King of the Ring 2014


Brian Christopher pinned Dean Malenko with the Tennessee Jam in 0:19:46.
Rating: *** 3/4
Hayabusa pinned Ken Shamrock after a 450 splash in 0:16:35.
Rating: ** 1/2
Kendo Ka Shin made Shinjiro Otani submit to a guillotine choke in 0:18:46.
Rating: ***
Jushin Liger pinned Hollywood Hogan after hitting him with a fire extinguisher in 0:19:37.
Rating: ** 1/2
Bret Hart and Val Venis defeated Diamond Dallas Page and Brian Pillman when B. Hart made Pillman submit to the Sharpshooter in 0:05:41.
Rating: **** 1/4
Brian Christopher pinned Hayabusa after a power bomb in 0:19:41.
Rating: *** 3/4
Kendo Ka Shin made Jushin Liger submit to a guillotine choke in 0:09:56.
Rating: **** 1/4
Cactus Jack and Sabu defeated The Dudley Boys when Sabu pinned Buh Buh Ray after a ropeflip moonsault in 0:13:39.
(Cactus Jack and Sabu retained the WWF World Tag Team Titles.)
Rating: ** 3/4
Match for the vacant WWF Intercontinental Title
Kendo Ka Shin made Brian Christopher submit to the Cross Arm Scissors in 0:12:17.
(Kendo Ka Shin won the WWF Intercontinental Title.)
(Kendo Ka Shin suffered a back injury. He will be out for approximately 1 card.)
Rating: ** 3/4
Al Snow pinned Chris Benoit with the Snow Plow in 0:34:43.
(Al Snow won the WWF World Title.)
Rating: *****

Match Observations:

What a show this King of the Ring really was. Not only did we get a new
Intercontinental Champion as anticipated, but the WWF World Title also changed

First things first, though. Brian Christopher, fresh off of his stunning
defeat of Ric Flair, earned a hard-fought victory over wrestling legend Dean
Malenko. Really nobody saw it coming but after close to twenty minutes of
back-and-forth action, a new star was born.

Christopher's semi-final opponent Hayabusa scored what likely was the most
creative win in WWF history by performing a 450 degree splash against Ken
Shamrock. That alone wouldn't really have been all that special but the fact
that he did it from a chair certainly was.

Hayabusa's high-risk flying proved to be his downfall eventually as Brian
Christopher caught him after a 20-minute match and turned a chair-assisted
Frankensteiner into a crushing power bomb for the 1-2-3.

Kendo Ka Shin eventually proved to be the stopping block for Brian Christopher.
Ka Shin, who had reached the finals through two exciting submission victories
over Shinjiro Otani and Jushin Liger, submitted Christopher with his variation
of the cross arm scissors.

The story of the night, however, wasn't the IC title finals. It was Jushin
Liger's victory over one Hollywood Hogan - completely unexpected and courtesy
of none other than the Rock. Is it just me or is Rocky trying to get under
Hogan's skin ?

We shall see how things progress in that regard.

WWF officials have announced that the team of Steve Williams and Stan Hansen
will get a shot at the reigning WWF World Tag Team champions at our next
Pay Per View, "In Your House: Redemption".

This Pay Per View has been aptly named, as the former WWF champion Chris
Benoit wants to redeem himself against the man who took the title away from
him in a true wrestling clinic, Al Snow. We got counter and chain wrestling
at its best as only the WWF can provide.

We will be in the Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta tomorrow night as Bret Hart
and Val Venis try to bring home the WWF World Tag Team Titles ! Ken Shamrock
will face the Undertaker in a non-title match ! We will have a top contenders
match for the IC title shot at In Your House and Brian Christopher has told us
that he has a special challenge for Hollywood Hogan.

We're out of time ! See you tomorrow on RAW !

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