WWE TV Shows - Other JAMES'S WWE SUPERSTARS REPORT 6/7: Ryder vs. Swagger main event, Riley, Hunico, Yoshi
Jun 7, 2012 - 10:12:43 PM
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WWE Superstars Results
June 7, 2012
Report by Justin James, PWTorch contributor
1 - YOSHI TATSU vs. HUNICO
To start the match, Tatsu wants a quick trio of leverage pins, but none stick. Hunico gets some relief from the ropes. Tatsu continues the attack, but Hunico puts him into a turnbuckle and starts beating down Tatsu.
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Tatsu is fighting out of hold and tries a crucifix pin back from break, but Hunico retains control of the match. Tatsu with a desperation suplex to get separation, then a big karate chop off the top rope for one. Chono Boot for a nearfall. Hard Shining Wizard for another nearfall. Hunico gets caught on the top rope, which allows Tatsu to land a huracarana from the top for a nearfall. Hunico with a butterfly suplex into a powerbomb for a nearfall, and the crowd goes nuts for the kick-out.
Tatsu with a rough sit-out powerslam. Tatsu gets the roundhouse to the head, but Camacho puts Hunico's boot on the rope. Tatsu misses the spinning heel kick from the top, and Hunico puts him down with a Samoan Drop and follows up with a Swanton Bomb for the win.
WINNER: Hunico in 9:20. This was an enjoyable match to watch live. I've always liked Hunico's work as well as Tatsu's. The crowd was really behind Tatsu, too. Hunico and Tatsu are great at getting a crowd warmed up, though I do wish that they could get more quality time.
2 - ALEX RILEY vs. JINDER MAHAL
Big "Riley" chant before the lock-up, which Mahal wins handily. Riley finally gets some traction using his speed, but Mahal crotches Riley four punches into Ten Punches in the corner, then he goes back to the attack. Riley kicks his way out of a corner, but eats a big boot to lose his steam again. Riley makes his full-blown comeback. Riley with a flying clothesline from the top for two. He looks for the Final Score, but Mahal grabs the ropes. Mahal counters with a jumping knee to the face and then locks in the Camel Clutch for the submission victory.
WINNER: Jinder Mahal in 5:00. Good work from both, and Riley knows how to involve the crowd. Mahal's character needs more than "foreigner" and his match formula needs some variety to it from match to match.
3 - ZACK RYDER vs. JACK SWAGGER
Ryder foolishly offers to lock up with the amateur wrestling champ, and Swagger shows him why it was a mistake. Swagger continues to use technical acumen to dominate, then Ryder with a pair of armdrags to turn it around. Swagger's size and power allows him to run Ryder down. Swagger has his trademark bloody mouth. Ryder comes back, but Swagger rolls out of the ring to avoid the Broski Boot. Ryder clears him from the ring and a springboard placha sends it to break.
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Swagger fights out of an armbar coming out of the break. Swagger jumps up to meet Ryder up top and counters with a belly-to-belly. Ryder tries to build steam, but Swagger ducks under a running cross-body and Ryder bounces hard off the ropes. Swagger catches Ryder off the ropes, but Ryder transitions into a DDT and the ref starts a double count. Ryder controls after the reset. Broski Boot pulls a nearfall. Ryder escapes a gutwrench powerbomb, tries the Rough Ryder, but Swagger catches him and turns it into a powerbomb for the win.
WINNER: Jack Swagger in 12:15. Good match to re-establish Swagger and give fan-favorite Ryder some ring time. Ryder looked good for hanging in and taking a long beating. Swagger really needs to do something to reform his image, though, since he's had so many stop-and-start pushes, and he hasn't had any mic time to give his new hairdo any personality. Hey, isn't Zack Ryder owed a U.S. Championship re-match?
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