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ERRICKSON'S WWE SUPERSTARS REPORT 1/13: New alt. perspective review of eight-man tag main event, Kim vs. Fox, Smackdown tag match

Jan 13, 2011 - 9:25:42 PM
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WWE Superstars TV results
January 13, 2011 - Year 2, Week 40
Taped the Week of Jan. 10
Report by Michael Errickson PWTorch, contributor

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This week's WWE Superstars started off with the usual song/video & pyro. Jack Korpella & Matt Striker are on commentary.

Cue up Chris Masters's music to start the first match of the night. Masters came out with JTG for a tag team match. Chavo Guererro and Curt Hawkins were out next.

1 -- "THE MASTERPIECE" CHRIS MASTERS & JTG vs. CURT HAWKINS & CHAVO GUERRERO

Masters and Guererro started the match. Masters was on offense first with a body block. He then backed Chavo into the corner. Chavo landed a kick to Masters's gut. Masters then landed a powerslam for a quick two count. He tagged in JTG, who landed several kicks to Chavo's back. Chavo then tagged in Hawkins. Masters tagged himself in. Irish whip and another body block for Masters. Hawkins then tagged in Chavo, who threw Masters into the corner and went on offense. Tag to Hawkins, who applied a headlock on Masters, who eventually fought his way out. Masters then tagged in JTG, who landed a big boot to Hawkins's face for a two count. JTG tried to go to the top rope, but Hawkins caught him and threw him down and landed a big kick.

[Commercial Break]

Back from commercial, Chavo had JTG in a sick-looking hold. Chavo then threw JTG into the corner, but JTG landed an elbow. Tag to hawkins. JTG fought his way up and tried to tag Masters, but it was stopped. Hawkins got a one count, then threw JTG into Chavo's boot. Tag to Chavo, who put on a headlock that JTG fought out of. Chavo made a tag. Hawkins then went on offense with several kicks and punches. Hawkins landed a powerslam and got a two count. Both men made tags. Masters landed some sick elbows to Chavo's face, followed by a spinebuster. Attempted MasterLock, but it was reversed by Chavo, who pushed JTG off the ropes. Off the rebound, Masters locked in the Masterlock for the submission win.

WINNERS: Chris Masters & JTG in about 12:48. This was a fairly boring maatch and the announcers didn't seem to help. If the announcers can't get into a match, how are viewers supposed to get into it? In my mind, that's what's wrong with WWE announcers these days. With the exception of Michael Cole and The King, they lack their own personalities to get the viewers into the show.

[Q2]

An NXT recap video was shown and they recapped the Rookies & Pros trivia challenge. Why is this show still on the air?

Gail Kim vs. Alicia Fox is up next.

[Commercial Break]

Back from commercial, Josh Matthews and Scott Stanford were on commentary. Cue up Alicia Fox's music to start the Divas match. Gail Kim was out next.

2 -- GAIL KIM vs. ALICIA FOX

Gail Kim went on offense first. Alicia then kicked Kim in the mid-section. Reversed Irish whip by Alicia Fox, who went to work on Kim's mid-section with several kicks. Fox then landed a reverse backbreaker for a two count. She slapped on an abdominal stretch, which Gail eventually fought out of for a two count. Clothesline by Gail Kim. Gail then landed several kicks in the corner to Fox's stomach. Kim went to the top rope for a missile drop kick and scored a two count. After pulling Alicia out of the corner, Gail Kim landed "Eat Defeat" for the victory.

WINNER: Gail Kim in about 4:51. Pretty good Divas match, but it was slow with the majority of the match consisting of Alicia working on Gail Kim's stomach. I really like Gail's in-ring work. I just don't understand why she doesn't get a stronger push.

The main event eight-man tag match was hyped.

[Q3]

[Commercial Break]

A John Morrison video was shown. After watching John Morrison lately, I've realized that if he can get his mic work together, then the sky is the limit. I wouldn't be surprised if he is a World champion by the end of the year.

They showed the Raw Rebound, which recapped Shawn Michaels's WWE Hall of Fame announcement. They showed the same highlight video that was already shown on Raw.

Cue up Yoshi Tatsu's music to bring out the faces for the main event.

[Commercial Break]

[Q4]

Back from the commercial break, the heels make their entrance to William Regal's music.

3 -- YOSHI TATSU & PRIMO & D.H. SMITH & DARREN YOUNG vs. ZACK RYDER & WILLIAM REGAL & THE USOS

Primo and Regal start the match. Primo landed what looked like a codebreaker followed by a dropkick. Jimmy Uso tagged in and Primo slapped on a side headlock. Powerslam by Jimmy Uso. Primo tagged in Tatsu, who jumped off the top rope onto Uso and then landed several chops. Smith tagged in and landed a European Uppercut, then a huge bodyblock. Ryder put Smith in the corner and tagged in Regal, who landed some huge punches to Smith's face, then threw Smith into the corner and tagged in Ryder. But, Smith caught him for a delayed vertical suplex that was good for a two count. Smith then clears the apron and goes for a pin, resulting in a two count. They cut to break.

[Commercial Break] (A commercial for Wade Barret was shown.)

Back from break, Smith and Jey were in the ring. Smith tagged in Darren Young, who quickly went to work with an elbow to Jey's chest for a one count. Flying shoulder block by Young, who then threw Uso out of the ring. Back in the ring, Regal tagged in and landed a huge shoulder block to Young's mouth for a two count. Tag to Ryder, who landed several punches to Young's face, followed by a knee to the face, which was good for a two count. Young then tried to fight back with a kick to the face. Hot tag to Primo, who landed a dropkick and followed with a huge Tornado DDT for a two count. Everyone then mobbed the ring. In the madness, Ryder and Tatsu were legal. Tatsu then landed a kick to Ryder's face and got the 1-2-3.

WINNERS: Tatsu & Smith & Primo & Young in about 13:01. For an eight-man tag match, this was really exciting. I enjoyed it from beginning to end. Yoshi Tatsu had some amazing ring work. If only he had the charisma and mic work to go with it, I believe he would be a main eventer. Also worth noting is Josh Mathews was a lot more bearable to listen to this week on commetnary.


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