By Graham "GSM" Matthews
Adam Rose def. Curtis Axel
Although I still enjoy the act at times, the ship sailed long ago for Rose. His gimmick is just so limited that now it's just sad to see him out in the ring, especially considering the guy portraying the character is actually a very good wrestler. As for Axel, he's beyond boring and also is in need of a complete gimmick overhaul. The match was nothing of note, of course, but the finish with The Bunny helping Rose pick up the victory was lame. Then again, it could be leading to Rose blaming The Bunny for overshadowing him this whole time, but one can only hope.
Jack Swagger def. Heath Slater
Swagger is still very much over with the crowd, but it's mind boggling as to why WWE isn't doing more with him right now. He was red hot over the summer, and now he's back to being a regular on Superstars. That makes zero sense to me. Anyway, Slater is as solid of a worker as Swagger is and their clash of styles made for a fun match. Swagger catching Slater's ankle in mid-air for the tap-out win was well done as well.
Of all the recent editions of Superstars, this one was the most forgettable. I honestly couldn't have cared less about the return of Axel and Rose doesn't do much for me anymore, so their match felt like a waste. Swagger vs. Slater was fine but basically what you'd expect from the two. There was an interesting backstage segment between Axel and Ryback on this show that confirmed their split, but why didn't that happen in the ring where more people could have seen it?
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