Rebooking The WWF: Week 19, 1993
On RAW, Bam-Bam Bigelow and Money Inc. are guests on Kings Court. Marty Jannetty meets Razor Ramon in the main event. On Superstars, Doink the Clown faces Mr. Perfect in the featured bout. Lex Luger competes against Jim Neidhart on Wrestling Challenge. Plus, this week features Saturday Night’s Main Event!
WWF RAW 5/10/1993 (Manhattan, NY)
1. WWF Intercontinental Champion Tatanka defeated Repo Man in 5:54 following a Samoan Drop. During the bout, The Mountie called in and talked to the announcers proclaiming that he will win the WWF Intercontinental Championship in five days.
2. Kings Court w/Bam-Bam Bigelow & Money Inc.: Jerry Lawler interviewed Bigelow, DiBiase and IRS this week regarding their big six man tag match against WWF World Champion Bret Hart and the Steiner Brothers in five days at SNME. Bigelow starts off by saying that in five days, the fans will get a sneak peak of them defeating their heroes Bret Hart and the Steiner Brothers. Bigelow notes that Hart has never fought someone as big as himself nor as tough. Bigelow is going to take Bret Hart out and win the WWF World Championship. Bigelow brags about saying he would take out the Undertaker, and doing just that! DiBiase chimes in saying that they have beaten the Steiner Brothers by using their superior intelligence. He continues by saying that at the King of the Ring that they will just need to show off their more vicious side in a no disqualification match. IRS proclaims that they will kill off the remaining few brain cells that the Steiner’s have! All three men taunt the fans to close out the segment.
3. Yokozuna defeated Max Moon in 1:29 following the Bonsai Drop.
4. Jeff Jarrett Vignette: Jarrett continues to hype up his debut in five days. Jarrett believes that he is the greatest wrestler to ever sign with the WWF and the fans will be forced to acknowledge that fact on May 15th!
5. Steiner Brothers defeated Steve Jones/Chris Kanyon in 1:58 when Scott pinned Jones following a Frankensteiner.
6. Randy Savage Interview: Jim Ross conducted a interview with Randy Savage. Ross asked Savage about the King of the Ring tournament. Savage believes that this is his last opportunity to become the WWF World Champion one last time. He knows that his career is twindling but wants to be the champion before he hangs them up. He knows he proved he can still compete at a high level by beating Razor Ramon at Wrestle Mania. “The young boys in this company will have to earn their stripes.” Savage finishes off by saying that he will return to his throne at the King of the Ring, oh yeah!
7. Razor Ramon defeated Marty Jannetty in 7:55 following the Razors Edge to advance in the King of the Ring tournament.
WWF Superstars 5/15/1993
1. Mr. Perfect defeated Doink the Clown in 10:26 following the Perfect Plex.
2. Lex Luger Interview: A pre-tape interview with Lex Luger was aired. During the interview, Luger puts over his past accomplishments in both football and in a “rival organization”. Luger finishes off by saying that on June 13th, he will be the King of the Ring and on August 30th at Summer Slam, he will be the King of the WWF when he wins the WWF World Championship!
3. Randy Savage defeated Barry Horowitz in 3:04 following a top rope elbow drop.
4. Bret Hart/Steiner Brothers Interview: Vince McMahon interviews WWF World Champion Bret Hart and the Steiner Brothers. Hart acknowledges the fact that he hasn’t wrestled someone as big as Bigelow since winning the WWF World Championship, but Bigelow has never wrestled the greatest wrestler to ever lace up boots! Hart credits his father Stu Hart for teaching him how to beat bigger opponents and makes it clear that Bigelow is in for a big surprise if he thinks that beating Hart will be a easy thing to do. Scott Steiner talks about Money Inc. and how he believes that he and his brother Rick had them beat back at Wrestle Mania IX. Scott is very confident that with the no disqualification stipulation the Steiner Brothers will be winning what is rightfully theirs, the WWF World Tag Team Championships!
5. Rick Martel defeated Duane Gill in 1:37 with the Boston Crab.
6. Ric Flair defeated Craig Williams in 1:41 with the figure four leg lock. After the bout, Mr. Perfect came down to the ringside area but was cut off by WWF officials. Perfect still wants a shot at Flair!
