WWF Superstars 1/6/1996
Written by: Bob Colling
World Wrestling Federation presents Superstars
From: Bethlehem, PA
1.) Ahmed Johnson defeated The Royal Spider
2.) Isaac Yankeem DDS defeated Brian Walsh
3.) Skip defeated Rad Radford
1.) Ahmed Johnson was originally supposed to wrestle Jerry Lawler, but Lawler comes out on crutches and not putting any weight on his right foot. Lawler claims he was looking forward to this match, but he broke a bone in his foot. Lawler has the Royal Spider with him as his replacement. As you would expect, Spider didn’t have much luck at all. Jeff Jarrett came out during the match to watch Ahmed in action. Spider dropkicked Johnson to the floor and Johnson chased after Jarrett to the backstage area before returning to the ring. Johnson won with the Pearl River Plunge. Cameras catch Lawler walking to the back without using the crutches.
2.) Goldust provided pre-tape comments and quoted Sleepless In Seattle. Goldust doesn’t want Razor Ramon to fight the magic between them and wants Ramon to embrace it. Goldust promises that Ramon will never forget his name.
3.) Mr. Perfect is in the ring to interview WWF Intercontinental Champion Razor Ramon. Perfect isn’t sure what Ramon us oozing. Perfect thinks that Ramon has to prove he’s a movie star. Perfect has a teddy bear behind his back. Perfect brings up Goldust and says that Goldust is under Ramon’s skin. Perfect knows how Ramon feels about Goldust and thinks that Ramon is scared. Perfect suggests that Goldust is another way than others think he is. Perfect believes that Ramon can’t sleep at night and can’t workout because Goldust is playing games with his head. Ramon hasn’t said a word and is going to leave, but Perfect keeps Ramon in the ring. Perfect hands Ramon the teddy bear, but Ramon tosses it down and threatens to punch Perfect. Ramon instead leaves the ring and never said a word.
4.) Ted DiBiase is on the phone and wants to reconfirm that he’s on Brother Love’s show. DiBiase is excited to reveal the next man to be part of his Corporation. DiBiase is thrilled to introduce the new Million $ Champion.
5.) Radford slides into the ring and backdrops Skip followed by a series of clotheslines to send Skip over the top to the floor. Radford follows to the floor where Sunny is protecting Skip. Rad moves Sunny out of the way, but Skip decks Radford from behind. Skip rolls Radford back into the ring after a forearm strike. Skip decks Rad to the mat with a right hand. Skip comes off the ropes to deliver a quick leg drop and controls Rad with a headlock. Rad elbows free and hammers away on Skip. Rad counters a knee lift with a rollup for a two count. Rad hits an exploder suplex, but misses an elbow drop. Skip hits a middle rope fist drop for a two count as we go to commercial.
Skip has maintained control with right hands in the corner. Skip chokes Rad in the corner followed by a snap suplex. Skip heads to the top rope, but Radford cuts Skip off and hits an overhead suplex off the top! Rad backdrops Skip coming off the ropes and continues with right hands. Radford hits a German suplex for a two count. Skip elbows Rad in the corner and tries to use the ropes for leverage managing a near fall as the referee saw it. Skip puts Rad on the top turnbuckle, but is shoved off. Rad plants Skip with a spinebuster followed by a bridging belly to belly suplex. However, another man dressed similar to Skip enters the ring and decks Rad to allow Skip to win the match. That man would be known as Zip, and is Tom Prichard. (**1/2. Honestly, that was a good match and I was not expecting Radford to have a standout performance. The finish was lackluster, but it’s a debut and it looks like a new tag team. So, I guess that’s fine. The match was a quality bout and Rad looked really good.)
6.) A vignette promoting Vader’s debut at Royal Rumble is shown.
7.) A vignette promoting a man missing an ear and wishing everyone a happy New Year.
8.) They showed an encore presentation of the casket match between Undertaker and Mabel. I believe they’ve replayed nearly all the matches from the PPV on free television.
9.) WWF World Champion Bret Hart cut a pre-tape promo. Hart says he’d take on all challengers at any time. Hart defends against the Undertaker at Royal Rumble. Hart wants Taker to wakeup into the real world and suggests Taker bring Paul Bearer because he’s going to need all the help he can get.
There was some good angle progression between Razor and Goldust with Perfect getting under Ramon’s skin a little bit. Plus, teasing Ted’s surprise for RAW was a nice touch. Skip/Rad was a quality bout, too. I’m going to consider this a good overall episode for Superstars.
Thanks for reading.
Bob Colling Jr. View All
31-year old currently living in Syracuse, New York. Longtime fan of the New York Mets, Chicago Bulls and Minnesota Vikings. Avid fan of professional wrestling and write reviews/articles on the product. Usually focusing on the old school wrestling.
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