WWE Superstars Report – August 2nd, 2012
We start off this week’s show with the Smackdown brand and your announcers are Josh Mathews and Matt Striker.
Match Number One: Heath Slater versus Tyson Kidd
Kidd with a waist lock but Slater with a standing switch. Kidd with an arm drag but Slater with a head scissors. Kidd escapes the head scissors and gets to his feet. They lock up and Slater with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Slater celebrates his offensive outburst in the ring. They lock up and Slater backs Kidd into the corner and Slater with a hammer lock.
Slater with an elbow to the back but Kidd gets to the ropes and he ties Slater up in the ropes. Kidd with an arm drag into an arm bar and key lock. Slater with a knee to the midsection but Kidd with a victory roll for a near fall. Kidd with an arm drag into an arm bar.
Slater with a knee to the midsection and then he stomps on Kidd’s abdomen. Slater with another boot to Kidd’s torso before he kicks and chokes Kidd in the corner. Slater punches Kidd but Kidd kicks Slater and charges into the corner but misses a splash. Slater with a neck breaker for a near fall.
Slater kicks Kidd to the floor and then he celebrates as we go to commercial.
We are back and Slater with a reverse chin lock but Kidd escapes. Slater with a side kick to Kidd and he gets a near fall. Slater punches Kidd in the head and the referee warns him. Slater with a rear chin lock followed by a knee to the ribs. Slater with another reverse chin lock. Kidd with elbows but Slater with an elbow to the back of the neck. Kidd lands on his feet on a belly-to-back suplex attempt and Kidd with a series of kicks and a spinning drop kick.
Kidd with a back heel kick and drop kick to the head for a near fall. Kidd kicks Slater and goes to the floor. Kidd with an enzuigiri and then he goes up top but Slater goes up and hits a power slam. Kidd rolls to the floor after the impact on the mat. Slater rolls Kidd back into the ring and gets a near fall. Slater with another near fall.
Slater shows some frustration over not being able to finish off Kidd. Slater with punches in the corner and the referee pulls him out of the corner. Kidd with an elbow followed by a kick and a slingshot guillotine leg drop to the apron. Kidd goes up top and he hits the Blockbuster and gets the three count.
Winner: Tyson Kidd
We go to commercial.
Match Number Two: Natalya versus Layla El in a Non Title Match
Natalya pushes Layla to the mat and then she kicks the champion. Natalya sits on Layla to get a near fall. Natalya slaps Layla but Layla with a rollup for a near fall. Layla with a kick to the midsection and a slap followed by a side head lock. Natalya with a side head lock and then Layla mocks Natalya and dances. Layla sends Natalya into the ropes.
Natalya is not happy with what Layla is doing and Layla takes Natlaya to the mat by the hair followed by a clothesline and a cross body for a near fall. Natalya goes to the floor and she tries to pull Layla out of the ring but Layla with a kick.
Natalya pulls out the ring skirt when Layla tries for a baseball slide and Natalya punches Layla. Natalya pulls Layla to the mat by the hair and then she catapults Layla across the ring and then Natalya kicks Layla. Natalya with a near fall. Natalya stands on Layla’s hand and then she applies a bow and arrow.
Layla is able to escape and gets a near fall with a lateral press. Layla with a rollup for a near fall. Natalya with a discus clothesline but she can only get a two count. Natalya throws a minor tantrum before picking Layla up by the hair. Natalya tries for a suplex but Layla escapes and kicks Natlaya in the head and gets the three count.
Winner: Layla El
We go to commercial.
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We go to commercial.
Match Number Three: Justin Gabriel versus Cody Rhodes
They lock up and Gabriel with a head scissors but Cody escapes. Cody with a head scissors and Justin escapes. Gabriel backs Rhodes into the corner and Cody says something to Justin and instead of a clean break, Gabriel slaps Cody and Cody is shocked.
They lock up again and Justin with a side head lock take down. Gabriel with a shoulder tackle and Rhodes backs into the corner and Justin with a break. Cody misses a clothesline but he lands on his feet when Gabriel tries for a belly-to-back suplex. Cody with a drop toe hold into the turnbuckles and he kicks Justin.
Gabriel with a chop but Cody with punches and kicks. Gabriel with another chop and forearms. Gabriel lands on his feet on a hip toss and he takes Cody down with a drop toe hold. Gabriel with a forearm in the corner. Cody with an Irish whip and kick to the midsection. Rhodes with a punch to the head and kicks. Cody with a snap mare and key lock. Gabriel gets to his feet and he escapes the hold.
Rhodes with a clothesline for a near fall. Rhodes returns to the arm with a hammer lock. Gabriel rakes the eyes to try to get Rhodes to release the hold but Cody is able to maintain the hold. Gabriel with a take down and flying shoulder tackle followed by a clothesline. Gabriel with a missile drop kick from the turnbuckles and gets a near fall.
Rhodes goes to the floor and we go to commercial.
We are back and Gabriel with a few near falls. Gabriel with a snap mare and then he rolls up Rhodes for another near fall. Gabriel with an arm drag and arm bar on Cody. Cody gets back to his feet. Rhodes with an Irish whip but Gabriel with a head scissors, he takes Rhodes to the floor. Gabriel charges off the apron but Rhodes catches Justin and hits a power bomb on the floor.
Rhodes gets back into the ring and Gabriel struggles to get back into the ring and he makes it in just before the ten count. Rhodes with kicks to the chest. Cody with a gourdbuster and he gets a near fall. Rhodes with a kick to the back but Gabriel with kicks from the mat. Rhodes with a knee against the ropes and a clothesline for a near fall. Rhodes returns to the arm with a key lock.
Gabriel punches Rhodes but Rhodes with the field goal kick on the ropes and he tries for the Alabama Slam but Gabriel rolls through. Cody and Justin bump heads and both men are down. Gabriel with kicks to Rhodes followed by a jumping spin kick. Gabriel with a spinning heel kick and then he hits a running forearm into the corner. Gabriel tries for a slingshot move into the ring but Cody goes to the floor. Gabriel with a pescado onto Rhodes and both men are down.
Gabriel with a springboard drop kick to the back for a near fall. Gabriel puts Rhodes on the top turnbuckle but Rhodes pushes Gabriel off. Rhodes with a super gourdbuster and then Rhodes gets a near fall. Rhodes tries for a side Russian leg sweep but Gabriel holds on to the ropes. Gabriel with a quebrada for a near fall.
Rhodes with an elbow and he misses Beautiful Disaster but he does not miss Cross Rhodes and Cody gets the three count.
Winner: Cody Rhodes
We go to credits.