WWE TV Shows - Other JAMES'S WWE SUPERSTARS REPORT 8/9: Tensai vs. Ryder main event, Gabriel & Kidd, U.S. champ in action
Aug 9, 2012 - 11:42:56 PM
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WWE Superstars Report
August 9, 2012
Report by Justin James, PWTorch contributor
1 - JUSTIN GABRIEL & TYSON KIDD vs. CURT HAWKINS & TYLER TEKS - Tag Team match
In a positive sign for the tag division, Gabriel and Kidd have matching outfits. Gabriel and Reks start off, with Reks's power balancing Gabriel's speed. Gabriel fends off a double team and is able to isolate Hawkins. Now Kidd is caught in a corner.
[ c - Summerslam ad, Brock Lesnar vs. Triple H ]
Kidd is still in trouble out of the break. Kidd finally gets a tag and he lights up Reks with high-octane offense. Springboard cross-body goes more than halfway across the ring for two. Reks rolls under a big moonsault and Reks takes advantage. Gabriel counters a bodyslam attempt with a neckbreacker attempt but Reks counters that with a forearm smash to the chest. Kidd and Hawkins are both out of action outside the ring. Reks wants a delayed vertical suplex, but Gabriel reverses with a DDT, and Hawkins breaks up the tag. Kidd clears Hawkins, gets the tag, Gabriel puts Reks in a surfboard of sorts and Kidd lands a springboard elbow drop for the win.
WINNER: Justin Gabriel and Tyson Kidd in 10:15. That double team finisher was nuts from Kidd and Gabriel. Very enjoyable match, as expected.
2 - U.S. champion SANTINO MARELLA vs. MICHAEL MCGILLICUTTY
Marella survives multiple lock-ups. He turns multiple whips into cartwheels. McGillicutty surprises him with a kick on a lockup out of frustration. McGillicutty pushes Marella, but then runs out of the ring to escape the Cobra.
[ c - WWE Championship hype, Triple H - Lesnar hype ]
McGillicutty has Marella in an armbar out of the break. Marella struggles to get some traction and can't. Marella finally gets a break and goes into his usual comeback routine. Cobra connects and it's 1-2-3.
WINNER: Santino Marella in 9:00. Yes, this was a nine-minute match with Santino. It's amazing how he's treated like a funny legit, wrestler instead of a joke like he used to be, and gets credible wins over people who deserve better.
3 - ZACK RYDER vs. TENSAI
Tensai comes out of the bell with power. Ryder trips Tensai and sends him into the announce desk but Tensai eats Ryder's offense and goes back on the attack. The crowd tries to rally Ryder but Tensai locks in a nerve grip to keep him grounded. The "Albert" chants are starting up. Tensai returns to the nerve hold. Sakamoto gets involved and trips Ryder behind the ref's back. Ryder is being tossed around like a paper plate.
Ryder dodges a Vader Bomb, knocks down Sakamoto, and wants the Broski Boot, but Tensai gets up early and eats a big boot instead. Tensai counters a Rough Ryder with a powerbomb into the turnbuckle, lands another powerbomb, and then his a Senton Splash for the win.
WINNER: Tensai in 5:20. someone needs to tell Tensai that the nerve hold is just about the least interesting hold this side of the abdominal stretch. Ryder did a good job flopping around, but Tensai just does not put on good matches.
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