Gleed's WWE Raw Retro Coverage – August 16 1993: Million Dollar Man vs. 1-2-3 Kid, Marty Jannetty vs. Bastion Booger and Little Macho Man is a playa’


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Gleed's WWE Raw Retro Coverage – August 16 1993: Million Dollar Man vs. 1-2-3 Kid, Marty Jannetty vs. Bastion Booger and Little Macho Man is a playa’
2014-08-18 17:32:11


By Haydn Gleed

WWF Raw on the USA Network
Alexander Bay, New York at the Castle Recreation Center

Raw opened with the usual opening music and graphics, followed by Vince, in his gravelly voice, welcomed us to Monday Night Raw. Over the loud speakers, Money Money Money could be heard and down the aisle walked "The Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase. As he stepped inside the ring, highlights were shown from two weeks prior to this show, where the 1-2-3 Kid upset DiBiase by beating him with a rollup thanks to a distraction by Razor Ramon...

With entrance music, albeit slightly generic, 1-2-3 Kid made his entrance, slapping hands with the crowd down the aisle. Vince introduced Bobby "The Brain" Heenan and "Macho Man" Randy Savage who joined him on commentary...

1. "Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase vs. 1-2-3 Kid. The Kid stayed on the outside of the ring for a while, looking slightly apprehensive. The crowd started chanting 1-2-3, which seemed to give The Kid some encouragement.

He climbed into the ring, and DiBiase attacked him while he was climbing through the ropes. DiBiase maintained the vicious offence which 1-2-3 Kid sold like a trooper, until he rolled to the outside. Vince announced that Razor was on the phone. Vince asked without him around, what are the 1-2-3 Kids chances? Razor said this Kid does things that no one has seen before, and they talked it over and he has a few surprises for DiBiase. Vince asked if he had any advise to give to the Kid. Razor said he can't tell Vince because he heard he has a big mouth, but he had told the Kid a few secrets, but he made him promise to leave a little piece of the rich man for him at SummerSlam.

DiBiase looked confident in the ring while The Kid crawled back in. Again DiBiase attacked him and viciously beat on him again. He whipped him across the ring and The Kid bounced out of the corner and went again to the outside. This time DiBiase chased him, Kid got back in the ring and caught him with a crossbody followed by a number of drop kicks.

The Kid charged at Ted in the corner but DiBiase caught him with the elbow. In the corner DiBiase unloaded with a few punches. He tried to charge at Kid but the Kid moved. He went up top, and came off with a crossbody for a close two count. 1-2-3 again went to the top but IRS came down to ringside area and attacked the 1-2-3 Kid. The ref called for the bell and DQ'd The Million Dollar Man...

1-2-3 Kid beat The Million Dollar Man Ted DiBiase in 4:45 via DQ.

After the bell, both The Million Dollar Man and IRS laid the boots into The Kid. The Steiner Brothers charged the ring and attacked Money Inc, clearing them from the ring. The Steiner Brothers and the 1-2-3 Kid were left in the ring staring down Money Inc....

Retro Verdict: The match was good while it lasted. Although Ted DiBiase was on offense for long periods, that's the story they were telling at the time with The Kid, and he sold it so well. Razor came off as the coolest guy in the room while speaking on the phone, which was good, and babyfaces coming in to save another babyface? Who would have funked it?

They showed the commentators at ringside, while they talked about the fact that in the record books, it was another loss by Ted DiBiase to the 1-2-3 Kid. Vince promoted Bastion Booger against Marty Jannetty for later, while the Macho Man said he had a little surprise again for us later...

Retro Verdict: My god, Bastion Booger, please god no!!! I don't want to rant no more!!!!

After the break, The Headshrinkers made their entrance led be Afa. In the ring were their opponents, Mike Khoury & Dave Moraldo...

2. The Headshrinkers vs. Mike Khoury and Dave Moraldo. One of the jobbers was sporting a well dodgy looking moustache, so much so he deserved to be beaten senseless. As the bell rang, the Headshrinkers prepared in the corner with Afa. They then proceeded to attack both men, before Samu started the match and hit a stiff looking kick.

