Thursday, January 19, 2012

1/19/12 Superstars

Tamina vs. Natalya: *1/2

Santino Marella & Mason Ryan vs. Curt Hawkins & Tyler Reks: *

Jinder Mahal vs. Alex Riley: *

I'm loving Tamina's push. She now has the Snuka colors on her ring gear. The ref must really love his job physically restraining Tamina like that. Nice of Striker to note Natalya's shoulders were down while delivering her Pinup Strong move on Tamina. A pretty good match here. It actually got time to materialize.

Didn't really care to see the Smackdown stuff from last week again. It was really just replaying the title match between Daniel Bryan and Big Show, with Show and AJ colliding during the match. I get it, and now a bunch of others are up to speed.

Tag match with four midcarders. Sounds about right for WWE. Helps this match that Santino is over with the crowd. Oh, and since it's Royal Rumble season, we get to know (again) that Santino holds the record for shortest time in the Rumble! Not a fan of stalling and building the suspense to get Santino in to deliver the Cobra. Just tag, strike, and pin.

Punk rules. Yes, we all knew that.

Jinder Mahal gets to face someone else's Alex Riley tonight. So does having facial stubble make one more of a badass? Perhaps. Not sure what it's gonna affect Jinder's status in a big way, although he's at least getting screen time and victories. Good version of that Michinoku Driver II and the camel clutch. One good impact move and a submission finisher. Liking that.

Sin City Smackdown tomorrow!

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