WWE Superstars
July 15, 2011
Report by: Andrew Hayman of Wrestleview.com

The video rolls and we are underway for the 7/14 edition of WWE Superstars! A lot of pyro goes off and Scott Stanford welcomes us to the show. Santino’s music hits and he charges his way down to the ring. The commentators plug Money in the Bank which is this Sunday. Zack Ryder’s music hits and he ‘Bros’ his way down to the ring. Zack enters the ring and the referee calls for the bell.

Zack Ryder vs. Santino Marella

Santino looks to give Ryder a super kick but Ryder backs to the corner. The two lock up but Ryder pushes Santino away and gives us a ‘Woo Woo woo’. Santino charges with the cobra but Ryder backs away to the corner. Ryder with a knee to the gut of Santino. Ryder whip to the corner but Santino vaults back of Ryder and hits him with an hip toss. Santino follows it up with two arm drags and looks for a third but Ryder holds on and clotheslines him down to the mat. Ryder sends Santino head first into the turnbuckle. He gives us a Woo Woo Woo and locks in a chin lock. Santino reveres and sends him to the mat with a snapmare. Santino sets up for the Cobra but Ryder sees it coming and charges with a flying forearm. Cover, but Santino kicks out at 2. Ryder with a reverse neckbreaker. Another cover and another kick out. Ryder sends Santino into the corner and hits him with some punches and kicks. Ryder sends up the LI and he charges looking for a Broski Boot but Santino rolls out of the way. Santino lifts Ryder up and hits him with his signature punches. Ryder looks for a clothesline but Santino ducks with his splits and hits Ryder with another hip toss and follows it up with his flying head butt. Cover, but Ryder kicks out. Santino goes to the top turnbuckle and looks for a saluting head butt. Ryder rolls out of the way and hits him with a Rough Ryder. One… Two… Three this is all over.

Winner: Zack Ryder via pinfall
Rating: C

We see a replay of the ending and a shot of Ryder up the ramp who is yelling to follow him in twitter and facebook and to buy his t-shirts.

Commercial, Wrestlemania travel packages.

Trent Barreta is already in the ring when we come back. Jack Korpela welcomes us to the Smackdown portion of the show and him and Matt Striker plugs the Sundays Money in the Bank. Wade Barrett’s music hits and he makes his way down to the ring. He gets into the ring and the referee calls for the bell.

Wade Barrett vs. Trent Barreta

Wade looks for a clothesline but Trent ducks and Trent hits Wade with a flurry of punches in the corner. Trent backs away and looks to charge at Wade but Wade runs out and hits him with a swinging side slam. Cover by Wade but Trent kicks out at 2. Wade with a slap to the back of Trent. Wade with some knees to the head of Trent and follows it up with a huge big boot sending Trent to the outside! Wade gets out of the ring and he sends Trent back first into the apron. Wade rolls him in the ring and goes for the cover, but Trent kicks out at 2. Wade with so punches to a still grounded Barreta. Wade goes to pick him up but Trent with a shot to the gut. Trent with another punch and he runs to the ropes but Wade is having none of it and clotheslines him to the mat. Wade picks up Trent and looks for a gutwrench powerbomb but Trent flips over Wade and hits him with a step up enzuigiri. Wade gets up in the corner and Trent charges and hits Wade with a flying forearm. Trent goes up to the top turnbuckle and hits Wade with a corkscrew senton. Cover, but Wade kicks out. Trent gets out on the apron Wade looks to hit Trent with a should to the gut but Trent dodges and hits Wade with a leg drop sending him out to the floor. Trent rolls him back in and looks for a springboard move but Wade runs over grabs him and hits the Wasteland for the win.

Winner: Wade Barrett via pinfall
Rating: D+

We see a replay of the ending and cut to a commercial.

Commercial, MITB – Christian vs. Orton.

Michael McGillicutty and David Otunga music hits and they make there way out to the ring. The Usos are on the ramp doing there little Haka and make there way to the ring.

Non-title match
The Usos vs. WWE Tag Team Champions Michael McGillicutty vs. David Otunga

Jey, I think and David Otunga are starting us off. The two lock up, David with a kick to the gut and a punch. Jey with an underhook suplex and a tag. Double elbow drop and Jimmy follows it up with a cover but Otunga kicks out. Otunga is up and he hits a punch and sends Jimmy head first into the corner. Tag made and McGillicutty is in the ring. McGillicutty Irish whips Jimmy and Jimmy goes over the ropes but holds on and stands on the apron. McGillicutty goes to clothesline Jimmy but Jimmy hits him with a shoulder to the gut. Otunga goes to run over and hit Jimmy but Jimmy sends him to the floor. McGillicutty grabs Jimmy and sends him into the corner causing Jimmy to flip up onto the top of the turnbuckle. McGillicutty then drop kicks Jimmy off sending him to the floor! We cut to a commercial.

