WWF Superstars 10/16/1993
Written by: Bob Colling
World Wrestling Federation presents Superstars
From: Worecester, MA
1.)Tatanka defeated Mike Bell
2.)Ludvig Borga defeated Tony Roy
3.)the 1-2-3 Kid defeated Pat Tanaka
4.)Owen Hart defeated Scott Taylor
5.)Mike Davis & Jerry Seavey defeated WWF World Tag Team Champions The Quebecers by disqualification
1. Gorilla Monsoon hosts the WWF Update segment as per usual. He is promoting WWF Survivor Series taking place at the Boston Gardens. A big eight man tag will be taking place. Luger, Steiner Brothers and Tatanka will take on Yokozuna, Borga, and the Quebecers in the main event.
2. Footage backstage is shown of Tatanka walking after his match and Ludvig Borga talks some trash to him. A couple of referees are breaking them up as they don’t exchange blows.
3. I’m guessing the 1-2-3 Kid/Pat Tanaka match is the featured bout for the show. Though, Tanaka isn’t exactly a top talent in the company or anything. Tanaka and Kid trade a series of kicks with Tanaka ducking a kick and leg sweeping Kid down to the canvas. Kid fights back with a dropkick after being lifted into the air. Tanaka regains control following a standing side kick. Kid connects with a nice spinning heel kick, which sends Tanaka to the floor. Holy crap, Kid sunset flips over the top rope while Tanaka is on the apron to hit a powerbomb on the floor! Kid takes Tanaka out with a suicide dive as the show goes to commercial. Kid turns Tanaka inside out with a big clothesline out of the corner. Kid with a flurry of kicks in the corner and knocks Tanaka silly with a step up kick in the corner. Kid hits a twisting cross body off the top but he hurts himself allowing Tanaka to regain the advantage. Well, Tanaka walks into a spinning heel kick. Kid gets the pin with a victory roll! (**1/2. A fine match that had a couple of nice high spots and the pace was fast. Probably one of the better matches to showcase Kid’s risk taking side.)
4. A video promoting Jeff Jarrett is shown. Jarrett believes it was predetermined that he was born to become the greatest wrestler in the world. Jarrett’s first love is country music and proceeds to put himself over. Jarrett is going to use the WWF to make a splash in the country music scene.
An average episode here this week. A big interview would have made this better, but all there was this week was a decent feature match. So, I’ll give this a middle of the road rating. If you check it out, you’ll surely enjoy the Kid/Tanaka match, especially for 1993 standards on Superstars.
Thanks for reading.