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CALDWELL'S WWE SUPERSTARS RESULTS 8/12: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of Usos vs. Goldust & Tatsu, KK vs. MM

Aug 12, 2010 - 8:00:19 PM
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WWE Superstars TV Results
August 12, 2010 - Year 2, Week 18
Taped the Week of August 9
Report by James Caldwell, Torch assistant editor


This week's episode of WWE Superstars on WGN started with Raw announcers Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler plugging tonight's show as an hour of TV "whetting your appetite" for Summerslam. Yoshi Tatsu and Goldust were out for the first appetizer of the night. Cole and Lawler then plugged the main event tonight of Kelly Kelly vs. Michelle McCool in a featured Divas match. Tamina led out the Uso Brothers to face YoshiGold as Cole briefly mentioned the deal with Santino and Tamina on Raw.

1 -- USO BROTHERS (JIMMY & JEY w/Tamina) vs. GOLDUST & YOSHI TATSU

Goldust started things off for Team Gold against Jimmy as the announcers talked up the feud between Randy Orton and WWE champion Sheamus leading to Summerslam. Cole and Lawler predicted Orton will win. Check that, Cole hedged and said, on second thought, he can't see Sheamus losing the title. Goldust and Yoshi continued to work over the Usos, prompting Michael Cole to reference their "success" on the ECW brand "before that show went defunct." Jey tried to fight back against Goldust, who knocked him over the top rope to the floor. Jimmy tried to get involved, but Goldust cleared him to the floor as well. Babyfaces in control going to break.

[Commercial Break. Hulk Hogan and Troy Aikman are back for Rent-a-Center.]

Back from break, the Usos finally had some offense before Yoshi broke free of Jimmy's work to nail a kick strike. Yoshi then tagged in Goldust as Jey tagged in. Goldust cleaned house, including a drop-down uppercut and running bulldog. Goldust then went to the corner for ten punches, Jey shoved him off, and Goldust responded with a powerslam. The action broke down, then Yoshi missed with a plancha on the outside. Back in the ring, Goldust ducked a leaping kick, then set up for the Curtain Call. Goldust too long, Tamina hopped on the apron for a distraction, and Jey nailed a leaping leg whip, complete with Goldust spitting straight up into the air to sell the move. Jimmy then tagged in and hit a Superfly Splash on Goldust for the pin and the win. The Usos celebrated the victory as Yoshi checked on Goldust, who showed babyface fire upset with the loss.

WINNERS: Usos in 10:00. Solid tag match. Babyfaces dominated early, which meant the heels were taking the win. The match gave the Usos something to do on WWE TV post-Hart Dynasty feud, while Goldust continues to perform well enhancing heels on the way up the ladder. (*1/2)

[Commercial Break]

NXT recap: They went back to Tuesday for the NXT show where Lucky Cannon was eliminated, Michael Cole mocked the Rookies for not faring well in the punching contest, and Alex Riley won TV time on Raw. And a final plug for the double elimination next week.

Still to come: Kelly Kelly vs. Michelle McCool in the TV main event.

Smackdown plug: They revisited the Kane vs. Rey Mysterio war of words and accusations over who did what to The Undertaker setting up the Summerslam title match.

[Commercial Break. Hogan and Aikman.]

Legendary plug: A trailer aired for WWE Studios's "Legendary" with John Cena. Get used to them for the next month of WWE TV.

In-ring: Back from break, Chris Masters came out for the first Smackdown brand match of the night. Smackdown announcers Todd Grisham and Matt Striker were shown on-camera to plug happenings on the brand before Chavo Guerrero, with his new biker short gear, came out to face Masters. Bad luck for Chavo, as new ring announcer Jamie Keyes didn't roll the r's in Guerrero.

