WWE Superstars TV Report: Fandango vs. Tyson Kidd, Los Matadores vs. Hunico/Camacho



James Cox

This week’s show saw it compulsory for all competitors to have names that ended in ‘o’ (unless you’re Tyson Kidd) and gave Los Matadores  and El Torito their debut on a show that will no doubt be their home for the foreseeable future.

Fandango kicks off the show with Summer Rae. Cue a couple of shots of patches of geeks doing the dance up in the gods. Riley starts singing Florida Georgia Line to Tom Philips in order to segue into talk about Raw from Monday and Survivor Series. Clearly, they had nothing to say about Fandango. Tyson Kidd, tan and all, is his opponent tonight and boy did they sweeten his reaction in post-production. This ought to be a good match.

Fandango vs. Tyson Kidd


Out of the lock up, Fandango hip tosses Kidd immediately and wiggles his hips, posturing to the crowd. Tyson, looking disgusted, gets up and drop kicks Fandango through the ropes and begins to do his own Fandango dance in the ring while Summer Rae goes to Fandango’s aid. As he approaches the ropes, Kidd swings through between the top and middle rope and lands him with a missile drop kick as the referee starts the count.

Outside, Kidd stomps on Fandango and rolls him back in the ring. Tyson leaps over the top rope and goes for a cover with a sunset flip – Fandango kicks out at two. Kidd then goes for a wheelbarrow victory roll but Fandango reverses it into a modified German suplex. He gets a two count as Riley mentions the Total Divas angle that lead to this minor feud.

Fandango starts to hit Tyson with strikes and chops in the corner and whips him into the opposite turnbuckle as the crowd start to get behind Kidd. Fandango starts to wear Kidd down with a rear choke. Kidd rolls him off, ducks out of a charge to the corner and then mounts the second rope and uses a tilt-a-whirl headscissors to launch Fandango face-first into the second turnbuckle. Kidd then starts to work on Fandango with kicks and drop kicks, getting a near fall.

Kidd charges at the recovering Fandango in the corner who ducks, making Kidd leap frog into the turnbuckle. As Tyson recovers, Fandango goes to the top rope looking to land the leg drop but eats an enziguri and sells it by hanging, limply from the ropes. Riley compares Kidd to RVD which Tom Philips and I both clearly thought an interesting comparison.

The finish comes when Kidd misses a top rope frankensteiner on Fandango who hits the Beauty in Motion (leg drop) and covers him for the win. Man is that finisher going to shorten his career. This was a good 4-minute match; I’d happily see more of these two.

Winner: Fandango via pinfall (3:59)

The Raw Rebound is next – we get the return of The Authority with the Orton v Maddox match and we get the Ryback v Big Show match with the Orton interference.

Out next on Superstars are Los Matadores with El Torito who make their WWE Superstars debut. Their opponents (minus the bikes) are Hunico and Camacho. It’s been a while but if memory serves, Camacho is dreadful while Hunico is tremendous…

Los Matadores (with El Torito) v Hunico & Camacho

Hunico and Diego lock up and exchange arm drags until Hunico gets the better of him, does a kip up and generally looks in excellent shape. Hunico beats down Diego and then locks in a wrist lock which Diego escapes by climbing the ropes and using a top rope, springboard hurricanrana. Diego then gets caught charging Hunico but locks in a headscissors and brings Hunico down to the mat.

Fernando tags in and hits a drop kick on Hunico followed by a monkey flip that leads him to roll out of the ring. He then hits him through the ropes with a tope and ‘Oles’ the crowd as we head into a break.

After the ads, Fernando is being controlled by Hunico until Camacho tags himself in and begins to beat him down. This guy is huge but is a complete contrast to Hunico – he has no grace and, while the others are all silky smooth performers in this match, he is ungainly and lumbering. Camacho lifts and holds Fernando in a side suplex and boots him in the corner as he tags in Hunico.

Hunico goes for a cover but only gets two and so tries a rear choke hold to wear Fernando down. Fernando tries to power out but gets schoolboyed and at the point of kicking out is picked up and slammed back down for another pin. This time, Hunico hooks the leg but, again, only gets the two count. Camacho tags in and power slams Fernando and again covers him but only for two. Back in comes Hunico and they double team poor Fernando.

Finally, Diego gets the hot tag when Fernando completely botches a tilt-a-whirl headscissors takedown. Hunico sells it anyway (even though the crowd “ooh” and wince) while Fernando gets up, plants Hunico with a DDT and crawls over to make the tag. Camacho also tags in and Diego runs wild.

The finish sees Hunico interrupt a pin attempt from Diego who had spent a good minute trying to get Camacho into the right position for him to hit his senton. Fernando sends Hunico packing while El Torito flies off the top rope onto Hunico on the outside. Inside the ring, Camacho takes a double back body drop from both of Los Matadores and Diego, the legal man, covers Camacho for the pin.

This had a few botched spots and showed Hunico’s ring rust and Camacho’s inexperience. There were at least ten headscissor-takedowns or similar in this match and it all ended up looking a little sloppy.

Winner: Los Matadores via pinfall (7:58)

This was a clean, wholesome and fun edition of WWE Superstars that would lighten any WWE fan’s mood on a Saturday morning. The show closes out with the Wyatts & Shield v Rhodes, Usos, Punk & Bryan match with Mysterio’s return.