WWE TV Shows - Other ERRICKSON'S WWE SUPERSTARS REPORT 1/27: Alt. perspective review of Kidd vs. Truth, Ryder & Primo's quest for respect
Jan 27, 2011 - 11:50:36 PM
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WWE Superstars TV results
Janurary 27, 2011
Taped the week of January 24
Report by Mike Errickson, PWTorch reader
[Q1] This week's edition of WWE Superstars started off with the usual song/video and pyro. Matt Striker and Jack Korpela were on commentary to start the show.
Cue up Trent Barreta's music for the first match of the night. Tyler Reks was out next.
1 -- TYLER REKS vs. TRENT BARRETA
Barreta went on offense first by throwing Reks in the corner. Reks then landed several big bodyblocks and Trent fought back with several slaps to the face. Reks with a huge knee after an Irish Whip, followed by a reverse powerslam. Reks then went to work on Barreta's chest with several huge knees for a two count. Reks then attempted another knee to Barreta's face, but he missed badly. Barreta tried to fight back with several kicks of his own. Barreta then landed a sweeping clothesline for a two count. Another knee by Barreta for another two count. Barreta went to the top rope, but Reks knocked him off. Reks picked up Barreta and hit the Burning Hammer for the win.
WINNER: Reks in 6:00. This was your basic squash match with Reks dominating most of the match with the exception of one offensive flurry by Barreta. Typical Superstars match. Also, it looks that will put a temporary end to Barreta's mini-push.
An NXT video recap was shown with highlights of Brodus Clay winning a Rookie match and switching his Pro from Ted DiBiase to Alberto Del Rio.
The main event of R-Truth vs. Tyson Kidd was hyped.
[Q2] Back from commercial, Josh Matthews and Scott Stanford were on commentary for the Raw portion of the show. Cue up Zack Ryder's music. He came out with Primo for a tag team match. They attempted a promo on how they audience doesn't know who they and that they're overlooked. (Maybe they're overlooked because they lose on Superstars almost every week.) Yoshi and Tatsu and D.H. Smith were out next.
2 -- PRIMO & ZACK RYDER vs. YOSHI TATSU & DAVID HART SMITH
Smith and Ryder start. Smith on offense first with an armdrag. He then applied a side headlock, but Ryder fought out. Another armdrag by Smith. Smith then went to work on Ryder's arm. Tag to Tatsu and Ryder kneed Tatsu in the gut before tagging in Primo. Tatsu then landed several Japanese arm drags. Tag to Smith. Double kick to Primo's gut. Huge belly-to-belly suplex by Smith, which was good for a two count. Tag to Yoshi, who went to work on Primo's arm. Tag to Smith, who executed a vertical suplex for a two count. Primo then left the ring, and upon his attempted return, Smith kicked him as they cut to commercial.
Back from commercial at 6:55, Primo had Smith in a headlock. Primo and Ryder worked over Smith, who countered a roll-up for a two count. Ryder then applied a headlock that Smith fought out of with several punches to the gut. Tag to Primo, who landed a flying headbutt. Tag to Ryder, who started kicking Smith in the head. Smith then made a comeback with a back suplex. Double tags. Yoshi landed several chops to Primo's chest followed by a dropkick. Huge knee to the face by Yoshi for a two count. Yoshi went to the top rope and landed a big spinning heel kick for a two count. After some interference by Smith and Ryder, Primo then landed the backstabber out of nowhere on Tatsu for the 1-2-3.
WINNERS: Ryder & Primo in 11:30. I feel like I have seen some variation of this tag match for the last four weeks. Please, WWE, give me something different to cover next week. The crowd is crazy for Tatsu, but they still never really got into the match.
The main event was hyped again.
[Q3] Back from commercial, a video on Dolph Ziggler aired. Showing a video on Superstars will not make fans think Ziggler has a chance against Edge at the Royal Rumble. Speaking of which, the very cool "Royal Rumble by the numbers" video was shown next. The announcers then ran down the Royal Rumble PPV card, including the "largest-ever" Royal Rumble match with 40 superstars.
Cue up R-Truth's music for the main event.
[Q4] Back from commercial, Tyson Kidd's music hit to bring him out for the main event. Kidd reminds me of Josh Koscheck coming to the ring with that heelish smile every match.
3 -- R-TRUTH vs. TYSON KIDD
R-Truth started the match with some dancing while Kidd looked on. Big "Truth" chant. Kidd on offense first with an armdrag. He then slapped on a headlock. Truth fought out with an Irish Whip followed by a Kidd bodyblock. Irish Whip by Kidd followed by a Truth body block. Kick to the gut by Kidd followed by an elbow to Truth's neck. Kidd then threw Truth in the corner, but his offense was reversed by Truth. Big hip toss by Truth. The wrestlers then clotheslined each other out of the ring as they cut to commercial.
[Commercial Break - A video on Miz was shown from Raw two weeks ago when he beat down Randy Orton.]
Back from commercial at 8:06, Kidd had Truth in a headlock. Truth eventually fought out after quite some time. Elbow to the groin area by Kidd, which was good for a one count. Huge kick to Truth's face. Elbow to Truth's head followed by another kick. Kidd then slapped on another headlock. Truth fought out with punches to Kidd's gut followed by a belly-to-belly suplex by Truth. Both men got back up, clotheslines by Truth followed by one of Truth's signature maneuvers for a two count. Kidd with a spinning heel kick, followed by a dropkick for a two count. Kidd tried to apply the Sharpshooter, but he failed. Kidd with a failed roll-up, then Truth hit the What's Up reverse STO for the victory.
WINNER: R-Truth in 12:30. Finally, someone new on Supetstars. Is it really that difficult to present one new Superstar each week, or at least every other week? I remember a few months ago when there would be matches involving Kofi Kingston, The Miz, Chris Jericho, or Goldust. Now, it seems like the same wrestlers in the same tag matches every week on Superstars. That's one aspect of the show that's frustrating.
OVERALL THOUGHTS: I know Superstars means very little when it comes to PPV hype, but they did a great job hyping the Rumble event on Sunday, especially the 40-man Rumble match. Overall, a very enjoyable show to watch. It seems like the three-match format is more entertaining than when WWE tries to cram four matches on the show. It allows for more time to tell a story in the ring. Thanks for reading and I'll see you next week.
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