“Macho Man” Randy Savage vs. Yokozuna
LOVE this shot. But it’s worth making a point — there was an unprecedented and mostly unmatched drop in WWF business around this time period.
Look right between Randy and Yoko, above Fuji’s head. Note that there are no more than maybe two dozen rows of fans in this audience. That wasn’t unusual for these years, despite the presence of a number of great workers in the company at the time. The revised-history version of things holds that the WWF pounded WCW perennially until the nWo was formed; during various spots in the early 90s, WCW drew ratings well above the WWF’s, and sometimes came out on top in live events, as well.
I’m not sure if the date is right, but this match did take place somewhere in Baltimore on 2/3/93. The gate for that show — which, in addition to Savage and Yokozuna, featured The Steiner Brothers, Tito Santana, Kamala, marquee matches pitting Bob Backlund against Shawn Michaels and Tatanka against Razor Ramon, and more — drew only 1,800 fans.