The 42nd edition of WWE Superstars came to you from the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH and from the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, OH. Chris Masters, Primo, & Chavo Guerrero would face off in a Triple Threat Match with a spot in the 30-Man Royal Rumble Match on the line. Plus, Matt Hardy would go one-on-one with The Hart Dynasty’s David Hart Smith and The Bella Twins would face the team of Katie Lea & Jillian.
- The Bella Twins def. Jillian & Katie Lea by Nikki Bella rolling up Katie Lea.
- Royal Rumble Qualifying Match: Triple Threat: Chris Masters def. Primo & Chavo Guerrero by Chavo Guerrero submitting to the Masterlock; As a result, Chris Masters gains entry into the Royal Rumble Match.
- David Hart Smith (with Natalya & Tyson Kidd) def. Matt Hardy (with The Great Khali) by pin following a big boot.
After the match, The Great Khali came in and cleared the ring of everyone, including his partner, Matt Hardy.
- Chris Masters Vs. Primo Vs. Chavo Guerrero
- David Hart Smith Vs. Matt Hardy
- The Bella Twins Vs. Jillian & Katie Lea
The show kicked off with a Divas Tag Match from RAW as The Bella Twins would face “The Sour Songstress” Jillian and the newest RAW Diva, Katie Lea. In the end, Nikki Bella was able to roll up Katie Lea to pick up the win for herself and Brie.
Then it was time for a Triple Threat Match that would determine one RAW Superstar’s entry into the 30-Man Royal Rumble Match as Chris Masters, Primo, & Chavo Guerrero would battle for the coveted spot. In the end, it was Chris Masters who locked in his patented Masterlock on Chavo Guerrero to earn a spot in the 30-Man Royal Rumble Match! How will “The Masterpiece” fair this Sunday in the Royal Rumble Match?
Chris Jericho made an appearance on WWE Superstars and stated that it is “disgusting” how the other Royal Rumble entrants make their vows to win the Rumble Match and calls them all “liars”! Jericho then says that he is an “honest man” and the “truth” is that he will add another accomplishment to his list of accolades by winning the Royal Rumble Match and headlining WrestleMania! Jericho then proclaims that he is “the baddest man on the planet” and is “the best at what he does” before being interrupted by R-Truth, who makes his way to the ring! Truth states that Jericho is “the best”; the best at “running his mouth” and calls Jericho “annoying” and a “pimple”! Truth then questions Jericho’s claims to being an “honest man” and calls him a “liar” before vowing that he will win the Royal Rumble Match and headline WrestleMania! The bold R-Truth then tells Jericho that, if given the opportunity, he will not hesitate to eliminate Jericho! In response, Jericho tried to cheap-shot R-Truth, but Truth countered and cleared the ring of Chris Jericho!
Then it was time for the main event, from SmackDown, as Matt Hardy, with The Great Khali & Ranjin Singh at ringside, would face David Hart Smith, with his Hart Dynasty cohorts, Natalya & Tyson Kidd, at ringside. With a big assist by Natalya & Tyson Kidd, David Hart Smith was able to hit a big boot on Matt Hardy to pick up the win! After the match, The Great Khali came in and cleaned house of Tyson Kidd, David Hart Smith, and even his partner, Matt Hardy! The Great Khali is certainly aware of the “every man for himself” aspect of the Royal Rumble Match, but will it lead to victory for “The Punjabi Playboy” this Sunday?