• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (May 23, 1994) – WWF Monday Night RAW
On this day in 1994, the World Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Monday Night RAW’.
It was broadcasted from the Struthers Field House in Youngstown, Ohio and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF King of the Ring 1994’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
1. Owen Hart vs. Doink The Clown
2. Duke Droese vs. Barry Horowitz
3. IRS vs. Gary Sabaugh
4. Nikolai Volkoff vs. Matt Hardy
• Vince Russo Says RAW Wrestler’s Promos Are Hurting His Character
While speaking to AfterBuzz TV podcast, former WWF Attitude Era writer Vince Russo said that WWE is doing one thing wrong with WWE Champion Drew McIntyre. He claimed that McIntyre doesn’t know who he is, and he needs to work on that.
Below is what Russo said:
“I love Drew, I’ve had Drew on my show, I’m a big Drew fan. Bro, when I’m sitting here watching Drew cut that promo, I’m watching it and I’m like, he doesn’t know who he is.
He’s trying to be funny, then he’s serious, it’s not coming across genuine. So that’s telling me, the writer has not tapped into who Drew McIntyre is. And that promo is coming across as very non-sincere, and it’s hurting his character, and I can see that just by looking at it that, bro, that’s not who he is. That’s not what he would say. This is coming across very, very forced.
He’s gotta stand up for his character. You know, Drew McIntyre’s brand only belongs to Drew McIntyre. There’s going to come a point where Drew McIntyre is not working for the WWE, so Drew McIntyre is a brand. He’s got to protect that brand.
If something isn’t right, if something doesn’t feel right, he has to say something. The key is, how does he say it? Guys, I had every wrestler not like something I wrote, but bro, if you came at me with, ‘Oh bro, this sh*t sucks,’ we ain’t gonna have much of a conversation.
But if you’re coming to me like The Rock did this all the time, ‘Vince, I read this script, I know what you’re after, I like it, but if we did it this way,’ bro, 100% of the time, I’m going with that.”