2 -- CHAVO GUERRERO vs. CHRIS MASTERS

The Thursday night regulars started off with a brief exchange in the corner before Masters flexed his pecs and Chavo rolled to the outside to retreat Back in the ring, Masters maintained the offensive control before executing an overhead slam. Chavo rolled to the outside again for a breather and Masters followed up by ramming Chavo into the guardrail. Back in the ring, Chavo cut off Masters with a dropkick off the apron to the outside. Chavo then came off the ring apron with an Eddie-style somersault splash. Chavo returned to the ring to gloat as they cut to break.

[Commercial Break. Yes, more Hogan and Aikman.]

[Q3] Back from break, Chavo was working over Masters in the ring Chavo continued to stomp away before going back to the apron for another Eddie-style slingshot senton. Chavo continued to cut off Masters's comebacks as the announcers talked about Alberto Del Rio set to make his Smackdown debut next week. Masters then recovered to his feet and catapulted Chavo into the middle turnbuckle. Masters followed up with hard chops before landing an atomic drop.

The comeback was a bit tepid before Masters hit a spinebuster and tried to pump up the crowd. Masters teased the Masterlock, but Chavo kicked him in the knee and snapped off a suplex. Masters countered the second Amigo suplex with a mid-air transition to a jackhammer suplex ala Goldberg. It scored a two count. Masters was gasping for air at this point taking Chavo to the corner. He uncharacteristically took Chavo up top and teased a superplex, but Chavo countered by slingshotting Masters throat-first across the top rope. Chavo then seized the opportunity with a top-rope Frogsplash for the pin and the win.

WINNER: Chavo in 12:00. Nice match for Chavo, who continues to impress when given an opportunity. Putting Masters in the ring for more than ten minutes didn't exactly accentuate his strengths in the ring, as he was struggling to get the comeback off the ground while trying to catch a second wind. He's treading water at this point, especially being virtually invisible on Smackdown. (*1/2)

Superstars profile: Sheamus. Bruce Mitchell and I had an interesting discussion today during the Livecast on the differences between Sheamus's current big push and the big push Kozlov had two years ago that didn't pan out.

[Commercial Break]

Superstars profile: "The future of WWE" Dolph Ziggler, the new Intercontinental champion. Fortunately, they didn't include clips of him doing Karaoke on Monday. They did include clips of the sleeperhold to continue focusing on his secondary finisher.

Announcers: Grisham and Striker talked up the Summerslam PPV card. Striker said "general John Cena has formed an army" to combat Nexus. Well, if they're selling War Games, that could work. Roll video on Nexus's path of destruction leading to Summerslam while Cena has assembled his team for battle, with a few bumps along the way. They're heavy on video packages tonight, which is appropriate for the final Superstars before the second-most-important PPV of the year on Sunday.

[Q4] Back to Striker and Grisham, who ran down the PPV line-up once again. Striker paused to note the stipulation in Orton vs. Sheamus that outside interference = suspension and Orton won't get another title shot against Sheamus if he loses. Before the break, Lay-Cool came out for the TV main event with an extended-length Divas match.

[Commercial Break]

3 -- MICHELLE MCCOOL (w/Women's champion Layla) vs. KELLY KELLY

Kelly came out after the break without Tiffany. As Kelly came out, "Mean Girl" McCool waved her hand in front of her nose to sell the "Smelly Kelly" deal. McCool instantly dominated the match and continued to dominate early on in the match so Kelly could draw sympathy in the underdog role. After a few hope spots, Kelly made a comeback at 5:00 and executed her signature spinning bottle-opener head scissors. Kelly couldn't score a pin during her comeback, though, setting up McCool to hit the Faith Breaker for the pin and the win. Afterward, Lay-Cool celebrated the victory and were joined by Kaval to close the show.

WINNER: McCool in 6:00. Fine Divas match. McCool dominated to get over as the top heel on the Smackdown side of the women's roster, Kelly got the sympathy working as the underdog, and McCool was reinforced as a top heel with the eventual victory. Basic booking. (*)

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