Halloween RAW 2013


Rocky Maivia pinned Justin Bradshaw with the Rock Bottom in 0:11:32.
Rating: ** 1/4

Cactus Jack and Sabu and Dan Severn and Ken Shamrock battled to a double countout in 0:07:00.
Rating: * 3/4

Dave Finlay pinned Owen Hart after an inside cradle in 0:15:38.
Rating: *** 3/4
The Dudley Boys defeated Shawn Michaels and Diesel when Buh Buh Ray pinned Michaels with the Buh Buh Cutter in 0:14:44.
Rating: *** 1/4
Hayabusa pinned Razor Ramon with the Falcon Arrow in 0:04:18.
Rating: *** 1/4
Jushin Liger and Kensuke Sasaki defeated The Head Hunters when Sasaki pinned Head Hunter #2 after a Northern Lights bomb in 0:04:08.
(Jushin Liger and Kensuke Sasaki retained the WWF World Tag Team Titles.)
Rating: * 1/2
Rob Van Dam pinned Sting with the Van Daminator in 0:12:21.
(Rob Van Dam retained the WWF Intercontinental Title.)
Rating: *** 1/2
The Four Horsemen (Ric Flair and The Undertaker) defeated The Giant and Toshiaki Kawada when Undertaker pinned Kawada with the Tombstone in 0:14:09.
Rating: * 1/4
Vader pinned Hollywood Hogan after a power bomb in 0:03:28.
Rating: -3/4*
Chris Benoit made Dean Malenko submit to the Crippler Crossface in 0:40:24.
(Chris Benoit retained the WWF World Title.)
Rating: **** 1/4

Match Observations:

Shawn Michaels and Diesel seemingly are unable to find a way to beat Paul
E.'s Dudley Boys. Maybe it would be better to just let it rest and admit
the Dudleys are the better team. Then again, neither wrestler's ego will
allow that to sink in.

After being robbed by Rob Van Dam and Bill Alfonso at In Your House, Dave
Finlay has finally found some redemption. Owen Hart is a tough customer but
he was no match whatsoever for Finlay tonight. In fact, Hart was lucky to
return to the dressing room without help considering the ferocity with which
Finlay ripped into him. Can you say "IC title" ? Rob Van Dam beware !

Speaking of Rob Van Dam - Bill Alfonso once again saved his title. Sting had
Van Dam beat with a powerslam but Alfonso was there to save the day. This
seems to be turning into a pattern which doesn't bode well for Van Dam's
longterm title prospects.

Hayabusa, on the other hand, is working hard to get a shot against Van Dam.
It may still be a few months but if he keeps this up.

Liger and Sasaki beat the Head Hunters ! I'm a believer now but WWF officials
seemingly aren't. They have ordered Liger and Sasaki to give the Head Hunters
a rematch in the Free For All preceding the Survivor Series which will be
our next major card.

Just when you thought the tag team scene was big enough, here come the
Horsemen. We have been told that Ric Flair and the Undertaker will make a
serious play to wrestle for the WWF World Tag Team Titles. However, beating
The Giant (substituting for the nowhere-to-be-found Yokozuna) and Toshiaki
Kawada, can only qualify as step one of looong ladder to the top.

It seems as though Vader is hellbent on getting his title back from Chris
Benoit. Not even Hollywood Hogan could phase Vader. In fact, Vader destroyed
Hogan in only three-and-a-half minutes which has to be a first in wrestling

Speaking of wrestling history, the Benoit-Malenko match couldn't quite live
up to expectations. The two wrestled a forty-minute classic for sure but in
some weird way, it was lacking. It truly is hard to explain, though.

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