Following the kick, Samu rolled the victim to his corner and his partner tagged in. He proceeded to get a beating by firstly Samu, before Fatu tagged in and they hit a number of double team manoeuvres. Fatu was on the offence, and the guy who took the original kick hadn't moved an inch. Afa shouted at the camera that they wanted a shot at the title, before Fatu hit a splash from the top for the 1-2-3...

The Headshrinkers beat Mike Khoury and Dave Moraldo in 3:34.

Retro Verdict: The Headshrinkers looked brutal in this match. The stiff kick to the first guy (they never said who was who, my apologies) was vicious and the guy sold it like a trooper, he literally didn't move an inch.

We came back from commercial and we saw a shot of Bastion Booger from below his belly, eating an ice cream...

Retro Verdict: I just threw up in my mouth. I was a huge guy, I mean so big that in the last 12 months I've lost 4 stone and I'm still a big guy so I'm used to big fella's, but still this 5 second clip just disturbed me and will haunt my dreams.

Back from another break, Bastion was already in the ring before the Rockers theme music hit and out came Marty with his bright yellow and pink tassels...

3. Bastion Booger vs. Marty Jannetty. We started the match with Bastion Booger offering a test of strength with Marty. The camera focused on the red, white and blue wrist bands that Jannetty was wearing in support of Lex Luger. Marty was no match power wise, but used his speed and agility to get out of the test and gave him the run around.

Marty hit a number of hip tosses, which was a sight to see, before he hit a drop kick which knocked Bastion to the outside. Marty climbed to the top rope and hit a diving punch. Marty got back in the ring, before using the top rope for leverage and hit a crossbody. Booger made his way into the ring, but Marty grabbed his arm and wrapped it around the ring post twice before we went to a break...

Back from the commercials, Booger threw Marty to the outside, but he grabbed the ankle and dragged Bastion to the outside. He worked on him on the outside, but Bastion threw Marty into the ring post. He then set up for a splash against the post which he hit.

Back in the ring, Bastion hit a back body drop on Marty and hammered away on the back of Jannetty. The crowd were trying to get behind Marty with Marty chants. Booger went for another backbody drop, but Marty flipped over the top, tried to use the momentum to flip Booger backwards, but he sat down. The referee started to count, but at two Jannetty wrapped his legs around Booger arms and used the advantage to get the 1-2-3....

Marty Jannetty beat Bastion Booger in 6:24 via pinfall.

Retro Verdict: Ok I'll admit this wasn't as awful as I imagined, but that was all thanks to the speed and the movement of Jannetty. When Bastion was on advantage he was so slow and plodding. In fact, the commentators were focusing on Bastions hump on his back, and Booger was taking so long to get to the next move that I found myself re-writing the song Humps by the Black Eyed Peas, "His hump, his hump, it's Bastion's freaky hump".

Vince McMahon was in the ring after the break, and he introduced Money Inc. They made their way to the ring with serious looks on their faces. Vince said he doesn't see faces of very happy campers. IRS said he wants to say something. First of all the 1-2-3 Kid got a taste of what is going to happen at SummerSlam.

Vince mentioned to DiBiase that he will get a taste of Razor Ramon at SummerSlam. DiBiase said he hopes that Razor and The Steiners were paying attention when they put the boots into the kid. He said at SummerSlam Razor will pay the price.

Vince said lets talk about the Steiner Brothers, he's not even sure that Money Inc. will get to SummerSlam as they have a match in a steel cage with the Steiners coming up the Sunday before event. Irwin said it's the Steiners who should be worried as they will take the belts before they get to SummerSlam. DiBiase put over Steiners before saying they have a combined IQ of 10 and they have been lucky.

Vince hyped up the steel cage match as the most gruelling match in the WWF. DiBiase asked if he thought they didn't know how to use a weapon and laughed. Irwin said the M on the Steiners jacket means Moron, and they are going to show the whole world that they have what it takes to beat the Steiner Brothers in the steel cage... Randy Savage told us not to change the channel, as we would see MOM in action next...

