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Rebooking The WWF: Week 47, 1993

Survivor Series is upon us. Who will survive the Survivor Series?! Plus, a full week of TV!

WWF RAW 11/22/1993 (Manhattan, NY)
1. WWF World Tag Team Champions Steiner Brothers defeated the Beverly Brothers in 6:11 when Rick pinned Beau following a top rope bulldog.
2. Bobby Heenan Interview: While sitting at the announcers table, Heenan receives a phone call. Heenan is surprised to hear the voice on the other end but is glad to hear what is being told to him. Before getting off the phone, Heenan assures the caller that he will let everyone know what was told to him. After hanging up, Heenan stands up and grabs a microphone. Heenan announces that he just received a phone call from a man that the fans have been missing from television since SummerSlam. That’s right, Ric Flair just called him! Heenan announces that Flair will be at Survivor Series this Wednesday and has something to say! If you know what is good for you, you’ll see what this man has to say.
3. Jerry Lawler defeated Steve Strawberry in 2:09 following a pile driver.
4. Ron Simmons defeated Joe Carter in 1:50 following a spine buster.
5. Survivor Series Report: Todd Pettengill hypes for the event that is only forty eight hours away. Todd promotes all the previously announced matches, along with Ric Flair’s apparent return and a new tag team match that will see the Smoking Gunns square off against the Heavenly Bodies! Call your pay per view provider to purchase the event!
6. Shawn Michaels/Diesel defeated the Nasty Boys in 7:04 when Diesel pinned Saggs following a power bomb.

World Wrestling Federation presents Survivor Series
Date: 11/24/1993
From: Boston, MA
Arena: Boston Gardens
Announcers: Vince McMahon and Bobby Heenan
Attendance: 15,175

Dark Match:
Jeff Jarrett defeated Koko B. Ware

Vince McMahon and Bobby Heenan welcome everyone to Survivor Series LIVE from the Boston Gardens. They heavily promote the main event which will be Team Perfect taking on Team Luger. If Perfect’s team is able to prevail, Mr. Perfect will wrestle WWF World Champion Lex Luger at the Royal Rumble. Heenan also promotes the Team DiBiase vs. Team Hart match and praises Ted DiBiase for his recent actions. Lastly, they promote the casket match between Earthquake and the Undertaker before discussing what Ric Flair will say tonight! McMahon sends it over to the Fink to start the action.

Opening Contest: Ron Simmons/the Kamikaze Kid/Marty Janetty/Randy Savage defeated Yokozuna/Ludvig Borga/Crush/Bam-Bam Bigelow:
First Elimination: Yokozuna pinned the Kamikaze Kid following a leg drop @2:10 to give Team Cornette the early advantage.
Second Elimination: Yokozuna pinned Marty Jannetty following a belly to belly suplex @5:35
Third Elimination: Ron Simmons managed to eliminate Yokozuna after avoiding a leg drop and power slamming the big man @7:09
Fourth Elimination: Ron Simmons pinned Ludvig Borga following a spine buster @13:44.
Fifth/Sixth Elimination: Crush and Ron Simmons were counted out after they brawled to the floor @17:00. They brawled to the backstage area as officials tried to pull them apart.
Final Elimination: Randy Savage pinned Bam-Bam Bigelow following a top rope elbow drop. Bigelow missed a big splash in the corner, hitting an exposed turnbuckle and was laid out long enough for Savage to win the match.
Survivor: Randy Savage (22:13, ***)
After the match, cameras went backstage were Crush and Simmons were tossing each other into walls and catering tables. They were eventually pulled apart but the backstage area was left a mess!

Backstage, Todd Pettengill conducted an interview with Earthquake regarding the upcoming casket match in a few moments. Earthquake tells Pettengill that tonight we will all witness the end of the Undertaker.

Second Contest: the Heavenly Bodies defeated the Smoking Gunns: Bart and Pritchard open the contest exchanging a series of right hands with Bart getting the better of the exchange. Bart catches Pritchard coming off the ropes by hitting a tilt a whirl side slam for a two count early on. Pritchard gets out of a vertical suplex attempt by hitting a reverse neck breaker followed by a series of knee drops to control Bart before tagging in Del Ray. Del Ray leaps off the middle rope to deliver an double axe handle shot followed by a exploder suplex for a two count. Bart was double teamed for several moments until he came off the ropes a ducked under a double clothesline attempt. Bart managed to hit both Del Ray and Pritchard with clotheslines before tagging in Billy who cleaned house with dropkicks, clotheslines and hip tosses. Late in the match, the Smoking Gunns looked to hit the Sidewinder on Pritchard but Cornette got on the apron and crotched Billy on the top rope. This lead to Del Ray super kicking Billy to the floor and Pritchard recovering to hit a German suplex on Bart. Del Ray leaps off the top rope to hit a moonsault and pins Bart. (8:05, **1/4)

Backstage, Mean Gene is standing with Team DiBiase. Ted DiBiase puts over his team heavily as being undefeatable and believes he spent his money wisely by acquiring the talented Shawn Michaels and Diesel. Michaels chimes in to say that DiBiase shelled out the money to acquire his talents and he is going to put those talents to work as they will break the hearts of the Hart Family tonight! They all share an evil laugh to end the interview segment.

