March 4, 2010
Oklahoma City, OK/Wichita, KS
Report by: Mike Tedesco of WrestleView.com
This will be my last Superstars recap as I?ll be moving over to NXT next week. My replacement will be announced Saturday so if you?re still interested please e-mail me with a sample recap. WrestleView.com is an awesome site to work for and openings don?t come around too often.
We?re invincible tonight as the Superstars video plays. We?re brought into the arena with some fireworks to get the crowd pumped up. Michael Cole and Jerry ?The King? Lawler welcome us to the show.
Kofi Kingston vs. Chavo Guerrero
Mr. V’s favorite, The Goose, is the official. The match begins and they circle the ring. Chavo goes for a takedown but Kingston blocks it. Chavo eventually gets a snapmare before locking on a chin lock. Kingston gets out with a hammerlock so Chavo twists out of it. Chavo locks on a side headlock. Kingston fights up and whips Chavo off. Kingston takes a shoulder block. Chavo goes to pick him up but Kingston kicks him away. Chavo goes into the ropes and gets hit with a back elbow. The bouncing ring causes them to clunk heads as Kingston gets a near fall.
Kingston gets an arm bar on but Chavo gets up and gets out with a club. Chavo hits a European uppercut. The Goose then steps in and stops the match due to Chavo bleeding from the eye. Chavo gets cleaned up before sneak attacking Kingston. Chavo clubs him down before Kingston rolls him up with a leg scissors for a two count. Kingston hits a dropkick before jumping into Chavo’s face in the corner. Kingston punches before rolling off. Chavo then explodes out of the corner with a rolling wheel kick for a near fall.
Chavo chokes Kingston on the bottom rope. Chavo then twists the arm around the rope and pulls. Chavo hits an uppercut for a near fall. Chavo locks on an arm bar and has control of the match. Kingston fights up and tries to elbow out but Chavo instead just throws him out of the ring. Chavo then hits a plancha over the top rope before throwing Kingston back in. Chavo hits a slingshot senton for a near fall. Chavo locks the hammerlock on before Kingston gets out with a snapmare that sends Chavo out of the ring. Kingston then takes him out with a suicide dive!
Kingston throws him back in the ring and goes up top. Chavo cuts him off and goes for a superplex but Kingston punches him off. Kingston then hits a nice cross-body block for a one count. Kingston hits some chops and a dropkick. Kingston hits a big forearm before hitting the Boom Drop. Kingston has him where he wants him but Chavo goes to the apron. Chavo then hits a nice half Boston Crab but Kingston quickly gets to the ropes. Chavo backs up and ducks a Trouble in Paradise. If at first you don?t succeed, try again. Kingston does and hits Trouble in Paradise for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Kofi Kingston
Match Rating: ** (An extra ? for the blood!)
Our Main Event will see the World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho take on Goldust in a non-title match.
William Regal is in the ring as we come back from commercial. He?ll take on the high flying Evan Bourne.
William Regal vs. Evan Bourne
The match begins and they lock up. Regal gets a wrist lock and doesn?t let up. Bourne tries to get out and goes for a head-scissors but Regal slams him off. Regal keeps the wrist lock on. Bourne flips out and hits a monkey flip. Bourne hits an explosive hurricanrana and a nice dropkick. Bourne gets a side headlock on and keeps it tight. Regal sends him to the turnbuckle and hits a forearm to the face. Regal sends him to the ropes and hits a back elbow. Regal hits a double arm suplex for a two count. Regal locks on a Cobra Clutch (maggots). Bourne gets out with an arm wrench but Regal takes him down with a left hand.
Regal talks trash to the crowd. Regal hits a pair of uppercuts and kick to the face for a two count. Regal locks a chin lock on and really twists him. Regal keeps it on for a while before Bourne fights up. Bourne ducks a clothesline and kicks Regal hard in the back. Regal hits a quick t-bone suplex. Regal goes for the Knee Trembler but Bourne avoids it and hits a knee to the face. Bourne hits Air Bourne and it’s over.
Winner by Pinfall: Evan Bourne
Match Rating: *
Did you know that last Thursday, WWE Superstars was watched by more people than College Basketball on ESPN?
