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The SmarK Rant for Monday Night RAW–11.21.94

The SmarK Rant for Monday Night RAW – 11.21.94

Taped from the Fernwood Country Club in Bushkill yet again.

Your hosts are Vince McMahon & Jim Cornette and the worst green screen intro ever. An HDTV is not kind to this sort of thing.

Razor Ramon v. Diesel

No wait, the Teamsters all jump Ramon and attack him during the entrance, so the match is apparently off.

Tatanka v. Chris Canyon

Canyon now has his trademark beard, but it still doesn’t help him as Tatanka chops him down and drops an elbow for two. A clothesline gives us a 180 sell from Canyon as he’s obviously trying to make the most of this. More chops, but Canyon comes back with a bodypress and a crucifix for two before Tatanka cuts him off. Canyon keeps coming with a sunset flip for two, but Tatanka beats him down again and goes up to finish with a flying chop and Papoose to Go at 4:36. I’m really surprised they didn’t give it a go with Canyon at this point, since he had a good look and they obviously liked him enough to give him some offense.

Adam Bomb v. Jason Ahrnedt

Speaking of which, they could have repackaged Canyon into Adam Bomb’s wacky brother “Stink Bomb.” Or he could be a Hollywood type, “Box Office Bomb”. Maybe disgruntled postal carrier “Letter Bomb”? This is all gold, people, GOLD. Adam with the usual power stuff and clotheslines before finishing with the Meltdown at 2:25. Jim Cornette is just on fire here on commentary.

Speaking of being on fire, Todd recaps the Jerry Lawler-Doink feud, because I wish everyone involved would die in a fire. This leads to a King’s Court with the midget kings. Sadly, no one can die in any fires, because the clown midgets “prank” them by squirting water guns from ringside. OH THE HILARITY. OH MY SIDES, THEY’RE SPLITTING.

Meanwhile, IRS recaps his war against dead tax cheats for the past month. Now he’s actually digging up the corpse. Fitting, because this feud died around the country.

IRS v. Matt Hardy

Hey, there’s someone who probably COULD use a good auditing. IRS pounds on the poor young jobber and tosses him. Poor kid is so stupid that he has “HV” on his tights instead of his own initials. Maybe he was trying for “HPV”? Back in, Irwin stomps away after the abdominal stretch and the Writeoff finishes at 3:00. Well, this kid is no Keith Davis.

Razor Ramon v. Diesel

The entire roster of Survivor Series teams is at ringside so you can probably guess how this one ends. Slugfest to start, and it’s interesting that just watching these shows you get no sense of how hot Diesel was getting or that there was even a breakup with Shawn brewing. Just watching RAW it’s like “They’re the tag champions and everything is fine” and then suddenly one week, BAM, “Diesel is #1 babyface and WWF champion”. Diesel with the sleeper and he dumps Ramon as we take a break. Back with Ramon making the comeback, but Shawn trips him up and a donnybrook is teased. Back in, Ramon with a corner clothesline, but Diesel puts him down with a sideslam for two. Big boot gets two. Diesel works on the back and Snake Eyes gets two. Shawn continues to stir the pot, but Ramon makes the comeback as the heels start getting involved. And inevitably, the bell is rung at 13:24. Usual good match from the Outsiders, minus a finish. ***

Next week: Some crazy shit goes down after the PPV.

Comments

  1. Isn't that Joey Abs?

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  2. Spoilers three months in advance.


    PWInsider crew is gonna be all over your ass, Scott.

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  3. Scott Keith has perfected time travel!

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  4. You posted the script for the the special Friday, November 21, 2014 edition of Raw.

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  5. Come on, Scott. They have to keep the nuclear motif alive, so Canyon would have to become Dirty Bomb!

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  6. Did Rotundo have it written into his contract that he had to fit an abdominal stretch spot into every single match? Now THAT'S something old-school that I'm glad died and never came back.

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  7. apparently it was an old school raw theme.

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  8. Yes, Jason Arhndt was the future Joey Abs.

    This RAW was chockful of familiar jobbers, I'm surprised Scott Taylor and Dwayne Gill weren't booked in a extra tag match just for the hell of it.

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  9. "Kanyon has his beard"...I admit, I chuckled...

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  11. It sounds like it will charge you the $60 for the first six months on September 3. And then it will auto renew every six months thereafter.

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  12. I just signed up for NFL Gamepass for the third year in a row. $214AUD for 12 months access. Can't fault it.

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  13. I miss the days when you could say from his name who is a jobber and who is a star. ;-(

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  14. The Diesel/Shawn break-up was being teased from Summerslam on, when Shawn kept "accidentally" kicking Diesel in the face. It was also being pushed in the WWF magazine in the fall, too, I think.


    Diesel getting the big belt -- THAT was out of nowhere, but the break up and face turn were pretty well telegraphed.

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  15. For me as well it's a no-brainer to keep it, but it all depends on what you are looking for and what appeals. For me, the $10 a month more than pays for the monthly PPVs I now get to watch, and it's the primary reason I subscribe. I do also indulge in the old stuff a little (and I would a lot more if my schedule permitted it. I know, Mr. Important).


    I know a lot of people don't really care enough to watch old footage of whatever programming they liked 15 years ago, and there are a *lot* of pissed off lapsed fans that don't dig the current product enough to even bother following RAW or Smackdown, let alone pay any money for a PPV.


    Just my $0.02.

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  16. Any update on the Canadian launch date?

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  17. Yep, the super kick was a set up move, until it knocked out Diesel 3 times in the span of a few months. And a killer finisher was born.

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  18. MikeyMike, WitnessJuly 31, 2014 at 6:10 AM

    I suppose it's all relative. Income and personal rationale to howyou want to use that $10.to me it's perfect and probably saves me money.

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  19. KK had me going when he referred to himself as "a Paul Heyman guy" with full sincerity. Where does he fit in the hierarchy? Somewhere between Axle and Heidenreich?

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  20. Glad you enjoy and thanks for the support!

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  21. He was using the Teardrop all that time before?

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  22. for the first year, then he switched to the piledriver. (plus he was basically a manager to Diesel from WM 10 to Survivor Series, barely ever wrestled a match.

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  23. Stop. Just stop.

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  24. Sure. But not on RAW, is what I'm saying. They barely ever broached the subject, which shows how far down the chain the show still was at that point.

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  25. Scott makes a very valid point about giving Kanyon a shot here, especially considering how depleted their roster was at this point...

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  26. It's kind of amazing that the greatest in-ring performer ever basically took a year off during his youth. Was he injured?

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  27. Exactly... you should be able to recoup the cost of the WWE network for ONE HOUR of work.

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  28. These are always great guys, thanks for the great work.

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