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Hey everyone. This is my first EWR diary, so any criticism, good or bad, is greatly appriciated. I hope you guys will like this.

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The Year was 1992. The year proved to be a big one for the World Wrestling Federation. The year began with a bang as the biggest wrestling star who's name wasn't Hulk Hogan and the man many call the greatest wrestler ever, "The Nature Boy" Ric Flair, the ex franchise of the WWF's chief comptetor World Championship Wrestling, won the WWF Title by winning the Royal Rumble and eliminating Hogan for the victory. The Rumble also began what many called at the time, a "Clash Of The Titans" as Sid Justice turned on Hogan and a feud which was to possibly be Hogan's last and the one that would make Justice the new dominant force in the WWF. Obviously that didn't happen as Justice was gone shortly after Wrestlemania 7. WM7 would be Hogan's susposed final apperance in the WWF. 92 would also be the last time fans saw the Ultimate Warrior and Roddy Piper in the federation until years later. The year also showed several WCW to WWF defections as The Steiner Brothers, Nasty Boys, and a soon to debut Lex Luger all were promonant on WWF TV. The year also showed the rises of Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels. Hart regained the WWF Intercontinental Title from Roddy Piper at WM7 and then after became one of the WWF's most popular stars and by the end of the year was the WWF Heavyweight Champion. Michaels began the year as a member of the high flying Rockers with partner Mary Janetty but after a messy break up seen on the Barber Shop and getting Sherri as his new manager, Michaels catapulted into singles superstardom. He won the WWF Intercontinental title from Davey Boy Smith and was one of the promotion's top heels by the end of the year. The Undertaker unexpectically turned face and became one of if not the WWF's most popular star. 92 also show a rejuvination in the Tag ranks as the WWF was home to what many call, it's deepest tag team roster with such teams as Money Inc (The Champions for most of the year), The Steiners, Nasty Boys, Beverly Brothers, High Energy, Natural Diasters, Headshrinkers and Bushwackers. Overall 1992 was one of the WWF's finest years and 1993 could be it's pinacle.

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Fellow WWF 1993 diary writer here...looks good, although it's hard to judge without having seen a show...you might want to go a little easier on the fonts, though.

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Fellow WWF 1993 diary writer here...looks good, although it's hard to judge without having seen a show...you might want to go a little easier on the fonts, though.

Thanks, I love your diary, great concept. When's a good time for the bold/italicized fonts? In alot of the diarys I've seen, it's at diffrent points like during run in's and match endings and stuff like that.

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My advice would be to do almost all normal text...just bold OR italic parts you want to stand out more, like match finishes, or names of wrestlers, or whatever

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Roster

Red=Heel

Blue=Face

Main Event

Bret Hart-WWF World Champion

Hulk Hogan (Returning)

Randy Savage

Ric Flair

The Undertaker

Yokozuna

Upper Midcard

Lex Luger (Yet To Debut)

Mr. Perfect

Shawn Michaels-WWF Intercontinental Champion

Midcard

Bam Bam Bigelow

Big Bossman

Bob Backlund

Brian Knobbs

Butch

Earthquake

Irwin R. Shyster-WWF Tag Team Champion (with Ted Dibiase) - 75 image

Jerry Lawler

Jerry Saggs

Jim Duggan

Kamala

Luke

Marty Jannetty

"Rocket" Owen Hart

Papa Shango

Razor Ramon

Scott Steiner

Tatanka

Ted DiBiase-WWF Tag Team Champion (with IRS) - 75 image

The Mountie

Typhoon

Virgil

Lower Midcard

Beau Beverly

Blake Beverly

Crush

Doink The Clown

Fatu

Jim Powers

Koko B. Ware

Max Moon

"Terrific" Terry Taylor

Repo Man

"The Model" Rick Martel

Samu

Skinner

Openers

Barry Horowitz

Brooklyn Brawler

Damien Demento

PJ Walker

The Berzerker

The Kamikaze Kid

WWF President

Jack Tunney

Managers (Clients)

Afa (Fatu and Samu)

Harvey Wippleman (None)

"Mouth of the South" Jimmy Hart (The Mountie and Money Inc.)

Luna Vachon (None)

Mr Fuji (Yokozuna)

Paul Bearer (The Undertaker)

Sensational Sherri (Shawn Michaels)

Slick (Kamala)

The Genius (Non)

Television Shows

Monday Night Raw

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The WWF's brand new live show each and every Monday Night at 8 pm on USA Network. Monday Night Raw is uncooked, uncensored and totally RAW!! Each week Raw originates from the Manhattan Center in New York, NY and features all of the WWF's biggest stars such as Ric Flair, Mr Perfect, The Undertaker, Shawn Michaels and Bret Hart! So join Vince McMahon, "Macho Man" Randy Savage and "Imus In The Morning"'s own Rob Barlett every Monday night for Monday Night Raw!!!

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The WWF's flagship show is seen every sunday morning at 12 noon on your Fox Network. Superstars showcase each and every one of the WWF's superstars. On Superstars, you'll witness great action as well as interviews with the WWF's top stars. Join Gorillia Monsoon and Bobby "The Brain" Heenan every sunday at noon for WWF Superstars!!

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"The Body" Back To The WWF???

Rumors are circulating around the wrestling world that Jesse "The Body" Ventura may make a possible comeback to his former home, the World Wrestling Federation. Apparently, Ventura and WWF Owner Vince McMahon have been talking about a major settlement to Ventura's lawsuit against the WWF and a comeback has also been in talks. Ventura, who is both the mayor of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota and WCW comentator, left the WWF in mid 1990 and has been in WCW since. Our WWF analyzer Jim Norton told us "Negociations are very tight, and if all goes well, we may see Jesse back in the WWF by Wrestlemania 9." He also told us that the WWF are looking to reshape their announcing team. Word is that veteran announcers Sean Mooney, Lord Alfred Hayes and possibly even "Mene" Gene Okerland may be let go inorder to bring in possibly Ventura, new announcer Rob Barlett and former WCW announcer Jim Ross.

