Thursday, March 8, 2012

3/8/12 Superstars

Justin Gabriel vs. Heath Slater: ***

Jinder Mahal vs. Ted DiBiase: *1/2

Kofi Kingston vs. Dolph Ziggler: ***3/4

Gabriel and Slater go at it for the zillionth time. Some new, innovative stuff from Slater, of all people. Good counters and crowd reaction. Loved that Slater kicked out from that springboard moonsault. This was honestly a very impressive performance from both guys. Gabriel is positioning his opponent further from the corner with each 450 splash attempt. I just hope the 450 splash equivalent of Lesnar's shooting star (on Angle at WM) doesn't occur.

DiBiase and Mahal also square off for what seems like the zillionth time. Fairly standard stuff here. Jinder's had a good roll of wins. Couldn't really tell where Ted got injured, but he'll be out for a few weeks. Sucks. The good news is that it's "just" a torn ligament and small break; no surgery is required.

Ziggler and Kofi on Superstars? I'll take that any day. Superior athleticism. Chuckled when Ziggler was doing situps and Kofi kicked him in the head. Nice comeback from Kofi. SOS countered...countered back into an SOS. Very nice. Boomdrop. Lots of near falls at the end. Frog crossbody from Kofi missed. Rocker dropper from Ziggler gets another two. Zigzag countered, Trouble in Paradise for three! Holy cow.

An excellent Superstars this week! It's clearly WM season.

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