Superstars: Are you DZP, Down for Zack and Primo?
MATT BISHOP - SLAM! Wrestling
|Primo talks while his partner Zack Ryder beams at the Superstars taping on Monday in Detroit. Photos by Mike Mastrandrea
Tonight on WWE Superstars: A budding tag team is building momentum on Superstars. That's right, the duo of Zack Ryder and Primo are gaining steam. They call themselves the two most overlooked superstars in WWE history and want to know if you're DZP — "Down for Zack and Primo." They face Yoshi Tatsu and David Hart Smith. In the main event, Tyson Kidd takes on R-Truth. Should be a good one!
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Match #1 - Trent Barreta (Mount Sinai, NY) vs. Tyler Reks (Laguna, Calif.)
Barreta with a hopping elbow and he drops Reks and gets an early two count. He goes for a big boot but Reks counters, but Barreta counters back and hits a running knee for a two count. Barreta goes to springboard in but Reks flies in and kicks the top rope, causing Barreta to fall on his stomach on the rope. Reks grabs the stunned Barreta and delivers the Burning Hammer and that's it.
Winner via pinfall: Tyler Reks
Match #2 - Zack Ryder (Long Island, NY) & Primo (San Juan, Puerto Rico) vs. Yoshi Tatsu (Tokyo, Japan) & David Hart Smith (Calgary, Alberta)
Ryder and Primo grab mics before the match. Ryder says he and Primo are the two most overlooked superstars in WWE history. Primo says the people are looking at the greatest tag team that should be on Monday Night Raw. Ryder says after they win tonight, they are going to hit the clubs the find some girls who are DZP — Down for Zack and Primo. Woo Woo Woo, You Know It.
Primo gets the tag from Ryder and immediately gets hit with a drop-toe hold from Tatsu. Smith in and he hits Primo with a big belly-to-belly throw. Smith and Tatsu utilizing quick tags now. Big vertical suplex lands for Smith and Primo takes a walk to the outside. He hops on the apron and bad mouths Smith and eats a big boot and splats on the floor for his troubles. Ryder checks on his partner on the outside.
During the break, Ryder and Primo took control when Ryder grabbed Smith off the apron and drove him into the barricade. Smith tries to fire up but Ryder puts him back down with an elbow. Primo Irish whips Ryder into Smith where he delivers an elbow. Real quick tags here by Ryder and Primo. Ryder, though, makes a mistake and gets suplexed by Smith. Smith crawling toward his corner and he brings in Tatsu against Primo. Big back drop lands. Tatsu with kicks and then a running thigh to the face for two.
Tatsu to the top and he drills Primo with a spinning heel kick but Ryder breaks up the fall. Smith comes in and wants to power bomb Ryder, but Primo takes out his knee and both Ryder and Smith go tumbling over the top rope to the floor. Primo standing at the ropes and he hits the oncoming Tatsu with a back elbow and then catches him with the Backstabber and that's it.
Winners via pinfall: Primo & Zack Ryder
Match #3 - R-Truth (Charlotte, NC) vs. Tyson Kidd (Calgary, Alberta)
R-Truth and Tyson Kidd tumble from the ring.
Kidd gets the best of Truth early and gets a little cocky. Truth hits a big shoulder block and then wiggles in Kidd's direction as Kidd takes refuge under the ropes. Truth hits Kidd in the corner then cartwheels him way to the middle of the ring and then hits a hip toss. Truth then clotheslines both he and Kidd out of the ring and both men are down. Truth clearly not practicing his technique for the Royal Rumble.
We're back and Kidd is in control with a bridging headlock. Truth back to a vertical base and he escapes but Kidd puts him right back down with a snapmare and a dropkick to the back. Kidd with another headlock now. He bridges it again and demands the referee ask him. Spinning back kick drops Truth to a knee. Kidd off the ropes and Truth hits him with a flapjack. Now Truth is getting going. Punches and clotheslines land. He hits Kidd with Truth or Consequences but Kidd gets his hand on the bottom rope. The crowd roars because they thought he had him. Truth pulls Kidd to the centre of the ring and tries again and gets two.
Truth off the ropes and Kidd hits him with another spinning back kick and a dropkick for two. Kidd goes for the Sharpshooter but Truth kicks him to the outside. Kidd comes back in and they trade roll-ups and then Truth hits Kidd with the What's Up out of nowhere and gets the fall.
Winner via pinfall: R-Truth
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