WWF To Add 2 More Pay Per Views

Sources within the WWF say that they are likly to add 2 to 4 more Pay Per Views to their line up. This is thought to be done as a "retaliation" to WCW's addition of "Slambore", "Beach Blast" and "Fall Brawl". Odds are the first new PPV will be the WWF's first broadcast of their "King Of The Ring" Tournament during the June-July months. The second is rumored to be fall in either September or October.

WCW Having Problems With Hollywood Blondes

World Championship Wrestling officals are apparently not happy with current WCW Tag Team Champions The Hollywood Blondes (Brian Pillman and Steve Austin). WCW president of wrestling opperations Bill Watts isn't high on either wrestler and doesn't think they are Title material as of yet. Watts has actually put the Blondes in a series of matches against the much less over teams of Marcus Bagwell and 2 Cold Scorpio and Tom Zenk and Johnny Gunn. But even despite Watts's disproval of the Blondes, they are one of the most popular teams in WCW, despite the fact they're market as arrogant heels. The Blondes are currently schuelded to face the team of Shane Douglas and Ricky Steamboat at next week's Clash Of The Champions in New Orleans.

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WWF Superstars Preview!!!!

Tune in this Sunday afternoon for another great episode of WWF Superstars! This week, you'll see the undefeated Native American Tatanka in action as he takes on The Berzerker. Also you'll see the spoiled Beverly Brothers take on the high flying team of High Energy and in the Superstars Main Event, WWF Intercontental Champion Shawn Michaels, along with Sensational Sherri, defends his title against the Ugandan Giant, the Mighty Kamala along with Reverend Slick. So join Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby "The Brain" Heenan this Sunday on Fox at 12 noon for WWF Superstars!!

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WWF Superstars Results

Sunday January 3, 1993

Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, ID

Announcers: Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby "The Brain" Hennan

Monsoon: Welcome wrestling fans to WWF Superstars! Today you'll see the undefeated Natvie American Tatanka take on the Berzerker and The team of High Energy battle the Beverly Brothers..

Hennan: Monsoon, why aren't you mentioning that the Intercontental Champion, "The Wrestler Of The 90's" Shawn Michaels will take on that giant oaf Kamala and that street corner preacher.

Monsoon: I think you're refering to the Revrend Slick and he's no street corner preacher.

Heenan: You're right...he's a soup kitchen preacher.

Monsoon: Oh Please, but now let's go down to Howard Finkle to our first bout.

Crush vs. Barry Horowitz

Basic squash match. Barry started the match off with a few dropkicks and lefts which didn't move Crush. Crush procedes to deliver a shoulder block followed by 2 power slams and a gorilla press. Crush picks up Horowitz and delivers an nice back suplex and signals for his finisher. He goes behind Barry and locks on the Head Vice and Barry taps out.

Winner: Crush

Monsoon: The Big Man, Crush is victorious.

Hennan: Crush? You mean Pinapple Head don't you?

Monsoon: No I was refering to Crush.

Heenan: You know his father is the guy on the Hawian Punch bottles.

Monsoon: Oh Stop, now lets go to Sean Mooney.

Heenan: Who??

A Perfect Promo

Mooney: Gorilla, I'm backstage here with a man who, since Survivor Series has been absolutly perfect, Mr Perfect.

Perfect: That's right Sean Mooney, I have been Perfect and you know someone who hasn't been Perfect is Ric Flair. Flair, you've been talking pretty big and been saying that you can beat me whenever you want cause you're that good. Well Flair, if you have the guts, you'll face me on the first edition of Monday Night Raw on January 11th.

Mooney: Mr Perfect, you have to be espically mad with Flair, considering he cost you the Intercontental title last week on All American Wrestling (footage of Flair grabbing Perfect's foot as he went of the ropes, which lead to HBK's Superkick)

Perfect: You're right I'm mad. And Flair, if your the man you say you are, you better accept and not send out that jerk Ramon to fight your battles cause I beat him so many times, I lost count. Flair, you, me, Monday Night Raw. It's gonna be the...Perfect Match.

Mooney: Back to you Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Hennan.

Heenan: That Perfect is a joke. The Nature Boy will definetly accept his challenge. I just hope Perfect shows up, being the coward he is. And Perfect, Ric Flair is going make you regret ditching him. WHOOOOO

Tatanka vs. The Berzerker

Crap match. Tatanka got a big face pop. Berzerker started the bout of with a series of punishing blows to Tatanka. He slamed Tatanka and threw him to the outside, where he took it to the Native American. He threw Tatanka back in the ring and came in and met a series a chops and rights by Tatanka. Tatanka hit Berzerker with a series of clotheslines and shoulder blocks and hit a big body slam on the viking. Tatanka climbed the top rope and delivered a huge Tomahawk Chop on Berzerk. This stunned the big man, Tatanka whiped him into the ropes and hit the big Samoan Drop and got the pin and the victory.

Winner:Tatanka

Monsoon: Tatanka picks up an impressive victory.

Hennan: Come on, he grabed his furry boot for leverage.

Monsoon: What?!

Hennan: Yeah, you see the Berzerker's boots? Well they're made from Eastern Atlantian Minks he caught and are very expensive, Tonto grabed it and it stunned him.

Monsoon: Give Me A Break. Lets go down to the Fink for our next battle.

