WWE Superstars
August 30, 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!

Ryback vs. Johnny Curtis

Crowd chants “Feed Me More” for Ryback as he backs Curtis into the corner. Curtis backs away, then Ryback again backs Curtis into the corner. Curtis with a right hand that incenses Ryback and the chase is on as Curtis goes to the outside with Ryback in hot pursuit. It was all a trap as Curtis with clubs and kicks to the back. Curtis with an uppercut, but Ryback catches him with a shoulder tackle. Ryback with a big hiptoss, but Curtis catches him with a back elbow. Curtis with a 2nd rope clothesline for a 1 count. Curtis with more clubs to the back, then hooks Ryback in a front chancery as the crowd wills Ryback on. Ryback tries to break free, but Curtis holds on. Ryback slams Curtis out of the hold, then hits a shoulder tackle. Ryback sends Curtis to the corner and hits a series of shoulders. Ryback with a standing backdrop, followed by a big boot to the chest. The crowd chants “Feed Me More” as Ryback drills Curtis with the Meathook.

Ryback yells “Finish It”, lifts up Curtis while marching around and hits Shell Shocked for the victory.

Winner: Ryback by pinfall (Shell Shocked)

Ryback says “Feed me a Championship” as we go to commercial.

Commercial

Back from commercial, we see video of Triple H’s speech from RAW before we go to another commercial.

Commercial

Back from commercial, we are ready for the next match.

Epico & Primo w/Rosa Mendes vs. The Usos (Jimmy & Jey)

Epico & Jimmy will start things off. Epico with a waistlock, but Jimmy with a wristlock into a side headlock takedown. Epico with a headscissors, but Jimmy kips out. Epico with a side headlock takedown, Jimmy with a headscissors, but Epico is unable to kip out. Epico gets to the ropes, forcing Jimmy to break. Epico with an arm wrench, but Jimmy with a wristlock. Epico gets to the ropes and Jimmy breaks clean. Epico goes for a kick, but Jimmy with a right hand. Tag into Jey and the Usos with a double whip, double back elbow and a double elbowdrop for a 1 count. Jey with an “Uso” chant as he whips Epico, who slides under Jey’s legs, but Jey shoos off a dropkick. Jey with another “Uso” chant while Primo tags in. Jey with a leg sweep on Primo, then Primo with one of his own, but neither man gets a fall. Primo with an arm wrench into an armbar. Jey whips out, sending Primo to the corner, but he runs into a boot by Primo. Primo with a corner whip, then does a headstand as Jey tries to backdrop him over the ropes. Primo goes for a headscissors, but Jey breaks free, sending Primo crashing to the mat below. Tag into Jimmy as the Uso with a double headbutt. Jimmy with a chop in the corner, then puts on the brakes off a corner whip and nails Primo with a double chop. Corner whip by Jimmy, but he runs into a boot by Primo.

Primo stomps away at Jimmy, then hits a snap suplex for a 1 count. Primo locks in a chinlock as Rosa talks trash from the outside. Jimmy tries to break free. but Primo drives him back down. Primo tries for a springboard corkscrew moonsault, but Jimmy moves out of the way. Tag into Jey, who hits a series of forearms to Primo. Jey with a savate kick to the gut, followed by catching Primo coming in with the twisting forearm. Epico comes in, but he is sent through the ropes and to the outside. Jimmy then comes off the apron with a flying shoulder tackle onto Epico. Primo goes to the outside, but is then met by a slingshot plancha by Jey. The Usos with another “Uso” chant while the cousins Colon try to regain their bearings as we go to commercial.

Commercial

Back from commercial as Epico tries, but fails on a headbutt attempt. Jey does a little dance and nails Epico with a right hand. Corner whip by Jey, reversed by Epico, but he runs into a knee by Jey. Jey heads up to the middle rope and knocks off Primo from the apron who was trying to come in. However, the distraction allows Epico to throw Jey off the 2nd rope and to the outside.

