Superstars Recap 05.14.09
Rey Mysterio vs. Shelton BenjaminPreparing for Judgment Day, the Intercontinental Champ Rey Mysterio took on the Gold Standard, Shelton Benjamin. John Morrison was nearby on guest commentary for the match, eyeing Benjamin who he's been feuding with for a few weeks now. Early in the match, Shelton kept Mysterio grounded applying various holds including a headlock and leglock around Rey's waist. The little big man eventually battled back and was able to hit the 619 and a flying bodypress, followed by his trademark splash on Benjamin off the ropes. After the match, Morrison and Benjamin got into it outside the ring, with Morrison knocking Benjamin down.
Winner: Rey Mysterio wins via pinfall over Shelton Benjamin.
Christian vs. Mark HenryCaptain Charisma took on the World's Strongest Man, as Christian looked ahead to his ECW title defense at Judgment Day. In the match with Tony Atlas watching from ringside, Henry applied his traditional Bear Hug to squeeze the life out of Christian. Every time Christian seemed to mount an attack, Henry smirked as he leveled the champion back down. Finally, Christian got things going with several high dropkicks to take the big man down to the mat. Amazingly, Christian scored the pinfall victory after a flying cross body block on Henry, and now will look ahead to Jack Swagger at Judgment Day.
Winner: Christian wins via pinfall over Mark Henry.
Hornswoggle vs. Big ShowVickie Guerrero scheduled a joke of a match as she put the incredibly small Hornswoggle against the mammoth Big Show. During this match, Hornswoggle tried his best, after going for the Tadpole Frogsplash off the corner, but Show still was unstoppable. Big Show readied himself to deliver a knockout punch on the leprechaun, but Goldust showed up to intervene. Goldust took the fight to Show, but was eventually overpowered and put into a vicious submission by Show. Show left the ring with Hornswoggle checking on the fallen Goldust.
Winner: Big Show wins via disqualification over Hornswoggle.