August 13, 2010
Superstars: Another lackluster lineup on Thursday nights; time for a change
By MATT JOHNSON - SLAM! Wrestling
WWE needs to do give some attention to Superstars. It is quickly becoming a low priority show featuring bottom card talent. WWE has a habit of starting things and then losing interest. Superstars used to have a real variety of talent. Lately, it has been the Chavo Guerrero show. There is nothing wrong with Chavo, Goldust, or Chris Masters (well him maybe) in the ring, but since WWE does not push them on the main shows, it makes Superstars seem like an after thought. Either gain interest in the show or get rid of it.
Speak of the devil…
Match #1 –Goldust & Yoshi Tatsu vs. The Usos
Goldust hits an arm drag and works over the arm of Jimmy. Jey tags in and Goldust gets the better of him as well before tagging in Yoshi. Both Goldust and Yoshi work over the arm of Jey Uso. Jey tries to fight back, but Goldust throws him outside the ring. Jimmy runs in, but Goldust throws him to the floor as well as we head to commercial.
The Usos took control during the break and Jey is working over Yoshi. Yoshi uses his athleticism to break out and tag in Goldust. Goldust hits all of his normal offense on Jey. Jey misses a kick and Goldust goes for the Curtain Call. Tamina distracts Goldust, allowing Jey to sneak out. Jimmy tags in and hits a splash and gets the pin.
Winner via pinfall: The Usos
A video airs recapping NXT. They had a stupid contest with the rookies using some punching power machine. OK, this show is stupid. I hate to be close minded, but I have seen enough.
Did you know that WWE Television is watched by more than 15 million people every week in the U.S.? I am betting that is incorrect. They just added the numbers of who watched each show. Some people watch more than one show. I bet almost all of the NXT viewers watch Raw and/or Smackdown.
Match #2 –Chavo Guerrero vs. Chris Masters
Another battle of the Superstars all-stars. Chris Masters hits a clothesline and a standing suplex. Chavo recovers and beats Masters into the corner. Masters hits some chops and the crowd still gives a Flair “Whoo!”. Masters catches Chavo and hits a Scott Hall style overhead slam. Outside the ring Masters attacks Chavo and throws him back in the ring. Chavo kicks Masters down to the floor when he tries to enter the ring and dives on him outside the ring. Commercial.
Chavo is on offense after the break, hitting some forearms. Masters hits some weak punches and drives Chavo to the mat. Chavo sends Masters into the middle turnbuckle and takes control. Masters catapults Chavo into the top turnbuckle and hits some chops, followed by some horrible clotheslines. Masters hits a spine buster. Masters places Chavo on the top turnbuckle and tries a superplex, but Chavo jumps to the floor, sending Masters neck first onto the top rope. Chavo hits the Frog Splash and gets the pin.
Winner via pinfall: Chavo Guerrero
A video airs on Dolph Ziggler. Next, a video airs on Nexus, promoting their match at Summerslam. The Raw Rebound is incorporated into this segment.
A rare women’s main event tonight. At least these girls aren’t on Superstars every single week.
Match #3 –Michelle McCool vs. Kelly Kelly
Kelly hits some dropkicks and begins pounding Michelle’s face into the mat. Michelle turns it around and works over Kelly’s arm. Layla screams while Michelle works over Kelly. This match is not very action packed. Kelly fights back finally and hits a Lou Thesz press. Kelly misses an elbow in the corner. Michelle hits the Faith Breaker and gets the win.
Winner via pinfall: Michelle McCool
This show is getting to be boring. Once again, it was filled with the same lower card matches. The difference between this and the old WCW Pro show is that WWE puts its meaningless lower card matches in a large arena. Sure, Chavo pinning Masters was an upset, but it does not really matter in the long run. Thumbs down on this show, as it seemed to just be an afterthought.
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