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Tags: Primo, Superstars, Trent Barreta, Tyler Reks, WGN, Woo Woo Guy, WWE, Zack Ryder
Tags: Primo, R-Truth, Tyler Rex, Tyson Kidd, WGN, WWE, WWE Superstars, Zack Ryder
The last show before Royal Rumble features several of the men competing in the rumble match for a chance to headline Wrestlemania
Zack Ryder and Primo vs. David Hart Smith and Yoshi Tatsu
Tyson Kidd vs. R-Truth
Tyler Rex vs. Trent Barreta
Tags: Daniel Bryan, Jackson Andrews, Ted Dibiase, Tyson Kidd, Yoshi Tatsu, Zack Ryder
Will Jackson Andrews insure the victory for Tyson Kidd or will he even be mentioned on the show?
Yoshi Tatsu vs Zack Ryder
Tatsu and Ryder battle to stay relevant
Daniel Bryan (w/The Bellas) and Mark Henry vs Tyson Kidd and Ted DiBiase (w/Maryse)
Tags: Chris Masters, Mark Henry, MVP, Tyler Reeks, Tyson Kidd, Woo Woo Guy, Zack Ryder
Tonight on Superstars WWE features a major angle for one tag team and new music for MVP
Mark Henry vs Jey Uso
Mark Henry is back to take on one half of the Usos
Tyson Kidd vs Zack Ryder
Tyson Kidd goes at it alone when he takes on the woo woo guy
MVP vs Curt Hawkins
MVP looks for a win as he tries to climb the ranks in WWE
Chris Masters vs. Tyler Reeks
In the main event Reeks tries to prove his worth against Masters
Tags: Christian, Cryme Tyme, Dolph Ziggler, ECW, JTG, Raw, Santino Marella, Smackdown, Zack Swagger
Santino looks for revenge on Jack Swagger, Christian locks up with Zack Ryder in ECW’s final Superstars match, and JTG is in singles action against Dolph Ziggler in tonight’s main event
Santino Marella vs. Jack Swagger
Santino has a message for Jack Swagger. He says Swagger jumped him from behind and intentionally tried to take him out of action. That’s a makin him a so mad. He’s going to teach Swagger a lesson so good he’ll call him professioray. Swagger grabs a side headlock at the outset, and hits the ropes delivering a shoulderblock. Swagger does some pushups, and Santino screams at him “don’t do that again!” Swagger takes Santino over with a side headlock, but Santino is able to reverse into one of his own. Santino hits the ropes and delivers a shoulderblock and dropkick sending Swagger to the floor allowing Santino to do some pushups of his own. Swagger comes back in and immediately regains control with a right hand. Swagger hits a belly to belly suplex, and whips Santino into the corner. Swagger delivers a Vader Bomb for two, and hammers Santino down in the corner. Swagger drives Santino into the top buckle, but that only serves to rile up Santino who starts to Marella Up. Santino delivers a series of right hands, and hits a hiptoss. Santino delivers a flying headbutt for two, and calls for the cobra which of course misses. Swagger delivers a clothesline, and finishes with the gutwrench powerbomb at 4:39. Pretty standard Santino match post face turn, and a strong showing for Swagger who needs a little momentum.
