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JAMES'S WWE SUPERSTARS RESULTS 9/27: Kofi vs. Ziggler in re-match from Monday's Raw, Divas champ in action, DiBiase

Oct 1, 2012 - 9:49:28 AM
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WWE Superstars Results
September 27, 2012
First Week aired on Hulu Plus
Report by Justin James, PWTorch contributor

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Superstars is now available on Hulu Plus, along with NXT and the upcoming WWE Main Event. The Superstars title sequence has also been updated.

1 - YOSHI TATSU vs. HEATH SLATER (w/Jinder Mahal and Drew McIntyre)

Since when does the One Man Rock Band have groupies? And, wasn't McIntyre turning face last week on Superstars?

Slater pushes Tatsu from behind into the turnbuckle, then plays air guitar. They lock up and Slater tries to knee Tatsu, but Tatsu uses the leg to take Slater down and cover for one. Tatsu gets some steam, but Mahal distracts Tatsu to let Slater take advantage. The crowd loudly boos Slater as he knees Tatsu in the corner. Slater tells the ref to shut up for calling for a corner break. Tatsu again catches a leg to take Slater down. Spinning heel kick from Tatsu puts Slater down. Tatsu to the top, but Slater rolls under the spinning heel kick and locks in his reverse DDT for the win.

WINNER: Heath Slater in 5:20. Tatsu didn't get to show off much of his offense, and Slater didn't use any of the moves that I had come to appreciate a few months ago from his arsenal, like the snap powerslam off the top rope. More confusing is the kinda sorta stable of Slater, Mahal, and McIntyre. I'll say this, Slater may be the only person in WWE who can get booed just stomping on someone in the corner.

Post-match, the winners beat down Tatsu. McIntyre with the Future Shock DDT and then the Camel Clutch from Mahal. They all pose like rock stars afterwards.

2 - TED DIBIASE vs. MICHAEL MCGILLICUTTY

McGillicutty with a quick armdrag and he celebrates. McGillicutty slaps DiBiase in the corner, which enrages DiBiase. DiBiase with a suicide dive to the outside, but back in the ring McGillicutty hangs him up on the ropes. DiBiase starts his comeback with the turnaround clothesline. He wants Dream Streets but McGillicutty slips out. McGillicutty to the second rope but DiBiase counters with a dropkick. DiBisase slips out of a suplex attempt, hits the ropes, and locks McGillicutty in for Dream Streets for the win.

WINNER: Ted DiBiase in 5:10. Serviceable match to continue rebuilding DiBiase.

3 - Divas champion EVE TORRES vs. LAYLA - non-title match

There's some chain wrestling with some nice athleticism to start things off. More chain wrestling, and again, lots of acrobatics as well. Eve breaks a wristlock by shoving Layla back-first through the ropes to the ground, but Layla fights from the apron to go on a high-speed attack. Layla looks for a Kofi Kingston-like turnaround cross-body, but Eve kicks her down. Even turns vicious. Eve sits on the top rope, puts Layla in a headlock, and lifts her right off the ground. Eve with a unique leg lock into a takedown. Layla fights out of the corner but Eve recovers with a corner break. Layla mostly rolls under a top-rope moonsault, and comes back with a roundhouse kick to the head for the win.

WINNER: Layla in 5:20. I have to say, I know that Eve and Layla have both made a lot of improvements, but I did not expect a match of this quality. The only mistake made was that Layla didn't roll underneath the moonsault in time, and still caught a piece of it. Layla looks like she took some of the best sequences from Tyson Kidd, Justin Gabriel, and Kofi Kingston and made them her own. Eve is continuing to incorporate new moves and holds into her arsenal as well. Layla needs to drop Tiffany's music, though, as it is just horrid.

4 - KOFI KINGSTON vs. DOLPH ZIGGLER

Ziggler uses a shoulder tackle to end a tie-up sequence. More wrestling. A pair of armdrags from Kingston and there is more wrestling. Lots of "Let's Go Ziggler" chants. Kingston lands on his feet from a monkey flip and immediately comes back with one of his own. Kingston hits Ziggler with a knee from the apron, and limps away.

[Commercial Break]

Kingston fights out of a hold, but he still looks a bit pained in the knee. Ziggler works the leg. Kingston reverses a Fameasser with a powerbomb from his knees. Kingston tries to do the best he can on one wheel. Boom Drop, and he calls for Trouble in Paradise, but Ziggler rolls to the apron and hot shots Kingston on the ropes, but Kingston surprises him with Trouble in Paradise a moment later. Ziggler rolls out of the ring to avoid the pin. Ziggler is out but Kingston can't put him into the ring very quickly. Ziggler barely gets his fingers on the rope to stay in the match. Kingston wants a superplex, but Ziggler sends him to the mat and follows with the Zig-Zag to get the pin.

WINNER: Dolph Ziggler in 12:00. The match didn't pick up until a bit after the commercial break, and it really felt like going back in time to when I saw these two going at it every week. Either Kofi Kingston deserves an Emmy, or his knee really took a beating in that match. The knee seemed to get worse and worse through the match.


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