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Smackdown Thoughts & Review [3. 11. 11]

March 12, 2011

Houston, TX

Edge Promo

  • Edge says Alberto Del Rio has no idea who he’s dealing with.

Alberto Del Rio and Brodus Clay come out.

  • Del Rio says his destiny spiel.
  • ADR and Brodus attack Edge and gain an advantage.
  • Christian plays Captain Save-a-Ho

Teddy Long comes out and makes a tag match between Brodus Clay and ADR vs. Edge and Christian

–This match better involve a con-chair-to.

Kane comes out to the ring.

Wade Barrett comes out with a mic.

  • He says Kane made two big mistakes.
  • One, he doesn’t appreciate what the Borre has done for him.
  • Secondly, he put his hands on Justin Gabriel.

Kane and Wade Barrett battle to a No Contest

  • The Borre enter the ring.
  • Big Show comes out to play Giant Captain Save-a-Ho.
  • They come back from commercial break and state that an official match was made.

Kane & Big Show defeat Wade Barrett & Heath Slater via DQ

  • Kane was tagged in and cleaned house.
  • Kane was about to hit the chokeslam but the rest of the Borre interfered.
  • The Borre got the upperhand until Show cleared them out of the ring with a chair. Show even got a chair shot on Kane for their match last week.

–This isn’t the storyline or feud that we wanted but I like this feud just as much. As I’ve mentioned before, Kane is do for a turn and this is program worthy of Big Show and Kane.

CUT TO THE BACK

They show Rey strapping on one of his sickest black masks yet.

They keep hyping an interview between Lil Tool and John Fruity Pebbles.

They show a replay of Stone Cold’s segment on RAW.

JTG is in the ring.

Cody Rhodes comes in business casual attire. Odd.

Cody Rhodes pins JTG

  • Rhodes’ in ring style is a lot more agressive and rugged.
  • Rhodes hit JTG with a hard headbutt. Cross Rhodes, and it’s done.

–A total gimmick change and now Cody is a deranged and bitter man who wrestles business casual gear. Interesting. His offense looked amazing and his match against Rey should be a sleeper contender for Match of the Night.

Replay of HBK’s interview to hype ‘Taker vs. HHH

John Cena interview with Lil Tool

  • Tool replays Miz’s beating of Cena from this week’s RAW.
  • Cena disses Tool and tells him to get out of the ring. Cheap pop.
  • Cena says Miz made the biggest mistake of his career and goes into an expository explanation of their storyline.
  • Cena says he’s done wasting his time being murked by the Rock in promo. (He didn’t really say it but it’s true.)
  • His new focus is on breaking Miz’s face.
  • Tool speaks again and asks Cena to answer the question.
  • Cena takes off his shirt.
  • Swagger comes in to play All American Save-a-Ho.
  • Swagger gains the upperhand while Tool talks shit.
  • Cena fights Swagger off, teases to AA Tool, only to have Swagger break it up.
  • Cena AA’s Swagger instead.

–I think the WWE realized that Cena’s war of words against the Rock was turning most of Cena’s fans against him. Hopefully we won’t have to see another one of Cena’s wack ass homo-erotic punchline filled battle rap again. This was solely done to get Cena’s heat back. Make that cheap heat.


Layla with Michelle McCool pinned Kaitlyn

  • Kaitlyn came out to a big pop
  • Kaitlyn was looking quite fine. Booker T responded with, “Shucky Ducky quack quack…look at her.” Agreed Booker. Agreed.
  • Kaitlyn tossed Layla around until McCool distracted her on the apron.
  • Layla attacked with a side kick and a sick neckbreaker for the win.
  • After the match, Layla pulled Kaitlyn’s head against the bottom turnbuckle. McCool blasted the back of Kaitlyn’s head with a running loaded boot. Ouch.

–Nice short match for what it was. Two of my favorite divas not named Eve Torres did well for themselves. I like how they’re highlighting Kaitlyn’s strength. It looks like she’s improved tenfold since her NXT days. Layla was solid as usual. I hope this is a beginning of a Kaitlyn vs. LayCool feud to give Kaitlyn a push – but it’s probably not.


