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Superstars: Divas, former Nexus member highlight show
By MATT JOHNSON - SLAM! Wrestling


Last week I forgot to give WWE kudos for finally doing something that has long been advocated on this very site by yours truly on Thursday nights. Two weeks ago on Raw, Goldust was given a serious storyline. Now, Goldust chasing the Million Dollar Championship (I remember it as the Million Dollar “Belt”) may not be the type of feud that will culminate with a main event at Wrestlemania, but it makes his matches mean something. So I say salute to WWE for rewarding the hard work Goldust has been putting forth on Monday and Thursday nights.

Now on to Superstars…

Match #1 –Kelly Kelly vs. Layla

These two used to be part of Extreme Expose on ECW. Good times. We start out with some hair pulling. After some early action, Kelly misses a flying cross body. Layla gets some two counts out of it. Layla applies body scissors. Kelly fights out and does a lot of screaming and pounds Layla’s face into the mat.

Kelly gets a near fall after a face buster. Layla pulls Kelly to the mat by the hair. Layla threatens a sharpshooter, but Kelly rolls her up for two. Natalya grabs Layla while the official has his back turned. Kelly rolls up Layla and gets the pin.

Winner via pinfall: Kelly Kelly

A preview airs for the new WWE film Knucklehead.

Match #2 –Curt Hawkins vs. Trent Barreta

Apparently Curt Hawkins is now playing the role of a generic wrestler. Apparently these two competitors were close when they were younger. Barreta hits an elbow and jumps on offense, until Hawkins knocks Barreta off the top rope. Commercial time.

Hawkins is on offense after the break. Barreta fights back and does a flip over the top rope to the floor to lay out Hawkins. Back in the ring, Barrreta hits a knee to the head and a dropkick to the back of Hawkins. Hawkins recovers with a slam. Hawkins climbs to the top. Barreta tries to stop him, but gets knocked to the mat. Hawkins hits the Heat Seeking Elbow and gets the pin.

Winner via pinfall: Curt Hawkins

A commercial airs for a new DVD called Wrestling’s Highest Flyers. Actually, the DVD looks quite interesting. It includes clips from various promotions.

Match #3 - Primo vs. Darren Young

Why is Michael Cole back for this match? I thought we were through with him on Superstars. Young has a different hair style now. He looks like Orlando Jordan. Primo recovers from Young’s early offense and hits a drop kick. Primo hits a leg drop and gets a two count. Young hits some punches and a shoulder block. Young then hits some upper cuts. Young starts in a full nelson and throws Primo face down and gets the pin.

Winner via pinfall: Darren Young

A video airs featuring WWE’s history of support for the United States Military.

The Raw Rebound airs. Check our SLAM! Wrestling’s coverage of Raw for details of what went down. Melina makes her entrance before the break.

Match #4 - Melina vs. Alicia Fox

Melina starts with arm bar. After some early action, Melina gets knocked to the floor. When the action returns to the ring, Alicia continues her beat down and mocks Melina. Melina fights back with some hair pulling, until Alica drops Melina face first. Alicia attempts a backslide, but Melina counters into a bridge and gets the pin.

Winner via pinfall: Melina

Another decent hour of wrestling this week. I prefer that they keep it to just 2-3 matches per week, instead of 4. Having a bunch of short matches is meaningless. It is better to have just a few longer matches that mean something. The Divas seem so interchangeable that there is no sense of a pecking order. Instead, they seem to just rotate being in the top spot.


Matt Johnson is now on Twitter. Join him at: http://twitter.com/mattjohnsonSLAM. Email Matt at mattjohnson62@yahoo.com.