WWF Monday Night Raw 16/10/95

WWF Monday Night Raw 16/10/95

We open Raw with HHH already in the ring. Vince McMahon and Jerry Lawler welcome us to the show. Vince hypes the main event between Bret Hart and Isaac Yankem in a Steel Cage Match.

Doink vs. Hunter Hearst-Helmsley

Lock up to start, HHH grabs a side headlock but lets it go. Another tie up, HHH attempts a hip toss, Doink blocks it and hits one of his own. Doink grabs HHH nose and punches him across the nose. HHH charges at Doink only to get caught in a bodyslam. HHH comes back with a clothesline on Doink followed by stomps. HHH picks up Doink for an irish whip and connects with a back elbow. HHH with a european uppercut that sends Doink to the corner, HHH whips him across the ring to the opposite corner. He charges at Doink who gets his foot up and hits a side walk slam. Doink goes for an elbow drop but HHH rolls out of the way, HHH hits a knee drop across the face for a 2 count. HHH picks up Doink for a suplex and gets a 2 count. HHH puts a chinlock on Doink followed by an irish whip, Doink reverses into a small package for 2. Doink with a backslide for another 2 count. HHH ducks a cross body block from Doink, HHH picks Doink up and hits the Pedigree for the 3 count.

Match Thoughts: Decent opening match for Raw. *1/2

We go to the back for an interview with Barry Horowitz and Hakushi. Barry Horowitz asks him who is the greatest homerun hitter. Im not sure what Hakushi says but Barry Horowitz is happy with the answer and hugs him.

We get a promo from PG-13 letting everyone know they will becoming the new WWF Tag Team Champions tonight.

While The Smoking Gunns are coming out we get footage of Gorilla Monsoon telling everyone who will replace The Undertaker against Mabel, he lets us know it will be Yokozuna against Mabel.

Smoking Gunns vs. PG-13

Wolfie D and Billy Gunn to start the match, tie up and Billy is able to power D to the corner. He hits a big hip toss out of the corner and comes off the ropes with a big right hand. D tags in JC, Billy pushes D off the ropes and throws them into each other. Billy tags in Bart and its a big clothesline on JC. Bart picks him up and whips him to the ropes, Bart with a back body drop but JC lands on his feet only to get clotheslined by Bart. D comes into the ring and gets clotheslined too, Bart picks up JC and tosses him onto D, PG-13 roll out to the floor. Bart tags out to Billy who works over Ds arm. Bart goes for a hiptoss but D is able to roll through it and whip Billy to the ropes, JC grabs Billys legs from the outside allowing D to knee him in the back sending him to the floor. JC throws Billy back into the ring, he tags out to D. D with a snapmare and he applies a headlock to Billy. Billy with punches to the midsection, JC runs in and hits Billy to put a stop to his comeback which brings Bart into the ring, the ref tries to restrain Bart which allows PG-13 to double team Billy as we head to break.

Back from commercial and D is choking Billy across the top rope. D tags in JC, they hit a double back elbow followed by a double elbow drop for 2. JC tags out to D  who whips Billy and goes for a dropkick, Billy catches D and slingshots him into JC on the apron. Billy tags in Bart who clothesline PG-13 and then hits a bodyslam on each of them. Bart picks up D in a sidewalk slam and Billy comes off the top rope with a leg drop for the 1-2-3.

Match Thoughts: Pretty standard tag team match. The Smoking Gunns are pretty boring and there only good offensive move is their finisher. **

We get a promo from Ahmed Johnson who rambles on about honour. Not exactly sure what that was all about, but it will be good to see Ahmed in the ring.

Footage is show of Dean Douglas attacking Shawn Michaels after last weeks fantastic 6 man tag.

Dean Douglas vs. Joe Dorgan

Lock up to start, Dean gets a go behind and takes Joe down to the mat twice. Dean holds Joe in a reverse Bear Hug, Joe is able to hip toss out of the that and hits a pair of dropkicks. Douglas fights back with a clothesline followed by a bodyslam. Dean drops a pair of knees across the chest and chokes away at Dorgan. We hear words from Shawn Michaels on the phone discussing him being assaulted by marines outside a bar. Douglas picks Joe up for a suplex and drops him across the top rope. Dean with a fisherman suplex for the win.

Match Thoughts: Squash. I’m not the biggest fan of Dean Douglas, and this squash did nothing to change that. 1/2*

While the cage is being set up, Vince lets us know that if Jerry Lawler interferes in the match at all he will be placed in the smaller cage and it will be suspended above the ring.

Vince hypes the upcoming In Your House PPV, matches currently scheduled:
Diesel vs. British Bulldog, WWF World Heavyweight Title Match
Shawn Michaels vs. Dean Douglas, WWF Intercontinental Title Match
The Smoking Gunns vs. Razor Ramon and 1-2-3 Kid, WWF Tag Team Titles Match
Fatu vs. Hunter Hearst Helmsley
Marty Jannetty vs. Goldust (In ring Debut)

We get a promo from Goldust who says Marty is in store for a major makeover.

