WWE Superstars
August 11, 2011
Report by: Andrew Hayman of Wrestleview.com

The Superstars video rolls and the 8/11 edition of WWE Superstars is underway! Jack Korpela plugs the main even which will be Michael McGillicutty and David Otunga taking on Santino Marella and Evan Bourne! Ted Dibiase’s music hits and he makes his way down to the ring. Matt Striker calls him one of the best kept secrets on Smackdown. Jack and Matt Striker welcomes us to the show and plug the main event of Summerslam. Trent Barreta’s music hit and he makes his way down to the ring. He gets in and the referee calls for the bell.

Ted DiBiase Jr. vs. Trent Barreta

Barreta with some chops to DiBiase. DiBiase with a clothesline DiBiase to the ropes and the two go back and forth with the whole jump under duck under routine before Barreta takes DiBiase down with an elbow. Barreta to the tope rope and goes for a splash but DiBiase hits him with a drop kick. We see a shot of Cody Rhodes watching from the locker room. Ted has Trent in the corner and he is hitting him with some kicks. DiBiase with a snapmare takedown and a kick. Cover but Barreta kicks out. DiBiase lifts up Trent but Barreta hits him with some punches and a roll up but DiBiase kicks out. DiBiase takes Barreta down with a hard clothesline and follows it up with a cover but Barreta kicks out. DiBiase with a rear chin lock. Barreta manages to get to his feet and he hits him with some punches. Sunset flip attempt by Trent but DiBiase doesn’t go down so he punches Barreta in the head. DiBiase with a suspended vertical suplex on Barreta and a cover but Barreta kicks out. DiBiase with an elbow to the head and then a rear chin lock. Barreta starts to power to his feet and he hits DiBiase in the gut but DiBiase is having none of it and hits his own punches and a few knees to the gut. DiBiase with an attempted high angle belly to back suplex but Trent lands on his feet and hits some chops. Trent with an Enzuiguri. Trent runs to the ropes but DiBiase follows him and hits a clothesline. DiBiase goes for a dream street but Trent rolls him up, DiBiase kicks out. Trent with a drop kick and DiBiase rolls out of the ring. Barreta then hits DiBiase with a suicide dive over the tope rope! He rolls DiBiase into the ring and goes for the cover but DiBiase kicks out. DiBiase to the corner and Barreta hits him with a diving elbow. Barreta looks like he was going for a Dudebuster DDT but he slips on the ropes. DiBiase with a cover but Barreta kicks out. DiBiase goes for a clothesline to the corner but Barreta lifts the leg and kicks him in the jaw. Barreta goes up to the tope rope but DiBiase takes his legs out from underneath him, picks him up and hits the Dream Street for the win.

Winner: Ted DiBiase Jr. via pinfall
Rating: C

We see some highlights of the match and we see a shot of the Cody Rhodes in the locker room again with the commentators asking whether or not Rhodes looked happy or angry.

Commercial.

We are back with Alicia Fox’s music and she makes her way out and down to the ring. Tamina’s music hits and she heads to the ring. The referee calls for the bell .

Alicia Fox vs. Tamina

The two circle each other and Alicia starts playing with her hair. They lock up and Alicia takes her down and kicks her. Quick cover by Alicia but Tamina quickly kicks out. Alicia with a roll up and Tamina kicks out again. Tamina with a kick to the gut and a Facebuster. Tamina with a kick to Alicia’s gut and another Facebuster. Tamina chokes Alicia on the ropes and then picks her up and slams her head into the mat. Tamina with a rear chin lock. Alicia with some elbows to the gut but Tamina throws her to the mat. Tamina with a standing diving headbutt. Cover by Tamina but Alicia kicks out. Another chin lock by Tamina. Alicia with some elbows but Tamina whips her. Alicia dodges a clothesline and hits several drop kicks. Cover but Tamina kicks out. Alicia with some forearms. Tamina with an Irish whip and she goes for a back body drop but Alicia kicks her in the face. Alicia to the ropes and looks for a clothesline but Tamina reverses into a Samoan drop, she holds onto the move to long and Alicia hits her in the face with and elbow and hits the Axe kick out of no where for the win.

Winner: Alicia Fox via Pinfall
Rating: C-

We see a replay of the ending and a shot of Tamina up the ramp looking on at Alicia and a shot of Alicia looking all smug and happy.

Commercial.

We are back with the RAW portion of the show and Scott Stanford plugs that Cee Lo Green will be performing at Summerslam. Brodus Clay’s music hits and he comes out all menacing like. He will be taking on a Aaron James a ‘local’ wrestler. The referee calls for the bell and this squash is underway.

Brodus Clay vs. Aaron James

The two circle for a little bit before Clay takes James down with a hard shot to the face followed by a clothesline. Clay with a standing elbow drop. James is on the ropes and Brodus jumps and lands on the neck area of James. Brodus on the outside and he bens James neck around the ring post. He then starts choking him on the ropes. Clay gets back into the ring and hits a clothesline to the back of the neck of James. Brodus with a hard powerslam and a cover but he breaks it up so he can dish up more punishment. He sends James to the corner and nails him with a hard clothesline and follows it up with diving cross body for the win.

Winner: Brodus Clay via pinfall
Rating: NA

We see some replays and Scott plugs the main event which is next!

Commercial.

We see a video package of the Cena-Punk feud. It’s the same one we saw on RAW last Monday. Scott Stanford plugs the card for Summerslam.

