Sunday, December 19, 2010

WWE Smackdown Thoughts - December 17, 2010

Edge kicked things off on Friday with a montage of the Paul Bearer saga set to the Benny Hill music. It's nice to see WWE come around and admit the story is ridiculous, but really, that montage was an insult to Benny Hill. Rosie the Kick-Outer made an excellent point about this whole thing, "you know something is bad when even Edge can't convince me to be interested." All this story has done is make me feel bad for Kane and hate the guy that I cheered for when he slept with the boss, stole Matt Hardy's girlfriend, and cheated at every opportunity. That's how bad this storyline is, I'm not kidding, it's one of the worst in recent memory.

Backstage, Teddy Long changes the PPV main event and sets up a Fatal Four Way TLC Match for the World Heavyweight Championship. Again, it's obvious WWE realizes the crowd would be dead for their main event tonight, so they took steps on Smackdown to save the match. Kudos to them for not being stubborn and forcing us to care about this horrid storyline.

Our opening contest saw Kofi Kingston & Kaval teaming up to take on Dolph Ziggler & Jack Swagger. Swagger & Ziggler should become a permanent tag team when Ziggler drops the IC Title, they both have amateur backgrounds, their looks mesh well and if they kept Vickie Guerrero in their corner, they'd be the most hated tag team in WWE since JeriShow. Fast paced, exciting match, here, even if a little messy in the early goings. The double suicide dive was slick, Kaval backflipping out of a German Suplex was awesome and Kofi Kingston's springboard high cross body was insane. Big win for Kofi & Kaval, but I have no idea who's winning tonight.

After the match, Swagger punched out Dolphy Z, putting the kibosh on my hopes for a permanent tag team any time soon, but Vickie Guerrero screaming "WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?!" makes it almost worth it.

The Must-See WWE Champion, The Miz is Smackdown's special guest tonight to take on Rey Mysterio in the main event, but why was he even there? He already beat Mysterio on Monday!

JTG has his own show now called Straight Outta Brooklyn, which means they're about to do something with him, or fire him, ya just never know with WWE. It was pretty funny though, JTG showed why he was one of the 2010 Unsung Superstars of the Year!

Backstage, Drew McIntyre tried to show Kelly Kelly the softer side of the dude that stomps in skulls on steel stairs.

I don't know how he's done it, but "DASHING" Cody Rhodes' has become more creepy than Goldust. The DASHING One was in action against Kick-Out's 2010 Unsung Superstar of the Year, Chris Masters once again, but this was the first roadblock in this enjoyable little feud. Match was way too short with Rhodes picking up a quick win, but some simple mic work could've done more for both of these guys than a 60 second match.

Rey Mysterio vs. The Miz was next and Tony Chimel announcing him like he was saying "Da Bears" might be my new favorite thing. It was nice to see these guys get a proper match on Friday since their match on Raw was way too short, so as far as I know, this was their first true one-on-one match since Miz matured as a performer. Speaking of Miz maturing as a performer, how about that new jumping Rock Bottom he busted out? Interesting little move, wonder if he'll keep that in his arsenal or if it's one of those situations where when a guy wrestles Mysterio, he can pull out new stuff. Awesome, awesome match here with The Miz picking up another huge win over Mysterio... with a little help from Alberto Del Rio, but again, Mysterio brought that on himself.

All hell broke loose after the match though with Edge getting involved, and T-Lo set up a tag team match for later in the show: Miz & Del Rio vs. Edge & Mysterio, which showed just how thin Smackdown's main event scene is. Not only do you need to bring in a Raw guy to pad things out, he has to pull double duty?!

Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov vs. Chavo Guerrero & Tyler Reks next... poor Chavo fell victim to the COOOOOBRAAAAAAAAAAA!

Ezekiel Jackson is jumping ship to Smackdown next week! Hell yeah, like I said earlier, Smackdown's main event scene is thin, no reason that Big Zeke couldn't fit right in.

Main Event time! Alberto Del Rio & The Miz vs. Edge & Rey Mysterio, but I saw Mysterio vs. Del Rio last week and Miz vs. Mysterio earlier in the show, so it was tough to get really into this one. It was really just an excuse to bring out Kane though, who busts through the hellfire and brimstone, he's pissed, he's seeking vengeance and when he finally gets his hands on Edge he... hits him with a double leg takedown. Yes, the all-powerful, Devil's Favorite Demon, who eliminated The Undertaker from WWE, gets in a roll-on-the-mat fist fight with Edge, gets pulled off by the Smackdown locker room and falls victim to the spear. It's like they're tying to make this suck.

Despite the flat ending, Smackdown was pretty good this week thanks to the fact that there was no Paul Bearer nonsense. Didn't really need to watch anything after Miz vs. Mysterio though, but if you missed the show, make sure you catch that match and Kaval & Kofi vs. Swagger & Ziggler. And don't forget to stop by Kick-Out!! later tonight for my review of TLC 2010!

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