Saturday, October 6, 2012

10/5/12 Smackdown

Titus O'Neil & Darren Young vs. Kofi Kingston & R-Truth: *3/4

Ryback vs. Primo: 1/2*

Layla vs. Alicia Fox: 1/4*

Wade Barrett vs. (jobber): N/A (squash)

Miz vs. Sheamus: *1/2

Daniel Bryan & Kane vs. Alberto Del Rio & David Otunga: *3/4

Tensai vs. Big Show: 3/4*

CM Punk vs. Dolph Ziggler: *3/4

Show starts things off with a promo basically saying he'll be nuking Sheamus at Hell in a Cell. Poor Alberto is out of the title picture again. Sheamus comes out, may the best man win. Show walks away. Sheamus has a plan. Footage of Show's 45-second win shown. Yup. Then Sheamus' 18-second win over DB. Show then extends his hand and Sheamus with the diss to Show this time. Add more fuel to the war.

Last first-round Tag Team Title tournament match here: Boom Jimmys vs. Primetime Players. PTP takes over the first half of the match, Kofi with the hot tag. Usual signature moves from Kofi. Titus trips Kofi up, gutbuster from D-Young, and PTP wins. Millions of dollars!

Ryback nukes Primo. Well, at least Primo's got a secondary role to job. Ryback's always looking for his next meal. Guess Vince wants Ryback to stick to smaller opponents so we don't get the botches we saw against Tensai. I like the "Meathook" name for the lariat. Epico got taken out as well. Shellshocked for three.

Two Floridians square off in Layla and Alicia Fox. Alicia mostly attacking the legs of Layla. Basically, Layla with a roundhouse kick out of nowhere for three. Short match, not much flow. Sad sight to this division. Layla says it'll be sweet when Eve loses that title. Cole's all "the assailant had blonde hair and Eve's a brunette." I'm interested if they'll do something with the assailant wearing a wig at the time.

Punk confronts Ziggler about "leaving him high and dry" on RAW. It's finally happened, we're apparently getting Punk and Ziggler!

Barrett with a quick win with the Souvenir. I didn't catch the name of the jobber, but does it really matter? I think it was Mike Hayes or Mike Rays. Whatever.

Sheamus and Miz in a champ vs. champ match. Second such match for Sheamus this week (he faced Punk on Main Event). Miz with his usual moves. Sheamus gets his in. Sheamus setting up for Brogue Kick but Show comes down. Show KOs Miz so that Sheamus gets DQ'd. Good message to send.

Otunga shows footage from after Smackdown went off the air last week. ADR beat down Orton, injury angle for Orton to go film his movie. Orton's music hits but it's ADR and Ricardo coming out to boos. ADR mocks Orton. Booker says Alberto's got some free time now. Team Hell No!

Typical Team Hell No match. DB again steals the thunder from Kane. Top-rope headbutt to Otunga wins it. ADR walked away a few seconds prior, so Otunga was screwed anyway.

It's Teddy Long and Eve not seeing eye to eye and Booker getting more on Teddy's case. I'd like a slow progression to Long getting removed and Eve getting a larger role. I'm not sure if that would necessarily lead to Booker slowly becoming a heel GM, but maybe it'll work.

Tensai and Show next. I'm real unsure on Tensai's standing in the company right now, other than management is real down on him. Lots of hard hitting here. Sheamus comes down, Brogue Kicks Tensai for the DQ. Yup. Anything you can do, I can do better.

Punk and Ziggler in the main event. Ziggler tries using the tights to win (only two) and Punk complains, even though that's how he beat Sheamus on Main Event (the show). One mistake from Ziggler, and Punk hits the GTS for three. Not bad, but they could easily do way better if given more time.

Post-match promo on the announce table. Punk still refuses to face Cena at Hell in a Cell. Nothing new there, fellas.

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