Friday, July 20, 2012

7/19/12 Superstars

Santino Marella vs. Jinder Mahal: *1/2

Cody Rhodes vs. Alex Riley: **1/2

Jimmy Uso & Jey Uso vs. Derrick Bateman & Johnny Curtis: *3/4

Sin Cara vs. Drew McIntyre: ***

We start quickly with Santino and Jinder in a non-title match. Dammit, when was the last time Santino defended that belt? Josh Mathews calls it a prestigious title, but I beg to differ. Nice mullet, Santino. Slow offense from Jinder, Santino comes back and hits the cobra for three.

WWE is gonna heavily promote Tout because WWE's the largest investor in that. It could work, especially if people like Cena use it a bunch.

Cody Rhodes faces Alex Riley. A-Ry with the powder throw on his entrance, and he gets a pretty good pop from the WWE Universe. Cody can skin the cat, wonder if we'll be seeing that more often. Very good match here with the numerous counters and back-and-forth action. Cross-Rhodes wins it for Cody.

I'm still believing Cena could be the first person to lose when cashing in the MITB briefcase. I really don't want WWE to end Punk's reign just yet, but hey, it's been longer than most of the title reigns we've seen lately.

Usos in tag action tonight against Bateman and Curtis. Thought it was a great moment on RAW when the Usos danced in the ring with their dad, Rikishi. Big top-rope splash wins it for the Usos. That might be an idea for Bateman and Curtis to just become a tag team. While the back story would make it more a "strange bedfellows" case, such teams have had success in the past anyway.

AJ and Daniel Bryan wedding on RAW. Aw, how touching. Now I wonder if there will be a massive swerve like Kane coming back out. Who the heck knows at this point....

Sin Cara with a fine match against Drew McIntyre in the main event. Of note, Josh Mathews pointed out how Drew has the inability to hit the big shot and close matches. Cara showed a few new moves here. Drew with an awesome counter, turning a Sin Cara crossbody into a backbreaker for two. Drew goes to the top but obviously that backfires. Tilt-a-whirl DDT from Sin Cara wins it. Impressive stuff that gets my match of the night.

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