WWE Superstars 2010 - Top 20 Matches + A Little Something Extra (Year Long Review)
1) Dolph Ziggler vs Chris Masters ~ **** (5/13)
2) Drew McIntyre vs Chris Masters ~ **** (8/26)
3) Drew McIntyre vs Kaval ~ ***3/4 (11/11)
4) William Regal vs Goldust ~ ***3/4 (8/26)
5) Jack Swagger vs Kaval ~ ***3/4 (11/4)
6) Rey Mysterio vs Tyson Kidd ~ ***3/4 (3/25)
7) Christian vs William Regal ~ ***1/2 (1/14)
8) Rey Mysterio vs Mike Knox ~ ***1/2 (2/18)
9) Chris Masters vs Tyler Reks ~ ***1/2 (12/30)
10) William Regal vs David Hart Smith ~ ***1/2 (12/30)
11) Christian, Mark Henry, & Yoshi Tatsu vs William Regal, Jack Swagger, & Zack Ryder ~ ***1/4 (3/8)
12) Tyler Reks vs Trent Barreta ~ ***1/4 (12/2)
13) William Regal vs Goldust ~ ***1/4 (9/23)
14) William Regal vs Evan Bourne ~ ***1/4 (3/4)
15) William Regal vs Darren Young ~ ***1/4 (10/21)
16) Dave Finlay vs Mike Knox ~ ***1/4 (1/7)
17) The Hart Dynasty vs The Dudebusters ~ ***1/4 (4/1)
18) Tyson Kidd vs David Hart Smith ~ ***1/4 (12/2)
19) Evan Bourne vs Carlito Colon ~ *** (2/4)
20) Chris Jericho vs Goldust ~ *** (3/4)
Christian vs Zack Ryder (2/11), Hart Dynasty vs The Dudebusters (4/29), Christian vs Dolph Ziggler (5/20), Chris Jericho vs Yoshi Tatsu (7/15), Hart Dynasty vs The Usos (7/22), Goldust vs Ted Dibiase Jr (9/2), William Regal vs Darren Young (10/7), Cody Rhodes & Drew McIntyre vs Chris Masters & Montel Vontavious Porter (10/21), & Curt Hawkins vs Trent Barreta (11/25)
Top 5 Worst Matches of the Year
1) Kofi Kingston vs Trent Barreta ~ DUD (6/17)
2) Kofi Kingston vs Luke Gallows ~ DUD (6/10)
3) Shad Gaspard vs JTG ~ DUD (5/6)
4) John Morrison vs Carlito Colon ~ DUD (4/22)
5) Montel Vontavious Porter vs Chavo Guerrero Jr ~ DUD (7/29)
Avoid these bouts at all costs. Pure garbage. All of them.
Wrestler of the Year:
William Regal -
With 7 out of 20 matches having him involved, no one should be surprised. He might not have secured the number one or two spots on the overall list, however his amazing consistency was ever prevalent here. The man pumped out so many damn great matches. With little time for a bulk of them too. Regal has been pimped on a daily basis by me and it's going to continue here. What he does in the ring is truly a work of art.
MVP of the Year:
Chris Masters -
Need I say more? This man SHINED on Superstars in 2010. From having the two stand out matches vs Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre, to his impeccable selling making matches better than the original should be (IE the tag with MVP vs Rhodes/McIntyre)
. Even when he got shoveled shit opponents he still
managed to give the bouts some form of substance. He worked his ass off in every match. Some didn't get listed here, but don't let that think he didn't give it his all. Matches vs Cody Rhodes, Vance Archer, another one vs Tyler Reks, vs Jack Swagger were all good matches. Short, but good. Bulk of his matches in 2010 were well worth viewing. (Goldust was a damn close second here. Have to give that man his due)
Worst Wrestler of the Year:
Kofi Kingston -
This guy legit only had about 5 matches on Superstars in 2010 and only ONE was decent. Rest were among some of the worst matches. And he was working against good talents too. The likes of Luke Gallows, Trent Barreta, & Jack Swagger. How his best match on this program was vs Chavo Guerrero, I'll never know.
GTFO or Try Harder Award:
Montel Vontavious Porter, Chavo Guerrero, & Carlito Colon -
Absolutely all 3 of these men deserve this award. Worked a good portion of matches on Superstars in 2010 and had little or nothing to show for it. They were all bland, bad, or flat out didn't care to work. Twats. It's a miracle Evan Bourne is superior worker and got Carlito to a super fun match. So fun it was worthy to make the top 20.
We Hardly Knew Ye Award:
Dave Finlay -
Only one match on Superstars. Was strong enough to make the Top 20. Never got another one the rest of the year.
The year was pretty great, but we needed you Finlay. Instead we got scrubs like JTG working 10 minute matches.
Biggest Surprise of the Year:
Evan Bourne vs Carlito Colon from 2/4 being really good & Kofi Kingston vs Chavo Guerrero Jr from 9/2 actually being decent -
No brainers here. Bourne vs Carlito WAS the lone biggest surprise for me. What a match. As I stated previous it was all kinds of fun. Reminded me of the old cruiserweight matches from WCW. Really was digging it. Carlito's best match since...jeez maybe ever. The second match has to share the honors. It might not have been anything overly special, however the fact that it wasn't a steaming pile of mediocre workers was nearly unbelievable. Both men worked and injured the knees during the match. The selling was actually done. Fairly well too. They must have been watching Chris Masters matches.
Show of the Year:
August 26 (William Regal vs Goldust II, Dudebusters vs Gatecrashers II, & Drew McIntyre vs Chris Masters)
& December 30 (The Usos vs Yoshi Tatsu & Darren Young, William Regal vs David Hart Smith, & Chris Masters vs Tyler Reks)
Worst Show of the Year:
May 6 (Carlito Colon vs Primo Colon, Chris Masters vs Chavo Guerrero Jr, Beth Phoenix vs Rosa Mendes, & Shad Gaspard vs JTG)