The History of Monday Night RAW

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I have been busy recently, i set myself a challenge to re-watch the entire back catalogue of Monday Night Raw starting back in January 1993. This isn't going to be something completed anytime soon, but here it goes - reminisce to the old days.


WWF MONDAY NIGHT RAW
DATE - MONDAY 11TH JANUARY 1993
VENUE - MANHATTAN CENTER: NEW YORK CITY, NY
ANNOUNCERS - ROB BARTLETT, "MACHO MAN" RANDY SAVAGE & VINCE MCMAHON

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sean Mooney opened the show outdoors with Bobby "The Brain" Heenan trying to get in to the building, only to be informed that he has been replaced by Rob Bartlett. Later in the show, security had detained a female which turned out to be Heenan; he had also attempted to enter the arena dressed as a Jewish man later in the show. Finally he was allowed back in to the arena, as the show went off the air.
  • A promo aired hyping the debut of "The Narcissist" Lex Luger.
  • Vince McMahon interviewed Razor Ramon regarding his upcoming WWF Championship match at the Royal Rumble. Vince also interviewed Doink the Clown towards the end of the show in regards to the threats made by Crush. Crush made his way out and chased Doink around ringside before he left.
MATCH RESULTS

1# Yokozuna (w/ Mr. Fuji) bt. Koko B Ware in a non-title match
2# The Steiner Brothers bt. The Executioners
(Doink the Clown was seen walking through the crowd during the match.)

3# Shawn Michaels bt. Max Moon to retain the WWF Intercontinental Championship
(Doink the Clown appeared at ringside during the match.)

4# The Undertaker (w/ Paul Bearer) bt. Damien Demento

NEXT WEEK

Mr Perfect vs. Papa Shango
Ric Flair vs. Tito Santana
Bret "Hitman" Hart will appear for a special interview.
 

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WWF MONDAY NIGHT RAW
DATE - MONDAY 18TH JANUARY 1993
VENUE - MANHATTAN CENTER: NEW YORK CITY, NY
ANNOUNCERS - ROB BARTLETT, RANDY SAVAGE & VINCE MCMAHON

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

  • Rob Bartlett opened the show by saying "fight the real enemy". Moments later, Repo Man attacked Randy Savage from behind and stole his cowboy hat before escaping in to the crowd. Later in the show, Sean Mooney interviewed Repo man who was wearing his hat. Savage said on his headset that he would get revenge. The show closed with the Repo man repossessing Bartlett's car.
  • Vince McMahon conducted an in-ring interview with the WWF Champion Bret "Hitman" Hart about his upcoming title defence at the Royal Rumble against Razor Ramon. Bret responded to the comments made by Razor regarding his attack on his brother Owen, and the remarks made about his father.
  • Vince McMahon conducted an interview with Ric Flair in which he challenged Mr Perfect to a match next week where the loser would leave the WWF. Mr. Perfect accepted the challenge after some disparaging remarks by Flair.

MATCH RESULTS

1# Mr. Perfect bt. Terry Taylor
(During the match, Bobby Heenan called in to the commentary team to profess his feelings about Bartlett ripping a picture of him. Later in the match, Ric Flair appeared at ringside and attacked Perfect on the floor behind the referee's back. Post-match, Perfect ran backstage to find Flair.)

2# Marty Jannetty bt. Glen Ruth
(During the match, Shawn Michaels called in to the commentary team to discuss his upcoming Intercontinental title defence against Jannetty at the Royal Rumble.)

3# Ric Flair vs. "El Matador" Tito Santana ended in a No Contest
(Mr. Perfect came to the ring and pulled Flair out of the ring and began to brawl with him at ringside. After the commercial, both men continued brawling.)

NEXT WEEK:

Ric Flair vs. Mr. Perfect in a Loser leaves the WWF match
Randy Savage vs. Repo Man
 

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WWF ROYAL RUMBLE 1993
DATE - SUNDAY 24TH JANUARY 1993
VENUE - ARCO ARENA: SACRAMENTO, CA
ANNOUNCERS - GORILLA MONSOON & BOBBY HEENAN

1# The Steiner Brothers bt. The Beverly Brothers
2# Shawn Michaels bt. Marty Jannetty to retain the WWF Intercontinental Championship
3# Bam Bam Bigelow bt. Big Bossman
4# Bret "Hitman" Hart bt. Razor Ramon by Submission to retain the WWF Championship
5# Yokozuna won the 1993 Royal Rumble match
(Eliminations - Papa Shango by Ric Flair, Brian Knobbs by Ted Dibiase, Max Moon by Jerry Lawler, Ric Flair by Mr. Perfect, Skinner by Mr. Perfect, Jerry Lawler by Mr. Perfect, Virgil by Bezerker, Mr. Perfect by Ted Dibiase/Koko B Ware/Jerry Lawler, Samu by Undertaker, Genichiro Tenryu by Undertaker, Terry Taylor by Ted Dibiase, Koko B. Ware by Ted Dibiase, Ted Dibiase by Undertaker, Berzerker by Undertaker, Undertaker by Giant Gonzalez, Typhoon by Earthquake, Damien Demento by Carlos Colon, Fatu by Bob Backlund, IRS by Earthquake, Tatanka by Yokozuna, Carlos Colon by Yokozuna, Earthquake by Yokozuna, Tito Santana by Yokozuna, Jerry Sags by Owen Hart, Owen Hart by Yokozuna, Repo Man by Randy Savage, Rick Martel by Bob Backlund, Bob Backlund by Yokozuna, Randy Savage by Yokozuna)
 

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I have been busy recently, i set myself a challenge to re-watch the entire back catalogue of Monday Night Raw starting back in January 1993. This isn't going to be something completed anytime soon, but here it goes - reminisce to the old days.


