Quick hits on WWE Superstars
• When Gail Kim was on top in TNA, the notion that she be in WWE doing jobs to Kelly Kelly less than two years later would have been ludicrous. Now, it doesn’t surprise me in the least. In fact, I fully expected it when Kelly Kelly defeated Kim on Thursday’s episode of WWE Superstars. I’m wondering if Kim’s less-than-stellar won-loss record is going to result in a heel turn and a push. I wouldn’t bet it on it happening. Kim looks tentative in the ring and seems to have suffered a loss of confidence. The match actually was decent, and Kelly Kelly looked good (I’m talking about from a wrestling perspective).
• Kim appeared to land badly on a failed huracanrana attempt from the top rope, but she got right up and continued the match.
• A result that did surprise me was Goldust and Tommy Dreamer defeating Vladimir Kozlov and Ezekiel Jackson, although Kozlov and Jackson immediately got their heat back with a post-match beat-down. I like the idea of having upsets every now and then. It sends a message to fans that a match in which the winner seems obvious still is worth watching because anything is possible.
• The main event in which Drew McIntyre and Eric Escobar defeated Matt Hardy and R-Truth wasn’t bad. The newcomers had to win this match to give them some credibility since they are participating in the Smackdown vs. Raw match at Sunday’s Bragging Rights pay-per-view. I haven’t been overly impressed thus far with Escobar, but I still need to see more of him to form a strong opinion.