WWE Superstars
January 6, 2011
Tucson/Phoenix, AZ
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 with some fireworks. Jack Korpela and Matt Striker welcome us to the show.

JTG vs. Tyler Reks

They circle the ring and JTG evaluates his situation. They lock up and Reks powers him into the ropes. JTG goes to the apron and Reks knocks him off to the floor. Reks kicks and punches him before rolling him into the ring. JTG knees him coming back into the ring and unleashes some offense. JTG comes off the second rope with a diving clothesline. JTG punches him down in the corner before being backed up by the referee. Reks kicks him but quickly gets caught in a Lou Thesz Press. Reks gets out and quickly rolls out of the ring.

JTG goes for a plancha but Reks catches his feet. JTG kicks him off and Reks bumps on the floor. It looked like Reks slammed himself down. JTG goes outside and punches away at him before rolling him back into the ring. JTG shoulders him from the apron, rolls into the ring, and gets caught with the kitchen sink knee to the midsection. Reks clubs away and punches him. Reks kicks him in the corner and goes outside to pull him ribs first into the ring post. Reks gets back in the ring for a near fall. Reks kicks his ribs and applies a body scissors. JTG elbows out but quickly gets caught in a bear hug. Reks holds it before turning to an arm bar. This rest hold is going on forever. Reks finally covers for a two count.

Reks shoves him into the ropes and takes an uppercut. JTG dropkicks the knee and hits some punches. JTG has a whip reversed into a kick. JTG gets out of a body slam and dropkicks him into the corner. JTG rolls him up for a near fall. JTG avoids a corner clothesline and gets a school boy for a two count. Reks sends him to the ropes but JTG is able to shoulder block him. JTG slams him into the corner and hits a running dropkick to the face for a near fall. Reks rolls to the apron and snap shots JTG. Reks hits the Burning Hammer for his first win of 2011.

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

Our main event for the evening will be Daniel Bryan and Mark Henry taking on Tyson Kidd and Ted DiBiase.

-Commercial Break-

Chris Masters vs. Curt Hawkins

They circle the ring and lock up. Hawkins gets a quick headlock but Masters is able to throw him off. Masters gloats as Hawkins puts himself on the ropes to keep him away. Hawkins gets a waist lock and another headlock. Masters powers out and gets a headlock of his own. Hawkins pushes him to the ropes and gets the break. Hawkins gets a cheap shot in and suplexes him for a one count. Hawkins punches away but Masters comes back with knife-edge chops. Hawkins hits a back suplex and kicks him in the back. They’re putting over Masters as injured by Tyler Reks in last week’s episode. Hawkins gets a near fall.

Hawkins applies a cobra clutch but Masters gets up and powers out. Hawkins runs into a Samoan Drop. Masters punches, ducks a clothesline, and hits a sit-out spinebuster for a near fall. Masters goes to the second rope and comes off with a diving shoulder block. Masters goes for the Masterlock but Hawkins sends him to the corner. Hawkins climbs the ropes but Masters gets him off with the Masterlock for the win.

Winner by Submission: Chris Masters
Match Rating: *

The NXT recap is shown. Seriously, if you watch this show and enjoy it, please comment below. I think the world needs to give you a hand for watching.

-Commercial Break-

Scott Stanford and Josh Mathews welcome us back to the show. This is the Raw portion of the show.

Yoshi Tatsu vs. Zack Ryder

They lock up and Ryder gets a side headlock. Ryder turns it to a hammerlock, shoves him, and gloats. Tatsu angrily comes back at him so Ryder goes through the ropes to keep him away. Ryder shoves him and Yoshi chops him back. Yoshi sends him to the ropes and hits a hip toss. Yoshi hits an arm drag and a dropkick for a two count. Yoshi hits a nice plancha before putting him back in the ring. Ryder hits a snap shot as he climbs the ropes. It looks like Ryder is looking for a count-out but Yoshi gets in. Ryder kicks away at him and taunts the crowd. Ryder chokes him with his knee and covers for a near fall. Ryder applies a chin lock but Yoshi kicks out and gets a crucifix pin for a two count. Ryder quickly clotheslines him back down.

Ryder chokes him on the ropes and hits a neckbreaker for a two count. Ryder applies a knee to the back chin lock. Yoshi powers up and punches out but Ryder kicks him. Ryder puts him in the corner but runs into a boot. Ryder pushes him back but Yoshi comes back with kicks and sends him shoulder first into the ring post. Yoshi kicks and chops at him before sending him to the ropes for a big chop. Yoshi hits a series of kicks and two running knees in the corner. Ryder ducks under a rolling wheel kick and hits a sitting neckbreaker for a near fall. Yoshi gets out of a Rough Ryder and hits a BEAUTIFUL Roundhouse Kick to the temple for the win!

