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JAMES'S WWE SUPERSTARS REPORT 7/26: Ryder in main event, Sin Cara finds opponent with good chemistry, Gabriel & Kidd

Jul 26, 2012 - 11:00:09 PM
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WWE Superstars Results
July 26, 2012
Report by Justin James, PWTorch contributor

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Superstars has the same replacement for the "signature" sequence that was on Raw in Monday, so that was not a special one-off, but a re-branding.

1 - SIN CARA vs. DREW MCINTYRE

McIntyre's power can't overcome Sin Cara's speed, so McIntyre gets frustrated and takes a breather. He catches Sin Cara on a plancha, and hits a shoulderbreaker on the ring apron. McIntyre works Sin Cara over in the corner. McIntyre stops a huracanrana and powerbombs Sin Cara into the turnbuckle. McIntyre's offense is relentless and brutal, with special attention to the injured shoulder. Sin Cara with a tornado DDT off the ropes for a nearfall. The action resets and the crowd is hot for Sin Cara. Enziguiri and a springboard huracarana put Sin Cara on top. McIntyre kicks out of Sin Cara's step-up faceplant. McIntyre counters a springboard move with a leaping big boot and covers for a close count. McIntyre looks to powerbomb Sin Cara out of the ring, but Sin Cara reverses into a rollup for the win.

WINNER: Sin Cara in 6:45. WWE has tried a number of different opponents for Sin Cara, and Drew McIntyre has succeeded where Chavo Guerrero and Hunico surprisingly couldn't: not only does Sin Cara have solid, fluid matches against the big Scotsman, but they are insanely enjoyable to watch. McIntyre plays off Sin Cara's style perfectly and makes him look like a star, while Sin Cara gives McIntyre the room to do a dozen things he never usually does and look like he's figuring out the match as the situations warrant. The crowds really love this pairing, too. If they could somehow get some mic time to build a program around this, it would make some decent TV.

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

Hawkins and Gabriel to start things off. Scott Stanford compares Reks knocking Ryback down to seeing the Predator bleeding. Kidd and Gabriel confuse Kidd with their speed, but a jawbreaker lets Hawkins isolate Gabriel. Reks flattens Gabriel with a clothesline outside the ring.

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Gabriel is still being battered out of the break. Gabriel finally transitions a bodyslam into an elbow to Reks's chest to get a break. Gabriel makes the tag and Kidd keeps Reks down and Hawkins out of the ring. Gabriel with a flip dive to Hawkins outside, and Kidd lands the top rope blockbuster for the win.

WINNERS: Gabriel & Kidd in 5:30. Fun match. Kidd's offense at the end was nice, especially how he took on both Reks and Hawkins at the same time. His new top-rope blockbuster and the Dungeon Lock are great because now one else has a move like that and it really helps him stand out.

3 - ZACK RYDER vs. MICHAEL MCGILLICUTTY

The crowd is nuts for Ryder, but McGillicutty gets the better of him at first. Ryder gets traction for a moment, but McGillicutty takes out a knee. Ryder is finally able to turn it around after a few minutes with a neckbreaker. Broski Boot almost gets the pin. Suplex from McGillicutty cuts off Ryder, who then fends off an attack on the turnbuckle and hits a top rope Rough Ryder for the win.

WINNER: Zack Ryder in 6:00. Nice back-and-forth match. McGillicutty and Ryder both reliably deliver good matches. It would be nice to see more done with both.


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