Mortal Kombat 9 (2011 Version): How to Escape Throws
In Mortal Kombat (aka Mortal Kombat 9, 2011 version) for the PS3 and Xbox 360, you can escape throws fairly easily if you can time it correctly.
To escape a throw, you just need to press front punch or front kick right as they grab you for the throw (X or A on Xbox 360, Square or X on PS3, with default button layouts). If done properly, you will cancel the throw, and you’ll both be pushed away from each other.
You can not hold the block button to perform a throw escape. You can be blocking while the throw starts, but you must let go of block in order to actually escape the throw successfully.