Friday, April 20, 2012

4/20/12 Smackdown

AJ vs. Natalya: N/A

Brodus Clay vs. Hunico: N/A (squash)

Darren Young & Titus O'Neil vs. Jimmy Uso & Jey Uso: *1/4

Alberto Del Rio vs. Big Show: *1/2

Ryback vs. Danny Lerman: N/A (squash)

Sheamus, Randy Orton, & Great Khali Big Show vs. Daniel Bryan, Mark Henry, & Cody Rhodes: ***

Daniel Bryan again out to a mega pop, even though the announcers still making it like he's a heel. Screw all that guys, jump on the DB bandwagon! Nice promo. 2 out of 3 falls at Extreme Rules? Eh, that's fine, I guess. Love how DB incorporates "YES" into his promo.

Uh oh. AJ comes out, wanting to work things out. DB with harsh words for AJ, even wishing she was never born. AJ looks inconsolable. Oh, what timing, she's gonna be in a divas match next against Natalya!

OK, so it's not really a match. AJ snaps. Maybe we can get a snapping AJ each week and I'll pay more attention to all this.

Damien Sandow with another one of those monologues. Something about ignorance. Shut up, Cole. Who the hell would learn anything from that?

Brodus faces Hunico. He has a little brother? Oh crap, no. No. Hornswoggle! Dammit, I knew it. It was entertaining for all of 1.8 seconds, thanks. Hornswoggle with a mini-quake on Hunico. Shoot me. Squash match with a Brodus win. Why not, a Tadpole Splash from Hornswoggle.

Teddy Long looking for Aksana,but finds Titus and Darren Young. Titus is the Big Deal now. Johnny with a hat for Teddy. Don't say anything or move. Fun job.

Speaking of Darren and Titus, they face the Usos tonight. Crowd real active in this one. One of the Usos took a major spill at the end to the outside. Nice double-team finisher from Darren and Titus to win.

Have I mentioned that I love how Lilian says Ricardo Rodriguez's name? Alberto faces Big Show tonight. Nice that Cole mentions their feud from last year. ADR focuses on Show's left arm. Show looking for the win, but Cody interferes with the Disaster kick. ADR gets the three.

Ryback nukes another hometown hero. Impressive showing. Looked like McIntyre and Slater were watching in the back. They betting money back there? Wonder who lost.... Interested to see how this apparent push for Ryback works out. He wants to be fed more.

Brock Lesnar interview = awesome. He's got a great negotiating team so that he can wear non-WWE sponsored gear.

Teddy Long standing in uniform. REGAL! YES! OH SNAP IT'S CLAUDIO CASTAGNOLI! WOOOOO! Oh right, he's Antonio Cesaro in WWE. Grr. Oh, and yay Aksana.

Six-man tag match now. Was Cole saying "YES YES YES"?! Whoa, Khali comes out last. Cody takes out Khali's left knee. The big man can't even sell a knee injury extremely well. But at least he sells it longer than Cena.

Oops. Big Show will replace Khali. Why didn't they just start with that?! Grr.

Sheamus really showed good agility in the match. Heels then work over Sheamus. Orton with the hot tag, but Henry snuffs all that out. Aw, DB missed the diving headbutt. Show gets in, but Cody and Henry ultimately get Big Show down. Cody with a Figure Four to Big Show! Really liked the tag Cody made to Henry so Mark could nail Show with that splash while Show was still in the Figure Four.

DB comes in, but Show gets the tag to Sheamus! Cody breaks up Sheamus' pin attempt, but he slid out of the ring next to Show. WMD and Cody's KO'd. DB tags Henry and scampers away. Henry gets nuked with all the finishers. Very good match.

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