Santino’s music hits and he makes his way out with Evan Bourne. The two run to the ring and pose for the crowd.

Commercial.

David Otunga and Michael McGillicutty’s music hits and they make their way down to the ring. They get into the ring and it looks like Santino and Otunga will be starting us off.

Non-title match
Santino Marella and Evan Bourne vs. WWE Tag Team Champions David Otunga and Michael McGillicutty

The two lock up and Santino sends Otunga to the ropes but Otunga hits him with a shoulder tackle. They lock up again and Otunga with a chin lock. Santino tries to reverse it but he fails. He tries again and fails. Another whip and shoulder tackle by Otunga. They lock up again and another chin lock by Otunga. Santino reverses into his own chin lock. Otunga pushes him to the ropes but Santino shoulder tackles him. Santino then wrenches the arm and makes the tag to Evan. Santino still has the arm wrenched as Bourne climbs the turnbuckle. Bourne hits Otunga’s arm with a double foot stomp. Bourne takes Otunga down with an arm drag takedown and holds onto the arm putting him in a modified arm bar with his knee applied to the head. Bourne wrenches the arm again and makes the tag. He holds on and Santino climbs the turnbuckle and hits Otungas arm with a double axe handle. Santino with a Russian leg sweep and another modified arm bar. HE punches him in the gut and slams him into the turnbuckle. He makes the tag and they double team Otunga with a drop toe hold drop kick combo. Otunga with some punches to Bourne and some knees. Otunga makes the tag. McGillicutty hits a flurry of punches and knees. He whips Evan into the corner hard and goes for the pin but Evan kicks out. Evan hits some kicks but McGillicutty has none of it and he hits Bourne with some punches. McGillicutty with a snap suplex followed by a cover but Bourne kicks out. McGillicutty with the tag and they go to hit there signature double team but Bourne ducks it. Bourne goes hit a diving elbow on Otunga but he jumps out of the way and Evan slams into the turnbuckle.

Commercial.

We come back with Santino missing a diving headbutt. Otunga with a standing elbow drop and a cover but Santino kicks out. Otunga with some punches to Santino. He sends Santino head first into the turnbuckle and tags in McGillicutty. McGillicutty with a back breaker and a cover but again Santino kicks out. Santino looks to go for the tag but McGillicutty stops him and hits a kick and Elbow drop. Cover, but Santino kicks out. rear chin lock by McGillicutty but Santino manages to get to his feet but McGillicutty slams him down to the mat. He sends Santino into the turnbuckle and makes the tag. Otunga with a clothesline and Cover but Santino kicks out. Otunga with another clothesline. And then another. He covers Santino and but he kicks out. Rear chin lock by Otunga but Santino reverses with a high angle belly to back suplex. Santino goes to make the tag but Otunga again clothesline him to the mat. Otunga makes the tag. Santino with a roll up but McGillicutty kicks out. McGillicutty with a drop kick followed by a cover but again Santino kicks out. Modified arm bar by McGillicutty. McGillicutty with a punch to the head and then he sends Santino the corner and makes the tag. McGillicutty whips Santino into the forearm of Otunga. Cover, but Santino kicks out. Chin lock by Otunga but Santino with an elbow to the gut and punch to the face taking Otunga down. Both men make the tag and the both run in. Evan ducks a clothesline and hits a running head scissors takedown. Bourne with some kicks and a Crucifix pin but Otunga runs in and breaks it up. Bourne goes up looking for the shooting star press but Otunga pulls McGillicutty out but Bourne hits them both with splash on the outside! Both men get back in the ring and McGillicutty goes to hit Bourne with his swinging neck breaker but Bourne dodges it and hits a high knee to the head. He tags in Santino who has the Cobra on, he rushes over to Otunga and hits him with the cobra but McGillicutty runs over to Santino and nails him with the swinging neck breaker and gets the win!

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

We see some highlights from the match followed by some shots of both teams. Scott Stanford wishes us a good night and the stream fades to black.


Thoughts

This was a fairly average Superstars. Not great but not bad. First off we saw Ted DiBiase Jnr. take on Trent Barreta. DiBiase came out with the win after hitting the Dream Street on Trent after Ted stopped Barreta hitting a move from the turnbuckle. There was nothing too flashy or bad about this match it was just your run of the mill match to get another guy over. There was a point in the match where Barreta went for a springboard move but slipped on the ropes. Both men recovered nicely from it and it didn’t really seem to take away from the flow of the match.

Next up we saw Alicia Fox come out with a quick win over Tamina. Alicia Fox finally looks like she is improving. She still has A LOT more to do but she is finally starting to look believable in the ring. Other then that nothing else to really say about this match.

Next up was another awesome squash match by Brodus Clay. His offense is just brutal and his finisher, the cross body is just awesome. Intersting note from this match, Aaron James is actually A.J. Kirsch from Tough Enough. Scott Stanford actually mentioned this on commentary which was very cool.

Finally in our main event we saw the Tag Team Champions come out on top over the team of Santino and Evan Bourne. This was a pretty good tag team match. Nice back and forth match with your usual tag team antics of hot tags and pin break ups with a nice little ending with Santino hitting the cobra but being caught with McGillicutty’s finisher. McGillicutty and Otunga to me, are finally starting to look like a formidable tag team,

Overall I’d give the show a C. That about wraps things up for this week, if you want to send me some feedback, questions, hate or whatever send them to amdy985@hotmail.com, or you can follow me on Twitter by finding @amdy985. Thanks for reading and I will see you all next week.