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WWE Friday Night Smackdown! 6/19/09 (Repost)

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Episode #513: Punk and Disorderly!  I love these titles.

WWE open, Smackdown open, then Jim Ross and Todd Grisham welcome us to… wherever we are tonight.  Roanoke, Virginia!  Tonight, Jeff Hardy takes on Chris Jericho, while CM Punk takes on Rey Mysterio!

Josh Matthews interviews Jeff Hardy in the ring.  They show highlights of Hardy’s Ladder match with Edge at Extreme Rules, where Hardy won the World Championship, then CM Punk cashed in Money In The Bank and beat him for the title.  Then they show Punk retaining the title against Hardy and Edge on Raw this past Monday.  Hardy says he’ll beat Punk at The Bash.  Matthews says they should hear things from Punk’s point of view, so Punk comes out to retort.  Punk defends his actions, rightfully saying that he won both of those matches well within the rules.  They agree that they live different lifestyles, and they’ll settle their differences at the Bash.  Hardy gets cheered, Punk gets booed.  Insta-commercial!

Non-Title: Jeff Hardy vs. WWE Intercontinental Champion Chris Jericho.  Grisham calls it “The Extreme Enigma vs. The Extreme Ego.”  Jericho tends to hit moves, but take time to posture to the crowd instead of staying on his opponent.  Jericho applies an abdominal stretch, but Hardy escapes it and makes his comeback… not that there was much of a heat to make a comeback from.  Jericho avoids a kick and goes for the Walls of Jericho, but Hardy counters it.  Jericho hits a backdrop suplex.  Ouch.  Hardy avoids the Lionsault.  Hardy hits a front suplex and goes up top for the Swanton, but Jericho bails.  Hardy dives to the outside.  Jericho avoids it and Hardy eats the barricade.  Jericho tosses Hardy back in, then Mysterio comes out of the crowd and ranas Jericho.  Jericho ends up going facefirst into the ringpost and gets counted out at 4:56.  Mysterio goes back into the crowd with 2 other people with the same mask and outfit.  Cute.  Match was disappointing.  Hardy gives Jericho the Twist of Fate and the Swanton for good measure.

Layla and Eve fight over hairspray or something.  Maria plays peacemaker.  Dolph Ziggler shows up and they all get his name wrong.

Dolph Ziggler vs. Great Khali (w/ Ranjin Singh).  Khali kicks his ass for a bit, but Ziggler manages to make a comeback and chops Khali’s leg out from under him.  Khali gets DQ’d for a phantom chairshot at 2:03.  Ziggler outsmarts Khali again!

Still to come, Punk vs. Mysterio!

Randy Orton is featured in this month’s WWE magazine!

Raw Rebound.  Scroll down and read the Raw report if you want to know what happened.

Non-Title: WWE Women’s Champion Melina vs. Alicia Fox (w/ Michelle McCool).  Melina will defend the title against McCool at The Bash.  Fox gets Melina in a body scissors, then turns it into a painful looking full nelson.  Melina comes back and beats her with the Code Red at 1:43.  McCool jumps Melina after the match and beats her down, then cuts an awful promo.

John Morrison takes on Edge NEXT!  That should be good.

Edge cuts a promo bitching about not getting another title shot, then says Morrison isn’t fit to breathe his air or be in his ring.  Morrison comes out.  Edge says Morrison wants to be him.  Morrison says Edge isn’t entertaining anymore and he always whines.  Morrison says after this match, Edge will have something to complain about.  Insta-commercial!

This is the version of Smackdown that aired in Australia and New Zealand, so we get some hype for Raw house shows there next month.

