Episode 28 - August 2, 1993: A Little Surprise

Today we’re up in Alexandria Bay in upstate New York at the Castle Recreational Center and the Steiner Brothers get things kicked off by destroying Duane Gill & Barry Horowitz. Tag Team champs for life! Enough said, let’s move on.

Oh no, the next segment is a Lex Luger interview? Ugh couldn’t we have just stretched out the tag team match instead? This isn’t even technically an interview because Lex is just in a black room talking to himself. See, Lex? You’re so boring that not even interviewers want to interview you!

 That is a pretty dope fanny pack, though.

That is a pretty dope fanny pack, though.

Thankfully we soon move on to the main event of the night: Doink VS Macho Man Randy Savage. The first thing I have to mention is how great it is to hear the Macho Man’s entrance music hit. It’s such a shame to have him relegated to the commentary team so it’s refreshing to have him in the ring again. As he comes out, he checks beneath the apron skirt to make sure there aren’t any Doink clones waiting to ambush him later. Upon entering the ring, Savage dedicates the match to Crush, who has a long history with Doink but is out of commission after the beatdown he suffered at the hands of Yokozuna. The match gets underway and both men put on a great match. Eventually though Doink starts to get the upper hand and throws the Macho Man out of the ring. Deciding to give Doink a taste of his own medicine, he crawls beneath the ring. Out the other side appears a midget version of Randy Savage. It is pandemonium in the arena. Vince tells us that “Macho Man DID say he had a ‘little surprise!’” While Doink is distracted with this, the real Macho Man sneaks up behind and rolls him up with a small package for the win. This is great for Randy Savage, but I think I have to nominate his friend as the new scariest thing on Raw yet.

 Ha ha, he looks just like the real thing!

Ha ha, he looks just like the real thing!

 OH MY GOD HE'S KILLED RANDY SAVAGE AND IS WEARING HIS FACE AS A MASK

OH MY GOD HE'S KILLED RANDY SAVAGE AND IS WEARING HIS FACE AS A MASK

After that insanity, we get some footage from the recent “WWF Wrestling Challenge” that happened the past weekend where Ted DiBiase had his match against the “1-2-3” Kid. It looks like things are all over for the Kid as the Million Dollar Man has him in a submission hold. That is until Razor Ramon saunters up to the ring. Seeing this, DiBiase drops the Kid and goes over to Razor Ramon to taunt him. To rub salt in Ramon’s wound, DiBiase attempts to prove how easy it is to beat the Kid by going over to his supine body and lazily covering him for the pin by laying out on top of him as if the Kid were a beach towel. However the Kid has other plans and quickly reverses the pin and wins the match, much to the chagrin of DiBiase and the amusement of Razor Ramon.

 The irony is not lost on Razor Ramon

The irony is not lost on Razor Ramon

Back on Raw, Bobby Heenan discusses the outcome of that match with Vince until he’s interrupted by the sight of Smoky Mountain Wrestling promoter Jim Cornette entering the ring. Heenan is overjoyed to see his old friend and rushes out to greet him and find out what he’s doing here on WWF. Cornette tells us that he’s managing a new tag team called the Heavenly Bodies, consisting of Tom Prichard and Jimmy Del Ray. He challenges the Steiner Brothers to meet them in the ring, and if they refuse then they’re just a couple of “yella, stinkin’ dog turd cowards!” I like this guy. He’s got a way with words. I wouldn’t mind having him replace Randy Savage on commentary so that the Macho Man can get back to wrestling. We’ll see what happens!

 All's well that ends well.

All's well that ends well.