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Rebooking The WWF: Week 28, 1993

This week in Rebooking the WWF… WWF World Champion Bret Hart competes on RAW against Quebecer Jacques! Also, the 34th installment of Saturday Night’s Main Event takes place! Check it out!

WWF RAW 7/12/1993 (Manhattan, New York)
1. Diesel defeated Mark Starr in 0:45 following a power bomb. 
2. Kings Court w/Razor Ramon: Jerry Lawler conducted an interview with Razor Ramon this week, with Ramon focusing on Marty Jannetty. Ramon says that Jannetty keeps getting in his business when he should be worried about getting his career back on track. Ramon notes that he defeated Randy Savage to get the respect that he deserves while Jannetty is trying to respect despite being the laughing stock of the WWF. Ramon says that on July 17th at Saturday Nights Main Event, Ramon will make sure Jannetty realizes the mistake he made by messing around with the Bad Guy! 
3. Natural Disasters defeated Glenn Ruth/Scott Taylor in 2:10 when Earthquake pinned Taylor. After the match, McMahon attempted to interview the Disasters, but the Steiner Brothers stormed the ringside area and had a pull apart brawl with the number one contenders. 
4. Shawn Michaels Interview: Jim Ross conducted an interview with the WWF Intercontinental Champion, Shawn Michaels. Ross asks if Michaels is going to accept Savages challenge to a championship bout at SummerSlam. Michaels has heard the rumblings since Savage got a lucky pin fall over him on RAW in a tag match, but says that he is confident that Savage wouldnt be able to do it again in a singles match. Michaels knows a lot of people are expecting him to decline the offer, but he is instead going to show that he is a fighting champion and decides to accept the challenge! Michaels is prepared to send Savage into retirement and start to take over the World Wrestling Federation his bodyguard, Diesel! 
5. Marty Jannetty defeated Ryan Roma in 1:41 following the Rocker Dropper. 
6. WWF World Champion Bret Hart defeated Quebecer Jacques in 6:03 by disqualification when Lex Luger attacked Hart while he had Jacques in the Sharpshooter. Officials quickly ran down to the ring to prevent any further conflict between Luger and Hart. 

WWF Superstars 7/17/1993 
1. Beverly Brothers defeated Jim Powers/Carl Williams in 2:49 when Blake pinned Williams. 
2. Crush/Ron Simmons Interview: Pre-tape comments from Crush and Ron Simmons were aired. Simmons has been helping Crush get ready for a big showdown with Yokozuna at SNME later in the day. Crush tells Simmons and the fans that he isnt going to let down the fans and will overcome the enemy. 
3. Randy Savage defeated Terry Austin in 1:52 following the elbow drop. 
4. Yokozuna Interview: Jim Cornette does the talking while Yokozuna looks focused. Cornette says that later on in the day, at SNME, Yokozuna will make all the little boys, girls and even adults cry as Yokozuna will destroy Crush and prove that Americas heroes are weak! 
5. Ted DiBiase defeated Russ Greenberg in 2:11 with the Million Dollar Dream. 
6. Bam-Bam Bigelow defeated Koko B. Ware in 5:03 following a diving head butt. During the bout, Paul Bearer states the Undertaker is on his way to take care of Bigelow! 

World Wrestling Federation presents Saturday Nights Main Event XXXIV
Date: 7/17/1993
From: Providence, RI
Arena: Providence Civic Center
Announcers: Vince McMahon and Bobby Heenan
Attendance: 7,149

Dark Matches: 

WWF World Tag Team Champions the Steiner Brothers fought the Natural Disasters to a double count-out
Jeff Jarrett defeated Jim Neidhart 
Ted DiBiase defeated Max Moon 

The show starts off with a couple of quick promos by the teams consisting of Bret Hart and Mr. Perfect and their opponents Lex Luger and Ric Flair. Both teams state that they will win the match and are confident about their respective matches at SummerSlam. The video concludes with Crush waving the American flag saying that America will come out on top later on tonight! 

Vince McMahon and Bobby Heenan welcome everyone to the show and quickly hype up the first match which will see WWF World Champion Bret Hart team up with Mr. Perfect to battle Lex Luger and Ric Flair! Heenan, not surprisingly, assures McMahon that Lex Luger and Ric Flair will walk out victorious. 

