April 1, 2011
Superstars: 6-Diva tag match headlines show
By MATT BISHOP - SLAM! Wrestling
Tonight on WWE Superstars: With this being WrestleMania week, this is another show that largely features recap videos. About 40 straight minutes of them, in fact. Still, sandwiching those recaps are two decent little matches, one from each brand. Should be a good one!
This show is presented in WWEHD (TV-PG, V)
We'll start things off with the Smackdown brand.
Match #1 - Curt Hawkins (Queens, NY) vs. Trent Barreta (Mount Sinai, NY)
It feels like the Smackdown match on Superstars is either Chris Masters against Tyler Reks or this each week.
Hawkins in control in the early going. Headlock for Hawkins but Barreta stands and hip tosses him. Hawkins, though, comes back with a big clothesline. After a prolonged beating, Barreta hits a kick that sends Hawkins to the outside and follows with a big flip dive. He comes back in and hits a springboard dropkick for two.
He goes for a tornado DDT but Hawkins slips out and hits a body slam for two. After a scramble, though, Barreta is able to connect with the tornado DDT and get the pin.
Winner via pinfall: Trent Barreta
Let's see now. That first match ended at 8:08. I assume we're going to get the same amount of video packages we did on NXT. What a way to send this show off in its second to last week on WGN America.
Match #2 - Eve Torres (Denver, Colo.), Natalya (Calgary, Alberta) & Gail Kim (Toronto, Ontario) vs. Brie Bella (Scottsdale, Ariz.), Nikki Bella (Scottsdale, Ariz.) & Melina (Los Angeles, Calif.)
For the record, it's about 8:51 when this match starts, so that's 42 minutes of promos and ads between matches.
Heels get the heat on Kim after Melina snaps her neck on the rope. Melina completely in control here. Cross forearms land to the face of Kim. Melina screams. She goes for the Last Call but Kim counters and escapes. Irish whip into the corner. Melina brings her legs up around Kim's neck and hangs on but Kim pulls her off and power bombs her. Kim makes the tag to Eve and Melina tags a Bella. Knee to the gut and then a kick to the face for Eve. She goes for the standing moonsault but the other Bella interrupts.
She hits her and goes to hit the ropes but Melina pulls them apart and she goes tumbling through. Natalya comes in and takes Melina and they brawl to the outside. During the chaos, the Bella pull the ol' switch-a-roo and Eve is taken as she gets kicked and hit with a X-Factor and that's it.
Winners via pinfall: Brie Bella, Nikki Bella & Melina