The SmarK Rant for Monday Night RAW–11.14.94

The SmarK Rant for Monday Night RAW – 11.14.94 Taped from Bushkill, PA. The crowd on the hard camera side is already thinning out severely in week 2 of the tapings. Your hosts are Vince McMahon & Ted Dibiase For some reason, this episode had “technical difficulties” and thus we miss the entire Bob Backlund v. 1-2-3 Kid match, joining it only after Bob gets the submission with the chickenwing. OK, conspiracy nuts, what’s the deal with the missing 10 minutes at the beginning of the show? Was someone bleeding or wearing a Chris Benoit shirt or something? Anyway, we pick it up with Backlund going nuts on the Kid and Bret Hart making the save before laying Bob out in the aisle and putting the Sharpshooter on him. Mabel v. The Blue Phantom Now, previously the Phantom was Black, so maybe he’s just telling more dirty jokes backstage? Oscar’s rap is surprisingly coherent this week, as he recaps the members of Mabel’s Survivor Series team. The Phantom gets some kicks in while Dibiase compares Mabel to Barney the Dinosaur, which is actually referencing a particularly mean rib that the other wrestlers would do to Mabel backstage. Mabel splashes the Phantom at 2:00. Survivor Series Report with Todd. Nothing new here, although given how little I remember about this show I’ll probably redo it after the next RAW. Jeff Jarrett v. Gary Sabaugh What’s with the Stallion getting so much work on RAW here? He actually gets a hiptoss and slam, but Jarrett chokes him down and gets a suplex for two. Stallion with a sunset flip for two, but he misses a dropkick and Jarrett goes to work on the leg, finishing with the figure-four at 3:11. Meanwhile, IRS cuts one last promo on the poor guy who is getting buried. No, not Daniel Bryan. The King’s Court with Owen & Bulldog. Not as a team yet, of course. They’re having a TOWEL-BEARER debate and WHAT THE F--- is with Bulldog’s outfit? Is he going to a cheerleading competition after the show? The Portugese Man of War, Aldo Montoya debuts in a squash we don’t see for some reason (what the hell?) and Ted Dibiase tries to buy him for the Corporation, but he’s only for sale to Paul Heyman! Alundra Blayze, dressed like a gangster moll, is headed to Tokyo to defend the Women’s title (which she would lose there, by the way) and we wrap it up. So we ended up with FIVE MINUTES of wrestling after everything was cut out of this show. Thanks, WWE Network! Next week: Razor Ramon v. Diesel!