WWF Wrestling Challenge – November 13th, 1994

November 13, 1994

From the Knickerbocker Arena in Albany, NY

Your hosts are Gorilla Monsoon and Ted DiBiase

In action are Bam Bam Bigelow & King Kong Bundy, Lex Luger, IRS, and Doink


Bam Bam Bigelow & King Kong Bundy vs. Phil Apollo & Todd Mata

Bigelow beats on Apollo tells us to order Survivor Series on PPV. Apollo fights back and works the arm before tagging out but Bigelow drops Mata with a back elbow smash. Bundy tags in and yells at the crowd before tossing Mata into the corner. Bigelow is back in then ducks his head and gets kicked in the face by Apollo. Mata tags in again but Bigelow drops him and hits an avalanche then Bundy hits an avalanche of his own and gets the win with a five count (2:43). Bigelow stomps on Apollo after the match.

Thoughts: For some reason, Bigelow sold an awful lot in this match. It did not make any sense since his team was pushed as an unstoppable super heavyweight forced heading into the Survivor Series.


We get a video package on the events leading to Bret Hart vs. Bob Backlund at the Survivor Series.


Doink w/ Dink & Wink & Pink vs. Richie Rich

Gorilla asks Dibiase why IRS is not part of the Million $ Team. DiBiase told him to mind his business. We get an insert of the “WWF Magazine” with Randy Savage on the cover as we see Dink do some criss-cross comedy spots with Rich. Doink takes Rich over then hits an atomic drop. Doink then catches Rich with a tilt-a-whirl slam and puts him away with the Whoopie Cushion with the sound effect for the win (1:33).

Thoughts: Quick squash match that saw the announcers plug a few things for the Survivor Series.


Live Event News with Charlie Minn about the 11/26 MSG show.


IRS cemetery ad from this week’s “Superstars” airs.


IRS w/ Ted DiBiase vs. Mike Bell

Before the match, IRS tells us that no one will rest in peace until all of their taxes are paid. Gorilla now shills the Survivor Series programs as IRS beats on Bell. IRS stays in control then quickly puts Bell away with the Write Off clothesline (1:26).

Thoughts: They continue to set up IRS for a post-Survivor Series feud against Undertaker. And hint about IRS being involved at Survivor Series in some aspect.


Raymond Rougeau welcomes the Bad Guys Survivor Series (Razor Ramon & 1-2-3 Kid & British Bulldog & Headshrinkers) team into the ring. Razor puts over his team individually and is the only one who speaks. Basic, face Survivor Series team captain interview where he tells us why he chose his team.


An ad to hype Jerry Lawler vs. Bob Holly for “Action Zone.”


Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart w/ Owen Hart vs. Scott Taylor

Neidhart beats down Taylor before dropping him with a clothesline. Neidhart laughs as Owen guarantees to Backlund he’ll never throw in towel. Neidhart stays in control then uses the Camel’s Clutch for the win (1:47). After the match, Owen snaps his glasses off of Taylor’s face a few times.

Thoughts: Most of the focus was on Owen’s involvement in the World Title match at Survivor Series. Neidhart gets a win heading into next week’s match on “Superstars” against The Undertaker.


The Bret Hart New Generation ad airs.


Smoking Gunns vs. Nick Barberry & Jeremy Cutter

The announcers hype the Survivor Series Hotline. Cutter backs Bart into the corner but Bart reverses and chops away. Bart then hits a back suplex as the announcers talk about the Gunns as being part of the Guts & Glory team at Survivor Series as well as their feud with the Heavenly Bodies. The Gunns now work over Barberry as the announcers now talk about upcoming shows. The Gunns stay in control then hit Barberry with the Sidewinder for the win (2:42).

Thoughts: Some hype for The Gunns being at the Survivor Series while hyping upcoming shows.


Ad for the WWF Merchandise Catalog airs.


Survivor Series Report airs.


Lex Luger vs. HD Ryder

DiBiase brings up how Luger is the immigrant while Tatanka is the true Native American. Luger uses a hip toss then a slam before Ryder uses the ref as a shield in the corner. Ryder rakes the eyes and hammers away until Luger catches him with a punch to the gut. Luger follows with a clothesline then a powerslam before getting the flabby Ryder up for the Rebel Rack and the win (2:17). DiBiase says there is no way Luger gets up Bigelow or Bundy for the Rebel Rack. Luger brings his guest flag bearer into the ring to celebrate.

Thoughts: An attempt to get heat for Luger vs. Tatanka as a selling point for the Guts & Glory vs. Million $ Team match at Survivor Series.


An ad for the WWF RAW is WAR video game airs.


Another Live Event News segment.


Next week in action are Bob Backlund, Diesel, Tatanka, and British Bulldog & 1-2-3 Kid. Plus, an interview with The Undertaker & Paul Bearer.


We close with a music video recap of the show.


Final Thoughts: The only exclusive segment was a generic interview for the Bad Guys team with the rest the same basic PPV hype and replayed stuff from “Superstars” as we are less than two weeks from the PPV.