Written by: Bob Colling
World Wrestling Federation presents Superstars
From: Rochester, NY
1.)IRS defeated Scott Steiner to qualify for the 1994 King of the Ring Tournament
2.)the 1-2-3 Kid defeated Jason Storm
3.)Owen Hart defeated John Paul
4.)Lex Luger defeated Barry Hardy
5.)Jeff Jarrett defeated Derek Domino
1. IRS cut a promo prior to his match listing three tax cheats which included Vince McMahon, a child and Tatanka. Steiner opens the match with a hip toss and a scoop slam. Scott drives Irwin down to the mat with a double under hook powerbomb, but IRS bails to the floor. IRS sends Scott head first into the top turnbuckle to gain the advantage. Scott dropkicks Irwin a few times and hits an overhead belly to belly suplex for a two count. Scott suplexs Irwin back into the ring for a near fall. IRS knee lifts Steiner to stop the punishment. IRS runs into a big boot and Steiner hammers away on him in the corner. IRS blocks a sunset flip attempt and holds the ropes but the referee saw that. IRS ends up countering a roll up and uses his feet for leverage to win the match any way. After the match, Rick Steiner comes out and argues with the referee. Tatanka has come out as well but the referees are holding him back. IRS is trapped so he runs through the crowd to get away. (*1/4. It was a rather slow match that wasn’t all that enjoyable.)
2. We see footage from Albany, NY where Ted DiBiase confronted Nikolai Volkoff. DiBiase has purchased Nikolai Volkoff. Volkoff is working for DiBiase because he has no choice. Volkoff makes it clear that he hates DiBiase. The only reason that Volkoff is doing this is because he can’t supply for his family. Ted teases Volkoff because he knows Nikolai wants to hit him, but Volkoff won’t do that. “You don’t bite the hand that feeds you.”
3. Footage from Wrestling Challenge is shown where Mo from Men on a Mission injured his knee during a match with Owen Hart. Owen decided to attack Mo’s knee some more. Owen put the Sharpshooter on Mo as well.
4. The show closes with several kids at school saying that they saw the Undertaker on a playground.
An average episode this week. The featured match wasn’t good, which is standard for IRS matches, really. The angle between DiBiase/Volkoff could get interesting, but something about Volkoff being in the 1994 when they are using younger guys and going for a New Era doesn’t fit with the idea of the company for me.
Thanks for reading.
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