WWE TV Shows - Other CALDWELL'S WWE SUPERSTARS RESULTS 10/21: Complete coverage of Nexus Invasion, WWE tag champs vs. Flexin' & Ballin'
Oct 21, 2010 - 8:00:03 PM
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WWE Superstars TV Results
October 21, 2010 - Year 2, Week 28
Taped the Week of Oct. 18
Report by James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor
This week's episode of WWE Superstars on WGN opened with Raw announcers Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler promoting Bragging Rights in three nights. Cole plugged WWE tag champs Cody & Drew vs. MVP & Chris Masters later tonight in the main event.
In-ring: Santino's music hit to bring out Santino Marella with Kozlov for the opening tag match. Lawler said Cole has been spending too much time on Smackdown lately that his hair is starting to look like Cody's. Tamina then led out the Usos to the ring as Cole noted the interesting dynamic between Santino and Tamina.
Cole noted that the night Santino qualified for Team Raw, Tamina came to the ring and tackled him to celebrate Santino's qualification victory. Santino feigned an injury and tagged in Kozlov, who shoved down Jey. Jimmy then tagged in and Kozlov dropped him on his stomach with a waistlock. The Usos began dominating Kozlov as Santino begged the ref to open his eyes. They cut to break with the Usos in control.
Back from break, the Usos were still dominating Kozlov as Santino became frustrated with his inability to get a hot tag. Lawler said he is a little concerned with Santino being the weak link on Team Raw at Bragging Rights. Kozlov finally broke free and tagged in Santino, who landed a hip toss and raised the roof. Santino delivered the Sailor Salute fist drop for a two count as the action broke down. Santino then busted out the Cobra and dropped Jimmy for the pin and the win. They cut to a shot of Tamina trying to hold back a smile as she checked on her men. After a replay of the finish, they showed the Usos complaining to each other while Tamina quietly waved toward Santino to acknowledge his success in the ring.
WINNERS: Santino & Kozlov in 14:00. Basic, predictable tag match trying to focus on Santino ahead of the Bragging Rights PPV. It's just not realistic for someone like Kozlov to sell for an extended length of time building to the hot tag to Santino. (*1/4)
In-ring: William Regal came to the ring for the second Raw match on the night. Darren Young then came out with another new haircut this week. Lawler said he thinks the shorter hair is an improvement. He said they're looking for Young to prove the stint with Nexus was a blemish on his record.
2 -- DARREN YOUNG vs. WILLIAM REGAL
Regal dominated early on and took Young to the mat to try to control him on the mat. Cole said Regal likes to "pound and ground." Lawler said it's "ground and pound." Cole shot back that at least he didn't call Santino's finisher the Scorpion rather than the Cobra. Young gained control of the match with a side headlock, then pounded on Regal with a forearm to the back. Regal ducked a second and rammed Young into the top turnbuckle before landing a knee strike to the head. Regal followed with forearms to the face before applying a reverse chinlock. Young fought back before Regal landed an uppercut. Regal face-washed Young in the corner, then nailed his big running knee to the head for the pin and the win. Regal lingered in the ring a bit after the match to respectfully acknowledge the fight Young gave him.
WINNER: Regal in 5:00. A good, heart scrap in the ring. They're trying to get over a "toughness" dimension to Young's character, with Regal giving him an endorsement in that area post-match. Solid. (*1/2)
In-ring: Back from break for the Smackdown portion of the show, Nexus's music hit to bring out Wade Barrett, Justin Gabriel, David Otunga, and David Otunga. Barrett had a fresh haircut for the segment, which was taped on Tuesday after Monday's Raw. Barrett took the mic and waited out boos before announcing he will become the 40th WWE champion in history on Sunday. He said his name will be mentioned in the same breath as Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Bret Hart, and, of course, the man in his corner at Bragging Rights, John Cena. Barrett said if Cena fails to adhere to his instructions at the PPV, he will be fired. Plenty of crowd shots here to show fan reactions.
Barrett said what separates him from someone like Randy Orton is that he's simply better than all of them. Barrett said Nexus is the most dominant force in WWE. And, as leader of Nexus, he will become the most dominant force in history. Barrett fed to a video package highlighting Nexus's recent dominance dating back a whole two weeks to Hell in a Cell.
Announcers: After the video rolled, Striker plugged Orton vs. Barrett for the WWE Title on Sunday. They transitioned directly into Drew McIntyre's Videotron ring intro, bringing out one-half of the WWE tag champs. After McIntyre completed his intro, Cody Rhodes joined him in the ring after a quick look in the mirror on-stage.
In-ring: Back from break, Chris Masters came out first on behalf of Flexin' and Ballin'. MVP's new theme music then hit to bring out MVP, who joined Masters in the ring to start things off.
3 -- WWE tag champions CODY RHODES & DREW MCINTYRE vs. FLEXIN' & BALLIN' (CHRIS MASTERS & MVP) -- non-title match
Masters and Rhodes started things off with Masters rocking Cody with clubbing forearm smashes. Cody wanted no part of MVP, who tagged in as Cody slid across the ring to tag in Drew. The pace picked up with MVP working over Drew before Masters tagged in. Masters and MVP then cleared the heels from the ring and pumped themselves up as they cut to break.
Back from break, Cody was working over Masters's leg following a sneak attack from Drew during the break. Cody had a good laugh as he methodically worked over Masters, who teased a hot tag to MVP before Cody cut him off. Enter Drew. MVP eventually took the hot tag as Cody tagged in. MVP landed three consecutive German Suplexes before landing a running boot to the face. MVP knocked Drew off the ring apron before dropping Cody with multiple clotheslines. MVP then set up Cody for the Ballin' elbow drop and connected.
MVP wanted to finish things off with the Playmaker, but Drew broke it up. Masters then slapped on the Masterlock as the action broke down. MVP was eventually left alone in the ring where the numbers came caught up to him as Cody raked MVP's eyes from behind before hitting Cross Rhodes. Cody with the pin on MVP for the win.
Post-match: They cut to a shot of Masters having a huge bump underneath his left eye that was already swollen up, apparently from when he was dumped to the outside during the finishing sequence scrum. They cut to a final shot of Drew and Cody celebrating in the ring to close out the show.
WINNERS: Rhodes & McIntyre in 12:00. Solid tag match. Nice back and forth, with MVP showing renewed vigor during the match and the tag champs continuing to show more chemistry as a unit. It would be nice if they actually came out to the ring together to dispel the thought of them being two singles guys just thrown together as a tag team. (**)
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