Edge vs. John Morrison.  They start with some nice chain wrestling, starting off slow and building it up.  Edge gets heat on him for a while.  Morrison tries to fight back, but Edge sends him off the top rope to the floor.  Insta-commercial.  Edge continues working Morrison over and targets the ribs.  Morrison nails a sweet knee to the face for 2.  Edge goes up top, but Morrison nails his flip kick to send Edge to the floor.  Morrison hits a sweet baseball slide headscissors and sends Edge into the steps.  Back in the ring, cover gets 2.  Edge avoids the Flying Chuck and locks in the Sharpshooter.  Morrison gets a rope break.  Morrison gets a sunset flip for 2.  Morrison hits a Russian leg sweep and heads up to for the Starship Pain, but Edge pulls him down.  Morrison avoids a spear in the corner and crades Edge for 2, then Edge sends him shoulder first into the ring post.  Morrison leapfrogs another spear and hits the Flying Chuck for 2.  Edge counters the Moonlight Drive and hits the Implant DDT, but Morrison kicks out!  Morrison hits a neat DDT for 2.  Morrison goes for the Starship Pain again, but Edge moves, then hits the spear for the win (about 13 1/2 minutes shown).  Really good match.

Punk vs. Mysterio is still to come!

Shelton Benjamin, Charlie Haas, & Ricky Ortiz vs. R-Truth & Cryme Tyme.  JTG and Ortiz start.  JTG takes Ortiz down, then tags in Shad, who kicks his ass.  Ortiz avoids a big boot and attacks Shad’s knee.  Haas tags in and continues working Shad’s knee.  Lukewarm tag to Truth.  Benjamin tags in as well and gets the better of him.  Truth connects with a loud slap, then a loud kick for 2.  Haas and Ortiz break the cover.  Clusterfuck ensues.  Truth catches Benjamin coming off the top rope and goes for the scissors kick.  Shelton avoids it, but Truth catches him with a corkscrew elbow smash for the win at 4:03.

The main event is next!

12 Rounds is coming out on DVD.  I don’t fucking care.

Mysterio comes down and says it felt good to give Jericho a taste of his own medicine earlier tonight.  Mysterio says he wants to challenge Jericho to another title match.  Jericho comes out to the stage and says he already gave Mysterio his rematch and beat him.  Jericho babbles for a while.  Mysterio tells him to shut up.  They eventually agree to a mask vs. title match at the PPV.

Non-Title: Rey Mysterio Jr. vs. World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk.  Jericho is doing commentary.  Punk is still working as a face, and he’s still selling the knee from Raw.  Mysterio attacks Punk’s knee.  Punk fights back.  Punk avoids the 619.  Insta-commercial.  Mysterio takes the shoulder into the ring post bump and gets schoolboyed for 2.  Punk works Mysterio’s shoulder.  Mysterio comes back again and does his stuff.  Mysterio hits the Bombs Away, hits the ropes, and gets caught with a big kick by Punk for 2.  Punk hits the knee in the corner, avoids the 619, and goes for the Go 2 Sleep.  Mysterio counters into a pinning predicament for 2.  Mysterio tries a flip, but Punk catches him in the Go 2 Sleep position again.  Mysterio holds on to the ropes, so Punk tosses him out.  The referee stops Punk from going outside and Jericho uses the distraction to attack Mysterio.  Mysterio beats the count back in the ring, but Punk hits the Go 2 Sleep for the win (8:19 shown).  Jeff Hardy runs down to complain to the ref… or something.  Punk leaves as Jeff’s music plays.  Fin.

WWE Judgment Day 2009 (Repost)

Posted in WWE with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 22, 2010 by Grappleholic

WWE open, then a typically cool opening video for the PPV.

Pyro, then Jim Ross welcomes us LIVE to Chicago!  The first man through the curtain is Chicago’s own Mr. Money In The Bank, CM Punk!  Ross and Todd Grisham are your commentary team for this match.  They show Umaga costing Punk his chance to cash in Money In The Bank in Madison Square Garden 3 weeks ago.

