Thursday, December 15, 2011

12/15/11 Superstars

Drew McIntyre vs. Justin Gabriel: *1/4

Hunico vs. Trent Barreta: *1/2

Jack Swagger vs. Alex Riley: **1/4

Primo & Epico vs. Kofi Kingston & Evan Bourne: **1/4

Fairly average match between McIntyre and Gabriel. Wondering if either of these two will get pushed in 2012. Gabriel has upside, Drew's been pretty stagnant.

Hunico comes out on some lowrider bicycle with some other unnamed guy. Barreta and Hunico at least are not afraid to go high-risk. Not bad here considering the time constraints. Hunico wins clean. He does a bilingual promo afterward but doesn't reveal the dude's name. Guess it will be saved for later.

UPDATE (12/16): Just learned that the mysterious individual on the bike is Donny Marlow, son of Haku (Meng). Good for him...excited to see how he fares in the company.

A-Ry is apparently in the doghouse, according to online reports. Ever since Riley's feud with Miz died off, Riley's just been barely treading water. Swagger showing off some football skills with some big shoulder tackles like Cena. Very nice sequence with TKO countered into sunset flip countered into ankle lock. Impaler from Riley got two and really got the crowd buzzing. Swagger takes out the knee and slaps on the ankle lock for the submission. This one really surprised me...thought Swagger would just get a ho-hum win.

Air Boom and Epico/Primo finished the show. Rosa looks stunning. Primo and Epico...yup, they're cousins and naturally work well together. Primo with a nice arm submission on Bourne for a bit. Kofi got the hot tag. Very nice finishing sequence with the blind tag. Hoping the cousins continue to get pushed. They're now very serious contenders for the tag belts.

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