Saturday, January 19, 2013

1/18/13 Superstars

Kofi Kingston vs. Michael McGillicutty: I can see promise in MM's in-ring work. Unfortunately, there's nothing else about him that makes me really care. He needs some type of gimmick, catchphrase, something. Pair him back up with a tag partner. He deserves better, and I consider MM one of the more underrated wrestlers on the roster. This was a drawn-out, formulaic match until the Kofi comeback that produced several counters and near falls. Kofi hits Trouble in Paradise and gets three. **1/4

We see several RAW 20th Anniversary Show moments, including the Cena/Ziggler cage match and Miz TV stuff with Flair pretty much giving Miz the figure-four to use. I wonder if Miz will end up using the move a lot more than AJ Styles did in TNA. Chances are good on that, considering Styles already has an expansive movesetand is just plain awesome (oops, sorry Miz).

Zack Ryder vs. JTG: This just may be the year that JTG gets future endeavored. How he's hung on for so long in the company after the Cryme Tyme breakup and Shad's release, I have no idea. It might be safe to say Ryder should have a better 2013 than all the crap he got sent through in 2012. The sad thing is I'd take JTG over Great Khali to work a match any day of the week -- and yet it's Khali that gets the gimmicks, the girls, and the screen time. JTG goes for his Mugshot finisher, but Ryder hits the Rough Ryder for three. *1/2

The show ends with more more RAW montage clips from the last 20 years (shown on RAW), the Rock concert, and the Rock/Punk brawl that ended Monday's show.

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