I always wondered after Kerrigans great comeback year in 93-94 season, had she gone to worlds that year could she have beaten Sato on her home turf? Of course after all the media hype and Nancys fall from grace with the public, she was NOT gonna go to worlds, but if she had skated her 94 Olympic performance (although I don't think she would have needed the 3/3, triple toe double toe would have been fine) I do think the judges would have given her the win.
Sato had beat Kerrigan at 92 Skate America and 93 worlds, where she Nancy was her usual inconsistent self in the LPs. With her newfound confidence winning the test Olympic event over Chouinard, Chen, Sato and others, I do think she could have won it over Sato who was excellent, but not a huge judges favorite as is.
As much as I am a huge Yuka fan and glad she won that world title to catapult her pro career, I do think it would have been nice for Kerrigan to skate a clean season and win nats and worlds that year, and of course what should have been her Olympic gold.