WWF Superstars Of Wrestling (1996)

1/6/96
Taped 12/19/95; Bethlehem, PA; Stabler Arena
included vignettes promoting the debut of both Vader and Mankind; featured the In Your House casket match pitting the Undertaker against King Mabel, shown in full
Ahmed Johnson vs. the Royal Spider (sub. for Jerry Lawler who was faking a leg injury); during the bout, Jeff Jarrett came ringside
Isaac Yankem DDS vs. Brian Walsh
Skip (w/ Sunny) vs. Rad Radford (Zip’s debut)

1/13/96:
Taped 12/19/95; Bethlehem, PA; Stabler Arena
WWF Tag Team Champions the Smoking Gunns vs. Jason Ahrndt & Phil Apollo
Jeff Hardy vs. WWF IC Champion Razor Ramon
Jeff Jarrett vs. Marty Garner
Duke Drose vs. the Arachnoid
Goldust vs. Barry Horowitz; after the bout, Goldust revealed that he had a tattoo on his chest of a heart with the word “Razor” in it
Owen Hart (w/ Jim Cornette) vs. Henry Godwinn

1/20/96:
Taped 12/19/95; Bethlehem, PA; Stabler Arena
Psycho Sid & the 1-2-3 Kid (w/ Ted Dibiase) vs. Avatar & Aldo Montoya
Million $ Champion Steve Austin (w/ Ted Dibiase) vs. Scott Taylor (The Stone Cold Truth)
Hakushi vs. Jeff Hardy
Skip & Zip (w/ Sunny) vs. Chaz Warrington & Glen Ruth
Yokozuna vs. Phil Apollo
Diesel vs. Isaac Yankem DDS

1/27/96:
Taped 1/23/96; San Jose, CA; Convention Center
Duke Drose vs. Steve Rizzono
Justin Bradshaw (w/ Uncle Zebakiah) vs. Bob Holly (Bradshaw’s debut)
Hunter Hearst Helmsley vs. Tim Patterson
Shawn Michaels vs. Tatanka (w/ Ted Dibiase)

2/3/96:
Taped 1/23/96; San Jose, CA; Convention Center
Henry & Phinneas Godwinn (w/ Hillbilly Jim) vs. James Samudo & Ed Morretti
Isaac Yankem DDS vs. Avatar
Marty Jannetty vs. Greg Davis
Hakushi vs. Buddy Wayne
Razor Ramon vs. Jeff Jarrett

2/10/96:
Taped 1/23/96; San Jose, CA; Convention Center
Steve Austin (w/ Ted Dibiase) vs. Fatu (Terminators 96)
Tatanka (w/ Ted Dibiase) vs. Robert Thompson
The 1-2-3 Kid (w/ Ted Dibiase) vs. Wayne Bradley
Owen Hart (w/ Jim Cornette) vs. Aldo Montoya

2/17/96
Taped 1/23/96; San Jose, CA; Convention Center
included Vince McMahon conducting an in-ring interview with WWF World Champion Bret Hart regarding his recent battles against the Undertaker and Davey Boy Smith as well as his steel cage title defense against Diesel at In Your House; during the segment, Hart mentioned he had never lost a cage match and quoted the Smashing Pumpkins in talking about Diesel, saying “despite all his rage, he’s still just a rat in a cage”:
Yokozuna vs. Jay S Storm & Billy Mack in a handicap match
Hunter Hearst Helmsley vs. Barry Horowitz
Henry & Phinneas Godwinn (w/ Hillbilly Jim) vs. the Brooklyn Brawler & Joe Gomez
Justin Bradshaw (w/ Uncle Zebakiah) vs. Tim Patterson
Ahmed Johnson vs. the 1-2-3 Kid (w/ Ted Dibiase)

2/24/96:
Taped 2/20/96; Huntington, WV; Civic Center
WWF Tag Team Title Tournament Quarter-Finals: Owen Hart & Davey Boy Smith (w/ Jim Cornette) vs. Hakushi & Barry Horowitz
Duke Drose vs. Scott D’Amore
Skip & Zip (w/ Sunny) vs. AC Conner & Major Yates
Hunter Hearst Helmsley vs. Derek Stone
Shawn Michaels vs. Shinobi (Al Snow) (w/ Jim Cornette & Owen Hart)

