4 Reasons to Watch Superstars 10/27/11

Last week I was losing faith in Superstars. This week it decided to renew it. That does not mean the show was less predictable because going in you knew who was going to win every match of the four, but the moves were more exciting, the commentary more interesting, and let’s face it, not having to see Triple H attacked again was dazzling. But, this is about the four best things of Superstars, so let us recap those:

4. The Bella Twins

Slinking their way down in the ring in sensual catsuits that make a man drool, The Bella Twins outshine their opponents in everything from appearance to style. The Bella Twins have stopped trying to be their own version of LayCool and decided to take a different approach. Sexing it up they turn it around in personality by being as childish as possible when facing Kelly Kelly and Eve. They put their finger and thumb up and out to make “L’s” at the girls, they give childish taunts of, “Nyah, nyah,” and one of the Bella’s covers her ears when Eve is screaming. It is a perfect position for these women. They seem to have found what they are comfortable with and instead of trying to come up with some over the top insults that fall flat the second or third time around they just go with the first thing that pops into their heads.

3. Air Boom vs. JTG and Primo

I asked two guys the other day when I started becoming such a JTG fan. They told me it was likely because I was watching him against Percy Watson and Titus O’Neil. After watching this match I’m convinced I’ve just become a JTG fan over time. Air Boom and JTG and Primo work fluidly together. Kofi flies high but seems to keep himself a little more in control of his moves while Evan does what he does best. But Primo and JTG both show that they can keep up with the fast-paced, high flying men in this match. Haven’t seen much of Primo lately? You know you miss him.

2. Cody Rhodes vs. Ted Dibiase

First off, stop whining that Cody Rhodes is on Superstars. Cody Rhodes is given a chance to get a win after he’s been fighting and losing recently. He does not even need it as it seems an entire regime is behind the man. Cody Rhodes is the opening match of Superstars and looks incredible. It’s not really a drop when he was featured on the pay-per-view just on Sunday. It’s an opportunity for this man to do moves that had me rewinding to watch it again. Dibiase works well with him and between the two they put on more than a decent match. We knew Cody would win, and still it was an amazing victory.

“Cody’s back might be disfigured!” – Korpela
“I’m just a loser who likes to conjugate verbs.” – Striker

1. Scott Stanford (and Josh Mathews)

I tend to put Scott Stanford at number one for good reason. He’s the best. The. Best. Don’t argue, you know it’s true. A few weeks ago though I complained that Josh Mathews did not seem to want to play along with Scott’s hilarity. In the weeks since Mathews has proven that he can keep up with Scott. His snorts of derision, his vocal hurts when a man is taken down, and his general attitude have seemed to have a facelift that is giving these two a run for best commentary team. And I could not be more glad of it. The two of them tell a story with every person who enters the ring and draw you in. I’m glad to see these two working together, and almost seemingly against Striker and Korpela. Now that could be an interesting commentary rivalry, if just because these four can do things with their barbed words without needing to embarrass themselves in the ring.

Scott has energy he was lacking in last week’s main event through their entire portion. The man can make exciting matches solid gold with his words and he sells two matches that people would not think they would want to watch as if they were main events on Raw. Yet better.

Scott Stanford’s best lines of the night:

“Welcome to the Raw portion of the program, that means the better looking duo.”

“This guy, JTG, is so fresh he sleeps in a ziplock bag.”

“JTG is so cool I understand that called him to play Fonzy in the remake of Happy Days.” Josh: “That is completely untrue.”

“I’m corny to say the least, going way back to Happy Days.”

“All I have to say is Holy catsuits, Batman!”

“How many people do you know that could come out in catsuits like that?” Josh: “Two.” Scott: “Nikki and Brie?” Josh: “Yup.” Scott: “I thought you were going to say Jack and Matt Striker but-” Josh: “They are the furthest thing from my mind as we prepare for this Diva Main Event.”

“The Bella Twins, let’s just call them the Sisters of Seduction.”

“Kelly, Rikishi style!”

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Posted on October 27, 2011, in October 2011 and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Cody vs. Ted was on? Off to YouTube I go

  2. Be a sport. Watch the entire show. Cody vs Ted was definitely good though.
    The weakest match was Zeke vs Jinder. Jinder’s definitely improving quickly, but Zeke has to be the least entertaining wrestler on the roster.
    The Bellas are solid.
    The Air Boom match was good. I’m more of a fan of Primo and JTG than Air Boom though.

    Stanford’s commentary really was hysterical this week. I’m still a little bummed out that Korpela got the NXT gig next to Regal though. No offense to Jack, but Stanford/Regal is my dream commentary team right now. Striker is close though. Those three guys and Booker are the only guys who seem concerned about actually putting over the actual talent during matches.

    Sorry, I’ll stop typing now before I get into a rant about Cole, Lawler, and JR.

  3. Of course its always good to see the Bellas… we all know this. A nice Primo showing. We also thought if #SuperStars used to be like this when it was on TV, it wouldn’t have been canceled. Us that watch the show on the internet every week (again) are treated to fun matches and some refreshing commentary.

  4. Stephanie Carlson

    Haven’t watched this weeks yet but while the action is always some of the best WWE has to offer, Scott Stanford truly is a MAIN reason to watch. He’s a witty guy but he also cares about the action in the ring. That’s what commentary should be, not just getting yourself over and what’s trending on Twitter.

  5. Sounds like a fun show this week. I can’t wait to watch it when I wake up. From the sounds of it, Cody/Ted is better than their bout at Night of Champions, and I’m down to see any Tag Team match that involves JTG, a now legitimate tag team, and any other low-carder that has tagging experience, AKA Primo.

    Of course, I know Scott Stanford will be a highlight himself. He always manages to squeeze some witty, or outright goofy, comments that you can’t help but snicker and smile. Not to mention the fact that he actually pays attention to the match and can get excited. It’s a shame he’s not on Raw or Smackdown, especially since we’d probably still get him on Superstars for a little while, too.

  6. I don’t get to watch Superstars much because I have a monthly data limit. 😦 But, I agree that Scott Stanford always makes me laugh while putting over the talent.

    Also, I’ve never been a big Bellas fan, but it’s good to see them finding a more appropriate niche.

    And I bet, at the beginning of her career, Kelly Kelly would have never expected that she would one day rightfully be compared to Rikishi. Now, if only we can find a link between Maryse and Bastion Booger . . ..

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