WWE Superstars
July 28, 2011
Report by: Andrew Hayman of Wrestleview.com

The Superstars signature rolls and we are underway for the 7/28 edition of WWE Superstars! Jack Korpela welcomes us to the show and plugs the main event which will be Alex Riley taking on Jack Swagger. Heath Slaters music hits and he has a mic in hand. He says this is where him and the nexus came down and destroyed the WWE legend. He says he beat ‘The Dragon’ Ricky Steamboat to a pulp in this ring so the Nexus could do what ever they wanted to him. As Johnny Cash would say I’m a solitary man and that is why he is the one man Southern Rock Band. He drops the mic and Trent Barreta’s music hits and he makes his way down to the ring. The referee calls for the bell and we are underway!

Heath Slater vs. Trent Barreta

The two lock up and Trent has Heath in a waist lock. Slater reverses into his own but Trent takes him down and puts him in chicken wing. Slater sends Trent to the ropes and the two do the usually jump over, duck under moves and Trent takes Slater down with a monkey flip. Slater on the ropes and Barreta clotheslines him to the outside. Trent looks at Slater and he hits him with a suicide dive to the outside! Trent rolls Slater into the ring and goes for the cover but Slater kicks out. A European uppercut by Trent followed by a punch. Barreta goes to whip Slater to the corner but Slater reverses, Trent goes to vault over a charging Slater but Slater kicks him in the chest. A gutbuster by Slater and a cover but Barreta kicks out. Slater with a viscous kick to Barreta’s gut followed by some stomps. Chin lock by Slater. Trent powers to his feet and hits some punches but Slater puts a stop to it. Facebuster on the ropes by Slater. We cut to a commercial, oh no Slater goes for a pin but Trent kicks out.

Commercial, The Very Best of WCW Nitro.

We are back with Slater hitting a flurry of punches in the corner. Slater goes for a diving elbow but Trent dodges and Slater goes face first into the turnbuckle. Roll up by Barreta but Slater kicks out. Trent with some chops and punches and some uppercuts. Slater to the corner and Trent hits a diving elbow. Springboard drop kick and a cover but Slater kicks out. Trent with another dropkick and cover but Slater again kicks out. Trent goes for the dudebuster DDT but Slater throws him and hits a spinebuster. Cover but Trent kicks out at 2. Trent to the corner and Slater charges but Trent kicks him in the face. Cover, but Slater kicks out. Barreta goes up but Slater rushes and hits some punches. Barreta with his own punches and Slater falls to the mat. Trent goes for a corkscrew but Slater dodges. Slater picks him up and hits a reverse DDT. Cover and Slater picks up the win.

Winner: Heath Slater via pinfall
Rating: C+

We see some highlights and Slater posing on the turnbuckle. We cut to a commercial.

Commercial, Summerslam August 14th!

Santino’s music hits and he makes his way out with Chris Masters. Scott Stanford welcomes us to the RAW portion of the show. David Otunga and Michael McGillicutty make there way out and hit the ring. Santino and David Otunga start us off as the ref calls for the bell.

Non-title match
Santino Marella & Chris Masters vs. WWE Tag Team Champions David Otunga & Michael McGillicutty

Santino gives Otunga a slap and Otunga charges but Santino readies the cobra and he backs away. Santino hits an atomic drop and makes the tag. He hits some chops and wrenches Otunga’s arm. Otunga with a shot to the face and sends him to the corner and makes the tag. McGillicutty with some shots but Masters hits a Samoan drop. Masters with a tag and Santino with an over the shoulder takedown. McGillicutty with a knee to the gut but Santino hits some shots but McGillicutty with a kick to the gut. McGillicutty with a tag and Otunga rushes in but Santino hits a hip toss. He readies the Cobra but McGillicutty runs and breaks it up. Otunga sends Santino to the outside through the ropes. McGillicutty hits Santino with a clothesline on the outside and slams his head on the announcers table as we cut to a commercial.

Commercial, Rey Mysterio: The Life of a Masked Man.