3/2/96:
Taped 2/20/96; Huntington, WV; Civic Center
Owen Hart (w/ Jim Cornette) vs. Barry Horowitz
WWF Tag Team Title Tournament Quarter-Finals: Henry & Phinneas Godwinn vs. Marty Jannetty & Leif Cassidy (Al Snow’s debut as Leif Cassidy)
Steve Austin (w/ Ted Dibiase) vs. Tony Williams (Austin’s last TV appearance under the ‘Ringmaster’ persona)
WWF IC Champion Goldust (w/ Marlena) vs. Hakushi (Hakushi’s last Superstars appearance)
Jake Roberts vs. Sherdell Taylor

3/9/96:
Taped 2/20/96; Huntington, WV; Civic Center
Justin Bradshaw (w/ Uncle Zebakiah) vs. Fatu
Justin Bradshaw (w/ Uncle Zebakiah) vs. Scott D’Amore
Ahmed Johnson vs. Gary Scott
Davey Boy Smith (w/ Jim Cornette) vs. David Haskins
Yokozuna vs. Reginald Walker, Mark Kyle, & Denny Parton in a handicap match
WWF Tag Team Title Tournament Quarter-Finals: Razor Ramon & Savio Vega vs. Tatanka & the 1-2-3 Kid (w/ Ted Dibiase)

3/16/96:
Taped 3/10/96; Corpus Christi, TX
WWF Tag Team Title Tournament Quarter-Finals: Skip & Zip (w/ Sunny) vs. the Bushwhackers
Duke Drose vs. Bill Irwin
Steve Austin (w/ Ted Dibiase) vs. Aldo Montoya (Austin’s 1st appearance on Superstars as ‘Stone Cold’)
Isaac Yankem DDS vs. Al Walker
Hunter Hearst Helmsley vs. Bob Holly

3/23/96
Taped 3/10/96; Corpus Christi, TX
included an in-ring interview with Hunter Hearst Helmsley conducted by Vince McMahon in which Helmsley cut a promo on facing the Ultimate Warrior at WrestleMania XII:
WWF IC Champion Goldust (w/ Marlena) vs. Alex Porteau
Ahmed Johnson vs. Jeff Brettler
Jerry Lawler vs. Al Jackson
WWF Tag Team Title Tournament Semi-Finals: Skip & Zip (w/ Sunny) vs. Savio Vega & Steve Austin (w/ Ted Dibiase) (sub. for Razor Ramon)

3/30/96:
Taped 3/10/96; Corpus Christi, TX
Savio Vega vs. Tatanka (w/ Ted Dibiase)
Justin Bradshaw (w/ Uncle Zebakiah) vs. Barry Horowitz
Steve Austin (w/ Ted Dibiase) vs. Ben Greer
The Bushwhackers vs. Johnny Blade & Joseph White
WWF Tag Team Title Tournament Semi-Finals: Henry & Phinneas Godwinn (w/ Hillbilly Jim) vs. Davey Boy Smith & Owen Hart (w/ Jim Cornette)

4/6/96:
Taped 4/2/96; San Diego, CA; Sports Arena
Ahmed Johnson vs. Tim Patterson
Hunter Hearst Helmsley vs. Fatu
Jerry Lawler vs. Greg Davis
Duke Drose vs. Raven Clark
Vader (w/ Jim Cornette) vs. Shawn Dakota

4/13/96:
Taped 4/2/96; San Diego, CA; Sports Arena
Henry & Phinneas Godwinn (w/ Hillbilly Jim) vs. Mike Starr & Larry Sampson
Mankind vs. Jason Castro
Marc Mero vs. Adam Grove
Justin Bradshaw (w/ Uncle Zebakiah) vs. Dave Starr
The Caribbean Kid vs. Steve Austin (w/ Ted Dibiase)

4/20/96:
Taped 4/2/96; San Diego, CA; Sports Arena
Ahmed Johnson vs. Gary Lee
WWF Tag Team Champions Skip & Zip (w/ Sunny) vs. Joe DeLeon & Steve Bradley
Davey Boy Smith (w/ Jim Cornette) vs. Bob Holly
The 1-2-3 Kid (w/ Ted Dibiase) vs. Greg Davis
Savio Vega vs. El Diablo

