WWE Superstars Redux (July 15, 2010): Turnabout is Fair Play…Right?

The war between Jillian Hall and the Bella Twins continues this week with Jillian recruiting a tag partner: the lovely French minx, Maryse! She’s known for having a trick or two up her sleeve, and has even managed to get a victory over them despite the twin switch. Are two blondes better than one? We’ll find out..

Jillian and Maryse are out first, the former having her headset on. Joy of joys, we shall be blessed with a song from our Siren this week! (Raw being in Lexington, KY this week, I could’ve gone to hear my homestate girl in person but alas, the opportunity was missed. I weep bitter tears over this..) She is outfitted in a shiny blue top and black pants. Maryse is immaculate in a black ensemble in the shape of her usual attires. And as I accurately predicted, Jillian calls out the Bellas by singing, “Anything you can do, I can do better…I can do anything better than you.” She puts special emphasis on the last part, her face showing her determination to finally get a win over the twins. And I see a sign in the crowd that says “Jillian is the next Lady GaGa.” My day is complete upon seeing that!

Out next are Nikki and Brie Bella, dressed in matching red outfits (complete with ruffles on the legs, as par for the course). I’m actually rather digging the outfits this week, mostly because I love red, but not feeling the design of the top. Looks too flimsy. Anyhoo, as they make their entrance into the ring, I notice for the first time just how toned their tummies are. A pang of jealousy hits me. They really are quite lovely, and have quite a bit of fire in the ring. Possible Diva Champions? Perhaps, if they keep improving their game.

The bell rings and Bella #1 starts off facing Jillian. The two lockup and B#1 is shoved back down to the mat via her hair. Jillian’s starting off strong. Then the Songstress goes to the ropes and does the first funny thing of the matchup: she dips her head forward, then flings it back, winking at the crowd. Jillian is pulling a Maryse and I am LAUGHING my ass off!! A cut to Maryse shows her jaw is dropped in sheer disbelief. She looks around as if asking, “Did everyone see what just happened..?” Yes. Yes we did. And it was awesome.

Anyhoo, by this time, B#1 is back up and grabs Jillian by the hand. Locking fingers, she bounces up and off the ropes, performing a smooth armdrag. She whips herself off the ropes but Jillian meets her with a hard clothesline. Jillian goes for a pin but only gets two. I hear in the background, “Come on Nikki!” so I can start calling these women by their names and not numbers thankfully. Brie on the apron, Nikki in the ring. Gotcha.

Jillian turns Nikki over on her stomach, digs a knee into the small of her back and jerks back on her hair. She jaws at Nikki, then counts along with the referee, releasing the hair on four. Picking her up via the hair, Jillian backs Nikki into the corner, then flings her out, tossing her flat onto the mat. Grabbing the brunette by the hair again, she drags her over to her corner and tags in the Marvelous Maryse. Beauty and brutality are a lethal mix in Maryse. She nails Nikki with a hard shot to the midsection as Jillian steps out. Pressing Nikki’s throat into the second ring, Maryse holds her there until the count of four, then gets a running start and slams her hips into Nikki’s head. A lackadaisy cover gets only two.

Maryse jaws at Nikki for a moment before getting her into a modified camel clutch. But the Bella gets up to her feet, momentarily having Maryse on her back, which draws a mini-shriek from Maryse. Nikki falls backwards, breaking Maryse’s hold on her pretty effectively. Nikki scuttles over, tagging in Brie, who’s out like lightning. She gets Maryse with some sloppy clotheslines, then a kick to her midsection. Drawing Teddy’s better half up to her feet,  Brie gets a forearm in, then whips Maryse into the corner. She hits a smooth monkey flip, sending Maryse over onto her back. Brie lands a nice low dropkick into Maryse’s head/shoulders and goes for a cover. It might’ve done the trick but Jillian comes in to break up the count.

While the referee is backing Jillian up, Nikki comes in and the twins hit a double bulldog on Maryse! The ref turns to see both twins in the ring. After asertaining who is who, Nikki exits the ring, but while this is going on, Jillian has an epiphany. Akin to Paul on the road to Damascus as it were. She sees the prone Maryse and what happens next is the second funny moment of the match. She rolls Maryse out of the ring and takes her place, lying prone on her stomach. The referee turns in time to see Jillian taking her place and looks confused as all get out. So do the twins. So does Maryse, who just looks bewildered. I think Cole and Lawler are about to have seizures. And I’m laughing hysterically. This is priceless!

We hear the referee yelling, “What do you think you’re doing?!? Get outta here!” For her part, Jillian looks sheepish and tries very hard to play it off by ruffling her hair and strolling back to her corner. The ref adds, “I don’t want to see anymore of that!” Poor Jillybean raises her hands in surrender as she exits the ring. Our poor Pop Princess! In the meanwhile, Maryse has steathily made her way around the ring and at this moment rolls back in and blindsides Brie (yes, I kept track throughout all that craziness!), knocking her down hard. She grabs the brunette by the hair and makes the tag to Jillian, both pounding Brie with kicks and hits to the head and stomach.

