WWF Monday Night RAW 3-1-93

Live from New York, NY

Airdate: March 1, 1993

Attendance: 1,000 (sold out)

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

Can Bret survive and retain the WWF title amidst the onslaught of the Headshrinkers? What does Doink have in store for us this week? Let’s find out!

Opening montage.

Prior to the opening match, Bartlett performs an Elvis Presley impersonation. Considering his stature, late 70s Elvis fits him accordingly.

Match 1 for the WWF title: Bret “Hitman” Hart (champion) versus Fatu (w/ Afa)


Rating: ***½

Summary: Bret overcame the heel chicanery and won a hard-fought battle. Good match!

WRESTLEMANIA IX REPORT: "Mean” Gene Okerlund announces that Money, Inc. will defend the WWF tag team titles against the MegaManiacs. Also included:

  1. Giant Gonzalez challenges Undertaker.
  2. Shawn Michaels puts the Intercontinental championship up against Tatanka.
  3. The “Narcissist” Lex Luger faces Mr. Perfect.
  4. For the WWF title, Bret wrestles against Yokozuna.

While “Elvis” eats popcorn, Vince interviews Crush who stands on the beach in Hawaii. Crush then DEMOLISHES a coconut representing Doink’s head. Their match will occur at WrestleMania IX.

Match 2: Doink the Clown versus Koko B. Ware


Rating: *

Summary: Showcase match for Doink who pulled workrate out of his bag of tricks.

“Elvis” then interviews Doink at ringside. Doink brings the gift. When Doink opens it, he pie-faces “Elvis.” HA!

Promotional consideration paid for by the following: ICOPRO, WWF action figures (featuring WCW newcomer Davey Boy Smith), and Slim Jim.

In the ring, Vince interviews Money, Inc. DiBiase mentions former CEO of American Express James Robinson along with the $10 million retirement package Robinson received. As DiBiase cuts a promo on the MegaManiacs, IRS threatens to end Hulkamania with his “beefcase.” DiBiase then confirms that the WWF tag team titles will be at stake at WrestleMania IX.

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

Match 3: The “Narcissist” Lex Luger versus PJ Walker


Rating: DUD

Summary: Showcase match for Luger.

After the match, Luger tosses Walker to the floor and humiliates him.

Match 4: Steiners versus Barry Hardy & Duane Gill


Rating: *

Summary: Showcase match for the Steiners.

Promo airs for WWF Mania each Saturday at 10AM ET on USA.

Conclusion: I can recommend this episode based upon two factors:

  1. For the wrestling, check out the WWF title match.
  2. For the comedy, witness Bartlett victimized by a gag.

TV Rating: 2.9

Stay tuned for WWF Monday Night RAW 03-08-93!

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