By Graham "GSM" Matthews
Darren Young def. Adam Rose
Titus O'Neil is showcased more often than Young for his incredible charisma, but sometimes I feel Young doesn't the get the credit he deserves for being a competent worker. Rose, despite going through the motions, is still a good wrestler, so it wasn't a total surprise he and Young had a pretty passable matchup. The crowd wasn't all that engaged in the action (and why would they be since neither of these guys are ever on TV), but it was a decent match for the time it was given. On a side note, I'll never tired of seeing Young's finisher. Yes, it's a simple Gut Buster, but it's so excellently executed that it always looks great.
Jack Swagger and Mark Henry def. The Ascension
Henry and Swagger are a rather random tag team, but they do have one thing in common: WWE has no idea what to do with either of them and they're both closer to the end of their runs than the beginning. That said, I'll take this match over another Ascension vs. Los Matadores match any day of the week because at least it was something fresh. While it didn't feature anything out of the ordinary, they worked well together and the crowd was more receptive toward it than I thought they would be.
I'm sure you have better things to do on New Year's Day than watching Superstars, but if you do have some free time, this is an easy hour of wrestling to digest. Young vs. Rose wasn't exactly captivating, but as something new, I appreciated the effort from the two men. Swagger and Henry vs. Ascension was also a breath of fresh air and made the most of the time it was allotted, so for a holiday episode, this was a nice treat of a show. Have a happy and healthy 2016!
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