WWE Superstars
August 13, 2009
Calgary/Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Report by: Mike Tedesco of WrestleView.com

Welcome. Ladies and gentlemen you are reading about the shortest running weekly episodic television program on the WWE’s weekly line-up.

?Yes, sir, we promised you a great main event?? The WWE video leads us into the show.

The WWE Superstars video plays and we?re brought into the arena with a great pyrotechnics display. This is the first edition of Superstars that’s north of the border. Todd Grisham and Jim Ross welcome us to the show. This will be Smackdown’s contribution to the show. John Morrison makes his way to the ring and they promote that he?ll be taking on CM Punk tomorrow night on Smackdown. That?ll be a great one.

David Hart Smith makes his way to the ring with Natalya and they get a tremendous pop from the Calgary crowd. This is nostalgia right here. It almost looks like his father is making his way to the ring.

John Morrison vs. David Hart Smith

The match begins and they circle the ring. They lock up and Smith quickly pushes Morrison into the ropes. They circle the ring again and lock up. This time Morrison gets a waist lock on. Smith counters into a hammerlock and Morrison quickly counters that into one of his own. Smith gets out of that with a back elbow before twisting the arm and wrenching it over his shoulder. Smith then takes Morrison down with a hammerlock fireman’s carry. That was beautiful. Smith keeps the arm bar on. Morrison fights up but Smith just wrenches the arm again. Morrison twists into one of his own and takes Smith down with a double leg that’s met with boos. I love it! Smith goes to the apron and seeks council from Natalya.

They circle the ring again. Morrison goes for a lock up but Smith stuns him with a kick and elbows him down a few times to a great reception. Smith gets a side headlock on but Morrison slams him off. Morrison fires back with forearms and stuns him with a kick. Morrison goes into the ropes, rolls over his back, and takes him down with an arm drag. The crowd does not like this. I love the hometown crowds. Morrison hits another arm drag and locks on an arm bar. Smith powers up and backs him into the corner.

Smith takes him down with some powerful right hands and kicks him. Smith hits a European Uppercut and elbows him in the face for a near fall. Smith sends Morrison into the ropes but Morrison slides through his legs and back elbows him. Morrison hits some punches, ducks a clothesline, and hits a dropsault. Smith rolls out of the ring as Morrison taunts the crowds to jeers. Morrison goes to the top rope and wants to fly off but Natalya is standing in front of Smith. We?ll take a break here.

-Commercial Break-

We come back from the break to see Smith whip Morrison into the corner and run right into a back elbow. Morrison goes to the second rope and jumps off but Smith catches him in his arms, puts him down, and goes for a suplex. Morrison counters but landing on his feet and gets a waist lock but Smith back elbows him off. Smith hits a short-arm clothesline and covers for a near fall. Smith locks on a seated chin lock. Morrison powers up, backs him into the corner, and snapmares him off. Smith gets up and charges Morrison but Morrison slips through the ropes and shoulders him in the midsection.

Morrison goes to the top rope but Smith cuts him off and hits a top rope superplex! That was a nice one. Smith covers for a near fall. Smith picks Morrison up and sends him into the ropes but lowers his head and eats a kick. They now trade punches and the audience is very vocal during this. Smith blocks a kick and Morrison counters that with a pele kick. Morrison then hits a clothesline and a jumping back heel kick. Morrison taunts and hits a standing shooting star press for a near fall! Morrison has a whip into the corner reversed on him so he tries to slingshot over him but Smith catches him on his shoulder. Smith goes for his father’s Running Powerslam but Morrison slips off and gets a school boy for a two count. Smith takes Morrison down and hits a jackknife pin but Morrison powers up and goes for the backslide. Smith doesn?t go for it. Morrison ducks a clothesline but can?t avoid a powerslam that gets Smith a near fall.

Smith mounts Morrison and punches him a few times in the forehead. Morrison avoids a leg drop and goes for his running knee but Smith ducks that and school boys him for a near fall. Morrison hits another pele kick that takes Smith right down. Morrison pulls him into position and goes for Starship Pain but Smith cuts him off on the top rope. Smith goes for a German Suplex but Morrison back flips and lands on his feet! Smith charges Morrison in the corner but Morrison moves and this the Flying Chuck! Morrison moves him into position and hits Starship Pain for the win! This was a great match!

Winner by Pinfall: John Morrison
Match Rating: ** ?

