RAW in the Saddledome 2014


Chris Benoit made Ahmed Johnson submit to the Crippler Crossface in 0:01:16.
Rating: **
Hayabusa pinned Brian Christopher after a top-rope Frankensteiner in 0:17:18.
Rating: *** 1/2
Brain Christopher went on a tirade against Vince McMahon demanding a better push.
Masato Tanaka pinned Diamond Dallas Page with the Rolling Elbow Smash in 0:03:08.
Rating: ** 1/2
Stan Hansen and Steve Williams defeated The New Four Horsemen (Arn Anderson and Brian Pillman) when Hansen pinned Anderson after a short lariat in 0:03:19.
Rating: * 1/4
Arn Anderson challenged Ric Flair to come out of retirement for one more match.
Bret Hart and Val Venis and Cactus Jack and Sabu battled to a draw in 0:20:00.
(Cactus Jack and Sabu retained the WWF World Tag Team Titles.)
Rating: *** 1/4
Shawn Michaels pinned Rocky Maivia with the Superkick in 0:11:05.
Rating: *** 1/2
Ken Shamrock made The Undertaker submit to the Ankle Lock Submission in 0:17:51

Rating: ***
Al Snow pinned Dan Severn with his special move in 0:15:54.
(Al Snow retained the WWF World Title.)
Rating: ***

Match Observations:

What a night !

We almost saw hometown heroes Bret Hart and Val Venis walk away with the WWF
World Tag Team Titles... one additional second would have been sufficient. They
shouldn't let it get to them, though, as it has been made clear that they will
get another chance at the titles at the October "In Your House" from Toronto.

Arn Anderson's speech brought tears to the eyes of not only the fans but many
officials and wrestlers as well. Here's hoping Ric Flair will show up at
SummerSlam in Detroit. However, even if Flair shows up... who can guarantee that
the request for WarGames will be granted ? Who would join the Horsemen on their
side ?

The Rock and Hogan are one for one now. Maivia shouldn't underestimate the
devious and cunning legend of the ring - he's already forced Rocky out of the
WWF. For that very reason, Rocky has nothing to lose, however, and will pursue
his quest for reinstation in the WWF. We have been told by inside sources that
what the Rock has planned is a foolproof way of getting back in - now we only
need a fool to prove him right, and Hogan might fit the bill perfectly.

Ken Shamrock will challenge the Undertaker for the Brawl For All Title at
SummerSlam with Dan Severn as the special guest referee in his hometown of

Who will Brian Christopher's opponent be and what is he trying to hide from us ?
Two more questions which will be addressed at SummerSlam.

Steve Williams and Stan Hansen have been deemed the top contenders for Cactus
Jack and Sabu's WWF World Tag Team Titles. Not too long ago, it was Williams and
Rick Steiner who ended their reign... will history repeat itself ?

Hayabusa will be Kendo Ka Shin's opponent in his very first title defense of
the Intercontinental title. Hayabusa's hard-hitting chair-swinging style may
prove to be too much for Ka Shin's recently injured back. More on that in only
two weeks.

After his tainted victory against former champion Dan Severn, Al Snow will have
to face another former champion for the title at SummerSlam: Chris Benoit.
The Crippler literally squashed Ahmed Johnson in a little over a minute as a
tune-up match for Snow, and if Benoit is as vicious and ferocious at SummerSlam
as he was tonight, Snow is in for a rude awakening.

Only two more weeks to go ! We'll see you at SummerSlam !

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