and climb the top rope looking to hit his signature flying elbow. Shawn Michaels would prevent this by grabbing Savage's ankle, sending him crashing to the mat below causing the disqualification but retaining the Intercontinental Title for Diesel.
MATCH RATING: 78 B
Michaels lays the boots to Savage while Diesel makes his way to his feet but Savage holds his own nailing both Diesel and Michaels with strong rights. Diesel floors Savage with a kidney shot but the crowd erupts as Razor Ramon sprints from the back. Razor tosses Michaels over the top rope before he begins exchanging blows with Diesel and eventually knocking him over the top rope.
The crowd goes wild as Razor and Macho get the upper hand again and celebrate, Razor pointing his thumbs to his chest and Macho Man standing on the second rope in the corner motioning for Diesel and Michaels to bring it on as we go off the air.
SEGMENT RATING: 87 B+
MONDAY NIGHT RAW RATING: 79 B
Last edited by ZigZagMan : 11-30-2018 at 10:03 PM.
WRESTLING OBSERVER NEWSLETTER
Here are some interesting tidbit's from Dave Meltzer in his 'Wrestling Observer Newsletter'...
KOKO B. WARE & VIRGIL VS. QUEBECER PIERRE & ABE 'KNUCKLEBALL' SCHWARTZ
In a terrible match, Pierre and Abe Schwartz defeated Koko B. Ware and Virgil in 8:17 when Pierre defeated Virgil by pinfall with a La Cannonball.
MATCH RATING: 53 C-
FOLLOWING THE MATCH...
Pierre and Schwartz celebrate their win while Quebecer Jacques jogs down the aisle. He looks like he has a bit of jealousy in his eyes as he corners Pierre and points a finger into his chest. 'Knuckleball' spins Jacques around but Jacques floors him with a hard right then lays the boots to him while Johnny Polo and Pierre try to pull him off.
SEGMENT RATING: 68 C+
ADAM BOMB JOINS SHAWN MICHAELS IN THE HEARTBREAK HOTEL
Michaels interviews a very intense Adam Bomb who addresses the fallout from his split from manager Harvey Wippleman and Kwang. "Kwang, be prepared for...TOTAL DESTRUCTION!"
SEGMENT RATING: 82 B
MABEL VS. THE BLACK PHANTOM
In a bout that had sub-par wrestling and little heat, Mabel defeated The Black Phantom in 5:34 by pinfall.
MATCH RATING: 48 D+
'THE MILLION DOLLAR MAN' HYPES THE HIS CORPORATION'S SUMMERSLAM AGENDA
'The Million Dollar Man' takes the ring with Bam Bam Bigelow, Irwin R. Schyster, and Nikolai Volkoff. After I.R.S. warns the tax cheats in the arena, DiBiase hypes his purchase of The Undertaker and his nearly signed, sealed and delivered deal with Lex Luger. He also addresses his failed attempt to purchase The Smoking Gunns on RAW. "Billy and Bart, I was trying to do you a favor. I do have a charitable side, believe it or not. But the fact of the matter is that you don't have what it takes to make it here in the World Wrestling Federation without 'The Million Dollar Man.' In fact, I'm going to prove it next week on RAW. How, you ask? You'll stand face-to-face with Bam Bam Bigelow and I.R.S., and thanks to a little 'pursuasion' the winner of that match, will get a tag team title shot at SummerSlam! Hahahahaha!"
SEGMENT RATING: 70 C+
KWANG VS. JIM POWERS
In a bout that had terrible wrestling and non-existent crowd heat, Kwang defeated Jim Powers in 7:29 by submission with a Cobra Clutch.
MATCH RATING: 45 D
MONDAY NIGHT RAW RECAP
Highlights from an exciting Monday Night RAW are shown including the announcement of Razor Ramon's shot at earning an Intercontinental Title Match at SummerSlam against Shawn Michaels and Jack Tunney forcing Diesel to put his Intercontinental Title on the line against 'Macho Man' Randy Savage. Diesel would retain the belt after Shawn Michaels would interfere, grabbing 'Macho Man's ankle, preventing him from hitting a flying elbow on the defending champ. Diesel would be disqualified but retain the belt.
SEGMENT RATING: 85 B+
TYPHOON VS. YOKOZUNA
In a decent match, Yokozuna defeated Typhoon in 10:28 by pinfall with a Bonzai Drop. Jim Cornette joined Jim Ross and Vince McMahon for guest commentary. When asked whether he was impressed with another imposing big man in Mabel, Cornette responded: "Why should I be impressed, McMahon? Look at the man in the ring! You're looking at the most dominant big man the World Wrestling Federation has ever seen!"
"No, you idiot! Yokozuna!"
MATCH RATING: 75 B-
WWF SUPERSTARS RATING: 75 B-
Last edited by ZigZagMan : 12-06-2018 at 02:22 PM.
seems the edition of the Wrestling Observer I got in the mail is different than the one you got cause in mine the big headline is that Man Mountain Rock is coming to WWF and is gonna be a big deal fairly quickly