WWF MONDAY NIGHT RAW
DATE - MONDAY 11TH JANUARY 1993
VENUE - MANHATTAN CENTER: NEW YORK CITY, NY
ANNOUNCERS - ROB BARTLETT, "MACHO MAN" RANDY SAVAGE & VINCE MCMAHON

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sean Mooney opened the show outdoors with Bobby "The Brain" Heenan trying to get in to the building, only to be informed that he has been replaced by Rob Bartlett. Later in the show, security had detained a female which turned out to be Heenan; he had also attempted to enter the arena dressed as a Jewish man later in the show. Finally he was allowed back in to the arena, as the show went off the air.
  • A promo aired hyping the debut of "The Narcissist" Lex Luger.
  • Vince McMahon interviewed Razor Ramon regarding his upcoming WWF Championship match at the Royal Rumble. Vince also interviewed Doink the Clown towards the end of the show in regards to the threats made by Crush. Crush made his way out and chased Doink around ringside before he left.
MATCH RESULTS

1# Yokozuna (w/ Mr. Fuji) bt. Koko B Ware in a non-title match
2# The Steiner Brothers bt. The Executioners
(Doink the Clown was seen walking through the crowd during the match.)

3# Shawn Michaels bt. Max Moon to retain the WWF Intercontinental Championship
(Doink the Clown appeared at ringside during the match.)

4# The Undertaker (w/ Paul Bearer) bt. Damien Demento

NEXT WEEK

Mr Perfect vs. Papa Shango
Ric Flair vs. Tito Santana
Bret "Hitman" Hart will appear for a special interview.
How cool was that old Monday Night Raw logo?
 

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i personally love the intro music to the Royal Rumbles in the early years, a 90s WWF classic and takes me back to christmas day when i would watch the latest Silvervision VHS release in my jim jams

 

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WWF MONDAY NIGHT RAW
DATE - MONDAY 25TH JANUARY 1993
TAPED - MONDAY 18TH JANUARY 1993
VENUE - MANHATTAN CENTER: NEW YORK CITY, NY
ANNOUNCERS - ROB BARTLETT, VINCE MCMAHON & BOBBY HEENAN

MATCH RESULTS

1# "Macho Man" Randy Savage bt. Repo Man
2# Kamala (w/ Slick) bt. Brooklyn Brawler
(Post-match, Vince McMahon interviewed Kamala and Slick in regards to Kamala's transformation because of Slick and the fans)

3# Mr. Perfect bt. Ric Flair in a Loser leaves the WWF match

NEXT WEEK - Typhoon vs. Doink The Clown

 

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WWF MONDAY NIGHT RAW
DATE - MONDAY 1ST FEBRUARY 2017
VENUE - MANHATTAN CENTER: NEW YORK CITY, NY
ANNOUNCERS - ROB BARTLETT, RANDY SAVAGE & VINCE MCMAHON

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

  • The show opened with a 10-bell salute to the passing of Andre The Giant.
  • We saw highlights from the Madison Square Garden Headlock on Hunger event where Bret Hart gave the American Red Cross a cheque for $100,000.
  • Vince McMahon conducted an in-ring interview with Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake who said he was returning to the ring in the WWF. He spoke of recent personal tragedies including the death of his mother and father, his divorce and parasailing accident. He said he is back to take on all comers thanks to the support of Hulk Hogan.
  • Vince McMahon conducted an interview with Money Inc who discussed Brutus Beefcake's comments earlier and said that he was stupid for issuing an open challenge. They flipped a coin to see which one would face Beefcake but Jimmy Hart came out and warned them they are risking their tag titles.
MATCH RESULTS

1# Tatanka bt. Damien Demento
2# High Energy bt. Skull Von Krus & Iron Mike Sharpe
3# Doink The Clown bt. Typhoon
4# Yokozuna (w/ Mr. Fuji) bt. Bobby Devito
(Jim Duggan called in to commentary during the match to discuss his match with Yokozuna this weekend on WWF Superstars.)

5# Lex Luger bt. Jason Knight

IN 2 WEEKS - As there is no Raw next week due to the westminister dog show, there will be a 16-man battle royal in 2 weeks as well as Brutus Beefcake vs. Ted Dibiase.
 