Rey Mysterio pins Drew McIntyre

  • Drew kills Rey with a HUGE boot.
  • Hard backbreaker by Drew for two.
  • Dope sequence – Rey headscissors Drew into the 619 position, Drew rolls out, Rey follows with his head first tumble outside. Drew misses a clothesline and turns around only for his face to be smashed into the corner of the ring apron via Rey’s drop toe hold. Dope!
  • Drew sidewalks release slams Rey HARD onto the ring apron. That looked amazing. I hope Drew uses that more often.
  • Drew bends Rey with a bow and arrow. Nice.
  • Rey rallies but misses a springboard cross body.
  • Rey dodges Drew who rammed his shoulder into the corner post. Rey follows up with a hard jump kick to the head.
  • 619 followed by Rey’s missile splash off the top for the duke!

Cody Rhodes comes out and asks Rey about his challenge.

Rey grabs a mic and responds.

  • Rey said he wears his mask with pride and he will wear it with pride when he beats Cody at Wrestlemania.

Cody walks off in anger.

–Excellent, excellent match. In the past few months, I’ve been saying Drew’s ringwork is growing on me. This match was entertaining as hell and hopefully Rey and Drew will have a mini-feud after Wrestlemania. I want more.

Cody Rhodes is going for it. If this isn’t the beginning of a jetpack push I don’t know what is. I expect Cody to be a World Champion by the end of 2011. Rey vs. Cody is definitely going to be the sleeper match of the night at ‘Mania. I just hope Cody wrestles in wrestling gear.

HHH Promo

  • He’s seen the two greatest matches he’s ever seen at the last two Wrestlemanias.
  • He can separate emotion from his matches.
  • HHH says Shawn came into his matches with Undertaker with the mindset of not to lose instead of winning.
  • He will beat the Undertaker.
  • He will not care about the mountain of legacy that stands before him.
  • He thanks ‘Taker for making the match No Holds Barred.

–I pray to the wrestling gods to keep the Undertaker’s streak alive. All dirt sheet speculation aside. I am never convinced that HHH will allow himself to put someone over on a PPV. Never.

CUT TO THE BACK

Matt Striker interviews Christian.

  • He rattles off pop references that have come in the last ten years.
  • “Houston,…more specifically, Alberto Del Rio, we have a problem.”
  • Edge comes into the frame and Christian tells him, “Let’s do this.”

–Great promo. Period.

Edge & Christian defeat Alberto Del Rio & Brodus Clay

  • Clay grabbed Christian off the top rope and hit a nice fishermans suplex.
  • ADR avoids Edge early on.
  • Christian with a flying spinning elbow off the top on ADR.
  • Edge is tagged in but is powerslammed by Clay.
  • Edge tries to spear. But Clay counters with a hard clothesline.
  • ADR attacks Edge but thrown out of the ring by Christian.
  • Christian hits a nice tornado DDT on Clay.
  • Edge followed up with a Lost in Space Elbow Drop from the top for the win!

–Great match that minimized the confrontation time between ADR and Edge. Clay was booked like a beast here and that’s a good thing. They played up Clay’s strengths and he came off looking like a future contender in this match.

I don’t know if they’re going to have Christian turn on Edge in the near future. I think that’s a mistake. E & C is one of the last great tag team franchises from the WWE’s glory era. I can see E & C reunion matches bringing in as much business as Degeneration X did a few years ago.

The Show Overall

Again Smackdown brought a good balance between promos and wrestling despite the lack of a Con-chair-to.

I like how they maintain a steady course for all the Smackdown feuds. Nothing seems rushed and everything seems to make sense.

Kane teaming up with Big Show is coming along slowly.

I look forward to seeing Clay and Kaitlyn improve and move up the roster this year.

