WWF Superstars 7/23/1994

Written by: Bob Colling

World Wrestling Federation presents Superstars
Date:
7/23/1994
From: Ocean City, MD

Matches:
1.)the 1-2-3 Kid fought Jeff Jarrett to a double count-out
2.)Jim Neidhart defeated Rich Myers
3.)Tatanka defeated Austin Steele
4.)Bam-Bam Bigelow defeated Tyrone Knox

Angle Developments/Notes:
1. This is a rematch from the King of the Ring where the 1-2-3 Kid scored a big victory over Jarrett in the first round. Jarrett starts the match by stalling briefly before being taken down by Kid with an arm drag. Kid works over Jarrett’s arm for a few moments as the match starts off rather slowly. Jarrett drives Kid down to the mat with a back suplex. Jarrett sends Kid hard back first into the corner and shows off his muscles to the crowd. Jarrett drives his forearm into Kid’s lower back. Jeff scoop slams Kid and continues to taunt the fans. Kid misses a spinning heel kick but controls Jeff with a side headlock moments later anyway. Jarrett plants Kid with a DDT as the show goes to commercial. Jarrett kicks out of a roll up attempt and casually beats Kid down. Jeff misses a splash and lands groin first across the middle rope. Jarrett misses a standing dropkick and Kid begins to battle his way back. Kid delivers a spinning heel kick but only gets a two count. Jarrett avoids a running crossbody and Kid rolls to the floor. Kid kicks Jarrett on the floor and they begin to brawl. Kid misses a clothesline and hits the ring post. The bell has been rung and both men have been counted out. (*1/2. Not nearly as good as you would hope it would’ve been. They kept the match basic and slow. I’m figuring there will be a rematch soon enough.) After the match, Jarrett attacks Kid and plants him with several piledrivers! Jarrett gets a microphone and calls Kid a coward.

2 A video promoting Bob Backlund as he trains for a match with WWF World Champion Bret Hart is shown. Backlund is determined to get his championship back. He will be squaring off against Bret Hart next week on Superstars for the gold!

3. The Heartbreak Hotel with Shawn Michaels is up next. Shawn’s guest this week is Ted DiBiase! Ted says the rumors have been going crazy as of late. He is here this week to clear the air regarding the rumors. DiBiase says there is nobody that can’t be bought and he has been proving that since day one. He even bought the WWF World Championship! Ted notes that he delivered the Undertaker as well. Ted reveals that he has bought Lex Luger! It takes Luger moment to come out but he eventually comes out to the ring. Tatanka appears on the set and he is angry! Tatanka wants to set the record straight right now. He thought that Luger was his friend and thought Lex represented the same things he represented. Tatanka is proud to be an American and says he is no longer friends with Luger for selling out. DiBiase thinks that Tatanka is jealous because DiBiase didn’t buy Tatanka! Ted thinks it kills Tatanka knowing that he can’t beat Luger. Tatanka knows he can beat Luger any day of the week. Luger tells DiBiase that he doesn’t agree to any kind of deal! Luger turns his attention to Tatanka and says he never bought out. Luger says there isn’t enough money to buy him off. Luger wears the colors with pride! Lex still considers Tatanka a friend despite all of this. Lex leaves again telling DiBiase no deal. Tatanka isn’t convinced and saw the money change hands. Tatanka leaves not happy and still not convinced. The fans are silent for that short promo. DiBiase says that Lex Luger is in the bank to end the segment!

Final Thoughts:
Not a bad edition this week, but Tatanka is coming across like a jerk. Yeah, that’s the point, but for some reason it just isn’t clicking for me. The match with Jarrett/Kid was designed to advance their feud and I’m hoping for a great match between them sometime soon on television. I’ll give this episode a mild thumbs up.

Thanks for reading.