CM Punk vs. Umaga.  Punk fires away at Umaga and tries to be abusive and elusive.  Crowd is VERY pro-Punk.  Umaga manages to beat down Punk a bit, but Punk continues to fire back.  Umaga applies a nerve hold.  Punk tries to fight out, but Umaga blasts him with a Samoan headbutt, which will put down anyone.  Umaga continues to punish Punk’s shoulders.  Punk takes a bump off the apron into the guardrail.  Punk tries to get a sunset flip coming back in the ring, but Umaga sits on him, then continues the beatdown.  Punk tries to slam Umaga, who lands on top and gets a near fall.  Umaga goes back to the shoulder.  Umaga goes for a long distance diving headbutt, but Punk avoids it.  It looked like Umaga would have missed it anyway, but I digress.  Punk low bridges a charging Umaga to send him to the outside, then dives out onto him.  Back inside, Punk fires away with strikes, but fails to knock Umaga down.  Punk avoids a charging Umaga in the corner and hits the diving bulldog for a two count, which Umaga throws him off of.  Punk hits the springboard lariat for a close two count.  Punk signals for the Go 2 Sleep, but can’t get Umaga up.  Umaga reverses it into a Samoan drop for a near fall.  Punk avoids the Samoan Spike and nails some kicks.  He goes for the Go 2 Sleep again, but can’t get it.  Umaga nails a superkick which sends Punk into the corner, then ass butts him.  Umaga finishes him off with the Samoan Spike for the clean pin at 11:52.  Well that sucks.  Ok match, though.

Vickie Guerrero is backstage in her office.  Chavo comes in and tells her John Cena has been cleared to wrestle.  Big Show tells her he’s going to take Cena out tonight.  Edge comes in to talk to Vickie.

Matt Striker and Josh Matthews hype up the ECW Championship match, showing how Christian beat Jack Swagger for the title at Backlash.  The rematch is NOW!

ECW Championship Match:
Christian (c) vs. Jack Swagger.  Whoa, in-ring introductions for the ECW Title match.  And hey, Tony Chimel IS still with the company.  I haven’t seen him in so long I was starting to wonder.  Swagger tries to take down Christian, who avoids it.  Christian has been awesome since his return.  Christian goes for the Killswitch early, but Swagger escapes it.  Swagger gets the advantage briefly until Christian sends him outside and hits a dive out onto him.  Swagger manages to get the advantage again and works over Christian’s back to soften him up for the Doctor Bomb.  Swagger goes for the Vader Bomb, but Christian gets his knees up and tries to mount a comeback.  Christian goes for a splash or a headbutt, but misses.  Swagger gets a sloppy Oklahoma roll for a two count.  Christian takes some punishment, gets an inside cradle for a near fall.  Double clothesline spot.  Christian gets to his feet and goes for a sunset flip, but Swagger traps him and gets a near fall.  Swagger counters the tornado DDT attempt, but Christian hits the reverse version.  Swagger gets a schoolboy, but the referee catches him pulling the tights.  Isn’t that grounds for a DQ in WWE now?  Swagger counters the Killswitch, Christian counters the Doctor Bomb.  Christian gets a reverse cradle and pulls the tights for the win at 9:34.  Okay match, but not nearly as good as their match at Backlash.

Edge comes out of Vickie’s dressing room and chastises Chavo for not doing anything about Santino calling Vickie a pig, then says he has to go defend his World Title.

Shelton Benjamin (w/ Charlie Haas) vs. John Morrison.  Shelton starts in a big way with an Exploder, then works over Morrison a bit.  When Morrison turns the tide, Benjamin bails.  Morrison hits an awesome Shooting Star dive to the outside.  Haas provides the distraction to let Benjamin get the advantage again.  Long resthold sequence from Benjamin.  They finally get up and moving again, then promptly knock heads and go down.  Morrison makes a comeback, then Benjamin takes him down with a backbreaker for a near fall.  Morrison fights back and nails a sweet knee kick for a near fall.  Morrison tries a springboard rana, but it turns into an awkard powerbomb into the turnbuckle.  Morrison avoids the Paydirt and hits a drop toehold in the corner.  Morrison hits a monkey flip, but Benjamin lands on his feet.  Morrison quickly deals with an interfering Haas and avoids Shelton’s Stinger Splash in the corner.  Morrison hits the Flying Chuck and the Starship Pain (split-legged corkscrew moonsault) for the win at 10:09.  Okay match.  I think they could do better.

WrestleMania 25 on DVD this Tuesday!

