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WWE Superstars, as I have said time and time again, is hit or miss. Last night was a marginal hit. We got to see the in-ring debut of a intriguing tag team, a solid singles match, and a monumental victory. Expect everything? I guess that means both good and bad. Let’s take a look.
WWE Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston (with Michael McGillicutty) v. Trent Baretta (with Caylen Croft)
The Dudebusters haven’t been turning heads as a team, so why not give them a shot to show what they can do individually? Baretta and Croft are both very talented workers; perhaps a singles run for each would be better suited. Anyways, Baretta held his own against Kingston and matched him spot for spot. I especially like the ending. Baretta goes for the crossbody, but Kofi ducks and Baretta bounces off the rope. Kingston hits the Boom Drop and sets up for Trouble In Paradise and the victory. Usually, the first attempt to hit TIP is avoided and reversed, but having Baretta take it on the chin makes sense. It shows Baretta’s lack of experience and unfamiliarity with Kingston not to duck out of the way. Storytelling is a huge plus whenever it goes right. This match had it in bunches and I hope to see these two fight again soon.
Yoshi Tatsu v. Primo
Oh. My. Goodness. PRIMO WON?!?! WOW!!!!! Moving on.
Goldust & Mark Henry v. The Usos (with Tamina)
It if Goldust and Tatsu are the “Golden Yoshi,” are Henry and Goldust “The World’s Strongest Gold?” That was lame, but I can’t be on all the time. Also, if Goldust ever formed a team with Ted DiBiase, I have the perfect name: “Cash 4 Gold.” But I digress. This was the Usos’ in-ring debut and they definitely impressed. Jey and Jimmy have the skills to pay the bills and will make waves in the WWE. Goldust and Henry are two of the WWE’s best enhancement talents and did their jobs adequately. I am afraid that the Usos will go the way of Deuce & Domino. Let me explain. They make a huge impact, win the titles, hold them for a bit, lose them, struggle to get them back, and then disappear. It’s funny considering Deuce is related to the Usos (Tamina is his sister). Stay tuned.