WWE Superstars
December 30, 2010
Albany/Rochester, NY
Report by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com

“Yes, sir, we promised you a great main event…” The WWE video leads us into the show.

The Superstars video plays and we’re brought into the arena to see Yoshi Tatsu and Darren Young coming to the ring. Scott Stanford and Josh Mathews welcome us to the show.

Yoshi Tatsu & Darren Young vs. The Usos

This is a rematch from last week’s Superstars. Charles Robinson, my favorite referee (who I got to meet again tonight), is the official of this match. Darren Young starts out against Jey Uso and they lock up. They tussle around in the lock up before falling out of the ring. That looked nasty. Jimmy gets his brother pumped up as he gets in the ring. Young quickly clotheslines him and clubs him in the head. Young sends him to the ropes, hits a back elbow, and drops an elbow for a two count. Young applies a chin lock but Jey fights up and gets out. Young reverses a whip and punches him. Jey reverses a whip but Young counters with a shoulder block for a two count.

Yoshi Tatsu is tagged in and he comes off the top rope with a chop to the arm. Yoshi chops the chest for a two count. Jey quickly knees him in the midsection and tags Jimmy. Jimmy runs into a pair of arm drags and a crucifix pin for a near fall. Yoshi hits a nice dropkick for another two count. Young is tagged back in and he kicks Jimmy. Young bounces him in the corner and sends him to the opposite corner. Young runs into a big boot and Jimmy punches away. Jey is tagged in and he stomps and head-butts him. Jimmy is tagged back in and he stomps away at him. Jey is tagged in and Jimmy whips him into Young’s face for a near fall. That was cool. Jey applies the headlock but Young fights up and gets out. Jey charges him and Young counters with a belly-to-belly overhead suplex.

Yoshi and Jimmy are tagged in. Yoshi ducks a clothesline, hits a chop and a dropkick, sends him to the ropes, and hits a back body drop. Yoshi gets the crowd into it and hits a series of nice kicks before hitting two knees in the corner. Yoshi hits a wheel kick and Jey breaks up the pin. Young runs in but Jey throws him out. Young quickly pulls him out and Jey sends him into the post! Yoshi big boots Jimmy and goes to the top rope. Jey gets kicked off the apron and Jimmy throws Yoshi off the top rope. Jimmy hits a beautiful splash for the win!

Winners by Pinfall: The Usos
Match Rating: * 3/4

The NXT recap plays. Does anybody still watch that show? I was exhausted from boredom just watching the recap. It looks horrible.

Our main event for the evening will be Chris Masters taking on Tyler Reks.

-Commercial Break-

David Hart Smith vs. William Regal

They circle the ring and lock up. Regal quickly works on the arm and Smith takes him down. Regal quickly gains advantage with a hammerlock. Smith rolls out of it and takes him down. Regal takes a moment to get the feeling back in his arm. Regal gets a headlock and wrenches the arm. Smith gets out and gets a headlock applied. Regal gets out and bridges him. Regal knees him for a few one counts. Regal puts himself on top of Smith and can’t get him to break the bridge. Smith kips up and gets a nice monkey flip. Smith flips into a body scissors but Smith counters by stretching Regal’s legs, getting a few one counts.

Smith applies a chin lock but Regal fights up and whips him off. Smith takes him down with a shoulder block for a one count. Smith hits a nice uppercut and punches. Smith hits a dropkick and Regal gets out of the ring. Regal punches him getting out of the ring but Smith takes him down with a shoulder block outside.

-Commercial Break-

We come back from the break to see Smith hit his father’s delayed vertical suplex for a near fall. Regal quickly gets back in control but pulling Smith’s leg to the post and kicking it into it. Regal works over the injured leg now with some stretches. Smith tries to get out but Regal keeps the advantage, stretching the leg out. Smith kicks him off and gets an inside cradle for a near fall. Regal quickly takes him right back down with a step-over toehold. Regal stretches him out but Smith gets up on one leg. Regal quickly takes him back down.

Regal hits a punch and Smith comes back with some uppercuts. Regal inadvertently gets Smith to distract the referee as he uses the ropes to stretch Smith’s leg some more. Regal clubs the chest a few times and takes him down. Regal applies a single leg crab and Smith is in pain. Regal lets go before he gets to the rope and stomps the leg. Regal gets him up and stretches the leg some more on the ropes, kneeing it as well.