Opening Contest: WWF World Champion Bret Hart/Mr. Perfect defeated Lex Luger/Ric Flair by disqualification: The match kicked off with Hart brawling with Luger while Perfect and Flair exchanged right hands and chops on the floor. Once everything got settled, Hart and Luger started the bout. Luger was able to control Hart early on with his strength delivering several power slams and a military press slam for a near fall. However, Hart used his speed to come off the ropes and nail Luger with a clothesline. Luger bailed by tagging in Flair who was quickly back dropped by Hart followed by a side Russian leg sweep before Perfect was tagged in. Perfect dropkicks Flair into a corner and manages to connect with a superplex for a near fall. Perfect attempted the Perfect Plex but Flair was able to low blow Perfect as Luger distracted the referee. Flair stopped Perfect with a knee breaker and began to work on Perfects knee with several stomps and knee strikes. After several moments of being worked on, Perfect blocked a backdrop attempt with a swinging neck breaker and tagged in Hart. Hart cleaned house with clotheslines on both Flair and Luger, knocking Luger off the apron. Hart delivered an atomic drop on Flair followed by a running bulldog. Hart signaled for the Sharpshooter and locked it on Flair until Luger entered the ring with a chair and whacked Hart over the back to cause the disqualification. (**½, 10:23)
After the match, Luger whacked Mr. Perfect over the head with the chair. Luger grabbed Hart and ended up putting him a submission hold known as the Torture Rack, the first time Luger has applied the move in the WWF! Flair recovered to put an unconscious Mr. Perfect in the figure four while several officials entered the ring to stop the beatings. 

Vince McMahon and Bobby Heenan talk about the match we just witnessed with Heenan very happy to see two of his friends get the upper hand over Hart and Perfect. Heenan states that Luger will be the WWF World Champion and Mr. Perfect will regret challenging Ric Flair to a steel cage match! 

Second Contest: Razor Ramon defeated Marty Jannetty: 
Jannetty got off to a quick start hip tossing Ramon followed by a head scissors takedown. Jannetty comes off the ropes looking for a cross body but is instead caught by Ramon who connects with a fall away slam. Ramon continues his offense with a backbreaker and a vertical suplex for a two count. Ramon tried to get the submission win with an abdominal stretch but Jannetty hip tossed Ramon and dropkicked the Bad Guy into a corner. Jannetty charged the corner but was stopped by Ramon who drove Jannetty down to the mat with his variation of a choke slam. Ramon quickly grabs Jannetty and hits the Razors Edge to win the bout. (6:02, *¼) 

Backstage, Mean Gene is standing with Jeff Jarrett, Jerry Lawler and Doink the Clown. Gene brings up how these three men have developed some kind of alliance in recent weeks to combat Owen Hart and Jim Neidhart. Lawler tells Gene that they formed the alliance to get rid of the Hart name. He believes there are too many Harts in this company. “If there is one Hart here in the WWF, that is far too many. Lawler says that tonight, Owen Hart squares off against Doink the Clown and says that he knows they will be getting the last laugh tonight! Jarrett chimes in and says that when they are done with Owen tonight, they are coming after Neidhart to cut off the hideous goatee! 

Third Contest: Owen Hart defeated Doink the Clown: 
Doink controls Owen early on with some mat wrestling before slapping the back of Owens head. Owen backs Doink into a corner as a result and goes to work on Doink with several right hands before managing to clothesline Doink over the top to the floor. Owen quickly follows up with a slingshot cross body onto the floor to keep the advantage on Doink. Owen rolls Doink back into the ring and heads to the top rope looking for a missile dropkick but Doink sidesteps it and Owen crashes to the mat. Doink connects with a German suplex but only gets a near fall. Doink tries for a gut wrench power bomb but Owen counters with a hurricanrana for a two count. Owen ends up blocking a boot attempt and kicks Doink right in the head, knocking Doink out cold. Owen puts the Sharpshooter on Doink and manages to get the win. (7:35, ***) 
After the match, Jeff Jarrett runs down to the ring to try and attack Owen but is sent over the top rope by Owen! 

