WWE Superstars
August 23, 2012
Report by: Jason Namako of Wrestleview.com

Hello everyone, and welcome to this week’s WWE Superstars recap.

If you all are ready, then since Adelitas Way is playing the intro, let’s get on with the show!

“The Intellectual Savior of the Masses” Damien Sandow vs. Yoshi Tatsu

Sandow cuts a promo before the match, saying that the fans suffer from ignorance, but he is here to cure the epidemic, YOU’RE WELCOME!

Sandow shoves Tatsu off the ropes and hits a knee to the gut. Sandow sends Tatsu into the corner, then hits a series of shoulders and stomps in the corner. Sandow with a pair of snapmares, followed by a pair of kneedrops for a nearfall. Sandow with a pair of clubs to the chest, then locks in a chinlock as the crowd wills on Tatsu. Tatsu breaks free, then hits a pair of chops. Sandow comes back with a gut shot, then hits a pair of elbows while Tatsu is across the apron. Sandow traps Tatsu in the ring skirt and chokes him before taunting the fans. Sandow gains another nearfall as the crowd wills on Tatsu. Sandow with some more clubs to the chest, followed by a knee to the back before re-applying the chinlock. Tatsu tries to break free, but Sandow with a club to the back. Tatsu holds onto the ropes off a whip and catches Sandow with a boot to the face. Tatsu with an O’Connor Roll for a nearfall. Sandow comes back with a clothesline, followed by a series of stomps. Sandow goes for a back suplex, but Tatsu counters with a roll-up for a nearfall.

Tatsu with a pair of chops, followed by a series of kicks. Tatsu with a running knee in the corner, followed by a spinning heel kick. Tatsu heads up top , but Sandow moves out of the way on Tatsu’s top rope heel kick. Sandow with a Russian Leg Sweep, followed by the Elbow of Disdain.

Sandow then with the Strait Jacket neckbreaker for the victory.

Winner: “The Intellectual Savior of the Masses” Damien Sandow by pinfall (Strait Jacket Neckbreaker)

Sandow does his victory cartwheel to celebrate as we go to commercial.

Commercial

Back from commercial, we see video from RAW as Paul Heyman & Brock Lesnar talk about Lesnar’s win over Triple H at Summerslam before the next match.

Drew McIntyre vs. Alex Riley

Lock-up and McIntyre breaks, favoring his hand, much like last week. McIntyre misses a clothesline and Riley hits his hiptoss suplex. McIntyre goes to the ropes and hits a pair of right hands. McIntyre with a clothesline, but Riley comes back with a dropkick. Riley with a clothesline that sends McIntyre to the outside. Riley tries to go after McIntyre, but McIntyre sidesteps him, sending Riley to the barricade. McIntyre drives Riley back first into the apron, then sends him back into the ring where he gains a nearfall.

McIntyre with a series of stomps in the corner, but Riley fights back with right hands. Riley then runs into a McIntyre back elbow to gain McIntyre a nearfall. McIntyre with a head and arm lock as the crowd wills on Riley. Riley tries to break free, but McIntyre with a knee to the gut. Riley then comes back with a backslide for a nearfall, but runs right into a clothesline by McIntyre, knocking him back down. McIntyre with another nearfall, then hits a leaping stomp to the face. McIntyre rains in clubs to the back, followed by an uppercut.

McIntyre heads up top and looks for 10 punches in the corner, but Riley takes McIntyre down and surprises him with a roll-up for the victory.

Winner: Alex Riley by pinfall (Roll-Up)

McIntyre can’t believe it while Riley celebrates his victory.

We see video of a recent WWE live event in Japan before we go to commercial.

Commercial

Back from commercial, we go to this week’s “RAW Rebound”, where we see what happened between John Cena & CM Punk before the main event.

Main Event: Cody Rhodes vs. “The Cape Town Werewolf” Justin Gabriel

Rhodes backs Gabriel into the corner and breaks. Rhodes taunts the crowd, but then Gabriel with a roll-up for a 1 count. Rhodes with a hammerlock, but Gabriel counters. Rhodes then takes Gabriel down and is happy with himself. Gabriel with a keylock into a hammerlock. Gabriel with a roll through into a roll-up for a nearfall. Rhodes with a shove, but then Gabriel with an overhand chop. Gabriel sends Rhodes into the corner, followed by a suplex. Gabriel then floats over into a underhook lock. Rhodes fights back with forearms, then both men try for hiptosses until Gabriel sends Rhodes over the ropes and to the outside. Gabriel heads up top, but Rhodes moves away. However, Gabriel catches him with a tope dive and plays to the crowd as we go to commercial.

Commercial

Back from commercial as Gabriel hits a missile dropkick from the top for a nearfall. Gabriel lands on the apron off a Rhodes backdrop attempt and hits Rhodes with a forearm. Gabriel tries to head up top, but Rhodes shoves him off, then hits an arm version of a dragon screw across the ropes. Rhodes pulls at the now injured arm of Gabriel, which was surgically repaired a few months ago. Rhodes with a standing gourdbuster for a nearfall. Rhodes stomps at the injured arm, then taunts the crowd. Rhodes with a knee to the gut, followed by a right hand for a 1 count. Rhodes with a knee to the arm, then pulls back at the arm. Rhodes switches to a hammerlock as the crowd wills on Gabriel. Gabriel breaks free, but Rhodes comes back with the drop down uppercut for a nearfall. Rhodes with a running knee to the head for another nearfall. Rhodes continues to stomp away at the arm, then drives it across his own shoulder. Rhodes goes back to the hammerlock as the crowd again wills on Gabriel. Gabriel whips out of it, but Rhodes with a back elbow. Gabriel comes back with an elbow of his own, but misses a springboard moonsault, allowing Rhodes to gain another nearfall. Rhodes locks in a Short Arm Scissors, but Gabriel counters into a pin attempt for a nearfall. Rhodes goes back again to the hammerlock, but Gabriel breaks free and then hits a monkey flip.

Gabriel with a series of kicks, followed by a discus forearm. Gabriel with a spinning heel kick for a nearfall. Rhodes goes off the ropes, but Gabriel catches him with the Blue Thunder Bomb for another nearfall. Gabriel runs into boots from Rhodes, but Gabriel with an inside cradle for a nearfall. Both men exchange right hands, then Gabriel tries for a headlock elbow drop.

However, Rhodes reverses it and hits the Cross Rhodes for the victory.

Winner: Cody Rhodes by pinfall (Cross Rhodes)

Rhodes taunts the crowd, celebrating his win as we go to credits.


This week on the Independent Roundtable:

  • Review of the 8/18 ROH TV
  • Grash joins the show to review the 8/15 edition of WWE NXT
  • A look at the 1st 3 matches in the “7 Levels of Hate” involving Adam Pearce & Colt Cabana

    Plus, the news of the week and more!

    Also, there will be an audio podcast reviewing the 1st 2 Internet PPVs from the new all-women’s wrestling promotion, SHINE.

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    So with that, I will see you all next week for more WWE Superstars, have a great weekend!