“Yes, sir, we promised you a great main event…” The WWE video leads us into the show.
The Superstars video plays with all the people that never appear on the show in the graphic and we’re brought into the arena with a big fireworks display. Jack Korpela and Matt Striker welcome us to the show. Is it just me or does Korpela look like he buys his suits two sizes too big?
JTG vs. Chavo Guerrero
They circle the ring and lock up. JTG gets a side headlock applied but Chavo quickly whips him off. JTG quickly gets him with a shoulder block and Chavo claps for him. Chavo gets a waist lock and hits a headlock takeover. Chavo holds the headlock until letting go and kicking him in the face. Chavo kicks him a few times before uppercutting him down. Chavo puts him in the corner and punches before hitting a snapmare. Chavo dropkicks him in the back for a two count. JTG ducks a clothesline, blocks a kick, and hits a clothesline. JTG hits a running boot to the face. JTG goes to the outside, talks some trash, and punches Chavo in the face.
Chavo quickly attacks him getting into the ring and soon throws him out. Chavo talks some trash as he attacks him and throws him into the ring. Chavo hits a slingshot senton for a two count. Chavo applies a body scissors but JTG fights up and punches out. JTG goes into the ropes and eats a dropkick for a two count. Chavo hits a nasty swinging back suplex and continues working on the back. Chavo chokes him with his boot and slingshots to the outside, hitting him on the way down. Chavo applies a front face lock but JTG soon fights up and pushes him to the corner before hitting a back body drop. JTG hits a pair of running forearms and a neckbreaker variation for a two count. Chavo quickly comes back with a northern lights suplex. Chavo punches him to the corner and goes for a body slam but JTG counters into a dropkick. JTG then hits the Mug Shot and the Shout Out for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: JTG
Match Rating: *
Our main event comes from Raw and it’ll be Yoshi Tatsu taking on Tyson Kidd.
Chris Masters vs. Curt Hawkins
Hawkins quickly gets a waist lock and chops the back but it doesn’t hurt Masters. Master chops him a few times before hitting a shoulder block and a clothesline. Masters chops him in the corner and sends him to the opposite side. Masters runs into a boot but quickly catches him with a spinebuster. Masters comes off the second rope but Hawkins moves. Hawkins hits a running kick to the head and he kicks away at him. Hawkins applies a front face lock, or chancery, but Masters fights up. Masters goes into the ropes but Hawkins just as quickly slides out of the ring and sweeps his feet. Hawkins hits a nice suplex for a two count.
Hawkins digs a knee into the back and applies a cobra clutch. Masters fights up and throws him off. Hawkins quickly takes him down with a clothesline for a near fall. Hawkins comes back with a cobra clutch but Masters again fights up. Hawkins sends him into the ropes but lowers his head and eats a kick. Hawkins quickly pushes him back into the ropes and Masters comes back immediately with the Masterlock for the win.
Winner by Submission: Chris Masters
Match Rating: 3/4 *
The NXT recap airs. I’m sure the world mourns the loss of Conor O’Brian. Whoever thought the gimmick of a man pretending to be a rat was a good idea needs to be fired immediately. That only works in Harry Potter books.
Scott Stanford and Josh Mathews welcome us back to the show. It’s the Raw portion now.
Zack Ryder & Primo vs. David Hart Smith & Darren Young
Ryder and Young start it out. Ryder yells his catchphrase and they lock up. Ryder applies a headlock and a hammerlock. Young comes back with a clothesline. Ryder immediately scrambles over and tags in Primo. Young catches him with a pair of arm drags and works over the arm. Smith is tagged in and he continues working on the arm. Primo kicks and punches back before going into the ropes and getting caught with a powerslam. Smith hits a NASTY powerbomb but Ryder distracts him. Primo hits a chop block and Ryder is tagged in. Ryder DDTs the leg and punches away. Ryder hits a neckbreaker and a leg drop for a one count. Primo is tagged back in and he kicks Smith down. Primo applies a chin lock but Smith fights up and punches out. Smith goes into the ropes and eats a back elbow. Primo drops an elbow and gets a near fall.
Ryder is tagged back in and he continues working over Smith. Primo is tagged in and he comes off the top rope with a chop to the chest. Primo punches away but Smith is able to reverse a whip and hit a belly-to-belly suplex. Both men make tags and Young clotheslines Ryder down twice. Young ducks a clothesline and hits a back body drop. Young hits a gut buster and fights Primo off. Primo counters Smith, who runs in for the save, by pulling the top rope down. Young clotheslines him over the top rope and turns into the Rough Ryder. It’s academic from there.
Winners by Pinfall: Zack Ryder & Primo
Match Rating: * 1/4
Yoshi Tatsu will take on Tyson Kidd in our main event.
The Raw Rebound airs and Yoshi Tatsu makes his way to the ring.
Yoshi Tatsu vs. Tyson Kidd
Kidd gets a waist lock but Tatsu quickly breaks it and gets a waist lock of his own. Kidd wrenches the arm so Tatsu flips through the pressure and takes him down. Tatsu controls the arm but Kidd quickly comes back with a headlock takeover. Tatsu gets out of the headlock with a head-scissors but Kidd kips up out of it. Kidd gloats and turns to quickly duck a roundhouse. Kidd gets on the apron and slowly gets back in the ring. Kidd goes for the test of strength and kicks Tatsu. Kidd bends him back but Tatsu bridges. Tatsu hits a monkey flip and rolls over for a two count. Tatsu bridges but Kidd fights up. Tatsu kicks and chops away. Tatsu charges but gets dropped to the apron. Kidd catches the kick coming through the ropes and hits a dragon screw that sends Tatsu to the floor.
We come back from the break to see Kidd working over the injured leg. Tatsu kicks out of a leg bar but can’t capitalize. Tatsu fights up in the corner and Kidd bends the leg over the rope. Kidd continues working over the leg with knee drops and leg breakers. Tatsu punches so Kidd turns it into an Indian death lock. That’s a beautiful maneuver. Tatsu elbows out but Kidd continues working over the knee. Tatsu eventually kicks him and Kidd flies out of the ring. Kidd gets on the apron and goes for a springboard elbow drop but Tatsu moves.
Tatsu comes back with some chops and a nice spin kick to the midsection. Tatsu hits a northern lights suplex but couldn’t keep the bridge due to the leg injury. Tatsu goes to the top rope and goes for a flying wheel kick but Kidd moves. Kidd goes for a Sharpshooter but Tatsu gets an inside cradle for the win out of nowhere.
Winner by Pinfall: Yoshi Tatsu
Match Rating: * 1/2
Quick Match Results
JTG def. Chavo Guerrero
Chris Masters def. Curt Hawkins via Submission
Zack Ryder* & Primo def. David Hart Smith & Darren Young*
Yoshi Tatsu def. Tyson Kidd
Bump of the Night: David Hart Smith’s nasty powerbomb on Primo
Match of the Night: Yoshi Tatsu vs. Tyson Kidd * 1/2
What happened to Tyson Kidd’s little push he was getting on Raw? He was cutting promos, getting in backstage stare downs with Daniel Bryan, and he even had his own bodyguard but all that is done. The loss to Yoshi Tatsu, a perennial Superstars main eventer, doesn’t look good at all. Tyson Kidd could be good and they should give him another shot on Raw. The rest of the show featured matches with the usual Superstars suspects. None of them show any signs of leaving the show anytime soon. Frankly, a good majority of them will probably never leave and just eventually be future endeavored.
Final Rating: * 1/2
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