WWE Superstars
March 24, 2011
Columbus, OH/Pittsburgh, PA
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 intro video plays and we’re brought into the arena with some fireworks. It was pretty hilarious to see a whole row of people get the crap scared out of them by the boom. Jack Korpela and Matt Striker welcome us to the show. Tonight’s main event comes from Raw. It’ll be Daniel Bryan and Gail Kim taking on Tyson Kidd and Melina.

Tyler Reks vs. Chris Masters

They take their time before locking up. Reks attempts to take him down but Masters gets a front face lock applied. Masters gets whipped off but he shoulder blocks Reks down. Reks backs up and recoups. Reks punches and takes him down with a headlock. Masters fights to his feet and whips him off. Reks shoulder blocks him down and goes back into the ropes. Masters quickly pops up and throws Reks over the top rope. Reks throws a fit before getting back in the ring. Masters ducks a clothesline and hits a big diving shoulder tackle. Masters goes for the Masterlock but Reks blocks it.

Reks hits a chop block and starts working on the knee. They trade punches with Reks coming out on top. Reks charges but Masters back body drops him over the top rope. We’ll take a break here.

-Commercial Break-

We come back from the break to see Reks working over the injured left leg with stretches. Masters is still injured from the ankle lock applied by Jack Swagger on Smackdown. Reks slams the knee down on the mat and punches him in the corner. Reks hits a short-arm clothesline for a near fall. Reks smashes the knee off the mat and kicks him in the face. Reks stomps on the leg and drops a knee on it. Masters tries to fight back but Reks knees him in the back. Reks applies another leg lock but eventually Masters kicks him off. Masters gets a schoolboy for a two count.

Masters comes back with a back elbow and chops the chest. Reks kicks him and goes into the ropes but runs right into a Samoan Drop. Both men are down. Masters fights to his feet and kicks Reks in the face. Masters goes to the second rope and hits a diving shoulder block. Masters clotheslines him down and hits a spinebuster for a near fall. Masters chops the chest and goes to whip him to the corner but Reks reverses it. Reks hits a flatliner for a near fall. Reks grabs the injured leg and goes for a clothesline but Masters counters into a Masterlock. The referee calls the match.

Winner by Knockout: Chris Masters
Match Rating: * 1/2

A video package highlights the vicious beat down The Corre gave Big Show and Kane on Smackdown last Friday. They then announce that Wade Barrett will challenge Kofi Kingston for the Intercontinental Championship on Smackdown tomorrow night.

Daniel Bryan and Gail Kim taking on Tyson Kidd and Melina is our main event.

-Commercial Break-

WrestleMania is 10 days away. I CAN’T WAIT!

Scott Stanford and Josh Mathews welcome us back to the show. This is the Raw portion of Superstars.

The Great Khali & Yoshi Tatsu vs. The Usos

The Great Khali’s ribs are heavily taped up from the assault by The Miz a week and a half ago on Raw. Yoshi will start out against Jimmy, I believe. Yoshi gets a side headlock applied. Jimmy whips him off but misses a big boot. Yoshi chops the chest and boots him in the face. Yoshi rolls him up for a two count. Yoshi hits a pair of arm drags but Jimmy soon stomps him down. Yoshi rolls outside the ring and Jey takes him out. Jimmy throws him back in the ring for a one count. Jey tags in and he punches away at Yoshi. Jimmy tags back and he head-butts Yoshi in the ribs for a two count. Jimmy applies a neck vice but Yoshi soon fights up. Jimmy elbows him down and tags in his brother. Jey hits a sidekick to the midsection and he gloats a bit. Jey hits a body slam but Yoshi avoids a leg drop.

Jimmy quickly gets tagged in and prevents Yoshi from making the tag. Yoshi quickly hits a wheel kick and tags in Khali. Khali pushes Jimmy and chops him down a few times. Khali signals for the Punjabi Plunge but Jey stops him. Khali pushes him away and Yoshi kicks him in the head. Khali then hits the Punjabi Plunge on Jimmy for the win.

Winners by Pinfall: The Great Khali & Yoshi Tatsu
Match Rating: *

Khali and Yoshi dance in the ring in celebration. Daniel Bryan and Gail Kim will take on Tyson Kidd and Melina in the main event.

