–Jim Ross and Stan Lane are tasked with the commentary duties for today’s show and they are taped from Lowell, Massachusetts. The tapings for this month’s set of episodes took place on April 5, 1995.
–A video package quickly highlights the various WrestleMania’s. It is notable that celebrities are emphasized in this package instead of wrestlers, partly due to the fact that Hulk Hogan, competing in WCW, was in the main event of most of them.
–Vince McMahon and Jerry Lawler are doing commentary and they are live from Hartford, Connecticut. The Hartford Civic Center is probably the worst WrestleMania venue in history since it lacks the history and size of its predecessors and successors. Its selection is an illustration of the problems that the company was experiencing the mid-1990s.
The review hackers didn’t want you to see….
–Vince McMahon and Jim Cornette are in the booth and they are taped from Stockton, California.
–Call 1-900-737-4WWF to hear Jim Ross’s commentary on Lawrence Taylor’s “secret” training session in preparation from WrestleMania!
In response to the comments about whether an Undertaker-Razor Ramon match was ever considered for WrestleMania XI, it appears that the source used by James Dixon in Titan Sinking was a shoot interview with Scott Hall. When I check Dixon’s notes, the interview comes from an “unknown source,” so yes, it looks like that story is quite dubious.
–Men on a Mission’s post-match attack on the Smoking Gunns on The Action Zone is shown.
–Vince McMahon and Jerry Lawler are doing commentary and they are taped from Augusta, Georgia.
–Vince McMahon and Jim Cornette are in the booth and they are live from Stockton, California
–Men on a Mission say that they are excited to fight for the tag team titles on today’s show. The Smoking Gunns do a lot of smiling and say that they will make Men on a Mission yell “Whoop, there they go!”
–Jim Ross and Todd Pettengill are in the booth and they are broadcasting from a new taping location in North Charleston, West Virginia. The tapings were done on February 22.
–Vince McMahon and Jerry Lawler are doing commentary and they are wrapping up the tapings from West Palm Beach, Florida.
–Jim Ross and Todd Pettengill are on commentary and they are still taped from Fort Myers, Florida.
–A video package recaps the end of last week’s British Bulldog-Bob Backlund match that led to today’s tag team main event between the Bulldog and Bret Hart against Backlund and Owen Hart.
–Todd Pettengill narrates a video package that recaps the Lex Luger-Tatanka feud that has been going on since the summer of 1994.
–Jim Ross and Todd Pettengill are in the booth and they are still taped from South Padre Island, Texas.
–Vince McMahon gives a recap of last week’s show where King Kong Bundy needed interference from the Million Dollar Corporation to beat Mabel in a “mini Royal Rumble” match. Tonight Mabel looks to settle the score in a six man tag.
–Vince McMahon and Shawn Michaels are doing commentary and they are still taped from Palmetto, Florida.
–Vince McMahon and Jerry Lawler are doing commentary and they are still in Corpus Christi, Texas.
–Vince McMahon and Shawn Michaels are doing commentary this evening and they are still taped from Palmetto, Florida. The green screen that they are broadcast against is jarring.
–A limousine pulls into the backstage area and Pamela Anderson walks out. She goes to her locker room as WWF wrestlers, led by Dink of all people, hoot and holler. What? You expected respectful manners out of a group of wrestlers?
As a side note, when you have been watching tons of television tapings from Liberty, New York in a high school gym for weeks on end it really makes you appreciate the bigger venue that this show is in and it makes everything seem more important.
–Vince McMahon and Jerry Lawler are on the mic and they are live from Tampa, Florida. What is hilarious about the opening is that Vince tries to introduce the Spanish announce team and Hugo Savinovich just stays seated with his back to the camera.
–Todd Pettengill is live from Tampa, Florida from the location of the Royal Rumble. Jim Ross and Gorilla Monsoon are in the booth calling the taped matches which are still from Liberty, New York. As long as it gets Todd out of the booth it is fine with me.
–Vince McMahon and Jerry “The King” Lawler are doing commentary and they are still taping shows in Newark, Delaware.