Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Raw #138 - December 4th, 1995

Bob Holly faces the number one contender for the WWF title tonight. Sparky's mullet is at its most glorious tonight, but will it help him knock off Davey Boy? Holly floats over Bulldog for the night's first Maneuver en route to delivering a flurry of offense. Bulldog fights back by lifting Bob up for a press slam and dropping him crotch-first onto the top rope. He follows this up with a delayed vertical suplex, a Maneuver (#2) that causes the blood to rush to Plugg's head. Holly makes a number of surprise pin attempts, but none are successful. The race car driver also hits a number of the best dropkicks in the business, but still can't put Smith away. Finally, Bulldog catches Holly in the corner and delivers a running powerslam for the victory.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Raw #137 - November 27th, 1995

Tonight's taped Raw is filmed right after the Shawn Michaels collapse. Tonight, The Undertaker faces Kama one last time with the urn on the line. In case you've forgotten, Undertaker's urn was stolen by IRS at the Royal Rumble, regained at Wrestlemania and immediately stolen back by Kama, and melted down into a gold chain. Taker has been so occupied with getting his urn back that he has been nowhere near the title picture. In other news, Brother Love will make his return tonight to interview Bret Hart.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Raw #136 - November 20th, 1995

It's a live Raw from Richmond, VA, the night after Survivor Series. We see clips of the 123 Kid's betrayal of Razor Ramon and joining of the Million Dollar Corporation. The Kid was a surprise member of the Bodydonnas team, taking the place of the recently-fired Jean-Pierre Lafitte, who ran afoul of the Clique. Not that you would know about the Bodydonnas-Underdogs match, nor the eight-woman tag match, neither of which were ever mentioned on Raw. Anyway, Sid interfered against Kid's former championship partner, Marty Jannetty, to give the newest Corporation member the victory. Later, Sid and the Kid distracted Razor, who was "powerbombed" by Davey Boy Smith, according to Vince, referring to the running powerslam. Better stick to just calling everything a "maneuver," McMahon.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Raw #135 - November 13th, 1995

Excited for tonight's Intercontinental title match between Razor and Sid? Well, Gorilla Monsoon isn't having this morning declared it a non-title match (this, despite the fact that both this episode and the episode where the title match was announced were taped weeks prior) due to altercations at house shows between Ramon and special referee 123 Kid. On a brighter note, the intro to this episode has not been dubbed over with the same annoying metal music as the rest of the re-released 1995 episodes, with WWE leaving intact the theatrical music from the broadcast.