WWF Monday Night RAW 4-26-93
Live from New York, NY
Airdate: April 26, 1993
Hosted by Vince McMahon, “Macho Man” Randy Savage, and Bobby “The Brain” Heenan
Can Crush defeat Luger or is something else in the cards? What happens when MIchaels takes Manhattan? Let’s find out!
Sorry, Jason. Please don’t skewer me!
Match 1: Mr. Perfect versus Damien Demento
Summary: Showcase match for Perfect.
In a pre-recorded segment, youngster Jasmine McNeill reads an essay titled “There’s no hope with dope.” Undertaker then provides an ominous cameo to cement the message.
When we return to live action, Heenan mentions that Paul Sosnowski from Perth Amboy, NJ will propose to his girlfriend LIVE on RAW.
Match 2: Crush versus the “Narcissist” Lex Luger
Summary: While Crush brought the workrate, Doink stole his momentum and cost him the match.
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Afterward, Vince plugs qualifying matches for the tournament on Superstars such as Perfect versus Doink and Bob Backlund versus Luger.
Promotional consideration paid for by the following: ICOPRO and Davey Boy Smith.
Prior to the next match, Paul Sosnowski and his girlfriend are shown pictured within a heart.
Match 3: Mr. Hughes versus Jason Knight
Summary: Showcase match for Mr. Hughes.
After the match, Heenan continues to work the remote control as a vignette for the incoming Smoking Gunns airs.
In the ring, Vince interviews WWF Intercontinental champion the “Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels. Vince then announces a title defense for Michaels against “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan on next week’s show. Following that, Michaels refers to New York City as a “dump.” While Michaels toots his own horn, a LOUD “Shawn is Gay” chant erupts from the Manhattan faithful. Heenan clarifies it as “great” to cover it, but no one’s buying.
After he cuts a promo on Duggan, Michaels runs down the Manhattan faithful again. We then revisit WrestleMania IX when Michaels attacked Perfect backstage. He then confuses Sesame Street’s Grover with Oscar the Grouch when discussing Perfect. Speaking of Perfect, he emerges through the entrance, but officials prevent him from entering. Michaels then gets a cheap kick in, so Perfect breaks free and chases Michaels out of the ring and backstage.
Among the Manhattan faithful, New York Giants tight end Howard Cross and wide receiver Joey Smith enjoy the action.
We then revisit Superstars when Bigelow manhandled Sherri until Tatanka came to her rescue. Later in the show, Bigelow attacked Tatanka prior to the latter’s match and cut his hair. How dastardly!
Match 4: Typhoon versus Skull Von Krus
Summary: Showcase match for Typhoon.
After the match, Heenan grabs a microphone and introduces Paul Sosnowski and his girlfriend Louise. Paul then proposes marriage to Louise while Heenan questions their sexual compatibility. Yikes! After an incredulous Louise accepts, Heenan asks them if they’ll get married on RAW, but Paul refuses.
Promotional consideration paid for by the following: Slim Jim
Heenan then wants to see the engagement ring and asks how much Cracker Jacks Paul had to eat to earn the ring. HA!
Conclusion: Besides the Manhattan faithful’s penchant for sending Michaels on a one-way trip to parts of Greenwich Village, the Crush-Doink feud continues. Lest we forget, but wedding bells are ringing! I wonder if Paul and Louise are still married.
TV Rating: 3.2
Stay tuned for WWF Monday Night RAW 5-3-93!
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