-Where Are We Now: Royal Rumble, 1994. John Bobbitt has recently lost his penis, and on a related note the Buffalo Bills are about to lose their fourth consecutive Super Bowl. The professional wrestling landscape has changed little since our last check in.
-Episode 41: Razor Ramon vs. Diesel, which ends with interference by Shawn Michaels and the 1-2-3 Kid. HHH won't debut for a bit yet, but this is the first time the whole Kliq has shared the ring on RAW.
-Saint Bobby: "Yokozuna's eyes were huge! I've never seen his eyes that round!" As RAW's worn on, he's definitely been told to tone it down, but he's still getting them in there.
-Speaking of Bobby Heenan, he's thrown out of the building and straight out of the WWF at the end of episode 42. We'll see you in a couple years, Bobby. It's still a bit until we get the dream team of Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler, and various people take over color commentary duties. Vince may not have exactly been Gordon Solie in the announcer's booth, but he played an excellent straight man for Bobby Heenan. For the next few weeks, we get guest commentators, including Jim Cornette (great of course), the Quebeccers (a lot better than you'd expect), Shawn Michaels (still coming into his own on the microphone), and Ted DiBiase at the Rumble.
-And on the subject of Vince, here's one thing you have to respect about him, regardless of your opinions of him. Over the course of his time operating the WWF/E, he's had to learn and adopt all kinds of different and often unexpected skills. He's been a broadcaster, an actor, a television producer- and those are just the really big bullet points. If you want to be successful, you have to be able to adapt and learn- and if Vince took on a task, at the very minimum he would be 'decent' at it.
-More memorable debuts in 1993: Scott Taylor (who'd start dancing in a few years time), "Sparky Plugg" Thurmann Holly, and Kwang, who would later start wearing a chest protector to the ring.
-On that note, they've never dressed Roman Reigns up in an American flag and forced you to choose between cheering him and booing America. Be thankful for small things.
-RAW is definitely becoming more 'dramatic' during this peroid. Randy Savage and Crush are trying to make people believe that they were once friends and now hate each other; HBK and Razor Ramon are having a very personal feud over who the real Intercontinental champion is. We're starting to depart from the "interviews and matches" formula to feature more 'outside the ropes' content.
-Marty Jannetty Is A Schnook: After getting beaten around by Johnny Polo and the Quebeccers, he and the 1-2-3 Kid win the Tag Team Championships on RAW- only to lose them on a house show later that week, rating a thirty second mention.