WWE Superstars – 8/1/2013
The episode description on HuluPlus: “Drew McIntyre of 3MB takes on R-Truth. Also, high-flying Superstar Sin Cara takes on Curt Hawkins.”
They never give any of these guys time, so there must be extra RAW they want to cover this week.
R-Truth comes out first rapping. Was it when the Wyatts beat him up that they started making him rap again? Sad to see how good he was two years ago only lead to absolutely nothing.
Drew McIntyre comes out by himself. I wonder if Heath and Jinder were already heading overseas when this was taped.
R-Truth vs. Drew McIntyre
Tony Dawson tells us that R-Truth’s rapping was influenced by Tupac, Lil Wayne and Eminem. I would probably enjoy if Tony Dawson tried to be like Matt Striker and incorporate some of their lyrics into his commentary.
(NOTE: I had to pause this right as the bell was ringing and it looks like it is under three minutes until Hulu pushes the next commercial. Let’s see if that is match length and not a mid-match commercial)
Riley questions who else raps their way to the ring and they cover McIntyre’s title lineage before asking if 3MB has issues seeing McIntyre is alone.
Drew starts throwing fists at R-Truth but Riley then confirms the other 3MB members are in Australia without Drew… just in time for R-Truth pelvic thrusts.
Truth does a hip toss, shouts What’s Up. A-Ry is hip so he shouts it back.
Truth maintains control and they talk about him wearing a Charlotte Hornets shirt, being excited the Hornets will be back in Charlotte. Grandmama ain’t walking through that door.
Truth locks in ARMBAR before we do get a commercial.
McIntyre is in control and we hear about his aggressiveness, which has helped turn the tables. McIntyre is stomping on Truth in the corner.
McIntyre continues to dominate until Truth works his way out of a power move into a crucifix rollup.
McIntyre gets Truth in the ropes and whips Truth, who kicks him in the head. McIntyre goes back and throws up a beauty of a kick to the face. Riley starts telling us that McIntyre should be going after Truth’s piercings and hair. Ever the sportsman.
McIntyre continues his surprising domination of this match but Truth rolls him up for a two count.
An impact move by Truth keeps both down on the mat.
Truth gets on fire and delivers a hurricanrana, followed by a falcon arrow for another two.
McIntyre stumbles back with another big boot for another near fall. Drew is now clearly frustrated and pulls a Batista thumbs up/thumbs down, which the crowd does not like.
Truth sneaks in his Lie Detector and ends this.
R-Truth celebrates in the ring. Tony Dawson says Jiggy Jiggy. All is clearly right in the world.
We get the Daniel Bryan-Vince segment replayed first.
Following a commercial, we join Bryan-Kane mid-match, which runs until the segment ends with Bray Wyatt shouting over a fallen Kane.
Back from commercial Sin Cara’s music plays as he enters the arena.
Curt Hawkins gets his entrance next. I cannot remember the last time I saw Hawkins not only get an entrance but come out last. Riley puts over Hawkins stating how even though you don’t see Hawkins a lot, he always brings aggression.
Sin Cara vs. Curt Hawkins
I am surprised that with how little Sin Cara is really used anymore, they still do the mood lighting for his matches.
Hawkins takes early control but Cara is quick to shake free. He hits enough moves to get Hawkins to scurry out of the ring and Cara does a corkscrew move over the top.
Cara tries another high risk move and Hawkins counters for Cara to land back-first on the outside. Hawkins yells at him, throws him in the ring and starts dominating. Hawkins gets some pretty loud boos after shouting “I’m the man!”
Hawkins puts a chinlock on Sin Cara, who starts powering out. As he tries to run the ropes, Hawkins lays him down with a nasty elbow. He picks up him up and drops Sin Cara for a two count. Curt maintains control by trying that chinlock again.
Sin Cara tries coming out, Hawkins gets away but Sin Cara nails a flying kick followed by a hurricanrana. Curt tries to regain composure but Sin Cara gets on a roll with his flipping elbow and a dive off the top rope. Sin Cara only gets a two count on the newly dubbed “Prince of Queens”. Does this mean if he ever makes the main show in this gimmick, we are going to get a Kevin James appearance?
Hawkins is kneeling on the mat and Cara does this hurricanrana move that nails Hawkins down as a DDT would. Riley discusses never seeing a move like that in the seven years he has been with the WWE while Sin Cara gets a three count.
Winner: Sin Cara
Sin Cara stands tall as we head to another commercial.
Ryback-Cena recap, which closes out this week’s Superstars.
WWE Superstars Win/ Loss Totals (beginning May 16, 2013)
Brodus Clay 3-0
Sin Cara 3-0
Justin Gabriel 2-0
The Miz 2-0
Cody Rhodes 1-0
Antonio Cesaro 2-1
Wade Barrett 1-1
Heath Slater 1-1
Jey Uso 1-1
Jimmy Uso 1-1
Titus O’Neil 1-2
Brie Bella 0-1
Nikki Bella 0-1
Brooklyn Brawler 0-1
Alicia Fox 0-1
Curt Hawkins 0-1
Michael McGillicutty 0-1
Jinder Mahal 0-1
Tamina Snuka 0-1
Drew McIntyre 0-2
Alex Riley 0-2
Zack Ryder 0-4
Darren Young 0-4