4/27/96
Taped 4/2/96; San Diego, CA; Sports Arena
included comments from Diesel, taped in Bayreuth, Germany, regarding his upcoming title match against Shawn Michaels; in the promo, Diesel referred to Vince McMahon as a corporate puppet
Owen Hart (w/ Jim Cornette) vs. Fatu; mid-way through the bout, the Gangstas briefly appeared at ringside
WWF IC Champion Goldust (w/ Marlena) vs. Mark Cassell
The Bushwhackers vs. Tim Patterson & David Starr
Vader (w/ Jim Cornette) vs. John Black
WWF World Champion Shawn Michaels (w/ Jose Lothario) vs. the 1-2-3 Kid (w/ Ted Dibiase) in a non-title match

5/4/96:
Taped 4/30/96; Des Moines, IA
Marty Jannetty & Leif Cassidy vs. Henry & Phinneas Godwinn
Mankind vs. Scott Taylor
The Bushwhackers (w/ someone in a kangaroo costume) vs. WWF Tag Team Champions Skip & Zip (w/ Sunny) in a non-title match
Owen Hart (w/ Jim Cornette) vs. Duke Drose

5/11/96:
Taped 4/30/96; Des Moines, IA
The Smoking Gunns vs. Techno Team 2000
Steve Austin (w/ Ted Dibiase) vs. Matt Hardy
Davey Boy Smith & Owen Hart vs. Duke Drose & Bob Holly
Jake Roberts vs. Derrick Stone
Fatu vs. Mankind

5/18/96:
Taped 4/30/96; Des Moines, IA
WWF Tag Team Champions Skip & Zip vs. Marty Jannetty & Leif Cassidy
Ahmed Johnson vs. David Haskins
Bob Backlund vs. Roy Raymond
Savio Vega vs. Justin Bradshaw (w/ Uncle Zebakiah)

5/25/96:
Taped 4/30/96; Des Moines, IA
Steve Austin (w/ Ted Dibiase) vs. Fatu
Marc Mero (w/ Sable) vs. the Brooklyn Brawler
Davey Boy Smith (w/ Jim Cornette & Diana Hart Smith) vs. Jason Ahrndt
The Bushwhackers vs. Tony Roy & Brian Walsh
Vader (w/ Jim Cornette) vs. Bob Holly

6/1/96:
Taped 5/28/96; North Charleston, SC; Coliseum
Jake Roberts vs. George South
Marty Jannetty & Leif Cassidy vs. Matt & Jeff Hardy
Hunter Hearst Helmsley vs. Marty Garner
Yokozuna vs. Tony Johnson
KOTR Qualifying Match: Justin Bradshaw vs. Henry Godwinn

6/8/96:
Taped 5/28/96; North Charleston, SC; Coliseum
Henry & Phinneas Godwinn (w/ Hillbilly Jim) vs. the Ringlords
Steve Austin vs. Jason Ahrndt (the TV debut of the Stunner)
Mankind vs. Bruno Detista
Jerry Lawler vs. Marty Garner
KOTR Qualifying Match: Savio Vega vs. Marty Jannetty

6/15/96:
Taped 5/28/96; North Charleston, SC; Coliseum
Barry Horowitz vs. Owen Hart (w/ Jim Cornette)
Vader vs. Tony Johnson
Marc Mero vs. Jason Ahrndt
WWF Tag Team Champions the Smoking Gunns vs. Matt & Jeff Hardy
KOTR Quarter-Finals: Jake Roberts vs. Justin Bradshaw