Mike Knox is in the ring. This guy is too talented to be squashed and get no TV entrance. Todd Grisham and Matt Striker welcome us back to the show.
Mike Knox vs. Kane
The match begins and they lock up. Knox backs him to the corner and kicks him. Knox hits some punches before the ref admonishes him. Kane hits some uppercuts before a snapmare and a low dropkick to the face. That gets Kane a two count. Knox ducks a clothesline and hits a Flying Cross-body for a near fall. That’s such a great move. Knox shoulders Kane in the corner and punches him. Knox sends him to the ropes but lowers his head and eats a kick. Kane then hits a big boot.
Kane sends Knox to the corner and hits a clothesline. Kane then hits a sidewalk slam for a near fall. Kane goes to the top rope and but Knox big boots him off. Kane is down on the apron and rolls in to get kneed in the throat. Knox sends him to the corner before running into a Chokeslam for the loss.
Winner by Pinfall: Kane
Match Rating: *
Later tonight we?ll see Goldust take on Chris Jericho in a non-title match.
A promo for the Straight Edge Society airs and it’s like the old school nWo promos. It mentions that the following advertisement has been paid for by S.E.S. This is a totally awesome hype video!
The Raw Rebound plays and then they run down the WrestleMania card. I love the way WrestleMania looks this year.
The World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho makes his way to the ring. He?ll face Goldust next.
WrestleMania is 24 days away! Awesome!
Chris Jericho vs. Goldust
The match begins and Jericho looks like he wants nothing to do with him. They lock up and Goldust does his taunt. Jericho is disturbed and gets out of the ring. Jericho gets back in and they lock up. Jericho gets a side headlock on before Goldust whips him off. Jericho hits a shoulder block and taunts the crowd. Goldust kicks and sends him to the ropes. Jericho reverses it but takes a butt bump. Goldust then clotheslines him over the top rope.
We come back from the break to see Goldust run into an empty corner. Jericho hits an enzuigiri for a near fall. Jericho stomps him before punching him in the head. Jericho chokes him on the ropes before doing the Hulk Hogan taunt brother. Jericho punches him in the corner and stomps him. Jericho then hits a guillotine catapult and Goldust falls to the outside. Jericho gets on the ropes to mess with Goldust. Goldust gets in and gets an inside cradle for a two count. Jericho quickly pops up and hits a clothesline.
Jericho smashes his face off the corner and puts him up top. Jericho goes for a superplex but Goldust punches him off. Goldust jumps right into a dropkick and Jericho nearly gets the win. Jericho argues with the ref about that. Jericho locks on a chin lock but Goldust fights it. Jericho runs into a pair of clotheslines. Jericho reverses a whip but lowers his head and takes an uppercut. Goldust hits an inverted atomic drop but misses a bulldog. Jericho hits one of his own before taunting. Jericho misses a Lionsault but lands on his feet and runs into a powerslam for a near fall. Goldust goes for the Curtain Call but Jericho counters into the Walls of Jericho for the submission victory!
Winner by Submission: Chris Jericho
Match Rating: * ?
Chris Jericho raises his title up in the air as Goldust writhes in pain.
Quick Match Results
Kofi Kingston def. Chavo Guerrero
Evan Bourne def. William Regal
Mike Knox def. Kane
Chris Jericho def. Goldust (non-title)
Bump of the Night: Kingston’s suicide dive
Match of the Night: Kofi Kingston vs. Chavo Guerrero **
Well that wasn?t the greatest Superstars to end my run with. The show was just one hour of no doubters. Did you honestly ever think the guys who lost ever had a chance? Two of them didn?t even get entrances. I have only two thoughts. One ? that must have been a tough twenty-four hours for Regal. He takes the Shooting Star Press on Monday from Bourne and then the 450 Splash on Tuesday. Ouch! My second thought is Jericho should not be wrestling on Superstars. He should be winning matches on Smackdown so he doesn?t look like a chump transitional champion. He is a transitional champion but they could do more to make him look stronger on Smackdown. That’s it ? I had a great time recapping Superstars. Keep following me on Smackdown and be sure to check out NXT!
Final Rating: * ?
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