We are back with Santino reversing a chinlock but Otunga hits him with a neckbreaker. Otunga makes the tag and McGillicutty hits him with a knee to the gut. Cover but Masters comes in and breaks it up. McGillicutty with a rear chin lock and makes the tag. Otunga with a punch to Santino and chokes him with his foot using the ropes as leverage. Otunga with a clothesline and cover but Santino kicks out. McGillicutty makes the tag and the double team Santino in the corner. McGillicutty with a kick to Santino’s head followed by a punch. McGillicutty hold Santino by the head but Santino hits a stunner! Santino makes the hot tag and Masters comes in and hits some chops and a shoulder block. Masters with some clotheslines and a huge spinebuster. Cover, but Otunga breaks it up and starts beating down on Masters. Santino comes in and he has a puppet on his hand that looks like a cobra. He hits Otunga in the back of the head with it! McGillicutty however throws him out of the ring and Masters goes for the Masterlock but McGillicutty slams him back first into the turnbuckle and Masters can’t lock it in. McGillicutty hits a swing neckbreaker out of no where and gets the win!

Winners: Tag Team Champions Michael McGillicutty and David Otunga
Rating: B-

We see highlights of the match and cut to a RAW Rebound.

We cut back and Jack Swaggers music hits. He makes his way down to the ring and dances around the ring. We cut to a commercial.

Commercial, Triple H will be on Smackdown tomorrow night.

We are back and Alex Riley’s music hits. He makes his way down to the ring. He gets in and the ref calls for the bell.

Alex Riley vs. Jack Swagger

The two lock up and Swagger sends him head first into the mat. Swagger dances around the ring. They lock up again and Swagger takes him down with a waist lock. Riley to his feet but Swagger lifts him up and slams him down. They both get to there feet and Swagger hits a knee to the gut. Swagger with some shots to Riley in the corner. Swagger poses and Riley grabs him puts him in the corner and hits a flurry of punches and he follows it up with a running clothesline. Swagger is in the corner and he hits some more punches. He leaps and slams Swagger face first into the ground and goes for the cover but Swagger kicks out. Swagger sends Riley to the outside. Swagger grabs Alex Riley and throws him into the barricade. We cut to a commercial.

Commercial, Plug next weeks RAW.

We are back and Swagger sends Riley down with a shoulder tackle. Another shoulder tackle by Swagger and he hits some punches to a grounded Riley. Swagger with a triangle arm bar. Riley powers and hits Swagger with a kick but Swagger clotheslines him down to the mat. Swagger stands on his chest and has Riley in leg hold. Swagger with some stomps and has this hold locked still applied. Swagger lets go and puts Riley in the corner. Swagger with some shoulders in the corner. Riley reverses an Irish whip and Swagger gets sent into the turnbuckle. Swagger goes for a clothesline but Riley ducks and hits a reverse Russian leg sweep. They two trade blows but Riley tackles him to the mat and hit some punches. Riley with a spinebuster. Riley with his A-bomb which is a standing elbow drop. He goes for the cover but Swagger kicks out. Riley lifts him in a fireman’s carry but Swagger gets out and sends Riley into the turnbuckle. Swagger hits the Vader bomb and locks in the ankle lock. Riley rolls out of it and Swagger hits the turnbuckle face first. Riley gets out of the ring and kicks Swagger in the head who was leaning on the ropes. Riley gets in and hits the implant DDT for the win!

Winner: Alex Riley via pinfall
Rating: B

We see highlights of the match and ending and Scott wishes us goodnight and the Stream fades to black


Thoughts

This was a really good Superstars with some good quality matches. First off we saw Heath Slater get the win over Trent Barreta after he cut a promo at the start. I will be forever happy if that man is never given mic time ever again. Everything he said just came off so corny and I’m not liking this ‘one man rock band’ gimmick he has. Again, it’s corny. However he did put on a good solid match with Barreta.

Next up we Saw the New Nexus pick up a win over Santino and Chris Masters. A good fun tag match that had a nice twist ending. I love the fact that Santino puts on a puppet to hit the cobra. Again another good solid match. By the looks of it we may be seeing Santino have a new partner every week similar to Tyson Kidd a few weeks ago.

Finally in our Main Event we saw Alex Riley come out on top of Swagger in a very good match. It was just a good brawl. Nothing else to say really.

Overall I’d give the show a B. Good matches the whole way through with a fantastic Main Event. And they didn’t end it with the RAW Rebound! So this about wraps this week up. If you want to give me some feedback, hate or questions my email address is amdy985@hotmail.com or you can follow me on twitter by finding @amdy985. Thanks for reading and I’ll see you all next week!