?Yes, sir, we promised you a great main event?? The WWE video leads us into the show.
The Superstars video plays and we?re brought into the arena with some big fireworks. Todd Grisham and Matt Striker welcome us to the show. Our Main Event of the evening will be MVP taking on Jack Swagger.
Dolph Ziggler vs. Finlay
The match begins and they circle the ring. They lock up and Finlay powers Ziggler to the corner. Ziggler powers him to the other corner and Finlay pushes him away. Ziggler quickly comes back with punches until Finlay takes him down and punches. Finlay gets a one count and Ziggler quickly holds on to the ropes to keep Finlay away. They circle the ring again and Finlay goes for a test of strength but Ziggler kicks him. Ziggler kicks him in the knee and locks on a grounded headlock. Finlay turns him for a two count but Ziggler quickly gets back with the headlock. Finlay powers up and gets out with an arm drag. Finlay keeps an arm bar on until Ziggler gets to the ropes.
Ziggler tries to take Finlay down but fails as Finlay gets a front head lock on. Finlay gets a two count for that. Finlay hits an uppercut and a short-arm clothesline. Finlay hits a few more uppercuts and covers for a one count. Finlay bounces Ziggler’s face off the turnbuckle but Ziggler quickly bounces back with some punches. Finlay gets out of the ring to recover. Ziggler goes for a baseball slide but Finlay catches him in the apron and pounds on him. Finlay throws Ziggler back into the ring. Finlay avoids an elbow drop and bounces Ziggler’s chest off the apron. Finlay gets on the apron and Ziggler drives a shoulder into his midsection before sending him sternum first into the ring post.
Ziggler gets Finlay back in the ring and stomps on the chest. This gets Ziggler a two count. Ziggler locks on an arm bar but Finlay quickly gets to his feet. Ziggler wrenches the arm and Finlay forearms him with his free arm. Ziggler kicks back and hits a dropkick for a one count. Ziggler sends Finlay into the corner but Finlay stops the momentum. Finlay turns into a charging Dolph Ziggler and they clunk heads. Both men go down and we go to commercial.
We come back from the break to see Ziggler kneeing Finlay in the arm. Ziggler locks on an arm bar before dropping a knee on it. This gets Ziggler a two count. Ziggler continues working on the arm and hits a snapmare. Ziggler hits a rolling neck snapper and gets a two count. Ziggler works on the arm and steps on his face. Ziggler goes to the second rope and jumps right into Finlay’s boot. Ziggler charges into a one man flapjack and Finlay clotheslines him twice. Finlay hits a cannonball for a near fall. Finlay sends Ziggler into the corner and runs into a boot. Ziggler goes to the second rope and Finlay yanks him off, covering for a near fall. Finlay charges Ziggler in the corner but he moves and hits the Zig-Zag for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Dolph Ziggler
Match Rating: **
Josh Mathews is backstage with MVP and he wants to know his thoughts on facing Jack Swagger. MVP says they?ve locked up on numerous occasions and every time they do they always emerge bruised up. MVP says Swagger is an intense competitor but he doesn?t like him. Every time he faces him he needs three things ? aggression, endurance, and an umbrella. MVP then makes fun of his lisping. MVP says Swagger is not straight up ballin?.
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The Hart Dynasty vs. Jimmy Wang Yang & Slam Master J
What a random tag team? Does anybody care how this match goes? Slam Master J (or Jesse) starts out against Tyson Kidd. They circle the ring and Kidd gets a waist lock. Jesse reverses it and takes him down. Jimmy Wang Yang gets tagged in and gets a sunset flip for a one count. Yang wrenches the arm and takes Kidd down. Kidd kips up but immediately gets takes back down. Jesse hits a snapmare and kicks him in the back. Kidd sends him into the ropes but has a hip toss reversed on him. Jesse hits a drop toe hold and dropkicks him in the face. Yang is tagged in and he hits a standing moonsault for a near fall. Kidd reverses him with a kick. Yang reverses a kick and hits a big one, sending Kidd to the outside. Yang throws him back in and, as the ref is distracted, Natalya slams him on the ground!
Kidd tags in David Hart Smith, who slams Yang into the apron. Smith body slams Yang and elbows him in the neck before locking on a chin lock. Yang fights up and Smith knees him a few times. Smith hits a belly to belly suplex (twice!) and covers for a one count. Smith gets a fireman’s carry slam and tags in Kidd, who jumps off of Smith’s shoulders and lands on Yang’s knees. Yang tags in Jesse and Jesse hits some offense, including a hurricanrana. Jesse actually hits a nice twisting neckbreaker for a near fall broken up by Smith. Yang dropkicks him out of the ring and splashes him over the top rope. Kidd reverses Jesse’s clothesline and hits a snapmare neckbreaker for the win!