Winner: Jack Swagger (Pinfall-Gutwrench Powerbomb **)
Zack Ryder (w. Rosa Mendez) vs. Christian
Josh Mathews tells us this is indeed the final ECW match ever on Superstars. Zack pushes Christian into the corner off the lockup, but after a shove gets a smack in the face. Christian schoolboys Ryder for two, and grabs a side headlock. Ryder counters out of that with a back suplex picking up a two count, but then gets hit with a flapjack from Christian off the ropes. Christian delivers a clothesline sending Ryder to the apron, and a dropkick sends him all the way to the floor. Christian threatens a crossbody from the second rope, but Zack bails for cover down the aisle. Christian goes out after him, and brings back ramming him into the apron. Ryder catches Christian though and DDT’s him on the apron which sends us to break. We return with Zack still in control taking down Christian with a back heel trip for two, and locking in a chinlock. Ryder delivers a standing legdrop for two, but gets caught coming in to the corner with a back elbow. Christian goes for a sunset flip off the second rope, but Ryder rolls through and turns it into a slingshot under the bottom rope for two. Ryder goes to the second rope, but his dive meets the feet of Christian. Christian hits the ropes delivering a forearm, and then stands on the back of the neck of Ryder who’s throat sits across the second rope. Christian hits a missile dropkick for two, but Ryder comes back with a kick. Ryder goes for the Ruff-Ryder leg lariat, but Christian counters into a powerbomb for two. Ryder rolls the apron, and they fight over a suplex which Christian turns into a backdrop bringing Ryder back inside. Christian goes to the top rope for a crossbody which misses, and Ryder connects with the leg lariat for two. Christian comes back to go for the killswitch, but that is countered into a rollup from Ryder for two. Christian comes back with the bicycle kick in the corner, and hits a back elbow off the top rope. A second killswitch attempt this time connects and picks up the fall at 10:00. Fantastic match that really makes me hope that Ryder continues to get a chance to shine in the post ECW era. Christian should be fine, but I could see big things for Ryder if given the opportunity. Christian meanwhile continues to be arguably the most consistently good performer in the entire company.
Winner: Christian (Pinfall-Killswitch ***1/2)
Dolph Ziggler vs. JTG
Ziggler bails to the corner avoiding a lockup at the outset, and comes back with a body slam. JTG answers with a slam of his own, and the exchange ends in a standoff. Ziggler again bails to the ropes, and comes back inside where JTG hits a back elbow for two. Ziggler suckers JTG in with an offer of a test of strength, and gets a cheap shot kick in. Ziggler connects with a back elbow, but JTG answers with a flapjack. JTG hits a blockbuster off the ropes sending Ziggler to the floor as we head to break. We return with Ziggler in control of the match with a rear chinlock. JTG fights to his feet only to get taken back down by Ziggler for a one count. Ziggler delivers an elbow drop for a one count, and locks in reverse chinlock. JTG elbows free of that, but Ziggler comes right back with a Rocker Dropper for two. Ziggler hits a snap mare, and follows up with a Mr. Perfect style neck snap for two. Ziggler goes back to the chinlock, and then goes for a Stinger Splash which comes up empty. JTG comes back with what Stryker calls The Box Cutter, and that leads to Ziggler and JTG trading blows. JTG gets the better of it and delivers a shoulderblock and dropkick. JTG hits a mugshot out of the corner for two, but an attempted back suplex is countered by Ziggler into a rollup for two. JTG hits a leg lariat off the second rope a two count when Ziggler gets a foot on the bottom rope. JTG charges into the corner, but misses and that allows Ziggler to hit the Zig Zag to win at 13:04. This match was really slow and just didn’t seem to click for me. It wasn’t terrible, but just kind of underwhelming.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler (Pinfall-Zig Zag **)
Tags: Drew McIntyre, Evan Bourne, John Morrison, Matt Hardy, The Hart Dynasty, WWE, WWE Superstars
WWE Superstars Results- John Morrison, Great Khali & Matt Hardy def Drew McIntyre & The Hart Dynasty
Alicia Fox & Katie Lea def Kelly Kelly & Eve
Divas once again start the show on Superstars but for the first time in 4 weeks, Jillian Hall is not involved. Eve and Alicia start the begin the match and Miss Fox does not fare very well with Chris Master’s girlfriend and Katie Lea is quickly tagged in. But Katie doesn’t have any better results and Kelly is tagged in so the good girls can drop a double elbow. Double K keeps the advantage before Eve returns and hits a handspring splash but is unable to secure a proper pin attempt. Eve goes up top but Alicia shakes the ropes to cause her to fall. Fox further distracts Eve and this allows Katie to attack from behind and dump her over the top rope. Eve seems to have landed awkwardly so the bad girls start to work on her now injured leg. Alicia tags back into the match but can’t hold the advantage long and Eve is able to make the tag to Kelly who hits her around the world head scissors then a handspring splash from across the ring to take control. She follows with a hurricanrana for a two count that Katie Lea has to halt. Eve briefly comes in to dispatch Paul’s sister and they are quickly out of the way as Double K climbs the top rope. Kelly connects with a flying crossbody but Alicia rolls thru the move and holds her down to “steal” the pinfall victory.