Footage is shown of Mabel attacking The Undertaker numerous times. We get a promo from Paul Bearer who says The Undertakers face was crushed and when he returns he will get revenge on Mabel and Yokozuna and promises they will never be the same again.

Bret Hart vs. Isaac Yankem DDS (Steel Cage Match)

Lock up to start, Isaac overpowers Bret to the corner and pummels away on Bret. Yankem throws Bret into the corner turnbuckle, he whips Bret across the ring and misses an elbow. Bret takes over with quick punches, an atomic drop and a clothesline which takes Yankem down. Bret hits a headbutt to the lower nether region. Bret slams Yankems head against the turnbuckle, he lifts Yankem up for a bodyslam. Bret starts to climb the cage but Yankem grabs Brets leg and clobbers him in the back. Yankem throws Bret off the top rope and drops a pair of elbows across the throat. Yankem starts to climb the cage but Bret is able to grab a leg, Bret with two punches across the lower back which sends Yankem to the mat. Bret gets to the top of the cage before Yankem grabs his arm and drags him back into the ring. Yankem slams Brets head into the steel cage and starts to climb to the top of the cage. Bret grabs his leg and pulls him off the top rope by the leg. Bret chokes Yankem in the corner and stomps away. Bret walks to the cage door and asks the ref to unlock it, while he is waiting Yankem hits Bret from behind with a clothesline. We see at the commentators desk that Jerry Lawler has changed the locks on the door, so the keys the Ref has will not work. Bret pushes Yankem into the corner and punches away as we head to commercial.

Back from break Bret with a headbutt, Yankem rakes the eyes and kicks away at Bret. Yankem begins to climb out the cage, Bret is able to turn Yankem around and slam him off the top rope. Bret goes to escape the cage but instead comes off the top with a clothesline. Bret then locks in the sharpshoot and Yankem is tapping out in pain. Bret starts to climb the cage, Jerry Lawler leaves the commentary desk and climbs the cage. He punches Bret off the cage back into the ring. Gorilla Monsoon and WWF officials come out to put Lawler into the smaller cage. Bret climbs the cage and punches away at Jerry to knock him off the cage allowing the officials to put Lawler in the cage. Yankem cuts Bret off from escaping by holding onto his leg, he pulls Brets leg out from under him crotching him on the top rope. Yankem chokes away at Bret in the corner. Yankem picks Bret up and tries for a powerbomb but Bret reverses into a back body drop. Bret climbs the cage and gets to the other side, Yankem catches Bret and brings him back into the ring, he slams Bret off the top rope. Yankem starts climbing over the top of the cage, Bret stops him at the top and both guys are punching away at each other. Both guys are fighting on the top rope, Bret headbutts Yankem off the top rope and crotches himself. We see Jerry Lawler suspended above the ring has a nose bleed as we head to break.

Back from the commercial and Bret is biting away at Yankem in the corner. Yankem is able to fight back and goes to ram Brets head into the cage, Bret blocks it and slams Yankem into the cage. Bret hammers away in the corner and then hits a side walk slam. Bret is able to climb to the outside of the cage again, Yankem grabs Bret by the head and drags him back to the ring. Yankem hits Bret with the DDS, Yankem slowly climbs to the top of the cage. Bret grabs him by the ankle and pulls him back into the ring. Bret slams Yankems head into the turnbuckle and unloads with ten punches in the corner. Bret gets whipped chest first into the corner turnbuckle. Yankem signals for something from Lawler, we see that Lawler has a key and throws it down to Yankem. Yankem unlocks the door, Bret rolls Yankem up and punches him low. Bret punches away on Yankem and connects with a bulldog. Bret with a backbreaker followed by an elbow drop off the middle rope. Bret starts to climb out of the cage and he reaches the floor to win the match.

Match Thoughts: Excellent main event. Bret Hart was always great at working cage matches and Isaac Yankem put on an excellent performance too. ***1/2

Vince McMahon tells Jerry Lawler there is problems with the cables and he cant be lowered down. Vince hypes In Your House for this coming Sunday.

Show Thoughts: The Cage match saved this show. It was very slow going until that. Thumbs in the middle.

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WWF Monday Night Raw 02/10/95

WWF Monday Night Raw 02/10/1995

We open Raw with a replay of the finish to last weeks WWF Tag Team Championship match in which The Smoking Gunns became the new champs.

We head straight to ringside for our first match as Razor Ramon is coming down the aisle.

1-2-3 Kid vs. Razor Ramon

Before the match we see highlights from May 17th 1993 when the 1-2-3 Kid beat Razor Ramon in one of the biggest upsets in WWF history. We also see footage from two weeks ago when Dean Douglas helped 1-2-3 Kid beat Razor.

