The Superstars video rolls and we are underway for the 5/26 edition of WWE Superstars! Santino’s music hits and he is out straight away, no pyro or big welcome. Scott welcomes us to the show and they plug over the limit. Zack Ryder’s music hits and he makes his way down the ramp. Scott refers to Santino as Colonel Cobra. Zack gets in the ring and the ref calls for the bell.
Zack Ryder vs. Santino Marella
Ryder gives us his signature WOO WOO WOO. Santino who still has his shirt on takes it off and puffs up his chest trying to outdo Ryder. The two lock up and Ryder pus Santino in a twisted arm lock and then flips Santino to the ground. Santino gets up claps for Ryder. They lock up again and Santino does the same to Ryder and follows it up with his patented trumpet. Ryder to his feet and says come on and challenges him to a lock up, Ryder feints and kicks him in the gut, puts him in a chin lock. Santino pushes Ryder to the ropes but Ryder hits Santino with a shoulder block on the rebound. Ryder then mocks by using Santinos patented trumpet celebration. Ryder bounces off the ropes jumps over Santino, Santino gets up leap frogs Ryder and has the Cobra set! But Ryder sees it coming and runs to the ropes and gets out of the ring onto the apron to avoid it. Santino still charges but the referee holds him back. The ref tells Ryder to get back in the ring. Santino show boats and Ryder gives us an are you serious bro? Santino starts chest bumping into Ryder, the two then trade pushes comically. Ryder pushes Santino to the mat and gives us a WWW, Santino gets up and says do that again and I’ll punch you in the face. Ryder goes for a shot but Santino blocks and slaps Ryder. Santino the pulls Ryder’s head band over his eyes, Ryder looks for some shots but Santino ducks them all then pushes Ryder to the ropes, who still can’t see, and knees down so Ryder trips over him and rolls Ryder up but Ryder kicks out. Ryder gets up and gives us another are you serious and looks to hit Santino with a shot to the head. Santino ducks and hits and Atomic drop. He readies up the cobra and hits him in the leg?! Ryder drops to the mat and apparently can’t move his legs! Ryder crawls around the ring and goes to the corner. He holds onto the top ropes and Santino lifts him up and drops him down. Ryder is still apparently feeling temporary paralysis of his legs. Ryder rolls out of the ring and is getting some feeling back in his legs. Santino rolls Ryder into the ring. Santino gets in and hits a hip toss, followed by his little standing head butt. Santino goes to the turnbuckle and climbs up. The referee us telling him to get down for some reason. He is annoying me. Santino then gets back down and jumps from the bottom rope. Ryder lifts his leg but Santino grabs it and looks for an elbow drop but Ryder dodges and hits Santino with a leg drop. Cover, but Santino kicks out. Ryder lifts Santino up and hits him in the head. Ryder with a flurry of shots to Santino on the mat. Ryder gets up and poses, then goes for the cover but Santino kicks out. Ryder then applies a rear chin lock. The crowd get behind Santino, Santino slowly to his feet with the chin lock still applied. Santino with some shots but Ryder with his own sending Santino back down to the mat. Ryder then sends to corner and hits some more punches. Ref breaks it up, Ryder then sets up for the Broski boot to Santino who is sitting in the corner but Santino gets out of the way and Ryder hits his groin right on the ropes. Santino up and looks for the Cobram connects! To the face this time… 1…2…3 this match is over.
Winner via pinfall: Santino Marella
Replays of the ending are shown and Santino celebrating. We cut to Scott and Josh who talk about Randy Savage and his passing which leads us to a tribute package.
We are back with a WWE.com plug. JTG’s music hits and he prances and dances his way out. Curt Hawkins music hits and we will see if the other Broski can do a little better then Zack. The ref calls or the bell and our second match are underway.