Beverly Brothers vs. High Energy

OK match. Beau and Koko started it off with Koko getting an early upper hand with a series of hip locks and dropkicks. Beau returned to his corner to talk with Blake. Beau and Koko locked up and Beau drove a knee into the gut of Kok and began working him over with ax handles to the back and an arm ringer which taged in Blake who droped and elbow on Koko's arm. Blake sent Koko into the ropes which led to an Owen Hart blind take. Hart got on all fours behind Blake and Koko dropkicked him, making Blake fall further. Owen latched up Blake in an armbar. Blake got out and thumbed Hart in the eye. He began working on im and taged in Beau who went to work on Hart's back with a series of vicous bodyslams. Quick tags and submission manuever kept Hart at bay until a double clothesline with Blake cleared the way for a double tag and Koko came in like a house of fire. All 4 men began fighting. Koko worked on Beau in the corner, but however Blake threw Hart to the outside, giving them the advantage. Blake and Beau attacked Koko, set him up for and hit the Beverly Bomb for the win.

Winners: Beverly Brothers

Monsoon: Those Beverly Brothers make me sick?

Hennan: Why Monsoon, cause they're smarter, better looking and more stylish than you? I think your jealous.

Monsoon: Oh please, let's go backstage to Mene Gene who's with Intercontental Champion Shawn Michaels as he gets ready for our main event.

Heartbreaking News

Gene: Gorilla, I'm backstage here with the Intercontental Champion and why do you Shawn Michaels have such a big grin on your face??

Michaels: Shut up baldy. Listen, I'm happy for lots of reasons. Firstly I'm the WWF Intercontental Champion, secondy I'm the best wrestler in the world, thirdly I'm the sexiest man in the world and finally my backstage sources just told me that the Uganda Goof Kamala and Slick haven't showed up.

Gene: Shawn Michaels, are you telling us Kamala's not here?

Michaels: Of cource I am genius. So since I'm such a nice guy, i'm gonna issue an open challenge against me, Shawn Michaels. Anyone is welcome from those zit faced kids in the arena to even you Geno.

Gene: I would never...

Michaels: Of cource you won't. You couldn't take me if i had 1 arm tied behind my back. Now Gene, it's time for the Heartbreak Kid to adress his public.

Gene: Gorilla...

Monsoon: This is shocking news, Kamala hasn't arrived and now Shawn Michaels is issuing an open challenge? I smell something fishy.

Hennan: No, that's just the women in this hick town.

Monsoon: Your terrible, let's go down to the Fink for our main event.

MAIN EVENT: Shawn Michaels (with Sensational Sherri) vs. ???

Michaels makes his way to the ring and does his usual pre match hell taunts. Sudennly Virgil's music hits and Virgil hits the ring. As soon as Virgil rolls under the bottom rope, Michaels attacks with a fluerry of blows. He takes down Virgil with a series of back drops and slams and locks him in a chinlock/choke hold. Virgil powers out and hits Michaels with a breade of boxing lefts and rights and knocks Michaels to the outside. Virgil follows and hits a clothesline. Virgil and Michaels renter the ring and Virgil goes for a backdrop which Michaels blocks and hits a vicious DDT. He lifts up Virgil and hits his the Back Suplex and lifts up Virgil and hits a big Crecent Kick which he got the pin and the win.

Winner: Shawn Michaels

After the match, Michaels celebrates with Sherri who holds up the Heart Shaped Mirrior as Michaels admires himself. Suddenly a man leaps the barricade and runs into the ring. That man is Marty Janetty, the man Michaels severly injured when throwing him throught the "Barber Shop" window and Janetty hasn't been seen since. Michaels was stunned and begged Janetty, who answered with a big left hand. He began to beat up Michaels with lefts and rights to the head and even delivered a big dropkick. He then grabbed the Mirrior from Sherri and montioned to the crowd he was gonna hit Michaels. Sherri stood infront of Janetty, pleading with him not to hit Shawn. Michaels arose and Janetty swung the mirrior but Michaels pushed Sherri in front of the mirrior, injuring her! Michaels ran out of the ring, and the show closed with janetty and WWF officals checking to see if Sherri was OK.

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WWF Monday Night Raw Preview

Tune in this Monday night for the debut edition of WWF Monday Night Raw, live from the Manhattan Center in New York City. In the night's tremendous main event, it's the match fans have been waiting to see, when Mr. Perfect battles "The Nature Boy" Ric Flair. These 2 have such a deep hate for each other, anything can happen! You'll see the Phenom, The Undertaker take on Harvey Whippleman's new wrestler, "Mighty" Mr Hughes. Also, the 500 pound giant Yokozuna and The Steiner Brothers will be in action, and an interview with "The Bad Guy" Razor Ramon, who will take on the WWF Champion Bret "Hitman" Hart at the Royal Rumble in 2 weeks. Join Vince McMahon, "Macho Man" Randy Savage and Rob Barlett for Monday Night Raw, live this monday at 8pm on USA Network.

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Sunday, January 4th, 1993

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BREAKING NEWS: WCW To Release The Hollywood Blondes!!!

Our sources within World Championship Wrestling have told us here at Pro Wrestling Illustrated that the current WCW World Tag Team Champions, "Flyin'" Brian Pillman and "Stunning" Steve Austin, best known as The Hollywood Blondes will probably be released by WCW as early as tomorrow. Since the last edition of PWI Weekly this past Friday (Which was printed and released that Wednesday), things have escalated between the Blondes and WCW Management, preferably WCW President Bill Watts. Watts, before a house show, held that Wednesday in Roanoke, VA, apparently had words with Austin where, from what we're told, consisting of Watts telling Austin that he and Pillman were unmarketable and shouldn't be holding the WCW Tag Team titles. Things apparently got more heated and the 2 needed to be broken up. During that house show, where Pillman and Austin oddly battled the team of Tex Slazenger and Shanghai Pierce, WCW's number 3 heel team, Austin actually started a "Watts Sucks" chant. After the show, Watts apparently had a heated confrontation with Austin and Pillman, which also needed to be contained. Apparently Watts threatened the 2 with suspension and even firing. Things went well until a Friday house show in Greensboro, NC where the Blondes were to take on the team of Brad Armstrong and Eric Watts, Bill's son. Pillman and Austin entered the ring in Hollywood Blondes T Shirts but with the words "FUBW" on the back, an obvious shot at Watts. After the match, Austin took the mic and asked Watts "Does your daddy like us now??." The 2 then left the arena, despite being asked to meet with Watts after the show. Our insider in WCW tells us that Watts does not want Pillman and Austin to be champions longer than this Tuesday's Clash Of The Champions from New Orleans, LA. Despite their popularity, Watts still isn't too high on either man, and with the recent events, wants them out. He's counting on that a reformed Midnight Express, which is rumored to debut at CoC and the possibly returning Nasty Boys, whose contracts with the WWF end in February, will be WCW's top heel tag team. WCW has been having an odd first month of 1993, aside with the Blondes story, word is Arn Anderson's contract may not be renewed and that WCW is extremly close to signing the Ultimate Warrior, "Rowdy" Roddy Piper and The Road Warriors. Keep reading PWI Weekly for more details.

