WWE TV Shows - Other JAMES'S WWE SUPERSTARS REPORT 8/30: Ryback feasts, Primo & Epico vs. Usos, Mahal main event
Aug 31, 2012 - 11:02:43 PM
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WWE Superstars Report
August 30, 2012
Report by Justin James, PWTorch contributor
1 - RYBACK vs. JOHNNY CURTIS
The crowd wants to be fed more, and Ryback easily overpowers Curtis. Curtis gets a corner break, then needs another. Curtis sucker punches Ryback on a ref break and runs out of the ring, then takes advantage when Ryback re-enters. Big shoulder block, but Curtis regains control. Curtis manages to put Ryback in a cravat, must have long arms to manage that. Ryback front-suplexes his way out, then mauls Curtis. Ryback wants to finish it, and he does.
WINNER: Ryback in 3:40. Curtis looked fairly strong against Ryback. He used a relatively high-flying offense for someone his size to overcome Ryback's strength.
2 - PRIMO & EPICO (w/Rosa Mendes) vs. THE USOS - Tag Team match
Epico and Jimmy start with back-and-forth technical wrestling. Jimmy has a new tattoo covering his arm, which makes it a bit easier to tell them apart. Epico can't beat Jey's dexterity, and Primo comes in. Pirmo with a leg sweep, then locks up with Jey. Primo gets a bit too fancy and the Usos capitalize. Rosa keeps shaking her chest as Jey, as if that's supposed to upset him or taunt him or something. Jey gets a hot tag and gains control. The Usos clear the ring.
[ c - Saturday Morning Slam, lots of focus on John Cena and Brodus Clay ]
Jey shrugs off a headbutt from Epico and responds with one of his own. Primo interferes in the match a bit. Jey is isolated, and finally dodges a corner charge, to prompt a double tag. Jimmy with the typical Usos hot tag offense. The action breaks down, and Jimmy evades the Backstabber, hits a superkick, and follows with the Superfly Splash. Rosa distracts the ref, Primo gets involved behind his back, and by the time the ref turns around, Epico is able to get the win.
WINNERS: Epico & Primo in 11:30. The match itself was decent, but the unannounced heel turn for Epico and Primo was a distraction, especially since they weren't fighting dirty until the end of the match. The Usos really need to change their match formula, as it is the same match every time until the last 10 seconds.
3 - ALEX RILEY vs. JINDER MAHAL
Neither big man can retain control for long at the start. Mahal eventually gets sustained offense. Riley nearly wins by reversing a suplex, and then is able to get some momentum of his own. Riley goes to the top, but Mahal knocks his feet out from under him. Mahal follows with a running knee, and the Camel Clutch, and Riley taps.
WINNER: Jinder Mahal in 6:00. Maybe I have just seen these two face each other too many times recently, but I felt like this match was a bit dull, especially in a "main event" slot.
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