Welcome to the WrestlingInc.com WWE Superstars Recap for September 13, 2012.
The opening video runs and we are told that tonight Zack Ryder faces Cody Rhodes.
Justin Gabriel vs. Tensai
Gabriel leaps out of the corner with a dropkick but is unable to take the big man off his feet. Tensai catches Gabriel but he wiggles out. Tensai hits a big shoulder and a splash in the corner and gets a decisive advantage. Tensai hits a double underhook suplex for 2. Gabriel works his way up to a vertical base and rolls him up for a very near-fall. Gabriel hits a kick to the head from the apron and hits a springboard moonsault for 2. Gabriel lands kicks but Tensai hits a double chokeslam and a Senton Splash for the win.
Winner by pin: Tensai
We go to break.
Santino vs. Jinder Mahal
Santino gets a big chant to the chagrin of Mahal. Santino scares him with a bare-handed Cobra and Mahal ducks in the ropes. Mahal asks for a test of strength and powers Santino down. Santino tries to work his way up but Mahal kicks him in the gut and sends him in to the ropes and Santino just bounces off the ropes with his power-walk. Santino makes a quick cover for 2. Mahal hits a reverse elbow and gets 2 then puts the boots to Santino and a big knee. Mahal continues to keep Santino down. Mahal mocks the cobra and hits a swinging neckbreaker for another near-fall. Santino gets free from a headlock with a side suplex and hits a flying headbutt from the corner. He reaches in his tights and pulls out his Cobra and strikes Mahal and gets the win.
Winner by pin: Santino
We go to break.
Alicia Fox vs. Natalya
Fox shoves Natalya off the lock-up and applies an armbar but Natalya reverses and takes Fox to the mat. Natalya chants "Canada." Fox uses her long legs to counter into a head-scissors and mockingly chants "Canada." Natalya does a kip-up and tries a Sharpshooter. Natalya does a monkey-flip goes for the finisher again but Fox reaches the ropes again. Fox asks for a time-out and extends her hand with a pout face. Natalya takes it to her and gets 2. Fox goes out to regroup and brings in a Natalya's jacket and throws it in her face and gets the advantage. She slaps Natalya and applies a body-scissors. Natalya powers up an lifts Fox but she lands on top of Natalya and gets 2. Natalya catches Fox' leg and drops her and wins with the Sharpshooter.
Winner by submission: Natalya
We go to break.
A RAW Rebound is shown.
Zack Ryder vs. Cody Rhodes
They lock-up and Cody goes behind but Ryder switches. They break and Ryder clocks Cody in the face and he goes out and complains to the ref as he sells the shot to his face. Cody makes it back in at 8, Ryder tosses him out again but Cody hangs on and powers back in HBK-style. Ryder resumes control and hits a couple of armdrags and goes to an armbar. Cody sees an opening and starts to put the boots in the corner. Ryder drops him and signals for the Boot but Cody slides out. Ryder slingshots over the top and lands on Cody. The go back in the ring and we go to break.
We return and Cody is putting the boots to Ryder. Cody says he hates Long Island. Cody hits a faceplant and gets 2. Ryder continues to take punishment. Ryder puts on the brakes in the corner and they collide. They both get up at 9 and Ryder comes off the ropes with a tackle and a faceplant. Ryder drops Cody in the corner and connects with the Broski Boot but only gets 2. Cody drapes Ryder across the top rope and kicks a low-blow. Ryder counters Cody with a neckbreaker and gets another near-fall. Ryder goes for a Ruff Ryder but Cody catches him and delivers a powerbomb but Ryder kicks out. Cody charges in the corner but Ryder gets both knees up. Cody hits Cross Rhodes and gets the abrupt win.
Winner by pin: Cody Rhodes
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