As much as I’m going to miss the Dashing Beauty Tips segments, this new incarnation of Cody Rhodes is very compelling. I think he realizes that this version of himself can be taken seriously as a title contender instead of a mid card fixture. I just hope Cody eventually wears wrestling gear.

HHH vs. Undertaker would not be nearly the draw it is if it wasn’t for the last two epic matches between HBK and Undertaker. HBK’s presence within the promos adds so much weight to the match. I just hope HHH doesn’t go over with the help of his Mjöllnir.

The ADR vs. Edge storyline is strong. There’s no senseless drama involved and it’s based on competition between two men who want to be the best. If that’s not a good reason for a main event I don’t know what is.

*Pictures courtesy of wwe.com

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Smackdown Thoughts & Review [3. 4. 11]

March 4, 2011

First off I want to apologize for no Smackdown Review last week. No excuses. I just didn’t make time within my busy schedule. Also, this review was not written under the influence of a dangerous drug known as…Charlie Sheen.

The Cleve

Edge comes out to the ring and grabs a mic.

  • Edge discusses Alberto Del Rio and Drew McIntyre interrupts him.
  • Edge throws him over the rope.
  • Teddy Long comes out and makes it a match.

Edge defeated Drew McIntyre via tapout

  • Drew started off strong but was stopped with a Spear out of nowhere.
  • Edge slaps on the Figure 4 Edgelock/Edge-u-cator for the sub.

~Cool. I’ve been wanting to see Edge bring that finisher back from back in the day. It’s a great finishing hold and I hope we never see the end of it.


Dashing Cody Rhodes comes out in a Rey Rey mask over his Richard Hamilton mask.

  • DCR talks about his actions last week.
  • He challenges Rey to a match at Wrestlemania.
  • He says he’s going to pull Rey’s mask off and show the world the damage he has done.

CUT TO THE BACK

The Borre approach Kane and remind him of how they helped him defeat ‘Taker at Buried Alive. Kane says he didn’t need their help.

The Borre defeat Cobrazlov (Santino and Vladimir Kozlov)

  • Santino was rallying to pin Slater but Slater was pulled to safety.
  • Naughty Borre hijinks occurred, Santino was distracted and was eventually pinned by Heath Slater.

–Typical Nexus/Borre affair with distraction upon distraction until Santino gets caught with Slater’s finisher and the Borre wins. I must add that the Cobra is on the same level of heat that the Worm and the People’s Elbow got. I think that’s awesome.


Undertaker is in the ring. He grabs a mic.

  • The greatest of men need to know their limits.
  • They need to know when they come across a mountain that they can’t climb.
  • Undertaker is that mountain and HHH is great but he won’t kill the streak.
  • He plays no games and that he’s the Last Outlaw.

–Typical bad assery from ‘Taker. I popped just as hard as I did for Rock’s pre-taped promo on Raw. ‘Taker doesn’t have to get all huffy and puffy to get his point across.

They show a video package about the WWE’s signing of Mistico/Sin Cara.

–I think it’s a great way of getting people excited for Sin Cara’s debut. How awesome is the WWE hype machine? For one wrestler they can go full on Sports Entertainment like the 2/21/11 campaign and for Sin Cara, they go with a legit sports press conference that generates just as much excitement.

LayCool defeat Beth Phoenix & Rosa Mendez

  • Beth dominated Layla for the most part until McCool ran in and kicked Beth’s head with the loaded boot.

–It was what it was. Layla’s hot. That is all.

Big Show and Kane battle to a no contest.

  • Kane and Show double clotheslined each other.
  • Barrett came down with the Borre and gave Kane a chair.
  • Kane smacked Show with the chair and the Borre came in a attack Show.
  • Out of nowhere – Kane killed Gabriel with the chair?!?

–Cool. Kane’s face turn. I’ll take it. It gives Ezekial more big men to go over on his way to his first major championship and overall push.

They show the HBK interview from RAW hyping HHH vs. Undertaker.

Jack Swagger came out to the ring so Little Tool can cut a promo.

  • Cole spit about how Swagger is training him etc. etc.