Jillian hoists Brie up onto her shoulders and delivers a nice somoan drop. She then mounts Brie and wails on her as the referee calls for a halt to this. He finally has to grab Jillian by the stomach and pull her off Brie, backing her up. This presents an opportunity and the twins cash in on it: Nikki grabs Brie and pulls her out, then takes her place. Maryse, however, spots this from the apron and goes ballistic, trying everything she can to get the referee to turn around. But we know how this story goes…he pays no heed to Maryse’s calls, and Jillian is so focused on the ref she doesn’t see the switch. As Jillian goes to pick Nikki up, Nikki grabs Jillian’s legs, pulls them out from under her and flips over, getting a jackknife pin for the 1-2-3! Those darn Bellas have done it again!! “Twin magic” as Cole calls it. No, more like selective referee attention disorder. Maryse is shaking her head as Jillian explodes in fustration. My poor Jillybean!

Yet again, another sneaky win by the Bella Twins. Jillian had a good idea by recruiting a partner in her quest to turn the tables on the duo but there was one flaw – she seemingly forgot she looked nothing like Maryse when attempting the switcheroo. This match was a lot of fun to watch, Jillian is becoming the highlight of my week – and she’s not even winning these matches! But it’s fun to wait and see what she’ll try next. She shines as the comedic heel and it’s good practice for the Bellas as well. Makes me wonder what she has in store for them next week…

  • ilovelita

    That was kinda funny when Jillian Hall tried to switch with Matyse.
    Also, technically Gail Kim is a 2 time Women’s Champ including the TNA Knockouts Title.
    And what has happened to Summer Of Swag? Just curious!

  • Justin0422

    Jillian is really funny I loved when she got caught and was looking up at the ref lol! I really like this feud and I’m glad it’s finally taking place hopefully Jillian will win at some point but the Bellas are really good better than some people think and Maryse is hot as always and I thought she did great in this match everyone did

  • Jamal

    Jillian was about the best thing in this match. LOL I’m actually enjoying this feud with the Bellas but it would be nice to see her get one over on them once.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/StephenMichaelHewitt hewitt

    Maryse and Jillian were great in this match! Comedy-wise, that is. The wrestling…meh. Pretty poor per Superstars standards. The sloppy offense from whichever Bella (Nikki?) against Maryse had me cringing. The selling there was off too, in the Bella’s defense. But really, this match was all about the entertainment, less so the wrestling so I thought it was quite an okay segment. I really want Jillian to come out on top of this though! I just really don’t want to see a Bellas push anytime soon.

  • http://twitter.com/RangerDeon RangerDeon

    I loved that hair pulling throw. I love it! I’ve always loved it. And she did it perfectly!

    No, King, Jillian wasn’t mocking Maryse, she was trying to copy her as part of the story that she and Maryse were “Twins” during this match. Silly rabbit

    Those two were great. I love Maryse. Everything about her. And Jillian was hilarious tonight. I love her and that they’re using her more often.

  • Jack5326

    Awesome write-up Jen! I loved this weeks match; Jillian was absolutely hilarious and I loved her Maryse copying, shame she didn’t do that “talk to the hand” action Maryse does too to try and put over what she was trying to do more but the match was still very entertaining. :)

  • THETommyTommy

    “Possible Diva Champions? Perhaps, if they keep improving their game.” Thats exactly what I was thinking, even though we already have the Laycool fiasco, I think it would be amazing to see the Bella’s as Diva’s Champion, it would definitely be something fresh for WWE TV. I believe they had twins in OVW as champs once.. I really look forward to seeing the Bella/Jillian feud, I think I’m like everyone else though and really want to see Jillian pull out a win on the girls. Jillian is the best female comedian in the WWE.

  • karl

    i wouldn’t be surprised if next week, jillian comes to the ring with the longest blonde weave imaginable and tries to pass off as maryse again :)

    i <3 jillian :D

  • daemonicwanderer317

    Next match, I want to see Maryse with a headset mic and Jillian in Maryse’s exact outfit-coat and all. And Jillian can finally do what all good pop princesses do–sing a duet with someone from a foreign country. The match was meant to be more focused on the entertainment and it was. Jillian’s antics and Maryse’s playing the “straight” woman were great. Brie vs Maryse got better when the offense didn’t look crazy (aka those punches to the chest Brie passes off as clotheslines).

    Oh Jillian, you are so funny! Maybe the next WWE show could be a reality show of Jillian’s life. I’m sure her adventures would be better than Santino’s.

