WWF Wrestling Challenge – November 14, 1993

November 14, 1993

From the Glens Falls Civic Center in Glens Falls, NY

Your hosts are Jim Ross and Bobby Heenan

 

The show starts off with what we saw on “Superstars” with The Undertaker announced as Tatanka’s replacement in the All-Americans team.

 

Bam Bam Bigelow w/ Luna Vachon vs. Rich Myers

Ross plugs the personality profile on Bigelow & Luna in “WWF Magazine” as Myers avoids an elbow drop. Ross talks about Randy Savage being barred from announcing after attacking Crush on RAW then Bigelow catches Myers with a clothesline. The announcers put over the four Doinks team but Myers avoids an avalanche then covers for a two count. Bigelow roll outside then Luna heads in to distract the ref before shoving Myers a few times. She then slaps him down and goes back outside then Bigelow returns but misses another charge as Myers rolls him up for a nearfall. Bigelow then catches Myers with a hotshot for the win (3:07).

Thoughts: Another segment used to discuss the Savage/Crush brawl on RAW as well as hyping up Bigelow’s team against the four Doinks at the Survivor Series.

 

Joe Fowler is here for the Face-to-Face. This is the final show in which he is featured. Jim Ross would be taking over this segment going forward.

 

Smoking Gunns vs. Tony DeVito & Todd Mata

Bart clotheslines Mata after a criss-cross sequence then tags out. Billy boots DeVito in the gut and hits an inverted side slam then a powerslam as Heenan mocks the Gunns for being dumb hicks then the Gunns use a back drop/piledriver combo for the win (1:33).

Thoughts: Most of the focus here was on other things in the promotion along with Heenan making fun of the Gunns for being dumb hicks. The Gunns were not involved on the main card at the Survivor Series although Billy defeated the Brooklyn Brawler in the dark match (wonder if it was supposed to be a tag against Well Dunn since Well Dunn was let go then brought back a few months later) and according to Bruce Prichard Bart was considered as one of the knights the day of the show.

 

Diesel is shown playing WWF Royal Rumble for Sega Genesis.

 

King’s Court with host Jerry Lawler. He calls out the All-Americans team then before bringing out the Foreign Fanatics Survivor Series  team. Polo talks about going through all the trouble to cripple the “Indian” for the All-Americans to get a seven-foot dead guy then jokes they can replace Lex Luger with Paul Bearer after Pierre is done with him on RAW. Cornette says the All-Americans cannot match the brawn and brains of the Foreign Fanatics and if the All-Americans are not already eliminated by the time the Survivor Series comes around then they will make sure they’re done at the PPV.

 

We get a video hyping up a Diesel vs. Marty Jannetty match for next week.

 

IRS vs. Dennis Diamond

IRS slams Diamond then drops a pair of elbows before yelling at the crowd for being tax cheats. Diamond comes back with a clothesline then uses a few turnbuckle smashes but gets tossed to the floor. Ross plugs the Survivor Series Hotline as IRS roughs up Diamond before applying an abdominal stretch then IRS uses the Write Off Clothesline for the win (1:56).

Thoughts: Not much to this one as the main focus was on the Survivor Series Hotline and how you can vote for the “Wrestler of the Year” award.

 

Jeff Jarrett vignette at the Grand Ole Opry airs.

 

Well Dunn w/ Harvey Whippleman vs. Bret & Owen Hart

Owen and Dunn start off the match with some back-and-forth that ends with Owen working the arm. Bret is in and also works the arm as Ross wants Heenan to find out the identity of Lawler’s knights. Bret stays in control then beats on Well before tagging out. Dunn cheap shots Owen from the apron then tags in and chokes Owen out as we go to break. The match returns with Dunn working a rear chin lock. Well Dunn stays in control until Owen fights off both men before tagging out. Bret runs wild then puts Dunn away with a sharpshooter as Owen knocked Well out of the ring (7:16) **.

Thoughts: Just a basic tag match here and Owen & Bret did not show much in terms of chemistry but they needed to have Bret wrestler with one of his brothers before the Survivor Series.

 

Survivor Series Report with Todd Pettengill

 

An ad for the Survivor Series Showdown airs.

 

Crush w/ Mr. Fuji vs. PJ Walker

Crush beats on Walker in the corner but whiffs on a clothesline. Walker hits a pair of dropkicks to little effect then has his third attempt brushed aside. Crush hits a backbreaker then stretches out Walker as Fuji waves the Japanese flag. Crush stays in control then press slams Walker off of the top turnbuckle and pins Walker with a claw (2:01). The camera then shows a few closeups of kids yelling “traitor” at Crush.

Thoughts: Crush is now being billed as an American traitor and take that into consideration heading into next week’s syndicated shows.

 

We now hear from Diesel and Marty Jannetty as they hype up their match next week.

 

Final Thoughts: The featured match was fine but forgettable and the rest of the Survivor Series hype was more of the same that we’ve seen all week. Next week, we get Diesel vs. Marty Jannetty as Survivor Series is less than two weeks away