Smackdown [May 10, 2013]


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Dean Ambrose vs. Daniel Bryan. What more can you ask for?

NC State

  • Ryback is a guest on the Chris Jericho’s Highlight Reel. Ryback and Jericho both look bad ass in their black leather motorcycle jackets. They argue about the respect of the fans and shit. Teddy Long makes Ryback vs. Jericho the main event. Ryback levels Jericho, as if you didn’t know that was going to happen. Yeeeah! Love this main event!
  • Jericho has to be one of the top 3 guys in the WWE when it comes to overall name recognition and fan support. He always receives some of the bigger pops of any event he’s involved in. I think Jericho deserves a few more major title runs. For some reason, I feel like Ryback has lost a lot of steam when you compare his run six months ago. This heel thing seemed hastily patched together.
  • Kofi Kingston pins Cody Rhodes via Trouble in Paradise. This was short, but the concept of the finish was particularly dope. Kofi hit Trouble in Paradise while Cody was in the mid-air of a Beautiful Disaster Kick. Funny how I commented on both wrestlers last week on Twitter. Oh how I wish they were allowed at least 10 minutes to do their thing.
  • They replay the Brockness Monster attack on Triple H’s offices on RAW. All I know is that Paul Heyman is carrying this whole angle. He’s doing the best work of his career. Bravo.
  • Backstage, Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter puts over Jack Swagger and hypes up Swagger vs. Langston later on the tonight.
  • Big E. Langston comes out and does LeBron’s powder clap (does Bron Bron still even do that shit?) at the top of the entrance. His music is just ai’ight but I suppose it fits.
  • Big E. Langston vs. Jack Swagger never even gets started. Swagger takes Langston out with a ladder and then clotheslines him out of the ring. ADR, who is doing guest announcing duties, smashes Ziggler and Swagger with the ladder. The crowd gives ADR a nice “Si” chant. ADR symbolically climbs a ladder and holds up the World Title as his music plays. I’m trying my best NOT to have high expectations for their PPV match. I have a feeling the finish is going to be overbooked. I hope I’m wrong.
  • Dean Ambrose and Daniel Bryan wrestle to a no contest. Kane and the Shield interfere, and Kofi joins in the melee. The only annoying thing was Michael Cole trying to get over Ambrose’s “chaotic” ring style. Ugh. Shuddup, Cole!
  • The match itself had a slow and lovely build. Ambrose eventually matched Daniel Bryan’s intensity near the end when the match went off the hinges. It was nice to see Kofi get the rub from being involved with the WWE’s biggest, most compelling storyline.
  • Mark Henry pulls two semi trucks, which they claim is some sort of world record. Henry collapses, coughs up some spit, slowly gets up and yells out, “THAT’S…WHAT I DO!”
  • Cool segment. Glad he wasn’t jumped by Sheamus and powerbombed on the top of one of the semi trailers. That would have been wack.
  • Randy Orton is interviewed backstage and he says he’s going to destroy the Big Show.
  • Big Show defeats Tensai via KO Punch. Poor Giant Bernard. I liked how Tensai put the pressure on Show early but was stopped cold from a KO Punch out of nowhere.
  • After the match, Show picks on Brodus Clay and spears him. Orton RKO’s Show before he could finish Brodus Clay with the KO.
  • Backstage Kaitlyn talks to AJ about her secret admirer. The ladies diss each other with snappy put downs. Natalya interrupts and AJ scrams and gets in one last mannish dig. They pan to the Great Khali with a Rey Mysterio mask on, and then with a mustache. Oh lord.
  • Chris Jericho defeats Ryback via DQ when Ryback rammed Jericho’s crotch into the ring post. Ouch!
  • Solid main event with Ryback doing some amusing heely-heel shit like chanting his own name while he twisted Jericho’s head in a chinlock. Ryback also had some cool counters to Jericho’s running bulldog, and even the Codebreaker. The move of the match had to be Jericho crawling out of Ryback’s Shell Shocked, rolling Ryback up, and then putting him into the Walls of Jericho.
  • After the match, Ryback clotheslines Jericho over the announcing table as the show ends.
  • Overall this was an entertaining show with some very good wrestling. I enjoyed the Ambrose-Bryan match a lot despite the no contest finish. The brawl with ADR, Ziggler, and Swagger was also fun to watch.

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One Response to “Smackdown [May 10, 2013]”

  1. Estell Newton Says:

    Fandango had it all planned ahead of time. He can’t dance and if I didn’t know better I would say that His “dance partner” was
    AJ turned blonde. But we all know better. Chris would have won hands down. At least he can dance.

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