We?re feeling invincible tonight as the Superstars video plays. We?re brought into the arena to the sounds of Jack Swagger’s music and Michael Cole’s voice. He and Jerry ?The King? Lawler welcome us to the show. Our Main Event will be Cryme Tyme and R-Truth taking on The Hart Dynasty and Mike Knox.
Jack Swagger vs. Primo
They circle the ring before Swagger gets a waist lock takedown. Swagger rolls him on the mat and takes him down again, never releasing the waist lock. Swagger slaps him in the back of the head and taunting him. Primo responds with a punch, ducks a clothesline, and hits a nice monkey flip. Primo hits a shoulder in the corner and goes for the ten punches but Swagger pushes him off. Primo dropkicks him in the knee and then in the face for a two count. Primo sits on the arm and then gets an arm bar on. Swagger fights up and whips him off only to get a sunset flip for a two count. Swagger quickly pops up and runs into an arm drag. Primo holds for another arm bar. Swagger fights up and knees out.
Swagger clubs him down before whipping him into the corner. Primo tries to slingshot over him but Swagger catches him on the shoulder. Swagger smashes him into the turnbuckle and then powerslams him. Swagger hits his Vader Bomb for a near fall. Swagger chokes him on the bottom rope for a few seconds before taking him to the middle of the ring and wrenching the neck. Swagger has the hold on for a bit before releasing it to club his chest. Swagger drags him to the middle again and drops two elbows and a leg for a near fall. Swagger gets a front face lock and clubs Primo a few times. Primo gets out with a jawbreaker but Swagger ducks his clothesline and clotheslines him in the back of the head for a near fall. Swagger stomps him before taunting the crowd. Swagger takes some time before attempting a leg drop and he misses.
Primo avoids Swagger charging in the corner and springboards off the top rope with a chop. Primo hits a back elbow, a clothesline, does a cartwheel, and hits a dropkick for a near fall. Primo springboards off the second rope but Swagger catches him. Primo is able to wriggle out and roll him up for a near fall. Primo ducks a clothesline but can?t avoid a big boot. Swagger hits his Gutwrench Powerbomb and it’s academic from here. The winning streak continues? for singles matches.
Winner by Pinfall: Jack Swagger
Match Rating: * ?
Another mind-numbing ?Ask the Divas? segment plays. It gets more brutal as the week goes on. Speaking of Divas, Kelly Kelly is seen walking backstage. She?ll be in action next.
Kelly Kelly vs. Alicia Fox
They lock up and Fox quickly twists the arm before taking her down by the hair. Kelly fights up, climbs up the ropes, back flips out, and arm drags her. Fox fights back and whips her to the corner but Kelly slingshots over, back flips, and hits a dropkick for a one count. They trade punches until Kelly goes into the ropes and gets a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for a two count. Fox tries again for the same result. Fox kicks her and locks on a chin lock. Kelly fights up so Fox tries a body slam but Kelly slides down and rolls her up for a two count. Fox hits a forearm and walks around taunting. Fox locks on a chin lock again. Kelly fights up and elbows but Fox throws her over the top rope. Kelly tries to skin the cat but Fox kicks her.
Kelly shoulders her from the apron and gets a sunset flip for a near fall. Kelly avoids Fox and hits a spinning head-scissors takeover. Kelly hits a pair of clotheslines and a hurricanrana pin for a near fall. Kelly hits some punches and whips her to the corner. Kelly goes for her handspring back elbow but Fox knees her in the back. Fox hits her Scissors Kick for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Alicia Fox
Match Rating: *
Backstage The Hart Dynasty is talking strategy with Mike Knox. Knox is a weird dude.
Did you know last month over 100 million photos of WWE Divas were viewed on WWE.com? Wait ? there’s a 100 million photos of Diva’s on WWE.com? That’s grammatically incorrect! Someone call Mr. V. to teach them a lesson!
We?re welcomed back to the show by Josh Mathews and Byron Saxton. This will be ECW’s contribution to the show.
Zack Ryder vs. Tyler Reks
They circle the ring and lock up. Reks gets a quick side headlock and Ryder whips him off only to get shoulder blocked. Reks twists the arm and pulls him in for a shoulder block. Reks repeats the move with success. Ryder tries to punch back but Reks wrenches the arm. Ryder gets to the corner and gets a cheap shot. Ryder punches away and gets surprised by a dropkick that takes him out of the ring. Reks tries for a baseball slide but Ryder sidesteps him and big boots him down. Ryder punches him on the floor and throws him in the ring.
Ryder kicks him in the head and punches him around. Ryder bounces his head in the corner and kicks him right in the face. Ryder brings him to the center of the ring and gets a two count. Ryder locks on a chin lock ? woo, woo, woo. Reks fights up and back suplexes him. Reks comes back with punches until Ryder hits a kick. Ryder sends him into the ropes and Reks clotheslines him. Reks hits a back elbow and an inverted suplex for a two count. Reks punches him but the whip is reversed. Reks slides on his knees and punches him in the midsection before face planting him. Reks drops an elbow for a near fall. Reks sends him to the corner and runs into a boot. Ryder hits the Zack Attack for the win. That was a three minute match but felt like twenty.
