Thanks to Aimee for the following WWE Superstars spoilers from tonight's tapings in Buffalo, NY:
WWE Saturday Morning Slam:
* Sin Cara beat an unknown wrestler that was wearing a mask.
* Daniel Bryan beat Tyson Kidd in a solid match. Kane came out during the match and made his pyro explode. Kane grabbed both belts and celebrated by himself after the match.
* The Miz beat Justin Gabriel.
* Layla defeated Eve Torres in a non-title match.
* Dolph Ziggler defeated Kofi Kingston in a rematch from RAW
* Johnny Curtis beat Michael McGillicutty with a top rope leg drop.
* Big Show opens SmackDown and he's not happy. He wants the World Heavyweight Title. Randy Orton comes out and hypes their match tonight. Ricardo Rodriguez and Alberto Del Rio are out next. Del Rio says he's the one who should get the next title shot. Orton ended up hitting a RKO on Del Rio and facing off with Show.
* Antonio Cesaro defeated Santino Marella with the United States Title on the line.
* Beth Phoenix defeated Natalya. Beth received huge cheers in her hometown.
* Eve Torres comes out and announces that Beth Phoenix is suspended while the Kaitlyn attack from Night of Champions is investigated. Booker T comes out and reverses the suspension. Eve blames everything on Teddy Long and storms off.
* Wade Barrett beat Zack Ryder. Barrett won by pinfall.
* The Miz comes out for another MizTV segment. His guest is Sheamus but they're interrupted by Dolph Ziggler and Vickie Guerrero. They end up fighting and Sheamus cleans house.
* Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow defeated The Usos.
* Ryback squashed Tensai.
* Randy Orton vs. Big Show is up next. Alberto Del Rio attacks Orton as he's making his entrance.
* Big Show defeated Randy Orton in the main event. Show vs. Sheamus is announced for Hell In a Cell.
-Big Show does a promo where he wants the world title which brought Orton out and then Del Rio came out....who ate an RKO.
-Antonio Cesaro defeated Santino Marella
-Beth Phoenix defeated Natalya (finally they let Beth win in her home town. After the ring entrances, they played the clips of RAW of Kane & Daniel. During this, there were tons of Welcome Home & Let's Go Buffalo chants. Beth tried to ignore them, but she did acknowledge them) This was a good match with some near finishes. After the match Eve came out and suspended Beth indefinitely.
-Backstage, Teddy and Booker T were talking about a tag team tournament when Beth walked in complaining. Booker T overruled Eve who then accused Teddy of setting her up.
-Wade Barrett defeated Zack Ryder
-The Miz TV show with Sheamus as the guest. The beginning was good as Sheamus as channeling The Rock with his "no one asked you" genre. Vicky & Dolph came down. Sheamus attached MIz and Dolph attacked Sheamus who cleared the ring of the both of them.
-Tag Team Tournament....Round One (brackets are at the end of report)
The Rhodes Scholars (Cody & Sandow) quickly defeated The Usos.
-Ryback easily defeated Tensai. Many "Feed Me More" chants.
-backstage- Del Rio attacked Orton
-Big Show comes out for his match and then Del Rio comes out and says that he will fight the Big Show. Orton attacks him from behind. It was an ok match with Big Show controlling most of the match. The end came when Orton tried an RKO but Big Show kicked out of it...Big Show with 2 choke slams for the clean pin. The Big Show left the ring as Orton layed there....Big Show came back in and gave Orton the WMD. Del Rio then came back out and attacked Orton. It took FOREVER for the refs and Booker T to come out for the save...end of taping
-Dark Match- Sheamus defeated Del Rio with the brogue kick.
Afterwards, Sheamus spent a long time with the crowd before Lillian sent everyone home.
-There was the disco ball hanging from the ceiling.....3,897,546 kids were expecting Brodus Clay as they were chanting his name all night. No Brodus Clay...I hope Vince can be happy for disappointing all those kids.
-Tickets go on sale ASAP for Monday Night RAW on March 4, 2013 in Buffalo.
-Beth Phoenix (home town)
-Ziggler (more face pops than heel)
-Tensai (as in X-Pac heat)
TAG TEAM TOURNAMENT BRACKETS
Marella/ Ryder vs Gabriel /Kidd
Kingston/R-Truth vs Prime Time Players
Epic/Primo vs Mysterio /Sin Cara
WINNERS to face Kane/Bryan
Dot Net readers Michael Straw and Don Daly are at the WWE Smackdown taping in Buffalo, New York and are sending the following notes.
Big Show came to the ring, took the mic, and declared he wants the championship. Randy Orton interrupted to loud cheers. Alberto Del Rio and Ricardo Rodriguez came out. All three want the match against Seamus for the title. Orton RKO'd Del Rio and then all three ended up leaving the ring.
1. Antonio Cesaro defeated Santino Marella to retain the U.S. Championship.
2. Beth Phoenix defeated Natalya. Beth received huge cheers in her hometown.
Eve came out and announced that Beth Phoenix has been indefinitely suspended per an investigation into the Kaitlyn situation from Night of Champions. However, Booker T immediately reversed the suspension. Eve blamed Teddy Long and made Booker wonder whether he can trust Long.
3. Wade Barrett pinned Zack Ryder. Barrett won by pinfall.
The second installment of Miz TV took place. Sheamus came out immediately. A few minutes later, Vickie Guerrero and Dolph Ziggler came out. They had a word battle over Sheamus's title. A fight ensued and Sheamus cleared the ring.
4. Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow defeated The Uso Brothers.
5. Ryback defeated Tensai. Huge response for Ryback, who picked up Tensai over his head and slammed him down for the win. Wow.
6. Big Show defeated Randy Orton. Alberto Del Rio came out. He beat up Orton backstage. Orton was hurt from the attack. Orton whacked Alberto and headed to the stage. Show ended up chokeslamming and pinning Orton.
Re: Smackdown 9/28/12 + WWE SMS/Superstars Results
There's nothing wrong with lengthy rivalries, there have been plenty successful ones in history. The problem is its completely one sided. This could be so much more entertaining if they'd let Del Rio win the title at Night of Champions. Instead they pulled a brogue kick BS again, making the heel look like absolute shit.