Lock up to start and Razor tosses Kid over the top rope. Another lock up and Razor throws Kid into the corner, Kid ducks under a lock up to get a hammerlock, Razor elbows out of that. He whips Kid to the corner, Kid ducks under and takes over with kicks in the corner. Kid whips Razor into the ropes but it gets reversed, Razor catches Kid in a fallaway slam for a 2 count. Kid ducks a punch from Razor and connects with a spin kick, Razor kicks out for 2 by sending Kid to the outside. We see Dean Douglas in the aisle taking notes. Kid slides back into the ring between Razors legs, Razor knocks Kid down with a big right hand for a 2 count. Kid ducks a clothesline and hits another spin kick for two, as Dean Douglas leaves the aisle. Kid with a snapmare followed by two quick leg drops. Kid goes for a big spin kick, Razor ducks and comes off the ropes with a big clothesline for the win.

After the match Kid slaps Razor and Vince says that we have another match, Kids whip gets reversed and he gets sent to the corner. Razor with some big chops in the corner followed by a big hip toss. Razor locks Kid into the abdominal stretch. Razor slaps the Kid in the back of the head, Kid fights back with a slap to the face of Razor. Razor sends Kid into the corner but gets caught with a big boot as we head to commercial.

Back from break we see Kid come off the top rope but gets caught in a powerbomb and the ref counts to 3.

Vince lets us know that we now have a 3rd match between the two, as Kid tries a sunset flip on Razor but gets punched in the face for his troubles. Razor picks Kid up and places him on the top rope. Razor hits a nice back body drop and Razor signals for the Razors Edge. Razor decides against the Razors Edge and gets a small package for the 3 count.

Match Thoughts: Another good match between these two, i would have preferred this to be one match instead of broken up into 3 separate matches. **3/4

After the match Kid offers a handshake, Razor accepts and both guys hug.

We head to Vince and Jerry at ringside who hype In Your House 4: Great White North. Matches currently signed are:

Diesel vs. British Bulldog for the WWF Title
Shawn Michaels vs. Dean Douglas for the WWF Intercontinental Title
The Undertaker vs. King Mabel
Marty Jannetty vs. Goldust.

Hunter Hearst-Helmsley vs. Barry Horowitz
This is my first time covering HHH during the Monday Night Wars. It is so hard to believe that he would go onto have the career that he did.

Lock up to start, HHH gets a wristlock and takes Barry down to the mat with a nice cross armbreaker. Another lock up, HHH with a go behind and he takes Barry down to the mat. Barry stands up and reverses into his own go behind and takes HHH down, HHH to the ropes to break the hold. Barry attempts a lock up but HHH punches him in the gut and takes over with european uppercuts in the corner. HHH with a snapmare, followed by a knee drop to the head of Barry. HHH with a delayed suplex, HHH slaps away at Barry on the mat. HHH with an uppercut, Barry with some punches. Barry with a sunset flip for a two count, HHH knocks Barry down to the mat and takes over with kicks and chokes on the middle rope. HHH whips Barry off the ropes and hits a back elbow. HHH goes for a hip toss, but Barry is able to reverse into a back slide for a 2 count. HHH takes Barry down with a big clothesline for a 2 count. HHH whips Barry to the corner, Barry blocks and elbows HHH down to the mat. Barry off the ropes hits a press for a 2 count, Barry with a small package for another 2 count. Barry with some european uppercuts and whips HHH to the ropes, Barry ducks down but gets caught in the Pedigree for the 3 count.

Match Thoughts: Not a bad match, HHH was very boring during this period of his career. Once he gets rid of the Blueblood gimmick he becomes a lot better. **

PG-13 vs. Al Brown & Sonny Rogers
PG-13 is Wolfie D and JC Ice. They are both from the Memphis wrestling territories and current USWA Tag Team Champions.

Before the match we get a split screen promo from PG-13 challenging The Smoking Gunns.

D and Sonny start, D gets a wristlock which Sonny is able to reverse out of. D takes over with some punches and tags out to JC who hits a nice dropkick. JC tags to D, PG-13 hit a double team elbow for a two count. D hits Sonny with a bodyslam. D tags in JC and they hit a nice atomic drop clothesline combo. JC whips Sonny to the ropes and hits a back elbow for a 2 count. JC tags out to D, D with a snap mare, Sonny moves out of the way of an elbow drop and tags out to Al Brown. Al with a big clothesline on D followed by a bodyslam. Al whips D to the corner, D moves out of the way and hits a big german suplex. D puts Al onto the top rope and tags out to JC. JC distracts the ref and D hits a bulldog on Al off the top rope. JC covers for a 2 count, JC tags back out to D. PG-13 hits a double team bulldog, D tags in JC who comes off the ropes and gets slammed onto Brown by D for the 3 count.

Match Thoughts: Squash. Its good to see a proper tag team in the WWF, during this time there were no real tag teams. *

Next week on Raw its Diesel, Shawn Michaels and The Undertaker vs. Yoko, Owen Hart and British Bulldog. Im looking forward to that match.

Bret Hart vs. Jean Pierre Lafitte
This is a rematch from In Your House 3 where Bret Hart defeated Lafitte in an excellent match.

