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Superstars: Hart Dynasty headlines with another strong performance
By MATT JOHNSON - SLAM! Wrestling


Another week has passed and it is once again time for WWE Superstars. The Hart Dynasty and Evan Born are on the card tonight, so the show has a decent shot at having some quality wrestling. We shall see soon enough.

Great, the first voice I hear is that of Michael Cole. That is never good news for a show. At least I don’t have to hear him force fake laughter at the best of 37 series between Hornswoggle and Chavo on Raw.

Match #1 –Evan Bourne vs. Chris Masters

Evan Bourne vs. Chris Masters to start. If right and wrong truly exist in the world, Bourne should win this contest. To the match…

Chris Masters takes control early in the match. Cole and Lawler discuss how much of an underdog Bourne is against bigger (less talented) wrestlers like Masters. After a commercial, Masters has Bourne in the Torture Rack. Lex Luger applied it better. More offense from Masters (Yawn….Sorry, I must not have had enough sleep). Bourne hits a hurricanrana. Masters tries to spear Bourne, but misses and hits his shoulder on the post. Bourne hits the Shooting Star Press for the win.

Winner via pinfall: Evan Bourne

Cole goes on about what an upset Bourne’s win is. Why?

ECW time. William Regal is accompanied by Vladimir Kozlov and Ezekiel Jackson.

Match #2 –William Regal vs. Tyler Reks

T-Reks has a solid physique. No doubt about it. Hopefully he can learn a thing or two in the ring from Regal. Striker is announcing the match using his golf announcer voice. It doesn’t help the energy level of the match, nor does Regal’s long mat submission. But he should keep that style because it is different in WWE.

Reks fights out of a chin lock, but misses a spring board off the ropes. Regal hits him with a knee for the win.

Winner via pinfall: William Regal

Vlad and Zeke hit their moves on Reks after the match. Jerks.

They recap Raw, which had a quite awesome ending. I would not mind seeing Dusty get funky like a monkey each week. The only negative was the nose ring on Cody. Lose it, Cody!

Match #3 –Cryme Tyme & Eve vs. The Hart Dynasty

This could be the best match on television all week. We will see. JTG and David Hart Smith do some chain wrestling to start. Natalya and Eve tag in, and the daughter of the Anvil shows her skills with an abdominal stretch. Tyson Kidd and Shad enter. The Hart Dynasty uses classic tag team strategy by sneaking a tag and catching Shad off guard.

After a break, the Hart Dynasty tag advantage of rapid tags to double the attack on JTG. JTG fights off Smith and makes the hot tag to Shad. After Shad takes control, Natalya tags herself in, forcing Eve to enter. Chaos breaks out and the males do battle outside th ring. Eve misses a hand spring body splash and Natalya hits her with a clothesline for the pin.

Winner via pinfall: The Hart Dynasty

Well, it may not be the match of the week, but the mixed tag match was very solid. The Hart Dynasty is one of the only teams to use traditional tag team psychology. It seems like some teams just wrestle as singles wrestlers who happen to be in the same match. It is always a pleasure to watch a Hart Dynasty match when they are given time. The rest of the show did not exceed expectations, but the strong main event gives the show a mild thumbs up.


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