What the World Was Watching: WWF Superstars – March 28, 1992
By LScisco on 12th July 2023
Vince McMahon and Mr. Perfect handle commentary, starting a new taping cycle in Mobile, Alabama. According to thehistoryofwwe.com, the taping took place on March 9.
Opening Contest: The Undertaker (w/Paul Bearer) (7-0) pins Lee Armstrong after the Tombstone in 58 seconds:
The crowd gives the Undertaker a big pop for his entrance so his babyface run is working perfectly. Armstrong is quickly destroyed and stuffed in a body bag. The Undertaker then stomps on it as McMahon says that fate awaits Jake Roberts at WrestleMania.
Gene Okerlund’s Update segment shows a recent press conference given by WWF Champion Ric Flair and Mr. Perfect that no one attended. Flair recaps the photographs that have been released so far and pulls out a scarf that Elizabeth wore in one of them. He sniffs it and says that he will wear it at WrestleMania VIII and enjoy the “sweet smell of success” in the Hoosier Dome.
Papa Shango (6-0) pins David Taylor after the reverse shoulderbreaker in 53 seconds:
Perfect talks about how he wants Elizabeth’s scarf because the scent is intoxicating. Shango does a headbutt off the ropes and finishes Taylor in less than a minute.
Prison bars are shown in “C-Block” and a voice says that the Big Bossman is soon going to pay.
The Big Bossman (6-0-1) defeats Barry Horowitz after the Bossman Slam at 1:22:
The Bossman steals Horowitz’s pat on the back taunt to set up blasting him in the face with an uppercut. The Bossman appears motivated again, working quickly to vanquish Horowitz with the Bossman Slam. He handcuffs Horowitz to the ropes and threatens him before posing for fans.
The Natural Disasters (6-0) defeat Bob Morgan & Dale Wolfe when Typhoon pins Morgan after the Tidal Wave at 2:29:
In the split screen, WWF Tag Team Champions Money Incorporated and Jimmy Hart tell the Disasters that heartache and frustration awaits them at WrestleMania. Morgan wrestles in the t-shirt, looking like a fan was pulled out of the crowd for the match. Maybe for that reason he absorbs nearly all of the Disasters’ offense as the big men continue an unbeaten march to WrestleMania.
Okerlund interviews Sid Justice and Harvey Wippleman. Sid runs down the four “demandments” of Hulkamania, saying that he has been training for five years to face Hulk Hogan, that all of the vitamins in the world will not help Hogan at WrestleMania, that fans need to believe in him because they need to believe in a winner, and that the only prayer that will help Hogan is one that Sid gets struck by lightning leaving the arena because that is the only chance in hell Hogan has for success. Sid closes by saying that by the laws of the jungle it makes sense that a powerful force like him is about to take out an aging veteran like Hogan. This was great fodder for a promo.
El Matador (9-0) pins Doug Somers after El Paso del Muerte at 1:01:
McMahon notes that Hogan and El Matador are the only two wrestlers to appear at every WrestleMania. Win-loss records are not discussed because while Hogan sports an unbeaten mark, El Matador has not won since the first edition of the event. This squash is in keeping with other quick matches today as a backdrop sets up El Paso del Muerte. The win makes El Matador the first superstar to get to ten singles wins for the year.
Former WCW Champion Lex Luger appears in a commercial to hype the WBF Bodystars show.
Okerlund does the WrestleMania VIII Report. Randy Savage says that Elizabeth will talk later this weekend about why WWF Champion Ric Flair is a total liar. He says that he is going after Flair, Perfect, Bobby Heenan, and the publisher of WWF Magazine. Hulk Hogan talks about waiting for his spot to be WWF champion again and that the title is just a tool for him to educate his fans. He tells Sid that he is just another slimeball that he must go through.
The Last Word: Lex Luger’s appearance in the WBF commercial marked his first appearance in a WWF project. Due to his WCW contract, Luger would not be able to compete until the following year but older WWF fans would know that his appearance telegraphed an eventual transition into the company which was a big coup for the WWF to sign the last two WCW champions in as many years. In terms of the show, Sid Justice continues to put in good work for his main event match against Hulk Hogan but announcements of Hogan’s departure have put a damper on the match as it telegraphed that Hogan would go over in his “last match.”
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