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WWF MONDAY NIGHT RAW
DATE - MONDAY 15TH FEBRUARY 1993
TAPED - MONDAY 1ST FEBRUARY 1993
VENUE - MANHATTAN CENTER: NEW YORK CITY, NY
ANNOUNCERS - ROB BARTLETT, RANDY SAVAGE & VINCE MCMAHON

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

  • There were promos from both Brutus Beefcake and Ted Dibiase ahead of their match tonight.
  • It was announced during the Wrestlemania report that it will be The Undertaker vs. Giant Gonzalez and Crush vs. Doink the Clown at Wrestlemania IX.
MATCH RESULTS

1# The Steiner Brothers bt. Bobby Who & Glen Ruth
2# Yokozuna (w/ Mr. Fuji) bt. Ross Greenberg
3# Razor Ramon won a 16-man battle royal
(Participants were - Owen Hart, Koko B. Ware, Kamala, Kimchee, Shawn Michaels, Iron Mike Sharpe, Bob Backlund, Typhoon, Damien Demento, The Berzerker, Terry Taylor, Skinner, Tatanka, Giant Gonzalez, Tito Santana and Razor Ramon.)

4# Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake bt. Ted Dibiase (w/ Jimmy Hart) Via DQ
(IRS hit Beefcake in the back with his briefcase to cause the DQ. Post-match, both men attempted to continue their assault on Beefcake, Jimmy Hart tried to stop them but he got shoved out of the ring by IRS. IRS hit Beefcake with a weapon, which caused Beefcake to be busted open and to be carried out on a stretcher.)

NEXT WEEK - Tatanka & The Nasty Boys vs. Shawn Michaels & The Beverly Brothers, plus it was implied that Hulk Hogan will be on the show along with Money Inc.
 

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WWF MONDAY NIGHT RAW
DATE - MONDAY 22ND FEBRUARY 1993
VENUE - MANHATTAN CENTER: NEW YORK CITY, NY
ANNOUNCERS - ROB BARTLETT, VINCE MCMAHON & RANDY SAVAGE

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

  • A pre-taped sit down interview was shown with Vince McMahon and Hulk Hogan, Hogan spoke of making personal and business mistakes in the past but he wanted to be the leader of the 90s and the future of Hulkamania was bright. He went on to tease how the fans would not believe what he has to say on Raw.
  • Vince McMahon conducted an in-ring interview with Hulk Hogan, who started by saying how Brutus Beefcake will be ok. He brought Beefcake to the ring, who said he couldn't wait to face Money Inc before Hogan introduced Jimmy Hart as their new manager. Hogan said they will be known as the Mega Maniacs.
MATCH RESULTS

1# Bam Bam Bigelow bt. Scott Taylor
2# Tatanka & The Nasty Boys bt. Shawn Michaels & The Beverly Brothers in a six man tag team match
3# Crush bt. Terry Taylor Via Submission
4# The Undertaker (w/ Paul Bearer) bt. Skinner
(The match went on for 2 minutes before the show went off the air and they promised to show the results next week.)

NEXT WEEK - Bret Hart will face one of the Headshrinkers
 

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WWF MONDAY NIGHT RAW
DATE - MONDAY 1ST MARCH 1993
VENUE - MANHATTAN CENTER: NEW YORK CITY, NY
ANNOUNCERS - ROB BARTLETT, VINCE MCMAHON & RANDY SAVAGE

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

  • The commentary team spoke with Crush who was on the beach in Hawaii, he picked up a coconut and crushed in his hands before saying this is an example of what he will do to Doink the Clown at Wrestlemania.
  • Vince McMahon conducted an in-ring interview with Money Inc regarding their WWF Tag Team Championship match against Hogan and Beefcake at Wrestlemania IX, loss of Jimmy Hart as their manager, IRS hitting Beefcake with the briefcase but as IRS showed with a picture of Hogan inside, the briefcase was meant for Hogan.
MATCH RESULTS

1# Bret "Hitman" Hart bt. Headshrinker Fatu (w/ Afa) Via Submission to retain the WWF Championship
(During the match, Samu attacked the WWF Champion and switched with Fatu.)

2# Doink the Clown bt. Koko B. Ware Via submission
(Post-match, Bartlett attempted to interview Doink but instead Doink brought him a gift box which ended up with Doink shoving a pie in his face.)

3# Lex Luger bt. PJ Walker
(During the match, Bobby Heenan called in to commentary. Post-match, Luger pushed Walker to the floor before holding him in front of the mirror, insulted him before throwing him to the mat once again.)

4# The Steiner Brothers bt. Duane Gill & Barry Hardy

NEXT WEEK - Mr. Perfect vs. Rick Martel, and Money Inc vs. Virgil & Tito Santana
 

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WWF MONDAY NIGHT RAW
DATE - MONDAY 8TH MARCH 1993
TAPED - MONDAY 1ST MARCH 1993
VENUE - MANHATTAN CENTER: NEW YORK CITY, NY
ANNOUNCERS - ROB BARTLETT, VINCE MCMAHON & RANDY SAVAGE

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

  • We saw comments from Hulk Hogan, Brutus Beefcake and Jimmy Hart in which they accepted the challenge to face Money Inc at Wrestlemania IX.
  • Rick Martel came to ringside twice telling the RAW girls to leave
MATCH RESULTS

1# Money, Inc. bt. Virgil & "El Matador" Tito Santana in a non-title match
2# Tatanka bt. Phil Apollo
(Shawn Michaels called in to commentary during the match to discuss his Intercontinental title match against Tatanka at Wrestlemania.)

