Rock Star Gary reflects on WWF Monday Night RAW 08-09-1993

Taped from Alexandria Bay, NY

Airdate: August 9, 1993

Attendance: 1,000 (sold out)

Hosted by Vince McMahon, “Macho Man” Randy Savage, & Bobby “The Brain” Heenan

A contract signing, the debut of the Heavenly Bodies, and Tatanka versus Mr. Hughes. What else can you ask for? Let’s find out!

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Shameless Plug Request

Hey Scott, semi-frequent blog contributor, and long time fan here. I write for a geeky pop culture blog called Cultural Compulsive Disorder, and was wondering if you'd mind plugging the Best of SummerSlam  podcast we just did. I'll be your best friend!
​You sound like my daughter.  She offers EVERYONE "best friend" status.  It loses all meaning when you tell random kids on the playground that you'll be their best friend!  You have to earn that s--- through years of emotional blackmail and mixtapes!  ​

Thanks and Last Shameless Plug

Hi Scott,
Thanks for the re-post of my wrestling figures on your blog, it is much appreciated. I hope I'm not pushing my luck, but I was hoping for one last post with links to each auction. Many thanks to you and your readers!
Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart the Hart Foundation w/ title belts:   Terry Funk w/ Branding Iron and Hat:  Hillbilly Jim w/ Hat:   Jake “The Snake” Roberts w/ Python Damien:   “Hot Rod” Rowdy Roddy Piper w/ Kilt:   Outback Jack w/ Hat:   Koko B. Ware w/ Frankie the Parrot:   Cowboy Bob Orton w/ Cowboy Hat:   Davey Boy Smith & Dynamite Kid British Bulldogs:   Captain Lou Albano & Bobby “The Brain” Heenan:   Kamala w/ Moon Belly:   Special Delivery Jones w/ Red Shirt:   B. Brian Blair & Jim Brunzell Killer Bees:

Shameless Plug / 80’s Wrestling Figures

Hi Scott,  

LONG time reader, first time writer. I was hoping I might get a shameless plug in on your blog. Not sure if you’re up to date on news in BC, but there has been an ongoing teacher strike since June. My wife and I are both educators and with no paycheques in over a month (and no end to the strike / lock-out in sight), I have decided to sell off some of my old LJN Wrestling Superstars figures on E-Bay to pay some bills and keep the kids fed! It’s nothing ground-breaking, but I do have some of the sought after and hard to find accessories (Jake Roberts with Damian, Terry Funk with hat and branding iron, Hart Foundation with title belts, Koko B. Ware with Frankie the Parrot, etc.) I have provided a link below to the Funk figure, the others can be found by clicking my username. Any help would be much appreciated! Thanks!

Shameless Plug: The Lapsed Fan Podcast

Hey Scott,
I am a big fan and have been following and rereading your rants for over a decade now.  I was wondering if you would mind posting a link promoting my new podcast:  THE LAPSED FAN on  My longtime friend Jack Encarnacao (of the Sherdog Radio Newtork) and I are sifting through the content on The WWE Network and reviewing old pay-per views and television broadcasts while adding our own unique viewpoints, memories, nostalgia and sense of humor to the business that was.  If anything, it promises to be a lot of fun reminiscing about the good old days.


JP Sarro

Shameless request for a Podcast Plug

Hey Scott long time fan of the blog, I’m sure your mailbox is spilling over with CM Punk related shenanigans right now so here’s something a bit different, a shameless request for a plug!

We’ve put together a Podcast about the Scottish wrestling scene which has been picking up a bit of steam for a while now and we want to share our enthusiasm for it with you good people. Whilst its still early days we’re aiming for it to be better than 10 Superbowls! I don’t want to oversell it, judge for yourselves. 
Thanks for your time and enjoy!

Shameless Bachelor-related plug

Hey Scott, longtime emailer/fan/reader. I was the guy who forwarded you the link of Warrior’s “queering don’t make the world speech” at my college back in 2006. Anyway, screw it, I’ll admit it: I’m a big fan of the TV show “The Bachelor” and started a recap series/blog about it. Can I get a bit of a plug? Trying to get an audience. Thanks. It’s at

All the best,

Shameless Blog Self Promotion

Hey Scott,

Inspired by the recent post with the Austin/Rock serenading promo, I wrote a short article on my blog:

Now that we have the shameless self-promoting out of the way, I'd like to throw the same idea out to you and the rest of the blog. Given today's environment in WWE's creative and corporate structure, do you think many of today's legends would even make it to the top if starting today? How many would be buried for trying to get themselves over or having more fan support than they should have? Do you think any would still get over regardless, such as The Rock?

Basically, how do you think many of wrestling's (or at least WWE's) legends would be treated today if they were just starting? I shudder to think of how, say, The Undertaker would handle starting today.

The ropewalk spot wouldn't be approved in developmental, he'd get s--- for not having a good body, they'd make him do goofy promos because he couldn't talk without a manager and they'd want to rib him, and then he'd get saddled with a Rhinestone Cowboy gimmick because he's from Texas and acts like a tough guy.  Think I'm close there?

Shameless Plug

So I get back from Battle of Los Angeles only to discover a BLOG OF DOOM RAP BATTLE was held during my absence. Figured I'd use this as an opportunity at a shameless plug. I anticipate this plug leading to ZERO BUYS, so I wanted to thank everyone in advance for their hard-earned money. 

Well, the rap battle was around zero buys too, so you didn't miss much.

Shameless shill request

Thanks again for your help on starting a blog. I finally got mine up and running, because I'm an author now and it's the law that I have to have a blog. I think. Anyway, I've got two posts up, including one that answers one of the greatest questions ever: What alcoholic drink goes best with a Superman movie? Any chance you could throw this up in a post on your blog? If so, thanks.


K, but stop yelling in that huge font, man.