What the World Was Watching: WWF Prime Time Wrestling – April 6, 1992
By LScisco on 26th July 2023
Vince McMahon moderates the panel, which includes Gene Okerlund, Hillbilly Jim, Bobby Heenan, and Mr. Perfect. This is another one-hour edition of the show. McMahon announces that Randy Savage in the new WWF champion and that the Ultimate Warrior returned at WrestleMania. Heenan is irate that Savage cheated to win the title and no one seems to care.
Footage from WrestleMania VIII shows Randy Savage celebrating with the WWF title, Bret Hart celebrating with the Intercontinental title, and the Undertaker pinning Jake Roberts. Papa Shango is also shown doing a spell and laughing in Sid Justice’s locker room before the main event, explaining why he came to the ring after the Hulk Hogan-Sid main event. That run-in is shown, along with the Warrior’s return. Sid and Harvey Wippleman do a taped promo about how they came close to ending Hulkamania only to be thwarted by the Warrior. Sid begs the Warrior to get in his business. The Warrior rebuts how the spirits of Hulkamania compelled him to bring his warriors to WrestleMania.
Okerlund talks about how the Undertaker impressed him with his resilience by getting up from Jake Roberts’ DDTs. This allows McMahon to segway into some hype for the WrestleMania VIII Hotline where fans can dial 1-900-909-WWF8 to get the results of the show and interviews with the combatants for $1.49 for the first minute and 99 cents thereafter.
El Matador (10-1) beats Skinner (4-3) after El Paso del Muerte at 6:07:
This match took place in Biloxi, Mississippi on March 10. El Matador gets an early two count from a knee lift but ends up getting tossed to the floor where Skinner does some damage, breaking up moves by running in and out of the ring. Skinner’s attempt at using a Flair pin is thwarted when the referee sees what he is doing and he then ducks his head too early on an Irish Whip, allowing El Matador hit his finisher and prevail. This was another bad Skinner match as his offense remains uninteresting. Rating: ¾*
Chris Walker (1-2) pins Barry Horowitz after a flying body press at 4:05:
Sean Mooney and Lord Alfred Hayes spend the bout talking about Walker’s physique and how he could compete and do well in the WBF. Walker throws a lot of arm drags and a double underhook suplex from Horowitz does not keep him down. He nails Horowitz in the mid-section when Horowitz tries a flying double axe handle and does a short comeback, winning without fanfare with the flying body press. Walker does fine executing moves but there is not a lot of polish in his transitions from one move to the next.
Hillbilly Jim puts over the WrestleMania VIII Coliseum Video.
Paul Ellering is shown in a back alley somewhere. He says that this is where the Legion of Doom began and where they feel at home. The Legion join him as talks about the importance of detail in making a good team great, saying that is the role he is playing for the team. Animal calls out the Beverly Brothers and the Genius, saying that the Beverlys rich background contrasts to what the Legion had to deal with. Hawk adds that the Legion are going to drive the Beverlys down a road to ruin. Aside from the Beverlys mention, this was a repeat of the same promo given at WrestleMania VIII.
Virgil (6-1) beats Kato (0-7) via submission to the Million Dollar Dream at 7:29:
This is the second time these have wrestled this year. Virgil won the first encounter on Superstars on February 8. This encounter took place in Mobile, Alabama on March 9. Hayes urges Kato to rip Virgil’s face mask off and hit him in the face but the former Orient Express member does not heed that advice. Virgil struggles to wrestle with the face mask, constantly playing with it during the match. Ted DiBiase’s former bodyguard struggles to backdrop Kato over the top rope and misses a plancha, allowing Kato to take over. A superkick gets two and Kato locks in a chinlock after Virgil gets two from a body press off the ropes. Virgil fights back and after taking Kato to the turnbuckle ten times, a side Russian leg sweep gets two. Kato tries a chop to block a sunset flip but misses and as Kato checks the damage to his hand, Virgil locks in the Million Dollar Dream. The finish was nice but Kato needed to show more on offense to make it look like Virgil was going to lose. Rating: *¾
Tatanka (11-0) pins Brad Avery after the Samoan drop at 1:23:
After beating Rick Martel the previous day at WrestleMania, Tatanka rolls through Avery without problems, continuing his unbeaten streak.
Repo Man (8-0) defeats Jim Powers after a lariat at 4:47:
Powers stuns Repo Man with a clothesline for two and traps him in a schoolboy roll up for two as well. Like Jake Roberts did last week on March to WrestleMania, Repo throws Powers over the top rope to take control, slow down the pace, and get a back suplex for two. After a Repo blind charge, Powers mounts a comeback and gets two from a dropkick. An O’Connor roll effort is blocked, though, and Repo throws a quick lariat to escape with a win. After the match, Repo chokes Powers with his tow rope. Like Skinner, Repo Man had dreadful offense and it was hard to sit through a lot of his matches. Rating: ½*
The Last Word: When the big feature match is El Matador-Skinner that is a sign that this is a broadcast to miss. The big news coming out of WrestleMania is that the Ultimate Warrior will be feuding with Sid Justice. Another feud is starting between the Legion of Doom and the Beverly Brothers but it is off to a weak start. The promo that aired on this show made it seem like the Beverlys had insulted the Legion in some way but nothing like that has aired on television. The feud is also a major downgrade for the Legion’s booking as they are placed in a program with a team that no one gives a chance to, similar to the previous year when the Legion were feuding with the Orient Express.
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