The April 23, 2009 Edition of Superstars is a Professional wrestling television show of the WWE, it was taped at the O2 Arena in London, England on April 20, 2009. The second episode of "WWE Superstars" on WGN America featured two explosive matches showcasing Superstars who will compete in just three nights at Backlash, as well as what possibly could be the last match together for the father-and-son team of Finlay & Hornswoggle.
Three nights earlier on Raw, "Mr. Money in the Bank" CM Punk defeated Kane in singles competition, while Big Show clobbered Intercontinental Champion Rey Mysterio with a knockout punch to win their match. The Big Red Monster and The Ultimate Underdog got a chance for some retribution on "WWE Superstars" as all four ring warriors competed in tag team action. The Straightedge Superstar and The Master of the 619 were unable to overcome the massive size advantage possessed by their two 7-foot behemoth opponents as Kane pinned Punk for the win, giving Mr. Money in the Bank a taste of what could happen just days later when the two meet in the ring at Backlash.
In what was likely their final match together before Hornswoggle leaves for Raw, Finlay and his leprechaun son defeated their recent ECW on Sci Fi rivals, Tyson Kidd & Natalya, on Thursday night in London. The mischievous Hornswoggle mixed things up in the ring, distracting Kidd by juggling tennis balls, then hitting him with a Tadpole Splash as a stunned Natayla looked on. After their victory, Finlay led a sing-a-long with the WWE Universe in the O2 Arena of his son's favorite song, "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling." Then, a grateful Hornswoggle waved goodbye to our fans and shared a few emotional hugs with Finlay before departing for Monday nights.
Mere days before he meets World Heavyweight Champion John Cena in a Last Man Standing Match at this Sunday's Backlash, Edge went one-on-one with the explosive Kofi Kingston. The Jamaican Superstar may have been seeking a measure of retribution against The Ultimate Opportunist. At February's No Way Out, the sadistic Edge savagely attacked Kingston and stole his spot in the Elimination Chamber Match, robbing the high-flyer of his first World Title opportunity. While Kingston utilized his speed and agility in the contest, he ultimately came up short, falling victim to a ferocious spear from The R-Rated Superstar.
- Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.
- (c) refers to the champion(s) heading into the match.
- The Big Show & Kane defeated CM Punk & Rey Mysterio, Jr. (10:05)
- Finlay & Hornswoggle defeated Tyson Kidd & Natalya Neidhart (1:22)
- Edge defeated Kofi Kingston (12:42)
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