Smith comes back with some punches but Regal comes right back. Regal goes for a double under-hook but Smith powers him up on one leg and hits a back body drop! Regal and Smith trade uppercuts with Smith coming out on top. Smith clotheslines him down and hits a back body drop. Smith hits a northern lights suplex for a near fall. Smith goes for a powerslam but Regal gets off and hits a chop block. Regal hits the Knee Trembler for the win!

Winner by Pinfall: William Regal
Match Rating: **

Chris Masters vs. Tyler Reks is still to come.

-Commercial Break-

A Randy Orton hype video plays. Matt Striker and Jack Korpela lead us to the Raw Rebound.

Chris Masters comes out. He’ll face Tyler Reks next.

-Commercial Break-

Chris Masters vs. Tyler Reks

They lock up and quickly push. They lock up again and tussle to the corner. Masters then pushes Reks off. They circle the ring and lock up. Masters gets a waist lock and Reks elbows him off. Reks goes for a slam but Masters gets off and chops him. Masters hits a headlock takeover and controls him. Reks gets up and goes to the corner. Reks shoulders him in the corner. Reks kicks and elbows him before hitting a headlock takeover of his own. Masters fights up and powers out of it. Reks quickly knees and punches him. Reks sends him to the ropes and Masters comes right back with a diving shoulder block. Masters hits an inverted atomic drop and clotheslines him over the top rope.

Masters picks him up and punches him outside. Masters chops him and puts him back in the ring. Reks quickly goes to the apron and Masters applies a Masterlock. The hold has to be broken or a disqualification will be issued. Reks snaps Masters’ arm off the turnbuckle as we go to the break. That made Masters look like such an idiot.

-Commercial Break-

We come back from the break to see Masters trapped in a key lock. Masters fights up but Reks powers him down. During the commercial, Reks sent Masters into the ring post with the injured arm. Masters fights up and punches out of the key lock. Reks counters with a modified reverse DDT for a near fall. Reks works over the arm and elbows him. Reks uses the rope to stretch the arm out and chokes him for good measure. Masters comes back with some chops but Reks kicks and slams him down. Reks drops a knee for a near fall. Reks goes back to the key lock but Masters soon fights up and punches out. Masters walks into a big boot and Reks kicks him in the arm. Reks hits a hammerlock body slam for a near fall.

Reks kicks and rubs his forearm on Masters’ face. Reks goes back to the key lock but Masters fights up. Reks sends him to the corner and kicks him down before sending the arm into the ring post. Reks goes to do it again but Masters uses his good arm to pull him into the ring post.

Masters gets on the apron and kicks Reks in the head. Masters beats him down at ringside and sends him to the ring. Masters hits a Samoan Drop for a near fall. Reks stops a whip but runs into a spinebuster. Masters goes for the Masterlock but can’t get it because of the injured arm. Reks goes for a neckbreaker but Masters counters into a backslide for a near fall. Reks surprises him with a clothesline for a near fall. Reks argues with the referee and drops some elbows. Reks puts him in powerbomb position but Masters hits a back body drop. Masters hits some splashes in the corner but Reks avoids the third. Reks hits the Burning Hammer for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: Tyler Reks
Match Rating: * 1/4


Quick Match Results

The Usos def. Yoshi Tatsu & Darren Young
William Regal def. David Hart Smith
Tyler Reks def. Chris Masters

Bump of the Night: Darren Young & Jey Uso falling to the outside
Match of the Night: William Regal vs. David Hart Smith **

Mike’s Thoughts

This was another average edition of Superstars. Probably the only newsworthy thing is that they were hyping the Usos up as being serious contenders for the Tag Titles, especially after Tamina left them for Santino Marella. They had a good showing and they should have more of a presence on Raw. They’re a great duo. Other than that we had a nice, old school match with Smith and Regal that I enjoyed. In other news, Tyler Reks and Chris Masters continue to be employed while putting on five-star matches like tonight’s showing while MVP and Kaval sit on the unemployment line.

Final Rating: * 3/4

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