Superstars: Big Show takes on another monstrous Superstar in main event
MATT JOHNSON - SLAM! Wrestling
Word came out recently that WWE pay-per-views have taken a large hit this year. In case anyone from WWE is reading this, let me explain the reason. The pay-per-views price got bumped from $40 to $45. However, this is only the standard definition feed. Some cable or satellite companies charge $5 to $10 more for the High Definition feed. Since many HD viewers only want to watch events in HD, the cost of a WWE pay-per-view can be between $50-55. This is simply outside the price range that many fans are unwilling to pay.
If WWE pay-per-views cost between $30-35, I am betting there is a significant percentage of fans who would begin purchasing events monthly. Additionally, these fans would not feel like they are being ripped off and would likely spend money on other WWE products, as well. If WWE wants to convince itself that it is not the price that is hurting them, that is there choice. The company would be better off correcting themselves than being stubborn.
Match #1 – William Regal vs. R Truth
William Regal did some rapping before the match, believe it or not! Truth is in control early with a headlock. Truth dropkicks Regal outside the ring before a break. After the break, Regal is in control and hits some forearms to the head. The match ends out of nowhere, as Regal attempts a small package, but Truth ends up on top and gets the pin.
Winner via pinfall: R Truth
The NXT recap featuring all women airs. I missed it. A commercial also airs for Legendary. Some say it is like an after school special, but I am going to watch it. Any change of pace from the action movies is a plus.
Match #2 – Goldust & Gail Kim vs. Primo & Jillian Hall
It is time for some Superstars regulars. The other week Cole was ripping on Goldust, now he sings his praises. Gail Kim hits a missile dropkick on Primo when Primo tries to inject himself into the match. Jillian takes control of the match for several minutes. The men tag in and Goldust hits his usual offense. Lawler says Goldust is as good now a he has ever been. Actually that is true, but WWE storylines and win-loss records do not reflect that. Goldust wins the match after a Final Cut.
Winners via pinfall: Goldust & Gail Kim
Promotional items air for Night of champions and WWE.com.
Match #3 – Vance Archer & Curt Hawkins vs. The Dudebusters
Archer and Hawkins take control early, beating down Croft. Archer works him over for minutes until Croft manages a tag. Barreta tags in and hits some quick hitting offense on Archer. After a high knee, Barreta hits a two count. Barreta jumps off the top rope, but Archer catches him. Croft knocks Archer off balance and Barreta hits a tornado DDT and gets the pin.
Winners via pinfall: The Dudebusters
A video airs on Kane, followed by a preview of Legendary, and a rundown of Night of Champions. Also, Luke Gallows makes his ring entrance. Commercial time.
Match #4 – The Big Show vs. Luke Gallows
Big Show usually does not appear on Superstars. Big Show hits one of the slowest sliding dropkicks I have ever seen. Show hits some devastating chops, as well. Gallows hits some punches, but Big Show quickly halts his attack and hits a big right hand. That is enough for the Big Show to get the pin.
Winner via pinfall: The Big Show
After the match, the Big Show says that he is going to rid the WWE of the Straight Edge Society. Well, it was nice seeing a new face in the main event of this week’s show. At this point, I don’t think I even care about match quality. Fans who watch every week get sick of the same faces, so it refreshing to have someone else featured.
Matt Johnson is begging World Wrestling Entertainment to lower the price of pay-per-views. The shows have been enjoyable lately and he would like to purchase a pay-per-view and not have to sell his car. Email Matt at firstname.lastname@example.org.