Saturday, August 18, 2012

8/16/12 Superstars

Jimmy Uso & Jey Uso vs. Michael McGillicutty & Johnny Curtis: *3/4

Alex Riley vs. Drew McIntyre: *1/4

Damien Sandow vs. Justin Gabriel: **3/4

Usos take on McGillicutty and Curtis to start the show. Figure this is a good way to keep MM and Curtis on TV in some capacity, since it's unlikely either will break through in singles action at this point. Heels doing decent as a tag team here, but Jey gets the hot tag and it's pretty much a done deal after that. Big top-rope splash gets three. Usos have done well to get over with the crowd.

McIntyre apparently has a broken left wrist (has a black cast), but was medically cleared to face A-Ry. A-Bomb is a flying top-rope clothesline. Final Score finisher changed from a TKO to a snap swinging neckbreaker of sorts. Wait, A-Ry WON?! That's what...two wins in 2012 now? He's on a roll!

Sandow makes Matt Striker feel like a mental midget. Now that's a visual. Anyway, Sandow and Gabriel main event Superstars this week. Gabriel has a more balanced in-ring style now, but still likes to fly around the ring. Gabriel still not using the 450 as often, though. Sandow with that nice Russian leg sweep and elbow signature moves. Very exciting match, back-and-forth action. Gabriel doing the springboard moonsault more often. Gabriel injected a lot of life into the match; otherwise, it was really not too far from slightly above-average. Sandow getting away from or countering Gabriel's finishers is just a play off his intellectual gimmick.

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