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The pryo goes off as Todd Grisham welcomes us to a UK edition of Superstars, He announces the main event for the evening as Ted Dibiase taking on MVP. Matt Hardy’s music hits and he makes is way down to the ring accompanied by his NXT Rookie Justin Gabriel. He is followed by Carlito who has his rookie Michael Tarver with him. Tonight’s Opener will be an NXT special brand Vs. brand match.
Matt Hardy W/ Justin Gabriel Vs. Carlito W/Michael Tarver
The bell rings and the crowd chants for Matt Hardy, They lock up and Matt Hardy gains control with a headlock. Carlito sends Matt into the ropes, Matt gets the shoulder tackle to take Carlito down. Matt hits the rope and Carlito ducks under, Carlito goes for a leap frog but is stopped by Hardy and has it countered into hip toss. Matt favors his injured arm before running to the corner and getting a clothesline followed up by a bulldog out of the corner for a pinfall and a two count. Matt goes for the side effect but Carlito counters the maneuver into an arm DDT on the injured arm of Hardy.
Carlito attacks the injured arm of Matt Hardy as Michael Tarver cheers him on, He continues his attack all over the different parts of the ring. Carlito takes Matt to the corner, Matt starts to kick and punch Carlito away as he tries to regain control. Matt continues to regain control before stopping due to pain in his arm, Carlito uses the injury to regain control and go back on the attack. Carlito goes for a clothesline and is taken over the top rope due to his own momentum by Matt, Matt comes of the apron and hits a forearm smash as we go to commercial.
We return from commercial and Carlito has control with arm lock, Matt starts to get to his feet but is hit with a big dropkick by Carlito for a cover. Carlito goes back on the attack of the arm of Hardy, Carlito hits a forearm smash as Matt goes to the corner. Carlito goes to continue his attack in the corner but its kicked in the gut by Hardy and reversed. Matt sends Carlito out of the corner but is reversed and sent into the buckles front first before Carlito goes for a cover and a two count. Carlito goes to work on the injured arm of Hardy, Matt attempts to get to his feet but is hit in the gut with a knee. Carlito attempts to send Matt into the ropes but is reversed and hit with an elbow in the air and on the ground.
Matt backs up into a corner where he is followed by Carlito who he kicks in the face, He follows that up with a reverse sideways DDT for a cover and a two count. Matt goes to the top rope and hits and elbow, Matt follows it up with a side effect for a cover and another two count. Matt Hardy goes for the twist of fate but is countered into a backstabber attempt that is rencountered. Matt sets up for twist of fate and is countered again thanks to the distraction by Tarver, Gabriel attacks Tarver which distracts Carlito and he is hit with a twist of fate for a 1,2,3!
Winner Via Twist of Fate: Matt Hardy
Post Match: Matt Hardy watches the replay with Justin Gabriel laughing and approving of his victory!
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Matt Striker hypes the main event from the Raw brand, Ted Dibiase Vs. MVP!
When we return from commercial “Just Close Your Eyes” plays throughout the arena as Christian makes his way to the ring with NXT rookie Heath Slater, Chavo Guerrero comes out second and he will be Christian’s opponent for the opening match for the Raw portion of the show.
Christian W/Heath Slater Vs. Chavo Guerrero
The bell rings and they lock up, Chavo gets a go behind that Christian is able to counter into a headlock. Chavo sends Christian into the ropes, He hits a shoulder tackle before going for a cover and doing it again quick for a second cover. Chavo kicks Christian in the gut and goes on the attack, He gets a scoop slam and goes to the apron for the over the top rope senton but its missed and he is sent over the rope to the outside. Christian comes off the rope and hits a baseball slide on Chavo, He rolls him back into the ring for a cover and a kickout.
Christian goes to the top rope, He goes for a missile drop kick but is countered and taken under the bottom rope and is hit with a slingshot into the rope. Christian rolls to the outside for a breather, Chavo goes after him and rolls him back in and hits the over the top rope senton for a cover and a two count. Chavo continues his attack and hits an uppercut, He follows it up with a submission that is broken by Christian. Chavo sends Christian into the corner, Christian slaps Chavo and goes to the top rope and hits a tornado DDT for a cover and a kickout.
