I haven't watched Superstars during its initial airing in a few weeks because of the debut of NBC Thursdays or something else. Thursday at 8 p.m. is just a really bad time. I'll pick Community and Parks and Recreation over it every time.
Originally Posted by The Penguin
That being said, I try to go back and watch it on Friday before or after Smackdown. Speaking of which, how come I can go on Hulu on Friday afternoon and watch like the entire NBC Thursday lineup from the night before, yet WWE Superstars isn't up yet? I think they post the WWE programs "within four days" of the airing, which is really annoying. I guess they don't want to eliminate the incentive of watching the re-airs, but if that's the reason, I'd support eliminating the re-airs. Moving the late re-air from 11 p.m. to 12 p.m. is extremely inconvenient.
Anyway as for the actual show, I had mixed feelings about it. I really liked the Ted Dibiase vs Evan Bourne match, as it put over Dibiase strong. If that was the actual reaction to Dibiase's promo and it wasn't sweetened, then that was a helluva reaction. (Then again, later in the show the Harts got a bizarrely strong reaction to their promo, which I think was greatly sweetened.) Bourne loses again, but Dibiase and Rhodes are rising.
Sheamus vs Benjamin. It does continue the storyline, and it made sense, but I question putting the first meeting between these two on Superstars after all the ECW build.
Harts vs Cryme Tyme. I have to admit that I didn't have the same feeling as you Penguin about us finally going somewhere. When I saw the advertisement that this would be the main event, I was a little flabbergasted. I couldn't believe we were seeing this again. I get the impression that they have nothing for these teams so they keep feuding them even if it's long since been exhausted. I really feel like they should pair the Harts with CM Punk, since they both come off as traditionalists and people who push the status quo. Punk could use a posse.
"Leaping Lanny and Randy Savage are brothers, and Randy Savage, your name is Randy Poffo. THAT'S RIGHT, RANDY POFFO. You're ashamed of going around calling yourself Poffo so you probably got the name Savage because you're ashamed of putting yourself on the same level as your brother because he is much better than you are. YOUR BROTHER IS A HUMAN BEING. YOU'RE NOTHING BUT A SCUMBAG. THAT'S WHAT YOU ARE; YOU'RE A DOG. YOUR NAME IS POFFO." - Ronnie Garvin to Randy Savage, ICW Wrestling, 1980.