Episode 3 - January 24, 1993: It’s a Bird…It’s a Plane…It’s Repo Man!

This one kicks right off with a Repo Man sketch. I have to say, the Repo Man is growing on me, with his crazily high-pitched voice, his cheap outfit, and the fact that someone thought this character up and let him loose on multiple episodes. But not only do we get him for the cold open, we get an entire match between him and Macho Man Randy Savage! To the Repo Man’s credit, he holds his own in the ring with Savage, but he’s definitely breathing pretty hard by the middle of the match. I felt blown up just watching the guy.

 Guess who wins.

Guess who wins.

This episode we also get Bobby “The Brain” Heenan on commentary taking over for the Macho Man. I’m starting to understand his deal. He’s a heel commentator that the other guys don’t like but they put up with.

 Public Frenemy Number One.

Public Frenemy Number One.

In our second match we get Kamala and Brooklyn Brawler. I don’t know who Brooklyn Brawler is, but he looks like a homeless version of Bruce Springsteen so I think I’ve seen enough. Kamala is the black guy in blackface that we saw before. To make matters even crazier, his manager is apparently the missionary that went over to Africa and converted him to Christianity. Thank God Kamala was able to escape the savagery of his homeland to compete in the much more civilized WWF.

 Entrance music by Al Jolson.

Entrance music by Al Jolson.

The majority of the program however is dominated by the Ric Flair/Mr. Perfect fight which lasts so long it has 2 commercial breaks before we reach the conclusion. On the last episode, Flair challenged Mr. Perfect to this match with the stipulation that the loser must leave the WWF forever. With such high stakes, Ric Flair pulls out every dirty trick he knows: using the ropes for leverage during pins, attempting to use a chair, and even pulling a set of brass knuckles out of his boot which he uses to devastating effect on Mr. Perfect. Despite my initial impression of Mr. Perfect, he wins me over with this phenomenal match. At one point about halfway through he gets thrown out of the ring and comes back with a busted open forehead. Despite all this, Mr. Perfect goes on to win, which means Flair is out of the WWF for good. I have to admit, I’m very curious to see how he weasels his way back into the company. Oh boy! Our first real story line! I can’t wait til next week, even though Doink the Clown will have his first match on Raw.

 Way to use your head.

Way to use your head.