WWE Superstars Report – August 16th, 2012
We start off this week’s show with the Raw brand and your announcers are Scott Stanford and Josh Mathews.
Match Number One: The Usos versus Michael McGillicutty and Johnny Curtis
Jey and Curtis start things off and they lock up for a moment. They lock up again and Jey with a side head lock. Jey with a shoulder tackle to Curtis. Jey works on the arm and then he tags in Jimmy. Jimmy with a wrist lock and Jey tags back in and Jey with a double sledge from the turnbuckles. Jimmy tags back in and they hit the double back elbow and double elbow drop. Jimmy with an arm drag into an arm bar after Jey takes care of McGillicutty when he tried to interfere.
Jey tags back in and he connects with a shoulder to the ribs. Johnny with a punch and then he rakes the eyes and hits a spike elbow drop for a near fall. Michael tags in and he kicks Jey in the corner. Johnny rakes the eyes while Michael deals with the referee. Johnny tags back in and they send Jey into the turnbuckles and work on his back. Johnny gets a near fall and then he chokes Jey with his boot.
Johnny with a boot to the head and then he slams Jey. Johnny goes to the turnbuckles and misses a knee drop. Jimmy with a flying forearm for a near fall. Jimmy with a head butt and then he sends Michael to the floor. Johnny sends Jimmy to the floor and Michael attacks Jimmy while Johnny talks to the referee and we go to commercial.
We are back and Michael with a reverse chin lock on Jimmy. Jimmy is sent to the floor but Jimmy attacks Curtis on the floor when Johnny tries to do the same. Michael with a drop kick while Jimmy tries to re-enter the ring.
Michael sends Jimmy into Johnny and Johnny with a reverse atomic drop and Michael with a clothesline to the back of the head for a near fall. Michael with a kick to the head while Johnny distracts the referee.
Johnny with a short arm clothesline and Michael is tagged in and he stomps on Jimmy and then he follows it up with elbows to the chest. Michael with a reverse chin lock. Jimmy with a jawbreaker and he crawls to make the tag but Michael grabs the leg to stop Jimmy. Johnny tries to knock Jey off the apron but Jey with a punch. Michael is sent to the floor but the referee sends Jey back to the apron and Johnny with a kick to the midsection to allow Michael to get a near fall.
Johnny tags back in but Jimmy with a kick and then he sends Johnny and Michael to the floor. Jimmy crawls across the ring and Michael tags in but so does Jey. Jey with clothesline and a savate kick and uppercut. Jey with the spinning flying forearm followed by the running butt splash. Jey with a power slam to Johnny.
Jey with a Samoan drop to Michael and Jimmy tags in and he goes up for the Superfly Splash and he gets the three count.
Winners: The Usos
We go to commercial.
Match Number Two: Drew McIntyre versus Alex Riley
They lock up and McIntyre has to release because of his injured hand. They lock up again and Riley with a side head lock. McIntyre backs into the corner and he favors his wrist, but it was a trap because he hits Riley with the cast. McIntyre with kicks to Riley and then he chokes him in the ropes. McIntyre sends Riley into the turnbuckles and then he punches Alex.
Drew with a suplex and he gets a near fall. Drew with an arm bar and then he pulls Riley back to the mat and holds on to the arm bar. Riley with punches but Drew with a kick and punch to stop Riley.
Riley with a rollup for a near fall but Drew fires back with a clothesline. Drew gets a near fall. Drew slaps Alex in the head and then stomps on the hand. Riley with an arm drag and elbow to Drew. Riley with a clothesline or two followed by a spinebuster. Drew with an Irish whip and kick and punch in the corner. Riley with a boot to the head and then he goes up top and hits a clothesline but Drew kicks out.
Drew with a clothesline and then he slams Riley and goes to the turnbuckles. Drew misses a leg drop and Riley with a kick and then he hits the Final Score for the three count.
Winner: Alex Riley
We go to commercial.
We are back and it is time for the Smackdown portion of the show and your announcers are Matt Striker and Josh Mathews.
Match Number Three: Justin Gabriel versus Damien Sandow
Sandow wants to retreat to the ropes before Gabriel locks up to maintain the mental advantage. They lock up and Sandow with a side head lock. Gabriel with a hammer lock but Sandow with a snap mare. Gabriel holds on and gets a near fall. Gabriel with a hammer lock again and Sandow backs Gabriel into the ropes and Gabriel with a clean break. Sandow demands that Gabriel let go of him.
They lock up and Sandow with a side head lock and take down. Gabriel with a head scissors but Sandow escapes. Gabriel with an arm drag into an arm bar and Gabriel messes with Sandow’s hair for a moment. Gabriel with a hammer lock but Sandow with an elbow. Gabriel with drop kicks followed by a slam.
Gabriel goes up top but Sandow goes to the floor and pulls Gabriel back to the apron. Gabriel kicks Sandow away and then he hits a cannonball onto Sandow as we go to commercial.
We are back and Gabriel still has control of the match and he still has Sandow in the hammer lock. Gabriel with knees to continue pressure on the shoulder. Sandow with a punch and then he sends Gabriel to the apron. Gabriel slides back in and hits a back body drop.
Gabriel with an STO and then he goes up top but Sandow rolls to the opposite side of the ring. Gabriel shows some frustration at Sandow’s actions. Sandow ducks a baseball slide and then Sandow Irish whips Gabriel a few times into the apron. They return to the ring and Sandow gets a near fall.
Sandow with knees to the ribs followed by a knee drop. Sandow stretches Gabriel over his back but Gabriel is able to get free. Gabriel with a double leg take down and he gets a jackknife cover for a near fall. Sandow with an Irish whip and shoulders into the corner. Sandow with kicks to Gabriel. Sandow with a side Russian leg sweep and then he floats over and sets for the Elbow of Disdain and hits it.
Sandow gets a near fall but he shows some frustration that Gabriel would kick out. Sandow sends Gabriel into the turnbuckles but Gabriel moves when Sandow charges into the corner. Gabriel with a chop to Sandow followed by kicks to the leg and torso. Gabriel with a leaping back spin kick and then he hits a spinning back heel kick.
Gabriel with a forearm into the corner and then he goes to the apron and hits a springboard cross body for a near fall. Sandow misses a clothesline and Gabriel gets a near fall with an O’Connor Roll. Sandow with a shot to the midsection and then he gets Gabriel up but Justin gets to his feet and he hits a spike elbow drop and then he hits a springboard moonsault but Sandow kicks out at two.
Gabriel with a running boot to the head and then he goes up top for the 450 splash but Sandow hits the ropes and Gabriel is crotched. Sandow with knees to the chest followed by the straightjacket neck breaker for the three count.
Winner: Damien Sandow
After the match, Damien celebrates his victory with the cartwheel of intellectual superiority.
We go to credits.