Evan Bourne def Carlito
Carlito throws hands at the start but it does not delay Evan for long as he picks up the pace with a series of low kicks and two quick covers. Carlito recovers and hits a nice dropkick while still selling the effects of the low kicks by Bourne. Both men trade attacks before Bourne hits another dropkick off the ropes and it sends Carlito outside of the ring. Evan waits for him to get to his feet and goes for a slingshot press but Carlito dodges it. However Evan lands on his feet and hits a running knee that appears to KO Carlito. Bourne drags him back into the ring and climbs the turnbuckle but Carlito gets up before he can launch an attack. Sideshow Bob then leaves the ring for a breather and the show also takes a break.
As we return, Bourne is still on the attack until Carlito nails him with a sudden boot to the face for a nearfall. Carlito gets a stun gun like maneuver for another nearfall and a spinning neckbreaker for another long two count. Evan returns to the low kicks to stop the assault but Carlito is quickly back in control with a rebound elbow off the ropes for another two count. Bourne reverses two attacks by Carlito into two straight pinning attempts but can’t hold him down for three either time. Both men trade another series of reversals into nearfalls before Carlito picks up Bourne near the ropes and attempts to suplex him back into the ring. Evan fights out of it hitting him with a knee and a kick to set him up for Air Bourne but Carlito gets to his feet before Evan can make the climb and tries to set him up for the super-plex. But Evan is able to fight Carlito off and send him crashing down to the mat before following with the shooting star press for the win.
The Superstars video package of the week features the return of the Rated R Superstar Edge and his win at the Royal Rumble. And then of course we also get a recap of Vince and Bret having a chat on Raw. Speaking of that confrontation, tomorrow on Smackdown there will be further footage of Batista’s involvement which also seemed to include John Cena. Also, according to a commercial during the show, ECW is being replaced by WWE NXT in 3 weeks on SyFy.
John Morrison, Great Khali & Matt Hardy def Drew McIntyre & The Hart Dynasty
Of note before the match, Kidd and Smith almost drop Natalya as they lift her to the ring apron during their entrance. Tyson and Matt being the match and battle with dueling waist and wrist locks before Hardy hits a clothesline. Matt tag in Morrison and they combine for some Hardy style offense. Kidd is able to turn the tide on John and Drew is tagged in to further the attack. John fires back against his nemesis and tags Khali in and he makes quick work of both and Drew McIntyre and Tyson Kidd. Khali lifts McIntyre, then tags Hardy and they combine for a variation of Demolition Decapitation for a nearfall. The ref gets distracted by Smith and Kidd and Drew hit kicks to slow Matt’s roll. Smith then tags into the match and pounds away on Hardy before the show takes an abrupt commercial break.
As we return to action, Matt is still being controlled by Smith until he is able to hit a side Russian leg sweep and Morrison and Kidd are both tagged into the match. John gets distracted by McIntyre and Kidd attacks but is caught with a powerbomb. Morrison goes for a rebound attack in the corner but Kidd is ready for it dumps him over the top rope. While Morrison is down and the ref is distracted, Natalya kicks him into the ribs before McIntyre assists him in returning to the ring. Smith re-enters the match and tosses John around with a series of suplexes but can’t control him and he escapes to tag Hardy back in. Matt hits the Side Effect on Smith but the pin attempt is broken up by both Drew and Tyson. All three heels look to combine for a variation of the Hart Attack but Khali pulls McIntyre and Kidd out of the ring. Morrison then hits both men with a clothesline off the ring side barricade as Hardy hits Smith with the Twist of Fate back in the ring. Khali then tags in and gives Smith the Punjabi Plunge to give his team the pinfall victory.
