WWF Monday Night Raw 09/10/95
Vince McMahon welcomes us to Raw and hypes up the big six man tag. We see Yoko, Bulldog and Owen in the ring already, it looks like the six man tag is opening the show.
Shawn Michaels/Undertaker/Diesel vs. Yokozuna/British Bulldog/Owen Hart
We head to commercial before the opening bell. Back from the break and we have Shawn against Owen. Shawn has a headlock on Owen who pushes Shawn off the ropes Owen is able to block a hiptoss but Shawn flips out of it. Shawn ducks a punch and connects with one of his own, Shawn off the ropes connects with another punch. Shawn hits Owen with an elbow to the head, Shawn whips Owen to the ropes and takes Owen down with an armdrag. Owen reverses into his own but Shawn throws Owen to the ropes, and ends up clotheslining Owen out of the ring. Bulldog comes in and gets hip tossed by Shawn. All 6 men are now in the ring, Owen and Bulldog get thrown into Yoko. Diesel and Undertaker hit a double team Big Boot which sends Yoko to the outside. Bulldog gets into the ring and Diesel whips him into the corner followed by a clothesline. Diesel hammers away on Bulldog and sends him to the outside. Undertaker goes over to Bulldog and lifts him back into the ring. Diesel punches Bulldog all the way to his corner and he tags out to Yoko. Diesels irish whip gets reversed by he is able to hit a flying clothesline that knocks Yoko down. Diesel tags in The Undertaker, Taker hits Yoko with Old School and boots him in the mid section. Taker runs the ropes but gets caught in a samoan drop. Yoko whips Taker to the ropes but gets caught with a big DDT. We see Waylon Mercy watching on from the entrance way. Taker tags out to Shawn who comes off the top rope with an axe handle across Yokos arm. Shawn puts on an arm bar on Yoko. Shawn off the ropes, but Yoko catches him in a belly to belly. Yoko tags out to Owen who covers for a 2 count. Owen picks Shawn up and hits a back breaker, Owen continues to kick away at Shawns back. Owen tags out to Bulldog, they hit a double back elbow. Bulldog picks Shawn up and press slams him to the mat for a 2. Bulldog grabs a handful of Shawns hair and lifts him off the mat and slams him down for a 2. Bulldog slams Shawns head to the turnbuckle and tags out to Owen. Owen distracts the ref while Bulldog and Yoko choke away on Shawn as we head to commercial.
Back from break we see Owen has Shawn in an abdominal stretch. In the aisle way we see Dean Douglas taking notes. Owen reaches out to Bulldog who grabs his arm to apply more pressure, the ref catches them and kicks at the arm. Shawn is able to hip toss Owen and break the hold. Owen picks up Shawn and whips him off the ropes. Owen gets caught in a back slide for a 2 count, Owen up straight away and clotheslines Shawn down. He tags out to Yoko who lets Shawn get up before knocking him straight down with a big punch, Yoko tags out to Bulldog, they hit a double headbutt and Bulldog gets a 2 count. Bulldog hits a nice delayed suplex on Shawn for 2. Bulldog tags out to Owen who headbutts Shawn, Owen with a snapmare followed by a headlock. Shawn gets back to his feet and elbows Owen in the mid section. Shawn runs off the ropes and gets caught with a back elbow for 2, Owen argues with the ref and Shawn school boys him for a 2 count. Owen slams Shawn down and climbs to the top rope and comes off with a splash as we head to another break.
Back from commercial and we see Owen and Shawn are both down in the ring. We see a replay of Owen missing the splash off the top rope. Owen tags in Bulldog while Shawn gets the hot tag to Diesel. Diesel irish whips Bulldog and catches him with a sidewalk slam. Yoko and Owen comes into the ring, Diesel fights them both off. Diesel runs off the ropes but Owen hits him in the back. Bulldog hits the running powerslam and Taker gets in the ring to break the fall. Yoko comes in and legdrops Diesel, Bulldog covers Diesel and gets the 3 count.
Match Thoughts: Excellent way to open Raw. A truly fantastic 6 man tag. The sections with Owen against Shawn were easily the best. ****
After the match Mabel comes to the ring and attacks Taker. Mabel whips Yoko into a prone Taker in the corner, Mabel then follows that up with his own splash. Mabel and Yoko take turns in hitting leg drops on Taker. Dean Douglas rams Shawn back first into the apron, he then suplex Shawn chest first across the steel steps. In the ring Mabel continues to splash and legdrop The Undertaker. One of the legdrops by Yoko or Mabel actually breaks The Undertakers Orbital Bone.
While The Undertaker, Diesel and Shawn are being attended to we see footage from last week of Bret Hart and Jerry Lawlers confrontation.
Vince lets us know that next week it will be Bret Hart vs. Isaac Yankem in a steel cage match. We get footage of Isaac Yankem vs Bret Hart from Summerslam.
Skip vs. Fatu
Skip is Chris Candido and Fatu is Rikishi.
Lock up to start Skip controls with punches and whips Fatu to the ropes. Skip leapfrogs over Fatu and does some jumping jacks. Fatu gets an armbar which Skip reverses. Skip with some punches to the head, Skip attempts to slam Fatus head into the corner but that doesn’t faze him. Fatu blocks Skips punches and knocks him down. Sunny gets onto the apron and distracts Fatu. Fatu slides out of the ring, Skip comes up behind Fatu, but Fatu catches Skip with a punch. Back in the ring Fatu misses a shoulderblock in the corner. Skip with a back body drop, he then lifts Fatu up for a bodyslam. Skip off the top rope with a fist drop on Fatu. Fatu ducks a punch and gets one of his own. Skip leapfrogs Fatu and catches him in the back of the head with a kick for a 2 count. Skip kicks Fatu in the midsection and takes him down with a snapmare, Skip follows that up with a headlock. Fatu tries to fight out of the headlock but Skip slams him down to the mat. Skip comes off the top rope with a headbutt but he hurts himself. Fatu sends Skip off the ropes and hits a big back body drop, followed by a clothesline in the corner. Fatu picks Skip up and hits a backbreaker. Fatu wants to head up top but Sunny distracts him, Skip cuts off Fatu and rams his head into the turnbuckle. Skip lifts Fatu to the top rope, Skip tries to suplex him off the top rope but isn’t able to get him over. Fatu punches Skip off the top rope and hits a splash for the 3 count.
Match Thoughts: Decent match between these two. **
We head to the back to speak with Dok Hendrix but there appears to be audio problems so we go to commercial.
Back from the break we see highlights from the opening 6 man tag followed by the assault after the match.
We now get word from Dok, he says that its not a good time to speak with Shawn, Diesel or Taker. Instead we head to Jim Ross who speaks with Jim Cornette and the Bulldog. Jim wants everyone at home to touch the screen to feel the moment. Jim says that Bulldog has done something that no-one else has been able to do, pin Diesel 1-2-3. Jim lets us know that Bulldog is going to beat Diesel at In Your House 4. Bulldog says he has been denied title shots in the WWF, he lets us know that when he stepped into the ring with Bret Hart he won the Intercontinental Title, he says he will do that against Diesel too.
Vince McMahon and Jerry Lawler hype the cage match for next week.
Show Thoughts: Fantastic show this week. There was only two matches but both delivered. The opening match was excellent and is a must see. Thumbs up.