3# Papa Shango bt. Mike Edwards
4# Bob Backlund bt. Tony Demoro
5# Mr. Perfect bt. "The Model" Rick Martel
(Post-match, Perfect brought back the two RAW girls who were made to leave earlier by Martel.)
 
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WWF MONDAY NIGHT RAW
DATE - MONDAY 15TH MARCH 1993
VENUE - MID-HUDSON CIVIC CENTER: POUGHKEEPSIE, NY
ANNOUNCERS - GORILLA MONSOON, BOBBY HEENAN & ROB BARTLETT

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

  • Gorilla Monsoon informed us that there was a blizzard that changed the plans of the show.
  • Bobby Heenan conducted an in-ring interview with Giant Gonzalez & Harvey Whippleman about how they overpowered the Undertaker at the Royal Rumble, and saying Undertaker and Paul Bearer will go in to their own caskets at Wrestlemania before Gonzalez saying he had a "giant surprise" for the deadman.
MATCH RESULTS

1# Razor Ramon bt. Russ Greenberg
2# Typhoon bt. LA Gore
3# Bob Backlund bt. Papa Shango
4# The Nasty Boys vs. The Headshrinkers ended in a double count-out

NEXT WEEK - Kamala vs. Doink the Clown, Tatanka vs. Repo Man, The Bushwhackers and the WWF Tag Team Champions Money, Inc. will be in action.
 

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WWF MONDAY NIGHT RAW
DATE - MONDAY 22ND MARCH 1993
VENUE - MANHATTAN CENTER: NEW YORK CITY, NY
ANNOUNCERS - VINCE MCMAHON, RANDY SAVAGE & ROB BARTLETT

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

  • There was announcement of the formation of the WWF Hall of Fame and Andre The Giant is the first inductee.
  • The rosetti sisters were introduced as Bartlett's fan club, with Bartlett kissing one of them.
MATCH RESULTS

1# The Bushwhackers bt. Repo Man & Damien Demento
2# Tatanka bt. Reno Riggins
3# Money, Inc bt. Jeff Armstrong & Scott Rich in a non-title match
4# Doink the Clown bt. Kamala (w/ Slick) via count-out
(Doink distracted Kamala with a gift box on the floor, once Kamala opened to find the box empty, he chased Doink under the ring. Once Doink emerged, he grabbed a chair and waited for kamala to come out from under the ring. Kamala came out on the other side of the ring and attacked Doink before chasing him backstage with the chair.)

Next week, it will be the highlights from the March to Wrestlemania IX.
 

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WWF WRESTLEMANIA IX
DATE - SUNDAY 4TH APRIL 1993
VENUE - CAESAR'S PALACE: LAS VEGAS, NV
ANNOUNCERS - JIM ROSS, BOBBY HEENAN & RANDY SAVAGE

1# Tatanka bt. Shawn Michaels (w/ Luna Vachon) via count-out in a WWF Intercontinental Championship match
(Sensational Sherri came to ringside to watch the match, later in the match, the referee was going to call for the bell but Michaels tripped him. Tatanka hit Michaels with the samoan drop in the ring but the referee called for the bell. Post-match, Luna pulled Sherri off the ring apron before hitting a clothesline and a bodyslam on the floor.)

2# The Steiner Brothers bt. The Headshrinkers (w/ Afa
3# Doink the Clown bt. Crush
(A second Doink had interfered in the match when Crush had the head vice applied, Doink hit crush over the head three times with a prosthetic arm which led to Doink getting the 3. Post-match, the referee was informed but could find no second doink under the ring.)

4# Razor Ramon bt. Bob Backlund
5# Money, Inc. bt. Hulk Hogan & Brutus Beefcake (w/ Jimmy Hart) Via DQ to retain the WWF Tag Team Championship
(Referee Danny Davis called for the DQ when Hebner was knocked out, and Hogan used Beefcake's steel face protector as a weapon. Post-match, Hart threw Davis out of the ring before the Mega Maniacs handed out cash from I.R.S's briefcase around ringside.)

6# Lex Luger bt. Mr. Perfect
(Perfect's feet were on the ropes when Luger made the cover but the referee didn't see. Post-match, Luger hit Perfect with the running forearm before returning to the back. Moments later, Perfect ran to the backstage area looking for Luger but was attacked from behind by Shawn Michaels when he eventually found the narcissist.)

7# The Undertaker (w/ Paul Bearer) bt. Giant Gonzalez (w/ Harvey Whippleman) Via DQ
(Gonzalez smothered Undertaker with a rag covered in chloroform to cause the DQ. Post-match, Gonzalez chokeslammed the referee as Undertaker got carried backstage on a stretcher. Moment's later, Undertaker returned to the ring and took Gonzalez down with a flying clothesline.)

