Raw Redux Does WWE Superstars (July 1st, 2010): Two Bellas, One Jillian

Last week, we were treated to Brie Bella vs “The Singing Sensation” Jillian. This week, perhaps seeking some revenge, Jillian faces off with Nikki Bella. Where one goes, the other follows. Will we see more twin hijinks, or will Miss Hall score a victory? Lets find out!

The Bellas are first out and we get our first hint of trouble: matching outfits and flowers in their hair on the same sides. The sky blue is a nice color but the ruffles on the legs… honestly ladies, switch up the design! You don’t have to have ruffles on everything you wear. Just a tip.

We get a recap of last week’s shenanigans before Jillian comes out in a nice purple ensemble. She looks all business tonight as she climbs into the ring. The poor dear looks fustrated! She then speaks words that drive a dagger into my heart: after last week, after what the Bellas did to her, she can’t even sing. Woe to her fans! Our weekly perk has been denied us thanks to that devious duo! However the twins clap as does the audience. Everyone’s a critic. Jillian removes her portable mic and the referee calls for the bell. Michael Cole gets one of his oh-so-witty jabs in, “Instead of Lady GaGa, they should call Jillian Lady Gag.” I hope he doesn’t write his own material. I choose to tune out the commentary and focus on the match.

Nikki and Jillian lock up, with Nikki forcing Jillian into a corner. The ref calls for them to break it up. Nikki backs away but the pop star rushes out, nailing Nikki with a strong right hand to knock her on the ground! Vicious move and the crowd signals it’s displeasure. Jilly follows up with a kick to the shoulder then grabs Nikki by her hair, jerking her back against her knee. Waiting until the last moment, Jillian finally releases the brunette, who’s grimacing in pain. Hall goes for a pin but only gets a two-count.

Going on the offense, Jillian throws Nikki throat-first into the second rope, holding her in place with her knee against her head. The refere gets her to back up, warning the pop princess, but she takes no heed. Instead she drags Nik up by the hair, pauses, and tosses her to the ground face first never letting go of her hair! Jillian is pissed and it’s showing in this match. Taunting the Bella, she goes for a cover but again only gets a two-count.

The fustration is mounting as Jillian pushes her face into the mat, then gets her into a sleeper headlock. Brie on the outside tries to get the crowd involved and it seems to revive Nikki. She jabs Jillian in the stomach with a few elbows but Jillybean is having none of it. She viciously throws Nikki onto her back using her hair yet again. She goes for a pin, getting yet another two-count. Lawler remarks, “There’s something about Jillian that intrigues me.” Sorry Jerry, she’s too old for you – she graduated elementary school a long time ago.

Screaming, “OH COME ON!”, Hall puts a knee squarely in Nikki’s back and yanks backwards using her hair. The ref starts a count but as he hits number five, Jillian releases, holding her hand up, waggling her fingers in his face. “Fiiiive!” Ooh, she’s showing some sass tonight! Getting the Bella up, Jillian snapmares her back down and follows up with a solid kick to the back. Shouting, “Now count!” the blonde siren goes for another pin but gets a two. What is our Pop Princess going to have to do to get a pin fall?!

Jill hoists Nikki up and slams her onto her knee for a hard backbreaker, then keeps her in place by folding her backwards, hand firmly on Nik’s jaw. Ms Bella hangs tough though, refusing to give up. Instead, she lands four kicks with her knee to the side of Jillian’s head, the fourth causing her to release Nikki. The brunette in blue hits Jillian with some elbows to the midsection but her offense is stopped short by a knee to Nik’s midsection. Jilly backs her up against the ropes and slingshots her across the ring. Nikki dodges and on her reverse bounce, hits Jillian with a headscissors take down. She’s up and hits the blonde with a monkey flip to keep Jillian down. As Hall sits back up, Bella hits the opposite ropes and nails Jillian with a one legged drop kick. We have a cover but it’s only good for two!

Nikki gets Jill up and throws her into the ropes but Jillian catches herself. As Nikki runs at her, the singer gets a leg up squarely into Nik’s stomach. Jillian then grabs the brunette by the hair, throwing her down onto her back. Another cover gets only two and Jillian wails in fustration. Already this match is longer than anything we see on Raw, which seems to be par for the course with Superstars. Tossed into the ropes, as Nikki comes in, Jillian moves and manages to throw the Bella out of the ring. Nikki hits the ground hard and as Brie comes over to check on her, Jillian hops out and nails Brie in the head! Both Bellas are down but not for long as Jilly hauls Brie up, slamming her face into the ring, then “stomping a mudhole” into her as JR would say. She’s getting her payback for last week no doubt. At this point, Brie is on the left and Nikki is on the right. Jillian climbs into the ring and tells the referee to start counting. As the Bellas stir, he’s up to a two count but then – surprise surprise! – the twins crawl under the ring. Uh oh..

The referee knows this but Jillian’s farther back in the ring, gloating and blissfully unaware of any hijinks about to ensue. Eventually one Bella crawls out from under the ring and wearily climbs onto the ropes. Jillian nails her with a hard knee, knocking her back outside. But what’s this? From the other side, the second Bella has crawled out, into the ring and rolls up Jillian from out of nowhere! A three count and this match is over with! But was it Nikki or was it Brie with the pin? The commentators are claiming it’s Nikki but who can be sure…not this writer at least. A shot at the top of the ramp shows Jillian with hands on hips, looking as fustrated as ever. Poor Jillybean!