The Miz comes out.  We finally get to hear from Jerry Lawler and Michael Cole on commentary.  The Miz implies that John Morrison is the Marty Jannetty to his Shawn Michaels, then says since he can’t challenge Cena tonight, he’s going to challenge a substitute.  He insults one of the Chicago Cubs players in the audience, then challenges him to either win a World Series or get in the ring.  Miz claims this somehow makes him 4-0 against Cena.  Santino Marella comes out and reprimands “The Fiz” for insulting a fellow Italian.  Santino compares WWE superstars to animals: Vickie Guerrero to a pig, Vladimir Kozlov to the blue eagle from Seasame Street or something, and “The Fiz” to a jackass.  Miz decks him with a cheap shot and they roll around a bit until Miz drops him with a DDT.  Funny segment.  Oh, wait.  Chavo Guerrero comes down and hits the frog splash on Santino as punishment for making fun of Vickie.

Please, don’t try this at home.

Josh Matthews interviews Chris Jericho.  He says he’ll win the Intercontinental Title tonight.

WWE Intercontinental Championship Match: Rey Mysterio Jr. (c) vs. Chris Jericho.  Mysterio tries to go for the 619 quick, ala WrestleMania, but Jericho bails to avoid it, then comes back in to take the fight to Mysterio.  Mysterio hits a cool legdrop on Jericho, then a minute later Jericho dropkicks Mysterio off the ring apron.  Mysterio takes a beating for a bit.  Mysterio fights back and goes for the 619 again, but Jericho counters with a sweet back body drop frop a two count.  Jericho hits an awesome spinning rack backbreaker for a near fall.  Jericho tries to take of Mysterio’s mask, which the announcers put over as the ultimate insult to a luchador.  Mysterio fights him off and hits the Bombs Away, they does his Speedy Gonzalez routine, jumping around and hitting Jericho.  Jericho goes for the Walls, but Mysterio flips out of it.  Jericho catches him with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for a near fall.  Jericho avoids the 619 again and tries to turn a rana into the Walls of Jericho but Mysterio headscissors his way out of it.  619 attempt again, but Jericho catches Mysterio’s legs and locks in the Walls of Jericho.  Mysterio suffers for a bit, but manages to turn it into an inside cradle for a near fall.  Mysterio goes for a Frankensteiner again, but Jericho powerbombs him down for a near fall.  Mysterio finally manages to hit the 619 and follows with the diving splash for the pin at 12:38.  Damn good match.

Orton/Batista video package.

WWE Championship Match: Randy Orton (c) vs. Batista.  Entrances, introductions, and the opening bell.  Orton bails immediately.  When he comes back in, they lock up and Batista grabs a headlock.  Batista knocks Orton down and he bails again.  He comes back in to get his ass kicked some more.  Orton dropkicks Batista off the apron to get the advantage and starts to work him over.  Orton beats down Batista for a while, then hits his sick DDT off the middle rope for a near fall.  Orton stalks Batista and sets up the punt of doom, but Batista wakes up and spears him.  They make it to their feet and trade shots.  Orton gets his ass kicked and bails, demanding that the referee counts him out.  Batista, of course, doesn’t allow that.  He goes out after Orton and manages to throw him back in the ring before the count of ten.  Orton bails again at the first opportunity and grabs a chair.  Batista knocks him off the ring apron before he can use it and bashes Orton’s head against the announce table, then throws him back in and hits a diving shoulder tackle for a near fall.  Batista goes for the Batista Bomb, but Orton scampers out, grabs his belt, and tries to leave.  Batista gives chase and throws him back in the ring.  Orton tries to use the belt and get DQ’d, but Batista nails the spinebuster and goes for the Batista Bomb.  Orton escapes and goes for the RKO, but Batista drops him.  Orton avoids a charging Batista, who goes shoulder-first into the ring post.  Orton goes for the RKO again, but Batista shoves him into the ref.  Orton slaps the referee to cause the DQ at 14:41.  Legacy runs in they commence to beat down Batista until RIC FLAIR comes running down to make the face.  Orton takes the Batista Bomb, then Batista and Flair fight off Dibiase and Rhodes.  Legacy bails as Batista and Flair stand tall in the ring.  Better match than I expected.

Extreme Rules, next month on PPV!

Cena/Show video package.

