WWF Monday Night RAW 5-10-93

Live from New York, NY

Airdate: May 10, 1993

Attendance: 1,200 (sold out)

Hosted by Vince McMahon, “Macho Man” Randy Savage, and Bobby “The Brain” Heenan

Duggan gets another shot at the IC title, but this time it’s Paul Bunyan-style. In addition, Typhoon and Bigelow battle for a spot in the KOTR tournament. Wayne, how do you feel about leading us into the show?

In front of the Manhattan Center at 7:12PM ET, Lord Alfred Hayes interviews Michaels who cuts a promo on Duggan. Suddenly, Mr. Perfect interjects himself and brawls with Michaels into the street. Perfect then tosses Michaels atop the hood of a car DESTROYING the windshield. Officials then try to break it up, but the melee continues. When order is restored, Perfect receives cheers from the Manhattan faithful. According to Meltzer, this is a rib on ring announcer Howard Finkel because it’s his car. Let’s hope his deductible’s not too high.

Opening montage.

Match 1 (KOTR qualifier): Typhoon versus Bam Bam Bigelow

Rating: *

Summary: This was Typhoon’s final TV match in the WWF. It’ll be quite a shock to find out his next TV appearance.

Vignette airs for the incoming Smoking Gunns.

Match 2: Yokozuna (w/ Mr. Fuji) versus P.J. Walker


Rating: DUD

Summary: Showcase match for the #1 contender to the WWF title. Wayne, what are your thoughts?

KING OF THE RING REPORT: "Mean” Gene Okerlund promotes the WWF title match between Hogan and Yokozuna. Next, he mentions the participants in the tournament: Bret Hart, Lex Luger, Razor Ramon, Duggan, and Bigelow. With three spots remaining, Perfect faces Doink on Wrestling Challenge while Giant Gonzalez wrestles Tatanka on Superstars.

Match 3: Mr. Perfect versus “Iron” Mike Sharpe


Rating: *

Summary: Showcase match for Perfect.

Following a commercial break, Heenan plays puppy dog to an attractive RAW girl.

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

Match 4: Mr. Hughes (w/ Harvey Wippleman) versus the Cannonball Kid


Rating: DUD

Summary: Showcase match for Hughes. Care to help the Kid out, Garth?

Promo airs for All-American Wrestling. It airs at noon ET Sundays on USA.

Match 5 for the WWF Intercontinental title (lumberjack): The “Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels versus “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan


Rating: **

Summary: Decent main event where Michaels kept his title by the skin of his teeth. If someone can find a way to get the title off him, it’d be music to my ears.

Promotional consideration paid for by the following: WWF action figures

After the match, the ring floods with lumberjacks, and chaos ensues. Duggan then grabs his 2x4 and clears the ring to end the show.

Conclusion: Good show this week, but something tells me the pot hasn’t begun to boil yet. Am I right, Wayne and Garth?

I guess we’ll find out next week.

TV Rating: 2.5

Stay tuned for WWF Monday Night RAW 5-17-93!

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