Well we knew Jillian had a mean streak, but last week’s match and now this week’s has solidified it. There’s good and bad to being on Superstars: the good being that Diva matches get more time and this can only be an advantage for the Bellas to continue to grow. Jillian’s an excellent opponent and a great heel for them to work off of. The bad is they’re not featured on Raw and not in the title hunt…or is being on Raw a good thing anymore? One thing’s for certain, it’s good to see both Nikki and Brie getting ring time instead of hanging over the guest hosts. These two have good potential and they get good reaction from the crowd. It’ll be worth following to see if this feud with Jillian can stay interesting or if it will fizzle out. If it keeps Jillian on my screen each week then, in the words of DDP, that’s not a bad thing – that’s a good thing.

  • Bobby Lea Burchill

    Hmm, to be honest, I expected a little better writing from you Jen. KIDDING. Just wanted to scare you as you await comments. This was excellent and your writing fit in very well with the rest of the teams reduxes. The Cole jab at the opening was full of awesomeness, and I’m glad you took note of how sick Jillian has looked in her mean streak with the past few matches. She was dominating here and it made her look great. Overall, epic job on the redux and I look forward to more writing from you =]

  • crigginz

    I Wish Jillian Could Go To SmackDown and Be The Face They Need Badly Over There, Not On Superstars jobbing to the Bella Twins

  • daemonicwanderer317

    I’m so glad Jillian is getting to show more than just her crappy singing voice. Actually all of Raw’s diva heels have a personality beyond “smily and wavy”. Well in their case, “scowly and pissed”. And anything that gets Jillian wrestling is a great thing.

    But I’m so over the Bella twins as faces. They really should just turn them heel or something. Maryse could use them to soften up Alicia or something.

    And can Jillian win a match, please? Like soundly win a match?

  • Jack5326

    Nice column Jen, I love your style! I really like your vast number of descriptions for the competitors which made the column really nice to read. Making it flow nice isn’t a very good term to use (I learned that in English lol) but the article was very fluid. Nice rhetorical question(s) too. Frustration was spelt incorrectly twice but who really cares, I’m being picky!

    I’m with Daemonicwanderer317 aswell, let Jillian win at least 1 match WWE!

    Excellent stuff Jen, not sure if this is your first article but you’ll be a fantastic addition to Diva-Dirt. I also liked that pissed was used, I see you still have that foul mouth lmao!

  • Jack5326

    And is Erin ok? Not meaning to pry but I’m just curious/concerned with her not being on Diva Dirt Live this week and with you Jennifer doing this week’s RAW Redux Does Superstars and with Steven being promoted. Hope Erin is alright!

  • Envy

    I can tell the Bellas apart and I believe that was Brie who pinned Jillian in the end, but other then that, good write up! And I’ve lost all hope in WWE management giving Jillian a win.

  • Kaledrina

    i really like this feud, but like i said last night during the live response thread, i can’t see it going any further..

  • http://wowmark.wordpress.com/ TrishMelinaFan

    Lovely job, Jen. Your style is impeccable, and I could totally imagine you mouthing all of this. Jillian is jsut total love to me. I can’t get enough of her, and with these past two matches on Superstars I feel like a smile child that’s been spoiled rotten. The match was good, and Jillian’s unrelenting style keeps it feeling really long, yet not draggy. And then when the comebacks are mounted it makes you want to cheer for her competitor. Speaking of which, I feel bad for Nikki! After this match Nikki definitely needs a head massage XD

  • http://wowmark.wordpress.com/ TrishMelinaFan

    Kaledrina- Awww, but you came up with that awesome hair-dye idea! ;)

  • Jcott3

    I feel so bad for Jillian. She can’t catch a break, but “the Barbie Twins” get to go over every time. If this were the “Attitude” era, I’d love for Jillian to go after the Bellas and scar their faces in distinctive ways so that they can’t do their “switcheroo” act.

  • Billy James

    Not a bad match, Nikki Bella wasn’t bad in ring and she her moves good. I think Jillian deserves credit for selling the match, making Nikki look good. Be nice if WWE management wouldn’t make Jillian a jobber all the time. What ever reason, the Diva matches on Superstars are much better than RAW, hope they keep it up.

  • Kaledrina

    “I’d love for Jillian to go after the Bellas and scar their faces in distinctive ways so that they can’t do their “switcheroo” act.”

    LOL brutal, but i like it! i love rooting for jillian and i think it could be a real wasted opportunity on wwe’s part if they don’t turn the bellas heel/jillian face towards the end of this feud.

  • Skylar

    wow micheal cole is weird plz dude dont say lady gaga in a wrestling show they do not match.If she was a guest host then he could say that,lol dont say that out of nowhere.

  • http://www.facebook.com/saurabhatia saurabh da luchawhore

    Yeah..cole…its wrestling not Monster Ball… Get in the wrestling mode …dodo.. :P

  • mah

    im sayin tht i liked the idea of seeing jillian losing everyweek but this match was better than last week’s i enjoyed it
    nikki is a better wrestler and jillian had her time to show how aggressive she is
    and the switch spot was played better in my opinion

  • melina prez

    u can look but u cant win jillian

  • cutymania

    luv nikki’s blue outfit, its HAWT!! see this is wat im tlkin bwt guys…the bellas r refreshin wen nd b. jillian shld request a handicap mtch or smfng she cn stil wste them lol grl has ben dwn on hr luck naww haha