Vince McMahon enters the ring to call out Paul Bearer who makes his way down to the ring while pushing a casket down to the ringside area. McMahon mentions how Bearer has been saying that the Undertaker has been on his way but that we havent seen the Undertaker since WrestleMania. McMahon seems to be pressing Bearer to prove to everyone that the Undertaker is indeed coming back. Before Bearer can respond, Bam-Bam Bigelow makes his way down to the ring to again refute the statements that the Undertaker is coming back. Bigelow is convinced that the Undertaker will never come back and that he is the man to finally force the Undertaker to never show his face in the WWF ever again. Bearer is finally able to chime in and says Bigelow, he is on his way. Sooner than you think.. OHHH YESSS. At that moment, the lights go out and a purple light focuses on the casket at ringside. After a few gong sounds, Bearer opens the lid and THE UNDERTAKER SITS UP AND STARES RIGHT AT BIGELOW! Bigelow cant believe this and bails to the floor and into the crowd walking backwards trying to fully believe this has happened. Undertaker is brought into the ring and gets down on his right knee to kneel to the urn that Bearer holds! 

A brief video promoting the Yokozuna/Crush feud is aired. 

Main Event: Yokozuna defeated Crush in a flag match: 
A test of strength opens the match with Yokozuna getting the better of Crush. Crush drops down to his knees as Yokozuna taunts the fans. Crush begins to make a comeback but Yoko lets go to hammer Crush over the head with a right hand. Yoko sends Crush into a corner and charges to connect with a big splash. Yoko steps on the bottom rope looking to grab the flag but is cut off by Crush as he tried to reach the second rope. Crush yanks Yoko down to mat and begins to hammer away on Yoko several times. Crush sends Yoko into the ropes and connects with a clothesline that only staggers Yoko. Crush delivers two more clotheslines before finally knocking Yoko off his feet with a leaping shoulder block, which gets the crowd pumped up! Crush attempts a scoop slam but isnt able to pick up Yoko. Yoko takes advantage with a big belly to belly suplex! Yoko staggers to his feet as he tries for a leg drop but Crush moves out of the way. Crush backs Yoko into a corner delivering right hands before sending Yoko back first into another corner. Crush charges to hit Yoko with a clothesline and Yoko falls flat on his face. Crush goes to grab the flag, but Jim Cornette grabs Crushs leg. This doesnt last long as Ron Simmons is also at ringside and grabs Cornette by the collar. Crush is distracted by this as Simmons carries Cornette to the back. Crush turns around and Yoko nails Crush with a savant kick. Yoko connects with another belly to belly suplex followed by a devastating leg drop. Yoko isnt done. Yoko proceeds to blow snot on Crush, who laid out, before dragging Crush to a corner that has the Japanese flag hanging. Yoko gets to the middle rope and reaches the flag. However, instead of letting that be enough, Yoko hits the Bonsai Drop on Crush!(11:08, ***) 
After the match, Yokozuna bails to the floor as Ron Simmons runs down to the ring to check on Crush. Simmons is left upset while hovering over Crush as Yokozuna celebrates his victory with Jim Cornette on the aisle way to close out the show. 

End of show 

WWF Wrestling Challenge 7/18/1993
1. Tatanka defeated Mike Bell in 2:11 following a Samoan Drop. 
2. SNME XXXIV Recap Video: A brief video highlighting the show from the previous night is aired. It mainly focuses on Lugers attack on Bret Hart and Crush being unable to defeat Yokozuna. 
3. The Smoking Gunns defeated Reno Riggins/Mike Sharpe in 3:42 when Bart pinned Riggins. 
4. IRS defeated the Kamikaze Kid in 1:07 following a running lariat. 
5. Mr. Perfect/Ric Flair Video: A video highlighting the feud between Ric Flair and Mr. Perfect is aired. It was a pretty lengthy video which concludes with some hype for their cage match happening at SummerSlam! 
6. Owen Hart/Jim Neidhart defeated Jeff Jarrett/Doink the Clown in 7:45 when Neidhart pinned Doink following a running power slam. 

Bob Colling Jr. View All

34-year-old currently living in Syracuse, New York. Long-time fan of the New York Mets, Chicago Bulls, and Minnesota Vikings. An avid fan of professional wrestling and write reviews/articles on the product. Usually focusing on old-school wrestling.

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