-Commercial Break-

They show the video where the WWE Superstars and legends talk about Triple H and the Undertaker’s upcoming WrestleMania match. I’m sorry but so many of their comments seem so forced.

Daniel Bryan makes his way to the ring with his girlfriend Gail Kim. They’ll take on Tyson Kidd and Melina next.

-Commercial Break-

Daniel Bryan & Gail Kim vs. Tyson Kidd & Melina

Gail and Melina lock up and Melina gets her to the corner. Melina forearms her but Gail quickly comes back. Gail gets a sunset flip for a two count. Gail hits a nice neckbreaker and tags in Bryan. She gets on his shoulders and he slams her on Melina. Per the rules of an inter-gender match (barring Raw’s match) Tyson Kidd has to enter the ring. Gail Kim dropkicks him and Bryan gets a two count over him. Bryan works over the arm but Kidd comes back with a nice dropkick to the face. Kidd punches away at him in the corner and hits a snapmare. Kidd kicks him in the back for a two count.

Kidd applies a chin lock but Bryan fights up. Bryan punches out and forearms him in the face. Bryan uppercuts him down and hits a snapmare. Bryan kicks him in the back and covers for a two count. Bryan applies an arm bar but Kidd fights up and backs him to the corner. Kidd punches away at him and Melina chokes him when the ref’s back is turned. Kidd chokes Bryan with his boot and elbows him in the back of the neck. Kidd elbows him in the face and drops a knee on the face. Kidd goes for a Sharpshooter but Bryan counters into a LeBell Lock attempt but Kidd gets to the ropes. Melina gets in the ring and slaps Bryan. Gail quickly gets Melina out of the ring. Bryan hits a running knee to the chest off the apron and Gail hits a cross-body on Melina on the outside! They hug as we go to commercial.

-Commercial Break-

We come back from the break to see Bryan plant Kidd in the corner. Bryan kicks him in the chest and head-butts him down. Bryan continues kicking him. Bryan sends him into the ropes but Kidd holds on and tags in Melina. Gail has to come in and she kicks away at Melina. Gail hits a clothesline for a two count. Gail stretches Melina’s leg over her neck in a modified single leg crab. Melina kicks her away but runs into a back elbow. Melina ducks over a springboard cross-body and gets some offense in.

Melina chokes her on the ropes, screaming like a banshee. Melina gets a two count for her efforts. Melina goes for her finisher but Gail gets out of it. Melina hits some stupid big boot where she goes into a split for no reason other than to show off her flexibility, and gets a two count. Melina uses her legs to apply a full nelson. Gail eventually counters out and gets a submission applied. Gail then rolls her up for a two count. They then both charge and grab their hair, slamming themselves to the mat.

Bryan and Kidd are tagged in. Bryan hits a dropkick and a running elbow for a two count. Bryan sends him to the ropes but lowers his head and eats a kick. Bryan kicks him down and goes to the top rope but Melina crotches him. Gail stops her from doing more damage and Bryan gets the best of Kidd. Bryan and Gail hit stereo missile dropkicks. Bryan then applies the LeBell Lock for the win.

Winners by Submission: Daniel Bryan & Gail Kim
Match Rating: ** 1/4

Daniel Bryan and Gail Kim celebrate their win in the ring while Melina and Tyson Kidd sadly make their way up the ramp.

Quick Match Results

Chris Masters def. Tyler Reks via KO
The Great Khali & Yoshi Tatsu def. The Usos
Daniel Bryan & Gail Kim def. Tyson Kidd & Melina via Submission

Bump of the Night: Gail hitting a top rope cross-body on Melina on the outside!
Match of the Night: Bryan and Gail vs. Kidd and Melina ** 1/4

Mike’s Thoughts

This wasn’t a bad edition of Superstars. We had two pretty good matches and an excellent main event. I still think Gail Kim is a bit of a spot monkey but every now and then she clicks in the ring with her opponent and tonight was the night. It doesn’t hurt that the two divas had an excellent supporting cast in Daniel Bryan and Tyson Kidd. If Kidd didn’t look so damn goofy he’d be a really decent heel in WWE. The guy can really go in the ring.

How many more times can we see Chris Masters and Tyler Reks fight? Seriously, it’s ridiculous. I have to give them props, though. They’ve wrestled each other a million times now and they do manage to put out a decent match nearly every time.

Final Rating: ** 1/2

E-Mail – MikeyT817@hotmail.com

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