By Graham "GSM" Matthews
Jack Swagger def. Adam Rose
I enjoy Swagger's work, but it gets more and more difficult to care about his matches when he's always facing the same people. Swagger is still over with the audience, but Rose's character died a death a long time ago and crowds couldn't care less about anything he is involved in. They worked a fine match and I was glad Swagger scored the victory, but it felt like a retread of what we've seen so many times in the past.
R-Truth def. Curtis Axel
Although I'm no fan of Truth's, I assumed this match would be a slight improvement over Swagger vs. Rose, but in fact, it was even worse. It wasn't a terribly wrestled match, but rather it was so painfully boring and never left first gear. I was waiting for the pace to pick up before it can to an abrupt end with Truth hitting his finisher out of nowhere. The crowd sat on their hands for the most part other than chanting for both guys early on. I don't mind when Axel loses on the main shows because it seems to get him even more over, but why lose to Truth, the same guy who came up short against Fandango on Main Event this week?
Usually there's one or two things looking out for on Superstars, but not this week. Both matches were extremely forgettable and didn't benefit anyone involved. The biggest issue Superstars faces is that it always features the same crop of talent: Axel, Truth, Luke Harper, Erick Rowan, Rose, Fandango, Zack Ryder, etc. I realize WWE has no intention of ever making this program mean something again, but it wouldn't kill them to throw the viewers a bone by putting an established star on the show every once in a while.
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