WWE Superstars
September 3, 2009
Detroit, MI/Cleveland, OH
Report by: Mike Tedesco of WrestleView.com

?Yes, sir, we promised you a great main event?? The WWE video leads us into the show.

The WWE Superstars video plays and we?re brought into the arena with a great pyrotechnics display. Michael Cole and Jerry ?The King? Lawler welcome us to the show. Our Main Event will come from Smackdown and it?ll be The Hart Dynasty taking on Cryme Tyme and Eve.

Evan Bourne vs. Chris Masters

The bell rings and Masters quickly pushes Bourne away with one hand. Bourne quickly circles him before kicking him. Bourne backs up and then goes for another kick but Masters swipes it away. Bourne goes to lock up but Masters has other plans as he digs a knee in his midsection and clubs him down. Masters elbows Bourne on the top of the head before whipping him into the ropes. Masters goes for a hip toss but Bourne lands on his feet. Bourne attempts a drop toe hold but Masters doesn?t go down and instead punches him in the face. Masters slams Bourne into the turnbuckle and delivers a back elbow. Masters whips him into the opposite corner and charges but Bourne sidesteps him. Bourne hits a back elbow and kicks him a few times. Bourne goes into the ropes and goes right back down from a clothesline.

Masters grabs Bourne’s legs and drops a leg into his midsection. This gets Masters a near fall. Masters goes for another leg drop but Bourne gets out of the way. Masters gets up in the corner where Bourne charges him but Masters is able to back body drop him to the apron. Bourne drives his shoulder into Masters? midsection and springboards off the top rope with a dropkick. Bourne covers for a no count. Masters gets up in the corner so Bourne approaches and takes a kick. Masters hits a short-arm clothesline and then grounds and pounds. Masters sends him into the ropes but lowers his head and eats a kick. Bourne hits some punches and goes into the ropes only to be taken down by a back elbow. Masters stomps him in the face, picks him up, and clubs him down. Masters drives some forearms into the back and punches Bourne down before taunting the crowd.

Bourne is down on the mat as Masters taunts the crowd. Masters sends him into the ropes and hits a backbreaker. Masters keeps him on his knee, stretching him out in a submission. Is that really a difficult move to get out of? Bourne knees him once so Masters picks him up and Bourne counters with a head-scissors take-over. Bourne kicks him in the knee before going to the top rope. Masters gorilla presses him off the top before dropping him into his arms and hitting a nasty backbreaker! Bourne rolls out of the ring as we go to commercial.

-Commercial Break-

We come back from the break to see Bourne locked in a torture rack. Lex Luger lives! Bourne eventually punches out and slides down for a roll up but Masters grabs him by the neck, picks him up, and throws him into the corner. Masters stomps Bourne down a bunch of times before picking him up and putting him in the corner. Masters drives a knee into his midsection before bringing him to the center of the ring and sledging him down. Masters then picks him up for an over the shoulder backbreaker. Masters holds him up there, stretching him out big time.

Bourne begins to elbow out and lands on his feet only to be taken right back down by a clothesline. Masters picks him up only to be surprised with an inside cradle for a near fall. Bourne begins coming back with punches and kicks. Bourne ducks a clothesline and hits a high knee. Bourne hits more punches and kicks, backing Masters into the corner. Masters grabs Bourne by the neck and throws him into the corner but Bourne lands on the second rope and comes off with a flying hurricanrana. Bourne dropkicks him in the knee and takes him out with a flying elbow for a near fall.

Bourne gets him in a front face lock and Masters drives him into the corner. Bourne boots him in the face and comes off the second rope for a cross-body but Masters catches him. Masters turns him into a Masterlock attempt but Bourne slides through and kicks him in the head. Masters quickly charges Bourne in the corner but Bourne sidesteps him and he shoulders the ring post. Bourne knees him in the head and he goes down. Bourne goes to the top rope and comes off with Air Bourne for the win!

Winner by Pinfall: Evan Bourne
Match Rating: **

Backstage William Regal is making his way to the ring with Ezekiel Jackson and Vladimir Kozlov. Regal will be in action next.

-Commercial Break-

Josh Mathews and Matt Striker welcome us back to the school as William Regal’s music hits. This will be ECW’s contribution to the show.

