Gleed's Retro Raw Blog – May 1993 Raw: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly


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Gleed's Retro Raw Blog – May 1993 Raw: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
2014-05-31 11:33:22


By Haydn Gleed

What you should watch from Raw's in May 1993

May 17, 1993 Edition Of Raw: Hands down the best Raw that I've seen in 1993 so far. You had a big historical moment like the Razor Ramon and 1-2-3 Kid feud and you had an amazing match between Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty over the IC title. If you have the network, go out of your way to watch this show. Even for the disaster that was Kamala vs Yokozuna, more about that later.

Shawn Michaels: Everything he did during this month was fantastic, from the mini-feud with Jim Duggan which resulted in the first ever lumberjack match in the WWF to the previously mentioned match against Marty Jannetty. He also had other stand out moments such as the street brawl with Mr Perfect where he got throw feet first onto the windshield of a passing car. Shawn was just terrific in everything he did during this month on Raw.

Bobby "The Brain" Heenan: I can see my love for Bobby getting old quickly, but The Brain was really on this month. I don't know if it's my sense of humour but anytime that man opened up his mouth I was pretty much chucking to myself.

What you should avoid from Raw's in May 1993

Format Of Raw: I ranted about this towards the end of May. They had some really good matches, but they were putting them on first. They would have the big main event match to kick off the show and then 3 or 4 squash matches. In my mind that's completely the opposite of what it should be. Surely the best way to keep viewers would be to have squash matches first with angles in between and build up towards the main event.

Bob Backlund: Backlund continues to bore me with everything he does. I know he was supposed to be the goody goody babyface at the time, but my mind just switched off whenever he came to the ring.

Kamala vs Yokozuna: My god was this match bad. I had actually had some intrigue going into this that it might be surprisingly decent, I couldn't have been more wrong.

Who was that wrestler?

Adam Bomb: Adam Bomb (real name Bryan Clark) started his career in the dying days of the AWA in 1990 and moved through different promotions until he reached the WWF in May 1993. He was billed as being a survivor of the famous Three Mile Island accident in Pennsylvania, which is where the play on words Adam Bomb came in.

You gotta know that this was a gimmick thought up in creative which Vince loved and they had waiting for the guy with the right look.

Although I thought Adam Bomb looked hugely impressive physically, his matches weren't particularly good. At the same time, it always seemed like the WWF never really got behind him for whatever reason. As I'm writing this, I'm struggling to think of any feud he was actually involved in.

After he left the WWF in 1995, he didn't show up on the national radar until 1997 when he joined WCW. He came in as a character named Wrath. He wore a helmet. Really, that's all I remember of Bryan Clark in the early days of his run in WCW.

The big push of his career came in late 1998/1999 where he went on an undefeated streak, but injury struck and he was out for a year with a torn ACL.

When he returned, he was put with Brian Adams (aka Crush) to form the tag team Kronik. I always found this tag team to be quite good fun, but I do like a big man tag team. They went on to hold the WCW World Tag Team Championship on two different occasions.

When WWE bought out WCW in 2001, both men were out injured, with Clark out with appendicitis. They were brought into the WWE in September 2001 and had a PPV match against Kane & The Undertaker. This was possibly one of the worst tag team matches in the history of WWF/E.

Clark was released due to a nagging neck injury, and after Brian Adams was later released from WWE they went on to reform Kronik on the independent scene. Their last match came in January 2003 against Keiji Mutoh & Goldberg before Clark was forced to retire due to injuries. At last check, he was living in Arizona.

Stat Attack

-In the five Raw episodes of May 1993, there was one hour and 56 minutes of wrestling not including the commercials.

-With the ad's taken out, the 5 Raw's totaled three hours and 24 minutes of TV time. This meant that roughly 57 percent of the shows had in-ring content.

-In total, there was 24 matches on the 5 Raw's, meaning nearly 5 matches per show.

-The longest match was the lumberjack match involving Shawn Michaels and Jim Duggan, which clocked in at 13 minutes and 5 seconds. The second longest match was the disappointing Mr Perfect vs Doink match at 11 minutes and 44 seconds, followed in third by the first Michaels/Duggan match at 11 minutes and 14 seconds.

-Shawn Michaels had the most in ring time during the Raw's in May 1993, by wrestling a total of 33 minutes and 23 seconds.

-Michaels was involved in 29 percent of all in ring action during the Raw TV shows in May.

-Michaels, Jim Duggan and the 1-2-3 Kid all had three matches in May.

-21 of the matches saw clean finishes and there were three screwy finishes.

-20 of the matches ended in a pinfall, two via countout, and one match each for DQ and a submission hold.

-Zack Ryder turned eight years old during May 1993.

-One Welsh retro reviewer fell asleep while watching an episode of Raw from May 1993, and woke up to find 4000 pages of the letter S that his nose had been pressing on.

If you have any feedback at all I would love to hear it. Send me an email to haydn.gleed@gmail.com or hit my up on twitter @haydngleed

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