The SmarK Legacy Rant for Monday Night RAW – June 7 1993
– Live from New York
– Your hosts are Vince, Brain and Macho.
Shawn Michaels v. Ross Greenberg
Shawn is once again the IC champion, having defeated Marty the night before with the help of his new “insurance policy”, some goof who I think used to be Vinnie Vegas in WCW or something. Shawn pounds Greenberg down and gets a delayed suplex, then a backbreaker, as the announcers wonder what the bodyguard’s name is. I don’t think we ever found out, did we? Shawn goes to a chinlock, but Greenberg elbows out, so Shawn puts him down with a neckbreaker and drops an elbow from the middle rope. Piledriver gets the pin at 3:45.
Adam Bomb v. El Matador
Tito works the arm to start, but Bomb pounds him on the ropes and follows with a powerslam. He misses a blind charge and Tito is back on the arm and gets a quick rollup for two, but Bomb slugs him down and chokes away on the ropes. Tito fights back, but Bomb sends him into the turnbuckles. Tito slugs back and hits the flying forearm out of nowhere for two. Standing dropkick, but Bomb just no-sells everything and blocks a rollup, then finishes with the springboard clothesline at 5:28. Big yawner. *1/2
Tatanka v. Peter Weeks
Weeks is like Peter Jackson come to life as a TV jobber. Tatanka hiptosses Weeks to the floor and tosses him back in for chops in the corner. Elbow and backdrop, then he chops Weeks down and finishes with a flying chop at 3:10. Weeks was AWFUL, even by jobber standards. Kind of funny here to hear Savage talking about how the winner of the King of the Ring tournament will be an “iron man” because they won 3 matches, when he himself won 4 matches in the same night just 5 years earlier at Wrestlemania IV.
Jerry Lawler returns with the first King’s Court on RAW. The guest is Yokozuna, and he’s apparently up to 550 pounds because fatter is better. And they wondered why he ate himself to death.
Billy Gunn & Rick Steiner v. Fatu & IRS
Wow, that’s the shittest possible combination of guys, good job. Billy escapes a Fatu suplex to start and hits a spinning neckbreaker for two. Rick comes in with a powerslam for two. IRS slugs away on Rick, but misses a charge and lands on the floor, where Scott sends him back in and Rick slugs him down for two. IRS comes back, but hits Fatu by mistake and tensions are rising as we take a break. Back with Rick working a headlock on IRS, but he gets tossed and abused by the heels. Back in, Fatu with a clothesline for two. The heels pound away in the corner, but Fatu hits knee on a pump splash attempt and it’s hot tag Billy Gunn. IRS quickly clotheslines him from behind and gets the pin at 8:23, however.
Razor Ramon joins us and ups his offer to $7500 for the Kid to face him in a rematch, and Vince informs him that only 7% of hotline fans think he can win King of the Ring. Ouch.
Next week: Marty Jannetty v. Doink!