WWE Superstars Redux (September 9, 2010): A Shattered Dreams Production Starring Gail Kim and Jillian

This week on Superstars, we have our first look at the new NXT rookies accompanying their Pros in a mixed tag match. We have Goldust (accompanied by Aksana) pairing up with Gail Kim going head to head with Primo (accompanied by AJ Lee) teaming with Jillian. Definitely a possibility of interference by the rookies, but will it happen? Will the winning streak started on Tuesday be continued by Primo and everybody’s favorite Songstress Jillian? Or can will a new Shattered Dreams production break the box office? Lets find out!

(Quick note: If you didn’t see William Regal’s rap at the beginning of the program, seek it out! It was funny as hell and he even tried to “groove” whilst rapping! If Jillian can get an iTunes album, I think Regal should have one of his own. Now back to our Divas report!)

Out first is the (somewhat odd) pairing of Goldust and Gail Kim, with Aksana at his side. Quite a good reaction for this team! Gail is in her lovely lavander gear while Aksana is staying with her pro’s colors, a black top and pants with leopard print trimming. She’s stunning, no doubt about it. Next out is Primo and Jillian, accompanied by AJ Lee.  Jillian’s sporting her usual outfit but this time it’s sea green – very nice color on her! AJ’s in a purple top and black shorts, very bouncy and energetic. The rookies exit the ring as the bell chimes, and it’s Primo and Goldust starting things off.

I confess, I didn’t pay much attention (despite my fondness for Goldust). I’m here to see Gail and Jillian, those two never disappoint! After hitting a slingshot on Primo into the ropes, Goldust tags in Gail. She mounts the turnbuckle, seeking perhaps a missile dropkick on Primo but he exits the ring as Jillian enters the fray. Opting out of that move, Gail jumps down and ducks under a running clothesline by Jillian. The two turn and Gail gets the upperhand, hitting a forearm shot and a kick to the thigh before whipping Jillian into the corner. She hits her vintage crossbody, sliding through the middle ropes. Jillian turns and manages a forearm but as she goes for a shoulderblock into Gail’s stomach, Gail jumps and instead lands on Jillian’s back, knocking the breath out of her. Gail’s mounting the turnbuckle but Primo gallantly enters the ring, moving Jillian out of the way. He puts his hands out, as if daring Gail to do something about it – which she does, hitting a beautiful missile dropkick that sends Primo down hard!

Gail is on fire but as she turns around, Jillian hits a nice kick to the stomach, knocking the wind out of the high flyer. Jillian and Primo have a brief strategy session before turning to the still-recovering Gail. Going for the double-team, they push themselves into the ropes for momentum, but Goldust grabs Primo’s legs, pulling him down to the mat and out of the ring. Distracted by her partner’s problems, Jillian turns back to Gail but the distraction costs her dear as Gail hits a jumping clothesline, bringing Jillybean down to the mat hard! Gail goes for a cover but the referee is himself distracted by the action on the outside. Unable to get his attention, Gail hauls Jillian up by the hair, she hits a forearm before running to the ropes for momentum, but Primo pulls the second rope down, causing Gail to fly out of the ring to the ground below. With a cry of triumph, Jillian hauls booty to the outside and pulls the still stunned Gail to her feet, throwing her back into the ring. Smartly she goes for a pin but it’s good for only two.

A forearm sends Gail reeling back to the mat. As AJ looks on, Jillian steps on Gail’s hair and grabs her arms, pulling up her upwards until the referee’s count hits four. Jillybean’s up her old tricks, counting along until forced to release the hold. As Gail rolls to her stomach, the blonde hits a hard kick to her back before hauling her up to her feet via the hair. She sends Gail into the corner but anticipating the move, she jumps and latches onto Jillian’s neck with her legs. But before she’s able to take advantage, Jillian squirms around until she’s got her back to the corner and simply slingshots Gail over her head onto her back! That had to hurt! Another pinning attempt gets another two. Another shot of AJ sees her looking fustrated. Props to Cole and King (for once), as they’ve put over the women’s match at Night of Champions, and also details about AJ and Aksana.

