Live from Washington, DC Landover, MD

Airdate: November 19, 1995

Attendance: 14,500 (12,500 paid)

Hosted by Vince McMahon and Jim Ross

In surreal and surprising fashion, our guest color commentator this evening will be…


Match 1: The Underdogs versus the Bodydonnas (w/ Sunny and “the Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase)


Rating: ****

Summary: Wow! That was a high-impact, fast-paced excellent opener. Check this one out!

After the match the Kid jumps in Sid’s arms like he just won the World Series. Meanwhile in the locker room Ramon destroys a monitor.

In the heel locker room Todd Pettengill interviews Jim Cornette with Mr. Fuji, Yokozuna, Owen, and Dean Douglas.

Match 2: Alundra Blayze, Chaparita Asari, Kyoko Inoue, and Sakie Hasegawa versus Bertha Faye, Aja Kong, Tomoko Watanabe, and Lioness Asuka (w/ Harvey Wippleman)


Rating: ***

Summary: Pure spotfest but still exciting. This was Faye’s last match in the WWF.

In the stands Pettengill interviews the Clinton impersonator. Fireworks explode in the ring and the “Secret Service” protects the “President.” Silly gag.

Match 3: Goldust versus Bam Bam Bigelow


Rating: *

Summary: Bye-bye, Bigelow! See you in ECW! This would be his last WWF match. RIP Bigelow.

Bob Backlund joins “Clinton” and Pettengill, but he isn’t impressed. Methinks Backlund received a kickback from Rush Limbaugh for this.

We revisit the King of the Ring where Kama assisted Mabel to beat the Undertaker. Next we revisit the RAW where Undertaker was demolished by King Mabel. Tonight marks Undertaker’s first televised match since that incident.

Match 4: The Dark Side (w/ Paul Bearer) versus the Royals (w/ Sir Mo)


Rating: **1/2

Summary: The point of this match was the return of the Undertaker.

Locker room promo by Bret followed by one by Diesel.

Backstage Pettengill interviews Jim Cornette with Davey Boy Smith, Sid, and DiBiase. Michaels and Johnson interrupt.

In Your House V will take place on December 17 only on PPV!

Match 5 (Wild card): Yokozuna, “the King of Harts” Owen Hart, Dean Douglas, and Razor Ramon (w/ Mr. Fuji) versus “The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels, Ahmed Johnson, “The British Bulldog” Davey Boy Smith, and Sycho Sid (w/ Jim Cornette and “the Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase)


Rating: ****

Summary: Top to bottom that was an excellent Survivor Series-style match and a good showcasing of Johnson as well.

After the match Smith and Cornette celebrate as if they won the gold.

Back in the stands with “Clinton” and Pettengill Sunny joins them by sitting on “Mr. President’s” lap. Innuendo and puns that make Pettengill quite uncomfortable ensue.

Replay of some of Bret’s comments from RAW is shown along with highlights of the two previous matches between Diesel and Bret.

Match 6 for the WWF title (No DQ, no countout, no time-limit): Diesel (champion) versus Bret “Hitman” Hart


Rating: ****

Summary: Once again Bret outsmarted his opponent and is now the top dog in the WWF.

Immediately after the match Diesel mouths some obscenities helping the WWF lean more towards an adult- rather than kid-oriented program. He then tosses referee Earl Hebner aside and delivers a jackknife to Bret. Folks, I smell a heel turn. After some more referees try to intervene Diesel dispatches with them and gives Bret another jackknife. Upon receiving a mixed reaction he dropped the World title belt onto Bret.

Conclusion: Coming off the proverbial turd that was IYH 4 the WWF needed to right its wrong-doings. With this show they accomplished the mission. Bret’s victory ended the year-long failed experiment that was Diesel as WWF champion. I look forward to RAW to see more character development from Diesel. As far as the rest of the show is concerned there was only one bad match while the rest were either excellent to really good. Seek this show out, grab a good meal and some friends, and enjoy it with one of my biggest recommendations.

One more tidbit on the announcing during the PPV: While Vince was his normal self, Jim Ross brought the goods in style and delivery. Unfortunately Hennig’s commentary was neither noteworthy nor good. Let’s hope he improves.

See you for week 11 of the Monday Night War!

Buyrate: 0.57

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