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INteresting so far, you are making a pretty decent diary here.

I am not sure if I like how you did the Michaels/Jannetty start to the feud the same exact way that it was done in real life. What I would like to see is you develop the feud into more classic matches between the two.

I dont know why but I always thought Michales/Jannetty matches were awesome, even for 1993.

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Good so far. I like old school diaries. Just a note, the WM that Hart won the IC title and the Sid/Hogan match took place was WM8, not 7. Not a big deal though.

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INteresting so far, you are making a pretty decent diary here.

I am not sure if I like how you did the Michaels/Jannetty start to the feud the same exact way that it was done in real life. What I would like to see is you develop the feud into more classic matches between the two.

I dont know why but I always thought Michales/Jannetty matches were awesome, even for 1993.

Thanks, I started the feud like it was in real life cause I always thought it was a great way to start it out. Trust me, this feud will be diffrent.

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OOD: Hey, sorry I haven't posted a show in the past few days/weeks. I've had alot of problems and haven't been able to write anything.

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WWF Monday Night Raw Report

The show opens to a shot of the Manhattan Center, who were very hyped, and cut to MNR's announcing team of Vince McMahon, "Macho Man" Randy Savage and Imus In The Morning's own Rob Barlett. Vince hypes the debut of MNR and the night's main event of Flair/Perfect. Savage and Barlett throw in some commentary, Barlett's comments are terribly unfunny BTW, and we cut to the ring for our first bout.

Koko B Ware makes his way to the ring, without Frankie :( to a nice reception. Too bad for Koko he's doing this match. The 500 pund monster Yokozuna along with manager Mr. Fuji came to the ring and nearly eclipses the ex Birdman. Match is basic squash material. Koko tries to take Yoko off his feat with a series of dropkicks, Yoko ducks one and it's basically over. Yoko throws Koko around for 2 or 3 more minutes. Lands a belly to belly suplex, drops the big legdrop and drags him to the corner for impending doom. Yokozuna defeats Koko B Ware with the Banzi Drop at 4:03.

We cut backstage to Sean Mooney who's intervewing Mr Perfect about his big match tonight against Ric Flair. Perfect basically says how Flair always tried to not wrestle him when Flair first got to the WWF because Flair knew Perfect would beat him. He said that his win later tonight was going to be..you guessed it..Perfect.

Back to the ring where Vince speaks of Perfect brefily. Savage then asks Vince where Bobby Heenan was, saying Heenan was to be with the 3 for broadcast. Barlett throws in an unfunny blurb and back to the ring we go as Crush makes his way to the ring to a silent pop at best. His opponent, already in the ring is an odd choice for a proable jobber in former NWA Champ and new WWF Employee "Wildfire" Tommy Rich. The 2 locked up and the match began. Early advantage by Rich, during this time, the evil clown himself Doink made his way to the ring, Crush makes a big comeback and eventually won the match. Crush beats Tommy Rich with the Kona Krush at 5:54. After the match, Crush notices Doink and gets in his face, the 2 began feuding prior, Crush mouths off, Doink looks apologetic and uses the ole flower that spits water on Crush. Crush gets mad and runs after Doink and the 2 disapeer to the backstage. Break Time!

We return to Raw with an above ring shot of the arena and Vince segways to the Royal Rumble Control Center with Mene Gene. Gene hypes the Rumble, which is 3 weeks away live Sunday January 24 from the Arco Arena in Sacramento, CA. Gene begins to run down the card, He first hypes the "Main Event" which will be the WWF Champion Bret "Hitman" Hart defending his crown against "The Bad Guy" Razor Ramon. Gene speaks of the men's problems, showing Ramon knocking out Bret's brother Owen backstage on Superstars in late December and hypes Ramon's intervew, which is comming up. Then Gene begins the hype for the REAL Main Event, the Rumble match itself. He says the rules for all 5 of us who don't know it and says the stakes are raised for this Rumble because the winner gains a automatic title shot against whoever the WWF Champ is at Wrestlemania 9 from Caesar's Palace in Vegas. Gene begins to run down the Rumble's participants and here we go: Participants Named: The Undefeated Native American Tatanka, "The Model" Rick Martel, Former WWF Champion "Nature Boy" Ric Flair, "The King" Jerry Lawler, The Undertaker, "Macho Man" Randy Savage, 500 Pound Monster Yokozuna, The Berzerker, Bob Backlund, Papa Shango, Virgil, Damien Demento, Mr Perfrect, Hacksaw Jim Duggan and just announced: From Puerto Rico Carlos Colon, Repo Man, Tommy Rich and Kamala. Gene said more was to be announced in the comming weeks and said to watch the WWF Television Network (whaa?) for more information. And Back to Sean Mooney?

