Welcome to Make Me a Superstar by Andrew B as we look at this week’s episode of Superstars. This week Tyson Kidd will battle “The One Man Band” Heath Slater. Plus in Divas action Natalya will battle Layla in a Non- Title Match. Also in the main event Justin Gabriel will battle Cody Rhodes. So let’s begin right now.
- The People In The Superstars Opening:
Orton, Mysterio, Punk, Layla, Kofi Kingston, Kane, Natalya, Santino, Daniel Bryan , Henry, Sheamus, Undertaker, Cena, Rhodes Del Rio, Swagger, Kelly Kelly, R Truth, Big Show, Tensai, Christian, Miz, HHH, Chris Jericho, Wade Barrett, Zack Ryder & Sin Cara are all the people in the Intro video. Now I have been covering Superstars since June but I always watched the show and I hardly see any of these people except on video packages. I know it is not major but they need a Superstars Opening with only midcard talent. The only people in the package who regularly wrestles on the show are Kofi Kingston, Natalya, Santino, Cody Rhodes (more recently), Sin Cara, and Ryder & Swagger. It is not major but it doesn’t feel right with those stars in the opening and never on the show.
- More Time for Promos & Recaps:
This week we had 8 minutes of non in ring action including an ad for next Monday’s RAW, an ad for Summerslam, a RAW recap of Punk, Cena and Show. Plus we had the same recap from RAW of HHH & Lesnar & an ad for Mr. McMahon naming the SD GM. I can understand commercials between matches for a video on the upcoming RAW, SD or PPV but do we need to see the same recap of HHH from Lesnar after 3 times on Raw and the answer is NO. I am ok with shorter RAW recaps as we got this week.
- Divas Get Superstar Treatment:
I can’t remember the last time the Divas had a match on RAW or SD as they have been on Superstars lately. It’s not all bad as on RAW they have 2 minutes matches but on Superstars they get 7 minutes. This week Natalya and Layla squared off and I am glad it was not on RAW or it would have been 2 minutes.
- Cody Rhodes is Lost:
It seems WWE does not know what to do with Cody Rhodes as he has no storyline right now as has been on Superstars too much recently. He needs a feud or a push to the main event scene. WWE should have him form a tag team or take the US Title to give it prestige.
- A Good Diva Match:
This week Layla and Natalya had a good Divas match unlike what you see on RAW most of the time. I would suggest checking it out as 10 minutes of your time to this match won’t hurt. Of course there was the usually nonsense with the Divas as Layla slapping the behind of Natalya and dancing during the match. I gave it ** ½ out of 5 and I would like to see a feud for the Divas Title between the two & maybe a match at Night of Champions.
- Heath Slater Can Actually Wrestle:
Every week on RAW Heath Slater gets squashed by on shows like NXT he has good matches with Justin Gabriel and on Superstars this week we saw a good opening match between Tyson Kidd and Heath Slater. It was a good opening match with the crowd behind Kidd.
- There is Nothing Wrong With Losing If You Put On A Good Match:
Cody Rhodes & Justin Gabriel put on a very good Superstars main event. They got 13 minutes and it was a back and forth battle between 2 future WWE Champions. It reminded of why I was a fan of both men and it should be checked out. It was the MOTN & I gave it *** ½ stars.
Tyson Kidd pinned “The One Man Band” Heath Slater – ** ¾ out of 5
Layla defeated Natalya in a non-title match – ** ½ out of 5
Cody Rhodes defeated Justin Gabriel – *** ½ out of 5
Overall Rating for the 8/2/2012 show: 6 out of 10
That’s all for this week but join me next week to Make Me a Superstar.