WWF: Monday Night Raw (10.11.93)

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Monday Night Raw
October 11, 1993
New Haven, CT
New Haven Coliseum

The current WWF champs were as follows:
World Champion: Yokozuna (6/13/1993)
Intercontinental Champion: Vacant (9/27/1993)
World Tag Team Champions: The Quebecers (9/13/1993)

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

  • Winner gets the WWF IC Title: Rick Martel vs. Razor Ramon

Vince somehow ties the Columbus Day holiday by calling Christopher Columbus an Hispanic as some sort of motivation for Hispanic Razor Ramon’s quest to win the IC title. What’s funny about that besides Vince’s total lack of historical knowledge, is that NEITHER MAN WAS OR IS ACTUALLY HISPANIC. Martel shows off his personality with some excellent facial expressions as he goes from being confident that he’ll win the IC belt to totally offended that Razor would throw a toothpick at his model-like looks in a matter of seconds. He really wants to show that he’s still got it because I mean, when was the last time he had a match that anybody cared about? He slaps Razor away and now they lock up. They exchange wristlocks, but then Martel trips up Razor and smacks him around on the back of the head. Martel fires away, but ultimately flies into a Fallaway Slam to send him rolling to the floor. Back in, Martel slows the momentum down with a front headlock. Ramon lifts Martel out to the apron to stop this headlock situation. He flips Martel back into the ring and starts working the shoulder. Martel pushes out of an armbar, but misses a corner charge as we go to break. When we return, Martel is working over Ramon’s back with a slam on the floor. Back inside, Martel starts whipping Razor into the corner and follows up with a back suplex. Ric Flair corner pin gets two, but Martel is all over the ropes and the ref REFUSES to count three. Martel stays on the back and locks in the BOSTON CRAB! Lucky for Ramon, he makes the ropes. Martel hits a side slam and reverts back to the BOSTON CRAB. Will Razor tap? Nope. He manages to power out into a rollup for two. Ramon wants the Back Superplex, but Martel does not and elbows him away. Flying bodypress, but Razor rolls through for 1-2-NO! Martel telegraphs a backdrop and its over for him as Ramon hits the RAZOR’S EDGE and secures his first IC championship. (10:48 shown) It was pretty obvious even at the time who was walking out with the belt. Still a good match though as Martel did his job and made Razor Ramon look like a deserving champ. ***¼

The WWF: Unbelievable!

  • The Headshrinkers (w/Afa) vs. Tommy Morrison & Sid Kirisan

Lots of tag division talk from our esteemed commentators. Kirisan has the hardest time in this match as he takes the brunt of everything. However, Morrison gets the double face slam and the SAMOAN SPLASH as Fatu scores the pinfall at 3:49.

Survivor Series ad. The Thanksgiving tradition worth waiting for!

  • Owen Hart vs. Scott King

Vince calls Owen the former WWF champion’s brother. Time to hype Radio WWF and USA network movies. Owen goes through most of his big time offense and puts away King with the Northern Lights suplex at 3:38.

WWF ads: Razor Ramon ICOPRO, WWF figures.

Vince McMahon brings out Ludvig Borga to this very ring. USA! USA! USA! Borga says the Finnish believe USA to stand for “U Stink A lot”. Now THAT’S a heel you wanna jump the rail to get to, huh? He makes a few more lame observations about Americans before Mr. USA himself Lex Luger comes out all decked out in his red, white, and blue zubaz. Lex gives him the “love it or leave it” speech. He wants to fight, but Borga only fights on his own terms and walks out.

  • Adam Bomb (w/Harvey Wippleman) vs. Russ Greenberg 

For those interested in facts such as these, this is the RAW debut of the pairing between Adam Bomb and Harvey Wippleman. Total devastation as Adam Bomb wins with the ATOM SMASHER at 2:35.

  • Non-title match: SMW Tag Team Champions The Rock N Roll Express vs. Dwayne Gill & Barry Hardy

This is the RAW debut of the RNR Express. Oddly enough, this is the only time we will see them during this run. Heenan makes a joke about Razor Ramon announcing his retirement from the WWF because he’s accomplished all he can. Tons of vintage RNR Express stuff. They put away Barry Hardy with the DOUBLE DROPKICK for the win at 2:19.

We revisit the Ramon/Martel finish before going to commercials.

WWF Royal Rumble: now available on Super NES and Genesis! Perfect!

NEXT WEEK: Tatanka, IRS, and the Steiner Brothers will all be in action! Crush will be here to confront his buddy Randy Savage.

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