This is the definition of a classic match with a classic build; both leading up to the match and the match itself. Not a lot of people talk about “Mr. Perfect” Curt Hennig and Ric Flair’s “Loser Leaves WWE” match from early-1993. Not only was it one of the best (FREE) RAW matches of all time, it was one of the WWE’s best matches PERIOD, and should have put Hennig over as one of the top babyfaces in the company. Unfortunately, the rivalry came up on the short end of feuds against “The All-American/Lex Express” Lex Luger and “The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels throughout the rest of 1993, and essentially letting this memorable RAW moment be cast aside.
When a series of nagging injuries forced “Mr Perfect” Curt Hennig to became a color commentator, he also took on the role of executive assistant to “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair, notably being at his side when Flair won the 1992 Royal Rumble, therefore capturing the WWE Championship. However, the relationship between the two men soured (no thanks to Bobby Heenan) then completely imploded when Hennig turned babyface (good guy), teaming with “Macho Man” Randy Savage at the 1992 Survivor Series against Ric Flair and Razor Ramon. Savage and Hennig won the match by disqualification, and a singles feud between Flair and Hennig commenced.
After Hennig eliminated Flair at the 1993 Royal Rumble, the feud lead to a staple pro wrestling match-style, the Loser-Leaves-“Town” Match on the January 25, 1993 episode of Raw, however the “town” in question was the WWE. Curt Hennig would defeat Flair, therefore ending Flair’s short WWE tenure.