We cut to Sean Mooney who's outside the Manhattan Center where he said there's a ruckus. We see what appears to be a hasidic jew arguing with a security guy. Mooney asks the man who he is and he said Rob Barlett is his patient, his name was Dr Harvey Lebweemawitz, meanwhile his 'stace falls off. Mooney takes off the hat and reveals it is Bobby Heenan, who apparently can't get inside. Blah blah back to the ring.

The Steiner Brother make their way to the ring to a nice response to face the Dreaded Executioners (Duane and Wayne Gill). Top notch squash. Executioners get 0 offense and the Steiners procede to all but murder the masked men. Scott puts Exe #1 on his shoulders, Rick climbs the rope and blam. Steiners defeat the Executioners via the Top Rope Bulldog at 2:32.

Vince talks about the Steiners and then something about a superstar coming to the WWF soon from the Far East. A video is aired of Japanese sites and culture (ninjas, samuaris and Mount Fuji) Then we see a collage of footage of Japanese wrestling. After this, an dragon is shown on the video ends with the words Coming Soon To The WWF: The Great Muta. Oooh Great Muta in the WWF. Nice! Comercial Break

We come back with Vince in the ring and welcomes Razor Ramon to MNR. Ramon comes down and Vince asks him about why he deserves a WWF Title shot. Razor says he deserves it because he can beat anyone in the WWF. Vince digresses and asks Razor about beating up lil Owen. Razor gloats, saying "Hitmang, beating up..your baby brother...that was fun mang...And you know what chico, there's nothing you..can do about it. And Hitmang...if I see your daddy walking down the street, I may slap his face mang....and you can't do anything about it because at the Royal Rumble....I...The Bad Guy...am gonna take what you worked for 8 years for...your WWF Gold...At the Royal Rumble chico...Say Hello....To...The Bad Guy." Razor leaves to big time boos and we cut backstage to Sean Mooney who's with Ric Flair.

Mooney's backstage with Natiche and asks him about tonight's match. Flair says perfect is absolutly nothing in his book. Flair said he's beaten all of the top stars in wrestling and Perfect couldn't even even lace his boots. He said he's not leaving Raw as a loser because even if Perfect gets the best of him, which proablly won't happen, he's got an "insurance policy" that will make sure Perfect leaves Monday Night Raw in an ambulance. Back to Vince.

Vince and the team ponder what this policy is? Harvey Whippleman is in the ring and introduces his newest client, Mr Hughes. Hughes comes out to an off heel pop with about 20% of the crowd knowing who he is from his ECW, USWA and WCW stints. Out comes his opponent, The Undertaker with Paul Bearer, Taker gets the night's biggest pop. Match starts off with Taker beating the crap out of Hughes. Hughes comes back with big rights to the head of the Taker. Hughes begins working on him for about 4 more minutes til taker makes a small comeback, complete with his cool rope walking deelie, Hughes comes back and hits his trademark Sidewalk Slam, which he thinks is gonna end the match. Wrong. Taker rises up and procedes to go for the kill. After about 2 more mins of UT beating, he sets Hughes up, get the bodybags! Undertaker with Paul Bearer beats Mr Hughes with Dr Harvey Whippleman via the Tombstone Piledrver at 10:45

Cut to outside, similar Heenan/Mooney sketch except Heenan's dressed as an old lady claiming he's Barlett's Aunt. He then says he has to get in to see Perfect get his. Comercial break. ME Time next.

Main Event Time Baby! Ric Flair makes his way to the ring first, getting the biggest heel heat of the night, Mr Perfect enters next to a big face pop, almost near Undertaker level. The match starts pretty even. Flair would show some offense then Perfect would fight back. This happened for a good 6 mins. Flair then got the match in his favor by working on Perfect's left leg in true Nature Boy fashion. This went on a good 4 mins. Flair locked on the Figure Four but Perfect reversed it. The match swung to Perfect's way at the 13 minute mark. For another 2 mins Perfect had the match in his hands. Perfect whips Flair into the corner, REF BUMP, Flair turns around and walks into the Perfect Plex. Perfect holds Flair in it then stops to check on the ref. While he's doing this a man jumps the baracade and runs into the ring and attacks Perfect. The man is revealed to be a returning ARN ANDERSON . Double A taunts the crowd and hits the Spinebuster on Perfect and rolls Flair ontop of Perfect as the ref wakes up and counts. Ric Flair defeats Mr Perfect via run in by Arn Anderson at 17:34 After the match Flair and Anderson celebrate and put the boots to Perfect until WWF Officals throw Anderson and Flair out of the ring and to the entrance way. Bobby Heenan is seen running to the enterance way to Flair and Arn with a big smile. The 3 men celebrate while Perfect is attended to. Then the crowd pops as Flair, Arn and Heenan make the Signal Of Excellence, the Horseman signal!! The first edition of Monday Night Raw ends with the unexpected return of Arn Anderson and the possible WWF debut of the Horsemen!!! Bah Gawd!!

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Warrior Debuts In WCW, Piper Next?

This past Tuesday started a new era in World Championship Wrestling. Clash Of The Champions was hel this past Tuesday and was headlined by a giant 6 man steel cage bout which pitted Sting, Davey Boy SMith and Cactus Jack against Vader, Paul Orndorff and Barry Windham. The bout was extremly bloody and hard fought and ended with the team of Vader, Orndorff and Windham picking up the win. After the match the 3 men attacked the fallen team of Sting, Jack and Smith and current NWA Champion Rick Rude came in to join in on the beating. Then some unfamilar heavy metal music hit and the crowd in the sold out Mecca Arena in Milwaukee, WI lost their minds as the Warrior ran to the ring and took out all 4 men. The crowd was shocked to see The Warrior make his debut with WCW and so were some of it's wrestlers. "I'm very shocked to see him here" said an WCW wrestler who wanted to be anomyous. "He's gonna add that little push WCW needs". The arrival of the Warrior signafies WCW's new found competitiveness with the WWF. Sure, they were competitive before but now it seems those in WCW camp are very much interested with taking down the WWF. Word around WCW now is that ex WWF stars "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, The Road Warriors, Sgt Slaughter and Sid Vicious are all in talks with WCW. Apparently Piper and The Warriors are very close to signing, some even saying Piper has already signed and is set to debut. Slaughter is also talking to southern based USWA about a contract but WCW is seemingly leading the pack. Sid, on the other hand, is a big question mark. Sid is said to be interested in returning to WCW but is also talking to the WWF considering a return there as well. Sid may be the biggest free agent in wrestling today.