Winner by Pinfall: Yoshi Tatsu
Match Rating: * 1/4

-Commercial Break-

A Dolph Ziggler hype video plays. I’m a fan of his. Last year I predicted a banner year for him and 2010 was good to him. Hopefully 2011 will continue the roll he’s on.

The Raw Rebound airs. So they have the Raw Rebound and even a recap of NXT but they can’t squeeze Smackdown into there? Blasphemy!

Daniel Bryan makes his way to the ring with the Bella Twins. He’ll team with Mark Henry to take on Ted DiBiase and Tyson Kidd.

-Commercial Break-

Daniel Bryan & Mark Henry w/ The Bella Twins vs. Tyson Kidd & Ted DiBiase w/ Maryse

Daniel Bryan starts out against Tyson Kidd. They take their time before circling the ring. Kidd gets a quick waist lock but Bryan twists out. Kidd twists back and grounds Bryan. Bryan gets out and hits an arm drag takedown. Bryan sends him to the corner and hits a monkey flip but Kidd lands on his feet. Kidd turns into a dropkick and Bryan tags in Mark Henry. Kidd quickly scurries to his corner and tags in Ted DiBiase.

DiBiase slaps Henry and punches. Henry clotheslines him right down and does it a few more times. DiBiase kicks and goes into the ropes but Henry clotheslines him again for a near fall. Henry sends him to the corner and splashes him. Kidd runs in and eats a head-butt. Henry clotheslines them both over the top rope and Bryan is tagged in. Henry then press slams Bryan out of the ring on top of Kidd and DiBiase. They get the crowd pumped up as we go to commercial.

-Commercial Break-

We come back from the break to see Kidd power Bryan to his corner and tag in DiBiase. DiBiase kicks him down and Kidd chokes as the referee is distracted. Bryan fights them both off but DiBiase is able to catch him with a backbreaker and a dropkick for a near fall. DiBiase stomps away and taunts the Bella Twins. Kidd is tagged in and he kicks away at Bryan. DiBiase then chokes him as the referee is distracted. Kidd hits a snapmare and applies a chin lock. Bryan fights up, goes into the ropes, ducks a clothesline, and they take each other out with double cross-body blocks.

Henry is tagged in and he clotheslines Kidd before body slamming him. Kidd avoids a big splash and tags in DiBiase. DiBiase kicks and knees Henry for a two count. DiBiase quickly keeps the momentum but dropkicking him and keeping him from tagging Bryan. Kidd is tagged in and he elbows him a few times. Kidd applies a front face lock but Henry fights up and back body drops him.

Bryan and DiBiase are tagged in. Bryan hits him with a missile dropkick and dropkicks Kidd off as well. Bryan has a whip to the corner reversed but he flips over and takes him out with a nice clothesline. Bryan dropkicks him in the corner for a near fall. Bryan goes to the top rope and jumps right into a dropkick. Kidd is tagged in and he goes for a Sharpshooter but Bryan rolls him up for a near fall. Bryan nearly gets the LeBell Lock on but DiBiase breaks it up. Henry clotheslines him out of the ring. Bryan dropkicks Kidd but gets sent into the corner. Kidd hits the Fisherman’s Neckbreaker for the win.

Winners by Pinfall: Tyson Kidd & Ted DiBiase
Match Rating: * 1/2


Quick Match Results

Tyler Reks def. JTG
Chris Masters def. Curt Hawkins via Submission
Yoshi Tatsu def. Zack Ryder
Tyson Kidd* & Ted DiBiase def. Daniel Bryan* & Mark Henry

Bump of the Night: Yoshi Tatsu’s nice plancha
Match of the Night: Kidd and DiBiase vs. Bryan and Henry * 1/2

Mike’s Thoughts

I’ve said this since the beginning of the show and I’ll say it again. I simply hate it when they cram more than three matches into an hour-long show. All of these guys (with the exception of the main eventers) are stuck in mid-card hell so having a quick 3-5 minute match is not going to help any of them out. We had three matches done in thirty minutes, then we had to sit through the videos, and the main event. This should be a showcase show for those guys that aren’t making an impact on the main roster. Let them make an impact here and try to impress the few who actually still tune in to watch the show.

Final Rating: * 1/2

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