November 5, 1994
This is fan-cam footage of a show that took place during the “Hart Attack Tour” that was been heavily promoted on TV at the time. It omits the IRS vs. Bob Holly match.
Adam Bomb vs. Pierre
We are joined in progress here. Pierre is still in his Quebecers attire. Bomb clotheslines Pierre over the top rope after a scoop slam then heads out and tosses him back into the ring. Bomb takes Pierre down with a slingshot clothesline but after that eats boot in the corner. Pierre hits a flying clothesline for two then chokes out Bomb against the ropes. The crowd boos then Pierre hits a slam and follows that up with a flying leg drop that gets two. Pierre yells at the referee then drapes Bomb across the apron and uses a forearm smash to the throat. Pierre taunts the crowd then applies a chin lock. The crowd chants for Bomb, who powers up but ends up getting caught in a powerslam for a nearfall. Pierre now heads up top but whiffs on a somersault senton as both men are down. Bomb drapes his arm over Pierre and gets a two count then wins a slugfest. Bomb now runs wild and catches Pierre in a side slam for the win (5:09 shown) **.
Thoughts: The action was solid but with Bomb getting a push feuding with Bigelow and Pierre by himself since Jacques & Johnny Polo left the company the finish was predictable. This crowd did get behind Bomb.
Tom Prichard vs. Billy Gunn w/ Bart Gunn
Prichard is wrestling a singles match due to the fact Jimmy Del Ray hurt his knee a week prior at the Nassau Coliseum show. Billy mocks Prichard’s mannerisms before locking up. Billy decks Prichard then we get some stalling until the two fight over a wrist lock. Billy ducks out onto the apron then heads back in to work an armbar. Prichard escapes then gets two with a knee drop before stomping away. Prichard now works a surfboard as the crowd gets chants for Billy. Prichard taunts the crowd then uses a guillotine against the bottom rope before applying a chin lock. Billy fights back then runs wild until he floats over and uses a sunset flip for the win (7:00) 3/4*.
Thoughts: Not much to this match at all. It was really dull with an anticlimactic finish. Winning with a sunset flip after a comeback is not the way I’d go but this match was just the result of Del Ray getting hurt otherwise it would have been a tag match.
Tatanka vs. Lex Luger
Tatanka attacks Luger and chops away but Luger fights back. Tatanka bails as the ref backs Luger away, Tatanka lands some chops but they have zero effect. Luger then blocks a turnbuckle smash and uses a few of his own then starts punching away. Tatanka breaks up mounted punches in the corner but Luger comes right back with a clothesline. Luger then drops Tatanka with an elbow smash. Tatanka cheap shots Luger and lands these truly shitty kicks and forearm smashes. Tatanka stays in control and drops an elbow for a tow count as the pace has really slowed down. Tatanka heads up top for a flying chop but that only gets two as Tatanka yells at the referee. Luger school boys Tatanka for two but Tatanka goes right back on offense. Luger comes back with a sunset flip for two but Tatanka takes him right back down. Tatanka now puts Luger in a bearhug then chops him in the corner. However, Luger brushes them off then catches Tatanka with a boot to the face. Luger now fires away and takes Tatanka down with a knee lift. Luger hits a few clotheslines that eventually knock Tatanka out of the ring. Luger then decides to head out and ends up brawling with Tatanka until they both get counted out (10:22) *. Several officials run out to break things up as the crowd boos. Luger is alone in the ring and calls out Tatanka for being a backstabber and wants him back out. Tatanka heads in and Luger puts him in the Rebel Rack until the officials come back in to break things up. This at least got a strong crowd reaction.
Thoughts: The first couple of minutes were heated but Tatanka took the energy out with his anemic heel offense. Luger’s comeback did not look good either but the crowd was behind him for most of the match. I liked what happened after the match with Luger cutting a decent fiery babyface promo.
WWF World Title: Bret “The Hitman” Hart (c) vs. Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart
We get some back-and-forth action to start then Bret drags Neidhart outside for a brawl. Neidhart accidentally hits the post with a forearm smash then Bret chases Neidhart around the ring. We now end up now back in the ring with Neidhart attacking Bret. Neidhart now works a chin lock as the crowd chants for Bret. Neidhart chokes out Bret with his foot then cuts off a comeback to put Bret in a bearhug. Neidhart dumps Bret outside but Bret fights back from the apron. Bret hits a bulldog for two then uses a few other moves but Neidhart fights back. However, Neidhart misses a splash then Bret puts on the Sharpshooter for the win (8:55) *1/2.
Thoughts: Similar match to what we saw from the 10/21/94 Montreal show minus the interference from Jarrett but wrestled at a slower pace and lacked heat.
Intercontinental Title Match: Jeff Jarrett vs. Razor Ramon (c)
Jarrett immediately attacks Razor then taunts the crowd. Jarrett goes back on the attack in the corner as crowd is behind Razor. Jarrett ducks his head for a backdrop then Razor catches him with the Razor’s Edge for the win (1:24) 1/4*.
Thoughts: Razor said Jarrett and himself had terrible chemistry in the ring when they started but eventually gelled and had good matches. So, I guess a short match is for the best. Anyway, the crowd enjoyed the cocky Jarrett getting his comeuppance.
Casket Match: Undertaker w/ Paul Bearer vs. Yokozuna w/ Mr. Fuji
Undertaker beats on Yokozuna and knocks him outside with a throat thrust. They head back inside as Yokozuna sends Undertaker over the top rope but Undertaker lands on his feet and heads back inside. Undertaker hits his ropewalk attack but gets caught in a Samoan drop. Undertaker then sits right up but Yokozuna drops him with a clothesline. Undertaker gets rolled into the casket but able to prevent the lid from being shut as the crowd makes fun of how cheap the casket looks. Undertaker gets back inside and knocks Yokozuna down then rolls him into the casket but Fuji throws salt in his face. Yokozuna now beats on Undertaker but we see Undertaker brush it off. Yokozuna is then able to clothesline Undertaker and follows with a leg drop. Yokozuna rolls Undertaker into the casket and thinks he has won but Undertaker gets out and comes back in to hit a flying clothesline then a chokeslam-like maneuver since Yokozuna never left his feet. Undertaker now rolls Yokozuna into the casket and shuts the lid for the win (6:58) **. After the match, Bearer comes into the ring with the Urn as we see lightning effects.
Thoughts: This match was perfectly fine for what it was and the crowd really dug Undertaker. Yokozuna didn’t look too bad here but the crowd was right, the casket looked like a real cheap piece of shit.
Final Thoughts: What I reviewed clocked in at about 57 minutes so it was an easy watch but the action not good at all. However, the crowd seemed pumped all night long. And I can’t blame the guys since they had to work a show in Philadelphia the following day. Just a brutal travel schedule to close out the Hart Attack Tour. Next fan-cam show from me is the 11/26/94 MSG show which turned out to be a memorable but before that we have the build to the Survivor Series.
Here is my schedule for the next several days:
Saturday: WWF Superstars 11/5/94, WWF Wrestling Challenge 11/6/94
Sunday: WWF Monday Night RAW 11/7/94
Monday: RF Video Shoot Interview with the Young Bucks
Tuesday: WWF Superstars 11/12/94, WWF Wrestling Challenge 11/13/94
Wednesday: WWF Action Zone 11/13/94
Thursday: WWF Monday Night RAW 11/14/94
Friday: WWF Superstars 11/19/94, WWF Wrestling Challenge 11/20/94