WWF Prime Time Wrestling 3/16/1992

World Wrestling Federation presents Prime Time Wrestling
From: Various Locations

1.) The Mountie defeated Jim Powers
2.) Repo Man defeated Jimmy Snuka
3.) Davey Boy Smith defeated Shawn Michaels by disqualification
4.) Tatanka defeated The Warlord

Angle Developments/Notes:
1.) Vince McMahon, Bobby Heenan, Mr. Perfect, Slick, and Gorilla Monsoon are on the panel. McMahon talks about the pictures of Flair and Elizabeth. Heenan claims they have more photographs. McMahon notes that Savage denies there was a previous relationship, but Heenan would expect nothing less from Savage.

2.) WWF Magazine Update with Mean Gene features Gene promoting the double main event taking place at WrestleMania VIII. Hogan arrived at a press conference in a bus. There was a verbal dispute between Hogan and Sid at the press conference.

3.) Back to the panel, Heenan and Perfect are still looking at the pictures in the latest WWF Magazine. Heenan notes that there are two towels with an R and L. Heenan also notes that there’s a show on television that could signal it’s true and Vince says it is damning evidence.

4.) Mountie taunts Powers against the ropes and casually walks off to taunt the fans by flexing. Powers backs Mountie against the ropes and is shove backed by Mountie. Powers atomic drops Mountie over the top to the floor. Jimmy Hart gets on the apron, but Powers decks Mountie with a strike to the midsection. Powers knocks Mountie to the floor and Mountie regroups on the aisle with Hart. Mountie returns and delivers strikes and a leaping back elbow to drop Powers to the mat. Mountie rams Powers face first into the turnbuckle with a modified hammerlock on Powers. Powers battles back by biting Mountie’s forehead and rams Mountie into the corner face first several times into the corner. Powers clotheslines Mountie to the mat, and Mountie begs off. Powers dropkicks Mountie to the floor. Mountie grabs his shock stick and zaps Powers with it leading to the cheap victory. (*. A fine squash match for Mountie, but I wish that Powers had some creditability to justify Mountie needing to cheat in order to win.)

5.) The panel continue to discuss Flair and Savage. Heenan thinks that Savage has a better chance at winning the title than he does keeping his marriage together.

6.) Repo backs Snuka into a corner and delivers several strikes for the early advantage. Repo backdrops Snuka out of the corner and delivers a backbreaker. Repo misses an elbow drop and Snuka delivers several strikes to the shoulder of Repo. Snuka shoulder blocks Repo and goes back to an arm bar. Snuka keeps Repo on the mat with an arm bar. Repo breaks free with an eye rake. Repo delivers a few strikes to Snuka against the ropes. Snuka nails Repo with a chop coming off the ropes and plays to the crowd. Snuka plays to the crowd for a bit. Snuka knee lifts Repo against the ropes, but Repo delivers a strike to stagger Snuka. Repo continues with a an axe handle strike to the back. Repo throat thrusts Snuka knocking the legend to the mat. Repo drives Snuka down to the mat with a back suplex for a near fall. Repo keeps Snuka on the mat with a chin lock and a strike to the head. Snuka elbows free, but is met with a knee strike to the midsection. Repo rams Snuka into the corner face first, but Snuka blocks a strike and chops Repo several times in the corner. Snuka hits a middle rope crossbody, but only gets a two count. Repo misses Snuka in the corner and is met with a back suplex. The crowd is behind Snuka as Snuka heads to the top rope. Snuka misses a swanton bomb, and Repo pins Snuka for the win. (1/2*. It’s crazy how far Snuka has fallen in the WWF to be losing cleanly to Repo Man. I can’t believe that Snuka’s nostalgia run in 1992 will run much longer than the spring.)

7.) The panel talk about Jake Roberts and the Undertaker match at WrestleMania VIII. Heenan says that Roberts is going to come up with something for Undertaker.

