Saturday, 6 June 2015

WWE Superstars TV Report 06-04-15: Lucha Dragons prove too much for The Ascension; Jimmy Uso returns

The Big Takeaway: Jimmy Uso provided colour commentary this week for both matches. The Lucha Dragons went over 10 minutes against the Ascension – much longer than they normally give matches on this show. Harper and Rowan squashed Los Matadores.

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Sunday, 31 May 2015

WWE Superstars TV Report 05-29-15: Harper and Rowan cut the Mega Powers down to size; Heath Slater v Adam Rose.

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The Big Takeaway: Heath Slater worked as a babyface, stealing a win from Adam Rose. The new age Mega Powers made it two straight weeks on Superstars, but came up short against Luke Harper and Erick Rowan.

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Saturday, 16 May 2015

WWE Superstars TV Report 05-15-15: Kalisto in singles action against Heath Slater; Stardust v R-Truth

The Big Takeaway
WWE Payback is this Sunday and Superstars helped to build it up this week. Two singles matches saw some average wrestling with wins for Kalisto and Stardust in front of an expectant pre-Raw Cincinnati crowd.

Show Recap

Kalisto beat Heath Slater in a fun 4 minute match. They rehashed the talking points from Raw. Stardust got the win over R-Truth (no plastic/rubber/real arachnids were harmed). Rich Brennan and Byson Saxton hyped up WWE Payback which is Sunday from Baltimore.

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Sunday, 26 April 2015

WWE Superstars TV Report 4-24-15: Tag team champs in action; Bad News Barrett v Jack Swagger

Bad News Barrett beat Jack Swagger with the Bull Hammer in 4:22

Rich Brennan returned to commentary this week as he wasn’t on the European tour – last week had seen the return of Michael Cole alongside who accompanied Bryon Saxton completely inexplicably injury-free.

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Sunday, 19 April 2015

WWE Superstars TV Report 4-17-15: AxelMania runs wild in London; Zack Ryder v Heath Slater

Superstars from London was very fun. Michael Cole sat in with Byron Saxton and made the show feel so much better than normal – calling moves makes such a difference.

Zack Ryder beat Heath Slater with the Rough Ryder in 4:40

Slater came out and didn’t play up to the old 3MB Union Jacks gimmick that he used to do when in the UK but has had his hair chopped brutally short and is looking fairly lean/skinny. Given his look and relative roster status, they ought to put Slater with Adam Rose. Ryder, meanwhile, looks heavy in his plight to be considered relevant and legitimate in this company. Oh and Heath Slater has a t-shirt – ho knew? I’m not sure what it said on it but I know that it wasn’t on sale at any of the live events in the UK last week or indeed at the huge merchandise store at WrestleMania this year.

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Sunday, 12 April 2015

WWE Superstars TV Report 4-10-15: AxelMania runs into R-Truth; Swagger v Rose

Jack Swagger beat Adam Rose with The Patriot Lock in 4:30

This week on Superstars, Tom Philips is on colour commentary duties while Byron Saxton takes Michael Cole’s place on Raw. Swagger comes out to a guard of honour from the Rose Buds only they boo him with big grins on their faces. Even though the arena is still only half full, they crowd are really into the ‘we the people’ chant.

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Saturday, 28 March 2015

WWE Superstars TV Report 3-27-15: The New Day vs The Ascension; Emma still dancing, still losing.

Superstars was a fairly meagre offering as a go-home show for WrestleMania this week. If anyone is in the Bay Area, I’ll be at the show Sunday and Raw on Monday. Hope everyone has a great weekend.

Summer Rae (w/ Cameron) beat Emma with a schoolgirl in 4:48

We start off with some early comedy between Summer and Emma, as Rae mimics and mocks the dance – quite right too, it isn’t over. Emma gets annoyed and slaps Rae, uses a drop toe hold and smacks her head into the mat. Off a distraction by Cameron outside, Rae drop kicks and covers Emma and then applies a rear chin lock.

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