WWE TV Shows - Other CALDWELL'S WWE SUPERSTARS RESULTS 10/14: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of Divas night, former Nexus member in action
Oct 14, 2010 - 8:00:38 PM
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WWE Superstars TV Results
October 14, 2010 - Year 2, Week 27
Taped the Week of Oct. 11
Report by James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor
This week's episode of WWE Superstars on WGN opened with Smackdown announcer Todd Grisham plugging Bragging Rights in ten days to determine "which brand is superior."
In-ring: Out to start the show was Kelly Kelly, accompanied by Natalya, the #1 contender to the Unified Divas Title. Layla was out next with Divas champ Michelle McCool to set up the opening match of the show focusing on McCool vs. Natalya at Bragging Rights.
1 -- KELLY KELLY (w/Natalya) vs. LAYLA (w/Michelle McCool)
After the opening bell, Layla offered her former Extreme Expose partner an interpretative dance apparently distract Kelly. Layla took control early on, then Kelly made an obligatory comeback. Layla cut her off, then got cocky going for the Sharpshooter while teasing Natalya on the outside. Kelly escaped, though, and flung Layla to the outside. The referee was caught up with McCool on the outside, allowing Kelly to catch a distracted Layla with a roll-up back in the ring for the win.
WINNER: Kelly in 4:00. Fine match with the basic story of the babyfaces in control and the heels struggling to be on the same page again heading to Bragging Rights.
Announcers: Grisham and Striker fed to a lengthy trailer on "Knucklead" starring Big Show. Back on commentary, Grisham asked Striker if he ever received a wedgie in the ring.
In-ring: Curt Hawkins came to the ring to generic rock music for the next match on the show. After a recap of Hawkins turning on Vance Archer last week, Trent Barreta came out to face him. No sign of Caylen Croft tonight.
2 -- CURT HAWKINS vs. TRENT BARRETA
Hawkins took control early on by yanking Barrett off the top rope onto the ring apron. They cut to an early break.
The announcers tried to establish this match as a way to impress Smackdown team captain Big Show trying to get on the Bragging Rights line-up. Barreta made a comeback against "aggressive" Hawkins with some nice-looking aerial moves. He went up top one too many times and Hawkins dropped him to the corner of the ring. Hawkins then dropped the heat-seeking elbow from the top rope for the win.
WINNER: Hawkins in 10:00. You never know with WWE if it's a sign of someone in line for a push or just taking up space on Superstars, but they're certainly getting over Hawkins's finishing move. Good match seguing to...
DVD plug: The new "Highest Flyers" DVD featuring clips from WWE, WCW, and ECW. They'll also have some additional features with wrestlers wearing a "Sky Cam" as they perform stunts in an empty arena to show what it's like to take dives from high places.
Announcers: Raw's Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler picked up commentary for the Raw second-half of the show. Cole is back after Scott Stanford picked up commentary last week.
3 -- PRIMO (w/A.J.) vs. DARREN YOUNG
They've managed to strip away Young's individuality in short order since he was kicked out of Nexus, making him just another guy now. Primo was the aggressor to start things off and scored a nearfall following a dropkick. Lawler noted he was at the New York Comic-Con over the weekend and Cole didn't have too many fans there. Young made a comeback with left hand jabs as Cole became agitated that Lawler was no-selling him. Cole told Lawler he used to "put over JR all the time" on commentary. Primo was looking for a backstabber, but Young countered into a full-nelson faceplant for the pin and the win. A.J. was sadly disappointed here. Young celebrated a bit as Primo rolled across the ring to get some consolation from A.J.
WINNER: Young in 4:00. Half the battle is staying on TV. Fine win for Young, although it's hard to stand out when WWE has toned his character down so much.
Tribute to the Troops video: WWE rolled the now-weekly video package on WWE's historical trips overseas to support the U.S. troops.
Still to come: Main event time with Melina vs. Alicia Fox.
Superstars profile: The Miz. 60 seconds of getting over Miz's "it" factor. ... Announcers: Cole and Lawler fed to the Raw Rebound focusing on the TV main event won by Miz with help from Alex Riley and Nexus, followed by Wade Barrett's browbeating of Cena to conclude the show. Great piece of video from the video department.
In-ring: Melina came out first for the main event vs. Fox. She just doesn't come across like a natural babyface. It's as if she's forcing a sheepish, sort of modest smile during her ring intro. The problem is she would be limited as a heel act in "PG" WWE compared to her time in MNM and WWE is short on babyface Divas on the roster. Main event up next.
4 -- MELINA vs. ALICIA FOX (w/MAXINE)
Fox quickly controlled the proceedings and began working on Melina's left side. Melina then made a fired-up comeback with consecutive right hand strikes and clotheslines. Fox cut her off, though, and landed an inverted facebuster for a close nearfall. They cut to a shot of Maxine sellin disbelief ringside. Fox tried to finish off Melina with an Axe Kick, but Melina ducked and bridge pinned Alicia, showing off her flexibility, for the pin and the win. Melina celebrated to close things out book-ending Superstars with Divas matches.
WINNER: Melina in 5:00. Good main event. Nice to see them receive a TV main event slot, even if it Superstars.
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