Winner by Pinfall: Zack Ryder
Match Rating: * ?
I?m sorry but ECW’s new ring announcer Lauren Mayhew really sucks. Her voice sounds like nails on a chalkboard.
Still to come tonight is R-Truth and Cryme Tyme taking on The Hart Dynasty and Mike Knox.
A Superstars video airs for Big Show. It’s pretty good ? they really highlighted his nasty spears.
Todd Grisham and Matt Striker welcome us back to the show. They bring us to a recap of the Bragging Rights match, which Smackdown won.
R-Truth’s music hits and he makes his way to the ring from the stage. Wait ? his lyrics go ?You can get with this or you can get with that but you better get with this because this is where it’s at.? He gives you the option to get with whatever you want but then tells you that you better get with him. Is that a threat? He’s in action next with Cryme Tyme.
R-Truth & Cryme Tyme vs. The Hart Dynasty & Mike Knox
It?ll be Tyson Kidd starting out against JTG. They lock up and JTG gets a side headlock before hitting a takeover. Kidd kips out of that and screams wildly and hilariously. They circle the ring and lock up. Kidd pushes him against the ropes and knees him in the midsection. Kidd whips him but lowers his head and eats an uppercut. JTG kicks him and hits a double arm neckbreaker for a one count. JTG gets a side headlock back on but Kidd elbows out. JTG whips him into the ropes but Kidd holds on and tags in Mike Knox.
They lock up and Knox quickly gets a side headlock, really cinching it in. JTG tries to punch out but Knox head-butts him. Knox pushes him into the ropes but runs into a punch. JTG then tags in Shad. Shad comes in with punches. Shad has a whip reversed on him but he’s able to duck a clothesline and hit a shoulder block that doesn?t take him down. Shad goes into the ropes and runs into a boot to the stomach. Knox slams him down and works him over with punches. Knox locks on a knee to the back chin lock. Shad fights up and tries to punch out but Knox knees him and throws him out of the ring. We?ll take a commercial break here.
We come back from the break to see Knox locked in an arm bar by Shad. During the commercial break Shad sent Knox into the ring post and shoulder blocked him down on the outside. In the ring Knox fights up but Shad shoulder him a few times. Knox eventually powers him to his corner and David Hart Smith tags in. He and Knox whip Shad hard into their corner. Smith goes for a back suplex but Shad explodes and punches everyone. Kidd kicks Shad in the back of the head and Smith hits a big back suplex for a near fall. Smith sits on the back and locks on a camel clutch (Sheiky Baby!). Shad eventually fights up and elbows out. Smith cuts him off with an elbow to the back of the neck and a snapmare. Kidd is tagged back in and he kicks him in the back of the head. Knox is tagged back in and he hits a big splash for a near fall. Knox whips Shad hard to the corner and locks on a bear hug. Shad elbows out but Knox knees and punches him. Knox knocks JTG off the apron and goes for a clothesline, which Shad ducks, and Knox gets dropped with a back drop.
Kidd and R-Truth are tagged in. R-Truth hits some punches and knocks everyone off the apron. R-Truth ducks a clothesline and hits some more punches. Kidd whips him to the corner but R-Truth slingshots over, cartwheels, and hits a hip toss for a two count. Mike Knox then takes him out with a bicycle kick. Shad runs in and punches him but Knox ducks a clothesline. Knox then clotheslines Shad over the top rope. JTG runs in and throws Knox over the top rope. JTG goes into the ropes and eats a big boot from Smith. R-Truth then gets Smith out of the ring. R-Truth rolls up Kidd for a two count and Kidd gets him for a two count. R-Truth ducks a clothesline and hits a Lie Detector for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: R-Truth & Cryme Tyme
Match Rating: **
Cryme Tyme and R-Truth celebrate while Mike Knox and the Hart Dynasty walk up the ramp defeated.
Quick Match Results
Jack Swagger def. Primo
Alicia Fox def. Kelly Kelly
Zack Ryder def. Tyler Reks
R-Truth* & Cryme Tyme def. The Hart Dynasty & Mike Knox
Bump of the Night: Shad taking Knox down on the outside!
Match of the Night: The Six Man Tag **
There’s not much to say tonight other than we?ve seen this episode of Superstars recycled over and over throughout the months. Usually we start it off with a Raw squash or Diva match (in this case we got both), Zack Ryder vs. Tyler Reks Part 1,163, and we end it with some form of Cryme Tyme vs. The Hart Dynasty. Boring! What else have they got for us? Superstars is getting generic and lazy. It’s become just another show. Oh well ? hopefully it?ll improve next week.
Final Rating: * ?
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