Saturday, September 24, 2011

9/23/11 Smackdown

Sheamus vs. Heath Slater: 1/2*

Wade Barrett vs. Justin Gabriel: *

Beth Phoenix & Natalya vs.AJ & Kaitlyn: 1/2*

Randy Orton vs. Cody Rhodes: **

The Great Khali vs. Jinder Mahal: DUD

Sin Cara vs. Daniel Bryan: *1/4

Kofi Kingston & Evan Bourne vs. Jimmy Uso & Jey Uso: *1/4

Mark Henry vs. Christian (Lumberjack; World Heavyweight Title): *1/4

Lauranaitis gets everyone to ringside. While Lauranaitis was talking, all I really could think about was who was portraying Sin Cara during that segment (since I didn't see two of them out there). I'd probably just go with the original (Mistico). Mark Henry gets introduced and talks, only to be interrupted by HHH. Christian then comes down to suck up to HHH and get "one more match." Christian runs his mouth too much...HHH makes it a lumberjack match...against "you know who." Oops. Liked that segment.

Sheamus nukes Slater. When calling for that Brogue Kick, he reminded me of the Berserker. Yeah, old-school fans will remember that guy. Meanwhile, Christian tries to get Khali to side with him. But all Khali knows is that Christian is small. Yup, awesome!

Short divas match here. Not horrible, I'll say that.

Time for Orton and Cody to go at it. DQ finish here. Apparently we didn't see the part where Cody gets busted open post-match.

I didn't care for Mahal and Khali. Period.

Now, a match I care about. Daniel Bryan and Sin Cara! Sin Cara #2 gets the win behind the ref's back. Good storyline progression there.

Frankly, the last two matches were average again. I liked the spot where Henry takes out the Smackdown locker room. Gotta make Henry look that much stronger! As predicted, it's Henry vs. Orton at Hell in a Cell.


Rob said...

Hey, just wanted to say thank you for all your great reviews. They are great. Also, will you be posting reviews for ROH on SBG, ROH Death Before Dishonor IX and/or TNA Xplosion?

Aaron said...

Not doing Xplosion. I can attempt to do ROH if I have free time. I'll try to watch DBD IX and their show on SBG, but can't promise ratings all the time for those shows.

Aaron said...

Download time is ridiculously slow. Gonna axe watching ROH for now.

Rob said...

If you sign up for a GA member (free) on there website you can watch it on Thursday online