WWE Superstars Report – August 9th, 2012
We start off this week’s show with the Smackdown brand and your announcers are Matt Striker and Josh Mathews.
Match Number One: Justin Gabriel and Tyson Kidd versus Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks
Gabriel and Reks start things off and they lock up. Reks backs Gabriel into the corner and he misses a punch on a break. Gabriel tries for a rollup but Reks holds on to the ropes. Reks kicks Gabriel away. Reks with a kick and forearm to the back followed by a slam. Hawkins tags in and Gabriel kicks Reks and Gabriel with an arm drag to Hawkins into an arm bar.
Kidd tags in and Gabriel with a drop toe hold and Kidd with a drop kick to the head for a near fall. Kidd with a front face lock and Gabriel tags in and slingshots for a sunset flip and he gets a near fall. Gabriel with an arm drag into another arm bar.
Kidd tags back in and they hit a double back elbow followed by a double snap mare and kicks to the front and back for a near fall. Kidd with an arm bar into a hammer lock and key lock. Hawkins with punches but Kidd kicks Hawkins and goes to the apron. Kidd takes care of Reks but Hawkins with an enzuigiri that sends Kidd to the floor.
Reks tags in and he sends Kidd into the apron and then back into the ring. Reks with a double sledge to Kidd. Reks with a hard Irish whip and Hawkins is tagged back in. Hawkins kicks Kidd in the chest followed by a snap mare and kick to the back. Hawkins gets a near fall. Hawkins with a reverse chin lock on Kidd.
Kidd with an arm drag to escape and then he sends Hawkins to the floor when Curt charges at him. Hawkins pulls Gabriel off the apron to prevent the tag and then Hawkins brings Kidd back into his corner. Reks and Hawkins double team Kidd while the referee deals with Gabriel.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Reks stands on Kidd’s chest. Reks with a punch to the head followed by a tag to Hawkins. Curt with a leaping elbow drop to the chest as they continue to work on Kidd’s breathing. Hawkins gets a near fall and then he applies a rear chin lock and he turns Kidd to a neutral corner. Hawkins with a forearm to the back and then he puts Kidd on the top turnbuckle. Hawkins with a forearm to the back and he sets for a belly-to-back superplex but Kidd counters and hits a sunset flip power bomb. Both men are down.
Reks and Gabriel tag in and Justin with a flying shoulder tackle and forearm. Gabriel with a spinning back heel kick followed by a cross body into the corner. Gabriel with a springboard cross body for a near fall. Gabriel with an STO but he misses a springboard moonsault when Reks moves.
Reks with a kick to the chest followed by an elevated flatline for a near fall. Reks with a knee and punches but Gabriel tries for an elbow from an inverted DDT position but Reks reverses and hits a clothesline from an inverted DDT position but Reks can only get a near fall.
Gabriel with an O’Connor Roll for a near fall. Reks with a kick and sets for a delayed vertical suplex but Gabriel counters with a DDT and he gets a near fall. Kidd sends Hawkins to the apron and hits an enzuigiri. Kidd tags in and Gabriel gets Reks on his knees and Kidd hits a springboard elbow drop and gets the three count.
Winners: Justin Gabriel and Tyson Kidd
We go to commercial.
We are back and it is time for the Raw portion of this week’s show and your announcers are Scott Stanford and Josh Mathews.
Match Number Two: Santino Marella versus Michael McGillicutty
Santino teases with the puppet free cobra and Michael backs up. They lock up to a stalemate. They lock up again and Santino pushes Michael away. They lock up again and Santino with a cartwheel on an Irish whip. Santino does another cartwheel on an Irish whip attempt. Michael wants to know what the heck is going on.
Michael with a kick when he wants a knuckle lock. Michael with a side head lock take down into a side head lock. Santino with a top wrist lock into a side head lock. Santino with a shoulder tackle but Michael with a hip toss and he does a cartwheel to mock Santino.
Santino wants to shake Michael’s hand but Michael wants nothing to do with him. They lock up again and Michael with a knee to the midsection followed by a punch to the head. Michael kicks Santino in the midsection and then Santino speed walks across the ropes. Michael gets in the way and Santino with a double leg take down and jackknife cover for a near fall.
Michael pushes Santino and Santino teases a cobra and Michael goes to the floor as we go to commercial.
We are back and Michael with an arm bar on Santino. Santino with an arm drag or two followed by a slam. Santino forces Michael into the corner. Michael offers his hand and Santino shakes it but it was a trap and he punches Santino in the face. Michael with a kick and then he sends Santino into the turnbuckles.
Michael with kicks to the back and chest and the referee warns him. Michael with a back breaker and then he goes to the turnbuckles for an elbow drop to the head and he gets a near fall. Michael chokes Santino in the ropes and he connects with an elbow to the head and then he rakes at the face.
Michael with a snap suplex and he gets a near fall. Michael with a reverse chin lock and Santino gets back to his feet. Santino with punches. Santino floats over in the corner but Michael does not bite. Michael with a clothesline to the back of the head but he can only get a near fall. Michael rubs Santino’s face in the mat.
Santino with a rollup for a near fall. Michael responds with a drop kick for a near fall of his own. Michael with a slam and he goes back to the turnbuckles but this time he misses the elbow drop when Santino rolls out of the way. Santino with a Saito suplex and both men are down. Santino blocks a punch and he connects with jabs and forearms. Santino with the split and hip toss followed by the diving head butt.
Santino reaches into his gear and he pulls out the puppet and he connects with the Cobra for the three count.
Winner: Santino Marella
We go to commercial.
We are back with the Raw Rebound.
Match Number Three: Zack Ryder versus Tensai (with Sakamoto)
Tensai backs Ryder into the corner and he connects with head butts that sends Ryder to the mat. Tensai with an Irish whip but he misses a splash into the corner. Tensai with a shoulder tackle and elbow drop to the back. Tensai sends Ryder through the ropes to the floor and Tensai follows.
Tensai misses a short arm clothesline and Ryder with a forearm. Tensai is sent inot the announce table but Tensai pushes Ryder into the apron. Ryder with forearms as Tensai returns to the ring. Tensai with an uppercut and he sends Ryder into the corner and connects with head butts. Tensai with a butterfly suplex followed by an elbow drop. Tensai with a slam and then he applies a nerve hold.
Ryder with punches but Tensai with a knee and short arm clothesline for a near fall. Albert with a rear chin lock and his knee in Ryder’s back. Tensai rubs his forearm across Ryder’s face before returning to the nerve hold. Ryder punches Tensai but Tensai with a forearm to the back and then he puts Ryder in the ropes.
Tensai distracts the referee and Sakamoto punches Ryder. Tensai with a hard Irish whip and then he goes for a Vader Bomb but Ryder moves out of the way and he goes to the floor. Ryder takes care of Sakamoto and then he wants to hit the Broski Boot but Tensai gets up. Ryder with a boot to the head for a near fall. Ryder tries for the Rough Ryder but Tensai catches him and hits a buckle bomb. Tensai with the Baldo Bomb followed by a back senton splash for the three count.
We go to credits