WWF Monday Night RAW 2-15-93

Taped from New York, NY

Airdate: February 15, 1993

Attendance: 900

Hosted by Vince McMahon, “Macho Man” Randy Savage, & Rob Bartlett

How will Beefcake fare in his return match against DiBiase? Who will win the 16-man battle royal? Let’s find out!

In the style of Saturday Night’s Main Event, Beefcake cuts a promo on DiBiase.

Afterward, DiBiase offers his rebuttal while Jimmy Hart’s compassion ekes out again.

Opening montage.

Match 1: The Steiners versus Glen Ruth & Bobby Who


Rating: **

Summary: Like autumns on the farm, this was a productive squash.

WRESTLEMANIA IX REPORT: "Mean” Gene Okerlund shills Caesar’s Palace as well as Las Vegas before running down the card:

  1. For the WWF title, Bret Hart defends against Yokozuna.
  2. Undertaker will face Giant Gonzalez.
  3. Crush wrestles Doink the Clown.

Match 2: Yokozuna (w/ Mr. Fuji) versus Ross Greenburg


Rating: ½*

Summary: Showcase match for Yokozuna.

SPECIAL REPORT: Lord Alfred Hayes details the encounter between Yokozuna and “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan (aired 2/6, taped 1/5).

Pre-recorded interview by Fuji and Yokozuna followed.

We then revisit Superstars when Giant Gonzalez destroyed three jobbers including Louie Spicolli (aired 2/13, taped 1/25).

Promotional consideration paid for by the following: ICOPRO, WWF action figures, and Slim Jim.

Match 3 (battle royal):


Bob Backlund, Berzerker, Damien Demento, Owen Hart, Kamala, Kim Chee, WWF Intercontinental champion the “Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels, Razor Ramon, Tito Santana, “Iron” Mike Sharpe, Skinner, Tatanka, Terry Taylor, Typhoon, Koko B. Ware


Rating: NONE

Summary: Match was designed as a time-filler and for Gonzalez’s interference from the beginning.

Match 4: WWF tag team champion the “Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase (w/ Jimmy Hart) versus Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake


Rating: DUD

Summary: Crapola sandwich with a side of crapola fries and a large crapola to drink.

After the match, Money, Inc. double-team Beefcake. While DiBiase holds Beefcake, IRS plans to eradicate Beefcake’s reconstructed face. Hart pleads for him not to perform such a nefarious act, so IRS shoves him out of the ring. Next, he SMASHES Beefcake in the face with his Haliburton. How dastardly!

Hart then crawls to rescue Beefcake yet Money, Inc. want to continue the carnage. When Hart begs them to leave Beefcake alone, the tag champs leave. Medical personnel and officials then remove Beefcake from the ring on a stretcher. The lasting image is Beefcake’s blood stain on the mat.

According to Vince, Beefcake possibly could have a broken nose but is upright and fine notwithstanding. Next week, Money, Inc. will be in tag team action. Also, a six-man tag match pitting Tatanka and the Nasty Boys against Michaels and the Beverly Brothers.

Conclusion: This Beefcake-Money, Inc. nonsense has to lead to something, right? Regardless, the show-ending angle is worthy of your time, so check it out!

TV Rating: 2.5

Stay tuned for WWF Monday Night RAW 02-22-93!

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