WWF Monday Night RAW 4-5-93

Taped from New York, NY

Airdate: April 5, 1993 (taped 3/22)

Attendance: 1,000 (sold out)

Hosted by Vince McMahon & “Macho Man” Randy Savage

Lawler makes his RAW debut, so this episode is special, right? There couldn’t be celebrity guests trying to attach themselves to this glorious moment, are there?

No thanks, Meg, but I’ll take some onion rings.

Opening montage.

Normally, I don’t comment on the intros, but Vince had to be cringing when Savage DIDN’T wear a toga at WrestleMania IX because he mentions that Savage WORE a toga during the intro. Oops.

Well, you can’t say he doesn’t have good taste, Salma.

Match 1: Bam Bam Bigelow versus Virgil


Rating: **

Summary: While the finish was never in doubt, the match was competitive and entertaining for the most part.

Lawler comes to the ring, grabs the microphone, insults the Manhattan faithful, and leaves due to a persistent “Burget King” chant.

I guess you had to be there, Steven.

We then return to Caesar’s Palace where “Mean” Gene Okerlund stands alongside Fuji and Yokozuna. He then states that WWF President Jack Tunney has a “tough decision to make” concerning the WWF title.

Match 2: Bob Backlund versus Kim Chee


Rating: *

Summary: Showcase match for Backlund.

Match 3: “Jumping” Jim Brunzell versus Damien Demento


Rating: DUD

Summary: W-A-S-T-E of time.

Good to know, Snoop.

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

Lawler made a second attempt to come to the ring, but the Manhattan faithful booed him out of the building.

If that’s not common knowledge, consider me enlightened.

Promo airs for the encore of WrestleMania IX.

Match 4: Steiners versus Beverly Brothers


Rating: **1/2

Summary: Was there a sign hanging in the Manhattan Center because the Manhattan faithful were OUT TO LUNCH for this one.

At least TRY to stay out of trouble, Ben.

Promo airs for WWF Mania every Saturday at 10am ET on USA.

Match 5: Jerry “The King” Lawler versus Jim Powers


Rating: **

Summary: Powers gave it the old college try, but Lawler persevered.

Promotional consideration paid for the following: Davey Boy Smith.

Afterward, Lawler approaches the broadcast table and chastises Savage.

Conclusion: Decent episode as Lawler did his absolute best to generate heel heat. Unfortunately, this show garnered a lower than normal rating due to competing against the NCAA basketball national championship game. Gee, did anything monumental happen in that game?

TV Rating: 2.4

Stay tuned for WWF Monday Night RAW 4-12-93!

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