Lock up to start, Jean powers Bret into the corner, both guys start slugging it out in the corner. Jean takes over and hammers Bret down to the mat in the corner. Jean whips Bret to the corner and follows up with a clothesline. Jean off the ropes with an elbow drop. Jean puts on a headlock, Bret fights back with some elbows to the midsection. Bret runs off the ropes and gets knocked down by a back elbow. Jean whips Bret to the corner, he comes charging at Bret who ducks and Jean flies to the outside. Bret follows Jean outside and bodyslams him onto the steel steps. Bret throws Jean back into the ring, Brets whip gets reversed. He gets a foot up at the charging Jean and comes off the middle rope for a one count. Bret hammers away at Jean on the mat. Jean reverses a whip and throws Bret neck first across the top rope. Jean locks on another headlock to Bret who is on the mat. Bret gets back to his feet while in the headlock, Bret with some right hands and he comes of the ropes. Bret tries for a hip toss but Jean knocks Bret down with a clothesline, Jean picks Bret up and hits a body slam. Jean comes off the tope rope with a headbutt for 2. Jean picks Bret up from the mat and chokes him across the middle ropes. Jean runs the ropes and jumps on Brets back, he covers for a 2 count. Jean sends Bret to the corner and follows in with a big body splash in the corner. Jean continues to hammer away on Bret, Jean whips Bret to the ropes. Bret ducks under Jean and gets a small package for a 2 count, Jean connects with a clothesline to slow the pace as we head to commercial.

Back from break and Jean drops a leg across Brets throat and gets a 2 count. Jean picks Bret up off the mat and hits a side walk slam. Jean climbs to the top rope, he comes off with a leg drop but Bret is able to move. Bret connects with some punches and irish whips Jean, Jean ducks under and connects with a forearm. Jean gets a 2 count, Jean ends up on the outside. Bret follows him out, but gets thrown into the steel steps. Bret slowly climbs onto the apron, Jean attempts to suplex him back in but Bret floats over. Bret tries for a rolling pin but Jean holds onto the ropes. Bret hits an atomic drop followed by a clotheslines off the ropes. Bret hips Jean off the ropes, connects with a punch to the gut and hits a russian leg sweep for 2. Bret comes off the middle rope with his elbow drop for 2. Jean is able to reverse a whip into the corner, Bret tries to go up and over but Jean catches him and hits a rolling firemans carry for a 2 count. Jean cuts off Brets fight back with a back body drop, Jean heads to the top rope but gets cut off by Bret. Bret climbs to the top rope and hits a suplex. Bret locks in the sharpshooter and Jean submits.

Match Thoughts: Another great match between these two. Its good to see a match get a lot of time to build a story on Raw. ***1/2.

After the match Bret walks past Jerry Lawler who talks trash to him. Jerry takes of his robe and both guys fight at ringside. Bret knocks Jerry over the guardrail. From the back comes Isaac Yankem who DDTs Bret on the floor.

Vince hypes the big 6 man tag for next week.

We go backstage for an interview with Jim Cornette, Mr. Fuji, Yoko, Owen Hart and British Bulldog. Jim lets us know that Undertaker couldn’t handle Bulldog by himself so he had Diesel and Shawn attack him. Owen says that Undertaker, Diesel and Shawn will be all theres next week, Bulldog says they are going to finish them off once and for all.

In the back now with, Diesel, The Undertaker, Shawn Michaels and Paul Bearer. Shawn lets us know that The Undertaker doesn’t need their help and they’re there because they want to be. Diesel says they are the champs and do what they want. The Undertaker says that next week they will be the Vultures scrapping the rotten carcasses as night falls.

Show Thoughts: Very good episode of Raw. Four matches on the show this week and they all delivered. Thumbs up.

WWF In Your House 3: Triple Header

WWF In Your House 3: Triple Header

We open the PPV with a video package highlighting the Triple Header main event, putting over the fact that its the first time in WWF history all titles have been defended in the same match.

Vince officially welcomes us to the PPV with Jerry Lawler and Jim Ross.