Blondes All But Gone

As we reported earlier this week, the now former WCW World Tag Team Champions, The Hollywood Blondes are all but gone from WCW. They droped the titles at COTC to Ricky Steamboat and Shane Douglas and are proably in their final days in WCW. The Blondes, Steve Austin and Brian Pillman, still have 2 weeks of dates they must fufil, including an IWGP tour of Japan where they will battle current IWGP Tag Team Champions Hiroshi Hase and Kensuki Sazaki. Our WWF insider confirmed to us that "great interest" is being shown in the 2 blue chippers.

WWF To Clean House

Our WWF insider has told PWI Weekly that after the Royal Rumble, the WWF will proably begin to get rid of some members of their roster. He says that odds are that most of the releasees will be lower card talent, some names he mentioned are Skinner, The Bushwackers, Koko B Ware, Kamala, The Berzerker and more. Also talk of a certain former WWF Champion being canned is being thrown around, that man is Ric Flair. But this talk may be ended with the debut of Arn Anderson and the proable return of the 4 Horsemen in the WWF. Still, Flair leaving would be a giant loss for the WWF.

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im liking this diary alot YellowDiscipline. Seeing Arn Anderson in the WWF will spark new and interesting matches. And if WWF signs The Hollywood Blondes itll add more fule to the fire.

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WWF Superstars Results

Show starts with a brief over view of the arena and up to Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby The Brain Hennan. They first talk about the card and Heenan mentions the debut of Arn Anderson. Typical Heenan/Gorilla interaction. We go down to the ring for our first bout.

Marty Janetty makes his way to the ring to a big pop, it was his first match in months, hense the pop. His opponent was in ring and was usual loser Barry Horowitz. Typical squash match. Janetty dominates Barry until it's brief end. Susprisgly Marty used the Rocker Dropper for the win, a move which crippled another jobber and cost the WWF big bucks, wouldn't be susprised if he gets a new one soon. Marty Janetty defeats Barry Horowitz with the Rocker Dropper in 3:11. After the match, Janetty celebrated until WWF Intercontental Champion and arch rival Shawn Michaels ran in and attack him, the 2 began to brawl and Michaels exited. Janetty got a mic and told Michaels that if he was the man he said he was, he'd face him for the title at the Royal Rumble. Michaels, shocked and sorta beaten agreed and we've got a new match for RR. And Comercial Break

We come back to Gorilla and Hennan who briefly talk about what just happen. They then cut to the locker room where Sean Mooney is planning to interview Owen and Bret Hart. Bret talks about how Razor Ramon's total scum and how at the Royal Rumble he's gonna prove why he's the People's Champion. Mooney asks Owen about his match later against the man who attacked him 2 weeks ago in Razor Ramon. Owen says that he's ready and he's gonna show Razor what being a Hart is all about. Back to the ring for our next match.

The Headsrinkers make their way to the ring with Afa to a nice heel pop, out next came their oponnents, Knobs and Sags, The Nasty Boys who recieved an nice pop. Pretty iffy match. The Nastys had control throughout the first minutes of the match but the Shrinkers came back with a vengance. They isolate Sags and the 2 break him down. Knobs is tagged in in dramatic fashion and all 4 brawl. Sags gets KO'ed and they Shrinkers take out Knobs for the win. The Headshrinkers Defeat The Nasty Boys via The Samoan Splash in 5:43. Commercial Break

We come back and our next match is to begin. Already in the ring is the challenger, wily Puerto Rican veteran Carlos Colon, making his WWF debut. His opponent was Skinner. A match where Skinner gets over? Nah. Skinner starts things off in his favor and chokes and punches Colon for most of the bout. However Colon come roaring back with a series of slams, suplexes and headbutts. He unleashes a new move, El Golpe de Bayamon (The Bayamon Blow, Rockbottom) and wins an unexpected one. Carlos Colon beats Skinner in 4:12.

We go to a pre-recorded interview with Ric Flair and Arn Anderson. They're obviously gloating over the job they did to Mr Perfect on Raw, which may keep him out for a few weeks. Flair says that he proved that Perfect was weak and nothing. He said that when Perfect was his "executive consultant" he made Flair look weak and said that he made Flair lose more than ever because of Perfect. He said that Perfect was anything but and that he'll prove it anyday, anytime, that was only if Perfect wouldn't run. He said that because Perfect was causing him to look bad and making life in the WWF hell, he needed the thing. The thing that put him at his best, he needed his best friend and the only man on par with Ric Flair, which was Arn Anderson. He said Arn is the meanest, toughest and one of the most technically sound wrestlers in the world. "I don't need to tell you this, Arn." Arn began speaking. He said that he and Flair have eaten bigger things than Perfect for lunch. He said that Perfect was a joke and he wanted to battle Perfect at the Royal Rumble. Flair laughed and said: "People asked me and Double A here what this (horsemen signal) means. He said that in everysport there's a team that shows absolute excellence. In football it's The Cowboys, in baseball It's the Yankees, in hockey it was Edmonton and in basketball it was the Bulls. "This (signal) means absolutle excellence in the art of professial wrestling, this stands for a group of the best who beat the rest, this stands for The 4 Horsemen. We've got 2 here, come Royal Rumble, you'll know the rest hahaha." Wowee commercial time and ME Next.

