The Ring Report TV Update Vol. 1, No. 17 6/27/93
(the wrestling report for the few, the proud, the totally confused)
STUPID WRESTLER TRICKS
With a straight face and a tear in his eye, BAM BAM BIGELOW
proclaimed his love for his little “LUNA-TIC” . . .
WWF NEWS BITS
To every one’s surprise this week the 1-2-3 KID actually survived his rematch with RAZOR RAMON. How’d he do it? Well, I’ll say it’s exactly how I’d do it: HE TOOK THE MONEY AND RAN. He had a car standing buy after he ran out of the ring and left a very confused Razor Ramon on the streets of New York.
IN WWF SHORT NEWS: As mentioned in “STUPID WRESTLER TRICKS,” BAM BAM BIGELOW is now in love with LUNA VACHON . . . THE STEINER BROTHERS seem to have actually held on to the WWF WORLD TAG TEAM TITLES for the entire week . . . MOM premiere on WRESTLING CHALLENGE next week . . . and BASTION BOOGER upset VIRGIL in a rematch of their “classic” match from last week . . .
WCW NEWS BITS
RIC FLAIR and BARRY WINDHAM highlighted this week’s WCW WORLD WIDE WRESTLING with two brawls outside of the ring. What were they fighting over? Believe it or not, Windham was upset with Flair because Flair STOLE HIS DRESSING ROOM! Oh, people fight over the strangest things these days!
IN WCW SHORT NEWS: BEACH BLAST CONTROL CENTERS on WCW shows this week announced a partial card for Beach Blast! Here’s a run-down for all who missed them: RIC FLAIR will face BARRY WINDHAM for the NWA WORLD TITLE . . . in a 30 minute “IRON MAN CHALLENGE” match, RICK RUDE will face DUSTIN RHODES to fill the WCW UNITED STATES TITLE . . . THE MASTERS OF THE POWER BOMB will take on STING & DAVEY BOY SMITH in the main event . . . and THE HOLLYWOOD BLONDES will face ARN ANDERSON & PAUL ROMA in a defense of their WCW/NWA WORLD TAG TEAM TITLES . . . It’s the end of the world! Yes, DUSTY RHODES may take on THE MASKED ASSASSIN on the same card! You have been warned . . . !
WWF MONDAY NIGHT RAW 6/21/93
WHAT YOU MISSED: a recap of RAZOR RAMON’S recent actions involving THE 1-2-3 KID . . . THE STEINERS over RINO RIGGINS & BARRY HARDY . . . a promo for the KOTR replay . . . DOINK faced MARTY JANETTE in a best of three falls match; Doink took the first fall, Janette pounded him with a fist drop off the top rope for the second fall, and the clown’s evil twin pinned Janette for the third fall . . . after the match RANDY SAVAGE, who had been doing commentary at ringside, charged the ring and showed the ref. the second Doink under the ring to get the match awarded to the former Rocker . . . MR. HUGHES defeated BOBBY WHO . . . and in the big rematch RAZOR RAMON and THE 1-2-3 KID wrestled to a double count-out when the Kid grabbed Razor’s $10000 and ran out of the arena to catch a waiting get away car . . .
WCW POWER HOUR 6/26/93
WHAT YOU MISSED: THE MASTERS OF THE POWER BOMB defeated TOM ZENK & JOHNNY GUNN . . . RICKY STEAMBOAT over YOSHI KWAN . . . RON SIMMONS squashed TODD ZANE . . . LORD REGAL rolled over “JUMPING” JOEY MAGGS . . . DICK SLATER destroyed PEZ WHATLEY . . . a beach blast promo announcing the big matches . . . VINNIE VEGAS & BIG SKY crunched ROB MORGAN & TJ MAVERICK . . . TEDDY LONG looked at THE HORSEMEN vs. THE HOLLYWOOD BLONDES . . . and STING & DAVEY BOY SMITH destroyed THE WRECKING CREW . . .
