WWF Superstars – August 13th, 1994

August 13, 1994

From the Wheeling Civic Center in Wheeling, WV

Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Jerry “The King” Lawler

 

The Headshrinkers w/ Afa & Capt. Lou Albano vs. Barry Horowitz & Reno Riggins

Lawler says that he already misses Jim Ross while Vince lets us know that Ross is now over on “Wrestling Challenge.” Riggins now sports a singlet. Samu runs over Riggins then tags out. Riggins looks for the tag then after some reluctance, Horowitz tags into the match. Horowitz lands some shots on Fatu in the corner but soon after that gets caught with a backbreaker. Riggins is back in and gets planted with a gutwrench suplex then Fatu goes up top with a splash for the win (2:09). Vince says that SummerSlam could very well be the toughest title defense for The Headshrinkers to date.

Thoughts: A quick win to hype the Tag Team Title match at SummerSlam. We also found out that Jim Ross is now over on Challenge.

 

Clips of what happened between Lex Luger and Tatanka on RAW as the story of whether or not Luger has signed with The Corporation continues. After that we hear from both men in separate clips. Luger calls out Tatanka for listening to baseless rumors and innuendo and that he jumped to conclusions when they were in DiBiase’s dressing room. . Tatanka says he has exposed Luger to everyone and at SummerSlam the whole world will find out about Luger selling out.

 

Bob Backlund vs. John Paul

Backlund offers a handshake as the announcers talk about Backlund being a great champion and that he was never pinned or submitted. Paul declines the handshake and gets taken down to the mat. The crowd chants for Bret but Backlund locks on the crossface chicken wing for the win (1:28). Backlund keeps the hold on as Lawler says he’ll take Backlund’s generation over the New Generation any day of the week while Vince says Backlund has snapped and says “why Bob, why?”

Thoughts: Lots of talk about what Backlund did to Bret here so it appears they will have a rematch at some point. They also continued to put over the new Backlund character.

 

WWF Live Event News segment on the Summer Sizzler tour.

 

Timothy Well w/ Harvey Whippleman & Steven Dunn vs. Adam Bomb

Bomb slaps hands with the fans and has new gear. Vince puts over various house shows as Well attacks Bomb then finally drops him after four clotheslines and gets a two count. Well then heads up top after a bulldog and hits a back elbow smash for another nearfall. Well then eats boot on a charge and gets clotheslined as Bomb has taken control of the match. Bomb hits a jumping DDT as Whippleman is now up on the apron. Bomb grabs Whippleman then Dunn runs in for a double DDT but the ref turns around and sees it for the DQ (1:58) 1/2*. Well Dunn continue the attack until Bomb hits them with a double clothesline. Bomb then cleans house as Whippleman retreats with his team as Lawler tells us not to forget about Kwang and that Whippleman will get his revenge.

Thoughts: Just a segment to continue the Bomb/Whippleman feud. Well Dunn are just pawns in this feud and this seems to be setting up for Bomb vs. Kwang, which is really just something to put over Bomb as a face.

 

We see another Leslie Nielsen segment at a mansion and accidentally knocks Raymond Rougeau into the pool while we see Randy Savage with two girls sitting at the pool. We hear Nielsen’s voiceover talk about how could there be two Undertakers then declares one is an imposter as we see the real Nielsen walk out and have the police arrest his imposter. This was a clever little segment and easily the best of the Nielsen segments at this point. But more importantly, it was the first time said outright on TV that one Undertaker is an imposter.

 

SummerSlam Report with Todd Pettengill. We also heard from Walter Payton here telling Shawn Michaels if he interferes, he’ll find out first hand what the NFL is all about.

 

Guest announcer is Heather Rowson. Lawler makes fun of her hair.

 

Doink the Clown w/ Dink vs. Chad Miller

Miller chases Dink around after the bell rings. Miller hits Doink with a back suplex then drops an elbow for a one count. Doink comes back with a butterfly suplex then works the arm as the announcers talk about the Luger/Tatanka feud. Vince plugs the SummerSlam Hotline and the opinion poll on whether or not you think Luger has sold out. Doink catches Miller with a powerslam and hits another slam before going up top with the Whoopie Cushion and the win (1:56).

Thoughts: Really a backdrop for more talk about the Luger/Tatanka feud and of course to plug the SummerSlam Hotline. The Doink & Dink act has been cooled off considerably since WrestleMania X.

 

We get a hype video for Luger vs. Crush on the Sunday Night Slam show on August 21st.

 

Heartbreak Hotel with guest Jim Cornette. Before bringing out Cornette, Shawn addresses Razor Ramon using Walter Payton as his second at SummerSlam. Diesel says that Payton was a heck of a football player but the Pacer was also a heck of a car when it came out. Cornette now comes out and Shawn talks about the “innuendo and rumors” about Yokozuna not signing for a match at SummerSlam but Cornette cuts him off to say there is no top competition left thus boycotting the show. Shawn says that was exactly what he thought but others in the WWF, like the fans and officials, are saying Yokozuna is scared of the Undertaker. Cornette yells at the fans to shut up and says its malicious rumors and how Yokozuna single-handedly took out Undertaker at the Royal Rumble. Cornette still tells us that Undertaker is not scared and does an unconvincing job. Cornette said he would spit at, slap, and step on the toes of Undertaker if he came out so Shawn says he can get Undertaker to get out as Cornette gets cold feet and leaves. Shawn says that Cornette is not afraid but rather just a busy man then tells Diesel the way Cornette scurried out is how Razor & Payton will leave at SummerSlam. They planted the seeds for The Undertaker/Yokozuna feud to return after SummerSlam with Cornette coming out to remind us how Yokozuna is afraid of The Undertaker like he was leading up to their casket match at the Royal Rumble. Personally, I felt Cornette’s acting was dated in this segment. His mic work in WWF was not all that impressive really but looking at the other managers, he was clearly ahead of them. Cornette was good as a color commentator, however.

 

The Undertaker w/ Ted DiBiase vs. Major Yates

Vince is confident that Nielsen will solve the case of The Undertaker. Vince chokes out Yates against the ropes as Lawler guarantees that DiBiase’s Undertaker will be victorious then Undertaker uses a chokeslam for the win (1:03). After the match, we see Yates getting stuffed inside of a body bag

Thoughts: A quick match to hype Undertaker vs. Undertaker at SummerSlam.

 

Another WWF Live Event News segment on the Summer Sizzler tour.

 

Next week in action are Tatanka, Diesel, and the featured match of Adam Bomb & Smoking Gunns vs. Kwang & Well Dunn.

 

We now hear from Paul Bearer in the graveyard. Bearer says that SummerSlam is just two weeks away and feels the presence of his Undertaker. Bearer also says he will be on RAW this Monday to confront DiBiase on the King’s Court then return to the graveyard to reunite with Undertaker and will bring him to SummerSlam.

 

Final Thoughts: The big news here was that the story goes one Undertaker is an imposter according to the detective work of Nielsen. Besides that, Undertaker/Yokozuna will resume after SummerSlam and we had a quick featured match to set up next week’s six-man tag.