CHRISTIAN TELLS HIS PEEPS TO CHILL OUT
Very awesome video package of Christian's rise and fall opens the show leading into Captain Charisma coming out in front of the live audience to talk about stuff.
Chirstian tells the crowd it's all good and that Teddy was just doing his job and that he looked forward to defeating Orton at Over the Edge in a couple of weeks. Sheamus comes out and challenges Christian. Mark Henry comes out and makes fun of Sheamus and challenges him to a match. Sheamus then challenges Mark Henry to team up with him to beat up Christian. That Sheamus.....he's a crafty one. Also pretty sure he referred to the DUBLOONIVERSE during this. I want to live there.
They go to beat up Christian but Mr. RKO runs down to even things up. Teddy makes a tag match for later.
...I don't think anyone got what they wanted out of that. Except for Teddy, HOLLA HOLLA HOLLA.
DANIEL BRYAN vs. SIN CARA
It's too bad that Daniel Bryan is finally in the ring with some one smaller than him and he's gotta put him over. DB is still aces here. He keeps a fun pace that has some creative mat work with quick spurts of action. Bryan also has a slight heel attitude that really gets the crowd behind Sin Cara, but it's not a drastic change. It's really subtle so the the crowd can get behind him after the interference. Chavo was fun on commentary talking about Sin Cara learning everything from Chavo tapes. Daniel Bryan stays protected here with Chavo's interference and Sin Cara getting pissed at the interference moves this along nicely. Really solid match worth checking out. Sin Cara looked good two weeks in a row. I'm sure it's mostly him being paired up with good opponents that can compliment his style, but I think he's also starting to get the style down a little.
COLE IS A D-BAG
Cole interrupts Layla's interview about hurting her knee and talks trash about Jerry Lawler and the Divas. Kharma interrupts Cole and attacks Layla and then scares Cole back into his hole. Josh Matthews actually says that when Kharma comes out the Divas freeze with fear in the ring. This explains why Divas usually just chill out in the ring until Kharma destroys them. Kharma is magic.
WADE BARRETT vs. KANE (COLE IS STILL A D-BAG)
Poor Booker talks about Gabriel and Slater not having manager licenses to stand around the ring. Cole has to be a douche about it and make fun of such an idea.
....I find my mind wandering to Justin Gabriel's hair. I like his hair. I think Kane is making a comeback. You guys ever notice how cute Justin Gabriel's little grin is before he goes for a 450? It's cute but devious. He looks like a little rascal up there. Hammer-lock by Wade Barrett. Justin Gabriel's smile is like Mr. Fuji's. You know how Fuji would smile and for a split....top rope clothesline by Kane....and for a split second you'd think he was just a cute and cuddly old man? Then he'd....DQ Win for Kane....then he'd do something evil like feed a guy a dog or something.....Oh.. the match is over. Well... it was okay. How many stars is okay?
Post match stuff with Big Zeke was pretty good. He looked like a beast when he got in there, and The highlight was definitely when....
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THE KHALI KISS KAM OR, AS I CALL IT, THE K K K.
Khali kisses a plump little lady and Jinder Mahal comes out and starts slapping Khali upside his head. Khali gets pissed but does nothing. You know what? This is straight up the most interesting thing Khali has ever been apart of. It's like his big bafoonish cartoon character was made for this angle. I really like it. I have no idea if I want to actually see this play out in the ring, but so far the story is a good one.
TED DIBIASE vs. CODY RHODES
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Ted doesn't even get an entrance or anything. He's just out there. He is Trent Baretta now. Cody comes out and crushes another promo.
GODDAMMIT COLE FUCKED THIS MATCH IN THE FACE. Ted was even putting on a good show out there. Everything he did was explosive and full of fire. I guess he's been watching Chris Masters matches. It's kind of wild that they just threw these two out there for a mildly competitive squash match. Feels like they don't think very highly of Ted at all if he's not going to be Cody's next program. It's not like Rhodes has anything else going on. Check this match out if you can, but hit mute before it starts.
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We've got our four main event guys wrestling a match and Cole is still putting himself over during it. Jesus some one shut him up. It's gone...over the limit. Booker tried to play Denzel to Cole's Runaway Train but couldn't stop it from wrecking my ears. Josh Matthews played Josh Matthews and sat by playing Angry Birds on his iPhone.
Anyway, the match is a really solid tag match. I almost can't believe that Smackdown's Top Guys are these guys. It's kind of a random group but it's an awesome group. Much like last week this match actually goes far in making Christian look like he belongs in the main event scene. He was heavily featured in the match and even had a spot where he was protecting Randy Orton on the outside. The more the WWE shows him working strong with main event guys the more it'll condition people to believe he's a top guy. I don't believe people believed in it. At least not everybody. Hell, I still have trouble buying into it. But I'm starting to get that feeling that he belongs, and it's awesome.
The finish was rock solid and gave Christian a chance to look like a threat to Orton, as he pretty much saved his ass. Henry and Sheamus were just really awesome in their role and had impeccable timing. Really check this one out.
This is a step down from the last show, but the last show was pretty stacked and not something we'll see often. This felt closer to what the format of the show feels like, and it wasn't disappointing. We got a couple of good lengthy matches between some awesome wrestlers, and we got some interesting angles like Chavo/Sin Cara and Khali/Jinder playing out in the midcard. Cody still doesn't have anything going on but he continues to be entertaining on the mic and in the ring, so at least it's good filler. The CORRE/Zeke stuff looks good, but I'm not into Zeke as a face. Hopefully Skip Sheffield is due back and he can come over to SD and vanquish him for his old Nexus pals.
So yeah, a good show with some decent brick laying to build some stories.