Savio Vega vs. Waylon Mercy
As the bell sounds Vega turns his back and Mercy goes to attack but Vega ducks and hammers Mercy in the corner with punches and chops. Vega whips Mercy to th over turnbuckle and continues the assault. Vega goes for a whip to the other corner but Mercy reverses the Whip, Mercy charges the turnbuckle and Vega moves out of the way. Vega with an arm wringer and goes to whip Mercy but pulls on his arm to the mat. Vega with an armbar on the mat, Vega picks Mercy up but gets kneed in the midsection. Mercy clothesline Vega down and then throws him to the outside. Mercy follows him out and hits some chops followed by a bodyslam on the floor. Mercy throws Vega inside and he locks on a cravat!! Irish whip by Mercy leads to a snake eyes on the top rope and a 2 for Mercy. Mercy starts to choke Vega across the top rope and connects with punches in the corner. Dok Hendrix interrupts the match to let us know that Owen Hart isn’t at the arena and no-one knows where he is. Mercy with a sidewalk slam for a 2 count. Mercy goes for an elbow drop but Vega rolls out of the way. Vega goes to whip Mercy but gets caught in a sleeper. Vega is able fall forward into the turnbuckle and Mercy hits his head to break the hold. Mercy picks Vega up for another sleeper but Vega reverses with a back body drop and not guys get up at the count of 6. Slugfest in the middle of the ring, Vega takes control with a headbutt followed by a big boot which knocks Mercy down. Vega hits a spinning wheel kick for a 2 count. Mercy whips Vega into the ropes but Vega reverses into a bulldog for a 2 count. Vega with a rolling pin attempt for 2. Vega whips Mercy into the ropes and ducks down for a back drop, but Mercy kicks Vega in the chest and follows that up with a clothesline. Mercy hits a brainbuster on Vega but only gets 2 count. Mercy with a nice back body drop for another 2 count. Mercy tries for a body slam but Vega slips out and hits a sloppy german suplex for 2. Vega bounces off the ropes and hits a spinning wheel kick for the 3 count (07:06)

Match Thoughts: Pretty boring opener for a PPV, which wasn’t helped by a few sloppy moves. 1/2*

We go straight to the back with Dok Hendrix who heads into a locker room where Jim Cornette, Yokozuna and Mr Fuji are talking with Gorilla Monsoon. Jim Cornette admits that Owen Hart is in the state, but not technically at the arena yet. Dok asks if the main event is in jeopardy and Gorilla assures us that its not and will go ahead regardless if Owen is here or not.

Henry O. Godwinn vs. Sycho Sid
We see clips of Sid getting a slop bucket from Henry. We also see clips of Ted Dibiase getting slop bucketed and Sid power bombing Henry on the ringside floor.

Lock up to start and Henry powers Sid into the corner, but Sid reverses Henry into the corner. Sid goes for a big strike in the corner, Henry ducks under and connects with right hands. Henry goes for an irish whip but Sid reverses, Sid ducks for a back body drop and Henry catches him for a bulldog. Henry with a big right hang that send Sid to the apron, Sid gets up and Henry clotheslines him sending him to the floor. Sid back on the apron, Henry with a big suplex on Sid from the apron into the ring. Sid recovers first and connects with a running knee to the back of Henry sending him to the outside, Sid distracts the ref as Dibiase gets in some cheap shots. Sid gets on the apron and connects with an axe handle followed by some kicks. Sid picks Henry up and connects with a second axe handle and then throws Henry back into the ring. Sid starts to work over Henrys back with an elbow t the lower back followed by a big forearm arm. Sid has Henry in the corner and connects with some big shots to the midsection. Sid whips Henry into the opposite corner hard, and follows up with some kicks to the midsection. Sid locks in a camel clutch on Henry in the middle of the ring. Henry starts to fight out of it, Sid lets go of the hold and stomps down on Henrys back followed by some axe handles to the back. Sid then fishhooks Henry and gets the camel clutch again. This time Henry is able stand up in the hold and elbow Sid a couple of times before Sid knocks Henry down. Henry in the corner, Sid goes for a big boot but Henry is able to move out of the way. Sid climbs to the middle rope and goes for another axe handle but Henry connects with a fist to the midsection and takes over on Sid with some right hands. Henry off the ropes and hits a shoulder block that takes Sid down. Irish whip by Henry who connects with a boot to the midsection and connects with the slop drop, Ted Dibiase pulls Henry out before the 3 count can be counted. Henry goes to enter the ring and Sid cuts him off, before Sid can get control Henry fights back with punches. Henry runs off the ropes but DiBiase trips him up and Sid hits a big legdrop to the back of Henrys head. Sid connects with the powerbomb and gets the 3 count. (07:23)

Sid rolls Henry out of the ring and DiBiase grabs the slop bucket. Sid and DiBiase argue over who will slop Henry and out comes Bigelow who attacks Sid. Kama comes out and its a double team on Bigelow. Henry comes from behind Dibiase and dumps the slop bucket over his head.

Match Thoughts: Decent power based match. The powerbomb by Sid at the end was quite impressive. *1/4.

We again head to the back where Dok Hendrix is with Gorilla Monsoon and Jim Cornette. Doc asks for Gorillas final decision, Gorilla says the match is definitely going head with or without Owen. Gorilla gives Jim two options, Yoko can fight the match by himself or Jim Cornette can find another guy to replace Owen. Jim wants to know how he is supposed to find another wrestler with such little time left.

