Thursday, June 18, 2009

Kick-Out's Superstars Thoughts - June 18, 2009

Santino Marella kicks things off on WGN America and even though he's beating a dead horse by continuing to mock Vickie Guerrero, the "wee wee wee all the way home" joke was pretty funny. Chavo Guerrero is his opponent and proceeds to take his beating "like a mans." Santino's "oh wow, I can kinda wrestle" shtick is amusing, but they really need to do something with him, his act is growing stale fast. I don't think it's a coincidence that all of Santino's best stuff has come when he has a female companion and as the old saying goes, "behind every man, there's a great woman," maybe it's time to retire Santina and find Santino a new girlfriend. Perhaps Jillian? They would be the most annoying couple in WWE history, so the possibilities are endless.

Zack Ryder defeats Local Competitor, is Vladimir Kozlov not feeling well? Poor Local Competitor, that guy just can't catch a break. One notable thing from this match, Ryder's finisher has been officially named "The Zack Attack," I hope Mark-Paul Gosselaar is getting royalties.

After fast-forwarding through their Smackdown matches, I have to admit that Eve vs. Layla was actually pretty good. It was one of the better Divas matches in recent months not involving Maryse, Natalya, Mickie James or The Glamazon, but as was pointed out to me earlier this evening by the First Lady of Kick-Out!!, that's kinda like being one of the better Nickelback songs.

Also, interesting referee attire for Maria during that Divas match. I wonder if Mike Chioda could pull off that look. Good officiating at the end though, she got both competitors to respect the Code of Honor, so you have to give her respect for that.

Jack Swagger, Tyson Kidd & David Hart Smith vs. Christian, Carlito & Primo was a solid main event, albeit a bit slow once the heels isolated Primo. Not nearly enough Christian in this match either, but other than those two gripes, it was a good finish for Superstars, and it was nice to see ECW get the main event slot this week.

Certainly not the best Superstars and while the main event was perfectly acceptable and fun to watch, it didn't pack the punch that Chris Jericho vs. John Morrison did last week. Superstars continues to be an enjoyable, quick show that doesn't have much of an impact on the grand scheme of WWE, but it's a nice change of pace to just sit down and watch straight-up wrestling for the entire show.

And this review of Superstars is the 99th update here at Kick-Out!! Wrestling, I have something special planned for tomorrow, so make sure to check back for #100!


  1. This is one episode of Superstars I didn't check out aside from watching the first match.

  2. I wish I'd actually had the chance to see it. I'm not actually sure if this airs in Australia... I've seen RAW, ECW and Smackdown advertised but I've never seen Superstars advertised so it may not be on tv here yet... Either that or I'm watching at all the wrong times. It's aired on a Thursday in America, I believe? But we already have ECW on Thursday... and if it's shown on the weekends here I won't be able to watch it... Hmm... I'll look into that.
    That said, oh please don't suggest Santino and Jillian, I think that would be far too much punishment for my ears! lol.
    I clicked on that code of honour link, btw, just to make sure that I knew exactly what was going on and I was reminded of how much I hate CM Punk with bleach blond hair. Sorry that's a little random.
    There's not much else for me to comment on since I missed seeing this, but I can't wait for your Smackdown thoughts! :)