WWF Superstars – November 13th, 1993

November 13, 1993

From the Burlington Civic Center in Burlington, VT

Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Jerry “The King” Lawler. We learn that WWF President Jack Tunney has barred Randy Savage from the broadcast booth. This was done as Savage was going to face Crush on the road at house shows. Also, we see that Hulk Hogan has been removed from the opening montage.

This week, Razor Ramon defends the Intercontinental Title against Rick Martel

 

Men on a Mission vs. Iron Mike Sharpe & Chuck Greenman

Mo uses a crossbody on Sharpe for a two count then tags out as MoM hits a double dropkick. Mabel works the arm then tags out but Sharpe rakes Mo across the face. Greenman tags but he gets sent down quickly then Mabel tags and misses a senton. Vince plugs Luger vs. Pierre this Monday on RAW as Mabel fights back and hits a front bulldog then Mo drops an elbow for the win (3:07).

Thoughts: This segment was mostly used to hype up Luger vs. Pierre this coming Monday on RAW.

 

We get a video package narrated by Lord Alfred Hayes to hype up next week’s Bret Hart vs. IRS match.

 

Ludvig Borga vs. Dan Dubiel

Borga immediately attacks Dubiel then taunts the crowd. We then see an insert of the other Foreign Fanatics team as Jim Cornette is cuts a promo warning the new member of the All-Americans team to watch what Borga will do to him and what the rest of the Foreign Fanatics will also do to him as well. Dubiel fights back until he is caught in a powerslam then Borga uses a few kidney punches before the torture rack gets the win (2:02). Borga keeps the hold applied after the bell then finally drops Dubiel to the mat.

Thoughts: Another effort to get Borga over as a monster, top heel but its still not working. The theme of the Foreign Fanatics trying to eliminate the All-Americans one by one before the PPV continues.

 

IRS is shown playing WWF Royal Rumble for Sega Genesis. He is using himself to beat Razor Ramon.

 

Lex Luger & The Steiners come out to the ring to reveal their new Survivor Series partner. They are interviewed by Howard Finkel as I guess everyone else has been fired. Luger first says that Tatanka will be there in spirit at the Survivor Series as he continues to show zero conviction in this role. Luger then introduces their new partner, The Undertaker, as the crowd cheers. The lights go out with Paul Bearer leading out The Undertaker. Finkel holds up the mic as Undertaker says his existence has been filled with internal darkness and always stood for what he believes in and that Luger & The Steiners also stand up for what they believe in and that’s American pride. Undertaker then says in honor of their devotion he will stand and survive with them so let freedom ring and the Foreign Fanatics rest in peace as Undertaker opens up his coat to reveal an American flag lining. Despite Luger remaining unconvincing, I thought the Undertaker did quite well here and the crowd seemed invested. The end with the American flag lining showing was a nice touch as Undertaker easily felt like the biggest star in the ring.

 

Bastion Booger vs. Joe Brennan

We see three Doinks on the video wall making fun of Booger for being ugly and disgusting. Booger then promises to tear the head and hair off of those clowns. Booger beats on Brennan as Vince plugs a WWF Superstars meet and greet then Booger uses a sit-down splash for the win (1:07). After the match, Booger pulls a pudding cup out of a plastic bag and eats it while getting the pudding all over his face.

Thoughts: The Booger character still sucks as Doink keeps messing with his Survivor Series opponents via the video wall.

 

The Jeff Jarrett vignette we saw from the 11/8 edition of “Monday Night RAW” airs.

 

WWF Intercontinental Title Match: “The Model” Rick Martel vs. Razor Ramon (c)

Martel attacks Razor from behind then knocks him to the floor. Martel roughs up Razor before rolling him back inside where he works the leg. Razor avoids an elbow drop then fires away but Martel goes back to the leg. Razor boots Martel to the floor as we see Harvey Whippleman now at ringside then we head to commercial as Vince questions whether Whippleman is now Martel’s manager. The match returns with Razor working the arm but Martel fights back and targets the knee. Razor gets a two count after ducking a crossbody then hits a fallaway slam for another two count. Razor now signals for the Razor’s Edge but Whippleman gets up on the apron to cause a distraction. Martel takes Razor outside with a high knee but Razor fights off Martel and sends him into Whippleman with an atomic drop and rolls back inside for the count out win (5:02) *3/4. After the match, Martel shoves Whippleman a few times then grabs his coat until Adam Bomb comes out to shove Martel and these two almost come to blows. Diesel & IRS come out to restore order and they all end up on the same page.

Thoughts: The action was decent enough and although the ending came off a bit hokey they are going with the story of whether or not the IRS & Bomb & Diesel & Martel team can co-exist. With Perfect out of action (despite that not told on TV and him still being billed as part of the match) this match needed a shot in the arm in terms of hype.

 

Survivor Series Report with Todd Pettengill.

 

We get an ad for the Survivor Series Showdown that will feature Yokozuna vs. Bret Hart for the WWF World Heavyweight Title. It will take place on Sunday night November 21st. Big match used to promote the show. That’s a PPV quality main event….and was just over six months ago.

 

Diesel vs. Chaz Ware

Chaz would later go on to become Headbanger Mosh. We are joined in progress as Ware manages a dropkick but is soon overpowered. Vince hypes up the Survivor Series Hotline and how you can vote for the “Wrestler of the Year” then Diesel puts Ware away with a punch to the face (1:07 shown).

Thoughts: The big story here was Vince hyping the Survivor Series Hotline as the way to vote for the “Wrestler of the Year” award. Seems like they will be making an angle out of this.

 

Next week we will see Bret Hart vs. IRS. We hear from both men to close out the show.

 

Final Thoughts: The big news here was the Undertaker reveal as Tatanka’s replacement for the All-Americans team. The featured match was used to give another Survivor Series match a storyline and in even bigger news was the fact this was Lawler’s last appearance as he would be on hiatus due to being indicted of rape and sodomy. That will also effect the other match in the PPV’s co-main event and we will be seeing all sorts of changes heading into the new year.