October 17, 2010

Smackdown Review: Oct. 15/10

I should make this clear: I am a night owl. I do my best work between 5pm and 2am which is why my posts are so late at night. I'm not a slacker I'm not procrastinating I just work better at night. Also, I've decided to move my feature posts to every 2 weeks. That will give me more time to write them and make them as good as possible for you guys.

Here's this week's Smackdown review.

We have T'Lo starting things off in the ring. He talks about Bragging Rights and announces that there will be qualifying matches tonight. We already have Big Show captaining for some reason and we'll find out the other members soon.

Match 1: Rey Mysterio vs. Cody Rhodes

Rey counters an Alabama Slam into the 619 for the win.

Rating: 7/10. Pretty good athleticism but it was lacking a certain level of excitement.

Backstage with Kaval and Big Show. Kaval wants on Team Smackdown and Show says no. They eventually come to an agreement: if Kaval can last 5 minutes in the ring with Show, he's on Team SD.

We now have Paul Bearer talking about Undertaker's final reckoning. It's going to be a buried alive match at Bragging Rights.

Show's at ringside for the next Bragging Rights qualifier.

Match 2: Swagger vs. MVP

Somewhere along the way the Eagle gets taken out. The men are back in the ring and MVP taps to the ankle lock.

Rating: 6/10. It served it's purpose, but not much more.

Undertaker is standing on a balcony or something outside the arena. He's just standing there and that's all the segment was.

Match 3: Del Rio vs. Chris Masters

Del Rio counters the Masterlock attempt into the cross arm breaker into an armbar for the win.

Rating: 5/10.  Figured. NEXT!

Match 4: Edge vs. Dolph Ziggler

Dolph jumps Edge's Spear attempt, leaps to the turnbuckle and dives at Edge. Edge catches him midair with a Spear for the victory.

Rating: 8/10. Great work from both men. Hope to see more matches of this calibre.

Match 5: Kaval vs. Big Show, 5 minute challenge

Long story short, Kaval lasts the full 5 minutes.

Rating: 4/10. Meh.

After the match Tyler Reks (yes the surfer from ECW) appears and takes on Kaval for his spot on Team SD.

Match 6: Kaval vs. Tyler Reks

Reks hits an inverted Death Valley Driver for the win.

Rating: 4/10. Why did they even bother having Kaval win then? Better yet, why didn't they just have Kaval vs. Reks in the first place?

Back from commercials and we have a Cody Rhodes beauty segment. Something about fingernails. I didn't really pay attention.

Match 7: Drew Mac vs. Kofi

Drew kicks out of a pin and delivers a series of punches to Kofi. Drew Irish whips Kofi, who rebounds and rolls over Drew's back. Drew turns around into Trouble in Paradise. Kofi gets the pinfall victory.

Rating: 8/10. Great match but I'm kinda not liking Kofi so much anymore. Dunno why.

Undertaker is now in the arena. Again we just see him walking through a door in an "eerie" purple light.

Kane and Bearer are in the ring. More stuff about Kane being superior to the Undertaker. It's the same old stuff but Kane does manage to make it sound new every week. I'll give him credit for that. The man can talk.

Here comes Taker now.

Intense staredown for what seems like forever. Finally Taker starts throwing punches. He beats Kane down pretty good before Kane is able to slip under the ropes.

As Kane and Bearer stumble back up the ramp, Undertaker make's Kane's ring pyro motion and the ringposts ignite. Kane and Bearer make it to the stage and Taker raises his arms. Lightning strikes in front of Kane and Bearer.

The show fades out from there.

Average match rating: 6/10 (+0.2)

I was hoping the rating would be higher given a lack of Divas this week, but the whole Big Show/Kaval/Reks crap pulled the rating down from what would have been an easy 7.

Match of the Night: Edge vs. Dolph

Overall show rating: 7/10 (+1)

It was a decent show but I would have liked to see something other than Bragging Rights qualifiers in terms of matches and maybe some different promos. Other than that, a typical episode of Smackdown.

Next friday will be my feature post on hypocrisies in pro wrestling as I mentioned earlier on. I'm still working out the kinks in my posting schedule so please, bear with me.

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