World Wrestling Federation presents Saturday Night’s Main Event XXXIII
From: Worcester, MA
Announcers: Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan
Headshrinkers defeated the Nasty Boys
Shawn Michaels defeated Marty Jannetty
Owen Hart defeated Rick Martel
Randy Savage defeated Razor Ramon
A video promoting the show is shown. The video highlights the six man tag main event with both teams assuring the fans that they will come out on top. Also, the debut of Jeff Jarrett is noted.
Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan welcome everyone to the broadcast. They hype up the main event some more with Heenan believing that Bigelow will beat Hart so badly tonight that Hart will be forced to give up the championship! They also hype up Jeff Jarrett’s debut, which will open up the show!
Opening Contest: Jeff Jarrett defeated Koko B. Ware: Jarrett controls Ware early on with a knee lift and several right hands in a corner. Jarrett doesn’t give up the offensive advantage for several moments as he drives Ware down to the mat with side slam followed by a delayed vertical suplex. Jarrett is proud of himself and begins to strut for the fans, getting a good amount of heat as a result. Jarrett quickly returns to beating Ware up with a swinging neck beaker for a two count. Ware is able to get out of a sleeper hold by delivering a jaw breaker. Ware dropkicks Jarrett followed by a quick snap suplex for a two count. Ware attempts a back drop but Jarrett is able to block it by planting Ware with a jumping double arm DDT! Jarrett covers Ware and picks up the win in his debut match. (5:38, *½)
Backstage, Mean Gene interviews WWF Intercontinental Champion Tatanka. Tatanka is a fighting champion and is says that the Mountie will have to stop his heart from beating in order to beat him for the championship. Tatanka gets cut off by Shawn Michaels who enters the scene scoffing at Tatanka. Before he speaks, Michaels checks out his hair in the championship. Michaels pats Tatanka on the chest and tells the champ that if he can get past Mountie tonight, that he better watch his back because the Heartbreak Kid is coming to get his belt back!
Second Contest: WWF Intercontinental Champion Tatanka defeated the Mountie to retain the title: Mountie clubs away on Tatanka as soon as the champion enters the ring. Mountie gets a one count following a standing dropkick and continues to work on Tatanka with stomps and overhand strikes. Mountie sends Tatanka into the ropes to connect with a snap power slam but doesn’t go for the cover quickly and only gets a two count. Mountie takes Tatanka down with a side Russian leg sweep before going to the middle rope. Mountie leaps off but misses a knee drop. Tatanka gets to his feet and delivers several overhand strikes to knock Mountie off his feet several times. Mountie is able to toss Tatanka through the middle rope to the floor. Mountie distracts the referee as a mystery man has come down to the ring, dressing very similar to Tatanka. The man sends Tatanka into the guard railing back first before sending the champ back into the ring. Mountie attempts a pile driver but Tatanka backdrops Mountie instead. Tatanka ducks a wild clothesline, and is able to connect with a Samoan Drop. Mountie’s mystery man believes Mountie has the match in control as Tatanka wins the match! (7:12, **)
After the match, Mountie’s friend enters the ring to check on him. Tatanka celebrates his win on the aisle way until Shawn Michaels runs down and attacks Tatanka! Michaels grabs the WWF Intercontinental Championship and whacks Tatanka over the head knocking him out cold. Michaels is escorted to the back shortly afterwards by WWF officials.
Backstage, Mean Gene is standing with Yokozuna, Mr. Fuji and Jim Cornette. Cornette takes control of the promo by telling Gene that tonight we will witness the demise of Crush just like they saw the demise of Jim Duggan at Wrestle Mania. Cornette puts over Yokozuna’s size and truly believes that he is unbeatable!
Third Contest: Crush defeated Yokozuna: They trade right hands to open the contest with Crush getting the upper hand. Crush continues his offense with a big splash followed by a few clotheslines as Yoko stumbles out of the corner. Yoko doesn’t fall down, though. Crush comes off the ropes for another clothesline but is instead met with a savant kick from Yoko. Yoko continues to beat down Crush with several head butts. Yoko follows up with a side belly to belly suplex for a two count. Crush is able to big boot a charging Yoko in the corner and comes running out with a running bulldog! Crush goes for the cover but Mr. Fuji gets on the apron to distract the referee. Behind the referee back, Cornette takes off the top turnbuckle pad. Yoko attacks Crush from behind and is able to connect with a back suplex. Yoko grabs Crush and tries to ram him head first into the exposed turnbuckle but Crush blocks it and rams Yoko head first into the exposed turnbuckle! Yoko staggers backwards and falls down. Crush signals for the Kona Vice and ends up getting the hold locked on a dazed Yoko! After a few moments, the referee checks Yoko’s arm three times and awards the match to Crush! (8:21, **½)
After the match, Cornette whacks Crush over the back with his tennis racket. Cornette demands for Yoko to get to his feet. Yoko staggers to his feet and eventually leg drops Crush. Yoko leaps off the middle rope to squash Crush with a Bonsai Drop. Yoko taunts the fans and lives Crush laying in the ring. Crush won the match, but it sure doesn’t look like he did!
