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WWE SATURDAY MORNING SLAM REPORT: COMMENTARY IS DAZZLNG; MIZ VS. DARREN YOUNG; KOFI KINGSTON VS. EPICO; AND RYDER/ZIGGLER NEXT WEEK

By Richard Trionfo on 2013-01-26 10:44:55
This week, Kofi Kingston will be in the main event, but first we will see The Miz getting ready for his United States Title Match.

We take a look back at last week’s show when the Miz was confronted by Titus O’Neil and Darren Young.

We take a look at the participants in the match. Miz has turned things around and has gone from behind ‘awful’ to being ‘awesome’. Titus and Darren have been taking care of the competition.

Your announcers are Josh Mathews and Daniel Bryan.

Match Number One: Darren Young (with Titus O’Neil) versus The Miz

Before locking up, Titus takes some time from blowing his whistle to work on Darren’s hair. Miz relaxes on the turnbuckles before eventually locking up. Young backs Miz into the corner and he misses a chop and Miz messes with Darren’s hair. Miz with an arm drag into an arm bar and wrist lock. Miz with a hammer lock into a side head lock.

Young with forearms and a shoulder tackle. Miz with a flapjack to Young and then he hits the Awesome Clothesline. Miz goes up top and misses the double sledge but he hits an arm drag. Young with a knee to the midsection and then he charges at Miz and Miz drops down and Darren goes over the top rope to the floor. Titus calls for a time out and we go to commercial.

We are back and Miz with another arm drag into an arm bar. Miz with a sunset flip but then they alternate covers and get near falls. Young with a knee to the midsection and a seated splash to the midsection twice for a near fall.

Young with a belly-to-back suplex for a near fall. Young with an abdominal stretch on Miz but Miz escapes. Young with a knee and he tries for a suplex but Miz blocks it and he hits a suplex of his own and both men are down.

Miz with a clothesline but Young with a knee. Young misses a charge into the corner and then Miz hits a knee lift and hits a neck breaker but the referee is distracted by Titus O’Neil on the apron. Miz with a drop kick to Titus that sends him off the apron. Darren tries to get Miz on his shoulders but Miz escapes and hits the Skull Crushing Finale for the three count.

Winner: The Miz

After the match, we find out from The Dazzler that the match was ‘Half Dazzling’.

We go to commercial.

We are back with highlights of the match between Miz and Darren Young.

Now it is time to look at Kofi Kingston in the Saturday Morning Spotlight.

Match Number Two: Kofi Kingston versus Epico (with Primo)

Epico with a top wrist lock but Kofi uses the ropes to counter and escape. Kofi with a cross body from the middle turnbuckle for a near fall. Kofi with an arm bar but Epico with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Kofi tries for the leaping back elbow but Epico anticipates it. Epico tries for a monkey flip but Kofi lands on his feet and he gives Epico a monkey flip and gets a near fall.

Epico with a leg sweep and cover. Kofi returns the favor and gets a near fall with a jackknife cover but Epico bridges out. Epico has a drop kick blocked by Kofi and he catapults Epico over the top rope onto Primo and we go to commercial.

We are back and Kofi teases a dive to the floor but he bounces off the ropes. Epico and Primo argue for a moment before Epico returns to the ring and Kofi with an arm drag into an arm bar. Epico sends Kofi into the turnbuckles and then he kicks Kofi and gets a near fall.

Epico returns to the shoulder and applies a key lock. Kofi gets back to his feet and he escapes with an arm drag and a back body drop. Kofi with chops to Epico followed by a drop kick. Kofi with a leaping clothesline and then he circles Epico before the Boom Drop. Kofi sets for Trouble in Paradise but Primo gets on the apron and distracts Kofi. Kofi with an airplane spin and Primo tries to interfere but Primo gets hit on one of the rotations.

Kofi with the SOS for the three count.

Winner: Kofi Kingston

Unfortunately, this match did not rate on the Dazzler scale.

Natalya is in the interview area with Zack Ryder. She asks Zack about his match against Dolph Ziggler next week. Zack says that he likes his chances even though Dolph is Mr. Money in the Bank and the Show Off. Zack reminds us that he beat Dolph Ziggler to become the United States Champion last year. Zack says that 2013 will be the Year of the Broski.

Dolph interrupts and he says that the headband might be too tight and he is cutting off circulation to the brain. Dolph says that Zack had a few fluke wins. He is on the biggest roll of his career. He has the biggest and baddest man standing behind him. He says that he has the greatest Diva of all time on his other side.

Zack says that is crazy and AJ reacts to the ‘c’ word.

We go to credits.