Looking fustrated herself, Jillian pulls Gail up to a sitting position, driving her knee into Gail’s back, pulling her head backwards. Aksana starts clapping on the outside, which the crowd takes up. Kim responds, squirming out of the submission hold, hitting blows with her elbow but Jillian puts a  stop to this by a hard forearm shot that sends Gail back to the mat. Pulling her up, Jillian goes for a powerbomb but when she gets Gail up on her shoulders, Gail pummels Jillian with shots to the head that disorients her enough for Gail to hit a hurricarana that has an added effect with Jillian hitting the second rope throat first! Gail crawls towards her corner, looking for the tag. Both girls tag in their partners and its in the following exchange I see why Goldust is probably the best pro. We all know he’s good on the mic, but he’s pretty damn good in the ring too. He dominates Primo for a few minutes, but when he goes for a cover, Jillian runs in to break it up. He stands and looks at her and starts to do his vintage breathing thing but Jillian slaps the gold off his face! He reels but turns back around to snap his teeth at her face. Jillian stumbles backwards and walks right into an Eat Defeat! Primo almost gets Goldust off guard but the veteran turns it into his finisher and finishes off the match.

Aksana is estatic and after jumping up and down, she rolls into the ring to celebrate with her pro. Gail gets a hug and so does Aksana…a rather tender hug followed by a kiss to the back of Aksana’s hand. What a gentleman! She looks pleased as punch, and Gail grabs her hand as well as Goldust’s and raises both in the ring to another pop by the crowd. As the camera fades away the two still celebrate in the ring and deservedly so. This was an excellent match. Gail and Jillian work so well together, it’s a pleasure to watch them everytime. Not a move out of place it looked and Aksana did her part by getting the crowd to their feet. AJ mostly watched, possibly trying to stay in her babyface role. That will be an interesting dynamic as the weeks progressed. However, I’m sure seeing two veterans like Gail Kim and Jillian work their magic in the ring was a great learning experience. Great job by everyone!

  • PedroPedroso17

    Aksana looked lovely. The match itself was ok, I love watching Gail in action and Jillian plays her role to perfection, the highlight was definetly Gail hitting Primo with that sick missile dropkick.

  • GKEatDefeat

    Aksana was so lively at ringside. She could make a decent valet for one of the male wrestlers while training to improve her wrestling skills behind the scenes once NXT has ended. The match itself was entertaining, and it’s always a treat to see Gail and Jillian square off in the ring together. Gail and Jillian feuding over the belt on RAW, please.

  • RedHotVixen

    Great redux, Jen. I just love your recaps. It’s taken me a while to warm up to her but I’m really starting to dig Aksana. Give her a cigar and a director’s chair and she could be the new Marlena. Excellent match. Jillian and Gail have amazing chemistry. I know that its been said before, but these two deserve better than being at bottom of the pile of far more inferior Divas.

  • http://shohanusa.proboards.com/ LuckySeven

    Might need another link, I clicked play and got the ‘this video has been removed by the user’ message.

  • LaceyVonErichFan

    This match was intense. Loved how Jillian & Gail got invloved with the men. That just proves that WWE sometimes can have creative minds but there lazy and dont bother giving us entertainment like inter – gender matches instead of mix tag team matches. This is going to be 99.9 % better than the NOC 010′ unification match.

  • xfrenchkiss

    “Approaching the ring first, the team of Gail Kim and Gold……..?!?!….DUST!” – lmfao, gotta’ love Justin.

    Loved the match. It really made me like Gail a bit more. She’s really entertaining to watch in the ring because she’s so quick and actually knows what she’s doing. Aksana was also very adorable at ringside and really into the match, I barely noticed AJ out there, at all though. I guess she was trying to just stay as a babyface. IDK, but I will say she’s more enjoyable when she doesn’t talk. :/ And, BTW congrats to Aksana on being the first to reach 1,000 fans on facebook. <3

  • Deadman.Inc

    Jillian & Gail just met their replacement

  • shameronstar

    When Gail hit the Eat Defeat I loved how happy Aksana was when she was jumping around and clapping that was so cute.