John Morrison even gets some cheers despite the fact that he beat the hometown boy.

We get a look at WWE.com’s ?Ask the Divas.? The Divas give some bad advice on how to get rid of a girl you don?t like.

Still to come tonight is our Main Event which is Carlito and Rosa Mendes taking on Kofi Kingston and Mickie James. Backstage the extraordinarily pale Sheamus is making his way toward the ring.

-Commercial Break-

Did you know last month, WWE.com had more unique visitors, visits, and page views than NASCAR.com, SI.com, NHL.com, UFC.com, and NFL.com? It literally says in the title WWE.com Rocks. Desperado!

Josh Mathews and Matt Striker welcome us back to the show. This will be ECW’s contribution to the show. As Goldust makes his way to the ring we see him being defeated by Sheamus. Sheamus then talked trash about Goldust after the match and Goldust viciously attacked him.

Goldust vs. Sheamus

The match begins and they quickly lock up but Sheamus just as quickly breaks Goldust off him. They lock up again and Sheamus does the same thing. They lock up a third time and this time Goldust gets a side headlock but he doesn?t have it on for long as Sheamus powers him up and pushes him off. They lock up again and tussle to the corner and on to the ropes until Sheamus pushes Goldust off into the ropes. Goldust responds by charging back with a push and Sheamus pushes him right back. Goldust and Sheamus trade blows until Sheamus cuts him off with a kick and a club to the back. Sheamus elbows him in the back of the neck and his pale skin is turning red.

Sheamus has Goldust in the corner where he drives some forearms into Goldust’s back. The referee admonishes him and Goldust stuns him with a back elbow. Goldust then viciously punches Sheamus down in the corner. Goldust sends him into the ropes but Sheamus holds on and slides out of the ring. Sheamus then goes into the crowd. We?re left wondering if he?ll get counted out or what as we go to commercial.

-Commercial Break-

We come back from the break to see Goldust locked in a seated abdominal stretch. During the break Goldust was bringing Sheamus back into the ring but when Goldust reached the top of the stairs Sheamus pushed him off and Goldust landed chest first on the steel stairs! Back in live action Goldust powers up and tries to punch out but Sheamus cuts him off with a knee to the midsection. Sheamus whips Goldust sternum first into the corner and takes him out with an Irish Hammer for a near fall.

Sheamus punches Goldust in the midsection and hits a gut buster for a near fall. Sheamus whips Goldust into the corner and runs right into a boot in the face. Goldust climbs the turnbuckle but Sheamus punches him off and he falls to the outside! Sheamus goes to the outside and drops Goldust face first on the barricade. Sheamus throws him back in the ring and covers for a near fall. Sheamus drops some nasty elbows for another near fall. Sheamus locks on a version of the sleeper hold and has it in for a bit until Goldust powers up at the will of the fans and punches him off.

Goldust punches Sheamus and sends him into the ropes, hitting an inverted atomic drop. Goldust goes into the ropes and hits a running kick. Goldust then goes for a big splash but Sheamus gets his knees up and covers Goldust for a near fall. Sheamus kicks Goldust while the audience chants for Goldust. Sheamus sends him into the ropes but Goldust ducks a pair of clotheslines and hits a running bulldog! Goldust hits some punches and takes him down with a pair of clotheslines. Goldust has a whip reversed on him but Sheamus lowers his head and Goldust uppercuts him. Goldust clotheslines him in the corner and goes for a whip but Sheamus whips him right back into the corner. Sheamus then charges into a powerslam for a near fall!

Goldust goes to the second rope. Sheamus tries to take him off (the same way he defeated Goldust last week) but Goldust avoids that. Goldust hits a cross-body block but Sheamus rolls through for a near fall. Sheamus clubs Goldust and sends him into the ropes. Goldust avoids a slam and they take each other out with a double big boot. The referee counts them down until Sheamus gets up at six. Sheamus goes to pick Goldust up but he was playing possum and captures him with an inside cradle for the big win! This was the best match I?ve seen Goldust in since he returned!

Winner by Pinfall: Goldust
Match Rating: ** ?

Still to come tonight is Kofi Kinston and Mickie James taking on Carlito and Rosa Mendes.

-Commercial Break-

A Superstars video package plays for Kane. They show some great footage of him. I wish they included some of his old stuff when he still had the mask on but not bad still.

