WWF: Monday Night Raw (09.20.93)

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Monday Night Raw
September 20, 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 Quebecers (9/13/1993)

Your hosts are Vince McMahon, Randy Savage, and Bobby Heenan. Bobby is a little under the weather after getting a pail of water poured on him by Doink last week. Don’t worry about him, he just has a 108 degree temperature. No biggie. He continues to sniffle all through the episode.

  • Quebecer Pierre (w/Johnny Polo) vs. Scott Steiner

If Scott wins, the Steiners get a fair WWF tag team titles rematch. To expand on last week’s match, this title change just seemed so random and virtually out of nowhere. I know that the Steiners were unhappy with their pay, but to drop the belts to the Quebecers who were never even mentioned to Raw viewers before last week, and that they were able to have the leverage that they had to set the rules of the match is all very odd. Scott pounds on Pierre to start and dumps him out to Polo. Back inside, Scott hits a piledriver on Pierre (because he couldn’t in the Quebec Province Rules match last week) and covers, but Polo jabs him with the hockey stick to piss him off. Steiner grabs a very painful looking Muta Lock, which has never been seen on Raw before. Overhead Belly to Belly Superplex to Pierre! He rolls out to regroup with Polo only to be chased backstage as Scott gets the stick away from Polo. Commercials! When we come back, Polo returns to the ring with both Pierre and Jacques, and then Rick Steiner appears to even the odds a little bit more. While everybody is talking, Pierre pearl harbors Scott and drops him with a DDT. Bossman straddle and a jumping headbutt puts some hurting on Scott. Steiner gets a desperation sunset flip while Polo gets up on the apron to distract the ref. Pierre cheats with a chinlock and then delivers a pump splash for 1-2-NO! Scott fights out of another chinlock, but can’t capitalize. Pierre slams him down for a flying legdrop for 1-2-NO! Pierre tries another pump splash, but there’s nobody home. HERE COMES SCOTT! Backdrop, Steinerline, Butterfly Slam, and the FRANKENSTEINER is enough to put down Pierre for the three-count. (11:41 shown) Not a bad singles match for Scott, but the finish was as straight forward as John Cena in 2005. **½

  • Bam Bam Bigelow (w/Luna Vachon) vs. Laverne Magille

Naturally, Heenan wonders where Laverne’s partner Shirley is at. This squash is real slow so that we can have another phone call with Crush. He has a fine conversation with Vince mentioning that he will soon be returning to the WWF, but then ignores Randy Savage’s comments just like last week. Crush then speaks up and says he has decided to shun Randy Savage from now on. Essentially, he will slap Randy with silence. Anyways, Macho Man is very confused about the whole situation. Back to the match, Luna chokes Laverne something good down on the floor. The cameraman enjoys a butt shot. He’s the ONLY one. Jumping senton by Bigelow ends Laverne at 5:19.

They replay Doink throwing a pail of water on Heenan. I can only imagine how many times that was replayed on the syndicated shows this past weekend.

In this very ring, Vince McMahon brings out Bret Hart for a very special interview. Vince recaps for us the entire Jerry Lawler feud up to this point. Bret points out the absurdity of Lawler calling himself the king of the WWF when he’s never beaten anybody. He also doesn’t regret holding onto the Sharpshooter for too long on Lawler at SummerSlam. In fact if he regrets anything, it’s that he regrets letting go of the hold at all. Sooner or later, Lawler will have to face Bret. When it’s all said and done, Lawler isn’t going to have a head to wear that crown on. WHOA!

  • Mr. Perfect vs. Mike Bell

Heenan whines about Okerlund’s replacement on All-American Wrestling: Joe Fowler. Just like last week, crowd uses Perfect’s match to tell Vince that they want Shawn. PERFECTPLEX finishes off Bell at 3:55.

From somewhere in America, Ludvig Borga hangs out at a trash infested river and wonders how Lex Luger could be proud of this place. Choke on this, Americans.

Bobby Heenan finds another guy who wants to propose to his Asian girlfriend. He hands the woman his used tissue so he can eat her popcorn. AND SHE HOLDS IT FOR THE ENTIRE SEGMENT. She says “yes”. It’s every young girl’s dream to be proposed to at a filthy arena in Manhattan in front of 300 dirty, obnoxious wrestling fans. Heenan: “I hope you have a nice wedding and remember one thing: you’ll probably be hungry in an hour.” ZING!

  • Irwin R. Schyster vs. PJ Walker

While IRS is beating up poor PJ, Razor Ramon walks down to mock him. IRS wants him some of Ramon, but first gets rolled up by Walker for the 1-2-3! (1:21) Anything can happen in the WWF! As Razor laughs it up and dares IRS to get into the ring, IRS looks super pissed and has to be held back by agents and refs.

When we return, the chairman of the NCLF presents Randy Savage with a t-shirt signed by some children suffering from leukemia who benefited from his charitable contribution. Nice!

To the back, Bobby Heenan asks Johnny Polo and the Quebecers if the Steiners will get a WWF tag titles rematch next week. Polo calls Heenan the greatest manager of all-time and believes that even Bobby knows there are some other teams out there that are more deserving of a title shot than the Steiners like the Headshrinkers, Men on a Mission, Well Dunn (?), the Smoking Gunns, the Bushwhackers, etc. So NO! The Steiners will not get a rematch for the belts next week, but some team will that truly deserves it.

Before we go, it looks like Vince McMahon might be getting Bobby’s cold. Hilarious!

NEXT WEEK: The undefeated Tatanka will be in action, Ludvig Borga debuts, and we will see the “one night only” return of Jimmy SUPERFLY Snuka. Plus, the Quebecers will defend their WWF tag team titles against somebody!

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Posted on March 27, 2014, in WWE and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Loving these 93 Raw recaps. Keep em coming!

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