8# Yokozuna (w/ Mr. Fuji) bt. Bret "Hitman" Hart to become the new WWF Champion
(Fuji threw salt in the eyes of the Hitman as the sharpshooter was applied. Post-match, Hogan came to the ring to try and tell the referee about what just happened. Mr. Fuji then issued a challenge to Hogan for a match, Fuji eventually gave in to it being a title match before Hogan accepted.)

9# Hulk Hogan bt. Yokozuna (w/ Mr. Fuji) to become the new WWF Champion
(Fuji threw salt in the eyes of the champion before the match stated, moments later, Hogan hit the clothesline and the leg drop to win the title.)
 

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WWF MONDAY NIGHT RAW
DATE - MONDAY 5TH APRIL 1993
TAPED - MONDAY 22ND MARCH 1993
VENUE - MANHATTAN CENTER: NEW YORK CITY, NY
ANNOUNCERS - VINCE MCMAHON & RANDY SAVAGE

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:

  • "The King" Jerry Lawler was set for action but on two occaisons, he left the ringside area as the crowd kept chanting "Burger King".
  • Vince McMahon interviewed Jerry Lawler from the commentary table, Lawler insulted the crowd and Randy Savage before adding that Savage didn't have the guts to face him.

MATCH RESULTS:

1# Bam Bam Bigelow bt. Virgil
2# Bob Backlund bt. Kimchee
3# Damien Demento bt. Jim Brunzell
(During the match, Rob Bartlett called in to commentary and wondered why there was no one at RAW last week and said he was stuck in Vegas.)

4# The Steiner Brothers bt. The Beverly Brothers
5# Jerry Lawler bt. Jim Powers

Next week it will be the WWF Tag Team Champions Money, Inc. vs. The Bushwhackers
 

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WWF MONDAY NIGHT RAW
DATE - MONDAY 12TH APRIL 1993
VENUE - MID-HUDSON CIVIC CENTER: POUGHKEEPSIE, NY
ANNOUNCERS - VINCE MCMAHON, RANDY SAVAGE & ROB BARTLETT

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

  • Money, Inc. paid off the Beverly Brothers to give them advice on how to beat the Bushwhackers.
  • Rob Bartlett conducted a ringside interview with Luna Vachon who claimed she was the woman of the 90s and the only strong thing about Sensational Sherri was her breath. Sherri came to ringside and had words with Luna before Sherri attacked Luna and hit a suplex on the floor. She continued the assault by choking her with a cord before Luna hit her with a monitor and tore open her shirt. They fought threw the crowd before Luna was carried off. They briefly fought against after the commercial with Sherri saying she would face Luna at anytime.
  • The commentary team spoke with Money, Inc who were backstage about facing the Beverly Brothers next week. Moments later, the Beverly Brothers jumped them from behind as both teams brawled to end the show.
MATCH RESULTS

1# Scott Steiner (w/ Rick Steiner) bt. I.R.S (w/ Ted Dibiase) Via DQ
(Dibiase interfered and broke the cover when it looked Steiner was going to win the match. Post-match, The Steiners fought off Money, Inc and set up for the bulldog off the top, however Beverly Brothers came out and attacked the Steiners. Beverly Brothers then hit a double clothesline on to Dibiase which cause them to get in to a confrontation as Beverlys knocked I.R.S to the floor and cornered Dibiase. Money, Inc left the ring as the Beverlys were inviting them back in the ring.)

2# Tatanka bt. Skull Von Krus
(Doink the Clown appeared in the aisle during the match.)

3# Papa Shango bt. Scott Taylor
4# Friar Ferguson bt. Chris Duffy

Next week it will be Money, Inc vs. The Beverly Brothers in a non-title match.
 

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WWF MONDAY NIGHT RAW
DATE - MONDAY 19TH APRIL 1993
TAPED - MONDAY 12TH APRIL 1993
VENUE - MID-HUDSON CIVIC CENTER: POUGHKEEPSIE, NY
ANNOUNCERS - VINCE MCMAHON, RANDY SAVAGE & ROB BARTLETT

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Money, Inc and the Beverly Brothers had words on their upcoming match tonight.
  • Luna Vachon spoke of Sensational Sherri after what happened from attacking her backstage at Wrestlemania and their fight last week, she said she would wipe Sherri from the earth.
  • Vince McMahon conducted an in-ring interview with Bret Hart about the loss of the WWF Championship at Wrestlemania. Bret claimed he will be back at the top in the WWF, he went on to speak of his "hit list" and how Lex Luger was on top for knocking him out at the Wrestlemania brunch and agreed that WWF President Jack Tunney should investigate Luger's forearm. Bret then issued a challenge to Luger, Yokozuna and Hulk Hogan.
MATCH RESULTS

1# Razor Ramon bt. Virgil
2# Giant Gonzalez (w/ Harvey Whippleman) bt. L.A Gore
3# Tatanka bt. Art Thomas
4# Money, Inc bt. The Beverly Brothers in a non-title match
5# Bam Bam Bigelow bt. Phil Apollo
(Doink the Clown appeared in the aisle during the match. Post-match, Bam Bam hit a second diving headbutt before Friar Ferguson came out to tend to Apollo before knocking Bigelow to the floor with a dropkick. He then blessed the crowd after the commercial break.)

