SLAM! Sports SLAM! Wrestling
   Fri, June 4, 2010



News & Rumours
Bios
Obits
Canadian Hall of Fame
WrestleMania 30
WrestleMania 30 photos
Video
Movie Database
Minority Mat Report
Columnists
Features
Results Archive
PPV Reviews
SLAM! Wrestling store
On Facebook
On Twitter
Send Feedback




Photo Galleries

ROH Unauthorized


Smackdown in Philadelphia


WWE in Toronto


Raw in Chicago


Titans in Toronto VI


WWE Night of Champions


Legends of the Ring fan fest







SCOREBOARD
PHOTO GALLERY
VIDEO GALLERY
COMMENT





Superstars: Double the Divas action
By MATT JOHNSON - SLAM! Wrestling


Several weeks ago, I admitted during one of these reports that I was finding it very difficult to watch WWE programming. Frankly, I was bored by watching the shows. Things are turning around now. The last few weeks have been enjoyable and I credit two factors for the turnaround. First of all, Bret Hart brings a new dynamic as General Manager. It is enjoyable seeing a fair authority figure not out to screw wrestlers. The second factor is that some new wrestlers appear to be featured in more prominent roles. Time will tell if Evan Bourne and R-Truth can keep their momentum going, but it is a relief to see some new faces near the top.

We start out with the grinding voice of Michael Cole. Cole will actually be an excellent heel manager if WWE goes in that direction. Maybe that move can bring Jim Ross back to the broadcast booth.

Match #1 –Mark Henry vs. Primo

Mark Henry shows his strength early. Primo sneaks in a dropkick to Henry’s shin. Quickly, Henry recovers and hits a big slam on Primo. Henry tries to sit on Primo, but Primo moves. Primo’s offense would not last long. After a minute of working over Henry’s leg, Primo attempts a move off the top rope, but is swatted out of the air. Primo tries another move from the top rope, but Henry catches him and hits the World’s Strongest Slam and gets the pin.

Winner via pinfall: Mark Henry

A Classics on Demand video airs on the Junkyard Dog. His entertainment skills are highlighted.

<

Match #2 –Gail Kim vs. Jillian Hall

There is some early back and forth action. Gail hits a monkey flip and a leg whip. Gail hits a hurricanrana through the middle rope. Jillian turns it around but sending Gail face first into the apron. Jillian throws Gail into the corner and applies a chin lock. Gail tries to turn things around with a head scissors, but Jillian yanks her by the hair. Jillian executes a superplex, but Gail kicks out of the pin attempt. When Jillian tries a backslide, but Gail sneaks out and hits Eat Defeat for the win.

Winner via pinfall: Gail Kim

A video airs promoting the 3 Hour viewers’ choice edition of Raw airing this Monday.

Match #3 – Michelle McCool vs. Tiffany

Tiffany gets thrown outside the ring early. McCool hits a knee to the face, sending Tiffany into the announce table. Tiffany eventually fights back and hits a monkey flip. Tiffany kicks McCool in the stomach, but when Tiffany attempts a sunset flip, McCool blocks it and hits the Faith Breaker and gets the pin.

Winner via pinfall: Michelle McCool

Vickie and Chavo are talking backstage. Vickie drops her papers when Dolph shows up and checks him out as he picks them up. She drops them again and falls into Dolph. Chavo glares Vickie after she checks Dolph out again as he walks away.

A video airs on Evan Bourne. Then a video airs highlighting the Season 1 finale of NXT.

Match #4 –Chavo Guerrero & Dolph Ziggler vs. Christian

Originally, the match was supposed to be Christian vs. Chavo Guerrero. After a few minutes of action, Vickie comes out and announces that Dolph Ziggler will also enter the match, making it a handicap match.

Chavo pulls Christian off the top rope and tags in Dolph. Dolph applies his usual quick hitting and aggressive offense. Christian tries to fight his way out, but Dolph catapults Christian into the corner. Stryker says these aren’t your daddy’s superstars and that they have given everything to be part of the WWE. I would say there are a quite a few of my daddy’s superstars who actually did give everything to be part of WWE, so Stryker should think about what he is saying.

Christian fights his way back with a kick to Dolph’s face and a flap jack. Christian bounces Dolph’s head off the rope, but then tries to jump off the top rope and misses. Chavo tags in and hits two suplexes, but Christian sneaks out. Chavo turns it around again and tries a frog splash. Chavo misses, but Dolph tags Chavo’s foot before he attempts the move. Dolph hits the Zig Zag and gets the win.

Winner via pinfall: Chavo Guerrero & Dolph Ziggler

We got double the Diva action tonight on Superstars. The wrestling on the show was not very good, however. Some of the Divas just have limited ability. I do enjoy seeing some storyline developments on the show now. This week we saw some advancement in the story that Vickie is interested in Chavo.


Matt Johnson is happy to take over WWE Superstars duty. Email Matt at mattjohnson62@yahoo.com.