[TV Review] ‘WWF Monday Night RAW’ 1.23.95 – Kid & Holly vs. Gunns, Royal Rumble Recap

COMMENTATORS: Vince McMahon & “The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels

One night after their Cinderella story victory at the Royal Rumble the unlikely team of The 1-2-3 Kid and Bob Holly put their newly-won WWF Tag Team Titles on the line against the returning Smoking Gunns. Also on the show Todd Pettengill predates podcasts by 20+ years with his recap of the Rumble PPV, IRS and Davey Boy Smith are in action, and new Intercontinental Champion Jeff Jarrett sets his sight on more gold.

CHAMPIONS

  • WWF CHAMPION: “Big Daddy Cool” Diesel
  • WWF INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION: “Double J” Jeff Jarrett
  • WWF WOMEN’S CHAMPION: Alundra Blayze
  • WWF TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The 1-2-3 Kid & Bob “Spark Plugg” Holly

LINEUP

  • The 1-2-3 Kid & Bob Holly [c] vs. The Smoking Gunns for the WWF TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (***1/4)
  • Irwin R. Schyster vs. Buck Quartermain
  • Davey Boy Smith vs. Black Phantom

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[TV Review] ‘WWF Monday Night Raw’ 1.16.95 – Bret vs. Double J, Mantaur Makes RAW Debut

Commentators: Vince McMahon & “The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels

The TekWar synergy continues on Monday Night RAW as William Shatner accompanies Bret Hart in his match against Jeff Jarrett. Mantaur also makes his Monday debut without his giant moose helmet thing and with a new manager, Mabel squishes a jobber, and The Million Dollar Corporation call their shot heading into Sunday’s Royal Rumble.

CHAMPIONS

  • WWF CHAMPION: “Big Daddy Cool” Diesel
  • WWF INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION: “The Bad Guy” Razor Ramon
  • WWF WOMEN’S CHAMPION: Alundra Blayze
  • WWF TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Vacant

LINEUP

  • The 1-2-3 Kid & Bob Holly vs. The Heavenly Bodies (**)
  • Mantaur vs. Jason Ahrndt
  • Bret Hart vs. Jeff Jarrett (***)
  • Mabel vs. Lee Tobin

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[TV Review] ‘WWF Monday Night Raw’ 1.9.95 – 2nd Anniversary, Razor vs. Owen, Tuxedo Match

Venue: The Summit (Houston, TX)
Commentators: Vince McMahon & “The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels

Monday Night RAW celebrates its two-year anniversary with…Howard Finkel taking on Harvey Wippleman in a Tuxedo Match? Eh better than a lot of the other RAW celebrations over the past few years to be honest. Also on the show Razor Ramon defends the Intercontinental Championship against Owen Hart, Hakushi makes his Monday debut, and Jerry Lawler invites TekWar’s very own William Shatner onto the King’s Court.

CHAMPIONS

  • WWF CHAMPION: “Big Daddy Cool” Diesel
  • WWF INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION: “The Bad Guy” Razor Ramon
  • WWF WOMEN’S CHAMPION: Alundra Blayze
  • WWF TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Vacant

THE LINEUP

  • Razor Ramon [c] vs. Owen Hart for the WWF INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP (***1/2)
  • Hakushi vs. Matt Hardy
  • King Kong Bundy vs. Gary Sabaugh
  • TUXEDO MATCH: Howard Finkel vs. Harvey Wippleman (HEH?)

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[TV Review] ‘WWF Monday Night Raw’ 1.2.95 – Luger/Davey Boy vs. Bigelow/Tatanka TWICE, King’s Court

Commentators: Gorilla Monsoon & “The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels

The first Monday Night RAW features Lex Luger & Davey Boy Smith taking on Bam Bam Bigelow & Tatanka, and in the main event…Lex Luger & Davey Boy Smith take on Bam Bam Bigelow & Tatanka! Also on this episode Jeff Jarrett teases singing, Todd Pettengill delivers a Royal Rumble report, and Jerry Lawler invites fellow king Owen Hart on The King’s Court.

CHAMPIONS

  • WWF CHAMPION: “Big Daddy Cool” Diesel
  • WWF INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION: “The Bad Guy” Razor Ramon
  • WWF TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Vacant

LINEUP

  • Lex Luger & Davey Boy Smith vs. Bam Bam Bigelow & Tatanka (*1/2)
  • Duke Droese vs. Mike Bell
  • Jeff Jarrett vs. Buck Quartermain
  • Lex Luger & Davey Boy Smith vs. Bam Bam Bigelow & Tatanka (*1/2)

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