The Big Show vs. John Cena.  Cena is still hurt from Show chokeslamming him through a searchlight at Backlash.  Show, naturally, attacks Cena’s injured midsection with his huge fists.  Cena fights back, but is overwhelmed.  Rinse, lather, repeat.  After 10 minutes of getting massacred, Cena finally manages to make a comeback.  He drops Show and hits the Five Knuckle Shuffle.  Show goes for the chokeslam, but Cena hits the half assed rolling DDT on Show.  Is it really more dangerous for Show to just take the proper DDT?  Cena goes for the STF, but can’t get it.  Show squashed him with a Vader Bomb, but Cena kicks out!  Show goes for another one, but Cena avoids it and goes for the STF again, but still can’t manage it.  He hits his diving Fameasser and goes for the STF again, but Show elbows him in the face until he thinks better of it.  Show hits the Alley-Oop, which he hasn’t done in years.  Cena avoids the KO punch and hits the Attitude Adjustment for the win at 14:57.  Fun match, the story worked well.  Of course in the end, Cena’s retard strength overcomes all.

Terminator: Salvation video game trailer, for whatever reason, followed by a shot of the Sears Tower.

Edge/Hardy video package.

World Heavyweight Championship Match: Edge (c) vs. Jeff Hardy.  Entrances, intros, and we’re off!  Jeff shines in the opening minutes, working Edge’s arm.  I’m absolutely certain that won’t come in to play later.  Jeff sends Edge out of the ring and hits the obligatory suicide dive 3 minutes in.  Back in the ring, Jeff misses the Whisper in the Wind and allows Edge to get the advantage.  Edge spears Hardy off the ring apron, then brings him back in the ring to administer the beat down.  Jeff takes the punishment, but fights back and hits a diving cross body for a near fall.  Jeff catches Edge with an inside cradle, ala this past No Way Out, but Edge kicks out.  Jeff locks in a Sharpshooter, of all things.  Edge gets a rope break.  Hardy hits the Twist of Fate for a near fall.  Edge goes for a powerbomb, but Hardy counters it into a sunset flip for a near fall.  They end up on the outside, where Hardy clears the announce table and takes the protective covering off the barricade.  He tries walking across the barricade, but Edge catches him with a big spear.  Edge makes it back in and waits for the inevitable count-out victory, but Hardy makes it back in the ring before the fatal 10 count!  Jeff hits a Twist of Fate on the ropes and a springboard leg drop.  Jeff covers, but Edge gets a foot on the ropes.  Jeff hits the Whisper in the Wind for a near fall.  Edge bails, but Hardy follows him outside.  Jeff sets up the steps to use as a springboard and hits the Poetry In Motion over the barricade and into the front row.  They go back over the barricade.  Matt Hardy appears and nails Jeff with his cast!  Edge puts Jeff back in the ring and covers, but Jeff kicks out again!  Jeff avoids the spear and goes up for the Swanton Bomb, but Edge meets him hits an AVALANCHE-STYLE EDGECUTION for the pin at 19:54.  Good match.  The finish was pretty sweet.

Decent show, but not as good as Backlash last month.

WWE Friday Night Smackdown! 1/22/10 (Repost)

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WWE open, “last week on Smackdown” video, Smackdown open, pyro and ballyhoo.  Todd Grisham and Matt Striker are our hosts.  Tonight, Vickie Guerrero has ordered John Morrison to take on Chris Jericho & Drew McIntyre in a Handicap Match!

Batista vs. Finlay.  They lock up.  Batista overpowers Finlay.  Batista poses and gets wailed on for his trouble.  Finlay hits a diving dropkick, then a Finlay Roll for 2.  Finlay’s hair is redder than normal.  Finlay sends Batista out of the ring and follows him out.  Batista gouges Finlay’s eyes and gets DQ’d in 1:23.  Batista destroys Finlay after the match, then says he’ll do that to 29 guys at the Royal Rumble.

Tonight, Rey Mysterio calls out the Undertaker!

They show Rey Mysterio eliminating Randy Orton to win the 2006 Royal Rumble.

CM Punk and Luke Gallows come out.  Punk cuts a promo on the way to the ring, saying he and Gallows will win the Tag titles and he will win the Royal Rumble.  A girl from the crowd jumps the rail and goes after Punk.  Security drags her away as she screams that she needs Punk.  Punk has her brought into the ring.  Her name is Serena.  Punk talks for about 3 years.  Serena readily agrees to have her head shaved and accept Straight Edge.  Insta-commercial.  Punk shaves her head.  She’s almost orgasmic over it.  Creepy.

