Saturday, September 29, 2012

9/27/12 Superstars

Heath Slater vs. Yoshi Tatsu: *

Ted DiBiase vs.Michael McGillicutty: *3/4

Layla vs. Eve: 3/4*

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

Heath Slater, Jinder Mahal, and Drew McIntyre to the ring together. Slater does his flashy showboating air guitar and looks completely out of place next to the other two guys. I'm amused that Yoshi's entrance video still has him with the face paint and Yoshi no longer sports such a look. Slater picks up the win here, as if there really was any doubt. Gotta put over the new group.

DiBiase and McGillicutty next. Very good chemistry here between the two, nice counters and a good pace. Dream Street wins it for Ted. More time and this gets into two-star territory for me.

Eve and Layla on Superstars now in a non-title match. Eve with a nice triangle choke with armbar during the match. All that MMA stuff has served her well. No need for the flashy moonsaults as a heel anyway. You know why? Because they BOTCHED the moonsault miss! Dammit. Layla hits her straight kick for the win. Way to help your champ there, WWE. Not.

The divas roster is so depleted right now; Kelly Kelly's departure didn't help at all. At least Beth and Natalya had a killer match on Smackdown, as you will see on that recap.

I'd seriously consider getting divas like Paige to the main roster. It's not like it'll do her any good in the long term to be on NXT anyway, and Paige has the skills to be on either of the two main shows. Regarding Sara Del Rey, I guess she has some independent dates to fill first before heading to WWE. I've read that WWE does have something planned for the divas in the future. Right now, the focus is the tag division.

Kofi and Dolph in the main event on Superstars. Basically the match of the show by default. Can't go wrong with these two if you give them time. Kofi appears to tweak the left knee during the match, so Dolph goes after that. Trouble in Paradise hit, but Ziggler rolls out of the ring. Zigzag gets three for DZ. Pretty good, could be a lot better for sure, but they're just held to a higher standard.

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