British Bulldog vs. Bam Bam Bigelow
Tie up to start and Bulldog grabs a headlock, Bigelow pushes Bulldog off the ropes and shoulderblocks him down. Bulldog gets another headlock and again Bigelow throws him into the ropes and shoulderblocks him straight down. We see Jim Cornette talking to Sid backstage. Bigelow whips Bulldog into the corner and hits a hiptoss followed by a bodyslam. Bigelow off the ropes but misses the elbow drop, Bulldog takes Bigelow down with a snap mare and locks in a headlock to slow Bigelow down. Bigelow is able to stand up and tosses Bulldog over his head onto the mat, Bigelow goes for his falling headbutt but Bulldog is able to roll out of the way. Bulldog with some strikes, a headbutt and a snap suplex. Bigelow is straight up and clotheslines Bulldog down twice. Bigelow charges at Bulldog who pulls the top rope down and Bigelow crashes to the floor. Bigelow slowly gets onto the apron but Bulldog punches him back down to the floor. Bigelow back onto the apron, Bulldog tries to s duplex Bigelow into the ring, but Bigelow is able to reverse the suplex and dumps Bulldog across the top rope crotch first. Bigelow then heads up top and connects with the diving headbutt for 2. Bigelow argues with the ref about the count, and Bulldog goes to work on Bigelows leg. Bigelow tries to stand up but Bulldog kicks away at his leg. Bulldog applies a leg lock onto Bigelow. Bigelow stands up and kicks Bulldog in the midsection, Bulldog then catches his leg but Bigelow his an enziguri. Bulldog up first and continues to go to work on the leg of Bigelow. Bulldog applies a single leg boston crab. Bigelow gets up and fights back against Bulldog and knocks him down with a headbutt. Bigelow off the ropes but gets taken down with a knee strike for 2. Bulldog applies a sitting sleeper hold, the ref checks on Bigelow who stands up in the hold and slams Bulldog into the corner. Bigelow connects with punches and Bulldog cuts him off with an eye rake, Bulldog attempts a body slam but Bigelow is too heavy and he lands on Bulldog for a two count, Irish whip by Bigelow leads to an attempted sunset flip but Bulldog. Bulldog isn’t able to bring Bigelow down, and Bigelow sits down on Bulldog. Bigelow heads up top and misses the moonsault as Bulldog rolls out of the way and gets a 2 count. Bulldog now heads up top and connects with a headbutt for another 2 count. Bigelow takes over with some headbitts, he goes to whip Bulldog into the corner but that is reversed by Bulldog, Bulldog catches Bigelow out of the corner and hits the powerslam for the 3 count. (12:00)

Match Thoughts: Very good power match by two good wrestlers. Bigelow is one of the most underrated big men in wresting, and it’s a real shame he never won a world title. ***

Out comes Bob Backlund who says everyone has to accept challenges in their lives. Backlund says that he has the great privilege to introduce Dean Douglas

Dean gets on the mic and says that he is going to teach Razor a very harsh lesson. He says that if he didn’t read the homework and study he is going to lose. Dean Douglas then introduces Razor Ramon to the ring.

Dean Douglas vs. Razor Ramon
Razor runs straight down the aisle into the ring and unloads on Douglas with right hands followed by a clothesline that sends Douglas outside. Douglas gets back in the ring and is taken down with a series of side headlock takeovers but Douglas is able to reverse out each time. Razor knocks Douglas down with a right hand for 2. Tie up and Douglas takes over with punches, he whips Razor off the ropes and goes to hiptoss him over the top rope but Razor reverses and hiptosses Douglas over the top rope and to the floor We see footage of Jim Cornette in the back speaking with Mabel and Yokozuna about the tag team main event. Back in the ring Douglas with an arm wringer but Razor is able to reverse into a wristlock and transitions into a hammerlock, both guys trade hammerlock reversals. Douglas is able to flip out of the hammerlock, falling down in the process, he trips Razor up and steps on his back then runs off the ropes, ducks two right hands and gets caught in a fallaway slam for a 2 count. Douglas rolls out to the apron and Razor gets a stunner on his arm over the top rope. Razor brings Douglas inside over the top rope with an arm wringer, Razor locks on an arm bar on the mat. Douglas tries to escape from the hold but Razor shoulderblocks him down each time. Razor whips Douglas into the corner, Douglas jumps to the middle rope, Razor ducks down but Douglas holds onto the top rope, and then comes off with a sunset flip but isn’t able to get Razor over, Razor punches Douglas and sits down for a 2 count, Douglas reverses into a 2 count of his own. Razor takes Douglas down with a big clothesline for 2. Razor goes back to work over the arm of Douglas, Razor with another arm wringer, Douglas fights back with punches and whips Razor into the ropes, but gets taken down with a shoulderblock. Razor runs off the ropes and Douglas grabs him by the head and throws him over the top to the outside. Douglas jumps over the top rope and connects with an axe handle. Douglas backs Razor into the ring apron and then gets a bodyslam on the floor. Douglas charges at Razor and hits a knee to the back which sends Razor into the ring steps. Douglas rams Razors back into the ring post. Douglas throws Razor into the ring and then climbs to the top rope to hit an axe handle for a two count. Douglas continues to work over the back of Razor with knees and forearms to the back. Razor connects with a BIG right hand, Razor whips Douglas for a back drop but gets slammed to the mat and Douglas gets a 2 count. Douglas takes Razor down with a snap mare and continues to go to work on the back of Razor. Razor fights back but Douglas connects with fists to the ribs. Douglas with two hard whips into the corner, Douglas off the middle ropes with a splash to the back of Razor for 2. Douglas grabs a chinlock on Razor, Razor stands up with Douglas on his shoulders and drops backwards to the mat, Douglas is able to get a hand over Razor for a 2 count. Razor blocks some punches from Douglas and connects with the spinning right hand followed by a suplex for 2. Razor whips Douglas into  the corner and follows in with a clothesline. Razor places Douglas up top but gets knocked off, Douglas connects with a cross body block for 2. Douglas throws Razor into the ref knocking him out. Douglas off the ropes with a flying forearm. Backlund tries to wake the ref up. Douglas runs up the turnbuckle and misses a knee drop. Razor hits the Razors Edge but the ref is being held back by Backlund, 1-2-3 Kid slides into the ring and makes the 3 count so Razor thinks he has won. Shoving match by Kid and Razor, Razor pushes Kid outside and Douglas gets a rollup on Razor for the 3 count. (14:53)

