November 18, 1995
From the Agridome in Regina, Saskatchewan
Your hosts are Vince McMahon, Jerry “The King” Lawler, and Jim Ross
This week’s featured match is Goldust vs. Bob Holly. We get a hype video for this match before the show starts.
British Bulldog w/ Jim Cornette vs. Roy Raymond
Ross is upset over 1-2-3 Kid turning on Razor Ramon and aligning with Ted DiBiase. We see a clip from two weeks ago where Bulldog bailed after Ahmed Johnson slammed Yokozuna. Both men trade arm wringers to start the match. Bulldog hits a delayed vertical suplex as the announcers talk about the wildcard match. Bulldog applies a chin lock as we go split screen as Bulldog is with Cornette, who says that Bret cost Bulldog the title at In Your House 4. Bulldog wants Bret to win at Survivor Series to get revenge but no matter what will become the next champion. Raymond escapes and fires away in the corner but misses an elbow then Bulldog puts him away with a running powerslam (2:01). Lawler then says that Bulldog might try to slam Yokozuna at Survivor Series to show up Ahmed.
Thoughts: A win to showcase Bulldog as he is going to get a title shot at next month’s “In Your House” PPV. They also seem to be setting up something for him with Ahmed Johnson.
We hear from various superstars give their prediction on the Bret Hart vs. Diesel match. Most pick Diesel due to his size and strength.
Back from break and we get another hype video for Bret vs. Diesel at Survivor Series.
An abbreviated version of the face-to-face interview between Bret and Diesel from RAW airs. The length was half of the original version.
Hakushi vs. Brian Walsh
Walsh cheap shots Hakushi with a clothesline then uses a boot scrape. The announcers talk about Bret vs. Diesel as Walsh roughs up Hakushi in the corner. Hakushi fights back and nails a thrust kick as the announcers now talk about Hakushi being part of the Underdog Team with Barry Horowitz, Marty Jannetty, and Avatar. Well, three of them will be on that team.Hakushi trips up Walsh then kicks him down and stays in control until he misses a somersault senton. Walsh hammers away as Hakushi talks mentions six Japanese women that are coming over from Japan to wrestle at the Survivor Series. They are not mentioned by name. Hakushi fights back and hits a flying shoulder tackle before a hurricarana gets the win (2:58).
Thoughts: Dead crowd here as Hakushi is not being pushed in any sort of meaningful role. The announcers talked about the PPV and I believe for the first time not on “Action Zone” they referenced the Women’s Match. Although, they just mentioned that six Japanese women would be involved in passing and nothing else. Not even their names.
Survivor Series Slam Jam with Dok Hendrix. After Dok pretends to talk about his Thanksgiving menu on the phone, even with a replay of him burning the hotdogs on July 4th, he plugs the 11/26 Madison Square Garden show. We hear from the Undertaker & Paul Bearer as he get a World Title match. Undertaker doesn’t care who he faces. Other matches are Smoking Gunns vs. Owen Hart & Yokozuna for the Tag Team Titles plus Razor Ramon defends the Intercontinental Title against Psycho Sid. We will also hear about a slop match later on in the show.
Dean Douglas vs. Tim McNeany
We see a clip from RAW where Douglas ran out to cheap shot Razor, who will be his teammate at the Survivor Series. McNeany takes Douglas over with a hip toss then follows up with a dropkick. Douglas catches McNeany with a back elbow smash then hammers away in the corner. The announcers question how Douglas and Razor can co-exist as teammates as we now see McNeany get choked out on the ropes. Ross plugs the WWF Superstars being on American Online this Sunday. Douglas continues to hammer away as Vince hypes the Survivor Series and the MSG show. Douglas now uses a rear chin lock but McNeany fights out. Douglas then cuts off McNeany and drops him across the top rope before flipping him over then hitting a fisherman’s suplex for the win (3:28).
Thoughts: This felt like it lasted about ten minutes long. And based off of the attack on Razor feels like he is going to get another shot at the Intercontinental Title in the near future.
We get a video package of the 1-2-3 Kid turning on Razor Ramon this past Monday night on RAW. The announcers are at a loss as to why this happened.
