Saturday, October 20, 2012

10/19/12 Smackdown

Randy Orton vs. Miz: **1/4

Cody Rhodes & Damien Sandow vs. Tyson Kidd & Justin Gabriel: *1/2

Daniel Bryan & Kane vs. Dolph Ziggler & Big Show: **1/4

Antonio Cesaro vs. Ted DiBiase: *

Heath Slater vs. Brodus Clay: 1/2*

Layla vs. Natalya: 1/4*

Sheamus vs. Wade Barrett (Lumberjack): **

Josh Mathews and JBL on commentary.

Miz TV starts things off. He's still saying Kofi's title win was a fluke. Stitches obviously still in Miz's head. He's invoking his rematch clause at Hell in a Cell, so add that one to the card. And Team Hell No are the guests tonight! Daniel Bryan really sporting a hell of a goat face. Miz basically saying it'll be DB's fault that they lose the tag titles at HIAC. DB's the world's toughest vegan! HA. More vintage Team Hell No bickering. DB brings up the 45-second win on Big Show, so Show arrives to the party. Ziggler comes down and must get in on the act because he's the MITB holder. Miz really never had control of his show. Booker puts a halt to everything. Two big matches. Team Hell No against Show and Ziggler.

But first, Miz faces Orton. Oops. Alberto and Ricardo watching from a luxury skybox, saying he's the new apex predator in WWE. Good match with Orton taking it via RKO.

Teddy suggests Sheamus face Barrett in a Lumberjack match. Eve lurks in the background, so I guess she's stealing the idea if Booker likes it.and blaming Teddy if Booker hates it. Sure enough, the former occurs.

Team Rhodes Scholars continues to get booked strong, picking up a win over Gabriel and Kidd. Nice finish with the blind tag and the disaster kick to Kidd's face. Unfortunate that it was real short.

Next on the card is Team Hell No vs. Ziggler/Show. Show's offense just hurts. Spear to Kane, gorilla press toss DB to the outside. Decent isolating of DB. Finally, DB actually voluntarily makes a tag to Kane. DB then tags himself back in later. Kane saves DB from Show. NO lock to Ziggler and it's over. Another day in the lives of Team Hell No.

Cesaro outside Sun Studio for a taped promo, then faces DiBiase in singles action. Nice thing about that Euro uppercut is how it can be hit from just about anywhere. Neutralizer wins it.

I'm happy Ryback's getting his push to face Punk in the cell. I just wish Punk could keep the title while Ryback gets a big win. Can't really do that here, though. Would be interesting if Ryback does get the belt. Punk could always gain it back, but it's just cool to have him tell people how many consecutive days he's been champ.

3MB is in the house. McIntyre really can scream into that mic. Slater faces Brodus Clay tonight. Jinder with the distraction, and Slater gets the win. Funkdactyls must be sad pandas right now.

Eve again at ringside for Layla's match against Natalya. Josh continues to inquire about the blonde wig purportedly found in Eve's bag. Eve with the professional demeanor while just going with the jealousy spiel. Layla gets the win with a roundhouse kick. There was a match going on? Poor Natalya.

Teddy has Eve's iPad and shows some info to Kaitlyn. Teddy says Kaitlyn can do whatever she wants with that info. Kaitlyn takes a couple photos. Could be Eve with a blonde wig on or just some incriminating notes.

Lumberjack match time. Hey, it's a great way to get otherwise-unused superstars on the show. You can always expect a hard-hitting affair between Barrett and Sheamus. 3MB actually pulled Wade out of the ring, so Sheamus took them out. Man, these are some poor lumberjacks. Not doing their job. Throw 'em back in! The inevitable brawl between lumberjacks commences. Team Hell No comes down and chases Team Rhodes Scholars out of the arena. Sheamus nails his Brogue Kick on Barrett in all the chaos and gets three.

Zigzag from Ziggler. He tries to cash in MITB but Show KOs him. Message sent to Sheamus.

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