Retro Verdict: Meh. There was a lot of talking but nothing was really said if you know what I mean. They hyped up the special before SummerSlam, but just felt like they were saying the same things 3 or 4 times, especially IRS. Could have cut this in half and it would have been better.

Back from commercials, MOM made their way to the ring with Oscer telling everyone to put their arms in the air like they just don't care...

Retro Verdict: He asked the crowd, what's up? Well he didn't but that's what was going through my head.

In the ring were there opponents, Iron Mike Sharpe and Barry Horowitz. Mable burnt a whole through them with an intense stare...

4. Men On A Mission vs. Iron Mike Sharpe and Barry Horowitz. Mo and Barry Horowitz started, and Barry screamed again as he got hit with a back body drop. Mabel tagged in and hit a massive legdrop on Barry, which stopped him screaming.

Mabel picked him up and threw him across the ring to allow him to tag in Iron Mike. Mable quickly took the advantage, and tagged in Mo. They hit a double elbow on Iron Mike before Mo slowed it down with some methodical offence. Mo and Mabel hit quite an impressive double team in the corner where Mabel swung Mo around a couple of times before firing him towards the corner where Iron Mike Sharpe was standing. The ending came when Mo climbed to the top and hit a bulldog on Mabel which forced the big man down with authority on Iron Mike...

MOM beat Iron Mike Sharpe and Barry Horowitz in 2:12 via pinfall.

Retro Verdict: Fun energetic match, which provided a nice bit of light relief.

We came back from the final commercial break, with Bam Bam Bigelow coming down to the ring with Luna. His opponent was announced as Rich Myers, and he was sporting a dodgy moustache too...

5. Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Rich Myers. Luna aimed an air headbutt in Rich's direction before going to the outside and screaming, as you do. Rich put Bam Bam in a headlock, and that was the only offence the poor guy had during the whole match.

Bam Bam picked him up and hit a back suplex on Myers. He used his power to knock down Myers and stomped him on the mat. He whipped Rich to the other side and splashed him in the corner like a bug.

He man handled Myers some more, while Bobby Heenan said that Luna was a beautiful specimen of womanhood. He said he likes to se veins on a women's scalp. Bam Bam jawed at the crowd who responded in kind. Macho Man hyped a surprise at the end of the show. In the ring, Bam Bam picked up Myers into a vertical suplex before just dropping him.

He went to the top rope and hit a flying headbutt for the 1-2-3...

Bam Bam Bigelow beat Rich Myers in 4:07.

Retro Verdict: Standard squash match that showcased Bam Bam's moveset and the craziness of Luna. Bobby Heenan cracked me up on his commentary during this match.

Macho Man's music hit, and Little Macho came out leading a line of beautiful women who were pretty much wearing nothing. He led them into the ring while they did a lap of honour. Bobby Heenan wolf whistled and was in general slightly sexist, as you do. Vince hyped the SummerSlam spectacular as we went off the air...

Retro Verdict: My lord, stop it with the Little Macho Man. I don't care he led out a line of beautiful women to the ring, it only appealed to the horny males in the crowd and was just a waste of TV time. Just make him go away now please.

Aside from Little Macho Man, this was a decent enough show. We had a good match brewing between The Million Dollar Man and the 1-2-3 Kid and dare I say a decent match between Bastion Booger and Marty Jannetty. The jobber matches were fun, and showcased the main roster guys well, which is what you want.

The hype for SummerSlam was a bit lacklusture which was a shame as the card looked good on paper and deserverd more hype. Speaking of which, this was the last Raw before SummerSlam, despite it being two weeks before the PPV. They actually took three weeks off between this show and the next Raw on September 13 - one week because they had a special preview show on SummerSlam, and two weeks off because they were replaced by the U.S. Open.

This also means there won't be any Retro Raw's for the next three weeks, but rest assured there will be some 1993 Retro WWF reviews. I'll have my Good, Bad, Ugly blog for you guys next week, as well as a review of SummerSlam 1993 which was held on August 30, 1993, so that should be up around the 21st anniversary of the event.

If you want to talk old school WWF Raw, hit me up on twitter @haydngleed or by email at haydn.gleed@gmail.com

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