  • Kaledrina

    great stuff as expected between gail and jillian – so sad that they’re never the main focus of raw. i feel that you could quite honestly build a division around those two alone.

    however, the highlight for me was surprisingly aksana. she looked so comfortable out there, completely natural. even though she doesn’t necessarily have the wrestling skills to back herself up (although that’s barely an issue with wwe), i hope she goes far.. it would be lovely to see her sticking with goldust whether she’s the winner of nxt or even the first eliminated.

  • http://yahoo.com madslam2009

    Pretty good match as everyone had their moment and no noticable botches. BTW I love Goldusts Finisher

  • https://twitter.com/Ana_THDanielson Ana_Nattie_rules

    Gail and Jillian are amazing. Period.

    There’s nothing more to say. I would lose my time in asking why they don’t get titles, but I made that question to myself to many times and never got a logical reason.

  • http://twitter.com/RangerDeon RangerDeon

    The match was awesome. Goldust was on fire. He’s awesome.
    I often over look him because I barely see him, but he’s still as entertaining as he used to be.

    Gail and Jillian were great. I agree, she looked good in her sea green!

  • melina prez

    great match they both have great chemestry but their probbaly looking at their replacements

  • DarkMaverick87

    When Goldust grabbed onto Primo’s legs as Primo and Jillian were running into the ropes, it would have been a nice moment if Aksana grabbed onto Jillian’s as well. Pro and rookie double team from the outside. Too bad it didn’t happen.

  • mah

    Great match…the four of them had his/her time to shine…Goldust is still good,Primo isn’t bad at all,Gail and Jillian are perfect they should be pushed more..i even think if Jillian was there during the golden era she was going to prove herself
    AJ wasn’t actually there if u know what i mean and Aksana is very charismatic but she should find a link between her inring work and her character..unlike Tiffany,Aksana isn’t a good wrestler yet and tring to look serious in the ring while cute outside doesn’t work for me i think she should taunt more and pick different moves to complete the character she is playing..i know many would think about Maryse by reading this but honestly we all remember her whenever Aksana start to talk!!

  • LaceyVonErichFan


    Tiffany cant be taken serious for her attire and bouncy character. But her agressiveness in the ring makes her look much serious but losed the damn skirt!

  • Williambitious

    It’s not working?!

  • Gail Kim #1

    Google Definition:

    Gail Kim – Always the highlight of a wrestling match ;-)

  • fanboy

    Great match for the divas… loved it…. Loved Jillian’s attire…. much more better than the ordinary stuff she wears… also loved Goldusts finisher….

  • Cod3Cody

    Wow great, Jillian loses yet another match. She needs to exit that company asap. She is being treated terribly. I also think of Victoria when I think of Jillian’s situation, talent, but can’t show it because they are never even given a chance.

  • mah

    @LVE I know but i’m talking about the concept of being cute but when wrestling she is someone else

  • xfrenchkiss

    @Mah. Aksana isn’t a heel though. She’s a face, that’s why she acts very “cute” at ringside, instead of taunting and waving her hands in the crowd’s faces like Maryse does. I think everyone expects Aksana to be heel, just because she has similarities to Maryse, but the only heel Diva in NXT so far is Maxine.

  • HipHopWrestler2011

    I enjoyed this match and Jillian and Gail looked great as well. I hope Goldust brings Gail to NXT to help him with aksana same for Primo doing it with Jillian. But I truly hope Gail and Jillian dont get cut from wwe if ne divas need 2 be cut is The Bella Twins, Rosa Mendes, and for heaven sakes Maryse (That will prob take twon more years but hey)

  • http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/profile.php?id=1316433062&ref=profile ILOVENATTIE (Formally known as ICroft)

    Jillian and Gail need to go to smackdown