WWE Superstars Redux (May 10th, 2012): Dispositions May Change, But Match Quality Never Suffers

HIIIIIIIIII (NXT Alicia Fox inspired greeting) Welcome to another bountiful Superstars Redux involving the Divas of WWE. This week, a rivalry gets revisited as Alicia Fox takes on Natalya in singles competition. We all remember these two facing off in some classic battles last year, one even lasting an astonishing 12 minutes, but this time, the dispositions have changed as Alicia is the peppy one and Natalya is pure evil. Will this affect their in ring chemistry?! Will Alicia or Natalya come out on top?! Will there be hair pulling and nail biting?! Let’s get started and find out!

Out to the ring we head to the upbeat sound of “PA-PA-PA-PARTAY”. Behind every perky theme song stands a beautiful Diva to walk out, and that rings true tonight as well with the sight of the red headed, fancy fox hood wearing, Alicia Fox! Alicia slaps some hands and steps inside the ring as we see a before and after shot of Foxy’s makeover on JTG. Up next enters the evil Natalya, decked out in her mini cape that she soon removes as she heads into the squared circle to the sight of Alicia Fox clawing.

The bell sounds as the two women tease each other a bit and lock up. Nattie takes the advantage with a wrist lock, as Foxy front flips out of it impressively. From there, Natalya does her fast handstand type move that I’ll likely never find a technical name for, and slams Alicia down to the canvas. Nattie taunts the Foxy one, as Alicia scores with a brief roll up. They engage in an all so familiar slap fight, ending with Natalya pushing Alicia back and running out the ring. Foxy soon follows behind and chases her right back in, before connecting with a punch.

Natalya sends Alicia into the corner, as Fox leaps up and over her. The redhead then goes for a killer boot, but Natalya dodges out of the way and Alicia falls back. Natalya tries for a cover, but does not attain the three. She then reverts to some head slamming and then begins to choke Alicia on the second rope with her boot. Fox is sent backwards, with Nattie going for a suplex that Fox turns into a small package for another close count. Natalya takes Alicia down once again, but this time applies her unique version of the abdominal stretch complete with “I… HATE… ALICIA.”

Fox tries to fight out, and finally does score a nice arm drag to send Natalya into the corner. Nattie with an elbow to the face, but Alicia bridges back with the matrix and then rolls back into an awesome headscissors! Alicia finally mounts her comeback with a back elbow off the second rope and a Northern Lights for a near fall. Fox goes for the Scissors Kick, but Natalya quickly grabs her and applies the Sharpshooter! Alicia tries to break out of the brutal move, but Alicia ultimately must give in and Natalya takes the victory.

Thoughts: Loved this match! I’ve said how Superstars matches can be hit or miss for me, but this one was definitely a hit. Alicia and Natalya always put on great matches together and have some of the best chemistry in the division in my opinion, and tonight was no exception. I especially liked a lot of the moves Alicia did including that matrix headscissors, for sure, but also Natalya’s quick counters to a lot of Fox’s moves. I would definitely like to see more showings between the two, because even though it’ll be hard to top the 12 minute match they had before, there’s nothing wrong with coming a close second!

NXT Reviewer - Read Profile
  • koshiro

    Just loved the match!
    Natalya great as always and I loved Alicia’s moves.. her “face” moveset is getting better every time she’s in the ring!
    These 2 should be feuding for a title..

    Come on WWE (kelly style), why can’t we have this on Raw or Smackdown? It’s not asking to much.. –‘

  • LadyGoDiva

    I will say seeing this Natayla vs Alicia Fox match. I’m not disappointed because Natayla won,the match was a nice back and forth contet and a few good moments.

    I was surprised by the match length because when I heard the terms “good” and athletic” match I was excepting to be longer but oh well I’m not complaining.

  • shameronstar

    Alicia lately seems to be more on point in her wrestling than she use to be! I think Alicia should get another push soon and be paired with her sister Caylee to become “The Fox Sisters”!

  • JJ

    Great chemistry from these two yet again. Would have been nice to get a few more minutes, but they packed this full of action and it didn’t feel like they were going from Move #1 to #2 to #3 like it does with some divas. It felt like an even handed battle, which is somewhat of a rarity these days.

    “I HATE ALICIA!” gave me a chuckle. These two must have so much fun putting matches together, they always look like they’re having a blast. Natalya is a reliable hand in the ring as usual, but Foxxy impresses yet again. Her little touches throughout the match (selling the knee, for example) don’t go amiss.

    Sidenote, I love Natalya’s little cape which I think is a tribute to the past ladies of wrestling who would wear similar things coming down to the ring.

  • SherriShepherdWWE

    awesome, awesome match, and loved seeing Nattie get a win!!!!, very impressive from ALicia as well,

  • jcarcano12

    Awesome match I just wish Alice had brown hair

  • Litaker61

    Really nice match although I was expecting it to be longer. Both Divas made great use of time and Alicia really stepped up her game, at points she can appear sloppy but she really impressed me. Considering the video was just under 6 minutes it just goes to show if they cut just one of the repeated crappy video packages on raw we could have great matches weekly.

  • norisclouds

    This was OK. Alicia still has terrible timing issues. A lot of awkward pauses, particularly when she was doing the matrix into a headscissors maneuver, for a better execution of this you can check out Trish Stratus vs Mickie James @ Backlash (I think). Alicia works hard but is obviously very awkward in the ring.

    Natalya was good as usual, but if you can’t have a good or OK match with Natalya in the ring with you there is something wrong.

