Thursday, August 18, 2011

WWE Superstars Results 08/18/11

WWE Superstars Results 8/18/11:

Jack Korpela opened the shown on commentary talking about how Summerslam saw plenty of controversy, then pondered on what sort of surprises tonight's Superstars might offer. Wade Barrett arrived to the ring to start the show as Korpela and Striker talked about the events from Summerslam impacting Raw and Smackdown.

Trent Barreta vs. Wade Barrett

Korpela talked about Barrett defeating Bryan at Summerslam and being ranked #18 on the WWE Power rankings. Striker wondered who will be the #1 contender for Randy Orton's championship.
Barrett dominated throughout the early going off this one, eventually tossing Barreta over the top rope. Wade went for a running boot near the barricade but Trent moved, and Wade crotched himself on the barricade. Trent chopped him off there, then did a moonsault type move to take Barrett down. The ref's countout reached 8, but Trent tossed Wade back in and hit a missile dropkick for the near fall.

Late in the match, Trent escaped Wasteland and tried to do his running DDT off the corner. Moments later, Trent ran at Wade and jumped on his shoulders for a move. Wade blocked it, then showed his strength by grabbing and holding Trent in Powerbomb position, then tossing him onto his shoulders. He finished with Wasteland.

Winner: Wade Barrett wins via pinfall over Trent Barreta.

Jose Vargas vs. Brodus Clay

Clay took on another amateur on tonight's Superstars. Brodus with the early beatdown on Vargas, including tossing him up in the air and then hitting multiple elbow drops on the much lighter competitor. Brodus used his foot to jab into Vargas in the corner, then shoved him against the ropes to club down from behind.

Brodus hit a German belly-to-belly suplex for the pinfall, but pulled up at 2. He tossed the guy into the corner and then did a huge running splash on him there. As Vargas staggered from the corner, Brodus ran against the ropes and then flatted him with the flying crossbody splash for the win.

Winner: Brodus Clay wins via pinfall over Jose Vargas.

Scott Stanford and Josh Matthews were now on hand to cover the Raw matches on Superstars. They briefly talked about how exciting Summerslam 2011 was before getting to the match.

Santino Marella vs. Primo

Stanford said this match came about because of Santino's hot girlfriend and how Primo said he only got her because he's a WWE superstar.

Early in the match, Santino hit a big shoulder on Primo, but Primo stayed on his feet. Santino suggested Primo try it, and Santino dropped to the mat then leapfrogged Primo as he came from off the ropes. The two men had an exchange of attempted hip tosses, but both blocked to make for a humorous segment. Later, Santino threatened the Cobra and Primo escaped the ring.

Santino made a late comeback with the hip toss move after dropping down for the James Brown split. Moments later, Primo had the advantage and got on the corner, but got crotched when Santino hit the ropes. Primo hit the mat and as he got up, Santino wound up The Cobra, then struck to KO Primo for the win.

Winner: Santino Marella wins via pinfall over Primo.

They showed a video package about Summerslam Axxess in Hollywood. Sheamus was on Conan's show on TBS. Other superstars featured in the video were The Miz, CM Punk and John Morrison. There was also an anti-bullying campagin featuring Eve Torres, Rey Mysterio and celebs including Jordin Sparks.

Superstars returned with Stanford and Matthews talking about the night after Summerslam on Monday Night Raw when Alberto Del Rio defended his WWE Championship against Rey Mysterio. They showed a replay of the main event from Raw.

Zack Ryder made his way out to the ring for the main event right before Superstars went to commercial break.

Zack Ryder vs. Drew McIntyre

Zack did a Woo Woo Woo taunt to start it off, but Zack started a beatdown on him including a snap suplex for a near fall. Later, the two traded slaps to the face, followed by a flapjack from Ryder. He clotheslined Drew out of the ring then dove over the top rope to take down Drew. Zack tossed Drew back in the ring, but Drew rolled out the other side. Zack went out to attack, but ended up hit with a Spinebuster against the apron.

Back in the ring, Drew began to take control, kicking away on Ryder in the corner. Drew ended up outside the ring again as Superstars took a final break in the action. Drew was in control in the ring as Superstars returned. The crowd tried to rally Zack with a "Let's go Ryder!" chant.

Towards the end of the contest, Zack pounded on Drew in the corner then hit the Broski boot. Ryder with the near fall, showed frustration at the fact he didn't win there. He measured up for the Rough Ryder, but instead Drew Powerbombed him into a pinfall. Zack still managed to kick out of it. Drew got a huge boot of his own moments later, with Zack able to escape the pinfall.

McIntyre set up for the Future Shock with Zack escaping it. Drew went for another Powerbomb attempt, but Zack jumped off him and then ran against the ropes. As Ryder came back he jumped up and connected with the Rough Ryder for the win.

Winner: Zack Ryder wins via pinfall over Drew McIntyre.

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