The WWE Superstars video plays and we?re brought into the arena with some pyrotechnics. Michael Cole and Jerry ?The King? Lawler welcome us to the show. We?re opening up with the ‘smart, sexy, and powerful? divas. Gag me with these buzz phrases.
Kelly Kelly & Eve Torres vs. Alicia Fox & Katie Lea Burchill
Alicia Fox will start this out against Eve. They lock up and Fox gets a side headlock takeover quickly. Eve fights up and whips her off. Fox grounds her with a shoulder block. Fox goes into the ropes and gets taken down by a dropkick. Burchill is tagged in and she quickly gets a waist lock on. Eve twists out and tags in Kelly. Eve hits an arm snapmare and they do a double elbow drop for a one count. Burchill powers her to her corner and Kelly fights them away. Burchill misses a splash in the corner and takes a hip toss. Kelly tags in Eve, who hits a top rope sunset flip for a near fall.
Eve has a whip reversed on her but Burchill lowers her head and gets kicked. Eve hits a clothesline and then a summersault senton for a one count. Eve charges her in the corner but eats a boot. Burchill then charges into a Samoan Drop. Eve goes for a moonsault but Fox distracts her. Burchill throws Eve over the top rope and she may have hurt her knee. Burchill works on the injured knee by jamming it into the apron. Burchill hits a leg DDT for a two count. Burchill tags in Fox and Fox whips the knee into the canvas. Fox applies a single leg crab. Fox releases the hold before she gets to the ropes and drags her back to her corner. Fox then goes into the ropes and takes the worst looking monkey flip I?ve seen in a while.
Kelly is tagged in and she hits a pair of clotheslines before ducking one and hitting a swinging head-scissors takeover. Kelly hits a handspring back elbow in the corner and a hurricanrana for a near fall broken up by Burchill. Eve tries to help out but Burchill knocks her down. Kelly throws Burchill out of the ring before hitting Fox with a top rope cross-body block. Fox uses the momentum to turn the pin and steal one for her team.
Winners by Pinfall: Alicia Fox & Katie Lea Burchill
Match Rating: *
Our Main Event will be Matt Hardy, Great Khali, and John Morrison taking on the Hart Dynasty and Drew McIntyre.
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Evan Bourne vs. Carlito
Mr. V’s favorite referee, Goose Mahoney, is officiating this one. They circle the ring and lock up. Carlito gets a quick knee to the midsection and hits some strikes. Carlito attempts a whip but Bourne reverses into some kicks for a one count. Bourne charges Carlito in the corner but he moves. Bourne then hits a second rope arm drag, a drop-toe-hold, and a low dropkick to the face for a two count. Bourne works on the knee before having a whip reversed on him. Carlito hits a nice dropkick for a two count. Carlito toys with him before hitting a body slam. Carlito drops an elbow for a two count.
Carlito digs his knee into the back and pulls back on his head. Bourne fights out, ducks a clothesline, and hits a running hurricanrana. Bourne hits a flying elbow and dropkicks him out of the ring. Bourne goes for a plancha but Carlito sidesteps him. Bourne lands on his feet and knees him in the head, knocking him out. Bourne sends him into the ring and sets up for Air Bourne. Bourne goes up top and Carlito rolls out of the ring. Time for a commercial.
We come back from the break to see Bourne hit a head-scissors. Bourne takes him down with the point of his elbow. Bourne has a whip reversed on him but Carlito lowers his head and eats a kick. Bourne then charges into a big boot for a near fall. Carlito is frustrated as he puts Bourne in the corner and stomps him down. Goose admonishes him (what a weird sentence) before Carlito hits a guillotine catapult into the bottom rope for a near fall. Carlito pulls back on both arms, looking for a submission. Bourne fights up but Carlito hits a swinging neckbreaker for a near fall.
Carlito applies a knee to the back chin lock. Bourne fights up and kicks away at Carlito’s knee. Bourne sends him to the ropes but Carlito hits a springboard back elbow for a near fall. Carlito locks the submission back on. Bourne fights up and counters a back suplex into a cross-body for a near fall. Bourne is able to hit his double knee takedown for a near fall. Carlito ducks a kick and rolls him up for a near fall. Carlito hits a million dollar knee lift but Bourne counters into a crucifix pin for a near fall. Bourne runs into a sit-out spinebuster for a near fall.