WWF MANIA 6/26/93
WHAT YOU MISSED: our first replay of RAZOR RAMON vs. THE 1-2-3 KID . . . LEX LUGER took off the pad on his arm to knock out OWEN HART behind the ref.’s back . . . a look a classic body slams from the past . . . PAPA SHANGO trashed TONY ROY . . . a replay of THE STEINERS prelim match from MONDAY NIGHT RAW . . . a video of guys yelling about YOKOZUNA . . . another promo for MEN ON A MISSION . . . and ADAM BOMB nuked JERRY SEAVEY . . .
WCW SATURDAY NIGHT 6/26/93
WHAT YOU MISSED: ARN ANDERSON & PAUL ROMA defeated DAN BRODE & WARREN QUINN . . . a BEACH BLAST CONTROL CENTER . . . THE WRECKING CREW interrupted an interview with TEDDY LONG . . . MAX PAYNE over DAVE HART . . . this week’s “A FLAIR FOR THE GOLD” featured DUSTY RHODES; THE MASKED ASSASSIN came out and started a shoving match with Rhodes . . . THE MASTERS OF THE POWER BOMB played “prelim. squash” . . . this week’s “WHERE’S CACTUS?” segment had KATHERINE WHITE find a clean shaven Jack living in the lower side of Cleveland with a woman named “BANG BANG”; Jack doesn’t seem to remember his time in the WCW . . . RICKY STEAMBOAT & RON SIMMONS defeated PAUL ORNDORFF and DICK SLATER when “the Dragon” pounced on Slater for the pin . . . and THE HOLLYWOOD BLONDES announced that they would defend their NWA/WCW WORLD TAG TEAM TITLES against ARN ANDERSON & PAUL ROMA at Beach Blast . . .
WCW WORLD WIDE WRESTLING 6/27/93
WHAT YOU MISSED: The show opened with a brawl in the dressing room between BARRY WINDHAM and RIC FLAIR; the were fighting over, of all things, who would get the private dressing room . . . a replay of this week’s “WHERE’S CACTUS?” segment . . . ARN ANDERSON & PAUL ROMA defeated THE WRECKING CREW . . . a replay of this week’s BEACH BLAST CONTROL CENTER . . . MARCUS ALEXANDER BAGWELL defeated JD WOLF . . . a replay of this week’s “A FLAIR FOR THE GOLD” . . . a look at MAX PAYNE injuring JOHNNY B. BADD followed by a new Payne interview . . . DUSTIN RHODES rolled up BIG SKY for the pin in the main event . . . and things ended with ANOTHER brawl between Windham and Flair . . . !
WWF SUPERSTARS OF WRESTLING 6/27/93
WHAT YOU MISSED: MR. HUGHES squashed TITO SANTANNA . . . an update on THE STEINERS winning, losing, and winning the WWF WORLD TAG TEAM TITLES . . . DOINK squashed THE UNKNOWN PRELIM . . . a taped segment from MR. FUJI & YOKOZUNA in which they ranted a bout the body slam challenge next week . . . THE HEAD SHRINKERS destroyed two prelims . . . a replay of THE 1-2-3 KID vs. RAZOR RAMON BASTION BOOGER upset VIRGIL . . . a promo for MOM . . . in an interview with BONNIE BLACKSTONE BAM BAM BIGELOW proclaimed his LOVE for LUNA VACHON . . . and I thought MY love life was bad . . . CURT HENNIG pinned BERT CENTINO . . . things ended with “THE SUMMERSLAM JAM” featuring “HACKSAW” JIM DUGAN screaming “USA” over techno rap background music . . .