Michael Cole and Jerry ?The King? Lawler welcome us back to the show. They show the Raw Rebound now. If you?ve seen Raw at any point in the past three years than you?ve already seen this show. They just mixed in Sergeant Slaughter.

Diva’s Champion Mickie James makes her way to the ring. She’s soon joined by the United States Champion Kofi Kingston. They?ll team up to face Carlito and Rosa Mendes next.

-Commercial Break-

Before the match begins the Diva’s get into a slapping fight and have to be separated.

Mickie James & Kofi Kingston vs. Carlito & Rosa Mendes

It?ll be Carlito and Kofi Kingston starting this one out. They lock up and Carlito quickly wrenches the arm. Kofi rolls out and rolls Carlito up with his legs, a la Rob Van Dam, for a one count. Kingston rolls him up again for a one count and then catches him again in an inside cradle for a two count. Kingston taunts Carlito. They go for a test of strength but Carlito instead just kicks him. Carlito bounces his head off the turnbuckle and kicks him down. Carlito whips him into the ropes and takes him down with a back elbow. Carlito sends Kingston into the ropes and goes for a back body drop but Kingston counters into a backslide pin for a one count. Carlito then takes him down with a high knee for a two count.

Carlito hits a short-arm clothesline for a two count. Carlito locks on a chin lock and the audience is cheering for Kingston to get up. Kingston gets up and elbows out but Carlito cuts him off with a knee. Carlito goes to throw Kingston out of the ring but Kingston bounces off the ropes. Carlito then runs over, under, and then under Kingston again, finally getting dropped by a back elbow. Kingston hits a side Russian Leg Sweep and goes for the ?Boom-Boom? Leg Drop but Carlito quickly tags in Rosa Mendes.

Mickie James runs in legally and gets Mendes in the ring the hard way. James slams her down, clotheslines her, and forearms her. Mendes kicks her and sends her into the ropes but James slides under her legs and hits a snapmare. Mickie James goes into the ropes and hits a low dropkick to the face for a near fall. Mendes hits a back elbow and clubs James down. Mendes slams her face off the canvas and then the turnbuckle. Mendes then continues to punch and kick her down. Mendes locks on a chin lock. James gets to her feet and punches out. James has a whip reversed on her and they clunk heads. Mendes tags Carlito back in.

Kingston springboards off the top rope all the way across the ring with a clothesline! Kingston slaps him down twice before dropkicking him. Kingston hits the ?Boom-Boom? Leg Drop for a near fall. Kingston has a whip to the corner reversed on him and he charges right into Kingston’s shin. Kingston goes up top and Mendes has the referee distracted as Carlito crotches Kingston up there. Carlito goes for a superplex but Kingston pushes him off. Kingston then hits a cross-body block for a near fall. The Divas cat fight as Carlito ducks a move from Kingston and Carlito hits the Backstabber for the win!

Winners by Pinfall: Carlito & Rosa Mendes
Match Rating: * ?

Carlito and Rosa Mendes go up the ramp looking satisfied with their win as we end the show.

Quick Match Results
John Morrison def. David Hart Smith
Goldust def. Sheamus
Carlito* & Rosa Mendes def. Mickie James & Kofi Kingston*

Bump of the Night: Goldust landing chest first on the steel stairs!

Match of the Night: John Morrison vs. David Hart Smith ** ?

Mike’s Thoughts

This was a great edition of Superstars. We don?t need storylines to be good. Just some good old fashioned wrestling keeps me entertained.

John Morrison and David Hart Smith had a tremendous match. Everything they did was crisp and smooth but the most entertaining part of it was the audience interaction. I love vocal crowds, especially the ones in Canada. It was a lot of fun to listen to. The match itself was tremendous. The future of WWE is bright if this is what’s happening with the young talent now.

Goldust and Sheamus had a surprisingly terrific match. I love being taken by surprise. When I saw that this was the upcoming match I wasn?t expecting much. I haven?t seen much of Sheamus and I thought Goldust’s best years were behind him. Wow, I was wrong. Both men worked hard in this one and the match was terrific. I was really happy with this one.

The Raw Main Event wasn?t given much time to grow but it was good for what it was. Kingston and Carlito had some good interaction and I?d like to see more of them in singles competition. The Divas even performed well for the minute and a half they were in the ring. All in all we had three great matches. Hopefully this will earn a point from Mr. V. It’s not all about the storylines!

Final Rating: ** ?

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