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411’s WWE Superstars Report 04.01.10

April 1, 2010 | Posted by Rob McNew


-Hosted by Michael Cole, Jerry “The King” Lawler, Todd Grisham, & Matt Striker

Kofi Kingston & Montel Vontavious Porter vs. Zack Ryder & Carlito (w. Michael Tarver)
MVP goes out after Tarver who is talking some trash before the match, and teaches the rookie a lesson knocking him out with a right hand. Tarver wants some more, but Carlito tells him to stay on the floor and let him handle this. Finally Carlito is back inside and the match can begin. MVP grabs a side headlock, and hits the ropes delivering a shoulderblock. MVP hits an armdrag sending Carlito into the heel corner, but instead of tagging in Ryder decides to give it another go. Carlito is a little more successful this time firing MVP to the corner, but he leapfrogs a charge and delivers a clothesline. Now Ryder tags in, and he gets hit with a flying right hand from MVP who follows with the ballin’ elbow drop. Carlito pulls Ryder outside, but Kofi comes in and he and MVP deliver stereo baseball slides sending us to commercial. We return from break with the heels back in control, but Kofi quickly comes back with a monkey flip on Ryder. Kofi hits a series of punches after leaping to the top, and a European uppercut gets two. MVP tags in and delivers several knees to the midsection which is followed by a suplex getting two. MVP fires Ryder into the corner, and delivers a kick to the face. Carlito offers a distraction allowing Ryder to comeback with the Ruff-Ryder leg lariat for two. Carlito tags back in and delivers a swinging neckbreaker for two. Carlito grabs a rear chinlock, and follows with a springboard back elbow for two. Ryder tags in and hits a snap mare which he follows with a low dropkick for two. Carlito is back with a boot to the face, but MVP fights back with a series of fisticuffs. Carlito is right back with a dropkick for a near fall, but hits the ropes running into a throw from MVP. That allows the hot tag to Kofi who comes in off the top with a crossbody, and a dropkick to Carlito. Kofi hits the boom drop, and calls for Trouble in Paradise but Ryder interrupts only to get a drive-by from MVP. Kofi then hits the Trouble in Paradise on Carlito to pick up the fall at 11:50. Really fun tag match for four guys that aren’t used to tagging with each other.
Winners: Kofi Kingston & Montel Vontavious Porter (Kingston pins Carlito-Trouble in Paradise **3/4)

Yoshi Tatsu vs. William Regal (w. Skip Sheffield)
True story. I was in Phoenix for this show, and there was a large contingent of British fans in attendance being Mania weekend and all. As a result Regal was quite over. Anyway, some of the US fans got annoyed and started a “USA” chant. Now I can usually forgive it in a Jericho or Edge or Bret vs. foreign heel match, but when the match is between snobby British Heel and firey Japanese Face then it really just proves the low intelligence of some of “WWE Universe.” Now that I got that off my chest let’s get to the match. Yoshi grabs a side headlock, and hits a martial arts kick to the chest for a one count. Yoshi takes Regal over with a side headlock, and follows up with a rollup for two. Yoshi goes back to the side headlock, but Regal is back with a forearm to the face to take control. Regal delivers a European Upper Cut, and follows up with a back elbow. Regal delivers a double underhook suplex for two, and grabs a half nelson chinlock. Yoshi comes free with a series of kicks and forearms, but Regal is right back with a punishing forearm. Regal misses the knee trembler, and gets dropkicked to the corner. Yoshi hits a rolling snap mare and a kick to the face for two. Yoshi heads up top but misses a spinning heel kick, and that allows Regal to lock in the Regal Stretch. Yoshi gets to the ropes to break, so Regal kicks him out to the apron. Regal attempts to pull Yoshi back inside, but Yoshi counters with two spin kicks to pick up the win rather abruptly at 4:39. Odd finish, and there wasn’t much there leading up to it. I usually like both guys, but this one just didn’t seem to have it.
Winner: Yoshi Tatsu (Pinfall-Spin Kick *1/2)

-Recap of Shawn’s emotional retirement speech from Raw Monday. The only thing that has ever made me tear up at a live wrestling event.

Trent Baretta & Caylen Croft vs. The Hart Dynasty (w. Natalya)
Croft and Baretta go ahead and make it official dubbing themselves “The Dudebusters.” Kidd starts out with Baretta and takes him over with a side headlock. Kidd hits the ropes delivering a shoulderblock, and hits a dropkick to the face for two as Baretta bails to the corner. Croft tags in and he gets taken down by Kidd with an armbar before Smith tags in. Smith takes Croft over with an armbar, and stops a dropkick by grabbing the legs and going for the sharpshooter. Croft is able to bail to the ropes and slide to the floor sending us to break. We return with the Harts still in control as Kidd goes locks in an armbar on Croft. Kidd goes for a suplex which Croft flips out of and makes the tag to Baretta. Kidd never sees it and Baretta delivers a dropkick through the ropes sending Kidd to the floor. Back inside Baretta delivers a series of knees to the face in the corner, and tags Croft into the match. Croft hits a bodyslam and makes the quick tag to Baretta who catapults inside with an elbow drop. Kidd hits an armdrag, but Baretta is right back with a running forearm. Baretta hits a kneedrop and whips Kidd into the heel corner before tagging in Croft. Croft grabs a chinlock, and tags in Baretta. They go for a double clothesline, but Kidd counters and takes them over with armdrags before tagging in Smith. He hits a backdrop on Baretta, and follows with a back suplex for two when Croft breaks up the cover. Baretta goes for a springboard DDT, but Smith counters and tags in Kidd. They deliver the springboard Hart Attack to Baretta, and Smith takes out Croft with a big boot. Kidd then locks in the Sharpshooter to get the submission at 11:11. Fun tag team main event to solidify the face turn of the Harts. Unfortunately the Harts turning face only means that now they will be begin a best of 873 series with the Dudebusters after wrapping up their best of 917 series with Cryme Tyme.
Winners: The Hart Dynasty (Kidd submits Baretta-Sharpshooter ***)


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