“Yes, sir, we promised you a great main event…” The WWE video leads us into the show.
The Superstars video plays and we’re brought into the arena with a big fireworks display. Scott Stanford and Josh Mathews welcome us to the show. Our main event will be Jack Swagger taking on Trent Barreta. Really?
Natalya vs. Alicia Fox
They circle the ring and lock up. Natalya immediately takes her down with a monkey flip and gets a one count. Natalya hits a headlock takeover but Alicia gets out of the headlock with a head-scissors. Natalya kips up out of it and gets a side headlock applied. Alicia elbows out and whips her off but gets taken down by a shoulder block. Natalya goes into the ropes, over and under Alicia, and takes her down. Natalya goes for the Sharpshooter but Alicia gets to the ropes quickly. They lock up again and Natalya wrenches the arm. Natalya gets a wristlock applied but Alicia takes her down by the hair for a two count. Alicia forearms her and sends her to the corner but Natalya slingshots over her. Natalya applies a Mexican surfboard stretch. It’s a beautiful move but I’m not sure why the referee doesn’t count her shoulders on the mat. Natalya catches her on the apron and goes to suplex her into the ring but Alicia snaps her off the top rope.
Alicia clotheslines her down and gets a two count. Alicia hits a neckbreaker for another two count. Alicia holds the head down with her leg and pulls on her arms, looking for a submission. Alicia goes to the body scissors and slaps her in the face a few times. Natalya angrily powers her up but Alicia takes her down for another near fall. Natalya counters a back suplex by backing her to the corner. They then double clothesline each other down.
Alicia is the first to her feet but Natalya avoids the knee drop. Natalya slaps her hard and hits a nice double under-hook suplex. Natalya clotheslines her down and goes for a suplex… that is horribly botched. Alicia kicks out and goes for a belly-to-belly suplex but Natalya gets out and gets her in the Sharpshooter for the win.
Winner by Submission: Natalya
Match Rating: *
We’ll watch CM Punk vs. John Cena from Monday’s Raw next.
The 2-21-11 video airs. They then show the entire John Cena vs. CM Punk match from Raw. I’m didn’t think that match was that big a deal that it needed to be replayed in its entirety on Superstars. Whatever…
Jack Swagger will take on Trent Barreta in the main event. Once again – really?
The Great Khali w/ Ranjin Singh vs. The Usos
They try to attack him by getting him from both sides but that quickly backfires. Khali chops their chests and throws them into one another. They attack the knee but Khali pushes them away. They then hit a double superkick for a two count. Khali soon throws them off and clotheslines them down. Khali clotheslines them individually and Brain Chops one of them. Khali then body slams one onto another. Khali hits the Punjabi Plunge for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: The Great Khali
Match Rating: N/A
Matt Striker and Jack Korpela welcome us back to the show. They then show a video that hypes up the Elimination Chamber.
Tyler Reks makes his way to the ring. He’ll be in action next.
The announcers remind us that Tyler Reks attacked Curt Hawkins after they won a match last week tagging together.
Tyler Reks vs. Curt Hawkins
Reks pushes him and Hawkins pushes back. Reks immediately takes him down with a NASTY big boot. Reks bounces him in the corner and kicks him down hard. Reks hits a guillotine catapult into the bottom rope for a one count. Reks stomps him and applies the Kata-Ha-Jime but Hawkins fights out. Remember when that move used to kill guys? Hawkins whips him off and punches him a few times. Reks reverses a whip but Hawkins hits a flying forearm. Hawkins dropkicks him into the corner and splashes him. Hawkins hits a sit-out body slam for a near fall. Reks immediately powers him to the corner and goes for a running powerslam but Hawkins counters into an arm breaker.
Hawkins goes to the top rope but Reks crotches him up there. Reks punches and gets him on his shoulders on the second rope. Reks then drops Hawkins off and he hits the ropes hard! That’s a tough move to describe but I assure you it looked completely impressive. Reks then hits the Burning Hammer for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Tyler Reks
Match Rating: * 1/4 (Just for that one move)
Jack Swagger takes on Trent Barreta next.
Jack Swagger vs. Trent Barreta
They circle the ring and Swagger powers him into the corner. Swagger then viciously takes him down twice. Barreta reverses the third one into a roll up for a two count. Barreta ducks some clotheslines and gets a schoolboy for another two count. Swagger punches away at him in the corner and throws him across the ring. Swagger picks him up and tosses him across the ring again. Swagger hits a Vader Bomb for a two count. Swagger applies a wristlock but Barreta fights up. Barreta punches out and counters a flapjack into a dropkick. Barreta kicks him in the face, counters a back suplex, and goes for an enzuigiri but Swagger ducks. Swagger applies the Ankle Lock and Barreta taps.
Winner by Submission: Jack Swagger
Match Rating: 1/4 *
I believe any company that puts a show out should want their audience feeling happy at the end of it. I’m legit pissed off after watching this crap.
Quick Match Results
Natalya def. Alicia Fox via Submission
The Great Khali def. The Usos
Tyler Reks def. Curt Hawkins
Jack Swagger def. Trent Barreta via Submission
Bump of the Night: That nasty move onto the ropes that Reks did to Barreta!
Match of the Night: Tyler Reks vs. Curt Hawkins * 1/2
This may be the most embarrassing edition of Superstars I’ve ever covered. The divas match was the longest match of the night. The three matches that followed it, combined, were barely longer than the divas match was. Most of the matches left me scratching my head. That “main event” doesn’t even deserve the title, they buried The Usos for no reason other than they hate tag teams, and on a show that’s taped they didn’t have Natalya and Alicia Fox go back and redo the suplex they botched so blatantly. The only bright moment on the show was the final twenty seconds of the Tyler Reks match. Sometimes I seriously ponder how WWE can be proud of itself putting garbage like Superstars and NXT out there for the world to see. It boggles my mind sometimes.
Final Rating: 1/2 *
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