Saturday, August 13, 2011

8/12/11 Smackdown

Sheamus vs. Christian: 3/4*

Natalya & Beth Phoenix vs. AJ & Kaitlyn: N/A

Sin Cara vs. Tyson Kidd: *1/4

Alberto Del Rio vs. Daniel Bryan: *3/4

Cody Rhodes vs. Ezekiel Jackson (IC Title): *1/2

Mark Henry vs. Johnny Curtis: N/A

Randy Orton vs. The Great Khali: *1/4

HHH promo to start the show. Amused when he said he would make the most entertaining RAWs and Smackdowns, but neglected to say anything about NXT or Superstars. Oops.

Christian and Sheamus had an average match...with Christian taking the heel coward move and bolting. Cole praises Christian, no surprise.

Divas tag match time. Natalya and Beth are now D.O.D., or Divas of Doom. You mean there will be a tag team name again (even if unofficial)? That's blasphemy! A squash match here, but I must say, I loved the finish.

So apparently Aksana's current role on Smackdown was originally meant for Maxine, but Maxine broke some etiquette rule or whatever. Too bad, so sad. I didn't pay much attention to this segment anyway.

Nice video package of Mark Henry's destruction.

It's Sin Cara! Actually, it's some new guy posing as Sin Cara (Booker mentioned Sin Cara putting on some more weight in muscle)! Nice lucha moves here, otherwise a pretty average match.

Alberto/DB was good, although I felt it was a bit of an abrupt ending.

Congrats to Cody for winning the IC Title. He's got a great gimmick and is really running with it. Poor DiBiase gets nuked by Zeke afterward.

And Johnny Curtis gets his debut match...against Mark Henry. Ouch. Curtis gets nuked.

Main event time with Orton and Khali. When was the last time Khali was in a main event match anyway? Average match to me. Not much Orton can really do anyway. It's Khali we're talking about.

In non-WWE news, Nigel McGuinness is back in ROH. TNA really dropped the ball with him after a strong debut.

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