WWE Superstars
July 26, 2012
Report by: Jason Namako of Wrestleview.com

Hello everyone, and welcome to this week’s WWE Superstars recap.

If you all are ready, then since Adelitas Way is playing the intro, let’s get on with the show!

Sin Cara vs. Drew McIntyre

Lock-up and McIntyre with a waistlock takedown. Another lock-up and McIntyre backs Cara into the corner, but Cara goes up the ropes and takes down McIntyre. Cara charges and when McIntyre tries for a hiptoss, Cara springs off the ropes and takes McIntyre down with an armdrag. Cara then with a twisting armdrag, followed by a running dropkick that sends McIntyre out to the outside. McIntyre is furious as Cara tries for a slingshot plancha, but McIntyre catches him in mid-air. McIntyre then drives Cara’s shoulder into the apron out of a shoulderbreaker position.

Back in the ring, McIntyre gains a nearfall. McIntyre unloads with stomps in the corner on Cara, then pulls at Cara’s arm. McIntyre with an arm whip for a 1 count. McIntyre locks in a keylock as the crowd wills on Cara. Cara tries to break free, but McIntyre takes him down to the mat. Cara fights back with kicks to the head, followed by a headscissors takeover from a ground position. Cara charges, McIntyre misses a clothesline and Cara catches him with a back elbow. Cara goes to the middle rope and tries for a leaping rana, but McIntyre blocks it and then hits a Buckle Bomb on Cara. Cara is writhing in pain on the mat as McIntyre gains another nearfall. McIntyre with a series of leaping stomps to the injured arm, then locks in an armbar as the crowd again tries to will on Cara. Cara breaks free with a pair of kicks, then when McIntyre blocks another kick, Cara backflips to break free. However, McIntyre then comes right back with a clothesline for a 1 count. McIntyre gets another 1 count, then has words with the referee. McIntyre with a back suplex for another nearfall. McIntyre goes for a slam, but Cara rolls off his back. Cara goes off the ropes and spikes McIntyre with a tilt-a-whirl DDT for a close nearfall.

Crowd tries to will on Cara again as he rolls out onto the apron. McIntyre starts to go after him, but Cara drills him with an enziguri. Cara then hits a springboard rana, McIntyre misses another clothesline and Cara then nails him with a handspring elbow. Cara goes off the ropes again, maneuvers himself onto McIntyre and plants him with a facebuster for a nearfall. Cara fires himself up and hits McIntyre with a pair of kicks to the arm. Cara goes for another springboard, but McIntyre catches him in mid-air with a dropkick for a nearfall.

McIntyre goes for a powerbomb, but Cara counters it into a rana and hooks both legs for the victory.

Winner: Sin Cara by pinfall (Rana with a Roll-up)


Back from commercial, we go to a video highlighting what happened on “RAW 1000”.


Justin Gabriel & Tyson Kidd vs. Curt Hawkins & Tyler Reks

Gabriel & Hawkins will start things off. Hawkins tries to pull Gabriel to his corner, but Gabriel breaks away. Hawkins & Reks have words, then Gabriel takes Hawkins down with a side headlock takeover. Irish whip by Hawkins, but Gabriel knocks him down with a shoulder tackle. Gabriel goes off the ropes, cartwheels over Hawkins and then hits an armdrag into an armbar. Tag into Kidd, who hits a shoulder to the gut of Hawkins on the apron, followed by a slingshot O’Connor Roll for a nearfall. Tag into Gabriel, as he & Kidd hit a double Irish whip, double gut shot, double snapmare and finally a double kick to the chest for a nearfall. Hawkins comes back with a jawbreaker, then tags in Reks. Gabriel tries to fight his way out of the corner, but Reks pulls Gabriel out to the outside and then mows him over with a clothesline as we go to commercial.


Back from commercial as Hawkins with a snapmare on Gabriel, followed by a kick between the shoulderblades. Tag into Reks, who hits a knee to the back. Reks with an elbow to the back of the head, followed by a leaping kneedrop to the chest of Gabriel for a nearfall. Tag into Hawkins, who nails Gabriel with a gut shot. Hawkins with a suplex for a nearfall. Gabriel tries to fight back, but Hawkins regains the advantage. Tag into Reks, as Hawkins trips up Gabriel, followed by soccer kick to the gut by Reks. Reks taunts Gabriel, then knocks him down with a right hand. Reks taunts the crowd, then locks in a keylock as Kidd tries to will on his partner. Gabriel breaks free, then when Reks shoves him off the ropes, Gabriel sidesteps his backdrop attempt with a kick to the chest. However, Reks comes back with a clothesline. Tag into Hawkins, who hits a fistdrop to Gabriel. Tag into Reks, who stomps Gabriel before locking in a head and arm lock. Gabriel breaks free, then goes off the ropes. Reks catches him and goes for a slam, but Gabriel turns it into a headlock elbow drop.

