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WWF Superstars 1/13/1996

Written by: Bob Colling

World Wrestling Federation presents Superstars
From: Bethlehem, PA

1.) Owen Hart defeated Henry Godwinn
2.) WWF Tag Team Champions Smoking Gunns defeated Jason Ahrndt & Phil Apollo
3.) Jeff Hardy defeated WWF Intercontinental Champion Razor Ramon by count-out in a non-title match
4.) Jeff Jarrett defeated Marty Garner
5.) Duke Droese defeated The Arachnoid
6.) Goldust defeated Barry Horowitz

Angle Developments/Notes:
1.) Godwinn knocks Hart to the floor with a shoulder block and plays to the crowd. Godwinn slingshots Owen into the ring from the apron. Godwinn tosses Owen into the corner and smiles at Owen. Owen tries for a hip toss, but is met with a clothesline instead. Godwinn scoop slams Owen and misses an elbow drop. Owen gains control with stomps on the mat followed by an eye rake. Godwinn blocks a backdrop with a boot to the chest. Godwinn runs the ropes and is tripped by Cornette. Owen chop blocks Godwinn and comes off the middle rope to hit an elbow drop for a near fall. Owen plants Godwinn with a neckbreaker for a two count. Owen rubs Godwinn’s face over the top rope. Godwinn drives Owen face first into the corner, but is stopped by an eye rake. Owen stomps on Godwinn, but Godwinn quickly comes back with a backdrop and a clothesline. Godwinn press slams Owen and signals for the end. Godwinn tries for the Slop Drop, but Cornette gets on the apron. Owen manages to deliver a kick to Godwinn’s head and has his feet on the ropes to win the match. (*1/2. Godwinn was able to showcase some of his power moves, but the match was rather lackluster for the most part. Owen shouldn’t have needed help to win here.) After the match, Godwinn has his slop bucket and stalks towards Owen and Cornette. Godwinn tosses the slop at Cornette, but it looks like it mostly hit the apron. Godwinn puts the bucket over Cornette’s head.

2.) We hear comments from some wrestlers regarding Shawn Michaels. Diesel says it is just business. Owen Hart claims he’ll take Michaels out once and for all. Razor Ramon thinks it’s too early for Michaels to return, but thinks that Shawn will win the Royal Rumble if he’s in the match.

3.) Goldust provided pre-tape comments during Razor Ramon’s match. Goldust describes his thoughts of being body to body with Ramon at the Royal Rumble. His fantasy becomes a reality in one week. Goldust is oozing thinking of Ramon’s hands on him. Goldust promises Ramon will not forget his name.

4.) During Ramon’s match, Goldust’s usher came out with a poster to show Ramon. The poster has Goldust’s head on a different body. Ramon leaves the ring and is counted out after looking at the poster. Thus, Jeff Hardy won by count-out! After the match, Ramon attacks Hardy hitting the Razors Edge two times.

5.) Jeff Jarrett shared pre-tape comments during his match regarding Ahmed Johnson saying that he’s going to be a smashing success at the Royal Rumble.

6.) Goldust starts off with right hands and a clothesline to Horowitz. Goldust hits a snap suplex. Ramon is watching the match backstage. Goldust comes off the ropes to deliver a knee drop. Goldust misses a clothesline and Horowitz nearly wins with a crossbody. Horowitz rams Goldust face first down to the mat. Horowitz atomic drops Goldust, but misses a dropkick attempt. Goldust connects with a lifting reverse DDT for the win. (*. I was surprised by how quickly Goldust worked, but it was a pleasant surprise and a fine extended squash match. It looks like Horowitz is back to being an enhancement worker.)

Final Thoughts:
A skippable week of Superstars as the show was mostly just a repetitive hype job for the Rumble and the feature matches weren’t all that strong. There was some decent angle developments between Razor and Goldust, but not much else.

Thanks for reading.





Bob Colling Jr. View All

34-year-old currently living in Syracuse, New York. Long-time fan of the New York Mets, Chicago Bulls, and Minnesota Vikings. An avid fan of professional wrestling and write reviews/articles on the product. Usually focusing on old-school wrestling.

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