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411’s WWE Superstars Report 06.15.13

June 16, 2013 | Posted by Marc Elusive

Commentators: Matt Striker & Tony Dawson

Championship’s roll call: WWE Champion: John Cena… World Champion: Dolph Ziggler… Intercontinental Champion: Wade Barrett… United States Champion: Dean Ambrose… Tag Team Champions: The Shield… NXT Champion: Bo Dallas… NXT Tag Team Champions: The Wyatt Family… Diva’s Champion: Kaitlyn

They changed the theme for Superstars; it was different last week but I just thought it was something to do with the version I downloaded.

Tensai (w/Brodus Clay & The Funkadactyls) vs. Titus O’Neil (w/Darren Young):   The bell is really weird sounding, probably because this was before Mr. McMahon stole it. They jockey for position early and stalemate on some running shoulderblocks to establish the evenness in power. They start to exchange blows and O’Neil gets the advantage but quickly gets floored with a shoulderblock, with his attention diverted. Tensai hits a splash in the corner; he tries again, cross-corner, but completely misses and Titus scores with a powerslam. He DROPS THE LEG, BROTHER and then hits a submarine shoulder tackle. Sweet T fights back and manages to clothesline O’Neil to the floor as we head off to break. We come back with Tensai hitting a head-butt and wringing the arm. Titus fights back and clotheslines Tensai to the floor. Young applauds in satisfaction as O’Neil retrieves him on the floor and stomps away in the ring. He works a chinlock in the ropes and works a front facelock. Clay and company try to rally Tensai and he responds, reversing a whip into the corner, but Titus FLOATS OVER and hits a big boot. Nice agility for the bigman as he nets two. He continues to pound away and locks in another front facelock. Tensai eventually counters with a back suplex. We head home as Tensai begins the comeback in the corner with strikes and head-butts; the rolling monkey flip sets up a running knee in the corner. Young tries to get involved but Tensai dispatches with him. All sorts of chaos ensues as the referee got involved with Clay on the floor, Young distracts Tensai as he is trying a Vader Bomb, allowing Titus to pull him off the top and get the pinfall.   3.5/10 Not bad for a power matchup; good battle and I’m actually surprised the Players got a win, I guess the WWE is looking to push O’Neil forward.

Here is your winner… Titus O’Neil via pull off the top bomb pinfall

The Wyatt Family is coming and it will be great for any of those who watch NXT, these three, Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper and Erick Rowan, are going to be awesome.

We recap Raw with the Triple H/Mr. McMahon mini storyline involving Curtis Axel. For my full Raw review, click here. We move onto the STELLAR matchup involving Daniel Bryan and Seth Rollins. That match NEEDS to be seen.

Zack Ryder vs. Heath Slater (w/3MB):   This could be a good match. The commentators make dated music references and then discuss the return of CM Punk this Sunday. Slater gets a headlock so Ryder tosses him off but gets planted with a shoulderblock; Ryder comes back with a hiplock and flapjack, for two. Slater pulls Ryder off the second rope and gets two; he then pounds away. AIR GUITAR! Slater settles into a chinlock and maintains for a while. Ryder frees himself but gets nailed with the Whammy Bar leg lariat and keeps on him with pugilistic endeavors. Ryder reverses and tosses Ryder into the corner and reestablishes the chinlock. Ryder blazes the comeback with a faceplant off a backdrop counter. The double knees and missile dropkick scores. Here’s the Broski Boot but both other 3MB members distract allowing Slater the Smash Hit (elevated DDT) to get the pinfall.   3.5/10 Well Ryder is officially the lowest babyface in the company. That’s my brilliant analysis of this match. Note: I parenthesized Slater finisher because he so rarely hits it to win (also a bad sign for Ryder).

Here is your winner… Heath Slater via Smash Hit pinfall

More Wyatt Family vignettes are shown.

We close the show with the confrontation involving John Cena, Ryback, and a bunch of lumberjacks that was much better than I thought it would be.

OVERALL 3/10   The usual from this show. Although, I was actually surprised at who won each match, which is a good thing. Hopefully the WWE is getting a little less predictable.

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