Next week, it will be Crush vs. Lex Luger
 

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WWF MONDAY NIGHT RAW
DATE - MONDAY 26TH APRIL 1993
VENUE - MANHATTAN CENTER: NEW YORK CITY, NY
ANNOUNCERS - VINCE MCMAHON, RANDY SAVAGE & BOBBY HEENAN

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:

  • We see a vignette promoting the debut of the Smoking Gunns.
  • Vince McMahon conducted an in-ring interview with Shawn Michaels regarding Mr. Perfect, and also defending the WWF Intercontinental title next week against Jim Duggan. Michaels made some disparaging remarks about Perfect before he came to ringside. Michaels got a kick to he head of Perfect despite officials and Perfect chased him backstage.
  • Bobby Heenan introduced Paul Sosnowski and his girlfriend Louise, Paul asked her to marry him and she said yes. Heenan asked them if they would get married on RAW.
MATCH RESULTS

1# Mr. Perfect bt. Damien Demento
2# Lex Luger bt. Crush via count-out
(Luger hit Crush with the running forearm which led to the count-out, prior to the forearm, Crush became distracted with Doink on opposite sides of the balcony. Prior to the match, we saw Jack Tunney say there is nothing he could do about the plate.)

3# Mr. Hughes bt. Jason Knight
4# Typhoon bt. Skull Von Krus
(During the match, Jim Duggan called in to commentary with words about his Intercontinental title match next week.)

As well as the Intercontinental title match next week, Kamala and The Headshrinkers will also be in action.
 

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WWF MONDAY NIGHT RAW
DATE - MONDAY 3RD MAY 1993
TAPED - MONDAY 26TH APRIL 1993
VENUE - MANHATTAN CENTER: NEW YORK CITY, NY
ANNOUNCERS - VINCE MCMAHON, BOBBY HEENAN & RANDY SAVAGE

MATCH RESULTS

1# "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan bt. Shawn Michaels Via count-out in a WWF Intercontinental Championship match
(Michaels left through the crowd after being clotheslined over the retaining barrier. Post-match, Duggan refused to leave the ring until he was granted a rematch. Duggan was granted a rematch for next week later in the show in a lumberjack match with Vince getting comments from him, and then Heenan interviewed Michaels later in the show about the match.)

2# Doink the Clown bt. The Kamikaze Kid Via submission
3# Bob Backlund bt. Duane Gill
4# The Headshrinkers (w/ Afa) bt. Jim Bell & Jay Sledge
(Capt. Lou Albano was on commentary for the match.)

5# Kamala bt. Rich Myers
 

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WWF MONDAY NIGHT RAW
DATE - MONDAY 10TH MAY 1993
VENUE - MANHATTAN CENTER: NEW YORK CITY, NY
ANNOUNCERS - VINCE MCMAHON, RANDY SAVAGE & BOBBY HEENAN

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

  • Lord Alfred Hayes interviewed Shawn Michaels outside before the show about tonights match with Jim Duggan, Mr. Perfect attached Michaels with both men brawling in the street until Perfect threw Michaels on to the windshield of a car.
MATCH RESULTS

1# Bam Bam Bigelow bt. Typhoon in a King of the Ring Qualifying match
2# Yokozuna (w/ Mr. Fuji) bt. P.J. Walker
3# Mr. Perfect bt. Iron Mike Sharpe
4# Mr. Hughes (w/ Harvey Whippleman) bt. The Cannonball Kid
5# Shawn Michaels bt. "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan Via DQ in a Lumberjack match to retain the WWF Intercontinental Championship
(Before the match, Duggan attacked Yokozuna during his entrance and Michaels came out on crutches claiming he was too injured to compete. Perfect threw him in the ring twice which proved the injury was fake. Perfect attacked Michaels to cause the DQ and moments later, Yokozuna hit a leg drop on to the challenger on the floor behind the referee's back. Post-match, Michaels and Perfect brawled in the ring with all the other lumberjacks doing the same before Duggan cleared the ring with his 2x4. Lumberjacks - Mr. Perfect, Yokozuna, Terry Taylor, Bam Bam Bigelow, Typhoon, Bob Backlund, Mr. Hughes and Tatanka.)

Next week, we will see Yokozuna vs. Kamala
 

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WWF MONDAY NIGHT RAW
DATE - MONDAY 17TH MAY 1993
VENUE - MANHATTAN CENTER: NEW YORK CITY, NY
ANNOUNCERS - VINCE MCMAHON, RANDY SAVAGE & BOBBY HEENAN

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Vince McMahon conducted an in-ring interview with Shawn Michaels, they discussed the outdoor fight with Perfect last week, and then Michaels spoke about being the Intercontinental Champion and how he would defend it anytime, anywhere against anybody. A man wearing sunglasses and a hood jumped in the ring and it was revealed to be Marty Jannetty, who asked Michaels if he was a man of his word and to put the title on the line. Michaels was prompted in to accepting the match.
MATCH RESULTS

1# The Smoking Gunns bt. Glenn Ruth & Tony Vadja
2# The Kid bt. Razor Ramon
3# Tatanka bt. Scott Taylor
4# Yokozuna (w/ Mr. Fuji) bt. Kamala
5# Marty Jannetty bt. Shawn Michaels to become the new WWF Intercontinental Champion
(Mr. Perfect threw his towel in Michaels face which distracted him, this led to a cradle by Jannetty to get the 3.)

