WWF: Monday Night Raw (10.18.93)


Monday Night Raw
October 18, 1993
Poughkeepsie, NY
Mid-Hudson Civic Center

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

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

There’s been some important summit meetings over the past thirty years: Kennedy and Khrushchev, Nixon and Brezhnev, and Reagan and Gorbachev. Last week, only the WWF would consider Ramon and Martel and Luger and Borga as equal to those other important moments in world history. TONIGHT: they will somehow expect us to add the Randy Savage/Crush summit to this list. Heenan will be told when Crush arrives in the building.

  • The Steiner Brothers vs. PJ Walker & Tony DeVito

Scott puts down Walker with the STEINER SCREWDRIVER SUPLEX. DEATH. DeVito gets the tilt-a-whirl sideslam and the STEINER BULLDOG as they easily pick up the win at 3:08.


Diesel tells us to vote YES, Mr. Perfect tells us to vote NO. What are the undecided crowd supposed to do? RON PAUL 2012!

The WWF: Unbelievable! It’s an ad with Godzilla footage that makes fun of Japanese people reacting to Yokozuna. This is 1990’s hilarious, but 2014 racist.

  • Irwin R. Schyster vs. Scott Taylor 

Vince tells us that Crush is almost to the building. How they would know that so easily in 1993, I’ll never know. Heenan makes another Japanese joke, but Vince plays it off like they’re just funning. I’m sure the RSPW crowd were thinking: all this anti-Japanese sentiment has to come from Hulk Hogan working with New Japan. Savage is strangely quiet for this match as he mentally prepares for the Crush summit. WRITE-OFF clothesline from IRS gets the win at 3:31.

Tatanka uses ICOPRO! There’s also WWF figures. Collect them all!

We get our first Jeff Jarrett vignette. He’s just hanging out at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville. It’s J-E-Double-F J-A-DOUBLE-R-E-DOUBLE-T. He feels he was destined to become the greatest wrestler of all-time and everyone in the WWF will soon know it, too. However, he wants to make a name for himself in the country music business, but can’t for whatever reason. What Jarrett will do though is use the WWF, use Randy Savage, use Lex Luger, use Bret Hart, and anybody else he can as a stepping stone to do what he REALLY wants to do in life. He swears the country music business will come knocking on his door once he’s the most popular professional wrestler on the planet. He can see it already: he will one day be a fixture at the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Crush still ain’t showed up yet. Who is he, Bret Hart now?

  • Tatanka vs. Iron Mike Sharpe

From this past weekend on Superstars, Tatanka and Ludvig Borga got into a little tiff. Savage calls Hogan a “prima donna”, a “backstabber”, and a “liar”. NOWWWW the anti-Japanese sentiment is making some sense. He worries that Crush has been talking to Hogan. Randy Savage is paranoid? Just maybe? Vintage Ta-ta-ta-tanka squash as he wins with the PAPOOSE TO GO at 3:02.

Time for the Survivor Series Report with Joe Fowler.

  • The All-Americans (Lex Luger, Tatanka, and the Steiner Brothers) vs. The Foreign Fanatics (Yokozuna, Ludvig Borga, and the Quebecers)
  • The Hart Family (Bret, Owen, Bruce, and Keith) vs. The King & His Knights (Jerry Lawler, ?, ?, ?)
  • FAMILY FEUD’S Ray Combs will be at the show

Fowler is interrupted during his report as we go backstage to see Crush talking to Bobby Heenan over at apparently the only doorway in the whole building that everybody must come through.

  • Bam Bam Bigelow (w/Luna Vachon) vs. Dennis Diamond

Heenan comes back to the announce table. He tells Savage that Crush feels Savage has betrayed the friendship. When Crush comes out here, Heenan thinks Randy ought to get on his hands and knees and beg for Crush not to tear him limb from limb. Bigelow wins with the Slingshot Splash at 3:02.

From backstage, Diesel pleas for the WWF fans to vote YES on the hotline. He’s BEGGING ya. However, he doesn’t know what the number is to call for either choice. It’s live, pal.

Time for the Savage/Crush summit. Well as a big surprise, Crush comes out with Mr. Fuji. He was the only man who made sense to him while he was away. Savage meets Crush in the ring and tries to alleviate their problems. When all seems right again, that’s when Crush strikes and attacks Savage. He drops him throat-first on the guardrail as possibly some nod to the Ricky Steamboat incident. Savage suffers a “lacerated tongue” from this incident. The WWF champ Yokozuna and Jim Cornette joins Fuji and Crush as Yoko takes off his robe and delivers the BANZAI DROP to Savage! He goes up to the middle rope for another one, but the refs manage to pull Savage out to safety.


NEXT WEEK: Diesel, Ludvig Borga, and Crush will be in action. Plus, the 1-2-3 Kid meets Marty Jannetty! (huh?)


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