WWE Superstars Recap 02.18.10
WWE Superstars Recap 02.18.10Superstars opened with commentator Michael Cole from Raw saying we're just 72 hours from the Elimination Chamber PPV. Tonight's main event on Superstars is from Smackdown: Rey Mysterio vs. Mike Knox.
Primo & Evan Bourne vs. Chavo Guerrero & CarlitoLate in the match, Evan Bourne made a hot tag to finally save Primo. Bourne came in flying around the ring with various fastpaced kick moves to take down Chavo. He had a pinfall, but Carlito rushed in to break it up. Primo came back in and grabbed Carlito to hit a Backstabber on him. Chavo went for a Gorey Bomb but Bourne countered with a seated pinfall, then hit a knee to Chavo's chin to lay him out near the corner. Bourne climbed to the top rop and hit Air Bourne to win it for his team.
Winners: Evan Bourne & Primo win via pinfall over Carlito and Chavo Guerrero.
They showed the video reel for the second inductee into the 2010 WWE Hall of Fame class, Antoni Inoki. Inoki joins Million Dollar Man Ted Dibiase for the induction ceremony on March 27, 2010 in Phoenix, AZ.
WWE Diva Gail Kim was shown walking backstage on her way to the ring for the next match against Katie Lea.
Gail Kim vs. Katie Lea BurchillAs Katie Lea was making her way to the ring, Michael Cole updated fans on Bret Hart, saying he sustained a broken leg with ligament and tendon damage from this Monday's car incident on Raw.
Gail Kim got thrown shoulder first into the ringpost by Katie Lea early in the match, giving Katie an injury to exploit. She continued to target Gail's shoulder and went for several near falls. At one point she had Gail down in a submission holding her arm back, but Gail fought back only to be knocked back down.
Katie put Gail up on one shoulder for a slam move, with Gail sliding off and starting her comeback. She hit a missile dropkick from off the corner, then crawled over for a near fall. Gail set up for her finisher, but Katie countered it and kicked Gail in the hurt shoulder. Katie sent Gail into the corner then tried to charge at her, but Gail avoided her, then hit her finisher, sticking a foot against Katie's neck and dropping to the mat.
Maryse came walking out from backstage to the top of the ramp, clapping for her future opponent in the Divas Championship match.
Winner: Gail Kim wins via pinfall over Katie Lea.
Superstars returned with a promo video about Smackdown superstar and Elimination Chamber participant, Chris Jericho.
Smackdown commentators Striker and Grisham introduced the Elimination Chamber promotional video about the demonic steel structure. The Chamber is 36 feet in diameter, with 2 miles of chain used in the 36 ton Chamber's construction. Striker and Grisham reviewed the two Chamber matches with Sheamus defending the WWE Title against Cena, Dibiase, Kingston, HHH and Orton, as well as Undertaker defending the Heavyweight title against Mysterio, Jericho, CM Punk, Morrison and R-Truth.
Rey Mysterio made his way to the ring for the main event match on Superstars.
Rey Mysterio vs. Mike KnoxKnox maintained control in the early going, as Mysterio tried to gain some momentum but was leveled by a clothesline. Knox also hit a huge boot kick to put Mysterio down as well. Mysterio tried for a move off the side ropes with Knox grabbing him in a Bear Hug then driving Rey across his knee. Knox began to stretch out Rey's arms on the mat to wear him down. Mysterio kicked out of it, only to get clotheslined down again.
Mysterio managed to gain control quickly as he tripped Knox down against the bottom rope. Knox escaped out of the ring, but ended up getting dropkicked by Rey. Rey went for a jump off the side apron, but Knox caught him in Powerbomb position then drove him back first into the ringpost as Superstars went to commercial.
Superstars returned with Knox stretching back Rey's arms down on the mat. Striker said during the break Knox continued to focus on Mysterio's back. Knox put Rey up in a torture rack submission then dropped him across his knee for another near fall.
Mysterio managed to stage a comeback as he dropped down holding the top rope as Knox rushed towards him. Knox fell to the outside, and Rey hit a move off the side apron to crash down on Knox, yet was holding his knee afterwords. Back in the ring, Mysterio did a springboard off the top rope onto Knox for a near fall. Knox came back to hit a flying body press for a near fall of his own.
Mysterio managed to escape from Knox' clutches in the final moments, dropkicking Knox in the knees to make him fall against the bottom rope. Rey followed with the 619, then did his Springboard splash move to capture the winning fall.
Winner: Rey Mysterio wins via pinfall over Mike Knox.