Sunday, March 7, 2010

WWE Superstars Thoughts - March 4, 2010

It's been awhile since I've reviewed Superstars, but there were a few things on this show that really stuck out that I felt I needed to discuss.

Our opening contest was Kofi Kingston vs. Chavo Guerrero and definitely an eye-catcher for me since I'm all for Kofi getting a decent-length match on television, and Chamois Guerrero is one of the more underrated talents on the roster.  I guess I could complain about Kofi being completely absent from Raw and instead being used to open Superstars, but since Superstars allows for more match time, King & Cole did a good job reestablishing Kofi, who has faltered a bit in recent weeks.  I will complain about the match being paused so the referee could tend to a minor cut about Chavo's eye.  This isn't coming from a "WE WANT BLOOD!" vampire fan mentality, but this is the one aspect of TV-PG that I cannot stand.  It kills the rhythm of the match and it only serves to piss the crowd off.  If the guys are planning on going into the crowd, I understand, you can't have guys bleeding on fans, but otherwise, what's the problem?

As for the actual match, it was pretty much exactly what I expected, Kofi working out some of his recent issues in a long-ish TV match against a veteran like Chavo Guerrero.  Fun back and forth action, crowd was excited for it despite it being stopped for a papercut, and it was a great way to start things off on WGN America.

Although Evan Bourne vs. William Regal would've made for a great opener as well.  I'm never going to complain when Evan Bourne gets any sort of TV time, even when it is just him getting destroyed, because he's just such an exciting, unique Superstar.  Every time Bourne is in the ring, you're pretty much guaranteed to see something that you don't usually see on WWE television.  And that's not to take anything away from Regal, who was especially brutal in this match, stretching Bourne with some NASTY! submissions.  The most exciting part of this match for me was the fact that Evan Bourne actually won, and I feel like I've said that a couple times lately.  Can we get this guy a US Title run?

I suppose now that ECW is gone, Superstars will usually feature two Raw matches and two Smackdown matches?  Our first SD match was Kane vs. Mike Knox, which wasn't something I was particularly excited about, and the match didn't change that perception.  Instead of giving my detailed thoughts on this contest, instead I'll share this exchange between Matt Striker & Todd Grisham, which was way more entertaining: 
Striker: How many Slim Jims do you think Kane could eat?
Grisham: All of them?
Funniest thing Todd Grisham has ever said.  Oh yeah, Kane won the match too. 

Main Event time, Goldust vs. Chris Jericho!  When's the last time Goldust got in the ring with a reigning World Champion in a one-on-one match?   This match was the main reason that I had to watch this week's Superstars, especially after Jericho posted this on Twitter:
I really dug the match with Goldust last night. Hes in the best shape of his life and is as good as anybody in the WWE. Very underrated.
And I really dug the match as well, this is what WWE Superstars should be every Thursday night.  Goldust looked amazing here, a mixture of his own talents and Jericho putting him over huge as a threat.  Striker & Grisham did a great job on commentary, the crowd was into it, and most importantly of all, the match was flat-out awesome.  I doubt Goldust will ever be a World Champion in WWE, but with matches like this, he deserves a prominent spot on the roster. If you missed it, make sure you see this match.


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