WWF Monday Night RAW 1-25-93

Taped from New York, NY

Airdate: January 25, 1993

Attendance: 1,000 (sold out)

Hosted by Vince McMahon, Bobby “The Brain” Heenan, & Rob Bartlett

Who will be forced to leave the WWF? Will Savage repossess his hat from Repo Man? How will the New Yorkers treat Kamala? Let's find out!

Sil, you’re from Jersey. Stay on your side of the bridge!

Outside the Manhattan Center, Sean Mooney welcomes us to the show while Repo Man arrives in a tow truck. Repo Man then cuts a promo on Savage.

Opening montage.

Match 1: “Macho Man” Randy Savage versus Repo Man


Rating: *½

Summary: Savage got his revenge for Repo Man’s thievery of his cowboy hat and retrieved it.

After the match, Savage tosses Repo Man over the top rope to the floor. He then mounts the top turnbuckle, but officials prevent him from flying.

Promo airs for WrestleMania IX LIVE on PPV on 4/4. Order NOW!

Match 2: Kamala (w/ Slick) versus the Brooklyn Brawler


Rating: DUD

Summary: Showcase match for Kamala.

At ringside, Vince interviews Slick alongside Kamala. Slick then warns Harvey Wippleman and Kim Chee about revenge from Kamala. Methinks Kim Chee just got the memo.

ROYAL RUMBLE REPORT: "Mean” Gene Okerlund runs down the results of the PPV from yesterday.

Promotional consideration paid for by the following: ICOPRO and Slim Jim.

Match 3 (loser-leaves-the WWF): “Nature Boy” Ric Flair versus Mr. Perfect


Rating: ****

Summary: On his way out the door, Flair did the honors for Perfect. He would not return to the WWF until 2001.

After the match, Heenan swears like a sailor on leave. Thanks goodness it’s CENSORED. Wait a minute! I thought RAW was not supposed to be censored. Hmmm...

Promo for WWF Mania airs.

According to Vince, Flair must honor his obligations through the coming weekend. Next week, Typhoon faces Doink. In reality, Flair's last night was February 10, 1993 after wrestling nine tour dates in Europe.

Conclusion: Historical episode with a classic match for a main event. I enjoyed the contrast between the styles of the Savage and Perfect matches. Together they made for a solid show that I recommend wholeheartedly.

CORRECTION: I had originally supplied a 2.5 rating for the 1/18 episode, but, according to Meltzer, it scored a 2.8.

TV Rating: 2.6

Stay tuned for WWF Monday Night RAW 02-01-93!

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