March 18, 2011
Superstars: Diva action highlights show
By MATT BISHOP - SLAM! Wrestling
Tonight on WWE Superstars: It's the divas who take center stage on this edition of the show. Divas Champion Eve Torres leads her team of Natalya, Gail Kim and Tamina against the squad of the Bella Twins, Alicia Fox and Melina. Should be a good one!
This show is presented in WWEHD (TV-PG, V)
Let's kick tonight's show off with the Smackdown brand.
Match #1 - JTG (Brooklyn, NY) vs. Tyler Reks (Laguna, Calif.)
Forearm to the face for JTG but Reks comes back with a boot to the gut and then throws him out of the ring. Reks goes to work on the outside with a kick to the midsection and then runs JTG into the ring apron. Back in the ring and Reks works a chinlock and then hits a reverse DDT for two.
Reks beats him down in the corner but JTG fires up out of there. JTG ends up in the other corner and rolls Reks up after sidestepping him for two. Another rollup attempt for two. Headbutt for JTG and then a drop-down uppercut. JTG against the ropes and Reks comes running after him but JTG low-bridges him. Then JTG gets on the apron and hits a flying shoulderblock. They quickly find their way back into the ring and JTG hits a tornado DDT for a very near fall.
JTG to the middle rope. He's lining him up but Reks moves and kicks him right in the chest. Now Reks is the one doing the lining up and he picks JTG up and puts him away with the Burning Hammer.
Winner via pinfall: Tyler Reks
Match #2 - Santino Marella (Calabria, Italy) & Vladimir Kozlov (Moscow, Russia) vs. Jimmy & Jey Uso (San Francisco, Calif.)
"Santino" chant off the bat but that ends when Jimmy blasts him square in the kisser. Jey with a back splash on Santino for two. Then he takes a cheap shot at Kozlov, who gets mad, only allowing the Usos to make a kick and a switch as Jimmy gets a two count. Big kick to the gut by Jimmy and he follows that up with a headlock. Santino, though, gets up and hits the splits and the signature hip-toss. He crawls around and brings in Kozlov who comes in against Jey.
Kicks and heatbutts for Kozlov and then a powerslam but Jimmy makes the save. Santino in and Jimmy throws him out of the ring. He goes to follow up but Santino ducks and backdrops him. In the ring, Kozlov decks Jey, Santino tags in and hits the Cobra for the pin.
Winners via pinfall: Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov
Match #3 - Brie Bella (Scottsdale, Ariz.), Nikki Bella (Scottsdale, Ariz.), Alicia Fox (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.) & Melina (Los Angeles, Calif.) vs. Natalya (Calgary, Alberta), Tamina (The Pacific Islands), Gail Kim (Toronto, Ontario) & Eve Torres (Denver, Colo.)
A Bella in control of Natalya. She brings in Melina who kicks Natalya right in the midsection. Heel side really wearing down Natalya here, completely isolating her from her teammates. Rear chinlock by Melina in the centre of the ring. Natalya slowly rising to her feet and she falls back, dropping Melina. Natalya crawls to the corner but is stopped by Melina before she can make the tag. Then a Bella comes over the pulls Eve off the apron. Tamina takes care of both Bellas.
In the ring, Natalya hits the big clothesline and tags in Eve. Natalya slams Melina and Eve goes to the top and hits the moonsault and the ref counts three before Fox can make the save.
Winners via pinfall: Eve Torres, Natalya, Gail Kim & Tamina