WWF RAW 5/24/1993
Written By: Bob Colling
World Wrestling Federation presents RAW
From: Manhattan Center, New York City
RAW Opening Video
Vince McMahon, Randy Savage and Bobby Heenan hype up the debut of Adam Bomb tonight. They also promote Mr. Perfect taking on Doink in a King of the Ring qualifying match.
Doink comes down to the ring, but Lord Alfred Hayes is standing with another Doink. Doink claims it’s an “allusion”.
Mr. Perfect defeated Doink the Clown to qualify for the 1993 King of the Ring: Before the match, Lord Alfred Hayes is outside standing with another Doink. Doink attacks Perfect the bell and uses the towel to choke Perfect for a few moments. Doink wraps the towel around the neck of Perfect and tosses him across the ring. Perfect comes back with a couple of right hands and uses the towel to knock Doink down. Perfect with a series of chops, but Doink comes back with a few of his own. Doink with a leg trip and works on the left knee of Doink. Perfect wraps Doink’s knee around the ring post as RAW goes to commercial. Back from break, Perfect stomps away on Doink in the corner. Doink with a boot to the gut and chops away on Perfect in the corner. Doink tosses Perfect over the top to the floor and leaps off the apron connecting with a double axe handle. Doink with a overhand chop on Perfect who is on the apron. Doink knocks Perfect down to the floor with a right hand. Doink pulls Perfect back into the ring and takes Perfect down with a fireman’s carry slam but Perfect locks in a head scissors. Doink stomps away on Perfect as he gets out of the hold. Doink with a arm breaker but Perfect is able to counter and stomps on the left knee of Doink. Perfect goes back to work on the left knee. Perfect with a chop and locks in a leg lock but Doink isn’t giving up. Doink manages to rake Perfect’s eyes and sends him to the floor. Doink sends Perfect shoulder first into the ring post. Perfect takes Doink down and goes back to work on Doink with a stomp to the knee. Doink wraps Perfect’s right elbow around the ring post. Doink chokes Perfect for a couple of moments. Doink with a overhand wrist lock but Perfect isn’t giving in. Doink stomps on the elbow of Perfect as the fans chant for Crush. Doink with a hammerlock scoop slam for a near fall and RAW goes to commercial. Back from break, Perfect with a atomic drop and a clothesline. Doink sends Perfect into the middle turnbuckle head first. Perfect ducks a clothesline and clotheslines Doink over the top to the floor. A second Doink comes running down to the ring and pulls Doink under the ring. The new Doink enters the ring and works on Perfect in the corner. Doink monkey flips Perfect down and plays to the crowd. Perfect blocks a backdrop and connects with the Perfect Plex for the win! ***¼
After the match, the two Doink’s attack Perfect. Crush storms the ring and cleans house to save Perfect.
The King of the Ring report with Gene is next. This week, WWF World Heavyweight Champion Hulk Hogan actually cuts a promo on his upcoming match against Yokozuna. Hogan really just promotes himself and his five title reigns.
Second Contest: WWF World Tag Team Champions Money Inc. defeated Mike Bell/Tony DeVito: Just a squash for the tag team champions. IRS pins DeVito in four minutes.
Third Contest: Crush defeated Bobby Who: Crush wins via submission with the Cona Vice in three and half minutes.
Vince McMahon calls out Razor Ramon for an interview this week. Ramon says that no one beats him. McMahon decides to remind Ramon that he lost last week to a unknown kid named.. “The Kid”. Ramon offers $2,500 for another shot at the “little cockroach”. Bret Hart comes down and insults Ramon. Hart questions Ramon’s skills after being unable to defeat a “lower tier wrestler”.
Main Event: Adam Bomb defeated Phil Apollo: Johnny Polo is the manger of Adam Bomb. Bomb is about the same height of The Undertaker and is in pretty good shape. Bomb picks up the win in his debut following a power bomb.
Vince McMahon interviews Bam-Bam Bigelow about his WWF Intercontinental title shot next week against Marty Jannetty. Well, they don’t really promote the match, but rather the feud between Luna Vachon and Sherri Martel as apparently both women will be at ringside for the contest.
End of show
My Take: Perfect/Doink match was good for what it was intended to be. Adam Bomb has the look and appears to be decent in the ring so that could possibly mean good things for him. Hogan didn’t really do the job in hyping up Yokozuna and just promoted himself. Ramon looks to be getting back into a feud with Bret Hart after their segment.