WWE Superstars – 10/10/2013
Three Ain’t Enough Man, I Need Five – Big E Langston comes to the ring as Tom Phillips welcomes us to WWE Superstars.
Justin Gabriel’s music players next and the grappler from Capetown makes his way to the ring.
Big E Langston vs. Justin Gabriel
Phillips does a great job letting us know the history between these two including the tag match from a few weeks ago and some battles on Main Event.
Langston overpowers Gabriel to start. After Gabriel composes himself, the circle up again, only to see Langston overpower the former Nexus member again. Langston yells for Gabriel to get up and once Justin comes back, he ties him up again.
Langston performs a somewhat running/sliding headlock. Gabriel tries to fight out and bounces Langston off the ropes, only to be steamrolled by Big E.
Langston and Gabriel circle up again and Gabriel tries to put a headlock on Langston. Langston is able get free and knock down Gabriel with another shoulder.
Big E treats the Darewolf as his prey and is able to maintain control until Justin escapes a hip toss. Justin tries using his speed but is knocked down by Big E again.
Gabriel gets up and does finally take down the former NXT Champion with a dropkick. Both men up and Langston hits a crazy backbreaker on Gabriel for two.
Gabriel rolls outside the ring and Big E stares him down with great confidence as the show goes to its first commercial.
Superstars resumes with Gabriel strung up in an abdominal stretch. Gabriel ties to get more offense in but just cannot overcome Langston, who nails a belly to belly.
Riley puts over how Langston is trying to make a name for himself, bringing up the exchange with CM Punk on RAW recently while Langston tortures Justin in a bear hug. Gabriel gets free and nails him with a punch to the head.
Gabriel tries hitting some high risk moves, connecting from the top rope before a spin kick. Gabriel looks in control for the first time and he nails a diving crossbody for a two count.
Langston, frustrated, regains control and nails the Big Ending.
Winner: Big E Langston
Langston does his crazy-eyed celebration which would have led to a 5-count in NXT but they move on to tell us about the Special Guest Referee Vote from Monday’s show to pick between Shawn Michaels, Booker T and Bob Backlund.
Recaps of the segments leading to the Special Guest Vote and the decision.
Recap of Del Rio’s Battleground match leading into the announcement of John Cena’s return is shown, straight thrown Del Rio’s assault on Ricardo Rodriguez.
Kaitlyn’s music hits and we see Kaitlyn for the first time in a while. The announcers mention she just celebrated her 27th birthday.
Her opponent will be Tamina Snuka, wearing her AJ Lee t-shirt.
Kaitlyn vs. Tamina Snuka
The two powerhouse Divas circle each other before Kaitlyn shoves Tamina. Kaitlyn locks up Tamina but the enforcer for the Divas champion smashes the former champion in the corner.
Kaitlyn rolls her up for a two count and Tamina slides outside the ring.
The daughter of the Superfly gets grabbed by the hair by Kaitlyn from inside the ring but Tamina levels Kaitlyn and re-enters the ring in control.
Tamina laying into Kaitlyn and has her struggling in a chinlock. When Kaitlyn gets free, she runs the ropes but Tamina takes her down and glares into the crowd.
Riley talks about the strength of these two Divas in comparison to Antonio Cesaro and hypes the role Tamina filmed in The Rock’s upcoming Hercules movie as Tamina locks up Kaitlyn again.
Tamina lets up and goes for an unsuccessful cover, lays Kaitlyn down with a big clothesline and continues to give Kaitlyn trouble with chinlocks.
Tamina goes for a splash, which Kaitlyn avoids. Kaitlyn throws a couple dropkicks and a shoulderblock. She seems to have everything in control but Tamina kicks her in the head. Kaitlyn hits a power move for another two count as both Divas lay on the mat.
Tamina headbutts Kaitlyn with great force. When Kaitlyn gets up, she goes for a spear but misses. Tamina is able to nail a Samoan Drop to pick up a big victory.
Tamina makes her way out of the ring looking at the flattened Kaitlyn.
Recaps of RAW’s main storyline airs with the Big Show segment, the main event leading to Big Show’s assault on HHH to close another recap heavy episode.
WWE Superstars Win/ Loss Totals (beginning May 16, 2013)
Damien Sandow 3-0
Sin Cara 3-0
Big E Langston 2-0
The Miz 2-0
The Great Khali 1-0
Santino Marella 1-0
Cody Rhodes 1-0
Jack Swagger 1-0
Rob Van Dam 1-0
Antonio Cesaro 4-1
Brodus Clay 3-1
Kofi Kingston 3-1
Jey Uso 2-1
Jimmy Uso 2-1
Justin Gabriel 3-3
Wade Barrett 1-1
Curtis Axel / Michael McGillicutty 1-1
Tamina Snuka 1-1
Dolph Ziggler 1-1
Titus O’Neil 2-3
Heath Slater 1-3
Darren Young 1-5
Zack Ryder 1-7
Brie Bella 0-1
Nikki Bella 0-1
Brooklyn Brawler 0-1
Alicia Fox 0-1
Big E Langston 0-1
Curt Hawkins 0-2
Alex Riley 0-2
Jinder Mahal 0-3
Drew McIntyre 0-5