Saturday, December 1, 2012

11/30/12 Smackdown

John Cena vs. Alberto Del Rio: ***1/2

Great Khali vs. David Otunga: DUD

Daniel Bryan, Kane, & Kofi Kingston vs. Wade Barrett, Titus O'Neil, & Darren Young: **1/2

Damien Sandow vs. Tyson Kidd: *1/4

Heath Slater & Jinder Mahal vs. Jimmy Uso & Jey Uso: *1/4

Sheamus vs. Dolph Ziggler: **3/4

Cena opens the show, even though it's Smackdown and not RAW. he's interested in the main event match tonight pitting Ziggler against Sheamus. Del Rio interrupts and reminds Cena about what happened the last time those two faced off. We got a match between Cena and ADR now. Ziggler is an interested spectator in the back. Cena's left shoulder into the post, and ADR attacks that injured shoulder -- but hell, he woulda done that anyway. Cena moves of doom, but ADR hits a backstabber for two. Numerous impressive counters from both guys. Did I see Cena counter with swinging neckbreakers and dropkicks?! Cena counters cross armbreaker with STF, but ADR makes it to the ropes. ADR goes into the ringpost, and Cena wins with a top-rope legdrop. Really enjoyed this. Solid opener. Cena celebrates on the ramp but Ziggler from behind with the MITB briefcase.

Kofi trying to be peacemaker for Team Hell No, but turns out he doesn't have to be. YES! Six-man tag tonight against Barrett and PTPs.

Otunga and Khali next. Trust me, I'd rather have Khali kick my ass than take the bar exam. Short match; Khali wins with that overhead chop. At least now we can move on.

Six-man tag next. DB and Kane actually in sync early on. DB isolated when the heels take over. Titus gets caught on his three-point stance move; hot tag to Kane. Kane chokeslams D-Young. Tag to DB?! Flying Goat and a NO lock for the submission win. Wow, guess we can have champs on the same page tonight.

Striker with the Movember mustache thing. Sheamus starting to see Big Show everywhere he goes, so that doesn't bode well for Ziggler.

Sandow with his pre-match monologue again. He'll share knowledge on an individual basis now and seeks an apprentice from the crowd. Pick me! Some lanky guy in a Punk GTS shirt gets the call. He must answer three questions correctly. He gets the first two right, then the impossible third question. I kinda liked this segment.

Sandow faces Tyson Kidd. Remember when Tyson Kidd actually had the time to really put on a great show week after week? Seems like a distant memory now. Sandow with the Terminus for a quick win.

Slater and Jinder represent 3MB again against the Usos. Jey gets the hot tag this time. Ref has to restrain Jimmy from getting involved. Slater with the kick to the back of Jey's head, then a Jinder full nelson sitdown bomb for the win.

Sheamus and Ziggler in the main event. Another solid match. Ziggler ducks the Brogue Kick and hits a jumping DDT for two. Irish Curse gets two. Cloverleaf locked in, but Show does the run-in and the ref throws the match out. Cena comes down for the save. AA to Ziggler. Cena and Sheamus with the double suplex and double shoulderblock to Show. Faces celebrate in the ring as the show ends.

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