Commercial, WWE All Stars.

We come back with McGillicutty hitting Jey in the corner. Cover is made and Otunga comes in and hits him with some punches and kicks. Cover, but Jey kicks out. Otunga locks in a chin lock. Jey manages to power to his feet and hit some elbows. Jey with a chin breaker and looks for the tag but Otunga gets to his corner fist and McGillicutty breaks up the tag. Some double teaming in the corner and a cover but Jey kicks out. McGillicutty starts choking Jey on the ropes. Cover, but Jey kicks out. A tag and McGillicutty and Otunga hit there elbow, clothesline double team. Otunga with a modified chin lock. Jey gets to his feet and starts slamming Otunga in the corner. Otunga lets go of the hold and Jey hits a Samoan drop. Jimmy makes the hot tag and cleans house with some clotheslines and punches. Jimmy with a running thigh to the head of McGillicutty in the corner. Jimmy makes the tag to Jey and he hits McGillicutty with a superfly splash! Cover and 1…2…3 this is all over!

Winners: The Usos via pinfall
Rating: B-

We see a replay of the ending and Jack plugs the main event which will be Maryse taking on Beth Phoenix.

Commercial, Rey Mysterio: Life of a Masked Man.

We cut back and Maryse is already in the ring. Beth Phoenix’s music hits and she makes her down into the ring. She poses on the turnbuckle and jumps down. The referee calls for the bell and we are underway for our main event of the evening.

Beth Phoenix vs. Maryse

Maryse throws the jacket she was holding at Beth, but it appears silk isn’t one of Beth’s weaknesses so she atomic drops Maryse and hits her with a forearm. Beth grabs the legs of Maryse and sends her for a spin and follows it up with a clothesline. Cover, but Maryse kicks out. Beth whips MAryse and looks for a back breaker but Maryse flips over Beth hits a chop block and then a clothesline to the back of Maryse. Cover but Beth kicks out. Maryse with some kicks and a hair pull camel clutch. Maryse with a knee to the head of Beth and a cover but Beth kicks out. Maryse with some hair pulling and head slamming. Maryse pulls the head band off MAryse and mocks her with Beth’s own taunt. Maryse with a rear chin lock. Beth stands with Maryse on her shoulder but Maryse hits her in the head. Maryse hits Beth in the face. Beth looks like she has had enough and she charges at Maryse sending her back first into the turnbuckle. Beth with a suplex with the assist from the ropes. Cover, but Maryse kicks out. Beth with a shot to the face of Maryse but Maryse with a heel kick to the head and Beth goes down. Maryse with the cover but Beth kicks out at 2. Maryse with a modified chin lock and Beth looks for the Glam slam but Maryse gets to the ropes. Maryse charges at Beth but Beth grabs her and nails her with the Glam Slam and gets the pinfall.

Winner: Beth Phoenix via pinfall
Rating: C

We see a replay of the ending and we cut to the Money in the Bank promo that was show on this weeks RAW.

Scott Stanford plugs both MITB matches and we are going to see the contract negotiation from this weeks RAW. Which ends the show.


Thoughts

We started the show off with Santino taking on Zack Ryder with Ryder coming out on top after hitting the Rough Ryder. This match wasn’t as good as there match a few weeks ago. There wasn’t nearly as much comedy value but I’m ok with that. Seeing it over and over again would make it lose it’s value. I gave this match a C. A solid match but nothing to extravagant.

Our second match of the night saw Wade Barrett take on Trent Barreta and essentially squash him. Trent did get a fair bit of offense in but there was no real point to this match other then show what a machine Barrett is.

The match of the night would go the tag team match between The Usos and Michael McGillicutty and David Otunga. The Usos just continue to impress me week in week out and I can see them holding the gold in the very near future, maybe even at Money in the Bank. Because other then Santino and Kozlov I don’t see anyone else more deserving of the titles.

The final match of the night saw Beth Phoenix come out on top of Maryse in what was a fairly good Divas match. Both divas were solid. Nothing else to really say.

Overall this episode was again pretty bad. Even though the matches were solid they didn’t nearly go for as long as they should have with over 20 minutes dedicated at the end to the Vince-CM Punk-Cena ending of RAW. I just wish they wouldn’t end the show with these RAW recaps like they have been. I know they are trying to get people excited for this because they have invested so much into it but ruining one of your other shows probably isn’t the way to go about it. Overall I’d give the show a C-.

So that about wraps it up this week, if you have any questions, feedback, hate or whatever, you can email me at amdy985@hotmail.com or you can look me up on twitter by finding @amdy985. Thanks for reading and I shall see you all this week