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JAMES'S WWE SUPERSTARS REPORT 6/21: Ryder main-events in front of hometown crowd, Kidd & Gabriel, Hunico

Jun 21, 2012 - 11:08:26 PM
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WWE Superstars Results
June 21, 2012
Report by Justin James, PWTorch contributor

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1 - EZEKIEL JACKSON vs. HUNICO (w/Camacho)

Hunico runs into the ropes from Jackson early on, then using craftiness for an early attack. Jackson's power can't overcome Hunico's speed, and Camacho lends a hand behind the ref's back. Hunico keeps Jackson grounded for a period of time. Jackson finally makes a comeback with a belly-to-back suplex, and proceeds to attack. Hunico whiffs on a Swanton Bomb, but a distraction from Camacho lets him knock Jackson down again and land the Swanton Bomb for the win.

WINNER: Hunico in 5:00. Decent showcase for Hunico, who did the best he could with what he had. I much prefer to see him against other cruiserweights, though.

2 - TYSON KIDD & JUSTIN GABRIEL vs. CURT HAWKINS & TYLER REKS - Tag Team Match

Hawkins and Kidd start things, then Kidd and Gabriel show off some slick team moves, but Hawkins gets Gabriel to the corner. Kidd and Gabriel show off more moves on Reks. Hawkins has to pull Reks from the ring to save him from a Sharpshooter. Kidd holds the ropes open so Gabriel can land a suicide dive on the pair. Reks manages to drop Kidd on the ropes right before break.

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Hawkins is controlling Kidd out of the break. Kidd stays isolated for a period, then Gabriel finally goes in and unleashes on Hawkins. Hawkins with his swinging sit out powerslam. Gabriel with a leaping Tornado DDT, but Reks breks up the cover. Kidd clears him out. Gabriel with a kid to Hawkins's head, then the Blockbuster/Hart Attack for the win.

WINNERS: Kidd & Gabriel in 8:30. Good showcase match to establish Kidd and Gabriel, and Reks and Hawkins did a good job playing crash dummies.

3 - ZACK RYDER vs. DREW MCINTYRE

McIntyre is angry before he even gets to the ring, and takes it out on Ryder. Ryder, wrestling in front of his hometown audience, makes a comeback and they battle back and forth. Ryder with a flip-dive over the top rope to McIntyre on the outside.

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Ryder is battling McIntyre on the apron, but McIntyre sends him head-first into the ringpost. McIntyre mocks Ryder's "L.I." finger gesture and continues his assault. Ryder is struggling to get traction, but McIntyre keeps up competent offense. McIntyre tries a double knee drop from the second rope, but Ryder gets his knees up to turn the tide. Broski Boot and the crowd is playing along. McIntyre takes advantage of a ref break to flatten Ryder's nose. McIntyre wants a superplex, but Ryder crotches him, then lands a Rough Ryder from the second rope. The hometown crowd goes nuts. Nice shot of Mr. Ryder in the crowd.

WINNER: Zack Ryder in 10:15. Don't ever bet against Ryder in the Nassau Colliseum, but I can imagine the fans were upset that he wasn't on Raw. Good match. McIntyre is very underutilized, and Ryder has a lot going for him, too.


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