Carlito can?t believe it. Carlito tries to suplex him in from the apron but Bourne knees him in the face from the air. Bourne hits a roundhouse and Carlito is in position. Bourne goes for Air Bourne but Carlito crotches him on top. Carlito goes for a superplex but Bourne fights out. Bourne hits a nice sunset flip powerbomb and goes up top! Air Bourne connects and he picks up the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Evan Bourne
Match Rating: **
Still to come is our big six man tag from Smackdown.
A nice Superstars highlight package plays for Edge. I really missed that guy.
Todd Grisham and Matt Striker welcome us back to the show. They lead us into a Raw Recall, highlighting Bret Hart and Vince McMahon. That was a tremendous segment. Tomorrow night on Smackdown they?ll air footage of what happened when Raw came to a close.
John Morrison makes his way to the ring. He?ll be in action with Matt Hardy and Khali next.
A commercial for a new show called NXT airs.
John Morrison, Matt Hardy & Great Khali vs. Hart Dynasty & Drew McIntyre
It?ll be Matt Hardy and Tyson Kidd starting out. They lock up and Kidd gets a waist lock. Hardy gets out and wrenches the arm. Kidd quickly wrenches back but gets taken out by a short-arm clothesline. Hardy tags in Morrison. They hit a double back elbow before hitting a stereo STANDING Shooting Star Press and Million Dollar Fist Drop. This gets Morrison a one count. Morrison locks on a front face lock and Kidd puts him in the corner. Kidd stomps him down and presses the boot in his face. McIntyre is tagged in and he kicks Morrison in the ribs. McIntyre hits a European Uppercut and stomps his face.
McIntyre sends him to the ropes but lowers his head and eats a kick. Morrison hits a clothesline and grounds and pounds. Morrison locks on an arm bar and tags in Khali. McIntyre tries to stop Khali but takes a head-butt. Khali knocks him down and hits a big boot. Khali chops the chest in the corner and the crowd cheers. Khali tags Hardy in and they hit a stereo sidewalk slam and elbow drop for a near fall. Hardy locks on a side headlock before getting whipped into Kidd’s boot. McIntyre hits a big boot and tags in David Hart Smith.
Smith stomps Hardy in the corner and elbows him. Smith hits a beautiful vertical suplex for a near fall. It’s time for a commercial break.
We come back from the break to see Hardy locked in a chin lock applied by Smith. Hardy fights up and punches out. Hardy runs into a boot and Smith attempts a Piledriver but Hardy counters into a side Russian Leg Sweep.
Morrison and Kidd are tagged in. Morrison snaps the neck off the top rope and hits some clotheslines. Morrison hits a jumping calf kick before getting distracted by McIntyre. Kidd kicks and goes into the ropes for a hurricanrana but Morrison counters with a powerbomb. Morrison wants Starship Pain but Smith distracts him. Morrison has a whip to the corner reversed. Morrison tries to slingshot over but Kidd throws him over the top rope!
Natalya kicks Morrison in the ribs as the referee is distracted. McIntyre then sends him into the apron. Apparently he was tagged in. McIntyre kicks him in the face before tagging in Smith. Smith kicks him and McIntyre knees. Smith hits a trio of belly to belly suplexes and covers for a near fall. That was great. Smith hits some crossfaces. Morrison tries to fight back but it doesn?t faze Smith. Smith goes for a powerslam but Morrison slides off and hits a pele kick.
Hardy is tagged in and hits some clotheslines. Smith is sent to the corner where he is clotheslined. Hardy connects with a bulldog for a near fall. Hardy hits a Side Effect that’s broken up by Kidd and McIntyre. They knock Morrison and Khali off the apron and triple team Hardy. They go for a big Hart Attack but Khali takes them out of the ring. Khali chops McIntyre and Morrison hits a dive off the barricade. Hardy hits the Twist of Fate and Khali is tagged in. Khali hits Smith with the Punjabi Plunge for the win!
Winners by Pinfall: John Morrison, Matt Hardy & Great Khali
Match Rating: * ?
The faces celebrate in the ring as Superstars comes to an end.
Quick Match Results
Alicia Fox* & Katie Lea Burchill def. Kelly Kelly* & Eve Torres
Evan Bourne def. Carlito
John Morrison, Hardy & Khali def. Hart Dynasty & Drew McIntyre
Bump of the Night: Morrison sent over the top rope by Kidd
Match of the Night: Evan Bourne vs. Carlito **
This was a pretty average edition of Superstars. There was a lack of ECW on here for the second time in a row. I was hoping to call a little more ECW action but oh well. The divas put on a terrible match that even editing couldn?t save. Bourne and Carlito looked good as did the six man tag. Other than that there’s not much to say.
Final Rating: * ?
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