JTG vs. Curt Hawkins
Curt with some smack talk JTG is just taking it, and then he suddenly puts Curt into a chin lock. Curt pushes JTG to the ropes and chases his but JTG turns around and hits Curt with a shoulder block.JTG goes to the ropes but stops himself turns around and stomps on Curt Hawkins hand. Curt gets up and walks into a hip toss. JTG wrist lock and some knees to the wrist. JTG then puts him into a modified arm bar. JTG keeps working the wrist and then sends Curt to the corner. JTG with some punches to Curt and then sends him back down to the mat. JTG with a stomp to his wrist. He picks Curt up, Curt and Curt manages to overpower Curt to the corner. The ref comes in to break it up; Curt backs away then hits a cheap shot to JTG. JTG to the mat, but Curt picks him up whips him to the ropes. Curt looking for a boot but JTG grabs his foot throws it down, Curt then looks for a clothesline but JTG ducks and hits his own. Cover, but Curt kicks out. JTG lifts Curt to his feet and hits him with a punch to the face. JTG looks to whip Curt to the ropes, Curt reverse and whips JTG. JTG grabs the ropes, but Curt quickly slides out of the ring past JTG, he grabs JTG’s legs and pulls him down and out of the ring. Curt then grabs him and slams him into the ring post. We cut to a commercial.
Commercial, they promote the Wrestlemania DVD.
We come back with Curt applying a chin lock to a grounded JTG. JTG powers to his feet and delivers some punches to the gut of Hawkins. JTG runs to the ropes but Curt sees it coming and sends him back to the mat with a running elbow. Cover, but JTG reverses into his own but Curt kicks out. Curt then with a flurry of punches to JTG. The referee breaks it up, JTG makes his way to the corner, Curt sees this and runs over and applies the knee to JTG’s neck area. The referee breaks it up again and yells at Curt. Hawkins goes over to JTG who is to his feet, Curt grabs the head of JTG and flips him down to the mat and hits him with a vicious kick to the back. Curt then with a standing elbow drop, cover but JTG kicks out. Curt then with a knee to JTGs back, lifts him up and hits a snap suplex. Cover but JTG kicks out again. Curt then lifts JTG so he is in a sitting position and locks in a chicken wing. The crowd seem to get behind JTG a little bit and JTG gets to his feet and hits Curt with an arm drag. JTG goes to the corner Curt looks for a diving elbow but JTG gets out of the way and Curt collides into the turnbuckle. Curt wanders out to the middle of the mat and JTG flips him over his shoulder and Curt comes down and hits the mat hard. The two get to their feet and trade punches, JTG gets the upper hand and sends Curt to the ropes, Curt looks for a clothesline, JTG ducks and connects with a back body drop. Cover, but Curt kicks out at 2. Curt lifts himself to his feet in the corner. JTG then hits him with a splash to the corner. Curt sits in the corner and JTG looks to hit him with something in the corner but Curt dodges and slams JTG down to the mat back first. Curt with some punches to JTG. Cut looking to go to the outside, but before he can do anything JTG quickly crawls over and grabs the leg of Curt. TG gets to his feet hits Curt with a punch and looks to suplex Curt back into the ring. He tries and fails twice and Curt hits JTG in the gut with a punch. Curt then grabs the head of JTG and drops down to the mat causing JTGs neck to slam into the top rope. Curt then quickly gets to the top rope and hits a heat seeker! 1…2…3 this is all over.
Winner via pinfall: Curt Hawkins
A replay of the ending is shown and shot of Curt in the ring who is show boating a little bit. Scott plugs the main event which is Trent Barreta vs. Tyson Kidd which is up next. We cut to a commercial.
A commercial for next week’s Tough Enough airs. A Raw Rebound airs. They show Big Show being run over.
