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Superstars Recap – “Ending With Power”

February 14, 2014

Ring
Byron Saxton and Tom Phillips talk about Randy Orton as Natalya makes her way to the ring.

Match 1
Divas Singles Match (Referee: Marc Harris)
Natalya vs. Tamina Snuka
Tamina hits a punch to the gut and applies a wrist lock to take an early advantage. Natalya tries to fight out and is slammed to the mat by her hair. Natalya is whipped into the corner but manages to leap over Tamina and roll her up for a 2 count. Back up Natalya is met with a big clothesline. Tamina starts fighting dirty with stomps and choking Natalya on the ropes.She applies a rear chin lock and is in complete control.

Tamina twists Natalya’s neck as she tries to gain momentum. They’re up but Tamina hits a nice scoop power slam. Natalya quickens the pace with some clotheslines and a pair of vertical suplexes for a 2 count! Tamina stops her momentum with a big boot. She tries a samoan drop but Natalya escapes and quickly applies a Sharpshooter! Tamina has nowhere to go and taps!
Result
Natalya wins via submission with the Sharpshooter

Match Thoughts
Solid match. Kind of short but there were some good moves and a nice back and forth.

-Commercial-

Video
Back from the commercial Phillips and Saxton introduce a video replay of the six man tag match from RAW featuring The Wyatt Family vs. Goldust, Cody Rhodes, and Rey Mysterio.

-Commercial-

Video
They now show a replay of part of the tag match from RAW with The Real Americans vs. Christian and Sheamus.

-Commercial-

Video
Back from the break and they show the Hall of Fame video package for Lita.

Ring
Big E Langston is announced and makes his way to the ring for the next match. Phillips mentions that Big E is closing in on 100 days as Intercontinental Champ. Two thirds of 3MB appear on the stage as Drew McIntyre and Jinder Mahal head to the ring.

Match 2
Non-Title Singles Match (Referee: John Cone)
Big E Langston (IC Champ) vs. Drew McIntyre
Drew gets the advantage out of a tie up but takes a shoulder block and a back body drop. He goes for a cross body block but is caught and takes a series of knees to the ribs. 2count. McIntyre picks up the pace but Big E matches his speed and hits a big flying shoulder block! Big E sets up the Big Ending but Drew wiggles out and leaves the ring leading to…

-Commercial-

Drew is now in control but is quickly hit with an overhead belly to belly suplex! Drew takes one shoulder block to the ribs but sidesteps another sending Langston into the post. Single arm DDT and Big is down. He fights to his feet but Drew downs him again with a single leg drop kick! Drew does some air humping air guitar and downs Big E again. Big E keeps getting up but Drew keeps putting him down. Drew is working over the left arm with a key lock and is in complete control.

In the corner Big E fights out and hits a series of clotheslines followed by a side belly to belly and a big running splash! The straps are down Big E hits the Big Ending for the win!
Result
Big E Langston wins via pinfall after the Big Ending

Match Thoughts
Another solid match. Drew had control for a while but he didn’t take advantage. Big E just dominated with his power. Big E is good, I wish they would put him in a good feud for his title though.

-Commercial-

Video
The last segment of the night is a replay of the ending of the Cena vs. Orton match from RAW this week.

Impressions
Not a bad show for what it is. Two good matches that could’ve been on one of the main shows. Superstars is always mostly filler but that’s alright, it just means I can watch the whole thing in less than 20 minutes. I don’t really understand why they have to put a commercial during a match when there’s so little original content on the show though. Ah well.

Match of the Night
Big E Langston vs. Drew McIntyre
Both matches tonight were good, but the Divas match was shorter and didn’t have as much time to develop so the Big E/Drew match gets the nod tonight.

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