Main Event Time: Razor Ramon came to the ring to the biggest heel heat of the night. Owen Hart came out to a big pop and the match was underway. Razor thew Owen around early, mocking him. Owen began fighting back with dropkicks and took Ramon down with an aray of slams. Owen was in control and kept it that way for 3 mins. Razor came back with a cheap shot and dominated Owen with power moves including the fall away slam and the top rope back suplex. Razor hit the Raazor's Edge and things were over and Razor pinned but pulled Owen up and hit him with The Edge 2 more times and then mercifully ended it. Razor Ramon beats Owen Hart at 13:01 after the Razor's Edge. After the match Razor celebrated while Owen was out cold. Razor began to put the boots to Owen and went out of the ring and got a steel chair and preceded to beat down the "Rocket" with chair shots over the back and a big one on the head, which busted him open. Then WWF Champ and Owen's brother Bret Hart ran in and Razor slided out. Bret looked over and helped the fallen Owen and stared at Ramon in contempt while Razor was all smiles in the entrance way and shouted "You're Next" at Bret, to end WWF Superstars.

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Good show. Marty/Shawn should be good, and Im interested to see who the new members of the 4H will be. Im also kinda pulling for Razor in the title match at RR.

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WWF Monday Night Raw Preview

Tune in this Monday night for WWF Monday Night Raw, live from the Manhattan Center in New York City. Last week, Ric Flair defeated and seriously injured Mr. Perfect with help with the debuting Arn Anderson, this week you'll see Anderson make his WWF in ring debut. In MNR's main event, you'll see WWF World Heavyweight Champion Bret "Hitman" Hart defend the WWF Title against Papa Shango. Shawn Michaels accepted Marty Janetty's challenge for the Royal Rumble, tonight he'll face Janetty in a "Winner Chooses The Stipulation" bout. You'll also see a special challenge match for the WWF World Tag Team Titles as champions Money Inc defends their crown against former champions The Natural Diasters. The Mighy Yokozuna will do battle with the All American Hacksaw Jim Duggan and Bam Bam Bigelow will be in action. Also word around the WWF is that Bobby Heenan will announce who "The Narcisist" is. So Join Vince McMahon, "Macho Man" Randy Savage and Rob Barlett for Monday Night Raw, live this monday at 8pm on USA Network.

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WWF Monday Night Raw Report: January 11, 1993

The show once again opens to a shot of the Manhattan Center, who are very excited, and cut to MNR's announcing team of Vince McMahon, "Macho Man" Randy Savage and Imus In The Morning's own Rob Barlett. Word is that unless tonight he's great, Barlett's gone. Vince hypes the card, manily the Bret-Shango match, the Michaels-Janetty match and the debuts of Arn Anderson and Bobby Heenan's Narcissist. Savage mentions the other matches and Barlett bombs in his opening line. He's gone. Down we go for our opening bout.

Bam Bam Bigelow makes his way down to the ring with Luna to a nice heel opponent. His opponent, Steven Doll is already in the ring and are match has begun. Total squash here. Doll gets about 0 offense in and falls to the Bam Bam Man. Bam Bam Bigelow defeats Steven Doll via Nuclear Splash at 3:35. Post match Luna and Bam Bam begin to put the boots to Doll. All of a sudden the Big Effing Boss Man runs down the ring and chases both out. BBM grabs a mic and tells Bam Bam that he broke the law during his short tenure in the WWF (pre diary he beat the crap out of jobbers in late 93) and that he'll face Hard Time at the Royal Rumble. New Mathc Signed kids.

We go backstage to Mene Gene who's with Hacksaw Jim Duggan and Gene's asking him about his match with Yokozuna tonight. Hacksaw speaks of Yoko not being knocked down and that he's gonna knock hi down tonight cause that's what Hacksaw Jim Duggan does. Hacksaw says he's gonna beat up Yoko for the good ole USA. Tough Guy!!!

We go back to the arena, Vince makes a brief mention of Duggan and we go to the ring for bout numero dos. In the ring is Damien Demento, his opponent, Tatanka, enters to a great pop. Basic semi squash here. Demento gets some early offense in but Tatanka comes roaring back. He whips double D into the rops and blamo to beat the weirdo with little at most difficulty. Tatanka beats Damien Demento via End Of The Trail at 4:21 Break Time!

We comeback to MNR with the Natural Diasters already in the ring to a nice pop, awaiting the arrival of WWF Tag Champs Money Inc. The Inc make their way to the ring to a big heel pop. Basic match here. Diasters get the upper hand early by beating down IRS. IRS comes back and he and Dibase work over an hurt Typhoon. Double clothesline, DIbase tags in IRS, Typhoon tags in Quake and all 4 men begin a rumblin'. Typhoon gets knocked out of the ring and Quake is fighting both members of the Inc. IRS distracts the referee and the Million Dollar man grabs their steel briefcase and cracks it over the head of Earthquake and gets the pin. A very nefarious win. WWF Tag Team Champions Money Inc defeat The Natural Diasters via Ted Dibase briefcase blow and pin on Earthquake at 7:56. We cut to commercials.

Back to MNR and Bobby "The Brain" Heenan is in the ring, which is adorned with blue and white fabric over the ring ropes and 2 big mirrors in the ring. Heenan begins to talk. "For the past 2 months, I've told you humanoids that I have found a man with no flaws, a man above men. A man who's phisique puts the rest of the WWF's to shame and has all the attributes of the greatest wrestlers of all time rolled into one. A man who, unlike some people who are on the shelf right now because of Ric Flair and Arn Anderson, is absolutly perfect. And folks tonight is the night that's gonna make history because right here, right now I am going to unvail the future, The Narcisst. So get everyone into the room, call Aunt Gladys and tell her to tune on Raw and wheel Grandma down from the attic because this is big news. Ok Ok, no more hype, ladies and gentlemen I present to you..."The Narcisst" LEX LUGER!!!" Luger, in an blue, triangarly robe makes his way to the ring to a mixed reaction. Luger, because he's a Narcisst, one who loves themself, loves him some mirrors and basically takes his rope off and flexes his muscles and shows off his phisique as Heenan make homoerotic squeals to the phisique. Weird? Yes. Luger then gets the mic and says that if he thinks that only his body's perfect, you have to see him in the ring. And he says that you'll see that first hand because he's entering the Royal Rumble. Then more flexing and we go to Mene Gene in the Royal Rumble control center.

