Saturday, October 13, 2012

10/12/12 Smackdown

Sheamus vs. Tensai: *1/4

Heath Slater & Jinder Mahal vs. Santino Marella & Zack Ryder: *1/4

Kane vs. Dolph Ziggler: *1/2

Big Show vs. Kofi Kingston: *

Sin Cara vs. Damien Sandow: *

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

Josh Mathews and JBL on commentary. No Cole because Cole's already got Main Event commentary duties and other stuff. Guy's pretty busy.

We're in San Jose, and Booker opens the show to see which packs more power, a KO punch or a Brogue Kick. Great, we have another one of those punch bag things we saw too much of on NXT. So boxers have an average punch of 776 lbs per square inch, yay info. Sheamus with the Brogue Kick registers 1322. Well, a kick has more force generally than a punch, so yeah, thank you JBL. Show needs a hug. Hug it out! Oh wait. Sheamus gets Show riled up with the 45-second title reign and punches 1809 lbs/square inch. Le ouch.

Tensai blindsides Sheamus and no one cared. Sucks to be Albert, I guess. They have a match anyway. Tensai barely got offense in. Sheamus Brogue Kick wins it after about 4+ minutes.

Ricardo's afraid of Santino's cobra. Yup.

Weird trio of Slater, McIntyre, and Jinder, but hey, it gets them TV time. It's true that their careers were going nowhere as singles acts. They are now called "The Band." How generic. Same name that Hall, Waltman, and Nash used in TNA. Drew's just watching for this one. Ryder and Santino are Team CoBro, nice name.

Mysterio/Cara face Team Rhodes Scholars in the tag tournament finals on RAW. Did Slater take Derrick Bateman's finisher that he used in NXT? Basically a form of a cutter. Doesn't really matter because Bateman is probably getting a character makeover anyway.

Kane and Ziggler square off. JBL is awesome for mentioning the Super Bowl Shuffle video that the Chicago Bears did in the 80s. Gotta love Ziggler's athleticism and ability to sell well. Kane offense is methodical, but at least it isn't agonizingly slow. Vickie distracts Kane, Ziggler nails Kane with the briefcase. Ref still saw it and DQs Ziggler. Not the greatest match, but not bad. Daniel Bryan comes out claiming to save Kane.

Striker pops out of nowhere! NO lock on Striker. Kane pulls DB off by his goat beard, helps Striker up...and then chokeslams him. YES! Sucks to be Striker. Meanwhile, "Mrs. Goat Face" wins for best sign of the night. YES!

Miz on commentary as Kofi takes on Big Show. Kofi and Miz on Main Event next week for the IC Title. Show punches away Trouble in Paradise, then KOs Kofi for the win. Short, basic match. Miz rubs salt in the wound afterward.

DB and Del Rio have a match later tonight. Daniel is the tag team champions. YES.

The blonde wig finally makes an appearance in the whole "who attacked Kaitlyn?" angle. Eve and Kaitlyn try to pin it on Eve, and Eve naturally pins it on Teddy Long. I agree Long did look silly in that wig.

Singles action tonight between Sandow and Sin Cara. JBL praises Sandow, of course. Sin Cara is still a spotfest magnet. Sin Cara flies onto Rhodes. Cody retaliates behind the ref's back, and ref eventually ejects Cody. Cara with the springboard hurricanrana into a victory pin for three. Meh.

Time for Del Rio and Daniel Bryan. Laughing just how over this "NO" and "YES" thing has gotten. DB rips up a "YES" fan sign. Oh, didn't a mom slam WWE when ADR ripped up her son's sign at a live event? Um lady, heels do that ALL THE TIME for the simplest heel heat. Live with it. It's called entertainment. Alberto (when not in character) wouldn't dare do that.

Hard-hitting match. ADR targeted the left arm, as usual. NO lock on ADR. Note ADR pulled DB's pink wristband over his mouth, probably to audible something to Daniel. Nice ADR armbreaker in the ropes. DB's shoulder into the post, then cross armbreaker ends it. Easily the best match of the night. Wish the match went a little longer, though.

ADR tries to say "apex predator." Good enough. ADR mocks Orton, but turns right into Randy staring him in the face. Orton beats down ADR. Ricardo saves Del Rio, but unfortunately got nuked doing so. RKO for Ricardo. Ouch.

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