WWE Superstars Report- August 23, 2012
Your announcers this week, thanks to the actions of Kane are Matt Striker and Scott Stanford. We see the footage of Kane’s unnecessary attack on Josh Mathews.
Damien Sandow wants to beg our indulgence for a moment. He says that he is here to help all of us. He says that we all suffer from a terrible affliction and that affliction is ignorance. He says that it is his . . . nay his calling to cure us of this affliction. He tells everyone ‘You’re Welcome’.
Match Number One: Damien Sandow versus Yoshi Tatsu
They lock up and Sandow with a knee after sending Yoshi into the ropes. Sandow sends Yoshi into the corner and connects with shoulders. Sandow with a snap mare and a leaping knee drop to the throat. Sandow with a snap mare and knee drop for a near fall. Sandow with forearms across the chest and then he applies a reverse chin lock.
Sandow with a head butt. Yoshi responds with chops but Sandow with kicks and then he pulls Yoshi over the apron and connects with an elbow to the throat. Sandow with another elbow and then he puts Yoshi’s head in the ring skirt and he chokes Yoshi.
Sandow gets a near fall. Sandow with knees to the back and he returns to a chin lock. Yoshi with punches and an elbow. Yoshi with an O’Connor Roll for a near fall but Sandow with a clothesline and then he stomps on Yoshi’s ribs. Sandow tries for a belly-to-back suplex but Yoshi lands on his feet and he gets a near fall with a rollup.
Yoshi with chops and kicks to Sandow. Yoshi with a running knee into the corner followed by a spinning heel kick. Yoshi goes to the turnbuckles and he misses a spinning heel kick when Sandow moves out of the way. Sandow with a side Russian leg sweep and he rolls through into the Elbow of Disdain. Sandow with the straightjacket neck breaker for the three count.
Winner: Damien Sandow
After the match, Sandow does his cartwheel of intellectual superiority.
We go to commercial.
We are back and it is time to take a look back at Brock Lesnar versus Triple H from SummerSlam as well as the aftermath from Raw.
Match Number Two: Drew McIntyre versus Alex Riley
Drew tells the referee about his injured wrist. They lock up and Drew feels something in his wrist and he tells the referee again. Drew tries to punch Riley but Riley moves out of the way. Riley works on the wrist. Drew with punches to Riley followed by a forearm and shoulder tackle.
Riley with a drop kick and clothesline that sends Drew over the top rope to the floor. Drew shows some frustration on the floor. Drew takes his time getting back into the ring and Riley goes to the floor and tries for a splash off the steps but Drew sees him and Drew pushes Riley into the ringside barrier. Drew runs Riley’s back into the apron.
Drew gets a near fall. Drew with kicks and punches to Riley in the corner. Riley with punches but Drew with a back elbow and he gets a near fall. Drew with an arm bar and chin lock. Riley with punches to Drew but Drew with a knee. Alex with a kick and back slide for a near fall. Drew with a clothesline and he gets a near fall. Drew kicks Riley in the head as he continues to wear down Riley.
Drew sets for the Future Shock but Riley gets to the corner. Drew goes to the turnbuckles for punches but Riley slips out and pulls him to the mat with a rollup for the three count.
Winner: Alex Riley
We see footage from the Asian tour.
We go to commercial.
We are back with a look at the confrontation between John Cena and CM Punk at the end of Raw.
Match Number Three: Cody Rhodes versus Justin Gabriel
Cody demands some space from Gabriel before they lock up. They lock up and Cody backs Gabriel into the corner. Cody with a clean break. Cody gets on the turnbuckles and poses. Gabriel with a rollup for a near fall. They lock up again and Cody with a hammer lock. Gabriel with a reversal. Cody with a take down and then he slaps Gabriel in the head.
Cody goes into the ropes to stop Gabriel’s momentum. Gabriel with a top wrist lock and take down into an arm bar and hammer lock. Gabriel with a rolling mare into a double leg nelson cover and a near fall. Cody slaps Gabriel and Gabriel with a slap and kick in the corner.
Gabriel with a European uppercut and a suplex with a float over into an arm submission. Gabriel traps the arms but Cody gets away. Gabriel hip tosses Rhodes over the top rope to the floor after a few reversals. Gabriel goes up top and Rhodes goes to the other side of ringside. Gabriel with a suicide dive that connects with Rhodes. We go to commercial.
We are back and Gabriel with a missile drop kick and he gets a near fall. Gabriel with a European uppercut followed by Irish whip. Cody sends Gabriel to the apron. Gabriel goes up top but Cody knocks him to the apron. Cody drops the arm on the top rope and then he bends the arm in an uncomfortable way on the apron. Rhodes with a gourdbuster and gets a near fall.
Rhodes with kicks to the arm. Rhodes with a knee to the midsection and then he gets a near fall. Rhodes works on the arm with a knee drop to the elbow. Rhodes pulls Gabriel to the mat by the trunks without the referee seeing him. Rhodes with a hammer lock. Cody with the drop down uppercut for a near fall.
Rhodes with a running knee to the head for a near fall. Rhodes with a kick to the should and then he connects with forearms. Gabriel tries to protect his arm but Rhodes is able to continue to work on the injured elbow. Rhodes with a hammer lock. Gabriel with an arm drag to get free. Rhodes with a back elbow and then he connects with a few punches.
Gabriel with an elbow to the head and Rhodes goes down. Gabriel misses the quebrada and Rhodes gets a near fall. Rhodes with a short arm scissors and Gabriel looks for the ropes to get Rhodes to break the hold but he gets a near fall with a rollup.
Rhodes returns to the chicken wing but Gabriel with an elbow and a monkey flip. Gabriel with a kick to the leg and then to the back. Gabriel with a jumping back kick followed by a clothesline and spin kick for a near fall. Rhodes with a kick to the arm but Gabriel with a sit out spinebuster for a near fall. Gabriel runs into a boot from Rhodes.
Gabriel with an inside cradle for a near fall. Rhodes and Gabriel exchange punches. Gabriel tries for an inverted DDT but Rhodes counters and hits CrossRhodes for the three count.
Winner: Cody Rhodes
We go to credits.