Tags: Bella Twins, Chavo Guerrero Chris Jericho, Chris Masters, David Hart Smith, Great Khali, Matt Hardy, Primo, R-Truth, The Hart Dynasty, Tyson Kidd
WWE Superstars results for 01/28/2010
The show kicked off with a Divas Tag Match from RAW as The Bella Twins would face “The Sour Songstress” Jillian and the newest RAW Diva, Katie Lea. In the end, Nikki Bella was able to roll up Katie Lea to pick up the win for herself and Brie.
Then it was time for a Triple Threat Match that would determine one RAW Superstar’s entry into the 30-Man Royal Rumble Match as Chris Masters, Primo, & Chavo Guerrero would battle for the coveted spot. In the end, it was Chris Masters who locked in his patented Masterlock on Chavo Guerrero to earn a spot in the 30-Man Royal Rumble Match! How will “The Masterpiece” fair this Sunday in the Royal Rumble Match?
Chris Jericho made an appearance on WWE Superstars and stated that it is “disgusting” how the other Royal Rumble entrants make their vows to win the Rumble Match and calls them all “liars”! Jericho then says that he is an “honest man” and the “truth” is that he will add another accomplishment to his list of accolades by winning the Royal Rumble Match and headlining WrestleMania! Jericho then proclaims that he is “the baddest man on the planet” and is “the best at what he does” before being interrupted by R-Truth, who makes his way to the ring! Truth states that Jericho is “the best”; the best at “running his mouth” and calls Jericho “annoying” and a “pimple”! Truth then questions Jericho’s claims to being an “honest man” and calls him a “liar” before vowing that he will win the Royal Rumble Match and headline WrestleMania! The bold R-Truth then tells Jericho that, if given the opportunity, he will not hesitate to eliminate Jericho! In response, Jericho tried to cheap-shot R-Truth, but Truth countered and cleared the ring of Chris Jericho!
Then it was time for the main event, from SmackDown, as Matt Hardy, with The Great Khali & Ranjin Singh at ringside, would face David Hart Smith, with his Hart Dynasty cohorts, Natalya & Tyson Kidd, at ringside. With a big assist by Natalya & Tyson Kidd, David Hart Smith was able to hit a big boot on Matt Hardy to pick up the win! After the match, The Great Khali came in and cleaned house of Tyson Kidd, David Hart Smith, and even his partner, Matt Hardy! The Great Khali is certainly aware of the “every man for himself” aspect of the Royal Rumble Match, but will it lead to victory for “The Punjabi Playboy” this Sunday?
Tags: Chris Jericho, Kane, Shelton Benjamin, Vance Archer, WWE, WWE Superstars
Inside Pulse: WWE Superstars Report 01/21/10
Kelly Kelly def. Jillian Hall: This is Jillian’s third straight week opening Superstars. Hall tries to work the arm to start but allows Kelly to work her way to the corner and Double K uses the ropes to flip out of the hold. Kelly then follows with a hurricanrana for a quick two count. Jillian wins the next exchange and covers for two, then attacks the hair to maintain her advantage. She uses a surfboard in two sequences before Kelly finally fights out of it. Kelly hits her around the world head scissors and after an exchange in the corner tries a rollup that Jillian reverses for a pin attempt of her own. Jillian tosses her into the opposite corner and tries a handspring elbow from across the ring but Kelly kicks her in the back to halt the move. Kelly then hits her Kelly Kick according to Michael Cole (which is kind of a step-up Fame-Asser) for the victory.
Vance Archer def Shelton Benjamin: Nice tramp stamp on Archer who starts by backing Shelton into a corner to talk some trash. Benjamin doesn’t want to hear it and goes on the attack following a back elbow. Archer retreats to a corner and is able to drop Benjamin into the turnbuckle when he chases him to attack. He then goes for his finisher but Shelton reverses it into a small package for a quick two count. Vance tries to toss Benjamin over the top rope but he skins the cat and head scissors Archer out of the ring and we take a commercial break.
