Written by: Bob Colling
World Wrestling Federation presents Superstars
From: San Jose, CA
1.) Million $ Champion Steve Austin defeated Fatu to retain the title
2.) Tatanka defeated Robert Thompson
3.) 1-2-3 Kid defeated Wayne Bradley
4.) Owen Hart defeated Aldo Montoya
1.) Fatu gets control on Austin with a go-behind, but Austin takes Fatu down with a headlock. Fatu powers out of a headlock and sends Austin into the ropes to deliver a right hand. Fatu keeps a hammerlock on Austin for a moment. Austin backs Fatu against the ropes and delivers a few strikes against the ropes. Fatu decks Austin with strikes and a headbutt to drop Austin to the mat. Fatu misses a savant kick and Austin chop blocks Fatu. Austin stomps on Fatu’s knee and delivers a running clothesline. Austin wraps Fatu’s leg around the ring post a couple of times. Austin stomps on Fatu and delivers an elbow over the apron. Austin chokes Fatu in the corner as pre-tape comments are shown where Austin is wearing sunglasses and talks about torturing people with their weaknesses. Austin comes off the ropes to deliver a knee drop. Austin keeps a leg lock on Fatu, but doesn’t get a submission. Austin stomps on Fatu’s midsection. Fatu splashes Austin in the corner and hits a running cutter out of the corner. Fatu goes to the top, but DiBiase crotches Austin. Austin goes to the second rope and hits a superplex. Austin locks in the Million $ Dream and Fatu passes out. (**. Not a bad match and a good statement win for Austin. DiBiase getting involved is disappointing, but it’s a good win for Austin’s early career in the WWF.)
2.) Razor Ramon shared pre-tape comments during Kid’s match. Ramon says it’s teacher vs. pupil at In Your House.
3.) Vince McMahon is in the ring to interview Shawn Michaels regarding his match against Owen Hart at In Your House. Michaels wonders what kind of man Owen truly is. Michaels is positive that everyone at some point has had to deal with someone trying to take their job. Michaels has dealt with people who have fun preventing people from providing for their families. Michaels asks the fans what are they going to do about it. Michaels asks McMahon what he would do about it. Michaels says that they get knocked down, but they get right back up. They get right in their face, too. Michaels promises a performance of a lifetime at the PPV. Michaels will be in the penthouse while Owen is lonely in the outhouse. Michaels will then party his way to WrestleMania.
4.) Owen slaps Montoya and delivers right hands in the corner. Montoya avoids Owen in the corner and comes off the ropes to shoulder block Owen. Montoya dropkicks Owen followed by an arm drag. Owen hits a belly to belly suplex and stomps on Montoya’s midsection. Owens ends Montoya hard into the corner back first a few times. Owen connects with a backbreaker. Owen uppercuts Montoya into a corner. Owen keeps Montoya on the mat with a sleeper. Montoya elbows free and is met with a knee lift to the midsection. Owen delivers another uppercut and goes back to a headlock. Montoya elbows free and nearly wins with a rollup. Owen stops Montoya with a clothesline. Montoya rams Owen into the corner a few times and delivers a chop followed by a clothesline. Aldo heads to the top rope hitting a crossbody for a near fall. Owen nails Montoya with a kick to the head and wins the match. (*1/4. They really are promoting the kick as being a deadly force, which doesn’t connect with me. Unless they revealed that it was a loaded boot, I’m just not buying into it.) After the match, Owen puts the Sharpshooter on Montoya.
We got a big interview with Michaels and a decent feature match between Austin/Fatu. So, this is a good episode of Superstars compared to recent weeks.
Thanks for reading.
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