WWF Superstars – 1997 Results

12/17/96; Daytona Beach, FL; Ocean Center
1/5/97 – featured highlights from last night’s Shotgun Saturday Night debut show:
Doug Furnas & Phil LaFon defeated Pierroth & Cibernetico via disqualification at 5:41 when Cibernetico pulled referee Jack Doan in front of him when LaFon went for a flying bodypress; Mil Mascaras did guest commentary for the bout; after the bout, Pierroth cut a promo in Spanish on Mascaras saying he was number 1 with Mascaras saying he would do his talking in the ring
Flash Funk pinned Salvatore Sincere at 3:42 with the 450 splash; prior to the bout, the Funkettes escorted Funk to the ring
The Sultan (w/ the Iron Sheik) defeated Matt Hardy via submission with the Camel Clutch at 1:30; Bob Backlund did guest commentary for the bout
WWF IC Champion Hunter Hearst Helmsley pinned Freddie Joe Floyd with the Pedigree at the 5-minute mark
The Undertaker pinned the Goon with the tombstone at around the 3-minute mark; after the bout, Jim Cornette from the broadcast booth showed the Undertaker a body bag that he said Vader would put him in at the Royal Rumble; Undertaker then made the lights go out and when they came back on he was stood behind Cornette at the broadcast booth, Undertaker then dragged Cornette to the ring where he tombstoned him and put him inside the body bag that Cornette had brought with him

12/17/96; Daytona Beach, FL; Ocean Center
1/12/97 – the Honkytonk Man provided guest commentary for the show, subbing for Jim Cornette; featured clips from the previous night’s Shotgun Saturday Night; included Kevin Kelly conducting an in-ring interview with Ahmed Johnson regarding his upcoming match at the Royal Rumble against Farooq:
Goldust (w/ Marlena) pinned the Executioner (w/ Paul Bearer) with a piledriver at around the 5:30 mark; after the bout, Bearer hit the Executioner in the head with the urn before leaving him in the ring; moments later, Goldust taunted Bearer, with Bearer then leaving ringside (the Executioner’s last TV appearance)
Hector Garza pinned TL Hopper at the 4-minute mark with a standing moonsault following a missile dropkick
Rocky Maivia pinned Dr. X (Tom Prichard) at 4:38 with the shoulderbreaker
Bret Hart defeated the Sultan (w/ Bob Backlund & the Iron Sheik) via disqualification at around the 7:30 mark when Sheik tripped Hart from the floor; after the bout, Hart cleared the Sultan from the ring before Steve Austin came out of the crowd and attacked Hart; moments later, Austin dropped Hart with the Stunner before trapping Hart’s ankle in a steel chair and stomping on it; Hart was helped backstage moments later by referees and officials

1/19/97; San Antonio, TX; Alamodome
1/19/97 – aired live from the empty arena; featured Jim Ross conducting interviews with Shawn Michaels, Bret Hart, and WWF World Champion Psycho Sid; included a closing segment in which Steve Austin interrupted Dok Hendrix & Todd Pettingill

1/21/97; Lafayette, LA; Cajun Dome
1/26/97 – featured Jim Cornette returning to commentary alongside Jim Ross; featured Kevin Kelly conducting an in-ring interview with Bret Hart, where he discussed how he had been screwed in recent weeks and how the WWF had done nothing about it, and disucssed his participation in the Final Four match and would be a 4-time WWF Champion in the near future; featured footage from yesterday afternoon in MSG of Savio Vega turning on Ahmed Johnson in a tag team match against the Nation:
Farooq & Crush (w/ the Nation) defeated Doug Furnas & Phil LaFon, Henry & Phinneas Godwinn (w/ Hillbilly Jim), and WWF Tag Team Champions Owen Hart & Davey Boy Smith at around the 14-minute mark in the Superstar Bowl elimination match; LaFon pinned Phinneas at 3:53 with a roll up following a dropkick from Furnas; Furnas pinned Smith at around the 10-minute mark following a chopblock from Farooq as Smith held Furnas up for the running powerslam; Farooq pinned LaFon with the Dominator; Sunny was the guest timekeeper for the match; during the bout, WWF IC Champion Hunter Hearst Helmsley cut a backstage promo on his match with Ahmed Johnson later in the show, saying he was giving him a non-title match to prepare Ahmed for their scheduled title match at In Your House: Final Four; later a brief clip was shown of the Honkytonk Man talking to Rocky Maivia backstage
Ahmed Johnson defeated WWF IC Champion Hunter Hearst Helmsley (w/ Curtis Hughes) via disqualification at around the 10-minute mark in a non-title match when Hughes interfered; Ahmed was then double-teamed until he was able to fight back and gave Hughes a spinebuster; Helmsley had left the ring and was attacked in the aisle by Goldust

1/21/97; Lafayette, LA; Cajun Dome
2/2/97 – featured a promo from Blackjack Lanza, saying the Blackjacks will ride again; featured the Savio Vega vs. Jesse Jammes match from last night’s Shotgun Saturday Night, shown in full:
Vader (w/ Paul Bearer) pinned Ced Mann with the Vader Bomb at 1:26; after the bout, Kevin Kelly interviewed Vader & Bearer in the ring, discussing Vader’s participation in the Final Four match; during the interview Mankind came to the aisle and could be heard saying to himself “why can’t it be a Final Five?” and “where’s my title shot Uncle Paul?”
Perro Aguayo, Jr. pinned Abismo Negro at 3:12 after reversing a powerbomb attempt into a hurricanrana
The Undertaker fought Marc Mero (w/ Sable) to a double count-out at around the 10-minute mark when both men were brawling on the floor and then Undertaker was distracted when Sable began kicking at him, with Mero then making the save when Undertaker was stalking her; Mero then grabbed a chair and attacked Undertaker with it until the referee pulled it away, Undertaker then chokeslammed and tombstoned Mero on the floor

