WWE: Monday Night Raw (06.14.93)

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Monday Night Raw
June 14, 1993
New York City
Manhattan Center

The current WWF champs were as follows:
World Champion: Yokozuna (6/13/1993)
Intercontinental Champion: Shawn Michaels (6/6/1993)
World Tag Team Champions: The Steiner Brothers (6/14/1993)

We start off the show with footage from the King of the Ring when Yokozuna had his hand raised as the *NEW* WWF world champion after pinning Hulk Hogan. In a post-match interview with the new champ and his manager, Mr. Fuji tells the world that Yokozuna will be holding his title win celebration on July 4! Okerlund thinks Fuji and Yoko are trying to “desecrate an American holiday” by celebrating their victory on an American landmark.

Your hosts are Vince McMahon, Randy Savage, and Bobby Heenan.

  • Mr. Perfect vs. LA Gore

After mentioning Perfect’s great bout with Bret Hart from last night, they switch gears over to the Hogan/Yoko match. Heenan pretty much gives you the PBP. He wraps up his commentary with saying “there’s a new era here in the WWF”. Vince mentions a possible Bret/Yoko rematch now that he’s the KOTR. Perfect rips through LA Gore and puts him away with the PERFECTPLEX in 2:46.

Vince McMahon brings out Razor Ramon. The offer to get in the ring with the 1-2-3 Kid again is now $10,000! Razor mentions that with all that money, Kid can finally buy himself a life. With ten grand, Vince McMahon could even get that personality transplant he’s been wanting. Razor says he’s the “main mang” in the WWF and nobody is going to stop him.

  • Marty Jannetty vs. Doink the Clown

Doink walks out drinking a can of Pepsi and then crawls under the ring. Savage: “Possibly 25 clowns under that ring! We don’t know!” Doink crawls out now wearing his signature jacket and squirts our esteemed commentators with the prank soda can. Heenan gets hit in the eye and laughs it off. Great stuff. Heenan brings up something else that he felt was funny: the REAL king of the ring Jerry Lawler crowning Bret Hart last night.

Time for the match. Doink beats on Jannetty to start, but Jannetty fires back with a flying Throwback. After an armbar, Jannetty sells a shoulderblock out to the apron. He blocks a turnbuckle smash and gives it to Doink instead. Jannetty slides back inside and clamps on another armbar. Commercials! There’s some 130-pound kid in the audience wearing a full Hulk Hogan mask. Heenan says that’s actually what Hulk Hogan looks like now after his match with Yokozuna. Meanwhile, Doink yanks Jannetty to the floor to break up that armbar. Jannetty punches Doink back inside and delivers a flying bodypress for 1-2-NO! He tries a crossbody block, but Doink turns it around into a powerslam. Awesome. Doink hits a back suplex and punishes Marty on the mat with some amateur stuff and a half nelson. Heenan and Savage brag on Doink for knowing how to wrestle, but Vince has to sully their remarks by pointing out how awful it is that Doink is an evil clown. WHOOPIE CUSHION connects, but Doink is slow to cover and only gets two. Doink applies a hangman’s neckbreaker and changes over to a reverse neckbreaker for two. He heads up again, but Jannetty slams him down. NOW HERE COMES MARTY! Jumping back elbow connects! He follows up a dropkick with a suplex for two. Clothesline gets two as well. Doink telegraphs a backdrop and eats the canvas for two. Up against the ropes, Doink picks up Jannetty for a slam and they both tip over the top rope and crash on the floor. They brawl for a moment or two. Jannetty delivers an atomic drop and hits Doink with a superkick right on the chin! That was sweet! Oh, but they end up both getting counted out. (8:45 shown) Jannetty continues way past the bell giving Doink a headscissors and follows up with punches. He even delivers a flying body press off the apron! The fight goes on into the ring as another ref comes out to separate and escort Doink backstage. I’m not sure who I enjoy more from the spring of 1993 on Raw: Doink the Clown or Marty Jannetty? Marty is obviously just a white meat babyface, but he’s always having great matches. Doink on the other hand is a phenomenal heel and having great matches. It’s quite a dilemma! ***¼

This weekend on WWF Mania: El Matador & Bob Backlund vs. The Headshrinkers!

  • Owen Hart vs. Dan Dubiel

This is the first we’ve seen of Owen here in quite some time. He is in full “High Energy” mode here with the wacky MC Hammer pants and suspenders. Good squash because Owen Hart is fantastic. More importantly though, the 1-2-3 Kid joins us via telephone from Osaka, Japan. It’s Tuesday morning there! Since what happened on Monday Night Raw a month ago when he pinned Razor Ramon, the Kid is getting calls worldwide from all kinds of promoters. He’s just been so busy. Then Vince tells him Razor Ramon’s latest offer of $10,000. Despite being so swamped with touring dates, he’s going to make it to Poughkeepsie next week to face Razor Ramon for the money. Missile dropkick and a Northern Lights Suplex gets the win for Owen in 3:48.

This weekend on WWF All-American Wrestling, Owen Hart battles Bastion Booger!

Let Us Take You Back to WWF Superstars, 6/12/93. After the Undertaker’s squash with Justin Credible, Harvey Wippleman brings out the Giant Gonzales. While Taker and Gonzales trade blows, Mr. Hughes walks out and gives Paul Bearer the ANGRY BLACKMAN SLAM, allowing Wippleman to pick up the urn. He hands it to Hughes, who then beats the Undertaker down to the mat over and over again. Even Bearer takes an urn shot to the head. Once the damage is done, Wippleman and his boys leave with the urn.

  • Jerry Lawler vs. Mark Thomas

Just to be a dick, Lawler wears pink and black cape and tights out to the ring. Due to the disrespect being shown to him by the NYC crowd, Heenan walks out in protest refusing to do commentary. Vince discusses a match between Bret and Lawler, but says that Bret is the #1 contender to Yokozuna’s WWF title and that should be his top priority. Honestly, my SummerSlam 93 main events would have looked like this: have Lawler beat Randy Savage, and then have Yokozuna beat Bret Hart with Lawler costing him the belt. That way, Lawler has beaten a top guy (maybe not anymore to Vince, but in the eyes of the fans) and have Bret take on Lawler at Survivor Series. Forget the family affair thing they were going to do. Unfortunately, Lawler got in trouble for ALLEGEDLY messing around with an underage girl, which ruins my fantasy plans. Back to the action at hand, Bobby Heenan returns with a scoop. Apparently, he was on the phone with Mr. Fuji, who told him that the July 4th celebration will take place on an unnamed American landmark. At this celebration, Yokozuna will post an open challenge to any American athlete that can slam him. Why, you ask? Fuji thinks American athletes are weak and yellow, and he wants to embarrass them all. To be fair, Fuji, your guy *is* 550 pounds. PILEDRIVER from Lawler gets the win at 3:50.

NEXT WEEK: Marty Jannetty battles Doink the Clown in a 2/3 falls match, Razor Ramon finally gets his hands on the 1-2-3 Kid for $10,000. DIG IT!

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