Third Contest: the Undertaker defeated Earthquake in a casket match: Earthquake attacked Taker as he removed his hat and coat to get the early upper hand. Quake hit a few quick splashes in the corner followed by a belly to a belly suplex. Quake comes off the ropes and splashes Taker quickly. Quake looks to roll Taker over to the casket but Taker stops him by grabbing Quake by the throat and gets to his feet. Quake breaks free and begins to exchange right hands. Taker comes off the ropes and ducks a clothesline from Quake. Taker leaps into the air and delivers a clothesline but Quake only staggers into a corner. Taker delivers several strikes in the corner until he wrenches Quake’s arm and climbs the top rope where Taker hits his signature arm strike. Taker signals for the tombstone but isn’t able to lift Quake up who clubs away on Taker’s lower back and puts him in a bear hug. Quake backs Taker into a corner and shoulder rams Taker a few times before backing off to the middle of the ring. Quake charges looking for a running back splash but Taker side steps and Quake hits the corner hard. Quake stumbles out of the corner and Taker choke slams Quake! Taker kneels towards Bearer who instructs Taker to roll Quake into the casket. Taker grabs Quake and rolls him into the casket before slamming the casket door shut to win the bout! (6:31, 1/2*)
After the match, Taker poses to the crowd and leaves the ring with Bearer pushing the casket to the backstage area.

Backstage, Todd Pettengill is standing with Team Hart. Bret Hart says that tonight Hart Family will show that when a family sticks together they can overcome anything. He doesn’t care how much money DiBiase has, it can never amount to the amount of heart he and his family have.

Fourth Contest: Ted DiBiase/IRS/Shawn Michaels/Diesel defeated Bret Hart/Owen Hart/Jim Neidhart/Chris Benoit:
First Elimination: Diesel pinned Jim Neidhart following a jackknife power bomb @5:52
Second Elimination: Owen Hart pinned IRS following a missile dropkick @8:06
Third Elimination: Diesel pinned Owen Hart after hitting a big boot as Owen looked for a top rope cross body @12:32.
Fourth Elimination: Bret Hart pinned Diesel @16:19 after countering a power bomb attempt with an inside cradle.
Fifth Elimination: Ted DiBiase forced Chris Benoit to pass out after avoiding a diving head butt and locked in the Million Dollar Dream @20:04.
Final Elimination: Ted DiBiase hit Bret Hart with a steel briefcase while the referee was distracted by Shawn Michaels on the apron. DiBiase put the Million Dollar Dream on Hart to earn the TKO victory for his team.
Survivors: Ted DiBiase and Shawn Michaels (27:24, ***1/4 )
After the match, DiBiase stood over Bret Hart and shoved a hundred dollar bill in his mouth before letting out a victorious laugh while Michaels posed.

Bobby Heenan leaves the announcers table to enter the ring and introduce the former WWF World Champion, Ric Flair for an interview. Flair makes his way down to the ring strutting and wooing as the fans great him with jeers. Heenan welcomes Flair back to the World Wrestling Federation saying that everyone has missed Flair. Flair thanks Heenan for the kind words and says that he is hear to make a statement, to issue a challenge. Flair talks about debuting in the World Wrestling Federation back in 1991 and having one man on his mind Hulk Hogan. Flair recalls seeing Hogan appear at Saturday Nights Main Event back in October to promote his new film. Flair asks Heenan if this is Hollywood or professional wrestling, which Heenan responds with pro wrestling, champ. Flair also mentions that Hogan said he might be returning to the WWF. Hogan, I want you to comeback here. I’ll do whatever it takes to get you in the ring at the grandest stage of them all, WrestleMania X. We need to know who the true icon of professional wrestling is, unless you are a coward. Flair believes that everyone has been waiting years to see them compete against one another at WrestleMania and Flair is issuing the challenge to Hogan. Hogan, in order to proclaim yourself as an icon, to proclaim yourself as the greatest wrestler to ever live, brother, you have to beat the real icon, the Nature Boy Ric Flair. I’ll see you at WrestleMania unless you are the coward I’ve always known you to be. Flair shakes hands with Heenan before leaving the ring as McMahon wonders if Hogan will accept the challenge issued by Flair.