6/29/96
Taped 6/25/96; LaCrosse, WI; Civic Center
included Jim Ross conducting an in-ring interview with Sunny in which she said that the Sunny everyone knew from TV and the magazines was not really her and she was ashamed of her recent actions regarding Phinneas Godwinn; moments later, Phinneas came out, with Sunny opening the ropes for him, and publicly apologizing, saying that she really cared about him and wanted their relationship to start fresh; she then got Phinneas to tell her he loved her and then asked him to close his eyes so she could kiss him but slapped him across the face instead and said someone like her would never be involved with someone like him; moments later, the Smoking Gunns, who came ringside earlier in the segment, attacked Phinneas in the ring, with Henry Godwinn and Hillbilly Jim eventually coming out to make the save; after clearing the ring of the Gunns, Henry and Hillbilly cornered Sunny on the floor, where Phinneas eventually slopped her after she insincerely blew him a kiss:
Davey Boy Smith (w/ Jim Cornette) vs. Buck Zumhoff
Duke Drose vs. the Brooklyn Brawler
Hunter Hearst Helmsley vs. Jerry Fox
Goldust (w/ Marlena) vs. Todd Bocker
Freddie Joe Floyd vs. Justin Bradshaw (w/ Uncle Zebakiah)

7/6/96:
Taped 6/25/96; LaCrosse, WI; Civic Center
WWF IC Champion Ahmed Johnson vs. Rock Wagner
WWF Tag Team Champions the Smoking Gunns vs. Barry Horowitz & RT Williams
Savio Vega vs. Who
Salvatore Sincere vs. Dan Jesser
Henry & Phinneas Godwinns vs. Sonny Rogers & Kevin Kruger
Aldo Montoya vs. Steve Austin

7/13/96:
Taped 6/25/96; LaCrosse, WI; Civic Center
Skip & Zip (w/ Kloudy) vs. Todd Becker & Rock Wagner
TL Hopper vs. Duke Drose
Mankind vs. Jerry Fox
Alex Porteau vs. Barry Horowitz; after the bout, the two men shook hands
Justin Bradshaw (w/ Uncle Zebakiah) vs. Freddie Joe Floyd

7/20/96:
Taped 6/25/96; LaCrosse, WI; Civic Center
Sonny Rogers vs. Steve Austin
Marc Mero vs. Hunter Hearst Helmsley
The Goon vs. Dan Jesser
The Bushwhackers vs. RT Williams & Rod Bell
Vader, Davey Boy Smith, & Owen Hart vs. Bill Payne, Rex Royal, & Kevin Kruger

7/27/96:
Taped 7/23/96; Yakima, WA
Henry & Phinneas Godwinn (w/ Hillbilly Jim) vs. Lou Andrews & Mike Miller
Psycho Sid vs. the Brooklyn Brawler
Marty Jannetty & Leif Cassidy vs. Suwio & Buddy Wayne
Alex Porteau vs. Timothy Flowers
Aldo Montoya vs. Jerry Lawler

8/3/96:
Taped 7/23/96; Yakima, WA
WWF Tag Team Chapions the Smoking Gunns vs. Adrian Lester & Matt Farmer
Marc Mero vs. Who
TL Hopper vs. Barry Howoritz
Skip & Zip vs. Suwio & Randy Taylor
Freddie Joe Floyd vs. Uncle Zebakiah
Davey Boy Smith (w/ Jim Cornette) vs. Savio Vega

8/10/96
Taped 7/23/96; Yakima, WA
included the first vignette promoting the debut of ‘The Stalker’ Barry Windham
Vader vs. Alex Porteau & Lou Andrews in a handicap match
Farooq Asad (w/ Sunny) vs. Adrian Lester
Sid vs. Marty Jannetty (w/ Leif Cassidy)
The Goon (Bill Irwin) vs. Doug Allen
The Bushwhackers vs. Mike Starr & Timothy Flowers

8/17/96:
Taped 7/23/96; Yakima, WA
The Undertaker (w/ Paul Bearer) vs. Who
Freddie Joe Floyd & Savio Vega vs. Justin Bradshaw & Uncle Zebakiah
Crush (w/ Clarance Mason) vs. Aldo Montoya
Mankind vs. Billy Two Eagles
Marc Mero (w/ Sable) vs. Steve Austin

8/25/96:
Taped 8/20/96; Columbus, OH
WWF Tag Team Champions the Smoking Gunns (w/ Sunny) vs. Frank Stilleto & Lou Marconi
Steve Austin vs. Tony Williams
Hunter Hearst Helmsley vs. David Haskins
Farooq (w/ Sunny) vs. Chris Harris
Jake Roberts vs. Who

