Money on their mind

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March 11, 2010

At WrestleMania XXVI, eight ambitious ring warriors will put their bodies on the line as they fight for a World Title opportunity in the annual Money in the Bank Ladder Match. Nearly half of these athletes appeared on "WWE Superstars" this week, successfully gaining momentum before competing on The Grandest Stage of Them All.

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Christian & MVP def. Carlito & Chavo Guerrero (PHOTOS | WATCH)
Though they'll be opponents at WrestleMania, Raw Superstars Christian and MVP joined forces to take on Carlito & Chavo Guerrero. As NXT Rookies Heath Slater and Michael Tarver watched their WWE Pros (Christian and Carlito, respectively) these four in-ring veterans pushed their opponents to the limit in a fast-paced tag team match. Ultimately however, it was Captain Charisma who capitalized on Guerrero's missed Frog Splash, hitting the self-proclaimed "Mexican Warrior" with the Killswitch to pick up the win for his team.

Zack Ryder def. Santino Marella (PHOTOS | WATCH)
Since joining the Raw roster, Zack Ryder has been eager to make an impact alongside his lady, the lovely Rosa Mendes. On "WWE Superstars," Ryder faced off against Santino Marella, a ring warrior every bit as talkative as The Long Island Loudmouth. However, Ryder showed that he has the talent to back up his arrogant ways by hitting Marella with the Rough Ryder and the Zack Attack in succession. After pinning the Italian Superstar Ryder celebrated in the ring with Rosa.

Goldust def. Mike Knox (PHOTOS | WATCH)
The previous week on "WWE Superstars" saw Goldust hold his own in a match against World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho, though he ultimately fell victim to the Walls of Jericho. This week The Bizarre One hoped to make up for his prior loss in a match against Mike Knox. Despite his opponent's distinct size and strength advantage, Goldust persevered and defeated one of SmackDown's most intimidating competitors.

Dolph Ziggler def. Shelton Benjamin (PHOTOS | WATCH)
"WWE Superstars" opened with a match pitting Shelton Benjamin against his fellow Money in the Bank Ladder Match competitor, Dolph Ziggler. The brash young Superstar was out to send a message to The Gold Standard, locking in his ferocious sleeper hold, a move so devastating that Ziggler has used it to defeat Kane. Like The Big Red Monster, Benjamin was also unable to escape Ziggler's incapacitating grip, giving his opponent the win and momentum building up to their match at WrestleMania.

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