WWF Prime Time Wrestling 2/24/1992

World Wrestling Federation presents Prime Time Wrestling
From: Various Locations

Matches: (original matches)
1.) Tito Santana defeated Hercules
2.) Bushwhackers defeated Skinner & Brooklyn Brawler
3.) Berzerker defeated Don Richter by count-out
4.) Bret Hart defeated The Mountie by disqualification
5.) Ted DiBiase & IRS defeated Omar Atlas & Terry Daniels

Angle Developments/Notes:
1.) Vince McMahon, Slick, Gorilla Monsoon, Bobby Heenan and Mr. Perfect are on the panel this week. They continue to discuss the WWF World Championship match between Flair and Savage. Of course, they also talk about Sid vs. Hogan in the second main event.

2.) Hercules gets control on Santana with a side headlock on the mat, but Santana counters with a head scissors. Hercules nails Santana with a right hand, but Santana comes back with a kick to the chest and strikes. Santana runs the ropes and avoids a leapfrog to hit a crossbody for a near fall. Santana keeps wrist control and jabs Hercules several times. Hercules dumps Santana through the ropes to the floor. Hercules delivers a short arm clothesline for a near fall. Hercules keeps Santana on the mat with a chin lock. Santana gets to his feet and elbows Hercules a few times to break free. Santana comes off the ropes, but is met with a clothesline. Hercules heads to the top rope, but is met with a boot to the face. Santana hammers away on Hercules before hitting a dropkick. Santana hits a flying forearm, but Hercules got his boot on the bottom rope. Hercules tries for a cover with his feet on the ropes, but Santana kicks out. Santana atomic drops Hercules and comes off the ropes to hit a second flying forearm for the clean win. (*1/2. Not too bad of a match as I expected the action to be a lot slower and drawn out. The pace wasn’t as bad and it held my interest for the most part.)

3.) Mean Gene hosts the Update segment. Gene continues to promote the double main event for Mania VIII.

4.) The panel discusses the match between WWF Intercontinental Champion Roddy Piper and Bret Hart at WrestleMania VIII. Heenan believes that Bret Hart is the man to win because he doesn’t want to return home and tell his father that he lost to a guy in a skirt.

5.) Mountie attacks Bret Hart on the floor while Bret was giving his shades away. Mountie hits Bret with a chair a few times. Mountie rolls Hart into the ring and delivers a few stomps. Bret responds with several strikes in the corner. Mountie sends Hart chest first into the corner. Mountie nails Bret with a spinning elbow strike for a two count. Mountie puts Hart in a tree of woe in the corner and stomps on Bret several times. Mountie chokes Bret in the corner while Bret is still in the tree of woe. Mountie locks in a chin lock, but Bret doesn’t give in. Bret elbows free from Mountie and runs the ropes, but is met with a knee strike to the midsection. Mountie spikes Hart with a piledriver for a near fall. Hart comes off the ropes and kicks Mountie to the mat. Mountie stomps on Hart to regain control and tries for a slam, but Hart counters. Mountie holds onto the ropes, but Hart hammers away with right hands against the ropes. Hart atomic drops Mountie and delivers a backbreaker. Hart goes to the middle rope hitting a forearm drop. Hart decks Jimmy Hart off the apron to the floor. Hart locks in the Sharpshooter, but the Nasty Boys slide into the ring and attack Hart. WWF IC Champion Roddy Piper enters the ring and saves Hart. Hart and Piper stand tall in the ring. They have a face-off with Hart holding the title. Piper leaves without incident. (*1/2. A fine match and solid aftermath to give some focus and attention to the IC Title scene.)

6.) The panel continues to talk about WrestleMania. Vince thinks that Heenan is afraid of Randy Savage challenging Ric Flair. McMahon thinks they are using old school psychology. Gorilla doesn’t think they know anything on Savage.

7.) This is the second time that Ted DiBiase and IRS are working as a tag team on television. Their first outing was on the 2/22 Superstars show. It would appear they are going to be a team moving forward. They actually won the WWF Tag Team Championships from the Legion of Doom on 2/7, but it has not yet been mentioned on television.

Final Thoughts:
Kind of a boring overall episode as there are a lot of repetitive segments that don’t add anything to the show. The Hart/Piper stuff was good to give that match some promotion for the PPV. I am a fan of Money Inc., so to see their formation is cool. This was probably a skippable week of PrimeTime.

Thanks for reading.

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