Epico draws Jimmy into the ring, allowing Primo to drive Jey back first into the apron on the outside. Tag into Primo, who hits a slingshot senton on Jey. Primo with a chinlock with the body scissors applied as the crowd wills on Jey. Jey breaks free, but is unable to make the tag to Jimmy. Epico gets the tag and he nails Jey with a boot, followed by a face rake. Epico then with the inverted Three Amigos for a nearfall. Epico locks in a chinlock as the crowd again tries to will Jey on. Jey breaks free, then goes for a Sunset flip, but Epico is able to tag in Primo, who nails Jey with a dropkick to the ribs. Primo draws in Jimmy as he nails Jey with an overhand chop. Primo does a cartwheel to taunt the crowd, but then Jey fights back with right hands. However, Primo comes right back with a kick to the gut, followed by a corner whip. Jey, though, is able to move out of the way on Primo’s charge in and Primo hangs himself up in the ropes.

Epico & Jimmy get the tags in as Jimmy with a series of strikes. Epico reverses a whip, but Jimmy nails him with a flying shoulder tackle. Jimmy with a clothesline, followed by a savate kick to the gut and finally a Samoan Drop. Jimmy with an “Uso” chant as Epico goes to the corner. Jimmy charges and connects with the Samoan Bulldozer Butt Smash, but Primo breaks up the pin attempt. Jey pulls down the top rope, sending Primo to the outside, but then Primo knocks Jey off the apron. Epico goes for the Backstabber, but Jimmy shoos him off. Jimmy with a superkick and then motions that he is heading up top. Jimmy hits the Samoan Splash, but Rosa hops up on the apron.

Then, while the referee is with Rosa, Primo comes in and nails Jimmy with the Backstabber, allowing Epico to steal the victory.

Winners: Epico & Primo by pinfall (Backstabber)

Epico, Primo & Rosa celebrate while the Usos are angry over the loss as we go to commercial.

Commercial

Back from commercial, we go to this week’s “RAW Rebound”, with a look at the Steel Cage match between CM Punk & Jerry Lawler before the main event.

Main Event: Alex Riley vs. “The Punjabi Nightmare” Jinder Mahal

Crowd chants for Riley as he locks in a side headlock. Mahal backs Riley to the ropes and Riley breaks. Riley with a waistlock, but Mahal with a wristlock. Riley counters back into the side headlock and keeps hold when Mahal tries to whip out of it. Mahal is able to break free, followed by hitting a shoulder tackle. Riley comes back with his hiptoss into a suplex, followed by a side headlock takedown. Mahal backs Riley into the ropes again, then hits a kick to the knee. Mahal with a series of knees to the gut, but Riley comes back with a sliding gut shot. Riley with a running boot to the side of Mahal’s head, but then Mahal reverses a corner whip. Riley goes up & over, but then Mahal hiptosses Riley into the corner.

Mahal stomps away at Riley and sends him to the outside. Mahal whips Riley into the barricade, then throws him back into the ring, where he gains a nearfall. Mahal continues to stomp away at Riley before locking in a chinlock. Riley tries to break free, but then Mahal with a back suplex for a nearfall. Mahal goes back to the chinlock as the crowd wills on Riley. Mahal switches to the half nelson face lock, followed by a knee to the gut when Riley tries to break free. Mahal goes for another back suplex, but Riley turns over in mid-air with a crossbody for a nearfall. Mahal goes for a slam, but Riley breaks free, then ducks under a clothesline and nails him with a dropkick.

Riley with a back elbow, followed by a pair of clotheslines. Riley runs into a boot by Mahal, but then catches him with a spinebuster. Riley hits an Implant DDT for a nearfall. Riley heads up top, but Mahal knocks him off the ropes and to the mat below. Mahal then hits a running knee to the head.

Mahal then locks in the Camel Clutch and Riley has no choice but to submit.

Winner: “The Punjabi Nightmare” Jinder Mahal by submission (Camel Clutch)

Mahal celebrates his win as we go to credits.



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  • Review of the 8/25 ROH TV
  • Review of the 8/22 WWE NXT
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