The President Clinton impersonator tells us he will be at the Survivor Series.
Clip of Henry Godwinn slopping himself to psych out Hunter Hearst Helmsley on RAW then chasing him around as we see Helmsley flop around in the slop.
The Royals Survivor Series team (Lawler, Helmsley, Isaac Yankem, and King Mabel w/ Sir Mo) are in the ring. Lawler taunts his opposing team, The Dark Side. Lawler says they have a “Deadman,” Headshrinker Looking to Make a Diffference, Chico Without the Man, and Miss Piggy.” Lawler says they won’t win at Survivor Series but would win a sitcom deal on CBS. Helmsley says he will excuse Godwinn from the table first. Yankem will mess with their teeth, then Mabel laughs and thought he actually killed Undertaker but promises to make his soul rest in pieces at the Survivor Series. Lawler was somewhat amusing but man was Helmsley’s promo just terrible. No one was going to get that material over.
Dok is back in the Slam Jam studio hawking the new Bret vs. Diesel Survivor Series t-shirt. Its $16 plus shipping & handling.
Bob “Spark Plug” Holly vs. Goldust
The gold flakes drop from the ceiling for Goldust’s entrance. Goudlst attacks Holly before the bell and hammers away in the corner. Vince mentions Goldust vs. Bam Bam Bigelow at Survivor Series as Holly fights back. Holly hits a clothesline but Goldust cuts him off and roughs him up some more. Ross wants to know if Goldust can handle Bigelow’s power at the Survivor Series. We now hear from Bigelow in an insert promo saying he asks Goldust if he can walk the walk. Goldust maintains control in the match as Ross and Lawler now quote lines from recent movies. Goldust puts on a chin lock as Vince teases Lawler about his match against The Undertaker’s team at Survivor Series with Ross saying Undertaker will be more vicious than ever. Goldust punches away on the mat but ducks his head for a back drop and gets slammed to the mat. Holly then uses a pair of atomic drops before running wild. Holly dropkicks Goldust then gets a two count with a powerslam. Goldust begs for mercy but gets decked then Holly ducks his head for a back drop and gets kicked and Goldust puts Holly away with a gordbuster (5:06) **. After the match, the announcers come up with several names for the move, with Vince calling it the “Curtain Call” at one point.
Thoughts: Honestly better than any other Goldust match up until this point. The crowd was not invested though and again, this is the fourth and final show of the taping and you really need to impress to get fans to care. Anyway, they hyped up Goldust vs. Bigelow here for the PPV which has lukewarm intrigue at best.
We get a hype video for next week’s Smoking Gunns vs. Skip & Rad Radford match for the Tag Team Titles.
The Shawn Michaels video package from RAW is shown.
Ahmed Johnson vs. Scott D’Amore
Ross puts over Ahmed’s athleticism as we see another clip of him slamming Yokozuna. D’Amore slaps away Ahmed’s handshake offering then gets backed into the corner. This time D’Amore accepts the handshake but attacks from behind. Ahmed bruses off D’Amore’s offense then flattens him with a clothesline. Ahmed drops D’Amore with a scissors kick then with a back elbow smash. Ross shills the Superstar Line as Ahmed hits a spinebuster then signals to the fans and uses a Tiger Bomb for the win (2:05).
Thoughts: As we saw on RAW, the fans were into Ahmed here. He plays to the crowd well and has good facial expressions and what he does looks impactful. So far, his two televised squash matches have been successful.
Survivor Series Slam Jam with Dok Hendrix. We see Henry Godwinn telling Hunter Hearst Helmsley playing with his slop bucket and talks about loving the slop while guaranteeing he will in fact slop Helmsley at the 11/26 MSG show.
The hosts talk about the Survivor Series briefly then the show closes with a promo from Paul Bearer & The Undertaker. Undertaker says there will be no survivors but just souls who rest in peace.
Final Thoughts: Mostly last minute Survivor Series hype here. And it really seems like a two match show despite some spotlight on the rest of the card here. Anyway, next week on TV we will see who comes out of Survivor Series as the champion and expect more backstage happenings along with departures and new arrivals throughout the rest of the year.