Gene hypes the Rumble, which is 2 weeks away live Sunday January 24 from the Arco Arena in Sacramento, CA. He begins hype. He first hypes the 3 new RR matches announced. The first is a Number One Contenders for the WWF Tag Team Titles Match as The Steiner Brothers battle The Beverly Brothers. The second is the just signed Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Big Boss Man. The third and final bout is the WWF Intercontental Title Match as champion "The Heartbreak Kid" Shawn Michaels batlles former partner Marty Janetty. Gene shows a package of the hatred between the 2 and dives deeper as he ponders which side Sensation Sherri will be on. He again hypes the "Main Event" which will be the WWF Champion Bret "Hitman" Hart defending his crown against "The Bad Guy" Razor Ramon. Then he gets to the real Main Event, the Royal Rumble match. He says that 5 more superstars have been added to the Royal Rumble match. They are: Arn Anderson, "The Narcisst" Lex Luger, Earthquake, Typhoon and Owen Hart. Gene again said more was to be announced in the comming weeks and said to watch the WWF Television Network for info. Comercial break

We come back to the ring and Vince mentions that our next bout is the Winner Chooses The Stipulation match, where the winner will choose the stipulation in their RR match. WWF Intercontinental Champion Shawn Michaels makes his way to the ring to a big heel pop. Marty Janetty enters to a huge ovation and the match is under way. Great match here. The 2 wrestlers kept the match very even throughout. Michaels got an early lead on Janetty but Marty came roaring back until a Michaels low blow and subsequint submission work over. Janetty came back striking Michaels with various punches and dropkicks. Janetty tried for the Rocker Dropper but Michaels reversed it and hit Marty with the back suplex. Shawn went for a cover but to no avail. Michaels went for the superkick but Marty ducked and hit a big roll up for the upset. Marty Janetty defeats Shawn Michaels via inside cradle at 12:57. Michaels took his belt and left. Jametty got a mic and announced the stipulation he chose was a No DQ/No Countout match because he knew Shawn would try to run or try to get himself DQed because he wants to keep the belt. Very Interesting. Cut to Vince who's talks that match's importance and junk. He then says he has a special announcement, which is demonstrated on screen in a video.

Video Hype Time: Various American symbols are shown (bald eagle, Mt Rushmore, ect). Then "Real American" hits and various old Hulk Hogan clips are shown. Then the man himself, Hulk Hogan is on screen and says the legendary "Next Week The Hulkster's Back Brother, whatcha gonna do Monday Night Raw when Hulkamania Runs Wild On You?!!!" Hogan's back next week. Yay? Comercials

Back to the ring, random jobber Rich Myers is in the ring. Suddnely an Horsemen esq song hits and out comes Arn Anderson along with Ric Flair to gigantic boos. Nice squash here, all to get Double A over. Dub A sends Myers into the ropes and, ouch, that looked like he's paralyzedArn Anderson defeats Rich Myers via the Anderson Spinebuster at 3:41 Flair and Double A celebrate. Suddenly a familar voice is played over the Manhattan Center's PA. It's Mr Perfect. Perfect indicates Arn and Flair hurt him bad and his doctors said he can't wrestler, but he's back come Royal Rumble and if either one of Flair or Anderson has the guts, they'll face him. Arn takes the mic and accepts, saying if beating him in a match is as easy as it was last week, the Rumble's gonna be a breeze. Oooh. Boy. Cut to video Hype.

A video is aired of Japanese sites and culture (ninjas, samuaris and Mount Fuji) Then we see a collage of footage of Japanese wrestling. A dragon is shown once again and text is shown saying The Great Muta: Coming At The Royal Rumble. Wowwee.

Back to the ring, Hacksaw Jim Duggan comes to the ring to a great pop. Out next is his opponent The 500 pound monster Yokozuna along with manager Mr. Fuji enter the ring and we're underway. Sorta squash here. Dugan starts off trying to KO Yoo with punches and clotheslines. He staggers him and attemps to slam him, which hurts his back. Yoko beats the christ out of ole Hacksaw for 4 minutes and the end is near. Lands a belly to belly suplex, drops the big legdrop and drags him to the corner. You know what happens next. BAM! Yokozuna defeats Hacksaw Jim Duggan via Banzai Drop at 7:11. Post match Yoko lands the Banzai drop 2 more times on Duggan, even more making him the anti USA heel. Cut to a pre recorded interview.

Harvey Effing Whippleman is on screen. He says that every opponent he's thrown at the Undertaker, he's demolished. Kamala, Mr Hughes, ect. He says now, he's found a man who's bigger and stronger than the Deadman and will not only end his career, but will end his LIFE. Jesus that's harsh. He then tells Taker to watch his back at the Rumble. Comercial break. Main Event Next!!

Main Event Time BayBah!! The evil vodoo man Papa Shango enters to a ok heel reaction. His opponent, WWF Champion Bret Hart enters to a giant face pop, biggest of the night. Shango gets some early offense but not alot. Bret comes back and basically beats the crap out of Shango and wraps him up in the Sharpshooter and tappy time. Bret Hart defeats Papa Shango via Sharpshooter at 4:32. Post match Bret celebrates until a man jumps the baracade and attacks Bret. That man was Bret's opponent at the Rumble, Razor Ramon. Bah Gawd the feud never ends.

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