Match Thoughts: Decent match, although it could have had 5 minutes taken off and achieved the same result. Douglas had a fairly boring run in WWF. **1/2

After the match Razor throws Kid into the ring, Kid shoves Razor and Razor fires back with a slap across the face. WWF officials separate them before anything really happens.

To the back with Dok Hendrix who is with Shawn Michaels and Diesel. He asks for their thoughts on the Owen Hart situation. Shawn says is frustrating as they have both put their belts on the line and suddenly Owen decides to not show up. Diesel says no matter who they get as a partner they will win.

Bret “Hitman” Hart vs. Jean Pierre LaFitte
Bret hits a suicide dive onto Jean to start the match, Bret punches away at Jean on the outside. Bret throws Jean into the ring and Bret works over Jean in the corner. Jean takes control with punches , he goes to slam Brets head int the turnbuckle but Bret reverses. Bret with more punches followed by an elbow and a headbutt. Jean with an eye rake and he pummels away on Bret in the corner. Jean with an irish whip into the corner, Jean misses a splash which allows Bret to take him down with an arm drag. Bret goes to work on the arm, Jean whips Bret off the ropes but gets taken down with a crucifix pin for a two count. Bret gets a drop toe hold and grabs an arm lock on Jean. Jean whips Bret off the ropes an attempted hiptoss gets reversed by Bret who tries his own, but Jean connects with a clothesline. Jean starts choking Bret across the top rope followed by more choking on the mat. Jean grabs Brets legs and stomps away at Brets midsection. IRish whip by Jean, but Bret gets a rollup for 2. Bret with an irish whip but Jean connects with a boot and works over Bret in the corner. Bret misses a charge into the corner and hits thing ring post. Jean grabs Bret and throws him into the ing post again. Jean with a hard, hard irish whip that sends Bret chest first into the corner, and he gets a 2 count. Jean puts Bret across the middle rope and chokes him. Jean runs the ropes but Bret back drops him over the top, Bret follows him out and Jean whips him into the steel steps. Jean comes of the apron with an axe handle, Jean throwsBret back into the ring. Bret fights back out of the corner with kick and some punches. Bret off the ropes is countered by Jean into a spinebuster for 2. Jean gets a headlock, Bret stands up in the hold and connects with some elbows to the midsection, Bret off the ropes gets knocked down by a back elbow and Jean hits a leg drop for 2. Jean goes back to the headlock on a seated Bret. Bret fights out with some punches to the mid section, Bret off the ropes gets a sunset flip for 2. Jean takes Bret straight back down with a clothesline, Jean hits a sidewalk slam and climbs to the top rope and hits a leg drop for 2. Jean positions Bret and climbs to the top, he misses the Cannonball as Bret rolls out of the way. Jean misses a clothesline which allows Bret to hit an atomic drop followed by a clothesline, Bret goes to lock in the Sharpshooter but Jean overpowers Bret and sends him to the outside. Jean misses a front flip onto the outside floor, Bret whips Jean into the steel steps. Bret rolls Jean back into the ring, and whips Jean hard chest first into the corner. Bret with a fist to the midsection followed by a russian leg sweep for two. Bret with a small package for another 2 count. Bret with a back breaker and comes off the top for his fist drop but Jean gets a foot up into Brets face. Jean whips Bret off the ropes, Bret goes for a crucifix again but Jean catches him and hits a rolling front flip for 2. Jean whips Bret to the corner, Bret tries to jump over Jean but gets caught, Bret fights out and is able to fall back for a 2 count. Bret whips Jean into the corner, Bret follows him in but gets hit with a big boot, Jean puts his feet on the ropes and gets a 2 count. Bret with a dropkick, and tries for a bulldog out of the corner but Jean is able to counter by throwing Bret hard into the corner followed by a 2 count. Bret with a flying forearm which sends Jean on the ropes, Bret goes for a cross body but Jean moves and Bret gets caught up in the ropes. Jean goes up top for a splash but Bret moves out the way. Bret runs the ropes and both guys collide in the middle of the ring. Bret locks in the Sharpshooter from the mat and is able to stand up to apply pressure and Jean taps immediately. (16:37)

Match Thoughts: Fantastic match capped off by an excellent ending. I have never seen the sharpshooter applied like that before. Bret was such a good wrestler during this time. ***3/4

We go to the back with Dok Hendrix, Jim Cornette lets us know that British Bulldog will step into the Triple Head main event in place of Owen Hart. Gorilla officially sanctions the match as a go. Jim confirms that Bulldog can win the WWF Title or the WWF Intercontinental title, Gorilla says he can and also points out that Bulldog can lose the WWF Tag Team Titles.

