The Superstars video plays and we’re brought into the arena with some fireworks. Scott Stanford and Josh Mathews welcome us to the show. Our main event will be Tyler Reks and Curt Hawkins taking on JTG and Trent Barreta.
Zack Ryder & Primo vs. Yoshi Tatsu & David Hart Smith
Ryder says he woke up this morning with a really sick tan and a big smile because he and Primo are the hottest tag team in WWE. Primo says we’re looking at the only undefeated tag team in WWE so we need to show respect. Ryder says he’s been reading the tweets. Ever since they won last week, we’ve been DZP – Down with Zack and Primo. Primo talks some Spanish and says nobody is going to stop them from going to WrestleMania. Woo-woo-woo. You know it!
Yoshi and Primo start the match out. They circle the ring and Primo immediately works the arm. Primo twists around and takes him down with a drop-toe-hold. Primo rolls around on him, slaps the back of his head, and gloats. They lock up and Primo works the arm again. Yoshi twists, flips on the ropes, and twists him down. Yoshi yanks on the arm and shoulders him. Yoshi takes him down with a headlock and Primo gets out with a head-scissors. Primo fights up and whips him off. Yoshi slides through his legs and hits a nice arm drag. Yoshi chops him and tags Smith in. Smith sends him to the ropes and hits a powerslam for a near fall. Smith uppercuts him a few times and sends him to the ropes. Primo holds the ropes and boots him in the face.
Ryder is tagged and he runs into an arm drag. Ryder counters with a head-scissors and Smith quickly gets out. Smith hits another arm drag and Ryder again counters with a head-scissors. Smith wrenches the arm and tags in Yoshi. They send Ryder into the ropes and chop him down, giving Yoshi a one count. Ryder knees him in the midsection and tags in Primo. Primo chops and Yoshi chops right back. They trade chops and Yoshi gets him with the 10 punches. Yoshi gets to three before jumping off and chopping Ryder. Primo quickly kicks him and suplexes him over the top rope! Ryder then lays him out with a running knee to the head! Smith checks on Yoshi as we go to commercial.
We come back from the break to see Primo making Yoshi humble in the Camel Clutch. Primo jumps on the back and stomps on the face. Yoshi kicks away at him and nearly tags in Smith but Primo powers him to the corner. Ryder is tagged and he hits a neckbreaker. Ryder talks some trash and hits a sit-out neckbreaker for a near fall. Ryder applies a chin lock. Yoshi fights up and counters a back suplex for a near fall. Yoshi shoulders the midsection and gets a sunset flip but Primo breaks it up with a dropkick. Ryder made the tag to Primo on the way down. Primo takes Yoshi out with a dropkick for a near fall. Primo works on the arm and sends him to the corner. Primo charges and Yoshi moves, putting him in the tree of woe.
Smith and Ryder are tagged in. Smith clotheslines Ryder twice and big boots Primo off the apron. Smith hits a big boot, taunts Hulk Hogan, and drops a leg for a near fall, brother. Smith hits a delayed jackhammer for a near fall, broken up by Primo. Yoshi throws him out of the ring and hits a nice plancha. Ryder gets out of a powerslam and pushes him away. Yoshi is tagged in and he hits a wheel kick. Yoshi hits a back body drop and a nasty roundhouse kick for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Yoshi Tatsu & David Hart Smith
Match Rating: * 3/4
The trailer for Triple H’s movie “The Chaperone” plays. Why do they even try?
Melina is seen walking backstage. The paparazzi are taking pictures of her before she gets fed up and walks away.
Melina vs. Tamina
Tamina angrily approaches her so Melina cowers in the corner, forcing the referee to back Tamina off. Melina gets a quick slap and runs away. Melina tries it again and Tamina pushes her. Melina keeps running away until Tamina catches her and slams her down. Melina completely botches a slingshot into the corner. Melina tries to fight but Tamina quickly comes back with a body slam. Tamina works the arm and Melina punches out. Tamina quickly knocks her back down and Melina claims her nose is broken. She was only playing possum as she big boots Tamina down. Melina works over her for a bit with some sloppy moves. The silence of the crowd is insane. They could care less. I concur with their feelings.
Tamina clotheslines and dropkicks Melina a few times and they botch another move. This is just brutal. Tamina gets a near fall with a flapjack. Melina avoids a splash and snaps her off the top rope for a near fall. Melina hits the Sunset Split for the win. This may be the saddest match I’ve seen yet from the divas.
