Friday, June 12, 2009

Kick-Out's Superstars Thoughts - June 11, 2009

I saw a lot of people complaining about this show on Twitter, was it that bad?

Raw kicks the night off with tag team Diva action and Michael Cole reminds us that the Divas are sexy, smart and powerful! Ah, that may be true Cole, but are they CrazySexyCool? Beth Phoenix & Rosa Mendes team up to take on The Bella Twins... OMG, they're actually doing something?! Actually, I have to apologize to Nikki & Brie, I've been pretty mean to them the last few weeks, but apparently in their downtime they've been training because they were way better in this match than I've ever seen them. They're not ring generals by any stretch of the imagination, but kudos to the Bellas for their hard work paying off. Of course, hard work will only get you so far when you run into The Glamazon! Beth & Rosa get the win - as they should - and hopefully are gearing up to move onto bigger and better things on Raw.

Nice video package for Kofi Kingston, I'd like to see more stuff like this for the new breed of superstars.

I really liked Evan Bourne vs. Zack Ryder, a bit of a slower pace for a Bourne match, but he was selling his bruised ribs from Mark Henry's assault and it gave Ryder and a chance to show off his repertoire. Bourne picks up the win and continues this crazy roll he's been on... aside from his match against Rey Mysterio on Raw a few months back, has Bourne lost a match since returning from injury? Surely this kid deserves a PPV outing against Tommy Dreamer for the ECW Title, doesn't he?

John Morrison vs. Chris Jericho was a great main event, though I'm disappointed Jericho didn't come to ringside with Mysterio's mask as a trophy. Match was good, lots of near falls - I don't think I've mentioned this on here yet, but there's no one in the business who can create more drama out of a two count than Chris Jericho. He knows how to kick-out(!!) at just the right moment and can get that extra millisecond that adds so much more suspense to the match; he doesn't just get 2 counts, he gets 2.999 counts. Jericho continues his hot streak and Morrison doesn't suffer from the loss, but where does The Guru of Greatness go from here? His feud with Shelton has to be about done and I suspect Jericho will continue feuding with Mysterio over the IC Title, so how about John Morrison vs. Dolph Ziggler? Just a thought.

Don't know why people were down on this show, I thought the main event was awesome, the Divas tag was watchable and Bourne/Ryder got a ton of time to do their thing. I like this format for Superstars, a big main event and two other matches featuring people who might not get as much exposure on the main shows that week. Another solid wrestling show, can't complain too much about that, can we?

2 comments:

  1. Since I don't get WGN, I just end up catching the matches I want to see on youtube. As of late, those matches have been Smackdown contests.

    For those that have been complaining about Superstars... have they been watching Raw lately? Bah! It has been pretty stellar wrestling on Superstars.

    I did a Fire Pro sim of the upcoming WWE Title match on RAW this week... Big Show pinned Cena while Triple H went to town on Randy Orton outside the ring. Funny thing is... I can't program one wrestler to simulate hatred for another particular one... that's how it just broke down. Truth be told, I think that outcome is the least likely eventuality.

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  2. "Ah, that may be true Cole, but are they CrazySexyCool?"

    DON'T GO WATCHIN' SUPERSTARS
    PLEASE STICK TO THE SMACKDOWN AND THE RAW THAT YOU USED TO
    I KNOW THAT YOU'D RATHER WATCH THE D-SHOW THAN NOTHING AT ALL
    BUT I THINK THEY'RE MOVING TOO FAAAAAAAAAST

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