    • JJ

      I really, really disagree. There are certainly times when Alicia has timing issues but I wouldn’t say that about this match. It (and she) was practically perfect.

      The headscissors was beautiful. I actually preferred this version than the one Trish/Savannah/Audrey Marie does. I always thought that one is quite contrived, this worked much better for me.

      • http://facebook.com/mykael.kennedy mykel1990

        I agree, JJ, I think Alicia had super good timing in this outing.

  • No Holds Barred

    It was a good match, but too short for WWE Superstars – let me guess, another video package??

  • http://au.groups.yahoo.com/group/WWE_Divas/ art

    i loved the match…alicia was on fire here….nattie like always was awesome too…

  • Melina&Mickie4ever!

    I didnt expect nothing from greatness from these two…. ^_^
    Alicia needs to do something with that hair…tho…I dont wanna say anything but its look a bit on the….

    • http://facebook.com/mykael.kennedy mykel1990

      R&R side? Ratched and Ridiculous?

  • bromero329

    i love how natalya countered the scissor kick. few days ago i was imagining natalya countering it while on her knees and and leg sweeping alicia into a sharpshooter. sor tof like a dragon leg sweep like on Wwe 12 lol

    but i like this counter too. glad some one came up with this

    i love natalya i want to see her more . and………….. there last match was 12 minutes long????????!!!!

  • http://www.diva-dirt.com candice7000

    I love when these two wrestle. So much charisma, personality and passion in the ring when they face off. Plus the trash talk is just too damn funny. I was hoping for some weave to be pulled in this one. But atleast we got them slapping each other.

  • http://www.facebook.com/BrandonTyler95www.twitter.com/Brandon_Tyler14 BTylerHenderson

    If either of these two win the Divas Championship in the future, I would love to see a feud between these two because I know it would be worth seeing. Natalya and Alicia have had great chemistry together since ECW and Alicia has improved so much in the ring, it’s a shame we don’t get to see her often. Both Divas are very underrated and I hope to see more of them soon on Raw, SmackDown, or even NXT.

  • http://facebook.com/mykael.kennedy mykel1990

    Yet another shining example of how to make the most of the time afforded to you. They were fabulous! I loved seeing Alicia’s vintage Northern Lights Suplex, maybe a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker will come up again? Anywho,loved this outing.

  • http://realxavierlee.tumblr.com Xavier Lee

    Great match! Had me on the edge of my seat even the second time I watched it. This was one of those matches that I had to watch again because I just didn’t want it to end. (This happens to me often with Maxine & AJ matches because I love how they bring out new interesting moves each match)

    Never the less, Its good that we do get to see Alicia vs Natalya on Superstars, as they can tell a good story via their chemistry in the ring together. Due to the fact that Layla is on RAW as Divas Champion w/ Eve in a major role playing the major heel (along w/ Vickie) & AJ taking that position on SmackDown, these two can dominate on Superstars without a championship. – Its they’re show basically when they wrestle.

    I also love how Alicia realized that she slightly lost her balance after the bridge counter, and decided to roll through, knowing she could trust that Nattie would be ready on the other side regardless if that spot was a mishap! (veteran status).

    ABSOLUTELY NO COMPLAINTS

  • http://twitter.com/BroskiRomano Ryan

    Natalya looks so yummy and sexy!! =D
    And so does Alicia! I just hate how she acts on her way down the ring lol great wrestler though!!

    And Great match ladies! And props to Matt Stryker for giving the girls great comentary!

    I unlike many people am GLAD that this is happening on Superstars IDK why pple would wan this on RAW when on RAW Diva Matches are NOT a priority in any sense and in fact are just 2 min filler…I say LEAVE the girls on Superstars and NXT!! Keep Kelly on Raw where she belongs!
    RAW isnt big leagues anymore, not since 2004 and at some point Smackdown became the Big Leagues for a while but also not anymore..

  • redsandman99

    Very good match between these two. They have chemistry together and it allows both of them to really shine.

  • Raekon

    Loved the match aswell.
    The whole ring were dripping charisma.
    Always happy to see Nattie and Alicia taking on each other or against Kaitlyn cause all 3 have a awesome chemistry with each other. :)

  • MNM4ever

    wish it went even longer! but great wihle it lasted. Alicia is really starting to remind me of melina wither moves!! and its always a pleasure to watch natalya’s wrestling ability. these two have some serious chemistry in that ring!!

  • http://myspace.com/bigdogpimp20 Kantrell

    It’s amazing how Alicia first WWE match was with Natalya.

    • Jhonmarco

      Actually it was against Katie Lea aka Winter on ECW in January 2009.

      • http://myspace.com/bigdogpimp20 Kantrell

        Oh yea you’re right! Lol well second then

  • Hunt-A1

    this match wassss amazingggg! One of the best diva matches of the year! Both Alicia and Natalya were brilliant, please wwe the divas need a second title rather than just one championship. There are tooo many amazing divas for just one title!

    • LaylaElFan

      yh and some of the divas would be better off having the women’s title like Natalya,Beth Phoenix,and Layla
      Am i missing anyone?

  • LaylaElFan

    This match was AWESOME!!!!!!!!!! Natalya and Alicia put on great matches
    the two should have more matches.

  • Pat

    These two Divas always put on a great show when they’re in the ring together. So much sass! I LOVE IT. My only qualm about this match though: Alicia gurrrrl, make sure yo lashes stay put! Her falsies were hanging off her eye LOL. Super glue that thaang! Alicia and Natalya for a title match please!

  • Kessuki

    good match but i reckon the previous match of theirs was much better. this match was short of a few minutes.

    so happy nattie got a win. <3 :)