9/1/96:
Taped 8/20/96; Columbus, OH
Vader (w/ Jim Cornette) vs. Kenny Hendrix
Henry & Phinneas Godwinn vs. Matt Duval & Bob Bolby
Crush (w/ Clarence Mason) vs. Frank Stilleto
Psycho Sid vs. Leon Downs
Justin Bradshaw vs. Chris Harris
Salvatore Sincere vs. Aldo Montoya
Goldust (w/ Marlena) vs. Zip

9/8/96:
Taped 8/20/96; Columbus, OH
Mankind vs. Brian Scott
Farooq vs. Barry Horowitz
Steve Austin vs. Freddie Joe Floyd
Savio Vega vs. Hunter Hearst Helmsley

9/15/96
Taped 8/20/96; Columbus, OH
the final syndicated episode
featured a 10-year anniversary recap hosted by Gorilla Monsoon & Mr. Perfect, with clips from many of the previous episodes over the years;

9/22/96
the first episode to air on the USA Network; live portions of the episode took place in Philadelphia, PA, the site of In Your House ‘Mindgames’:
Vader vs. Savio Vega
Barry Windham vs. the Goon
Crush vs. David Haskins
Owen Hart & Davey Boy Smith vs. Bob Holly & Alex Porteau
Marc Mero vs. Lou Marcolli

9/29/96:
Taped 9/24/96; State College, PA; Bryce Jordan Center
Psycho Sid vs. Marty Jannetty (w/ Leif Cassidy)
The Sultan (w/ Bob Backlund & the Iron Sheik) vs. Mike Khoury
Aldo Montoya vs. TL Hopper
The Smoking Gunns vs. the Spiders (Headbangers)
WWF World Champion Shawn Michaels (w/ Jose Lothario) vs. Justin Bradshaw

10/6/96:
Taped 9/24/96; State College, PA; Bryce Jordan Center
Steve Austin vs. Zip
Jake Roberts vs. Salvatore Sincere
The Grimm Twins vs. Ingus & Wildo Jinx
WWF IC Champion Marc Mero (w/ Sable) vs. Leif Cassidy (w/ Marty Jannetty)
Diesel II vs. Aldo Montoya

10/13/96
Taped 9/24/96; State College, PA; Bryce Jordan Center
featured a vignette on “The Real Double J” Jesse Jammes in which he discussed Jeff Jarrett’s lip synching at In Your House 2 as well as the Jarrett / Shawn Michaels IC title match later in the show; included a Mankind and Paul Bearer vignette promoting the Buried Alive match at In Your House in which they were shown in a graveyard
Crush (w/ Clarence Mason) vs. Freddie Joe Floyd; after the bout, Crush attacked a fan at ringside (Steve Corino)
Salvatore Sincere vs. Savio Vega
Barry Windham vs. the Goon
Henry & Phinneas Godwinn (w/ Hillbilly Jim) vs. WWF Tag Team Champions Owen Hart & Davey Boy Smith (w/ Clarence Mason) in a non-title match
Farooq vs. Jason Ahrndt

10/20/96:
Taped 9/24/96; State College, PA; Bryce Jordan Center
Hunter Hearst Helmsley vs. Julio Sanchez
Goldust vs. Alex Porteau
Vader vs. John Crystal
Jake Roberts vs. Marty Gardner
The Sultan vs. Barry Horowitz
Razor Ramon II vs. Bob Holly

10/27/96
Taped 10/22/96; Cincinnati, OH; Cincinnati Gardens
featured Brian Pillman conducting an in-ring interview with Steve Austin regarding Austin’s upcoming match against Bret Hart at the Survivor Series; Austin brutally attacked Pillman’s already injured ankle toward the end of the segment after Pillman praised Hart, locked the ankle in a steel chair and then stomped it; moments later, Pillman was taken backstage on a stretcher and loaded into an ambulance
The Smoking Gunns vs. Marty Jannetty & Leif Cassidy
Henry & Phinneas Godwinn (w/ Hillbilly Jim) vs. John Faulkner & Mike Diamond
Justin Bradshaw (w/ Uncle Zebakiah) vs. David Haskins
Psycho Sid vs. Jason Grimm (w/ the other Grimm twin)