Next week, Mr Perfect will face Doink the Clown in a King of the Ring qualifying match
 

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WWF MONDAY NIGHT RAW
DATE - MONDAY 24TH MAY 1993
TAPED - MONDAY 17TH MAY 1993
VENUE - MANHATTAN CENTER: NEW YORK CITY, NY
ANNOUNCERS - VINCE MCMAHON, RANDY SAVAGE & BOBBY HEENAN

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

  • Vince McMahon conducted an in-ring interview with Razor Ramon who offered the Kid $2,500 for a rematch. Bret Hart came to ringside moments later and orchestrated the crowd to chant 1-2-3 before implying Razor was too distracted to win the king of the ring.
MATCH HIGHLIGHTS

1# Mr. Perfect bt. Doink the Clown in a King of the Ring Qualifying match
(During the match, Doink switched with a second Doink. Post-match, both Doinks attacked Perfect until Crush made the save and cleared them from the ring.)

2# Money, Inc bt. Tony Devito & Mike Bell
(Before the match, Dibiase offered anyone $100 to shine his shoes. Once a fan did, I.R.S took out 70% of the pay and only gave the fan $30.)

3# Crush bt. Bobby Who Via Submission
4# Adam Bomb bt. Phil Apollo
 

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WWF MONDAY NIGHT RAW
DATE - MONDAY 31ST MAY 1993
VENUE - MANHATTAN CENTER: NEW YORK CITY, NY
ANNOUNCERS - VINCE MCMAHON, BOBBY HEENAN & RANDY SAVAGE

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sensational Sherri challenged Luna to come to the ring and both women went at it briefly before Bigelow came to Luna's aid, and Tatanka came to Sherri's aid.
  • Razor Ramon offered to pay the 1-2-3 Kid $5000 for a rematch but he declined the offer.
  • Vince McMahon conducted an in-ring interview with Yokozuna and Mr. Fuji, Fuji said he will celebrate Memorial day on June 13th when he beats Hulk Hogan for the WWF Championship. Jim Duggan then appeared in the balcony to begin a USA chant.
MATCH RESULTS

1# Marty Jannetty (w/ Sensational Sherri) bt. Bam Bam Bigelow (w/ Luna Vachon) via count-out to retain the WWF Intercontinental Championship
(Bigelow threw Jannetty back in the ring but failed to do so himself because of Sherri. Post-match, Bigelow attacked Jannetty before officials held him off.)

2# The Steiner Brothers bt. Rich Myers & The Executioner
3# Mr. Hughes bt. Bert Centeno
4# "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan bt. Bill Thomas
5# Razor Ramon bt. Tony Roy
 

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WWF MONDAY NIGHT RAW
DATE - MONDAY 7TH JUNE 1993
VENUE - MANHATTAN CENTER: NEW YORK CITY, NY
ANNOUNCERS - VINCE MCMAHON, BOBBY HEENAN & RANDY SAVAGE

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

  • Yokozuna & Mr. Fuji were guests on the King's Court, Fuji spoke about Yokozuna facing Hulk Hogan for the WWF Championship at the King of the ring.
  • Vince McMahon interviewed Razor Ramon about his problems with the 1-2-3 Kid, Razor said the Kid will face him next week for $7,500 but there was no confirmation that this would happen. Vince told him Razor earned 7% of the fan vote for who will win the tournament, Ramon said Bret Hart would be a "nutter" loser.
MATCH RESULTS

1# Shawn Michaels (w/ Diesel) bt. Russ Greenberg in a non-title match
(It was announced during the king of the ring report that his match with Crush will now be for the title. Post-match, Michaels and Diesel returned to the ring to protest the title being put on the line at the king of the ring.)

2# Adam Bomb (w/ Johnny Polo) bt. "El Matador" Tito Santana
3# Tatanka bt. Peter Weeks
4# I.R.S (w/ Ted Dibiase) & Fatu (w/ Samu & Afa) bt. Billy Gunn (w/ Bart Gunn) & Rick Steiner (w/ Scott Steiner)
 

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WWF KING OF THE RING 1993
DATE - SUNDAY 13TH JUNE 1993
VENUE - NUTTER CENTER: DAYTON, OH
ANNOUNCERS - JIM ROSS, RANDY SAVAGE & BOBBY HEENAN

1# Bret "Hitman" Hart bt. Razor Ramon in a 1st round match in the king of the ring tournament
2# Mr. Perfect bt. Mr. Hughes (w/ Harvey Whippleman) Via DQ in a 1st round match in the king of the ring tournament
(Hughes hit Perfect with the urn of the undertaker to cause the DQ.)

