Episode 22 - June 21, 1993: For a Few Sackfuls More

The long awaited rematch between Razor Ramon and the “1-2-3” Kid is finally here, but we’ll start off with a Steiner Brothers VS some random jobbers match. It turns out that the Steiner Brothers won the Tag Team Championship from Money Inc. on a different program since we last saw them. Considering the Steiners really only fight jobbers, I don’t foresee them losing their title any time soon.

 The Steiners basically beat up some nerds and stole their lunch money.

The Steiners basically beat up some nerds and stole their lunch money.

After that we get the match that takes up the large majority of this episode: a two out of three falls rematch between Doink the Clown and Marty Jannetty. Vince must have figured that the last match was so good, why not just do more of the same? Overall the match is scientific with very little chicanery on Doink’s part. Doink gets the first fall, but Marty rallies back and gets the second. It’s a close match, but Jannetty seems to have the upper hand. That is until Doink rolls out of the ring and switches places with a fresh second Doink who was hiding underneath the ring the whole time. Doink gets the final pin, but Randy Savage isn’t going to stand for it. He runs out and grabs both Doinks and throws them into the ring to prove to the ref that they were cheating, at which point Doink is DQ’d and Jannetty wins the match.

 "You're still a winner to me!"

"You're still a winner to me!"

To cleanse our palettes, we are then forced to watch Mr. Hughes fight Bobby Who. Apparently on WWF Superstars, Mr. Hughes attacked Paul Bearer and the Undertaker from behind and stole their mystical urn. As Mr. Hughes comes out for this match, he’s got it with him and places it in his corner, taunting the Undertaker all the while. At this point for me though, this poor excuse for a storyline is too little too late for Mr. Hughes. He has no personality and doesn’t feel like a real threat to anybody. Maybe if they booked him better I would care, but now I just want the Undertaker to come out and destroy him and then never see him again.

 For his sake, I hope that urn is full of talent.

For his sake, I hope that urn is full of talent.

Now finally, we move on to our final match of the night and honestly what might be my most anticipated match to date: Razor Ramon VS the “1-2-3” Kid. It’s funny to see that the Kid still hasn’t gotten a new uniform with his actual name on it. It still says “L. Kid” on his tights, in reference to his indie name of the Lightning Kid. Naturally the Kid is very hesitant to get in the ring with Razor Ramon, who is champing at the bit to get a hold of the Kid. When he finally does enter, he starts out hot and twice nearly pins Razor Ramon. But Ramon rallies back and wears the Kid down. Eventually the fight spills out onto the floor. Razor Ramon gets an idea and rips the padded mat off the floor, revealing the cold hard concrete underneath. As he gets ready to deliver what would surely be a devastating Razor’s Edge onto the exposed concrete, the Kid manages to reverse it and slam Razor Ramon to the floor in his place. Taking advantage of the situation, the Kid quickly climbs to the top turnbuckle in order to finish off Razor Ramon, but as he launches himself off his foot slips causing him to fall into the waiting arms of Razor Ramon who quickly regains the momentum. After taking a few hits, the Kid is able to find a window of opportunity to once again climb up to the top turnbuckle but this time he hits his mark and delivers a moonsault to Razor Ramon, the same move the Kid used to win in their last match. However this time Ramon is able to kick out. Seeing that the jig is likely up, the Kid abandons the ring, grabs the sack of money from the corner, and beats a hasty retreat from the building and into a waiting getaway car. Razor Ramon is furious that he’s been robbed of both his money and his opportunity to avenge himself. I have a feeling this isn’t the end for either of these men.

I mean, just watch the dang thing.