A video promoting the six man tag main event is aired.
Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan do some more hyping for the main event.
Main Event: Bam-Bam Bigelow/WWF World Tag Team Champions Money Inc. defeated WWF World Champion Bret Hart/the Steiner Brothers: Hart and Bigelow kick off the contest with Bigelow backing Hart into a corner but missing a right hand. Hart works on Bigelow several times with several kicks and punches. Hart tosses Bigelow into the ropes and nails Bigelow with a big clothesline to knock the big man off his feet. Hart dropkicks Bigelow to the floor and plays to the crowd while Bigelow flips out on the floor. Bigelow returns to the ring and knee lifts Hart to gain the upper hand. Bigelow tosses the champ to his corner where Money Inc. double team Hart behind the referees back. DiBiase tags into the contest and slams Hart down with a hammerlock scoop slam for a two count. DiBiase maintains the advantage with a vertical suplex for another near fall. DiBiase misses a clothesline and is met with a running bulldog by Hart. Hart is able to tag out to Scott Steiner who cleans house. Scott drives DiBiase down to the mat with a big tilt a whirl side slam and press slams IRS! Scott avoids a splash from Bigelow and is able to connect with a German suplex on Bigelow! Scott is stopped by DiBiase with a eye rake followed by a gut buster. DiBiase tags in IRS who quickly hit’s a double under hook slam on Scott for a two count. IRS slows down the contest with several rest holds, working on Scott’s lower back. Scott gets out of a sleeper hold by ramming IRS face first into a top turnbuckle pad. Scott connects with a tilt a whirl power slam causing both men to be on the mat for a few moments. IRS tags out to Bigelow while Scott is able to tag in Rick. Rick clotheslines Bigelow a few times and is able to connect with a big scoop slam. Rick goes to the top rope looking for a bulldog, but is crotched by DiBiase. Bigelow hooks Rick up for a superplex, and connects. However, Bret Hart snuck in a tag! Hart is on the top rope unknown to Bigelow! Hart leaps off to nail Bigelow with a clothesline! Money Inc. and Steiner Brothers are on the floor brawling and end up brawling to the backstage area leaving Bigelow and Hart in the ring. Hart tries to go for the Sharpshooter but Bigelow kicks Hart chest first into the corner. Bigelow gets up and tosses Hart shoulder first through the middle rope into the ring post! Hart staggers out and is met with a leaping kick to the back of the head by Bigelow. Bigelow heads to the top rope and leaps off hitting Hart with a diving head butt! Bigelow covers Hart and picks up the huge win! (23:05, ***½)
After the match, Bigelow grabs the WWF World Championship. Bigelow taunts Hart with the championship saying that the belt will soon be his. Bigelow stands over a fallen Hart to close out the show.
End of show
WWF Wrestling Challenge 5/16/1993
1. Jerry Lawler defeated Mark Starr in 1:45 following a pile driver. During the bout, a pre-tape promo from Lawler is aired. Lawler is going to prove that “The King” is not just a nickname but rather a reality. Lawler says that all the WWF wrestlers and fans will be his servants when he becomes the King of the Ring and the WWF World Champion!
2. Rick Martel Interview: A pre-tape promo by Rick Martel was aired. Martel is sick and tired of people hyping up Owen Hart as some kind of super star or a future champion. Martel isn’t impressed by Owen and makes it clear that he will show the world that he is better than Owen Hart not only in the looks department but also in the wrestling department!
3. Owen Hart defeated Steve King in 1:06 following a missile dropkick.
4. SNME 33 Recap Video: Mean Gene goes over what happened twenty four hours ago at Saturday Night’s Main Event!
5. Kamala defeated Louie Spicolli in 1:16 following a big splash.
6. Lex Luger defeated Jim Neidhart in 5:33 following a running forearm smash.