William Regal vs. Tyler Reks

The bell rings and they circle quickly before locking up. Regal quickly works on the arm with a wrist lock before Reks counters with an arm wrench. Reks viciously yanks at the arm before Regal forces him to the corner. Regal hits a nasty forearm and goes for a whip to the opposite corner but Reks reverses it. Reks goes to take Regal out of the corner but Regal holds the ropes. Reks hits a body slam and Regal writhes in pain. Reks gets him up and in a side headlock. Regal elbows out and goes for a European Uppercut but Reks avoids it and hits a suplex for a one count. Reks gets another headlock on so Regal shoves him off and gets shoulder blocked down. Reks charges into a boot and Regal clubs him in the back of the head.

Regal kicks Reks in the head and brings him to the apron. Regal uppercuts him on the apron and gets back in the ring. Regal sends him into the ropes and back elbows him down. Regal locks on a grounded full nelson. Reks fights up and powers out of it. Regal knees him in the midsection and uppercuts him. Regal goes for a neck wrench but Reks punches out and shoves Regal into the ropes. Regal knees him in the face and goes for a double leg takedown but Reks counters into a backslide for a two count. Regal then quickly gets back on the offensive with a half nelson. Regal turns it to a cobra clutch (maggots) and Reks fights up. Regal goes for a short-arm but Reks forearms him. Regal and Reks trade punches with Reks coming out on top. Regal quickly knees him in the midsection and throws him out of the ring.

Reks quickly gets on the apron and shoulder Regal in the midsection. Reks snaps his neck off the top rope and sets up on the apron for a springboard. Reks springboards off the top rope for a cross-body but Regal ducks it. Regal waits for him to get up and hits the Knee Trembler for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: William Regal
Match Rating: * ?

The Roundtable gets in the ring with Regal. Vladimir Kozlov picks Tyler Reks up and hits the Iron Curtain. Ezekiel Jackson then picks him up and hits his Standing Uranage. Regal then tells Reks that this is a message to everyone in ECW. The Roundtable raises their arms as Reks lies in a heap.

Still to come tonight is The Hart Dynasty taking on Cryme Tyme and Eve.

-Commercial Break-

Todd Grisham thanks Lynyrd Skynyrd for the use of their song ?Still Unbroken,? the official theme song of Breaking Point.

A Superstars video plays for the Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho and Big Show. It’s a pretty good video building both men up.

Jim Ross and Todd Grisham welcome us back to the show. It’s time for the Raw Rebound.

Cryme Tyme’s music hits and they make their way to the ring along with their tag partner Eve. I guess Slam Master J is out. Thank God. They?ll take on The Hart Dynasty next.

-Commercial Break-

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Cryme Tyme & Eve vs. The Hart Dynasty

It?ll be JTG starting out against Tyson Kidd. They circle one another and Kidd then tags in David Hart Smith. They lock up and Smith quickly shoves JTG away. Smith then shows his biceps off. They lock up again and JTG gets a hammerlock on. Smith twists into a hammerlock of his own. JTG hooks the arm to get out but Smith counters into a nice arm drag. Smith taunts JTG a bit and they circle again before locking up. Smith knees him a few times in the midsection before whipping him in the ropes. JTG slides on his knees and uppercuts Smith. JTG taunts Smith and dropkicks him. JTG goes into the ropes and jumps right into a body slam. Smith kicks him in the back before bouncing his head off the turnbuckle. Smith uppercuts him and goes to bounce him in the other corner but JTG pushes him there. JTG jumps to the second rope and hits the Mug Shot (second rope falling face buster) for a two count.

JTG drives Smith into the corner and tags in Shad. JTG whips Shad into Smith hard. Shad goes for his finisher but Smith gets out of it and tags in Natalya. Eve is automatically legal under mixed tag rules. If it was intergender Shad could fight Natalya. Natalya gets a waist lock before taking Eve down. Natalya rolls over her and gets a front face lock on. Eve counters into a hammerlock. Natalya fights to her feet and Eve gets a side headlock on. Natalya elbows out and sends her to the corner. Natalya charges and Eve puts her feet up but Natalya catches them. Natalya pushes her legs so she’s sitting on the second rope and slams Eve off. Natalya drags her to the center of the ring by her hair and locks on a chin lock. Eve fights up and Natalya takes her down by the hair. Natalya clubs her and locks on an abdominal stretch. Eve fights out and arm drags her down. Eve hits a dropkick and Tyson Kidd makes the tag from Natalya.

