• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (May 10, 1993) – WWF Monday Night RAW
On this day in 1993, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Monday Night RAW’.
It was broadcasted from the Manhattan Center in New York City, New York and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF King of the Ring 1993’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
1. Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Typhoon
2. Yokozuna vs. P.J.Walker
3. Mr. Perfect vs. Iron Mike Sharpe
4. Mr. Hughes vs. The Cannonball Kid (Sean Waltman)
5. Lumberjack Match: Hacksaw Jim Duggan vs. Shawn Michaels
WATCH: Awesome Sideview Of Paige’s Juggs:
• WWE Hall Of Famer Says Paul Heyman Can Make SmackDown On FOX Successful
WWE’s SmackDown will be moving to FOX in October and WWE is under a lot of pressure to draw good viewership (which they aren’t drawing as of now).
During a recent edition of Busted Open Radio, WWE Hall of Famer Bubba Ray Dudley talked about how Paul Heyman can make SmackDown on FOX a success.
Below is what Bubba said:
“I find myself confused what is going to happen with the whole Friday night thing and I get what you’re saying about real-time as a wrestling fan what is going to get me to watch wrestling on a Friday night?
From a creative point of view, I would hand Paul Heyman the pencil and say ‘go get em’. Because he is probably the only proven one that comes out to make SmackDown special.
I think just the fact that people know Heyman is in creative control and that’s not something WWE is going to let out and I don’t think that is something that should be announced. Like ‘Hey Paul Heyman is in charge of SmackDown creative’.
What I’m saying is that is what I would do. If there is one person that would make SmackDown successful and has a proven track record of making SmackDown a definitively better show than Raw, it was Paul Heyman. Probably what in 2003-2004? We know he can get the job done.
I would put the pencil in his hand and say, ‘hey what can you do with this?’ I think his creativity with that show and the way that he knows how to use Characters and gel them with storylines would work.”