Thursday, January 26, 2012

1/26/12 Superstars

Jinder Mahal vs. Tyson Kidd: *3/4

Beth Phoenix vs. Brie Bella: 1/2*

Kofi Kingston vs. Michael McGillicutty: ***

Kidd is apparently a face, although the way he's been getting lost in the midcard chaos, I haven't really noticed. Jinder, on the other hand, has made several appearances lately, even picking up a few wins and getting the upper hand on the likes of Sheamus. OW, Kidd basically punted Jinder's chest back to India (although I'm told he's actually Canadian), followed by a Liger kick. Kidd really looked good here. Unfortunately, his moonsault missed at the worst time. Jinder hit a flatliner move, then into a Punjabi Clutch for the tapout win.

They replayed Kane nuking Ryder in that falls count anywhere match on RAW. This took up at least a quarter of the show by itself. Eve blamed Cena, and Cena showed that hateful look that a lot of fans probably wanted to see for a while. Liking this possible slow turn from Cena.

They coulda had a match for the time this segment aired. Ugh.

Royal Rumble fun fact of Mysterio lasting 62:12 in the Rumble, which is a record. Miz is #1 in the Rumble this year. I think it would be a good time for him to be the endurance guy. He's not winning (at least from what I'm reading on reports), but I hope he makes it to the final few guys.

The next match is a divas match. Hey, Beth's back on TV! She had been AWOL for a while; the last time she was on, I think it was Alicia Fox giving her that inadvertent black eye and nasty swelling. Alicia's had a few wins since, but I think Tamina's had the momentum lately. Beth pins Brie here, no surprise.

Well, Kofi's back to being a singles star again because his tag partner, Evan Bourne, royally screwed up by failing a second Wellness Policy test in about three months. Is that a record? With Bourne messing up on his second chance, I'm all but certain Bourne's gone from WWE.

I'm waiting for McGillicutty to really show me something. Granted, it's not totally his fault (he really hasn't had much TV time to show what he really could do). Kofi looked great as usual, flying through the air and showing that awesome vertical leap. Finally, McGillicutty in an exciting match that got time! Unfortunately, Kofi was the one scoring the win.

Will this mean Kofi can get his way back to the U.S. title or even the IC belt? Perhaps, but I think Kofi works real well in tag matches. Considering how many people are on this roster, I'd like to see one of the lesser-known guys benefit (one not used very often on TV). It would be a win-win situation.

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