Monday, November 16, 2009

WWE Superstars Thoughts - November 12, 2009

I'm a little late on this one, and reviewing things out of order, but when Superstars is primarily a standalone show, I figure I can get away with it.

For the first time in weeks, Smackdown does not contribute the main event for Superstars, instead giving us a rock solid opener - Matt Hardy vs. David Hart Smith. I'm pretty amazed by David Hart Smith, it seems like every time the guy steps in the ring, he's better than he was the last, that's a rare talent. Smith dominated early, but once Matt Hardy started to build a head of steam, the numbers game came into play with The Hart Dynasty at ringside. The ref tried to eject Natalya and Kidd from ringside (love it!), but before they could even get in the aisle, Matt grabbed the win with a small package. Fantastic match, this is the kind of stuff I love to see on Superstars, matches that wouldn't normally be on the regular shows, but between two guys who can go out there and put on a hell of a performance even with little backstory.

I've been trying to avoid talking about this every week, since it's pretty lame, but who the hell is participating in Ask The Divas? Honestly, if you need relationship advice, you're going to the WWE Divas? Need I remind you that one of these women dated both Santino Marella and Dolph Ziggler? I'm just sayin.

Zack Ryder w/ Rosa Mendes vs. Shelton Benjamin was the ECW portion of the evening and as expected with these two, it did not disappoint... until the lame ending. Zack Ryder being "mesmerized" by Rosa Mendes would be funny if he didn't, ya know, come to the ring with her! He can manage that, but gets distracted when he's being counted out in the middle of a match? I'm probably being a little too harsh on this because of the painfully stupid dream sequences we've been getting on ECW, but it's just not working for me. I think there's a lot of potential in this Rosa/Ryder pairing, but with the romantic comedy clich├ęs aren't gonna realize it.

Cool little hype video for Sheamus.

Main Event time! MVP vs. Ted DiBiase
was pretty much what you'd expect from MVP vs. Ted DiBiase. I think if you're looking for a good example of the differences between the two main brands, just watch this match, then the Matt Hardy/DH Smith match from earlier. It's not that this was a bad match - far from it - it's just shows how both Raw and Smackdown each have their own unique vibe. Glad to see MVP pick up the win though, he needed it, and more solid build for Survivor Series.

No comments:

Post a Comment