“Yes, sir, we promised you a great main event…” The WWE video leads us into the show.
The Superstars video plays and we’re brought into the arena with a big fireworks display. Jack Korpela and Matt Striker welcome us to the show. It is three days until WrestleMania!
Curt Hawkins vs. Trent Barreta
They circle the ring and lock hands. Hawkins quickly goes to the side headlock and Barreta just as quickly whips him off. Hawkins shoulder blocks him down, goes into the ropes over and under Barreta, and gets taken down by a back elbow. Barreta hits a flipping senton splash for a two count. Barreta applies a side headlock and Hawkins powers him to the corner. Hawkins gives a clean break but then slaps him in the face. Barreta punches and chops back. Hawkins reverses a whip but lowers his head and eats a kick. Barreta goes into the ropes but Hawkins slides out and trips him up. Hawkins then pulls him out hard, sending Barreta crashing ribs first on the ground.
Hawkins rolls him into the ring and works on the tender ribs with kicks. Hawkins gets a one count for that effort. Hawkins applies a chin lock but Barreta is able to fight up and drag him off. Hawkins quickly recovers with a clothesline for a two count. Hawkins chokes him on the bottom rope and gets admonished by the referee. Hawkins hits a snapmare and works his back for a two count. Hawkins applies a grounded Cobra Clutch (ya maggots) but Barreta fights up and punches out. Hawkins kicks him and goes for a back suplex but Barreta flips out and delivers a nice enzuigiri. Hawkins rolls out of the ring to recover.
Barreta charges and hits a flipping plancha to the outside on Hawkins! Barreta rolls him into the ring and hits a springboard missile dropkick for a near fall. Barreta goes for a springboard DDT but Hawkins tosses him off and hits a nice body slam for a near fall. Hawkins waits for Barreta to get up and goes for a neckbreaker but Barreta pushes him off. Barreta hits a Dudebuster DDT for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Trent Barreta
Match Rating: * 3/4
Eve Torres, Natalya, and Gail Kim will take on The Bella Twins and Melina later tonight.
Josh Mathews and Scott Stanford welcome us back to the show. They then show a tremendous video package highlighting Undertaker vs. Triple H. We see these video packages so often that we may take them for granted. I’m not going to do that tonight. I have to go on record and say just how awesome the WWE production team is. That was absolutely tremendous.
They promote WWE Night on Monday. We’ll have the Hall of Fame ceremony at 8, Raw at 9, and the premiere of Tough Enough immediately after Raw. I’m pumped up about that!
They show a video that hypes up all the publicity WWE got by bringing in Snooki. They then show their confrontation at Miami Mike’s Sports Bar in East Hanover. I’ve frequented that bar a few times and it’s nowhere near the Jersey Shore just so you know.
We’ll take a look at the World Heavyweight Championship match between Edge and Alberto Del Rio next.
Keri Hilson will perform America the Beautiful at WrestleMania.
They show another tremendous video package that hypes up the World Heavyweight Championship match at WrestleMania. I’m really looking forward to that match.
They show The Miz’s appearance on Conan. That was a pretty funny appearance.
They’ll show the final segment of Raw next with John Cena, The Miz, and The Rock.
The Raw Rebound plays featuring the confrontation between The Rock, John Cena, and The Miz.
The 6 Diva Tag Team Match is next.
The Bella Twins & Melina vs. Eve Torres, Natalya & Gail Kim
Natalya starts off against one of the Bella Twins. Bella kicks and punches her down. Natalya blocks a slap and hits a snap suplex. Natalya goes into the ropes and hits a low dropkick to the head for a one count. Natalya goes for a Sharpshooter but Bella gets to the ropes. Natalya slams her down and covers for a one count. Melina is tagged in and Natalya slams her right down. Gail Kim is tagged and they hit a wheelbarrow splash on Melina for a near fall. Gain bounces Melina off the ropes but Melina blocks one. Gail avoids a big boot and Melina falls into a split. Gail hits a running boot to the head for a near fall. Gail hits a jackknife pin for a one count. Gail sends her to the corner and hits a big shoulder block. Gail then hangs her on the ropes and splashes her. Gail goes for a springboard move but Melina snaps her off the ropes.
Melina sends her to the corner and hits a running dropkick. Melina tags in one of the Bellas and they tag back and forth, working over Gail. Bella applies a chin lock that Gail fights up out of but she quickly gets clotheslined down. The other Bella is tagged in and they slam Gail down for a near fall. Melina is tagged in and she slams Gail down. Melina hits a face-buster for a near fall. Melina punches her down and hits some crossfaces. Melina goes for the Last Call but Gail gets out. Gail then counters a head-scissor into a powerbomb.
Eve and one of the Bellas are tagged in. Eve hits a clothesline and a pair of dropkicks. Eve kicks and hits another clothesline. Eve gets distracted by the other Bella so the referee admonishes her. Eve goes into the ropes but Melina pulls it down, sending her out of the ring. Natalya attacks Melina and the Bellas do their switch. Eve comes in and goes for a suplex but the fresh Bella hits an X-Factor for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: The Bella Twins & Melina
Match Rating: * 1/4
The heel divas celebrate as Eve fumes over what just happened.
Quick Match Results
Trent Barreta def. Curt Hawkins
The Bella Twins & Melina def. Eve Torres, Natalya & Gail Kim
Bump of the Night: Trent Barreta’s flipping plancha!
Match of the Night: Barreta vs. Hawkins * 3/4
I’m really racking my brain to think of something, anything, constructive to say about this show but there really isn’t a point. This was basically a video hype show for WrestleMania with two pointless matches crammed in just to say, “Yeah, we had wrestling on a wrestling show.” Be sure to check out next week’s episode as, apparently, it will be the last episode of it on American television. This will be another WWE.com web gem after that.
Final Rating: N/A
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