McIntyre, Jericho, and Morrison come out for the Handicap Match.  Smackdown GM Teddy Long comes out and changes the match to a tag match, with R-Truth as Morrison’s partner.

WWE Intercontinental Champion Drew McIntyre & Chris Jericho vs. John Morrison & R-Truth.  Jericho and Morrison start, which is always good.  Tag to R-Truth.  They double hip toss Jericho, nip up, knock McIntyre off the apron, then send Jericho out of the ring too.  Morrison tags back in.  Jericho shoves R-Truth off the apron, then sends Morrison to the outside for a minute.  Morrison plays face in peril.  Jericho orders the announcers to point out that McIntyre is a champion.  The heels continue to work over Morrison.  McIntyre knocks Truth off the apron again and keeps the heat on Morrison.  Insta-commercial.  Morrison keeps on taking a beating.  He finally comes back and hits a diving cross body on Jericho for 2.  Jericho stops him from making the tag and goes for the Walls of Jericho.  Morrison avoids it.  Jericho tags in McIntyre, who again stops Morrison from tagging out.  Man, this is like the longest extended heat segment I’ve ever seen.  Morrison FINALLY makes the hot tag.  R-Truth runs wild.  Morrison takes McIntyre to the outside.  Truth schoolboys Jericho for 2.  Jericho gets a cover, but the referee is yelling at McIntyre for laying on the mat after being thrown in by Morrison.  Morrison kicks Jericho from the apron, allowing R-Truth to hit the Lie Detector on Jericho for the pin (13:52 shown).  Really good formula tag match.

Video of Rey Mysterio winning the World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania 22.  Mysterio calls out The Undertaker TONIGHT!

The Women’s Champion, Michelle McCool, and Layla are in the ring with a table with food in it.  McCool says she won’t be defending the title against Mickie James at the Royal Rumble because Mickie is leaving Smackdown tonight.  Dammit this angle is so motherfucking stupid and terrible.  Maria comes out.  Maria says they’re annoying.  She has a point.  At some point Maria went from stupid to threatening.  McCool says Maria is skinny.  That’s the pothead calling the kettle black.  They continue to argue.  Mickie James comes out, looking the hottest of all of them.  She’s sick of their crap.  So am I.  Mickie cuts a promo on McCool and Layla.  This segment goes on for days.  Mickie says she’ll be at the Rumble.  Mickie and Maria jump the heels.  Beth Phoenix runs out and makes the save for the heels.  Beth disposes of Maria, then they beat down Mickie, then McCool hits Mickie in the face with a pig shaped cake and pours red punch over her.  Mickie cries.  Will this angle just fucking end?  And will whoever thought of it fuck off and die?

Cryme Tyme vs. Mike Knox & Charlie Haas.  JTG goes with Knox, then Haas.  Kane comes out and throws them all out of the ring, so it’s a no-contest in less than 1 minute.  So I guess that’s Kane’s way of saying he’s going to win the Royal Rumble.

Last week, Rey Mysterio defeated Batista in a Steel Cage Match to become the #1 Contender.  Tonight, HE CALLS OUT THE UNDERTAKER OMGWTFAWESOME!!!!  </sarcasm>

Grisham and Striker hype the Royal Rumble card.

Great Khali & Matt Hardy (w/ Ranjin Singh) vs. The Hart Dynasty (w/ Natalya).  The Harts work over Hardy to start.  Natalya entices Khali with her breasts to distract him from the match.  Hardy cradles Smith for the pin 2:18.  Well that was stupid… but Natalya’s breasts are appealing.

Rey Mysterio is headed our way!

Mysterio comes out and calls out The Undertaker, who does indeed come out.  They talk back and forth.  Mysterio claims he’ll beat Undertaker at the Royal Rumble.  Undertaker replies that Mysterio is digging his own grave.  Taker says Mysterio will Rest In Peace at the Rumble.  Undertaker leaves.  Mysterio says something to him.  Batista jumps Mysterio from behind and Batista Bombs him, and runs away before the Undertaker can make it back to the ring, since he walks so slow.

This show was Impact levels of crap, but it wasn’t good either.