As we return from the break, Archer is in control but Shelton leaps over him on a toss and subsequent charge into the corner but eats a big boot on his own follow up. Vance works a chinlock before breaking it from some strikes as he continues to work over the neck of Benjamin. Eventually Shelton fights back and hits his double ax handle off a corner reversal. A spin kick and a German suplex with a bridge both get a nearfalls for Benjamin. Archer retakes the advantage and ties Shelton up in the corner in the “tree of woe” position just like their match on Superstars a few weeks ago. However this time Benjamin is ready for it and kicks Vance as he charges in after a ref break. Shelton then uses an Oklahoma roll to pin Archer for the win.
Kane def Chris Jericho: Interesting Royal Rumble trivia from the announce team, Kane and Shawn Michaels have the most appearance in the Rumble match with 11 apiece. Jericho stalls to start and exits the ring a couple of times in an attempt to avoid Kane’s grasp. Chris pimp slap’s Kane but pays for it as the Big Red Machine pounds on him to take control of the match. After hitting his low dropkick off the ropes, Kane starts trying to work on the arm. Jericho makes his way to the ropes and begins an attack of his own after the ref forces a break. Jericho ducks a charge and pulls the top rope down with him and Kane tumbles outside of the ring. Vintage Jericho follows with a rebound dropkick from the corner as Kane tries to climb back in and we go to a commercial break.
When we return, Jericho is in control and matt Striker lets us know that has been the story during the break as well. Chris tries a double ax off the second rope, but Kane catches him and tosses him back into the corner. But he charges and misses, sending himself into the ringpost to give the advantage back to Jericho. An enziguri gets a long two count for Jericho who starts to taunt the crowd before locking in a sleeper hold, which if you watch Smackdown you know is Kane’s greatest weakness. A bulldog attempt by Jericho is somewhat reversed by Kane and after both struggle to their feet Kane takes the advantage. Side walk slam gets a long two count for Kane but when he tries for his flying clothesline Jericho dropkicks him in the gut for a nearfall of his own. Jericho hits the bulldog properly but misses on the Lionsault and eats a big boot. Chris slides out of a slam attempt and chopblocks Kane before trying and failing to lock on the Walls of Jericho. He then tries for the Codebreaker but isn’t able to connect as Kane sidesteps him. Kane goes for the chokeslam, but Jericho bails outside of the ring and runs up the ramp and decides to tack the loss via count out. Extremely lame ending to a match seemed to have been building towards a much better finish.
Tags: Charlie Haas, Christian, Jimmy Wang Yang, Mike Knox, William Regal, WWE. WWE Superstars
ECW Champion Christian def. William Regal (PHOTOS | WATCH)
At Royal Rumble Christian will defend his ECW Title against the winner of the ECW Homecoming Finale, Ezekiel Jackson. Before that happens however, Captain Charisma had to face Big Zeke’s associate, William Regal, on “WWE Superstars.” As usual, The British Brawler was accompanied by The Guyanese Goliath, who attempted to become involved in the match-up. Luckily for Christian, however, the ring official caught Jackson and ejected him from ringside. With the match strictly one-on-one, the ECW Champion pinned Regal for the win, sending a clear message to his Royal Rumble opponent.
Jimmy Wang Yang & Slam Master J def. Mike Knox & Charlie Haas (PHOTOS | WATCH)
Jimmy Wang Yang and his partner Slam Master J, two Superstars with two very different very unorthodox styles, make for a strange looking tag team, and on “WWE Superstars,” they faced off against fellow SmackDown ring warriors, Mike Knox & Charlie Haas. Though their opponents boasted both a powerhouse in the form of Big Mike Knox and a technical expert in Haas, Yang & J persevered, with the self-proclaimed “Asian redneck” picking up the win.