WWF ALL AMERICAN WRESTLING 6/27/93
WHAT YOU MISSED: BART GUNN lost to TED DIBIASE when a robotic IRWIN R. “DON’T CALL ME MIKE” RETUNDO, err, SHYSTER walked to the ring, clobbered Gunn with his briefcase behind the ref.’s back, and walked back to the dressing room . . . a look at THE 1-2-3 KID vs. RAZOR RAMON . . . JERRY LAWLER interviewed HIMSELF on “THE KING’S COURT” . . . a replay of the TITO SANTANNA vs. MR. HUGHES match from SUPERSTARS . . . and a replay of DOINK vs. MARTY JANETTE from MONDAY NIGHT RAW . . .
WCW MAIN EVENT 6/27/93
WHAT YOU MISSED: MICHAEL HAYES cooling things off at the LAKE LANEIR ISLANDS water park . . . an interview with JOHNNY B. BADD; the bad man is now wearing a mask to cover up the burns inflicted by MAX PAYNE’S BADD BLASTER attack . . . BARRY WINDHAM destroyed ROB MORGAN . . . TEX SLAZENGER and SHANGHAI PIERCE defeated CHRIS SULLIVAN & TOMMY ANGEL . . . the typical BEACH BLAST CONTROL CENTER with ERIC BISHOV . . . Hayes looked at this week’s “A FLAIR FOR THE GOLD” . . . TOO COLD SCORPIO & MARCUS ALEXANDER BAGWELL wrestled BIG SKY & VINNIE VEGAS to a time limit draw . . . and things ended with an interview by RIC FLAIR . . .
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
The hottest rumors say that MONEY INC. will turn on RAZOR RAMON in the next couple of days after it is revealed that he borrowed the $10000 from them . . . this will finally explain why Razor, as a fan favorite, has been losing to LEX LUGER in house shows across the country . . . rumor has it that ECW champion DON MURACO may defend his title in the SMOKY MOUNTAIN WRESTLING area as the two promotions may have a working relationship . . . there’s also reports that the ECW has made a deal with the Japanese WING federation to feature 6 WING wrestlers on up-coming ECW cards . . . IVAN KOLOFF is tag teaming with VLADIMIR KOLOFF in ECW while tag teaming with COLT STEELE in the NAWA . . . THE DARK PATRIOT has resurfaced in the ECW; he’s feuding with JT SMITH . . . THE PATRIOT teamed with THE EAGLE to capture the ALL-JAPAN ASIAN TAG TEAM TITLES . . . expect THE MOUNTIE to return to the WWF . . . they say that TYPHOON has been out with a separated shoulder . . . THE BLACKHARTS have left the WCW . . . MEN ON A MISSION will finally hit WWF TV rings next week . . . IN USWA ACTION, OWEN HART entered the area as a heel and immediately attacked face JERRY LAWLER . . . SIMPLY DIVINE lost their USWA tag belts to the team of THE HOMEBOY and NEW JACK . . . JOEL DEATON is wrestling with STAN HANSEN in Japan . . . and “COWBOY” BOB ORTEN has been spotted in the WINDY CITY WRESTLING area . . .
NOTES FROM THE MAD DOG
Nothing much to talk about this week, Lorne seems to be taking some time off and Ian just left for camp so I’ll be handling MONDAY NIGHT RAW until he returns. In my spare time I’ve been watching PAUL ROMA’S initial tag team matches with ARN ANDERSON. They may have made a good choice for a replacement HORSEMAN this time.
He still wrestles like he’s still part of VINCE MCMAHON’S rip-off of THE STEINER BROTHERS (POWER & GLORY), and his “SUPERFLY DIVE” from the top rope is down right lethargic compared to ANYTHING BOBBY EATON ever did from the top rope, but the kid is still learning.
He’s not the ego that SID VICIOUS or LEX LUGER presented to the group, or even a threat to RIC FLAIR’S next reign as NWA WORLD CHAMPION (a tactic that brought both of the above to the Horsemen). He’s a guy much like TULLY BLANCHARD, someone who’s going to do the job for them without threatening the structure of the group. It’s going to be very interesting to see how he adapts to “ANDERSON STYLE” wrestling over the next couple of months . . .
HAVE A GREAT WEEK!