WWE Superstars, Jan. 27, 2011: The Truth Hurts, New Tag Team on Horizon

Graham GSM MatthewsFeatured ColumnistJanuary 28, 2011

R-Truth Celebrates a Meaningless Victory over Tyson Kidd
R-Truth Celebrates a Meaningless Victory over Tyson Kidd

Tyler Reks defeated Trent Barreta

Awesome opening contest. These two can really work, and I hope Barreta's time on SmackDown isn't over as he was just getting used to the audience and has a ton of potential.

After a solid matchup, Tyler Reks picked up a logical victory but satisfies me if they will put him in the Intercontinental Title hunt with more television time. As for Barreta, I wish to see his feud with McIntyre continue and possibly feud with someone like Swagger or Rhodes.

Zack Ryder and Primo defeated Yoshi Tatsu and David Hart Smith

First, let me start off by saying that I really enjoyed the promo that Ryder and Primo cut before the contest, I mean when was the last time they actually held a microphone and spoke? These two have great chemistry and they hit it right on the button when they said they were overlooked.

The match itself was an improvement over last week since this match did not include Darren Young, even though I do enjoy his charisma and he's improving. The finish was once again nicely done, and I'm very glad to see Primo and Ryder go over again and make them a legit threat to the WWE Tag Team Championships.

On a side note, was anyone else surprised that Scott Stanford actually called the finish by its correct name, the Backstabber?

R-Truth defeated Tyson Kidd

The match itself was decent but didn't do anything for me. No one cares about Truth anymore, so why does WWE continue to make him win just to satisfy the babyface crowd?

I still can not comprehend as to why Tyson Kidd continues to job to the RAW roster when he acquires natural talent that can be contending for the United States Championship. The match itself didn't bother me until the finish, R-Truth's new finisher, "What's Up?"

First, the name of the finisher is overused and not original in any way. Secondly, how many times can WWE use different variations of the Paydirt before it becomes old? Is it really that awesome of a move that they need to use it with everyone? 

Final Review

A decent show. A big improvement over last week and nothing really bothered my until the last few minutes.

The main event was unprecedented, so it's better than the usual "Yoshi Tatsu vs. Primo" main events. I'm thrilled to see that Superstars is finally being used as a stepping stone for rising talent (Zack Ryder and Primo) and hopefully won't be misused in holding talent back in the form of Tyler Reks and Trent Barreta.