?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 some pyro. Todd Grisham and Matt Striker welcome us to the show. Our Main Event will be MVP vs. Jack Swagger.
Cryme Tyme vs. Mike Knox & Dolph Ziggler
It?ll be JTG starting out against Dolph Ziggler. They lock up and JTG drags him down. Ziggler ducks a clothesline, they both leap frog one another, and JTG hits a flipping shoulder block. JTG is held back by the referee. Ziggler wants a test of strength and kicks JTG. Why do faces always fall for that? Ziggler hits a fireman’s carry takeover for a one count. Ziggler tags in Mike Knox, who clubs at JTG and hits a short-arm clothesline. Knox drops some knees and chokes JTG with his knee. Ziggler is tagged in and he kicks JTG. Ziggler hits some big right hands before hitting a snapmare and a rolling neck snapper. That gets Ziggler a two count.
Ziggler locks on a chin lock but JTG quickly gets out, flips over Ziggler and tags in Shad Gaspard. Shad hits a pair of clotheslines before sending him to the corner and hitting a back elbow. Shad whips him to the other corner and hits a nice T-Bone Suplex. Shad goes for a powerslam but Knox tags in on Ziggler’s foot. Shad drops Ziggler on the top rope and turns around to get ANNIHILATED by Knox’s Cross-Body Block! Both men are down as we go to commercial.
We come back from the break to see Shad trapped in an inverted camel clutch by Ziggler. Shad fights up but Ziggler knees him and dropkicks him in the knee for a two count. Shad has a haircut. He shaved his head. Knox is tagged in and he hits a big splash for a near fall. Shad punches away at Knox but Knox fights back with some punches. Knox locks on a bear hug. Shad elbows out but Knox knees him down. Knox kicks Shad in his corner and tags in Ziggler. Ziggler hits a knee to the face and covers for a two count. Ziggler hits a bunch of elbow drops before tagging in Knox.
Knox comes in and knees Shad in the back a few times. Knox locks on a rear chin lock. Shad fights up and elbows out. Shad punches away at Knox and goes into the ropes but Knox hits an AMAZING dropkick for a near fall! Wow! Knox tags Ziggler in and he kicks at Shad. Ziggler hits a big elbow drop for a near fall. Ziggler locks the inverted camel clutch back on. Shad gets up with Ziggler on his back and he flips Ziggler off him. Ziggler gets up and gets clotheslined down by Shad.
JTG and Knox are tagged in. JTG ducks a clothesline and punches Knox around. Knox pushes JTG and eats another punch. Knox whips JTG into the corner and charges but JTG moves. JTG dropkicks him into the corner and gets the crowd into it. JTG hits the Mug Shot for a near fall broken up by Ziggler. Ziggler kicks Shad down and concentrates on JTG. Shad recovers and hits Thugnificent. Knox clotheslines him over the top rope. Knox charges at JTG but he moves and hits the Shout Out for the win!
Winners by Pinfall: Cryme Tyme
Match Rating: ** ?
The Marine 2 trailer plays. This looks really bad. So the bad guys are fighting the spread of Western Civilization and they fight it by using Western weaponry? Are you kidding me?
Vance Archer is walking backstage. He?ll be in action next.
Did you know fans from all fifty states and twenty-two countries have already purchased tickets to WrestleMania 26?
Josh Mathews and Byron Saxton welcome us back to the show. I like ECW’s new ring announcer. She’s much easier on the ears than the other failure.
Vance Archer vs. Tommy Dreamer
Charles Robinson, my favorite referee, is in charge of the match. They lock up and Archer immediately powers Dreamer to the corner. Archer knees him in the midsection and punches him around. Archer whips him into the ropes and goes for a hip toss but Dreamer counters into an attempt of his own. Archer simply face plants him. Archer kicks at him but Dreamer soon comes back with a dropkick to the knee. Dreamer goes into the ropes and runs into a knee to the midsection. Archer hits some kicks and drops some elbows. Archer punches at the arm and gets a one count. What’s with the tramp stamp?
Archer locks on a grounded bear hug. Dreamer elbows out and goes for a sunset flip but Archer doesn?t go down. Archer punches him and hits a leg drop. Archer continues punching the body for a one count. Archer punches him before whipping him into the ropes and delivering a back elbow. Archer covers for a one count. Archer locks on a bear hug but Dreamer soon punches out. Archer simply hits a belly-to-belly suplex for a two count. Archer continues punching him before putting him in the corner and hitting some shoulder thrusts. Archer sends him to the opposite corner and charges but Dreamer moves. Dreamer punches and hits the ten punches. Archer pushes him off but Dreamer ducks a clothesline and hits a bulldog.
