The SmarK Legacy Rant for Monday Night RAW – October 4 1993
– Taped from New Haven, CT.
– Your hosts are Vince & Bobby
Intercontinental title battle royale:
So yeah, we’ve got IRS, Tatanka, MVP (Steve Lombardi), Diesel, Mr. Perfect, 1-2-3 Kid, Marty Jannetty, Randy Savage, Mabel, Jacques, Pierre, Jimmy Snuka, Bob Backlund, Razor Ramon, Rick Martel, Bastion Booger, Adam Bomb, Bam Bam Bigelow, Owen Hart, and Giant Gonzalez. Savage attacks the Giant and everyone gangs up on him to get him out right away, and that is the end of Gonzalez’ wrestling career in the US. He must have been really hurting to go out like that. It’s the usual mass of people milling around and fighting on the ropes. Diesel actually manages to power Mabel out of the ring, as Vince sees future Summerslam main event! Razor tosses IRS, but almost gets thrown out by Jacques while gloating about it. Kid gets chucked out off-screen and takes a crazy bump in the process, as I wonder why they didn’t go with Ramon v. 1-2-3 Kid as the finals? It would be a great match and the obvious payoff to their feud, as Ramon turns face and beats his nemesis to finally win his first title. Perfect dumps Diesel to kick off that house show run as we take a break. Back with Martel backdropping a charging Snuka out of the ring, and Bam Bam tosses out Perfect. And of course he decides to take the biggest bump of the match thus far. Nice bit as Savage gets tied in the ropes and Jannetty assists him, but then Marty charges to the other side of the ring and gets eliminated when Savage won’t help him. There’s a life lesson there, kids. Eliminations come fast with Bigelow, Tatanka and Booger all going out as we take another break. Back with Owen Hart dropkicking the juggernaut known as MVP out of the match, but he celebrates and gets tossed. So we’ve got Razor & Macho against the Quebecers, Martel and Adam Bomb, and they all stop and talk strategy. So the heel beatdown commences, but Adam Bomb tries to slam Savage out and Martel just pushes them both out. So the Quebec heels all beat on Ramon, but he makes the comeback. It doesn’t last long as the heels take turns holding him and slapping him around… until Pierre accidentally clotheslines Jacques out of the ring, allowing Ramon to put Pierre out and win the match at 19:13. This did nothing to make me want to see Ramon v. Martel next week.
The Heavenly Bodides v. Scott Thomas & Mark Taylor
Thomas stupidly offers Pritchard a shot at a full-nelson, so Dr. Tom clips him instead. The Bodies double-team Thomas and then bring in Taylor, as Del Ray slingshots in with a sloppy clothesline. Pritchard hits him with a top rope powerbomb and delayed suplex. Bodies with a double suplex and Tom beats him down, then Del Ray gets a DDT to finish at 3:23. Most notable thing here was Bobby Heenan slagging the Rock N Roll Express on commentary to lead to their bizarre appearance at Survivor Series.
Meanwhile, on Superstars, Doink annoys Bam Bam Bigelow to begin another feud. Boy, that one didn’t end up well for him, as Doink changed into another person and then got turned into a jobber out of the deal.
Doink the Clown v. Cory Student
Doink backdrops him and hiptosses him out of the corner, then dropkicks him and chops away. Whoopie Cushion finishes at 1:56. The mirth turns to TEARS, however, as Bam Bam gets a receipt from Superstars by smashing up Doink’s little red wagon. Have I ever mentioned how embarrassing this period was for me as a fan?
And we’ve got 3 minutes left, so let’s watch the ending of the battle royale again to fill time.
What a shitty, shitty show.
Next week: Razor Ramon v. Rick Martel for the I-C title!