Friday, March 16, 2012

3/15/12 Superstars

Hunico vs. Justin Gabriel: ***

Kofi Kingston & R-Truth vs. Curt Hawkins & Tyler Reks: **1/4

Beth Phoenix vs. Kelly Kelly: *3/4

Starting things off with Gabriel against Hunico. When the heck will Camacho actually wrestle in a match? JG had a controlled energetic pace early on. Hunico with facial hair now, which probably explains why he hasn't been on TV very much lately. Michinoku Driver II from Hunico was nice. Good JG comeback got the crowd fired up again. Couldn't tell if JG wanted to do a springboard senton on Hunico and Camacho, or just do a springboard crossbody. Great counters in the second half of the match. Loved the Gabriel counter into a tornado DDT. Nice positioning by Camacho to prevent the 450. It's the little things that impress me, too. Very nice finish. I'd say this was one of Hunico's best matches (if not his best) in WWE.

Wonder if Evan Bourne will be back on TV (his 60-day suspension expires soon). Would be interesting if Evan came back a heel. Could happen. I just hope Bourne has cleaned his act up.

Kofi and Truth are the Hip Hop Express? Nice play on Rock 'n Roll Express. Kofi and Truth work well together. Match with them and Hawkins/Reks started fairly standard, with more high-flying stuff thrown in from the faces. Loved Kofi using Truth as a step to springboard over the top. Nice Kofi counter leads to the hot tag to Truth. Short, yet very good here. Spinning flying forearm is a comeback move and no longer a finisher, good call there. Trouble in Paradise and Little Jimmy win it.

Divas have the main event slot again tonight. Divas tag match rumored for Mania with Maria Menounos and KK going against Eve and Beth. It's good for more national exposure. Maria actually has in-ring training, so it's far from the worst idea. I guess the other divas get backstage segments.

Beth really loves that makeup. Vintage glamazon!

I dunno why, but I just can't really appreciate the stinkface move. Maybe it's because I still think of Rikishi doing that same move years ago.

Good counter on the first Glam Slam, but a second one did KK in. Better than your average divas match.

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