King of the Ring Qualifying Matches


Lex Luger pinned Crush after a rolling reverse cradle in 0:15:31.

Scott Norton pinned The Undertaker with the Powerslam in 0:17:46.

Bam Bam Bigelow pinned Terry Taylor after a splash in 0:17:14.

Ludvig Borga pinned Davey Boy Smith after a flying clothesline in 0:07:05.

IRS made Razor Ramon submit to the Penalty in 0:14:18.

Diesel pinned Shawn Michaels after a side suplex in 0:14:52.

1-2-3 Kid defeated Bruiser Bedlam by disqualification in 0:07:31.

Paul Orndorff pinned Marty Jannetty with the Piledriver in 0:12:50.

Match Observations:

The qualifying matches have given us more upsets and injuries than ever before.
Before a stunned sellout crowd of 1,200 in the Manhattan Center, viewers all
over the US saw Scott Norton avenge his losses to the Undertaker by pinning the
Man in Black with his powerslam.

IRS reinjured Razor Ramon's already bad left knee, which will keep the Bad Guy
out of the Ring for at least six months. However, Ramon intends to honor his
commitments until King of the Ring, where it has been determined he will face
Dean "The Shooter" Malenko. One has to question Razor Ramon's intelligence,
since it is well known that this will be a submission match, and if Razor is
vulnerable to something, it's submissions. Be that as it may be, you can bet
Malenko will be going for Razor's left knee.

Diesel looks to be on his way back to the top. Remember that the winner of the
King of the Ring tournament will get a title shot at the reigning WWF World
Champion at SummerSlam.

And didn't Paul Orndorff make an impressive return to the WWF ? He virtually
dismantled the man who even Shawn Michaels couldn't beat lately, Marty Jannetty.
If that is a sign for things to come, then don't rule out the veteran winning
a title in the WWF sometime soon.

What is Ted DiBiase up to ? He entered the ring out of nowhere and unscheduled
accompanied by Jim Cornette and Yokozuna. DiBiase told the crowd that he had
bought out Yokozuna's contract for a title shot at King of the Ring and that
Bret Hart better kiss his belt goodbye for his latest aquisition is a multi-time
world champion. As DiBiase walked off, Jim Cornette seized the mike and yelled
at the MDM not to forget that should his man win, Yokozuna will be the first man
in line for a title shot. DiBiase walked out of the Manhattan Center laughing,
leaving Jim Cornette lost for words - something very, very hard to do, believe

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