WWF Title, IC Title, Tag Team Title Match: Yokozuna and The British Bulldog vs. Diesel and Shawn Michaels
Shawn and Bulldog to start the match. Lock up and Bulldog grabs a hammerlock and goes into a headlock, Shawn reverses to a hammerlock of his own which Bulldog reverses straight away. Shawn flips out of the hammerlock and goes to push Bulldog into the ropes, Bulldog holds onto the top Shawn comes off the ropes and slides through Bulldogs legs, Bulldog grabs Shawns legs but Shawn rolls out of that, Bulldog charges but gets hit with a back body drop and then gets clotheslined to the outside. Yoko into the ring and Shawn connects with punches, Diesel comes in and knocks Yoko to the outside with one punch. Bulldog tags out to Yoko, Shawn challenges Yoko to a sumo match, Yoko charges at Shawn who slides under his legs and connects with punches, Shawn off the ropes gets taken down with a back elbow. Yoko picks Shawn up and hits a body slam, Yoko comes out of the croner and misses an elbow drop as Shawn tags in Diesel. Diesel comes in with right hands and whips Yoko but its reversed and Yoko hits a big clothesline. Yoko whips Diesel off the ropes, he misses the clothesline and Diesel hits a jumping clothesline that takes Yoko down. Diesel connects with a big boot that takes Yoko to the outside, Diesel leans over the top rope trying to grab Yoko which allows Bulldog to take over on Diesel. Bulldog in the ring now with punches on Diesel. Bulldog grabs Diesel for a suplex, he just gets him up before letting him go. Bulldog again goes for a suplex and this time connects for a 2. Bulldog with some shoulderblocks in the corner on Diesel followed up with a snap mare into a headlock. Diesel tries to fight out with elbows but Bulldog picks Diesel up for the powerslam, Diesel gets free and sends Bulldog into the corner. Diesel connects with his elbow shots in the corner. Diesel whips Bulldog to the corner twice and hits a pair of clotheslines. Diesel tags out to Shawn who heads up top, Diesel body slams Bulldog, and then he stands in the corner in front of Shawn. Shawn then dives off Diesels shoulders with a splash onto Bulldog for two. Shawn attempts to whip Bulldog but its reversed, Bulldog lifts Shawn up for a gorilla press slam and throws Shawn crotch first across the top rope, Yoko knocks Shawn off the top rope to the outside with an elbow. Bulldog tags in Yoko, Yoko whips Shawn into the corner who flips over the turnbuckle to the apron, Yoko kicks away at Shawn and sends him to the floor. Bulldog attacks Shawn on the outside and body slams him on the floor. Yoko tags out to Bulldog, Bulldog with a headbutt that sends Shawn straight down. Bulldog with an irish whip and hits a BIG back body drop for a two count. Bulldog applies a headlock onto Shawn, Shawn is able to stand up in the hold an fight off with elbows to the midsection. Shawn with a sunset flip for 2, followed by a cross body for another 2 count. Bulldog gets up straight away and clothesline Shawn down, Bulldog and Yoko swap out and Yoko snap mares Shawn down and gets the nerve hold. Shawn stands up and elbows away at Shawn but Yoko gets an eye rake and knocks Shawn down. Yoko climbs the corner for the Banzai Drop, but Shawn moves out of the way. Yoko tags out and Shawn gets the hot tag to Diesel, Diesel whips Bulldog and gets a back body drop, followed by snake eyes in the corner, Diesel with a sidewalk slam on Bulldog. Diesel and Shawn whip Bulldog and Yoko into each other, they then double whip Bulldog into Yoko in the corner. Bulldog falls to the mat face first and Yoko then lands on him. Diesel whips Bulldog and gets a big boot. Diesel goes for the Jacknife but Yoko hits the Samoan Drop on Diesel, Shawn then hits the superkick to send Yoko out. Bulldog connects with the powerslam on Diesel for 2 as Shawn breaks the hold with an elbow drop off the top rope. Owen Hart comes down to the rip and comes off the top rope but Diesel hits a right hand to the midsection followed by the Jacknife for the 3 count. (15:42)

Match Thoughts: That was a fantastic fast paced tag team match. The ending was quite stupid as Owen wasn’t in the match. But besides that it was awesome, and Yoko even looked good here to. ****

Show Thoughts: Very good PPV, three of the six matches reached *** or more. Easily recommend as thumbs up.