Taped on March 17th from Syracuse, NY, with Jim Ross and Brian Pillman calling the action, unless otherwise noted. Last week we were promised "Sunny Undercover" (or Sunny Under the Covers, based on when it was advertised) and they pulled the "we ran out of time" card on a TAPED SHOW, but tonight, we're promised to see Sunny, and maybe for longer than 15-seconds! We're 24-hours away from WrestleMania the 13th, so I expect a ton of highlights and recap videos from Raw to give one last hard-sell.
Highlights from Sycho Sid vs. Bret Hart for the WWF Championship from Raw is War, including the post-match (censored) meltdown from Hart and the chaotic brawl of everyone personally vested in the Championship. Everything patched together for one long segment on this show ran nearly 11-minutes.
Kevin Kelly is standing by for an interview with the Tag Team Champions, the British Bulldog and Owen Hart. Sorry, Owen comes out by himself, that's my bad. Owen says he's the captain of the team. Bulldog is the brawn, but he's the brains and the wrestling technician that helps them keep the belts. Bulldog comes out as Owen wraps up the promo patting himself on the back. Owen is still trying to sell he held back in their match for the European Championship. Bulldog says he'll make sure that they leave WrestleMania as the Tag Team Champions. Owen says Bulldog needs to listen to him, because he did better in school, and denies any dissension. They're family, Bulldog married into the family, and they must live with it, and together they'll keep the titles. Bulldog cuts Owen off, saying he's jealous, but he'll put it aside at WrestleMania because they have a big task at hand. He says he's taking charge and Owen needs to listen to him, and the reaction on Owen's face is priceless, like a kid being told for the first time that Santa Claus wasn't real.
Highlights of The Legion of Doom vs. The Nation from Raw is War.
With THREE MINUTES of television time left, here's the second attempt at presenting "Sunny Under(the)cover(s)". They've got the heart-shaped bed at the top of the ramp recycled from the set of the Heartbreak Hotel. The LOD were contacted by Clarence Mason before their return, so maybe they'll betray Ahmed Johnson. Word on the street that an old friend of Steve Austin is ready to go off like a "time bomb" at a minute's notice. What will Shawn Michaels be doing at WrestleMania? Let's say Steve Austin better not be the only one with eyes in the back of his head. She talks about jumping the Hitman from behind and predicts Rocky Maivia will lose the Intercontinental Title at WrestleMania 13. This... was awful. It's like someone read "Vic Venom's The Bite" in WWF Magazine and wanted it as an actual television segment.
Final Thoughts: Here we are, at the doorsteps of WrestleMania. Only two matches this week, and one was a standard squash match, so not much to see here unless you love non-finishes between heatless prelim tag teams. The Sunny Undercover/Under the Covers segment felt like a mess, trying to blend kayfabe and shooting and it just sounding like a mess. Considering Sunny's presence on Raw has been minimal at best, it's obvious they are trying to find something to justify having her under contract, and I don't expect this segment to be featured for too long.
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