–Jesus. Little Tool really makes it difficult to watch wrestling these days. Seriously. Cole actually makes me miss Mike Adamle.

Jack Swagger defeats JTG via tapout

  • Swagger hit a few Swagger bombs and then slapped on the ankle lock for the win.

–Shorter than Dolph Ziggler’s World Title Reign. JTG is KoKo B. Ware for the PG Era.

Contract Signing for the World Heavyweight Title match at Wrestlemania

  • Ricardo Rodriguez introduced Alberto Del Rio.
  • ADR introduced himself.
  • Rodriguez started singing the Mexican National Anthem but was interrupted with Edge’s entrance.
  • Edge and ADR stared each other down.
  • Teddy Long pleaded with them to make this contract signing the first ever signing on Smackdown that doesn’t end in chaos. ~ Ha! That made me laugh.
  • Edge talked about how ADR doesn’t know what it feels like to wrestle on the grandest stage of them all.
  • ADR blew it off.
  • Edge said ADR is just going to be another flash in the pan that he makes famous for one night.
  • ADR responds and said that the moment he signs the contract it will be the beginning of the end for Edge.
  • Edge paused before he signs the contract and a HUGE “Let’s go Edge” chant broke out.
  • Edge refers to Teddy’s plea for a drama-free contract signing and suggests that it’s not going to happen. Teddy runs out of the ring in a hurry. ~ Hilarious!
  • Edge hit ADR with an impaler and set ADR up for the DDT. Rodriguez interrupted the Spear and ADR got the upperhand and locked on the Cross Arm Breaker.
  • ADR threw a nose-bloodied Edge outside and threatened to obliterate his arm with a steel chair.
  • Christian came out to play Captain Save-a-Ho and beat up on ADR.

End of Show

~Good contract signing segment. People can go gaga over ‘Taker vs. HHH all they want, ADR vs. Edge is the match I’m looking forward to see.

This was a prime example of a good balance of promos, interviews, video packages and wrestling. This show pushed all the stories and feuds along without going light on the wrestling.

For myself, the most interesting segment of the show was Kane’s face turn. If there’s any wrestler who’s due for a character change it’s Kane. This opens up new feuds between himself and the new heels of the company, specifically Ezekial. I’m thinking Show and Kane will face off against Barrett and Ezekial at Wrestlemania. It’s a shame because I think everybody wanted to see a Borre vs. Nexus encounter at Wrestlemania in some form.

*pictures courtesy of wwe.com

Smackdown 600th Episode Thoughts & Review [2. 18. 11]

February 18, 2011

600th Episode!

They show clips from yesteryear and hype the huge 12-man tag team main event.

They also hype some New World Title Coronation for Dolph Ziggler. Huh?

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Smackdown Thoughts & Review [2. 11. 11]

February 11, 2011

They show a video package recapping how Kelly Kelly saved Edge’s World Title but then got fired. Drama, son!

Green Bay, WI

Ricardo Rodriguez introduces Alberto Del Rio!

It looks like a fiesta in the ring with red balloons and red roses. Alberto grabs a mic.

  • He’s the winner of the biggest Royal Rumble in history.
  • He says he has a lot of love in his heart. He loves his cars, Mexico etc.
  • He loves Destiny the most and that Destiny loves him.
  • He says that unlike Aaron Rodgers, ADR doesn’t have to pretend to be World Heavyweight Champion.

Kofi comes out with a mic.

  • Kofi says that he knows about the past and how ADR beat him with a kendo stick.
  • Kofi says that right now it’s about ADR and him.

Kofi rushes the ring with a Kendo Stick.

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Smackdown Thoughts & Review [2. 4. 11]

February 5, 2011

Uniondale, NY

They show a Wrestlemania piñata hanging over the ring.

BOOKER T!!!

Booker T comes out wearing an extremely fly suit.

They introduce him as a member of the Smackdown announce team. Awesome!

Spinaroonie is in full effect and I am officially marking out like a Cenatard in purple!

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