3# Bam Bam Bigelow bt. "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan in a 1st round match in the king of the ring tournament
4# Tatanka vs. Lex Luger ended in a 15-minute time limit draw in a 1st round match in the king of the ring tournament
(Post-match, Luger hit Tatanka with the unprotected forearm. Due to pre-match stipulations, both men are eliminated from the tournament.)

5# Bret "Hitman" Hart bt. Mr. Perfect in a Semi-final match in the king of the ring tournament
6# Yokozuna (w/ Mr. Fuji) bt. Hulk Hogan to become the new WWF Champion
(A photographer shot a fireball in to the champions face which led to Yokozuna hitting a belly-2-belly suplex and the leg drop to get the 3.)

7# The Smoking Gunns & The Steiner Brothers bt. Money, Inc & The Headshrinkers (w/ Afa) in a 8-man tag team match
8# Shawn Michaels (w/ Diesel) bt. Crush to retain the WWF Intercontinental Championship
(Two Doinks appeared at ringside which distracted Crush, which led to Michaels hitting Crush to the back of the head with a superkick sending him head-first in to the corner.)

9# Bret "Hitman" Hart bt. Bam Bam Bigelow in the final match of the king of the ring tournament
(Bigelow originally won the match thanks to Luna Vachon hitting Bret over the head with a chair and Bigelow hitting the flying headbutt. However, a referee came to ringside and ordered the match to continue. Post-match, Jerry Lawler attacked Bret with the scepter and the throne.)
 

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WWF MONDAY NIGHT RAW
DATE - MONDAY 14TH JUNE 1993
TAPED - MONDAY 7TH JUNE 1993
VENUE - MANHATTAN CENTER: NEW YORK CITY, NY
ANNOUNCERS - VINCE MCMAHON, BOBBY HEENAN & RANDY SAVAGE

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

  • Vince McMahon conducted an in-ring interview with Razor Ramon who offered the Kid $10,000 for a rematch, The Kid accepted the offer later in the night for next week.
  • We saw The Undertaker vs. PJ Walker from this past weekend on WWF Superstars with the post-match attack from the Giant Gonzalez and Mr. Hughes.
MATCH RESULTS

1# Mr. Perfect bt. L.A Gore
2# Marty Jannetty vs. Doink the Clown ended in a double count-out
(Both men brawled on the outside of the ring to cause the double count-out.)

3# Owen Hart bt. Dan Dubiel
4# "The King" Jerry Lawler bt. Mark Thomas
(During the match, it was announced that Mr. Fuji & Yokozuna's World title celebration would be held at an unnamed American landmark and an open challenge was thrown out for all American athletes to attempt to slap the WWF Champion.)
 

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WWF MONDAY NIGHT RAW
DATE - MONDAY 21ST JUNE 1993
VENUE - MID-HUDSON CIVIC CENTER: POUGHKEEPSIE, NY
ANNOUNCERS - VINCE MCMAHON, BOBBY HEENAN & RANDY SAVAGE

MATCH RESULTS


1# The Steiner Brothers bt. Reno Riggins & Barry Hardy in a non-title match
(During the match, it was announced both the Steiner Brothers would take part in Yokozuna's bodyslam challenge on July 4th.)

2# Marty Jannetty bt. Doink the Clown in a best 2 out of 3 falls match
(1st Fall - Doink, 2nd fall - Jannetty, 3rd fall - Jannetty by reverse decision. Doink originally won the match after switching places with a 2nd Doink but Savage pulled the hiding Doink from under the ring and referee Earl Hebner changed the call. It was noted that several NFL, NBA and NHL players would participate in Yokozuna's bodyslam challenge on July 4th.)

3# Mr. Hughes bt. Bobby Who
4# Razor Ramon vs. The 1-2-3 Kid ended in a no contest
(The Kid took the $10,000 Razor put up to get the rematch and escaped in a waiting car outside of the arena.)
 

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WWF MONDAY NIGHT RAW
DATE - MONDAY 28TH JUNE 1993
TAPED - MONDAY 21ST JUNE 1993
VENUE - MID-HUDSON CIVIC CENTER: POUGHKEEPSIE, NY
ANNOUNCERS - VINCE MCMAHON, BOBBY HEENAN & RANDY SAVAGE

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

  • Vince McMahon conducted an interview with the WWF Champion Yokozuna & Mr. Fuji regarding the upcoming bodyslam challenge.
  • Vince McMahon conducted an interview with Money, Inc where a rematch against WWF Tag Team Champions the Steiner Brothers were alluded to as well as comments from Dibiase about Razor Ramon's recent loss to the 1-2-3 Kid.
MATCH RESULTS

1# Shawn Michaels (w/ Diesel) bt. Kamala to retain the WWF Intercontinental Championship
(Diesel distracted Kamala which led to Michaels hitting a superkick to the back of the head and getting the 3. Post-match, Diesel and Michaels beat down Kamala.)

2# The Smoking Gunns bt. Barry Horowitz & Iron Mike Sharpe
3# Adam Bomb bt. P.J. Walker
4# Crush bt. Bastion Booger
 

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