Winner by Pinfall: Melina
Match Rating: -**
JTG and Trent Barreta will take on Tyler Reks and Curt Hawkins in the main event.
A hype video airs for Alberto Del Rio, my favorite superstar right now. I caught a glimpse of Mr. V’s favorite referee, The Goose, in the video. We miss you, Goose.
The Raw Rebound airs and then JTG and Trent Barreta make their way to the ring.
The 2-21-11 video airs.
JTG & Trent Barreta vs. Tyler Reks & Curt Hawkins
Hawkins and Barreta lock up but nothing comes of it. Hawkins hits a headlock takeover but Barreta soon fights up. Barreta whips him off but gets shoulder blocked down. They crisscross the ring and Barreta takes him down with an arm drag. Hawkins fights up and punches out. Hawkins then runs into another arm drag. JTG is tagged in and he hits a dropkick for a one count. JTG wrenches the arm but Hawkins powers him to the corner. Reks blind tags in and he yells at Hawkins.
Reks kicks JTG and clubs him. Reks hits a nasty body slam and goes for a running powerslam but JTG slides off. JTG punches and gets a headlock applied. Reks powers him off and takes him down. Hawkins is tagged in and he kicks away at JTG. Hawkins hits a snapmare and kicks him in the back for a two count. JTG blocks a kick and takes him down. JTG hits a running boot to the face for a near fall. Hawkins comes back with a jawbreaker and goes to whip him into Reks but JTG slides under the leg and takes Reks off the apron. JTG pulls Hawkins out of the ring and punches before sending him back in. Reks distracts him and Hawkins knocks JTG off the apron.
We come back from the break to see Reks hit a nasty slam on JTG and he kicks out at one. JTG really can’t work a pin fall. Just terrible… Reks applies a surfboard stretch and gets a near fall. Reks drops a knee on the back and sends him to his corner sternum first. Hawkins is tagged and he chokes him in the corner. JTG fights back but Hawkins takes him down before he can tag Barreta. Hawkins applies a chin lock but JTG fights up. Hawkins kicks and sends him to the ropes but lowers his head. JTG uppercuts him but can’t make a tag. Hawkins body slams him down for a near fall. Reks is tagged in again and he clubs away at JTG. Reks applies a chin lock but JTG fights up. Reks powers him down and tags in Hawkins. Hawkins punches and hits a snapmare. Hawkins kicks him in the back for a near fall. Hawkins applies a chin lock and JTG fights up, again. JTG punches out and flapjacks him.
JTG tags in Barreta and he knocks Reks off the apron. Barreta takes Hawkins down with a nice diving elbow and springboards off the top rope with a dropkick on Reks. Hawkins hits the Taste of Pain for a near fall. Hawkins goes to the top rope and Barreta crotches him. JTG dives off the apron and clotheslines Reks. Hawkins knocks Barreta off the ropes and hits a diving elbow for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Tyler Reks & Curt Hawkins
Match Rating: * 1/2
Tyler Reks appears to celebrate with Hawkins when out of nowhere he attacks him. Reks drops him with the Burning Hammer and he celebrates by himself.
Quick Match Results
Yoshi Tatsu* & David Hart Smith def. Zack Ryder* & Primo
Melina def. Tamina
Tyler Reks & Curt Hawkins* def. JTG & Trent Barreta*
Bump of the Night: Yoshi being suplexed over the top rope!
Match of the Night: Yoshi & Smith vs. Ryder & Primo * 3/4
I was just getting down with Zack and Primo… and they jobbed them out tonight. I’d like to see Zack and Primo get some face time on Raw and maybe become serious contenders for the titles. I think they have some decent chemistry.
I can’t get over how pathetically sad that divas match was. The match, first of all, was sloppy as hell. I know I criticized the Gail Kim match a few weeks ago for doing moves that are too complicated for the skill sets of most divas. This week they had trouble with catapults and roll ups. It’s inexcusable. The other thing was how silent the crowd was. They barely reacted to anything. It was amazing how the entire crowd could care less. I’ve seen it before in diva matches but this was just amazing. Maybe it’s finally time to rethink the handling of this division. Hopefully Awesome Kong gives this division a shot of excitement. If they fail with her then they need to pull the plug because it’ll be terminal at that point.
The main event was a little boring, in my opinion. I just couldn’t get into it. That’s kind of like how this show is for me. It’s a little boring and hard to get into… most of the time at least. Tonight it was very boring and hard to get into.
Final Rating: * 1/2
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