By Graham "GSM" Matthews
Zack Ryder def. Adam Rose
As a broski, it's always a treat to see Ryder in action (and win!), but my god, Rose's new gimmick is absolutely awful. I think I hate it the more I see of it. The "hot, steamy poop" line from Rose on this week's NXT pretty much turned me against it, not that I was ever for it to begin with. These two have had a million and one matches in the past, and this wasn't one of their better outings. The crowd was beyond apathetic toward both guys, but at least Rose's reversal of Ryder's dropkick into a powerbomb was pretty nice. Other than that, this was a glorified waste of time.
Bo Dallas def. Jack Swagger
Similar to Ryder and Rose, Dallas and Swagger are no strangers to one another after facing off countless times before, but I actually enjoyed this match to an extent. Dallas is the middle of a character shift at the moment and he showed signs of his new aggressive attitude during this match. They also told a solid story with Dallas punishing Swagger for most of the match, only for Swagger to bounce back toward the end and fall short of victory. Now the next step is getting Dallas back on Raw.
After appearances from Neville and Stardust in recent weeks, we were back to the usual Superstars crew on this episode. Ryder vs. Rose wasn't anything regular viewers of the program haven't seen before, and while Dallas vs. Swagger was a refreshing change of pace, it isn't good enough to seek out. None of the Raw replays were particularly worth watching, either, making this yet another missable edition of Superstars.
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