Winners by Pinfall: The Hart Dynasty
Match Rating: * ?
Still to come is MVP vs. Jack Swagger.
Jerry Lawler thanks Switchfoot for the use of ?Bullet Soul,? the official theme song of TLC.
A Randy Orton Superstars hype video plays.
Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler welcome us back to the show. Guess what? It’s time for the Raw Rebound.
Jack Swagger makes his entrance. Swagger grabs a mic and says as an All-American American he has a certain responsibility and is held to a higher standard. Unlike MVP, our kids can look up to him and see a role model. He?ll let them look up to him. He and MVP are nothing alike. He’s not popping bottles and wonders who would look up to anyone from the streets. Gross! Swagger says he was born this good. Swagger doesn?t need catchphrases or bling to stand out. MVP thinks having a lisp is funny but he doesn?t have a lisp. That’s just how you pronounce his name. Swagger then tries to say his name but lisps big time. Swagger says that’s not funny. He’s Jack Swagger and he approves this message. Yikes? His match is next.
Jack Swagger vs. MVP
The match begins and they take some time before locking up. Swagger quickly pushes MVP away. MVP scares him to the corner, where Swagger puts himself through the ropes. They are separated and they lock up again. Swagger gets a side headlock and hits a headlock takeover. Swagger keeps the headlock on and MVP gets out with a neck grapevine. Swagger gets out and hits another headlock takeover. MVP fights up and whips him off. Swagger hits a shoulder block, goes into the ropes, and eats a hip toss. MVP hits another one and Swagger rolls out of the ring to recover. MVP taunts him as the referee counts.
Swagger gets back into the ring and stalls. They lock up and Swagger gets a wrist lock. Swagger powers him down to his knees but MVP fights up and gets out with an arm drag. MVP hits another one and Swagger tries to escape but can?t. Swagger sends MVP into the corner but MVP slingshots over him and hits a clothesline. MVP goes for the Ballin? Elbow Drop but Swagger quickly gets out of the ring. MVP then takes him out with an over the top rope splash. MVP gets back in the ring to taunt the crowd as we go to commercial.
We come back from the break to see MVP hits a suplex for a two count. MVP locks on an arm bar but Swagger gets to his feet and punches out. Swagger punches MVP in the corner until the referee backs him up. Swagger sends MVP into the corner so MVP tries to slingshot over but Swagger catches him on his shoulder. Swagger powers him into the corner and hits a powerslam. Swagger stomps away at MVP and locks on a chicken wing submission. Swagger locks on a hammerlock and then chicken wings him for a cover but can?t get it. Swagger goes into the ropes and MVP hits a belly to belly overhead suplex.
MVP blocks a few punches and hits some of his own. MVP sends him into the ropes and hits a back body drop. MVP hits a clothesline, a back elbow, a throat thrust, and a face buster. MVP hits the Ballin? Elbow Drop. MVP goes for the Playmaker but Swagger grabs the ropes. MVP rolls him up for a near fall. MVP jackknifes him for another two count. Swagger quickly knees him in the midsection and sends him sternum first into the corner. Swagger hits a Vader Bomb for a near fall. Swagger goes for a neckbreaker but MVP hangs on to the ropes. MVP hits a huge big boot for a near fall. MVP goes for the Drive By in the corner but Swagger snake eyes him in the corner. Swagger hits the Gutwrench Powerbomb for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Jack Swagger
Match Rating: ** ?
Quick Match Results
Dolph Ziggler def. Finlay
The Hart Dynasty def. Jimmy Wang Yang & Slam Master J*
Jack Swagger def. MVP
Bump of the Night: Natalya body slams Jimmy Wang Yang!
Match of the Night: Jack Swagger vs. MVP ** ?
Ah, it’s good to be back recapping. My apologies for missing last week’s recap. I had problems with my internet service. Damn Comcast.
This wasn?t a horrible edition of Superstars. Nothing really happened that has any effect on anything. Guys that don?t get TV time on the bigger shows got some time tonight but it won?t mean anything for them. The bad pushes are still bad pushes even after the show ends. I?m really disappointed with how they?ve handled MVP since going to Raw. There’s no reason for him to be getting nothing matches on Superstars. He should be going places. The same goes for Jack Swagger and Dolph Ziggler. What can you do?
Yikes, I can?t believe Jesse is still stuck with that garbage gimmick. He’s a good talent but he’s sinking big time. It may be too late for him.
Final Rating: **
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