Friday, May 8, 2009

Kick-Out's Superstars Thoughts - May 7, 2009

I enjoyed the opening Cutting Edge segment with Edge and Jeff Hardy, though I thought there could've been a lot more said to play up on their long history with each other. Minor gripe, both guys did exactly what they needed to do to hype the match. Jeff Hardy obviously doesn't have the emotional delivery of Edge or John Cena, but he's improved leaps and bounds on the mic over the years and I'm incredibly excited about the match at Judgment Day. I know I just ranted about slowing down on the title changes, but I really want Hardy to win this one.

Santina Marella & Kelly Kelly vs. Beth Phoenix & Rosa Mendes was way better than it had any right to be. I was expecting complete crap, but instead I got something that was surprisingly amusing and fun. Could Santino have actually found his calling as a Divas wrestler?

Finlay vs. Zach Ryder was not as fun, it was actually quite boring. Finlay has a tough job, being the veteran to work with young talent; sometimes he gets a sure thing like Tyson Kidd, sometimes he works with guys like Zach Ryder. I'm not going to badmouth Ryder's abilities because I'm sure he's quite capable, but this gimmick isn't going to cut it. I can't believe I was watching this match longing for the days of Hawkins & Ryder in tag team competition.

Chris Jericho vs. John Morrison was great, definitely another contender for match of the week. Didn't like the ending so much, I hate the music/pyro/TitanTron interruption during the confines of a match because it defies logic, there's nothing a referee can do to stop it and why wouldn't every heel just hire some guy to interrupt the match to distract his opponent? I know, it's just wrestling and I'm overthinking this one, but I think a simple run-in would've sufficed. That aside, the Jericho and Morrison worked great together and Morrison as a face means we get to see more of his insane flashy moves like the split-legged corkscrew moonsault.

Superstars is quickly joining ECW as the place to be every week for fans of straight-up wrestling. Any show that gives us a great main event and a place for new workers to get some exposure is fine by me.


  1. Not a fan of the WOO WOO WOO gimmick with the wanky shitty emo rock?

  2. That may be the worst theme music since X-Factor.

  3. Hey, bash Ryder all you want, but the X-Factor theme was awesome. >_>