Yokohama Mania 2014


Masato Tanaka pinned Dave Finlay with the Rolling Elbow Smash in 0:13:44.
(Dave Finlay tore his left triceps. He will be out for approximately 6 cards.)
Rating: **** 1/4
Four Corners Match
Val Venis and Bret Hart defeated Rob Van Dam and Dean Malenko, Hayabusa and Shinjiro Otani and Kendo Ka Shin and Jushin Liger:
x V. Venis beat Ka Shin via the Money Shot in 0:15:55
x Hayabusa beat D. Malenko via the Falcon Arrow in 0:18:38
x V. Venis beat Hayabusa via the Money Shot in 0:28:10

Rating: *** 3/4
Ric Flair pinned Tatsumi Fujinami with the Figure-Four Leglock in 0:20:56.
Rating: *** 1/4
Cactus Jack and Sabu defeated Toshiaki Kawada and Masahiro Chono when Cactus Jack pinned Kawada with the Double Arm DDT in 0:15:05.
(Cactus Jack and Sabu retained the WWF World Tag Team Titles.)
Rating: *** 3/4
Al Snow pinned Shawn Michaels with his special move in 0:27:47.
(Al Snow retained the WWF Intercontinental Title.)
Rating: **** 1/2
Vader pinned Ken Shamrock with the Vader Bomb in 0:17:11.
Rating: ** 1/4

Brawl For All
The Undertaker defeated Steve Austin via first-round technical knockout at the 04:15 mark.
(The Undertaker retained the WWF Brawl For All Title.)
Antonio Inoki and Chris Benoit battled to a draw in 0:20:00.
(Chris Benoit retained the WWF World Title.)
Rating: ** 3/4
Steve Austin stormed the ring and had quite something to say.
Casket Non-Title-MatchLoser-Leaves-Town Match
The Undertaker defeated Steve Austin in 0:04:13.
Rating: **

Match Observations:

The most stunning development of the day has to be the forced departure of
Stone Cold Steve Austin. Austin lost a close decision to the Undertaker and
was so intent on soothing bis bruised ego that he challenged the Taker to a
rematch on the spot. Unfortunately, he got a bit carried away and said he was
going to leave the WWF if he couldn't beat the Undertaker. Taker beat him and
Austin is gone - for good.

The Undertaker should keep looking over his shoulder, though, as Vader who
returned from his injury tonight beat the man who aggravated his injury, Ken
Shamrock. The next one on Vader's agenda is... the Taker.

Al Snow and Chris Benoit will face each other in the main event of "In Your
House" in a title vs title match. Provided there is a clean winner, the IC
title will be vacated and a tournament will be held at the King of the Ring
to determine the new Intercontinental Champion.

The unlikely team of Bret Hart and Val Venis has the kind of chemistry that is
needed to climb the very top of the WWF tag team ladder. They will face their
first and biggest test to date in the Dudley Boys at "In Your House".

Speaking of tag teams - Toshiaki Kawada and Masahiro Chono will not be brought
back to the WWF for the time being. They will eventually be back but not before
their working visa have gone through.

See you at IYH !!

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