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By Richard Trionfo on 2013-01-19 09:43:48
Before there was a 20th anniversary episode of Raw, there was the show that would give us many recaps of that show. It is time for the latest episode of Superstars.

We are in Houston, Texas and your announcers are Matt ‘Remember when this show was the Main Event of WWE programming’ Striker and Tony ‘You might know me from NXT . . . assuming you watch that show’ Dawson.

Match Number One: Kofi Kingston versus Michael McGillicutty

They lock up and Michael backs Kofi into the corner and he misses a forearm out of the break. Kofi with a side head lock take down. Michael with a head scissors but Kofi escapes and he takes Michael down again with a side head lock. Michael with a knee and punch to Kofi. Michael with another punch. Michael with the Hennig hurdle leap frog followed by a running drop kick for a near fall.

Michael with a side head lock take down. Kofi gets back to his feet and Michael with a shoulder tackle. Kofi with a leaping back elbow and he gets a near fall. Kofi with a monkey flip and then he clotheslines Michael over the top rope to the floor. Kofi with a flip dive onto Michael on the floor.

They return to the ring and Kofi gets a near fall. Kofi sets for Trouble in Paradise but Michael goes to the floor when he sees Kofi getting ready. Kofi follows after Michael and Michael kicks Kofi into the ringside barrier and then he hits a clothesline off the apron and we go to commercial.

We are back and Michael with a reverse chin lock. Kofi with punches to Michael. Michael misses a clothesline but he hits a clothesline to the back of the neck. Michael with kicks to Kofi in the corner. Kofi with punches and forearms. Michael with a hard Irish whip and he gets a near fall.

Michael with a slam and he goes to the turnbuckles and hits a forearm drop but he can only get a near fall. Michael with a forearm to the chest. Michael with another slam and he goes to the turnbuckles again but Kofi figures out what is coming and he moves on the elbow drop.

Kofi with Steamboat chops followed by a drop kick and Superman punch. Kofi hits the Boom Drop and then he gets ready for Trouble in Paradise and Michael moves out of the way. Kofi misses a splash into the corner but Michael runs into a pendulum kick from Kofi and Kofi hits a cross body but only gets a two count. Michael sends Kofi to the apron but Kofi with a forearm and then he goes for a springboard move but Michael with a drop kick to Kofi but Michael can only get a near fall.

Michael sets for the running swinging neck breaker but Kofi avoids it. Michael escapes Trouble in Paradise and he goes for a belly-to-back suplex but Kofi lands on his feet. Kofi with Trouble in Paradise for the three count.

Winner: Kofi Kingston

We go to commercial.

We are back with the memorable characters video package from Raw.

Now we take a look at the steel cage match between John Cena and Dolph Ziggler.

We go to commercial.

We are back with catchphrases.

Speaking of catchphrases, we really woooo with Miz and Ric Flair.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Two: Zack Ryder versus JTG

JTG with a kick and forearms followed by more kicks. JTG with another forearm and kicks. JTG throws his doo rag at Ryder. Ryder with punches but JTG with an Irish whip. Ryder tries to kick JTG in the corner but JTG counters with a reverse Alabama Slam for a near fall. JTG kicks Ryder and gets a near fall.

JTG with a reverse chin lock. Ryder with punches but JTG with knees. Ryder with a face plant and then he connects with knees to a charging JTG and then he hits a missile drop kick. Ryder with the running forearm into the corner followed by the Broski Boot and he connects. Ryder gets a near fall.

Ryder gets ready for the Rough Ryder and JTG sends Ryder into the turnbuckles. JTG tries for the X Factor out of the corner but Ryder pushes him away and Ryder with the Rough Ryder for the three count.

Winner: Zack Ryder

We go to commercial.

We are back with a look back at Bob Barker’s appearance as guest host of Raw.

It is time to hear the Rock Concert in case you missed it.

We go to credits.

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