1/21/97; Lafayette, LA; Cajun Dome
2/9/97 – featured a brief clip of the Honkytonk Man talking to Sable backstage; featured Kevin Kelly conducting an in-ring interview with WWF World Champion Shawn Michaels, discussing his scheduled match with Psycho Sid this week on Thursday Raw Thursday; included clips of Steve Austin appearing on MTV’s “Idiot Savants” earlier in the week:
The Sultan (w/ the Iron Sheik) pinned Goldust (w/ Marlena) at around the 4:30 mark with a back suplex after Goldust was distracted by Hunter Hearst Helmsley picking up Marlena – who was stood on the apron to distract Sultan – and carried her up the aisle, Goldust then ran up to make the save but was then double-teamed by Helmsley & Curtis Hughes
Hector Garza & Octagon defeated Heavy Metal & Fuerza Guerrera at 8:06 when Octagon pinned Guerrera with a crucifix
Farooq (w/ the Nation) pinned Ken Reha with the Dominator at 2:14
Steve Austin fought Vader (w/ Paul Bearer) to a double count-out at around the 10-minute mark when both men were brawling in the aisle after the Undertaker’s bong played and the lights went out, and then when they came back on, Undertaker was stood behind Bret Hart – who had been doing guest commentary for the bout – at the broadcast booth, and then those two began brawling; Sunny was the guest ring announcer for the match

Aired live from Chattanooga, TN, the site of In Your House “Final Four”

2/17/97; Nashville, TN; Arena
2/23/97 – hosted by Jim Ross & Jim Cornette – featured exclusive footage from after Raw went off the air the previous Monday of an irate Bret Hart in the locker room following the loss of his WWF Title; featured Kevin Kelly conducting an in-ring interview with WWF World Champion Psycho Sid, discussing his match with the Undertaker at WrestleMania 13:
Goldust pinned TL Hopper with the Curtain Call at 4:39
Henry & Phinneas Godwinn (w/Hillbilly Jim & Cletus T. Judd) defeated the Headbangers via disqualification at 1:26 when Blackjack Windham & Blackjack Bradshaw interfered and attacked the Godwinns (the New Blackjacks debut)
The Headbangers defeated Blackjack Windham & Blackjack Bradshaw via disqualification at 2:17 when the Godwinns interfered and attacked the Blackjacks; the match was sanctioned to take place during the commercial break following the last match
Crush (w/ Clarence Mason & the Nation) pinned WWF Tag Team Champion Davey Boy Smith (w/ WWF Tag Team Champion Owen Hart) at around the 10-minute mark after Savio Vega held Smith’s leg during an attempted suplex into the ring and held the foot down during the cover; after the match, Smith fired Clarence Mason as he and Owen Hart’s manager – though Owen wasn’t happy with the decision; the Nation & Owen Hart came to ringside midway through the match after Mason had arranged for neither to be at ringside for the match

2/24/97; New York City, NY; Manhattan Center
3/2/97 – hosted by Jim Ross & Jim Cornette; featured Kevin Kelly conducting an interview with the Legion of Doom in the stands; featured highlights from the WWF Tour of Germany over the past week, with the announcement that Davey Boy Smith would face Owen Hart on Raw in the European Championship Tournament Final;featured Kevin Kelly conducting an in-ring interview with the Undertaker, discussing his match with WWF World Champion Psycho Sid at WrestleMania 13, which was billed as their first-ever meeting, even though it wasn’t:
Bart Gunn pinned TL Hopper with a bulldog at 4:20
Henry Godwinn (w/ Phinneas Godwinn) defeated Blackjack Bradshaw (w/ Blackjack Windham) via reverse decision at 4:54 after Windham switched places with a groggy Bradshaw and pinned Henry with a small package; a second referee then came out and told the original referee what had happened; the Godwinns then cleared the Blackjacks from the ring after they had attacked the Godwinns after hearing the referee’s decision
The Headbangers defeated Freddie Joe Floyd & Barry Horowitz at 3:31 when Thrasher pinned Floyd following the Stage Dive
Crush & Savio Vega (w/ the Nation) defeated Goldust (w/ Marlena) & Miguel Perez Jr. at around the 12-minute mark when Vega pinned Goldust after Crush hit him with a chair; after the bout, Perez cleared Vega & Crush from the ring with the chair

2/26/97; Berlin, Germany; Deutschlandhalle
3/9/97 – the final episode of Superstars to include exclusive matches, before being turned into a weekly recap show; featured the Davey Boy Smith / Owen Hart WWF European Title Tournament final from Raw, shown in full:
Salvatore Sincere pinned Alex Porteau with the Sincerely Yours at 4:58
Doug Furnas & Phil LaFon defeated Aldo Montoya & Bob Holly at around the 6-minute mark when LaFon pinned Montoya with a modified German suplex
Ahmed Johnson pinned Leif Cassidy with the Pearl River Plunge at 6:16