This one was never uploaded to the official YouTube channel, nor was it posted at wwe.com - in fact, if you go to the wwe.com, their link to the show (http://www.wwe.com/shows/wwesuperstars) has been hidden and there's no sign of the most recent episode. So here's a...not quite pristine copy somebody put up from the SkySport broadcast. (Hopefully it sticks around until we get an official one to replace it with) It'll kill some time until the football comes on, at least!
In our main event, TED DiBIASE meets TYSON KIDD! ALEX RILEY clashes with PRIMO! DREW McINTYRE takes on MASON RYAN! All this PLUS BRODUS CLAY in action!
Originally posted by CRZThis one was never uploaded to the official YouTube channel, nor was it posted at wwe.com - in fact, if you go to the wwe.com, their link to the show (http://www.wwe.com/shows/wwesuperstars) has been hidden and there's no sign of the most recent episode.
And there's a good reason for that (wrestlezone.com).
Originally posted by wrestlezone.comWWE is no longer showing the program "Superstars" online. WWE had been showing both Superstars and NXT on WWE.com and the official WWE YouTube channel.
They are going to continue to tape matches for the program Superstars because it appears it will continue to air internationally and resume its normal schedule of showing in certain countries outside of the United States.
From what I have learned, while the views domestically online were low, both Superstars and NXT make millions courtesy of their international markets which is a key reason in why both programs continue to be in existence.
NXT can still be found on WWE.com and the WWE YouTube channel.
Nothing is confirmed but with the WWE Channel launching next year it has been speculated that NXT and Superstars will be featured on the channel.
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"£8.70 for a measly 16 out of your average fag machine." (dMr)
I loved Charles Robinson's "Are you SERIOUS?" look when McIntyre slapped Ryan. (And it was a good match between those two as well.)
Alex Riley's very talented, don't misunderstand me, but Primo did a great job of making him look like a million bucks.
If Superstars had storylines (aside from McIntyre's losing streak) one would think a storyline would be, "Who picks these guys to face Brodus Clay, anyway?" 177 pounds? That guy's fully 50 pounds lighter than I am! Brodus Clay's got some talent, though; he's a good technical wrestler and moves quite fast for a big man. He reminds me of Umaga. But he's being misused, really. Put the guy on television and have him demolish people that are a little closer to his own size. (Or at least, you know, within 100 pounds of him.) As Catwoman sarcastically remarked in Batman Returns, "I just love a big, strong man who's not afraid to prove it with someone half his size."
Although I do have to wonder if any of the members of Brodus' personal "Hall of Pain" will ever become future WWE Superstars. If you look on YouTube, you can find neat little tidbits like CM Punk losing a squash match to Val Venis on Velocity.
I loved Striker's story about Ted DiBiase and the World War II and Korean War veterans! And as noted in previous Superstars threads, the commentary on this show is far and away better than on RAW and SmackDown. For that matter, they did a great job of bringing up the Hart/DiBiase family rivalry, and it added a lot more depth to the match. Tyson Kidd wasn't being randomly malicious just because he's an asshole, but also because of the family feud.
Coming back from the commercial break during the main event, the referee's angry "HOW MANY TIMES DO I GOTTA TELL YOU TONIGHT?!" admonition towards Tyson Kidd really summed up his brutal style. And later, "ARE YOU KIDDING ME, KIDD? OFF THE ROPES, I'VE ALREADY TOLD YOU FIVE TIMES!" Woo, that referee is awesome!
DiBiase did a fantastic job selling the pain that Kidd was putting him through.
I very much enjoy Superstars (and thanks to CRZ for posting it) but every once in awhile I would like to see an unpredictable result of a match. If anyone on the board, upon seeing the match listing, didn't go 4-for-4 with predictions, they obviously don't watch WWE.
In any event, each and every one of these guys deserves television time.
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Actually, I kinda get the feeling that this match wouldn't reach expectations at all whatsoever. RVD can be carried to good matches by workers that can keep him reigned in and focused on the psychology of the match at hand.