WWE Superstars 1/14/10 (Repost)

Posted in WWE with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 14, 2010 by Grappleholic

WWE open, Superstars open.  Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler are on commentary for the first match.

Primo Colon & Gail Kim vs. Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Jillian Hall.  Primo and Chavo start with basic stuff.  Chavo starts throwing punches and gets admonished by referee Charles Robinson as Jillian gets some cheap shots in.  Primo fights back, so Chavo scrambles to tag in Hall.  Gail Kim comes in and first off on Hall.  Hall crotches Gail on the top rope, then throws her down.  Jillian works Gail’s hair.  No, I didn’t mistype that.  Kim fights back.  The guys tag back in.  Primo fires away on Chavo and hits a springboard cross body for 2.  Chavo goes for the Three Amigos, but Primo counters the third.  Chavo hits a clothesline for 2, as Gail saves.  Gail chucks Jillian out of the ring.  Chavo grabs Gail.  Gail hits a half assed Codebreaker that sends Chavo into a schoolboy from Primo that gets 3 at 5:58.  Fine little match, especially the Chavo/Primo bits.

Tonight, Christian takes on William Regal!  Yes!

Carlito vs. Chris Masters (w/ Eve Torres).  Masters has new music.  Carlito spits apple in Masters’ face, so Masters kicks his ass.  Carlito bails.  Masters pursues.  Carlito sends Masters into the post, then takes him back into the ring to work him over.  Masters make a comeback and press slams Carlito.  Carlito dropkicks Masters into the turnbuckles.  Carlito charges.  Masters avoids him and locks in the Master Lock for the win at 3:14.

“Ask The Divas”.

Todd Grisham and Matt Striker take over commentary duties for the next match.

Jimmy Wang Yang & Slam Master J vs. Mike Knox & Charlie Haas.  Holy shit, Charlie Haas still has a job?  He’s sporting a beard, but it’s nowhere near as bitchin’ as Knox’s.  Haas and J start.  Knox tags in and kills him with a cross body, knocks Yang off the apron, covers for 2, then tags Haas back in.  J continues to play face in peril.  J takes a beating, then finally makes the hot tag.  Yang cleans house.  J takes out Knox with a suicide dive.  Yang hits a moonsault to a standing Haas for the pin at 3:57.  Man, Knox and Haas should have gone over.  I like that team.  Good little 4 minute formula tag match here.

Christian vs. Regal, TONIGHT!

Raw Rebound.

Josh Matthews and Byron Saxton are on commentary for the main event, which is NEXT!

Ezekiel Jackson hype.  He’ll challenge Christian for the title at the Royal Rumble.

Non-Title: ECW Champion Christian vs. William Regal (w/ Ezekiel Jackson).  They lock up and do awesome wrestling, as is the case any time they lock up.  Regal throws a couple of European uppercuts.  Christian gets a backslide for 2.  Christian dropkicks Zeke off the apron, then schoolboys Regal for 2.  Zeke gets on the apron again and the referee ejects him.  Commercials.  Back from break, they’re still going at it hard.  Christian attempts a tornado DDT, but Regal nails him with an elbow and sends him to the outside from the top turnbuckle.  Christian hit the apron very nastily.  He makes it back in, where Regal puts the boots to him.  Regal buts a beating on Christian.  Christian fights back and hits a diving cross body for 2.  They trade blows in the middle.  Regal knees Christian in the gut and throws him to the apron.  Christian nails him from the apron and hits a missile dropkick off the top for 2.  Christian hits the Sliding D, then goes for a diving headbutt, but Regal avoids it.  Christian goes for the Killswitch, but Regal turns it into a ALMOST Regal Plex, which means I ALMOST marked out hard.  Christian avoids the knee trembler and goes for the springboard sunset flip.  Regal squashes it and holds on the to the ropes.  The referee catches him.  Christian goes for the Killswitch again, but Regal counters and locks in the Regal Stretch.  Christian escapes.  Regal goes for a Tiger Driver or something, but Christian counters and hits the Killswitch for the pin at 13:07.  Really good match.  I love when these guys hook up.

I haven’t had the chance to catch Superstars in some time, but I’m glad I caught it tonight.  Really fun show, especially the last 2 matches.