We are back with Matt Striker and Jack Korpela. Jack says that they have just got word that the Big sShow has suffered damage to his knee and some internal injuries. Matt says the Big Show needs some time off to rehab and everyone at the WWE wishes him a speedy recovery. Tyson Kidd’s music hits and he makes his way out with Armando Estrada! He has a mic and his hands and decides to have a few words. Estrada says for those of you who don’t know him let him reintroduce himself. He is Armando Estrada and not only is he successful business man, but he is arguably the greatest sports mind in the WWE since Bobby ‘The Brain’ Heenan. Speaking of brains, he is intelligent enough to realize that when an opportunity knocks, you always open the door, and who is on the other side of the door? None other than the last graduate out of the esteemed Hart family dungeon, the best pound for pound athlete in the WWE today, a man who under his guidance and tutelage will reach heights never before seen! Tyson Kidd, Tyson Kidd! The very fact that you are not showing this man the proper respect that he deserves, is appalling ignorance on your part, and if you don’t like it, do something about it. We cut to a commercial.
Commercial for That’s What I Am.
We are back and we see a replay of last week with when Hayes slapped Tyson Kidd. Trent Barreta’s music hits and he makes his way down to the ring. He gets in the ring and the ref calls for the bell.
Tyson Kidd w/ Armando Estrada vs. Trent Barreta
The two lock up in the middle and Tyson ducks underneath Trent and locks him up from behind. Trent reverses it and locks him up from behind then applies a chin lock. Trent then flips Kidd over and takes him to the mat. The two both get to their feet and Kidd takes Trent down the same way. Both men to their feet again and Trent does exactly the same thing, except when they both get to their feet again Trent hits Kidd with an arm drag takedown and Kidd rolls out of the ring. Tyson gets back in the ring, the two lock up and Kidd locks in a rear wrist lock. Trent reverses into his own wrist lock but Kidd hits Trent with an elbow to the head. Kidd to the ropes but Trent sends Kidd down to the mat with a clothesline. Trent the locks Kidd into a modified key lock. Kidd tries to reverse but Trent manages to hold onto it. Kidd then manages to get to his feet with Trent still applying the hold. Both of Trent’s shoulders are nearly touching the mat so Trent lets the hold go. Kidd then grabs Trent and slams him head first into the top turnbuckle. Kidd the with some punches to Trent who is still in the corner, Kidd then applies the foot to Trent’s head and is broken up by the referee. Kidd then flips Trent over onto the mat and kicks him right in the back. Cover, but Trent kicks out. Kidd then applies a rear chin lock. Trent manages to get to his feet but Kidd sends him to the ropes. Kidd looking to flip him over his shoulder to the mat, but Trent sees this coming and Kicks Kidd in the chest. Trent then with a dropkick. Kidd to the corner, Trent looks to Irish whip Kidd to the other corner, but Kidd reverses it and sends Trent to the corner, Kidd charges at Trent but Trent hits Kidd in the face with an elbow. Trent goes up top looking to fly, but Estrada jumps up on the apron distracting the ref and Barreta, Kidd sees this, runs over and pulls the leg of Trent. Trent falls down and bounces to the floor on the outside and hits the ground hard! Kidd is arguing with the ref so Estrada with some kicks to Trent as e cut too a commercial.
A video package of Christian-Randy feud.