11/3/96:
Taped 10/22/96; Cincinnati, OH; Cincinnati Gardens
Diesel II & Razor Ramon II vs. Barry Horowitz & Aldo Montoya
Jesse Jammes vs. Frank Stilleto
Steve Austin vs. Tom Mores
Crush (w/ Clarence Mason) vs. Bruno Taylor
Marc Mero (w/ Sable) vs. Goldust (w/ Marlena)

11/10/96:
Taped 10/22/96; Cincinnati, OH; Cincinnati Gardens
Bart Gunn & Freddie Joe Floyd vs. Billy Gunn & TL Hopper
WWF IC Champion Hunter Hearst Helmsley (w/ Mr. Perfect) vs. Alex Porteau (Perfect’s last TV appearance for over 5 years)
The Sultan (w/ the Iron Sheik) vs. David Haskins
WWF World Champion Shawn Michaels (w/ Jose Lothario) vs. Salvatore Sincere

11/17/96:
Taped 10/22/96; Cincinnati, OH; Cincinnati Gardens
Jesse Jammes vs. the Goon
Billy Gunn vs. Bob Holly
WWF Tag Team Champions Davey Boy Smith & Owen Hart vs. Frank Stilleto & Tony Williams
Mark Henry vs. WWF IC Champion Hunter Hearst Helmsley, Crush (w/ Clarence Mason), & Goldust in a tog-o-war contest

11/24/96:
Taped 11/19/96; Springfield, MA; Civic Center
Steve Austin vs. Bart Gunn
Flash Funk vs. Brian Walsh
The Headbangers vs. Alex Porteau & Aldo Montoya
Henry & Phinneas Godwinn (w/ Hillbilly Jim) vs. Nick Barberry & Roy Raymond
Jesse Jammes vs. the Sultan (w/ Bob Backlund & the Iron Sheik)

12/1/96:
Taped 11/19/96; Springfield, MA; Civic Center
WWF IC Champion Hunter Hearst Helmsley vs. Goldust (w/ Marlena)
Leif Cassidy vs. Scott Taylor
The Executioner (w/ Paul Bearer) vs. Bert Centeno
Barry Windham vs. Roy Raymond
Crush & WWF Tag Team Champions Owen Hart & Davey Boy Smith (w/ Clarence Mason) vs. Savio Vega, Marc Mero, (w/ Sable) & Jake Roberts

12/8/96:
Taped 11/19/96; Springfield, MA; Civic Center
Rocky Miavia vs. TL Hopper (w/ Jim Cornette)
Savio Vega vs. Bert Centeno
Diesel II & Razor Ramon II vs. Brian Walsh & Tony Roy
Doug Furnas & Phil LaFon vs. the Headbangers
Bart Gunn vs. WWF IC Champion Hunter Hearst Helmsley

12/15/96:
Taped 11/19/96; Springfield, MA; Civic Center
Farooq (w/ Clarence Mason) vs. Freddie Joe Floyd
Steve Austin vs. Barry Windham
Vader (w/ Jim Cornette) vs. Tim McNeany
Savio Vega vs. Crush

12/22/96:
Taped 12/17/96; Daytona Beach, FL; Ocean Center
Jason Arndt & Eddie Jackie vs. Steve Austin
Pierroth vs. Matt Hardy
12/22/96:
Taped 12/16/96; Tampa, FL; Ice Palace
WWF Tag Team Champions Owen Hart & Davey Boy Smith (w/ Clarence Mason) vs. Jesse Jammes & Savio Vega
The Undertaker vs. Diesel II

12/29/96
Taped 12/17/96; Daytona Beach, FL; Ocean Center
featured an opening appearance by the Honkytonk Man, saying he had more important business to attend do and wouldn’t be able to sing or dance for the fans; included Kevin Kelly conducting an in-ring interview with WWF World Champion Psycho Sid regarding his upcoming title defense against Shawn Michaels as part of the Royal Rumble
Goldust (w/ Marlena) vs. Leif Cassidy
Jason Ahrndt & Eddie Jackie vs. Steve Austin in a handicap match
Farooq (w/ the Nation) vs. Alex Porteau
Phinneas Godwinn vs. Barry Windham
Savio Vega vs. Vader
Pierroth vs. Matt Hardy

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