8.) Michaels gets a headlock on Bulldog, but tries for a shoulder block and doesn’t budge Bulldog. Bulldog shoves Michaels through the ropes to the floor where Michaels freaks out and is consoled by Sherri. Michaels returns to the ring to confront Bulldog, but backs off quickly. Bulldog keeps a headlock on Michaels to prevent being sent into the ropes. Bulldog avoids a catapult with a headbutt on the mat. Bulldog lifts Michaels up and down to the mat by his arm. Bulldog decks Michaels with a clothesline, but Sherri causes a distraction allowing a superkick by Michaels. Michaels stomps on Bulldog to keep control of the bout. Michaels backdrops Bulldog coming off the ropes and connects with a back elbow. Michaels keeps a chin lock on Bulldog, but doesn’t get a submission. Bulldog elbows free, but is sent through the ropes to the floor. Sherri crawls on the floor and taunts Bulldog. Michaels leaps off the apron to forearm Bulldog into the guard railing. Michaels rolls Bulldog back into the ring and goes to the top hitting an axe handle for a two count. Michaels keeps a sleeper on Bulldog, but doesn’t get a submission. Bulldog elbows free, but an eye take stops Bulldog. Michaels slams Bulldog to the mat and goes to the middle rope hitting an elbow drop for a near fall. Michaels leaps off the middle rope and is met with a strike to the midsection. Bulldog rams Michaels into the corner several times and kicks Michaels over the top to the floor. Bulldog rams Michaels into the railing before returning to the ring. Bulldog press slams Michaels onto the ropes and shakes the ropes. Sherri is on the apron as Bulldog clotheslines Michaels. Sherri grabs Bulldog and that causes a disqualification. After the match, Bulldog tries for the running powerslam on Sherri, but is tripped by Michaels. Bulldog scares both heels to the floor. (**1/4. The closing moments of the match was electric and the crowd responded well to what they were doing. Honestly, this kind of segment gives these two more of a reason to wrestle at Mania than Michaels/Tito.)

9.) Bobby Heenan says that Randy Savage has to divide the property with Elizabeth. Perfect jokes that Savage should ‘get the picture’. The panel continues to heavily focus on the WWF World Championship match on this weeks episode.

10.) Warlord casually tosses Tatanka into the corner and taunts him. Warlord works over Tatanka with strikes in the corner. Tatanka chops Warlord and ducks a clothesline. Warlord catches Tatanka on a crossbody to hit a slam. Tatanka avoids an elbow drop and chops Warlord a few times. Tatanka avoids another slam, but runs into a boot. Warlord sends Tatanka into the corner and drops Tatanka throat first over the top rope. Warlord keeps Tatanka on the mat with a chin lock. Tatanka fights free with elbow strikes, but Warlord decks Tatanka with a clothesline for a two count. Warlord sends Tatanka to the floor to keep control of the bout. Warlord follows to the floor and rams Tatanka face first onto the ring steps. Warlords clubs Tatanka off the apron to the outside. Warlord continues to club Tatanka on the apron preventing Tatanka from returning to the ring. Tatanka shoulder rams Warlord and tries for a sunset flip, but Warlord blocks it. Warlord keeps a chin lock on Tatanka, but doesn’t get a submission. Tatanka elbows Warlord, but is knocked back down to the mat. Warlord goes back to the chin lock, but Tatanka refuses to stay down. Tatanka chops Warlord several times, but Warlord decks Tatanka to the mat. Warlord tries for a slam, but Tatanka counters with an inside cradle for the win. (1/2*. Warlord is not good when he’s controlling the action. Tatanka winning is obviously the right decision. I doubt Warlord sticks around much longer after WrestleMania.)

Final Thoughts:
The shows focused this week was mainly on the Savage/Flair match at WrestleMania. The promotion for the match has been overall good, so it didn’t bother me. Michaels/Bulldog was a fine TV match, but the rest of the original matches were not all that entertaining. I’ll consider this week an average episode for PrimeTime.

Thanks for reading.

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