The two battle for control as the crowd boos Chavo and cheers Christian, Christian hits the rope and hits a clothesline on Chavo. Christian sends Chavo into the turnbuckle and goes for a move from the other corner but is hit with an elbow. Chavo hits the ropes and is hit with a back body drop, Christian jumps on the back of Chavo choking him on the middle rope before jumping out of the ring and hitting a knife edge chop. Christian goes to the top rope and hits a missile drop kick for a cover and a kick out, Chavo tries to battle back but is countered and hit with a sunset flip for a cover and another kickout.
Christian sends Chavo’s head into the corner, He goes for a second tornado DDT but is countered. Chavo sets Christian up and hits him with two suplexs before being countered into an inverted DDT for a cover and a kickout. Christian goes for the killswitch but is countered into a gory bomb by Chavo for a cover and a kickout. Chavo complains as he is sent into the turnbuckle from the apron by Christian, Christian goes to the top rope but is met by Chavo and sent to the ground. Chavo goes to the top rope for a frog splash but is caught with a knee, Christian hits a killswitch for the 1,2,3!
Winner Via Killswitch: Christian
Post Match: Christian and Heath Slater have a similar approving look at the replay of Christian’s win!
NXT Recap (Read Mike Tedesco’s here on Wrestleview!)
Jerry “The King” Lawler hypes the main event from the Raw brand, Ted Dibiase Vs. MVP!
Jerry Lawler thanks Saliva for the theme of Extreme Rules!
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“It’s a New Day” plays through out the arena as the Million Dollar Champion Ted Dibiase makes his way down to the ring to face MVP in are main event!
We return from commercial and Ted Dibiase is in the ring, They recap Ted crowing himself the Million Dollar Champion and defeating Christian two weeks ago.
Ted gets on the mic and tells the crowd that he is not like his father but because of him has lived a privilege life that others dream of, MVP cuts him off and tells him that he is opposite and tells him that he will beat him not matter how much money his father gave him.
MVP Vs. Million Dollar Champion Ted Dibiase
The bell rings as the crowd chants MVP, MVP gets control with a headlock but is sent into the rope by Ted but is able to hit a shoulder block. MVP hits the rope and Dibiase ducks under, MVP stuns Dibiase with a right hand which makes him retreat to the outside. Ted walks around catching a breather but is met by MVP on the other side and is thrown on the guard rail before being rolled back into the ring for a cover and a kickout.MVP sends Ted into the corner but is reversed, MVP is able to sling over Ted and hit the rope and land a clothesline on Dibiase for a cover and a kickout.MVP goes for the big kick but Ted moves , He runs at MVP but is hit with an elbow that sends MVP for a missed moved off the top rope as we go to commercial.
We return from commercial and Ted has a headlock on MVP, MVP elbows out but is snapmared and hit with a dropkick for a cover and a kickout. Ted picks MVP up and hits a strike that take MVP to the ground as Ted poses for the crowd. Dibiase goes for another strike but is hit with a back body drop, MVP runs to the corner but is hit with a boot by Dibiase. Dibiase follows up with multiple fists to head before going for a cover and a kickout, Ted puts a sleeper on MVP that he able to break out of but is hit by a big clothesline for a cover and another kickout. Ted chokes MVP on the middle rope, Ted attempts to send MVP into the corner but is blocked by MVP and hit with a flurry of attacks.
MVP comes off the rope and hits “Ballin,” Ted rolls to the outside and hits an armbreaker from the apron before getting back into the ring and hit with an overhead throw for a cover and a kickout. Ted backs into the corner and is hit with strikes before being sent into the corner, he reverses the attack but is about to be hit with another slingshot. Dibiase catches the slingshot and hangs him on the top rope, He catches MVP in dreamstreet and goes for the cover and hits the 1,2,3 for the win!
Winner Via Dreamstreet: Ted Dibiase
Post Match: Dibiase poses in the ring with his Million Dollar Championship that he shows to a booing crowd.
-End of Show-
Tonight’s show was a slight improvement over last week but was still another boring episode of Superstars.
The opener which featured NXT pro Matt Hardy taking on NXT pro Carlito was boring and while it had Matt Hardy who was someone new he took on usual suspect Carlito.
The second match was another boring usual suspect match featuring Christian defeating Chavo Guerrero who continues to lose all the time to whoever he faces.
The main event also had a usual suspect appearance but was enjoyable due to the leaps in bounds in a short time that Ted Dibiase’s character has taken.
See you next Thursday!