Despite being lost in the shuffle with Monday Night RAW and to a lesser extent, Friday Night SmackDown and WWE Main Event, WWE Superstars has the reputation of being of the WWE’s forgotten programs. However, there are five reasons why WWE Superstars is the most underrated pro wrestling show as explained below.
No John Cena matches.
If you dislike John Cena, well you’re in luck. Cena never competes on the show, heck, he rarely appears on SmackDown as well. The only time that Cena appears on WWE Superstars is during the RAW recaps. And Cena isn’t the only Superstar who doesn’t compete on the show. Top Superstars like Triple H, Randy Orton, Daniel Bryan, Kane, Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns, and The Wyatt Family rarely compete on WWE Superstars as well.
No in-ring promos or backstage segments.
WWE Superstars is almost pure wrestling action (save for the RAW recaps) with virtually no in-ring promos, backstage interviews, and backstage segments. In other words, don’t expect The Authority to cut a promo on what is “best for business.”
It gives underutilized Superstars an opportunity to compete.
Zack Ryder, Tyson Kidd. Kofi Kingston. Damien Sandow. R-Truth. Xavier Woods. Titus O’Neil. Heath Slater. Do these names ring a bell? They’re just several of the Superstars who seldom compete on RAW and SmackDown nowadays and WWE Superstars gives these men a chance to wrestle.
Divas matches are much longer (and better, for that matter).
The smart, sexy, and powerful women of the WWE (affectionately known as the Divas) are usually given no more than five minutes on RAW, SmackDown, and the PPVs while it’s not unusual to see no Divas matches on the main shows at all. The Divas, however are given more time to shine on WWE Superstars as it gives these women much better matches alongside WWE Main Event.
Some of the WWE Superstars matches are the best.
There are several WWE Superstars matches that were no doubt some of the best compared to RAW and SmackDown. Examples included Chris Jericho vs. Goldust in 2010, Christian vs. Drew McIntyre in 2012, and most recently, Cesaro vs. Dolph Ziggler from earlier this year.