Dreamer picks him up but Archer punches. Archer goes for a slam but Dreamer counters into a Dreamer DDT for a near fall when Archer gets a foot on the rope. Dreamer goes up top and goes for a frog splash but Archer moves. Archer hits a big clothesline and waits for Dreamer to get up. Archer clotheslines him in the corner and hits a big boot. Archer taunts the crowd and hits a big snap reverse DDT for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Vance Archer
Match Rating: * ?
Wow ? he’s undefeated on ECW AND Superstars!
Still to come tonight is MVP vs. Jack Swagger.
A video hyping the new WWE Champion Sheamus plays. They did such poor follow-up on him that I?d nearly forgotten he was champion.
Michael Cole and Jerry ?The King? Lawler welcome us back. They then bring us into the Raw Rebound. Raw was a travesty.
Jack Swagger’s music hits and he makes his way to the ring. He’s in action next.
Jack Swagger vs. MVP
They take some time before locking up. Swagger powers him to the corner and backs up to taunt the crowd. They lock up again and MVP powers him to the corner. MVP taunts Swagger. Swagger charges into a clothesline and MVP punches away at him. MVP bounces his face off the turnbuckle and sends him sternum first to the opposite corner. Swagger comes back with a huge big boot and he locks MVP in a front face lock. MVP fights up and whips him off. Swagger goes over MVP and gets hip tossed. MVP hits a body slam and drops a forearm for a two count.
MVP hits a suplex and floats over into a two count. MVP kicks Swagger in the corner and hits some punches. Swagger kicks and smashes his face off the turnbuckle. Swagger whips MVP into the corner but MVP slingshots over and clotheslines him. MVP has a whip reversed and Swagger knees him. Swagger throws him over the top rope but MVP skins the cat back in. Swagger then clotheslines him out of the ring again. We?ll take a break here.
We come back from the break to see MVP locked a hammerlock. During the break Swagger sent him into the barricade. MVP fights up and elbows out. MVP gets a hammerlock on so Swagger kicks out. Swagger gets an inside cradle but MVP is on the ropes. Swagger kicks away at MVP and clubs away. Swagger puts a hammerlock back on. I?m so tired of the obligatory five minutes of rest holds in matches. Swagger clubs and sends MVP shoulder first into the corner. Swagger then goes outside and uses the apron to put some more hurt on the arms. Swagger then gets back in and uses the ropes to stretch him. Swagger locks on a grounded wrist lock. MVP fights up but he gets kneed. Swagger sends MVP into the ropes but lowers his head and eats a kick. MVP then goes into the ropes and gets clotheslined down for a near fall. Michael Cole asked when was the last time we saw MVP get dominated like this. It happens on a weekly basis.
Swagger puts a hammerlock on and goes to push him to the corner but MVP gets out. Swagger charges into a back body drop. MVP ducks a clothesline and hits some punches. MVP whips him into the ropes and clotheslines him down. MVP hits a back elbow and a face buster. MVP pumps the crowd up and hits the BALLIN? Elbow Drop. Swagger rolls out of the ring. Swagger grabs MVP’s arm and snaps it off the top rope. Swagger goes for the Gutwrench Powerbomb but MVP reverses. Swagger clotheslines him down for a near fall. Swagger goes for a Vader Bomb but MVP slams him off the second rope for a near fall. Swagger goes for a powerslam but MVP slides off and sends him to the corner. MVP hits a Drive-By Kick and then the Playmaker for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: MVP
Match Rating: **
MVP celebrates his big win as the show ends.
Quick Match Results
Cryme Tyme def. Mike Knox* & Dolph Ziggler
Vance Archer def. Tommy Dreamer
MVP def. Jack Swagger
Bump of the Night: Mike Knox hitting a HUGE dropkick!
Match of the Night: Cryme Tyme vs. Knox and Ziggler ** ?
This wasn?t a bad edition of Superstars. I really enjoyed the opening match. Even though the pairing was strange, Knox and Ziggler were great in this, especially Knox. This guy just continues to impress me with his repertoire. There’s nothing he can?t do. How can creative not get behind this guy in a big way? He should be WWE Champion! Anyone can do it now! The rest of the show was ok at best.
Does anyone else watch Superstars on WGN HD and experience the same choppiness I do? It’s so annoying. Every thirty seconds it chops and it’s happened since the beginning!
Final Rating: **
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