WWE Superstars Recap 09.17.09
WWE Superstars Recap 09.17.09On tonight's 9/17/09 episode of WWE Superstars, wrestlers from the rosters of Raw, ECW and Smackdown were all in action. Chris Masters battled Santino Marella, the ECW champ Christian was in non-title action, and Finlay fought Dolph Ziggler for a Smackdown main event. Additionally, former WWE Champion Randy Orton participated in a backstage interview. Here are the full results for the 9/17 episode of WWE Superstars:
Santino Marella vs. Chris MastersThe opening match lasted just under 5 minutes. Masters dominated throughout the contest. Santina started to make a comeback and tried to use his own version of The Masterlock. Chris Masters broke out of the hold and put his Masterlock on Santino, causing the ref to soon call for the bell.
Winner: Chris Masters wins via submission over Santino Marella.
Christian vs. Paul BurchillIn a non-title bout, the ECW Champ, Captain Charisma, took on Paul Burchill. Joining the ECW commentary team to provide his words of wisdom on the match was the new #1 contender for ECW Title, Zack Ryder.
In the match, Burchill managed to gain control of things following a commercial break. At one point, Burchill got Christian on the ropes where he nailed a fisherman's suplex move off the second rope. The two wrestlers continued to trade offense and momentum, until Christian eventually hit the Killswitch to win it.
Ryder and Christian had the typical staredown after the match, with Ryder remaining seated at the commentators table.
Winner: Christian wins via pinfall over Paul Burchill.
Backstage, Josh Matthews spoke with former champion Randy Orton about losing the WWE Title to John Cena at Breaking Point. Orton claimed his decision to tap out to Cena was a "business decision" and that he would regain the title at Hell in a Cell.
Finlay vs. Dolph ZigglerEarly in the match, Ziggler escaped out of the ring to flee from Finlay's attack. Ziggler climbed over the guard rail into the crowd, with Finlay trying to follow. The referee stopped Finlay before a commercial break. After that break, the two superstars traded kickes and punches, before eventually knocking heads in the corner. At one point in the match, Finlay and the ref began arguing over his shillaleigh which was kicked into the ring. Ziggler was able to seize the opportunity, grabbing the distracted Finlay and hitting his finisher on him.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler wins via pinfall over Finlay.