The 31st edition of WWE Superstars came to you from the Sheffield Arena in Sheffield, England (RAW, SmackDown, & ECW Matches). Following their confrontation in The VIP Lounge on RAW, MVP would go one-on-one with Legacy member Ted DiBiase. In a rematch from last week’s ECW on Syfy, Zack Ryder would face Shelton Benjamin. From SmackDown, Matt Hardy would face off with Hart Dynasty member David Hart Smith.
Quick Match Results
- Matt Hardy def. David Hart Smith (with Natalya & Tyson Kidd) by roll-up.
- Shelton Benjamin def. Zack Ryder by Count-Out when Zack Ryder was distracted with Rosa Mendes on the outside of the ring.
- MVP (with Mark Henry) def. Ted DiBiase (with Cody Rhodes) by roll-up.
- MVP Vs. Ted DiBiase
- Matt Hardy Vs. Ted DiBiase
- Shelton Benjamin Vs. Zack Ryder
SmackDown hosted the opening match as Matt Hardy went one-on-one with The Hart Dynasty’s David Hart Smith. After being the cause of multiple distractions in the contest, the referee ejected the non-competing members of The Hart Dynasty, Natalya & Tyson Kidd, from ringside! David Hart Smith was momentarily distracted by the forced exit of his backup and this distraction allowed the veteran Matt Hardy to roll up Smith and pick up the win! Will Matt Hardy provide the same match-winning tactics when he is a part of Team Morrison in the 5-on-5 Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match at Survivor Series?
From ECW, Zack Ryder and “The Gold Standard” Shelton Benjamin faced off in a rematch from last week’s ECW on Syfy. For the rematch, Ryder convinced Rosa Mendes to accompany him to the match and remain at ringside to support him as he faced the very capable Shelton Benjamin. However, Rosa proved to be detrimental to Ryder winning the match as, after Ryder & Benjamin both found themselves on the outside of the ring, Benjamin fended Ryder off long enough for Benjamin to get back in the ring. Rosa then came over and checked on Zack Ryder and, once Ryder realized Rosa was checking on him, Ryder once again went into his obsessed “trance” as he glared at Rosa Mendes! While Ryder’s mind was elsewhere, the referee completed the ten-count, meaning that Ryder lost the match via count-out! As if a count-out loss was not bad enough, Ryder rushed back into the ring after the match and was met with Pay Dirt by Shelton Benjamin! How will Zack Ryder respond to losing for the second time to Shelton Benjamin?
RAW hosted the main event as MVP faced off with Legacy’s Ted DiBiase with the other half of Legacy, Cody Rhodes, at ringside; as well as MVP’s tag partner, Mark Henry! After Mark Henry took care of Cody Rhodes’ interference on the outside of the ring, that left the door open for MVP to roll Ted DiBiase up and pick up the victory! How will Legacy respond to this loss? Will Legacy suffer the same fate come Survivor Series when they are part of Team Orton in the 5-on-5 Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match against Team Kingston featuring MVP & Mark Henry?