  • Justin0422

    @hewit I think the wrestling was great from Jillian Maryse and I think Brie but the one bella that did the hot tag needs to learn how to hit a clothesline but yes Jillian was so funny I loved the hair flip it looked so weird lol Maryse is the only one who can do it right :P

  • ebmich

    This is the only diva feud where there is something different happening every week but with the same idea of Bellas a-switchin’ & Jillian a-b*tchin':

    – Jillian catches the switch, but eventually they still switch
    – Jillian tries to keep the Bellas from switching, but gets quickly rolled up
    – Jillian tries to knock out the Bellas, but Nikki does a very fast count to foil Jillian again
    – Jillian tries to switch and fails, but the Bellas don’t

    I adore the Bellas, but there’s no question that Jillian is carrying this feud. But I think it would be unfair to say the Bellas aren’t doing their parts good, which is take a butt kickin’ long enough for the finish.. haha

    As far as ths match goes, I think everyone did great (minus Brie’s weird clotheslines which I think are designed that way). It is also telling that a lot of people are totally ignore Jillian jobbing again, which means this feud is working. Personally, I don’t like how little offense the Bellas get in, but that’s just me. haha

    Lastly, I really really like the team of Maryse and Jillian. They play off each other so well and they remind me of that movie cliche of the nerd trying to impress/is friends somehow the coolest kid in school. It comes across as much more genuine than Michelle and Layla telling everyone that they are equally important to each other even though they are clearly not on so many levels.

    Anyone else catch what seemed to be Maryse explaining to Jillian they don’t look a like after the match?

  • http://s8.zetaboards.com/WWE_Rivals/index/ Hunt-A1

    this made my love for Jillian increase SOOOO much <3

  • http://youtube.com/velvetskyehdxx Kostis

    Quite good match!I love how Jillian gets angry at losing all the time I hope we can see her pinn FINALLY one of the Bellas.I love how she gets angry and tries to do her best to win!She’s got a fire that made me like her more!Plus her “smart :P” strategy doesn’t work out at the moment though!I have a feeling that the underestimated jobber will get soon a well deserved treatment!I really want to see Jillian as a top heel or babyface She so entertaining and awesome @ wrestling at the same time!I’m predicting a win for Jillian for sure really soon!I want to see Melina returning and taking the title from Alicia Fox and then Jillian becoming the #1 contender and have an awesome feud between these 2 Divas that’s going to be successfull so WWE should think about it!It’s about time for Jillian to get treated as she does deserve!I Love Jillian and Maryse!:) As for the Bellas:I loved the monkeyflip and they wrestled fine!I’m still missing something!Not sure what it is yet!I didn’t really liked the clostlines :/ But w/e overall it was an okay match!It made me love Jillian more…Make me want to see more of her frustration!I want her to finally feel like a winner and not a jobber!She totally deserves it!

  • V1AHHHH

    Eventually Jillian has to win……right?

  • ozzyv

    Eventually she’s going to win! I bet its gonna happen next week! I do love Jillian. I have to watch it back to see her do the hair flip as I missed it last night. I like the idea of her wearing a long ass weave to look for like Maryse. That would be perfect! Have them do a rematch next week and Maryse and Jillian dressed to look as similiar as possible, and they’re switch-a-roo will work this time.

  • bxradimus

    Jillian is, by far, the most entertaining woman in WWE right now. I like the shenanigans of Lay-Cool and I love Nattie, Serena, Gail, and a few others. But seriously, Jillian is the best at staying true to her character in segments and during matches. I love that she’s getting time on Superstars, but she should be wrestling on RAW because alone she’s far more interesting than the Alicia Fox/Eve “feud” (not that I have anything against either one of them).

    I really hope this feud against the Bella’s puts Jillian back up into serious competition. She’s been in WWE for quite awhile and is one of the better female performers but still hasn’t been given any credit. She’s (way past) due for a lengthy title run.

    But yeah, that Switch-a-Roo she attempted was classic. Definitely made me laugh. I really hope she eventually gets a win in against the Bella’s.

  • xmelissaa

    Oh, I love you Jillian :) She’s brilliant.

  • melina prez

    jillans hair flip was funny and the swithchero from maryse and jillan was funny and i like the jillan bellas feud but i think jillan should win once by cheating and continue the fued more

  • mah

    jillian is very funny i cant forget the look at her face after the switch…i will never forget this look!!
    i like maryse and all but why she seems to be losing it all in the ring??

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/art1ej art1e

    maryse botching the bella clotheslines was horrific….the bellas get the crowd behind them even if there not used much besides being the guest host sidekicks.

  • http://www.myspace.com/afemata_blood boi213

    jillian should of went ballistic and beat maryse up…..lol….then she could of dropped her whole singing gimmick for a more dominant diva gimmick,…….