WWE Superstars – 9/19/2013
Santino Marella dances his way out onto the entrance ramp to open up Superstars.
JTG comes out next. With Santino getting wins over Antonio Cesaro and Damien Sandow recently, it’d be real nice to have Just Too Good beat Santino.
Santino Marella vs. JTG
As JTG finishes his entrance, Alex Riley tells us what a wonderful human being Santino is. The announcers play up that while Santino is playful, he is all business in the ring right now and they play up his MMA background. Well, maybe that means he will need to lose to learn a lesson now.
Both men tie up to start the match and as they back off, Santino fires himself up.
JTG seems to have the advantage in some of these strength battles. Santino starts tossing out some judo kicks which seemingly scares JTG.
Santino starts doing his speed-walking along the ropes and the match becomes the comedy bout that would be expect. Each competitor shoves the other and poses. Santino teases the Cobra, JTG hides behind the ref and then does a heelish cheap shot to take advantage.
JTG counters all of Santino’s MMA counters with cheapshots and shouts Brooklyn’s Finest as he slingshots Santino into the bottom ropes.
The commentators discuss JTG’s claim that Santino smiles too much and how JTG plans to remove the smile.
During this time, Santino quickly takes advantage and hits his diving headbutt spot but as he goes for the Cobra, JTG ducks and applies a sleeper.
The Cobra starts trying to save the fading Santino, as Santino slides out, he is able to hit the Cobra and JTG quite possibly does the best sell of the Cobra ever.
Seriously. The Cobra Strikes about 1:52 into this clipped version of the match. Must see.
Winner: Santino Marella
The opening segment of RAW featuring Daniel Bryan’s celebration into the stripping of the WWE Championship airs.
The Helmsley-Rhodes saga airs with clips of Cody’s firing leading into the “Business Proposal” of Stephanie McMahon to the American Dream on Monday’s RAW.
Kofi Kingston’s music hits and Kofi comes to the ring as the announcers discuss his Intercontinental Championship match against Curtis Axel at Night of Champions.
3MB’s music hits and as the WWE’s top band hits the stage, we find out that Drew McIntyre will be facing Kofi tonight. In 2010, this was a Pay Per View Intercontinental Title match. Now seen only on Superstars.
Kofi Kingston vs. Drew McIntyre
Kofi watches 3MB dance around the ring in disbelief. As Kofi gives a dirty look, we are told that Jinder Mahal has been MIA all week trying to contact the new Miss America, the first Miss America of Indian descent.
Drew takes an early advantage, tying up Kofi by the arm and neck, until Kofi is able to reverse the hold. Drew backs Kofi into a corner and whips him across the ring, where Kofi jumps above the charging Drew and goes into the hurricanrana.
This spot is missed as Alex Riley is telling us that Kofi was picked for the Intercontinental Title match by HHH Sunday while he was backstage taking still action pictures of his own Mattel action figure. Good to know Kofi shows up to PPVs solely to take pictures of toys of himself. Good thing he changed into his gear first!
Kofi takes an advantage as Drew regroups with his band outside the ring. While Kofi makes sure the trio isn’t trying to pull off any offbeat shenanigans (Lance Storm Forever), Superstars hits a commercial break.
The commercial break returns to find both men back in the ring, where they reverse Irish Whips until Kofi boots McIntyre into the face. The former Chosen One lifts Kingston onto the top rope but Kofi starts doing a unique block with his leg. He clasps the ropes but Drew overpowers him and rips him off the turnbuckle. He drops with so much force that McIntyre tries to make a pin but only receives a two count.
Riley starts talking about what star quality Drew has but then says all of 3MB should be big solo stars and teases dissension as Kofi does a quick roll up for a two count.
The ref gets distracted and Heath Slater delivers a cheap shot for a two count.
Chinlock by Drew as the crowd rallies Kofi back into the match. Drew delivers some forceful hits in the corner to Kofi, who sneaks in another inside cradle for a two count.
As Drew continues the display of power, the announcers discuss Kofi’s first Intercontinental Title win over Chris Jericho at Night of Champions 2008.
McIntyre smashes Kofi some more and goes up top and stares at Kingston before successfully delivering a nice soaring clothesline.
Two count only.
Drew stomps on Kofi and then goes back to the top rope to pose. He sits down on the top, only to have Kofi jump from the ground into a hurricanrana off the top.
Both men struggle to get back to their feet. Kingston hits some chops and dropkicks leading up to the Boom Drop. He starts signaling the crowd from the corner but Slater distracts Kingston before he can hit Trouble in Paradise.
Kingston gets whipped into the ropes but he dropkicks McIntyre to the outside. As 3MB surround their bandmate, Kofi hits a slide to knock them to the ground.
Drew gets in the ring but tries to consult with Jinder. Kofi runs them into each other and nails the Trouble in Paradise for the victory.
Winner: Kofi Kingston
Kofi celebrates in the ring while Riley discusses his survival in this match.
The main event of Night of Champions between Bryan and Orton is covered again, as well as the highlights from Bryan vs. Reigns from RAW to close out this edition of Superstars.
WWE Superstars Win/ Loss Totals (beginning May 16, 2013)
Brodus Clay 3-0
Sin Cara 3-0
The Miz 2-0
The Great Khali 1-0
Big E Langston 1-0
Santino Marella 1-0
Cody Rhodes 1-0
Antonio Cesaro 3-1
Justin Gabriel 3-1
Kofi Kingston 3-1
Jey Uso 2-1
Jimmy Uso 2-1
Wade Barrett 1-1
Curtis Axel / Michael McGillicutty 1-1
Dolph Ziggler 1-1
Titus O’Neil 2-3
Heath Slater 1-3
Darren Young 1-5
Zack Ryder 1-6
Brie Bella 0-1
Nikki Bella 0-1
Brooklyn Brawler 0-1
Alicia Fox 0-1
Curt Hawkins 0-1
Big E Langston 0-1
Tamina Snuka 0-1
Alex Riley 0-2
Jinder Mahal 0-3
Drew McIntyre 0-5