4/26 Kester's WWE Superstars Live Coverage Review: Kelly Kelly vs. Maxine, The Miz vs. Alex Riley, and The Uso Brothers vs. Hunico and Camacho
By Ryan Kester
Superstars on WWE.com
Taped earlier in Grand Rapids and Detroit, Michigan.
Michael Cole sat in place of Josh Matthews as he is still selling the attack from Brock Lesnar on Raw...
Hunico cut a brief promo on the way to the ring about how he and Camacho should be facing better than two dancing fools. The Usos mocked him with Jey Uso climbing on Jimmy's back. Jey cut a brief promo to garner a handful of cheap pops.
1. The Uso Brothers vs. Hunico and Camacho. The Usos took control early and quickly got the better of Hunico. Jimmy Uso nearly connected with a superkick on Hunico, but Hunico tagged in Camacho.
Camacho took the fight to Jimmy briefly but the Usos quickly regained control and worked quick tags and double-team maneuvers to wear down Camacho. Camacho threw an Uso to the floor, which allowed Hunico to interfere and take control…
[C] Back from the break, Hunico and Camacho remained in control and began to wear down Jimmy Uso. The heels targeted Jimmy's leg. Jimmy hit a Samoan drop on Camacho and got the hot tag to Jey. Jey wasted no time in taking out bot heels and hitting a wrecking ball on Hunico.
Jimmy had the pin but Camacho broke the count. Jey went for a roll-up, Camacho kicked him in the head, and Hunico rolled Jey up for the win…
Hunico and Camacho defeated The Uso Brothers in 7:14.
Ryan's Reaction: Fun and competitive match. I can't recall seeing much of Camacho in action before, so it was nice to see what he brings to the table. These are two teams that could mean a lot to WWE if they ever decided that having an actual tag team division is to their benefit.
[C] 2. Kelly Kelly vs. Maxine. Kelly took control early with a thez press. She set up for her cartwheel corner thump but Maxine dove out of the way. Maxine followed up with a rest hold.
Kelly attempted to slither out of the hold but Maxine caught her with some knees to the spine and transitioned from one hold to the next.
Maxine locked in a guillotine choke, but Kelly slammed her into the corner to break the hold. Kelly began to work though her move set while screaming.
Kelly used the stinkface to set up for her second cartwheel thump attempt. This time she was successful and followed with her K2 for the 1-2-3…
Kelly Kelly defeated Maxine in 4:21.
Ryan's Reaction: My lord, Kelly actually finished a match with her finisher rather than a roll-up. I kid, of course. I think my enjoyment of Kelly's matches would increase exponentially if she would just lay off the damned screaming. This match was a pretty solid affair, Maxine has really grow since her original run on NXT and I like the more mat-based offense she bring to WWE's women's wrestling.
[C] The Raw Rebound focused on Brock Lesnar and John Cena's feud…
[C] 3. The Miz vs. Alex Riley. Riley and Miz locked up several times with Miz getting the better of Riley before jawing with the crowd. Riley started making a good show with some arm drags, but Miz responded by kicking Riley's face off.
Miz went to work stomping on Riley before locking in a rest hold. Riley began battled back and hit an arm-flip neckbreaker followed by a running boot. Miz tossed Riley to the floor, but when he attempted to follow Riley hit him with another kick. Riley went to the top but Miz dumped him back to the floor as the show went to break…
[C] Back from the break, Miz remained in control with a rest hold. Riley had a few hope spots but Miz retained control and continued to work over Riley.
Eventually, Riley began to battle back but Miz hit a reverse STO for a near fall. Miz followed with his flying corner clothesline before ascending the ropes. Miz flew, Riley rolled out of the way, and Riley began to run through his move set.
Riley scored a spinebuster and an STO for a couple of near falls. Miz hit the Reality Check for a near fall of his own. Riley attempted a running powerslam, but Miz slid out and threw Riley shoulder-first into the corner turnbuckle.
Miz hit the Skull Crushing Finale for the pinfall victory.
The Miz defeated Alex Riley in 13:24.
Ryan's Reaction: Very solid back and forth match that gave Miz a chance to showcase his move set for the first time in a while. It's a shame his character hasn't seen a shred of growth in some time as the man does have some in ring talent. As for Riley, he needs an actual gimmick that isn't just "the guy missed tossed to the curb a while ago." Overall, this was a pretty solid edition of Superstars. The matches were all well-wrestled and it was a nice surprise to see Camacho get a bit of in-ring time. If you've got some time to kill, this is certainly a show that can provide a bit of entertainment.
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