Rock Star Gary reflects on WWF Monday Night RAW 11-15-1993
By Rock Star Gary on 4th February 2019
Taped from Bushkill, PA
Airdate: November 15, 1993
Hosted by Vince McMahon & Bobby “The Brain” Heenan
Can Pierre Ouellet survive against Lex Luger? Also, Ramon and Diesel show off their talents. Included is al a developing story. Let’s rock!
Due to his actions last week, “Macho Man” Randy Savage will not appear this week.
Match 1 (non-title): WWF Intercontinental champion Razor Ramon versus the Brooklyn Brawler
- According to Vince, the “Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels was reinstated this past Saturday and will replace Jerry “The King” Lawler at the PPV.
- Brawler attacked Ramon before the bell, tried to WALLOP him with the belt, but referee Joey Marella swiped it away from him.
- When he gave Ramon a series of cross corner whips, Brawler ate boot on his follow-through.
- Ramon then bulldogged him and landed a discus punch.
- As he delivered a fallaway slam, Ramon hooked an abdominal stretch.
- Brawler escaped and hit a back elbow.
- After Heenan got exceedingly excited about Michaels’ involvement at the PPV, he accidentally referred to the Hart clan as the “Fart Hamily.” HA!
- Nonetheless, Ramon delivered the Razor’s Edge and pinned Brawler.
- Ramon won.
Summary: Showcase match for Ramon.
A pre-recorded promo by Crush airs as he cuts a promo on Savage.
Promo airs for Survivor Series Showdown featuring Bret versus Yokozuna for the WWF title. It will air on 11/21 @ 7pm ET on USA. Unfortunately, it’s not on the WWE Network.
Promotional consideration paid for the following: ICOPRO and WWF action figures.
Match 2: The Headshrinkers (w/ Afa) versus Mike Moraldo & Mike Bucci
- With Lawler and Savage unavailable for commentary this week on Superstars, Reo Rogers will step in for color commentary. The less said about him the better.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2I4VkXzXxNU
- Moraldo tagged in and dropkicked Bucci atop Fatu for 2.
- As Fatu rebounded with a crescent kick, Samu tagged in, and the Headshrinkers flapjacked Moraldo.
- While Samu distracted referee Tim White, Fatu gave Moraldo the business in the heel corner. How dastardly!
- Samu slammed Moraldo and tagged in Fatu.
- After Fatu delivered a backbreaker, Samu tagged in, and the Headshrinkers hit a double Stroke on Moraldo.
- Fatu tagged in, mounted the top turnbuckle, and provided Moraldo with a flying splash.
- The Headshrinkers won.
Summary: Showcase match for the Headshrinkers.
We then revisit Superstars from this past weekend when the All-Americans replaced Tatanka with the Undertaker. Obviously, Undertaker’s a dead man resurrected from an earlier time in American history.
Match 3: WWF tag team champion Pierre Ouellet (w/ Johnny Polo) versus Lex Luger
- Luger gave Ouellet a HARD cross corner whip to injure the back.
- When Luger gave him another cross corner whip, Ouellet took a sternum-first bump.
- Luger then delivered a belly-to-back suplex for 2.
- As Ouellet gave Luger a cross corner whip, he ate boot on his follow-through.
- Luger then clotheslined him for another 2.
- When Polo caused a distraction, Ouellet charged at Luger on the floor but got backdropped.
- Following a commercial break, Luger blocked a hip toss but ate a clothesline.
- Polo then distracted Luger again, so Ouellet CREAMED Luger sending him to the floor.
- After Ouellet leaped from the apron and hit a double axe handle, he rammed Luger face-first into the steps.
- Upon beating the count, Ouellet leaped from the apron and delivered a second double axe handle.
- He then rammed Luger back-first into the ring post and got 2.
- When he supplied Luger with a running guillotine, Ouellet slammed him.
- He then delivered a Vader bomb for another 2.
- Following another commercial break, Ouellet hit a piledriver but only got 2.
- He then slammed Luger, mounted the top turnbuckle, and botched a guillotine leg drop for another 2. OUCH!
- GTFOH, Shawn, and go rellish your “victory” over Bret in my Monday Night War reflection.
- As he delivered a sidewalk slam, Ouellet remounted the top turnbuckle but missed a somersault senton.
- Luger then backdropped and clotheslined Ouellet twice.
- After he powerslammed Ouellet, Luger got 2.
- He then placed Ouellet atop the top turnbuckle, joined, but got nailed.
- When he slammed Ouellet down to the mat, Luger hammered an incoming Polo.
- He then landed a flying forearm and pinned Ouellet.
- As a result, Luger won.
Summary: If you wondered why Luger-Borga matches were tanking the house show circuit around this time, look no further than this match as Luger failed to carry Ouellet to a respectable match on national TV.
Promotional consideration paid for by the following: WWF Royal Rumble video game.
After the match, Ouellet is OUT COLD despite Polo’s and Jacques Rougeau’s best efforts.
Promo airs for Survivor Series LIVE on PPV on 11/24. Order NOW!
Ouellet exits the ring via stretcher.
Promo airs for Survivor Series Showdown this Sunday on USA.
Match 4: Diesel versus Sid Garrison
- Diesel delivered a backbreaker but missed an elbow drop.
- As he hit a gutwrench slam, Diesel provided Garrison with a sidewalk slam.
- He then supplied Garrison with a running guillotine before landing a big boot.
- When he delivered an elbow drop, Diesel pinned Garrison.
Summary: Showcase match for Diesel. Again, I ask that SOMEONE give Diesel a true finisher.
SURVIVOR SERIES REPORT: Joe Fowler Todd Pettengill runs down the card:
- The All-Americans (Luger, Undertaker, & the Steiners) versus the Foreign Fanatics (Yokozuna, Borga, & the Quebecers)
- Razor Ramon, Mr. Perfect, Marty Jannetty, and the 1-2-3 Kid versus IRS, the “Model” Rick Martel, Diesel, & Adam Bomb
- Bam Bam Bigelow, Bastion Booger, & the Headshrinkers versus four Doinks
- For the Smoky Mountain tag team titles, the Rock’n’Roll Express defend against the Heavenly Bodies
Call the Survivor Series hotline at 1-900-454-4WWF.
Vignette #5 for J-E-F-F J-A-R-R-E-T-T includes a cameo from Jacqueline (a.k.a. Miss Texas).
Vince then plugs Survivor Series Showdown this Sunday on USA.
Conclusion: I realize that the **cough**missing**cough** show on Sunday is the true go-home show for the PPV, but if this is all we have, the PPV will sink to new depths.
TV Rating: 3.1
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