Tag into Kidd, who nails Reks with a springboard missile dropkick. Kidd with a kick to the leg, followed by a spinning kick. Kidd with a spinning back kick to the gut, followed by going off the ropes and nailing Reks with a front dropkick to the side of Reks’s head. Hawkins comes in, but he gets nailed with a spinning kick. Reks charges in, but Kidd does his backflip kick where he goes onto the apron. Kidd fights off Hawkins, then pulls down the top rope so Gabriel can charge and connect with a somersault plancha to Hawkins on the outside. Reks charges in again, but is nailed with an enziguri by Kidd.

Kidd goes up top and hits the Blockbuster for the victory.

Winners: Justin Gabriel & Tyson Kidd by pinfall (Top Rope Blockbuster)


Main Event: “Long Island Iced Z” Zack Ryder vs. Michael McGillicutty

Crowd with a “Woo Woo Woo” chant for Ryder as he & McGillicutty lock-up, but McGillicutty with an armdrag. Another lock-up as McGillicutty backs Ryder into the corner. Ryder blocks a right hand from McGillicutty and nails him with a series of right hands. Irish whip by Ryder, reversed by McGillicutty, but Ryder catches McGillicutty with a faceplant. Ryder with a dropkick for a 1 count. Ryder grabs a hold of McGillicutty’s leg, but McGillicutty holds onto the ropes. McGillicutty kicks Ryder off, then hits a running club to the back of Ryder’s neck.

McGillicutty with a series of stomps, then sends Ryder into the corner. McGillicutty with a pair of gut shots, then chokes Ryder with his boot. McGillicutty shoves Ryder into the ropes, then catches him with a dropkick for a nearfall. McGillicutty locks in a chinlock as the crowd wills on Ryder. Ryder breaks free, but McGillicutty catches him with a Northern Lariat for another nearfall. McGillicutty rubs Ryder’s face into the mat, then talks trash. The crowd continues to will on Ryder as McGillicutty with a side backbreaker. McGillicutty goes up to the middle rope and hits a front elbow drop for another nearfall. McGillicutty rubs his forearm into Ryder’s face as he continues to talk trash. McGillicutty goes back to the chinlock, with his knee driven into Ryder’s back. The crowd again wills on Ryder as he tries to break free, but McGillicutty knocks him down with a club to the back. McGillicutty unloads with clubs to the back, then goes for a suplex, but Ryder counters out with a Hangmans style neckbreaker.

McGillicutty charges, but runs into a back elbow. McGillicutty then misses a clothesline as Ryder goes off the ropes and connects with a forearm. Ryder with a clothesline, followed by a one man flapjack. Ryder charges and connects with a running forearm, slumping McGillicutty into the corner. Ryder with a “Woo Woo Woo” as he charges and drills McGillicutty with the Broski Boot for a close nearfall. Ryder can’t believe it as he hits a right hand, followed by an Irish whip. However, McGillicutty counters it and drills Ryder with a Saito Suplex for a nearfall. McGillicutty now can’t believe it as he places Ryder on the top turnbuckle. McGillicutty talks more trash, constantly piefacing Ryder, but Ryder comes back with a slap to the face.

Ryder then leaps off the middle rope and hits the Rough Ryder for the victory.

Winner: “Long Island Iced Z” Zack Ryder by pinfall (2nd Rope Rough Ryder)

Ryder celebrates his victory as we close the show by seeing what happened in the main event of “RAW 1000” between CM Punk, John Cena, Big Show & The Rock before we go to credits.

This week on the Independent Roundtable:

  • Review of the 7/21 ROH TV
  • Internet PPV Review of Combat Zone Wrestling’s “New Heights” from last weekend, featuring Drake Younger vs. Sami Callihan in a 60 minute Iron Man match for the CZW Jr. Title
  • DVD Review of Ring of Honor’s “Battle of Richmond” from May 19th, featuring Charlie Haas vs. Jay Briscoe in a Lights Out match
  • Brief discussion of the 7/18 edition of WWE NXT, featuring the debut of the daughter of the late Eddie Guerrero, Raquel Diaz

    Plus the news of the week and much more!

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