Backstage, Todd Pettengill interviews Team Perfect. Perfect starts off saying that he knows he has the best possible team to help him get another shot at WWF World Champion Lex Luger and tonight they will have the perfect ending. Razor Ramon chimes in telling Model that the Bad Guy is pumped up and looking to smash his pretty face with his fist. Tatanka tells Lawler that he has nowhere to run or hide as he is going to get revenge for Chief Jay Strongbow. Lastly, the Steiner Brothers say that tonight, the Quebecers will suffer the same defeat they recently suffered on RAW.

Backstage, Mean Gene interviews Team Luger. WWF World Champion Lex Luger talks about beating Perfect at WrestleMania IX and at the King of the Ring. Luger believes tonight will be no different since he has the superior team with him. Johnny Polo speaks on behalf of the Quebecers saying that his guys will pin the Steiner Brothers to get another shot at the titles that belong to them to begin with. Rick Martel tells Razor Ramon that after tonight it is only a matter of time until the WWF Intercontinental Championship is held by a deserving man. Jerry Lawler finishes off the segment by telling Tatanka he will be put in the hospital bed right next to the crippled Chief Jay Strongbow.

Main Event: Mr. Perfect/WWF World Tag Team Champions Steiner Brothers/WWF Intercontinental Champion Razor Ramon/Tatanka defeated WWF World Champion Lex Luger/The Quebecers/Rick Martel/Jerry Lawler:
First Elimination: Lex Luger pinned Rick Steiner @ 7:19 following a running forearm smash.
Second Elimination: Scott Steiner pinned Quebecer Jacques @ 9:11 following the Frankensteiner
Third Elimination: Scott Steiner pinned Quebecer Pierre @ 10:46 following a double under hook power bomb.
Fourth Elimination: Lex Luger forced Scott Steiner to pass out to the Torture Rack @13:39
Fifth Elimination: Tatanka was counted out after being planted by Lawler with a pile driver on the floor @16:02
Sixth Elimination: Razor Ramon pinned Jerry Lawler @19:19 following the Razors Edge.
Seventh Elimination: Rick Martel pinned Razor Ramon @23:12 after countering the Razors Edge with a rollup and used the ropes for leverage.
Eighth Elimination: Mr. Perfect pinned Rick Martel @25:04 with the Perfect Plex.
Final Elimination: Mr. Perfect pinned Lex Luger @30:49 after blocking a backdrop attempt and hitting the Perfect Plex.
Survivor: Mr. Perfect (30:49, **1/2)
After the match, Perfect stands on the middle rope while Luger rolls to the floor to grab his championship. Perfect points towards Luger signaling that he is coming for the championship at the Royal Rumble!

WWF Superstars 11/27/1993
1. Jim Neidhart defeated Kevin White in 2:33 following a power slam.
2. Survivor Series Hype Video: A video promoting what happened at Survivor Series is aired. Stills from the main event, featuring Perfect pinning Luger is shown. Also, DiBiase defeating the Hart Family is promoted. Lastly, the Undertaker laying Earthquake to rest is highlighted.
3. The Heavenly Bodies defeated Mike Reyes/David Sanchez in 2:15 when Pritchard pinned Reyes.
4. Jeff Jarrett defeated Barry Martinez in 2:58 following a jumping DDT.
5. Mr. Perfect Hype Video: Another video hyping up Mr. Perfect’s quest to win the WWF World Championship is aired. Can Mr. Perfect finally win the WWF World Championship at the Royal Rumble?
6. Bret Hart defeated IRS in 8:04 with the Sharpshooter. After the match, Hart kept the hold on for several more moments as Ted DiBiase stood on the aisle way teasing he may enter the ring, but never did. Hart let go of the hold and motioned towards DiBiase to close the show.

WWF Wrestling Challenge 11/28/1993
1. Ludvig Borga defeated Marty Jannetty in 8:11 following a shoulder breaker.
2. Survivor Series Hype Video: A video promoting what happened at Survivor Series is aired. Stills from the main event, featuring Perfect pinning Luger is shown. Also, DiBiase defeating the Hart Family is promoted. Lastly, the Undertaker laying Earthquake to rest is highlighted.
3. Owen Hart defeated John Paul in 3:15 following a missile dropkick.
4. The Smoking Gunns defeated Greg Wright/Barry Horowitz in 2:44 when Bart pinned Horowitz.
5. Paul Bearer Interview: A pre-tape promo by Paul Bearer is aired as he is standing in a muggy graveyard. Bearer notes how his Undertaker defeated the mighty Earthquake just as he said he would. Now, the Undertaker has new focus. Bearer reveals that the Undertaker is looking to come after the WWF World Championship and whomever gets in his way to will suffer the ultimate punishment.
6. WWF Intercontinental Champion Razor Ramon defeated Quebecer Jacques in 7:53 following the Razors Edge. After the match, Rick Martel attacked Ramon and managed to put the Boston Crab on the champion. The show came to a close with Martel keeping the hold on and Ramon yelling in agony.

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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