Shad comes in as well. Kidd circles around Shad and dropkicks him in the knee. Kidd then hits a low dropkick to the head. Kidd stomps Shad a few times before elbowing him in the back of the head. Kidd goes into the ropes and Shad throws him high in the air but Kidd lands on his feet and delivers a spinning back kick to the midsection. Kidd then goes into the ropes and goes right down from a clothesline. Shad hits a forearm and tags in JTG. Shad sends Kidd into the ropes and JTG slingshots in with a blockbuster! Nice tag team move! JTG covers for a near fall.

JTG sends Kidd into the ropes and Kidd holds on and goes outside. JTG follows him outside and chases him. Kidd quickly makes a tag to Smith, which JTG doesn?t notice, and Smith does a Bret Favre move by chop blocking JTG. We?ll take a commercial break here.

-Commercial Break-

We come back from the break to see JTG locked in a half crab while Smith steps on his face. JTG tries to crawl to his side but Smith bashes his knee off the canvas and tags in Kidd. They do the old wishbone split. Kidd tags Smith back in and Smith kicks JTG in the knee. Smith tags Kidd in and he kicks JTG in the knee. Kidd locks on a leg lock. It looks perfect. You can tell they trained in the Dungeon. Kidd stomps the knee and goes to drop an elbow on it but JTG rolls out of the way. JTG crawls to his side but Kidd stops him before he can make a tag. Kidd gets kicked off into his corner and Smith makes a quick tag and cuts JTG off before he can make a tag. Smith holds him back and JTG escapes and makes the tag to Shad.

Shad comes in fast and furious with a pair of clotheslines. Shad sends him into the ropes and hits a back elbow. Shad takes Kidd off the apron and drops Smith throat first on the top rope. Shad then comes off the second rope with a shoulder block for a near fall! Shad goes to pick him up but Smith head-butts him in the midsection. Shad ducks a clothesline and hits Thugnificent but doesn?t realize Smith tagged in Natalya before he dropped. Natalya and Eve are now the legal competitors.

Eve ducks a clothesline and gets a waist lock. Eve leap frogs Natalya and kicks her in the midsection. Eve hits a clothesline and a dropkick before hitting a summersault senton for a near fall broken up by Tyson Kidd. Shad then rushes in and clotheslines him over the top rope! JTG then dropkicks Smith off the apron. In the ring Eve goes for her handspring standing moonsault but Natalya rolls out of the way! Natalya then hits her discus clothesline for the win!

Winners by Pinfall: The Hart Dynasty
Match Rating: ** ?

The Hart Dynasty celebrates their win in the ring. That was a solid tag team bout. Todd Grisham and JR remind us the Undertaker returns tomorrow night. Don?t miss it!


Quick Match Results
Evan Bourne def. Chris Masters
William Regal def. Tyler Reks
The Hart Dynasty def. Cryme Tyme & Eve*

Bump of the Night: Chris Masters hitting Evan Bourne with a nasty backbreaker!

Match of the Night: The Hart Dynasty vs. Cryme Tyme & Eve ** ?

Mike’s Thoughts

This was another fun edition of Superstars. The matches were fun. They don?t mean anything to any storylines but it’s all fun showcase matches.

I really enjoyed the Hart Dynasty vs. Cryme Tyme and Eve match. I?ve enjoyed all their encounters and their feud would be great over some tag team titles. Unfortunately that’s not happening because MVP and Mark Henry are more deserving at the moment. How great would a three way tag match between Cryme Tyme, The Hart Dynasty, and JeriShow be? I know I?m not imagining things there. Everyone was great here and hit their spots. Even Eve was great. Eve showed great improvement in this one. She’s the best rookie Diva they have now. She’s performing better than Gail Kim, that’s for sure.

I really enjoyed the Evan Bourne vs. Chris Masters match. Evan Bourne is always fun to watch but the one who impressed me tonight was Chris Masters. This was his best match, in my opinion, since returning to WWE. He looked great and he’s ready to get back into some kind of important role on Raw.

I wasn?t a fan of the William Regal and Tyler Reks match tonight. It was nothing on William Regal, though; it was all Tyler Reks. Some of it is his fault and some of it isn?t. What isn?t his fault is the crap gimmick he’s stuck with. He’s a surfer ?dude? but he’s pale. Not hitting any waves lately? No tan? Minor stuff. The stuff that really irks me is his moveset. Nothing bothers me more when big guys are jumping over the top rope to get in the ring and they?re springboarding off the ropes doing moves small guys should be doing. Reks has promise but he needs to be repackaged and booked with different moves. He’s a nightmare at the moment.

Final Rating: * ?

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