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JAMES'S WWE SUPERSTARS REPORT 3/1: Khali vs. Mahal main event, video package replays, Divas champ in action

Mar 1, 2012 - 10:43:19 PM
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WWE Superstars Report
March 1, 2012
Taped 2/27 & 2/28
Report by Justin James, PWTorch contributor

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1 - SANTINO MARELLA vs. CURT HAWKINS (w/Tyler Reks)

To begin the match, Hawkins runs out of the ring to avoid a threat from the Cobra, but Marella then throws the sock and his shirt into the ring. I'm sure he has another sock in his singlet. Hawkins runs away from the Marella Martial Arts routine. The crowd calls for the Cobra, so Marella looks to land it, but Hawkins bails to ringside again. Marella with the helicopter takedown and the trumpet. Hawkins tries to surprise him, but Marella counters with an armdrag and mat technique. Quick bridge for two. Hawkins elbows out and draw's the crowd's ire by beating on Marella. A pair of big armdrags puts Hawkins down, but Hawkins comes right back with knees. Marella gets a monkey flip and wants ten punches in the corner, but Hawkins tosses him ringside.

[ c ]

Hawkins into a two-count cover from the break, then a side chinlock. Marella with a takedown to escape, but Hawkins trips him up. Hawkins mocks Marella a bit, then hits a suplex for two. Marella with a hip toss for separation, but Hawkins with the swinging bodyslam for another two count. Hawkins cuts off Marella, but Marella dodges a follow-up charge in the corner. Reks encourages Hawkins, but Marella goes through his usual comeback routine. Reks with a distraction, but Hawkins only can squeeze two from it. Marella counters a suplex setup with a jacknife cover from nowhere for the win.

WINNER: Santino in 8:00. Standard fare of a match. It's interesting how WWE has used the last few months to build Santino up as a humorous "real" wrestler instead of a pure comedy act.

[ c ]

Replay of the video documenting Triple H-Undertaker from Raw. This video makes their first match look about ten times better then I thought it was.

[ c ]

2 - Divas champion BETH PHOENIX vs. ALICIA FOX -- non-title match

Phoenix comes out of the gate on fire, and Fox can't keep her head above water. Delayed bodyslam and Phoenix goes to the crowd. Fox hits the ropes, so Phoenix takes her down with a clothesline and beats her silly on the ropes. Ref only gives her two, so Phoenix gets mad. She picks Fox up by the hair twice and slams her to the mat, but she can't get the pin. Rear chinlock and Fox is struggling hard. Fox can't get momentum, but she tries a sunset flip in the corner, to no avail. Fox pulls a Melina under a clothesline and hits a dropkick, then goes to the corner with Phoenix. Phoenix reverses a whip, but takes a butt butt. Phoenix dodges the Ace Kick and nails the Glam Slam for an easy win.

WINNER: Beth Phoenix in 2:30. Phoenix is so insanely dominant in the ring, the only Divas on the roster who would seem to stand a chance are Natalya and Kharma. Maxine, A.J., or Kaitlyn would make an interesting match based on their use of submissions to potentially offset Phoenix's power.

[ c ]

3 - THE GREAT KHALI vs. JINDER MAHAL

Mahal with early offense, but Khali shoves him into the ropes. Mahal surprises Khali on the ropes and follows up with a DDT for two. Mahal with boots and knees using the ropes, which gets two. Mahal puts boots to Khali in the corner as the crowd rallies Khali. Khali with elbows and a big boot to regain control. Mahal runs into Khali a few times and eats the overhead chop for the loss.

WINNER: Great Khali in 3:00. The less said, the less I'll have to regret my words if I ever meet Khali in person.

[ c - Be a S.T.A.R. ]

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