December 31, 2010
Superstars: Regal, Smith highlight show
By MATT BISHOP - SLAM! Wrestling
Tonight on WWE Superstars: Once again, WWE's underappreciated veterans and young wrestlers get the spotlight. In the highlight of tonight's show, David Hart Smith takes on William Regal. In the main event, Chris Masters battles Tyler Reks. Should be a good one!
This show is presented in WWEHD (TV-PG, V)
Match #1 - Yoshi Tatsu (Tokyo, Japan) & Darren Young (Miami, Fla.) vs. Jimmy & Jey Uso (San Francisco, Calif.)
Of course, this is a return match from last week.
Tatsu gets the tag and gets going on Jimmy. He brings Young back in. He runs into a big boot in the corner and Jimmy brings in Jey. He hits a jumping headbutt. Quick tags now for the Usos and they isolate Young. Young busts out of a headlock and hits a belly-to-belly throw on Jimmy. He looks for the tag and brings in Tatsu. He's the proverbial house of fire. Kicks land and then a spinning heel kick but the pin is broken up. Young and Jey fight to the outside and Young gets posted. Tatsu goes to the top but Jey holds him long enough for Jimmy to throw him to the mat. He follows that up with a big splash and that ends it.
Winners via pinfall: The Usos
Match #2 - David Hart Smith (Calgary, Alberta) vs. William Regal (Blackpool, England)
Very mat-based action out of these two as you'd expect. Scott Stanford mentions that Regal wrestling Smith's dad Davey Boy Smith at Halloween Havoc 1993. Nice information!
They battle to the outside as Smith starts to take over. He throws Regal back in the ring as he go to…
Regal takes over and kicks Smith's knee against the ring post and goes to work on that. Regal twisting and turning the knee. Smith tries a quick roll-up but Regal kicks out at two and then goes back to work. Smith in a bad way here as Regal is just working him. Half-crab in now. Smith tries to mount a comeback but Regal cuts him off. Regal goes for a butterfly suplex but Smith reverses him over. Northern Lights Suplex for Smith, but he can't hold the bridge. Back on the feet, Regal hits the Knee Trembler and gets the pin. Impressive effort by Regal.
Winner via pinfall: William Regal
Match #3 - Chris Masters (Los Angeles, Calif.) vs. Tyler Reks (Laguna Beach, Calif.)
Masters dumps Reks to the floor and goes after him. He lays into him and throws him back into the squared circle. He locks the Masterlock in on the apron, so he has to break it. Then Reks drills his arm and sends Masters to the floor.
Reks working on the left arm. He posts him once but Masters takes hold of Reks' wrists and returns the favor. Back in the ring, Masters with a Samoan Drop. He calls for the Masterlock but his arm isn't strong enough. Reks reverses him but Masters reverses him into a backslide. Clothesline for Reks gets two.
Masters charges into the corner but Reks moves and Masters crashes his arm right into it. Reks catches him on the rebound with the Burning Hammer and gets the duke.
Winner via pinfall: Tyler Reks