We are back to Kidd covering Trent. Kidd with a chin lock. Trent powers to his feet and starts delivering some shots to Kidd’s gut, bounces off the ropes and walks into a mean back body drop! Kidd lifts Trent up by his to a sitting position and hits him with an elbow. Kidd then applies another chin lock. Trent to his feet, but Kidd slams him into the corner. He places Trent up in the top rope so he is facing the crowd. Kidd gets up behind him but Trent with some elbows to the gut of Kidd and to the face. Kidd falls to the floor. Trent stands up on the top but Kidd runs over and hits Trent’s legs. Trent falls back down to the turnbuckle. Kidd looking for a high angle belly to back suplex, but Trent turns it into a cross body! Cover, but Kidd kicks out. Both men to their feet and Trent with some chop and hits Kidd with a step up enzuiguri. Kidd makes his way to the corner in a standing position and Trent hits him with a running elbow. Trent to the outside and hits a springboard drop kick. Cover, but Kidd kicks out. Both men to their feet again. Trent runs at Kidd looking to hit what looks like a dropkick, Kidd pushes Trent to the ground, grabs the legs and looks for the sharpshooter but Trent rolls thought into a cover, but Kidd kicks out. Both men to their feet again, Trent runs at Kidd but Kidd ducks and vaults Trent into the air and hits the top turnbuckle head first. Kidd then grabs Trent, looking for a German suplex, but Trent keeps flipping and lands on his feet. Trent runs at Kidd and hits the gobstopper knee! Cover, 1…2… Kidd kicks out! Kidd rolls to the outside, Trent see this and looks for a suicide dive, but Kidd gets up on the apron and kicks Trent in the head before he can dove out of the ring. Kidd goes to the turnbuckle and climbs up and hits an elbow drop! Cover, 1…2… Trent kicks out! Kidd gets up and puts in the sharpshooter! Trent tries to make his way to the rope but Kidd drags him back. Trent again tries to make his way to the rope and gets there! Trent is still holding onto the ropes, Kidd vaults over the ropes looking for a leg drop but Trent gets out of the way. Kidd leaps over the ropes and Trent and looks for the roll up, Trent keeps rolling and rolls Kidd up but Kidd kicks out. Kidd with a spinning heel kick. Kidd then with a Fishermans buster. Cover, 1…2…3 and this is all over.
Winner via pinfall: Tyson Kidd
Estrada gets in the ring and grabs a mic. He says what we have just witnessed, is what happens when athletic excellence, meets superb intellect. Kidd’s music hits again and we see replays of the match. We cut to Kidd and Estrada on the ramp with Estrada saying we have ourselves a winner. Matt Striker wishes us good night and the stream fades to black.
I thought this was a really solid Superstars, not great but very solid. The opening match I really enjoyed. I don’t care what anyone says I really love Santino and the character he plays. It just makes me laugh. Which leads me as to why I really enjoyed this match, wrestling wise it was meh, but it was such a fun match that I really enjoyed it. I’m really loving this feud between Santino-Kozlov and Hawkins-Ryder. I think also that having Scott Stanford backing Ryder in all of his matches yet somehow keeping unbias is not only a testament to his skill as a commentator but also to whoever is telling him to do it. Personally it just adds something a little extra to whenever Ryder is involved. Also, whoever the referee was in this match was incredibly annoying. Your a referee, you don’t need to talk that much.
The JTG-Hawkins match again was solid, nothing really flashy but a good entertaining match. I’m not a big fan of JTG to be perfectly honest, I never have, I just don’t like him in the ring or when he is talking. However I thought personally he has improved with his in-ring ability. Nothing really to say about Hawkins, I like him and he performed. What more could you want from a Superstars match? On a completely random note, I really don’t like the announcer they have. She sounds so weak and tacky, I like my announcers to have a confident loud voice. The girl they have now sounds like a chipmunk with a teeny bit of bravado.
Finally the main event. I don’t like how Estrada is managing Kidd now. I think Hayes suited his character a little bit more. I don’t know how to explain it but I just do. This I think was the worst of there three matches, nothat I am saying this wasn’t a good match, but to me it just felt like all of there other matches so I got a little bit bored during it because we’ve seen it all before. I think Barreta has improved a little bit since I started recapping which is really good. His moves seem more believable and are connecting a bit more. I also think he isn’t flying as much. I can’t remember if I mentioned this last week, but I really love Kidd’s yells during the match. Makes it seem more believable.
Finally I would like to say that adding that tribute to Superstars was a really good touch. I am a little bit young to remember Randy Savage, I have watched several matches and promos of his since his untimely death and I really regret not being old enough to of lived through his hay day.
Anyway that about wraps this weeks recap up, if you have any feedback, questions or anything else my email is email@example.com or your can follow me on twitter @amdy985. Thank you for reading and I’ll see you all next week!