Saturday, September 20, 2008

9/19/08 Smackdown

Star rating key:
(negative stars) = Huh?! (BS finish; most squash matches)
DUD = Boring match (or could not enjoy the match)
1/4* to 3/4* = It had watchable moments.
* to *3/4 = Average match.
** to **3/4 = Above average match.
*** to ***3/4 = Great match; usually saved for PPVs
**** to ****3/4 = Match of the year candidate
***** = The rarest of all matches. A classic.

9/19/08 Smackdown:
Michelle McCool vs. Maryse (Divas Title): Good mat wrestling and counters. Great low dropkick to a seated Maryse from McCool. Some nice moves from Maryse. The crowd actually loved the match, and that Wings of Love finisher is pretty cool. **

Festus vs. Ryan Braddock: Watchable wrestling, and then we have the ol' DQ finish with the same ending from last week (duct taping and all that stuff). 1/4*

R-Truth vs. Shelton Benjamin: Flashy moves from R-Truth, and the good wrestling skills from Shelton. Nice aggression from Shelton. Nice counter into a rollup for R-Truth. *3/4

Jeff Hardy vs. The Brian Kendrick: Good use of technical wrestling and holds from Kendrick. both got good offense in. Good counters of finishing moves. Another lame finish with a backslide. **1/4

The Great Khali vs. Scotty Goldman: Oh good grief. -****

Triple H vs. MVP: Mind games played by both men. Great job by MVP working on the left arm of HHH. Nice aggression from MVP. Cool armbar takedown from MVP midway through the match. A bunch of high-impact moves in the match. **3/4

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