REWIND-A-WAI #12: WWF King of the Ring 1993

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John Pollock and Wai Ting review WWF King of the Ring 1993, a PPV featuring a one-night tournament with Bret “The Hitman” Hart, Mr. Perfect, Bam Bam Bigelow, Lex Luger, Razor Ramon and more.

Plus, WWF Champion Hulk Hogan defends against Yokozuna in a rematch from WrestleMania IX.

This edition of the show is presented by Espresso Executive Producer, Ian Kushner.

Watch the full event on the WWE Network here.

WWF King of the Ring 1993
June 13, 1993
Nutter Center
Dayton, OH

King Of The Ring 1993 Final: Bret Hart vs. Bam Bam Bigelow
WWF World Heavyweight Title: Hulk Hogan © vs. Yokozuna
*Semi Final: Bret Hart vs. Mr. Perfect
*First Round: Bret Hart vs. Razor Ramon
*First Round: Mr. Perfect vs. Mr. Hughes
*First Round: Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Jim Duggan
First Round: Lex Luger vs. Tatanka
WWF Intercontinental Title: Shawn Michaels © vs. Crush
*The Smoking Gunns & The Steiner Brothers vs. Money Inc. & The Headshrinkers

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Good review of a subtly, under-the-radar historic show as far as how the direction of the company was changing before, during and after.

My biggest takeaway was the rundown of all of the King of Ring winners (from the PPV era of the event). It’s interesting that nobody really remembers the tournaments themselves. If they picked a guy worth pushing (Owen, Austin, HHH, Lesnar), we remember the event as a success. If they picked a bum (Mabel, Billy Gunn), we remember the event as a failure. The tournament is almost incidental as the vehicle used for the push because it happened to be on the calendar.

Both Mr Perfect matches happen to be on the first Bret Hart DVD. I saw the Summerslam one multiple times, but I don’t think I ever saw the King of the Ring one, so I paused the podcast in the middle of the conversation about the match and put on the DVD to watch it.

In fairness, the 95 and 99 shows were both dreadful. Regardless of the winner, those shows would still be complete garbage.