WWE Superstars Report – December 31st, 2009
Report by Richard Trionfo, PWInsider
It is the final WWE show of the year and we get to see wrestlers from all three brands show how they will close out 2009.
We begin with the Raw brand and Jerry Lawler gets to celebrate the ball drop with a Divas Match with your announcers Jerry Lawler and Michael Cole.
Match Number One: Melina versus Alicia Fox in a Non Title Match
They lock up and they go into the turnbuckles and Melina with a clean break but Alicia pushes Melina and then Alicia misses a clothesline when Melina shows her flexibility. Melina with a back kick and forearm but Alicia with a Northern Lights suplex and bridge but Melina rolls through and gets a near fall. Alicia goes to the floor to frustrate Melina. Alicia heads to the back and Melina brings Alicia back to the ring. Alicia sends Melina to the floor from the apron. Alicia gets a near fall and then she slams Melina’s head into the turnbuckles and pulls the hair while putting her foot in Melina’s back. Alicia tosses Melina by the hair. Alicia with a full nelson and camel clutch combination and Melina screams. Alicia slams Melina’s head into the mat. Alicia with a forearm to the back and then she hits a back breaker and stretches Melina on her knee. Melina with knees to Alicia to get out of the hold and then Melina kicks and trips Alicia and gets a near fall. Melina with a drop toe hold that sends Alicia into the ropes and Melina with knees to the back. Melina sends Alicia into the turnbuckles and then she puts Alicia on the turnbuckles and then hits a double knee and then she screams like a banshee before taking Alicia down by the hair. Melina with a forearm but Alicia with an Irish whip. Alicia with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker but she misses a charge into the ropes and Melina screams very loudly and Alicia lets go of the ropes for some reason to allow Melina to hit Code Red for the three count.
We go to Ask the Divas and we get their New Year’s Resolutions.
We go to commercial.
We are back and it is time for a match from ECW with your announcers Byron Saxton and Josh Mathews.
Match Number Two: Shelton Benjamin versus Vance Archer
Archer with a kick and punches followed by a slap but Benjamin with a running tackle and he punches Archer. Benjamin follows that with a Samoan drop. Benjamin punches Archer and kicks him but Archer with a back elbow and a full nelson drop for a near fall. Archer punches Benjamin and the referee warns him. Archer chokes Benjamin in the ropes and then he hits a splash to the back while Benjamin remains in the ropes. Archer with a kick to the back and he gets a near fall. Archer with a reverse chin lock as he tries to wear down his opponent. Archer turns it into a rear chin lock and Benjamin gets to his feet and he hits a jawbreaker to stop Archer. Benjamin with punches to Archer followed by a kick. Benjamin with a forearm from the turnbuckles and then he punches Archer. Benjamin with a German suplex for a near fall. Archer with shoulders to Benjamin in the corner and then he gets Benjamin up for a slam but Benjamin escapes and then hits a Stinger Splash to the back. Benjamin tries for another one but Archer moves and Benjamin lands on the turnbuckles but Archer trips him and Benjamin is in the Tree of Woe. Archer chokes Benjamin and then releases the hold at the last second. Benjamin slaps Archer while hanging in the corner. Archer kicks Benjamin in anger and he does not stop before the referee gets to five and he disqualifies Archer.
Winner: Shelton Benjamin by disqualification
After the match, Archer hits the inverted DDT on Benjamin.
Cryme Tyme are walking in the back as we go to commercial.
We are back with some Smackdown action as Todd Grisham and Matt Striker take over the commentating position for our next match.
Match Number Three: Cryme Tyme versus Mike Knox and Charlie Haas
Knox and Shad start things off and they lock up and Shad with a side head lock. Knox with a forearm but Shad tries for a shoulder tackle but Knox stays on his feet. Shad tries for a flying shoulder tackle but Knox stays on his feet. Shad gets Knox up for a slam and hits it but he might have hurt his back trying to lift the big man up but now he appears okay as he hits a shoulder tackle from the turnbuckles. Shad goes to the opposite side but he comes down when Haas gets too close. This allows Knox to hit Shad in the knee to take him down. Haas tags in and he kicks Shad in the leg as he works on the injured appendage. Haas with a leg drop and then he puts Shad in a single leg crab but turns around into a modified step over toe hold. Shad reaches for the ropes and he finally gets there and Haas reluctantly releases the hold. Shad with punches to Haas but Haas with a single leg trip to regain control. Knox tags in and he hits a running knee into the leg while Haas holds it. Knox tries to torque the knee and then he tags Haas back in and Haas kicks Shad in the leg. Haas runs into an elbow and then Shad hits a clothesline and both men are down. JTG tries to will his partner to make the tag while Knox returns to the match and keeps Shad in the ring. Shad with a kick and then he kicks Knox away. JTG and Haas tag in and JTG with the flip shoulder tackle followed by a clothesline. JTG with a drop kick and then he leaps into the corner and hits an X Factor for a near fall but Knox breaks up the cover. Shad kicks Knox and then clotheslines him over the top rope. Haas with a super kick to the injured leg but JTG with the wraparound clothesline for the three count.
Winners: Cryme Tyme
We go to commercial.
We are back with a video package about Batista and his quest for the World Title.
We also have a Raw Rebound.
It is time for our main event from the Raw brand and features the King of Superstars in tag team action.
Match Number Four: Montel Vontavious Porter and Chris ‘The Pectacular’ Masters with Eve Torres versus Carlito and Jack Swagger
Porter and Carlito start things off and they lock up with Carlito backing Porter into the corner. Carlito with a punch and kick in the corner followed by more punches and kicks. Carlito with an Irish whip but Porter floats over and hits a flying clothesline for a near fall. Carlito with a knee and Swagger tags in and he connects with a forearm to the back. Swagger with a slam and leg drop for a near fall. Swagger with a key lock on Porter but Porter with a flying forearm followed by a clothesline and back elbow. Porter with a double thrust to the throat followed by a facebuster and it is time to go Ballin and he hits the elbow drop but Swagger rolls to the floor. Porter hits a pescado onto Swagger as we go to commercial.
We are back and Swagger is in control as he has Porter in an arm bar. We see footage from the commercial break when Carlito distracts Porter on the apron and Swagger knocked Porter off the apron. We are back to the in ring action and Carlito tags in and he chokes Porter in the ropes and works on the arm. Carlito gets a near fall and puts Porter in a key lock. Porter gets to his feet and he punches Carlito but Carlito with a drop kick and he gets a near fall. Swagger tags back in and he hits a double sledge to the back and then he distracts Masters before pulling Porter into the center of the ring. Swagger locks the arms but Porter with punches and he tries to make the tag but Swagger catches him. Swagger charges at Porter but Porter with a belly-to-belly throw. Porter reaches out for the tag and he finally makes it as Carlito enters the match as well. Masters with a clothesline to Carlito and then he knocks Swagger off the apron. Carlito with an elbow to Porter but Masters with a press slam to Carlito and it is time for the pectacular before the Master Lock is applied. Swagger comes in and he gets a Master Lock of his own. Porter clotheslines Swagger over the top rope to the floor but Masters forgets about Carlito and he hits a lungblower on Masters for the three count.
Winners: Carlito and Jack Swagger
We go to credits and Happy New Year.