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WWF Superstars 1/20/1996

Written by: Bob Colling

World Wrestling Federation presents Superstars
Date:
1/20/1996
From: Bethlehem, PA

Matches:
1.) Psycho Sid & 1-2-3 Kid defeated Avatar & Aldo Montoya
2.) Million $ Champion Steve Austin defeated Scott Taylor to retain the title
3.) Hakushi defeated Jeff Hardy
4.) Skip & Zip defeated Chaz Warrington & Glen Ruth
5.) Yokozuna defeated Phil Apollo
6.) Diesel defeated Isaac Yankeem DDS

Angle Developments/Notes:
1.) A video package of Shawn Michaels cutting a promo about how he’s going to win the Royal Rumble just like he did last year and he’ll fulfill his destiny at WrestleMania.

2.) Avatar and Aldo go after Sid and Kid to start the match hitting a double clothesline on Kid. The crowd does not care about them, at all. Avatar and Kid legally start the match with Avatar taking Kid over with a wheelbarrow suplex for a two count. Aldo comes off the top with a strike and Avatar does the same to keep control on Kid. Aldo delivers another strike from the top rope onto Kid. Aldo beats on Kid’s arm for a few moments before delivering a chop to the mat. Avatar tags back in and savant kicks Kid for a two count. Avatar is nailed by a spin kick by Kid. Avatar gets a rollup on Kid for a two count. Aldo returns to the match and hammers away on Kid, but is clotheslined by Sid on the apron. Sid gets the tag and kicks Aldo several times. Sid continues to beat on Aldo with strikes. Aldo chokeslams Aldo and drives Aldo down with a powerbomb. Kid tags in and covers Aldo for the clean win. (*1/4. The crowd simply didn’t care about Aldo and Avatar. Sid and Kid should be challenging for the tag titles instead of the Bodydonnas at the Rumble. Sid looked like a monster, which he hasn’t looked like in several months.)

3.) Ted DiBiase and Steve Austin shared pre-tape comments during Austin’s enhancement match. Austin says that when you put wealth and greed together you create a winner. Austin is promising victory in the Royal Rumble match.

4.) Owen Hart and Jim Cornette shared pre-tape comments during Yokozuna’s enhancement match. Cornette is confident that either Yoko or Owen will win. Owen asks who Cornette would support if it was down to Owen and Yoko, which causes Cornette to stammer, but Owen declares he’ll win the Rumble.

5.) Diesel knee lifts Yankeem in the corner a few times followed by a clothesline. Diesel connects with a side slam. Diesel runs into a back elbow in the corner and Yankeem delivers right hands to drop Diesel to the mat. Yankeem continues with right hands and clotheslines Diesel over the top to the floor. Yankeem beats on Diesel outside the ring. Diesel rams Yankeem face first onto the apron, but gets distracted by Lawler. Diesel has Yankeem over his shoulder to deliver the snake eyes in the corner. Diesel misses a big boot and Yankeem connects with a clothesline followed by a leg drop for a two count. Diesel drives Yankeem down to the mat with a backbreaker. Diesel kicks Yankeem and plants Yankeem with the Jackknife to win the match. (1/2*. Yankeem can’t have too much time left in the WWF after this showing. A dominating squash for Diesel and the action wasn’t all that great, for the most part.)

Final Thoughts:
The featured matches this week were quite weak and not entertaining at all. There was a good focus on the Rumble event, but it’s just your usual basic promos by various wrestlers claiming they are going to win the Rumble match. There’s not much to see here.

Thanks for reading.

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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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