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ERRICKSON'S WWE SUPERSTARS REPORT 2/17: Alt. perspective review - tag champs in main event, Masters vs. Reks, Rock's promo re-airing

Feb 17, 2011 - 8:04:46 PM
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WWE Superstars TV results
February 17, 2011 - Year 2, Week 45
Taped the Week of Feb. 14
Report by Mike Errickson, PWTorch specialist


[Q1]

This week's show starts out with the usual song/video and pyro. Matt Striker and Jack Korpela were on commentary for the Smackdown portion of the show. Cue up Chris Masters's music for the first match. Tyler Reks was out next.

1 -- CHRIS MASTERS vs. TYLER REKS

Reks was on offense first with a kick to the gut, then he threw Masters out of the ring. Masters, back in the ring, threw several punches to Reks's face. Reks then put Masters in the corner and went to work with several kicks to Masters's gut. Huge clothesline by Reks good for a two count. Reks then applied on a headlock. Masters fought out with kicks to Reks's face. Reks with some sick kicks to Masters's chest, followed by a big boot to the face. Reks went for a clothesline, but Masters reversed and threw Reks out of the ring. reversed and Masters throws Reks out of the ring. Huge Samoan drop by Masters, followed by several chops to the chest. Irish whip by Reks, reversed by Masters with a shoulder block. Masters followed with a Sky High Spinebuster for a two count. Reks then went up top to jump at Masters, who caught him in the Masterlock. This one is over.

WINNER: Chris Masters via submission at 4:40. I thought this was a surprisingly good match. I've been saying for a while that I feel Chris Masters deserves a decent push. Will he ever get it? Who knows, but I think he deserves an opportunity.

The main event of Santino & Kozlov vs. Zack Ryder & Primo was hyped.

[Commercial Break]

Back from commercial, Josh Matthews and Scott Stanford were on commentary for the Raw portion of the show. Yoshi Tatsu and D.H Smith came out for a tag match. The Usos were out next.

[Q2]

2 -- YOSHI TATSU & D.H. SMITH vs. USOS (JIMMY & JEY USO)

Smith and Jey Uso started the match. Smith on offense first with an armbar. Uso fought out with punches to the back, then Kozlov made a pin attempt for a two count. Huge scoop slam by Smith for another two count. Tag to Tatsu, tag to Jimmy, and huge headbutt by Jimmy Uso, followed by several uppercuts to the face. Tatsu threw Jimmy out of the ring and dove onto him as they cut to commercial.

[Commercial Break]

Back from commercial, Jimmy had Tatsu in a headlock. Tatsu worked his way to a tag to Smith, who scored with a seated powerbomb for a two count. The Usos then pulled a switch ala the Bellas. One of the Usos then threw Smith shoulder-first into the ringpost before rolling him up for the pin.

WINNERS: The Usos at 10:21. That was a really slow match. I don't think it was a bad match, but it just didn't do anything for me. On another note, if WWE can continue forming tag teams like they have with Tatsu & Smith and Zack & Primo, they could build a decent tag division, if only on Superstars each week.

A video replay of The Rock's return was hyped for after the commercial break. It looks like another long-form Raw Rebound like on last week's show. At least this one will be worth watching.

[Commercial Break]

[Q3]

Back from commercial, the Raw Rebound aired recapping The Rock's return. This was indeed a lengthy Raw Rebound like last week. It was worth it, being one of the better promos on WWE TV in the last decade. I'm looking forward to seeing what happens next week and leading up to WrestleMania.

Cue up Santino's music for the main event tag match.

[Commercial Break]

[Q4] Back from commercial, Zack Ryder's music played to bring him and Primo out for the main event.

3 -- WWE tag champions SANTINO & KOZLOV vs. ZACK RYDER & PRIMO -- non-title match Santino & Kozlov VS "The Woo Woo Kid" Zack Ryder & Primo in a non-title match.

Ryder and Santino started the match, which opened with Ryder running away from The Cobra. After Primo briefly tagged in, Ryder came back with an errant elbow drop. Santino applied an armbar, then tagged in Kozlov, who landed several shoulder blocks to Ryder's stomach. Santino tagged in and Ryder landed a big powerbomb. Primo and Ryder worked over Santino as they cut to break.

[Commercial Break]

Back from commercial, Ryder had Santino in a headlock. Santino fought out with a hip toss. Tag to Primo. Primo landed a headbutt to Santino's stomach. Tag to Ryder. Ryder landed a big clothesline to Santino for a two count. Tag to Primo. Primo his a suplex for a two count, then backed Santino into the corner and tagged in Ryder. Santino then stepped out of the way of a double clothesline and tagged in Kozlov. Kozlov cleaned house, then went to work on Primo. After the action broke down, Santino tagged himself in and hit the Cobra. This one is over.

WINNERS: Santino & Kozlov at 10:20. I thought there were too many tags in this match and I felt the wrong team won this match. Even though Ryder & Primo lasted more than ten minutes with the champions, it seemed like all the match accomplished was hurting momentum that Zack & Primo had going for them.

Overall, I thought this was a pretty good show. I didn't enjoy the matches for the most part, but they weren't bad by any means. On a scale of 1-10, I would give this show a solid 7.0. Thanks for reading and I'll see you next week.


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