Top 4 of WWE Superstars 3/15/12
Superstars was filled with… good matches this week. And not because they used people who are a little more mainstream and not just the “jobbers”. Or people that the internet crowd would complain about because they aren’t on television every week. These were excellent matches to watch in person and better to watch again because my favorite part can be heard: the commentary.
4. Kelly Kelly vs. Beth Phoenix
This is when they remember they need to let Beth Phoenix wrestle to defend her championship and put her on Superstars. Unfortunately, they put her against Kelly Kelly who is all looks and no real wrestling ability. Kelly Kelly is eye candy and nothing more and her only move in this particular match is the stink face. Which I hate. And want to hit her every time she uses it. Instead, Beth does the hitting for me to win this match and announced to the audience she will have the title, “Forever.” Beth did a good job, she could have done better with someone a bit more talented to work with.
3. Justin Gabriel vs. Hunico
When Justin Gabriel came out everyone assumed it was going to be another Heath Slater match. Instead, out came Hunico! (Where was Heath Slater this week, by the way. No appearance on anything!) Hunico and Camacho came out riding a new pimped out bike. I was not expecting much from this match. My bad. This match was incredible (even if our “Use the bike!” chant never made it on television). Justin Gabriel did not wrestle the same style because he was not wrestling the same guy for the billionth time this month. (This may or may not be a slight exaggeration). Hunico proves why he was a better wrestler than he was given credit for and the two have a smooth, entertaining match.
2. R-Truth and Kofi Kingston vs. Tyler Reks and Curt Hawkins
All right, so I’m a huge Reks and Hawkins fan (and Glenn, which now has a twitter account @WWECaneBigGlenn). Reks and Hawkins are the way tag teams should be. They have style (seriously, look at the cane) with matching outfits while losing their own personal touches. Watching this match, twice now, has been one of the most exciting things I have been to. Reks and Hawkins once again prove how well they work together. They are a seamless tag team and against Truth and Kofi it is more obvious. Truth and Kofi are great, don’t get me wrong, they work well together, but Reks and Hawkins are what I would consider a “true” tag team. Truth does his spinny move though (I don’t know what it’s called, so sue me) and I enjoyed seeing that in person! Even though Reks and Hawkins lost to Truth and Kingston you can bet Reks and Hawkins will one day be tag champs.
1. Scott Stanford
Come on, did you hear this man this week? Of course you didn’t, you are likely reading this without having watched this epic episode of Superstars! Well, this man knows how to do commentary. This week as Reks and Hawkins and R-Truth and Kofi Kingston beat each other up Scott focuses on the talents and advantages each man has. He lets you know why every man is worth watching in the ring and what they bring to the table. During Beth Phoenix against Kelly Kelly his tone changes, he mellows, and he calls this match like it is the main event of a PPV, instead of just being a main event of Superstars. He explains why these women deserve their position and for a moment, even if you do not like the Diva Division, you fall for every line and let him convince you that this is the best idea for a main event. His words are magic for these stars who are regaled to the “D” show. Watch for the talent, stay for the man who will explain to you exactly why they are worthy to be watched.
Scott Stanford’s best lines of the week:
“Sitting here by the star of ‘Are You Serious’.”
“Had a little conversation with R-Truth myself with Little Jimmy.”
“Little Jimmy decided to call Kofi and Truth the Hip-Hop Express. I like that name.”
“Apparently the kid was there. Truth wasn’t talking to himself.”
“He’s Reksy and he knows it.”
“The road block that is Tyler Reks standing in-between!”
“Curt Hawkins just got Little Jimmied.”
“Like it says on the back of those jeans, you gone get got”
“I’m like the Extra inside.”