November 7, 2010

Smackdown Review: Nov 5/10

Wow, this is the earliest a match has ever started.

Match 1: Edge vs. Del Rio

Great back and forth action until Nexus interferes. There was actually an awesome match before the end. I didn't type the match out because it's late and I'm tired. Sorry.

Rating: 8/10. Good match, bad ending. I know I'm supposed to hate that they made the attack, but I hate it because it broke up a great match and not because it was unprovoked.

The interference leads to Big Show, Rey and Kane coming out. After that, we learn our main event will be the 5 SD guys vs. Nexus.

Match 2: Dolph vs. JTG

Typical squash. JTG gets in a couple of good shots before Dolph locks in the sleeper.

Rating: 5/10. I like Dolph, but honestly he doesn't need a squash match to show his dominance.

Kaitlyn comes out to congratulate Dolph. Dolph tries to keep her back. Vickie comes out now screaming "EXCUSE ME" like she always does. Bit of a cat fight before the refs and Dolph split them up. Note that Dolph is holding Kaitlyn back. To me that says it all.

Hornswoggle backstage with Teddy before Vickie comes in and demands justice. Teddy tells her if she wants justice, she'll get it in the ring. She's facing Kaitlyn tonight.

We see Nexus attacking Rey in the backstage area now. On a side note here, the camera runs past a guy that's just standing there watching. You'd think that fit his were to be believable, you'd want those people to scream about getting help or trying to break it up themselves. Just saying.

Josh comes to talk to Nexus. Apparently Barrett is in jolly old England visiting friends. Does that mean Cena's with him? Otunga says they attacked Rey because they can. He also says that Nexus isn't just about Cena and Barrett. Sure.

Match 3: MVP vs. Rhodes vs. Drew, #1 contendership (IC Title)

I hate that they aren't doing Drew's epic video/real life fade through anymore.

MVP with a quick shot on Rhodes. Drew surprisingly helps Rhodes. Drew says that they should take out MVP and settle things between them. That doesn't last long. MVP with a super-superplex on both men.

Rhodes breaks up a futureshock before getting sent back out of the ring. Drew draped over the second rope, MVP kicks him in the skull and gets the pin.

Rating: 7/10. Decent match. Good to see MVP getting a push. New theme,. new beginnings?

Match 4: Vickie vs. Kaitlyn

According to Todd, this is Wrestlemania come early. To me, it's a piss break come at the exact right time.

Vickie wins via a dirty pin (feet on the ropes).

Rating: 0/10. Do I need to explain? The only upside (and even then it wasn't enough to warrant a rating) was seeing Vickie get the shit kicked out of her.

Nexus now beats down MVP backstage.

Match 5: Masters vs. Reks

Bit of back and forth before Reks hits the Burning Hammer for the victory.

Rating: 6/10. Again, a squash match but it looks like Reks is going places.

Match 6: Nexus vs. SD

Since Rey is injured he's been replaced with Kofi.

Del Rio walks out partway through.

Kane and Show clean house before Kane chokeslams him. Edge tags himself in. Spears all around. He gets the pinfall for his team.

Rating: 7/10. I couldn't really follow the ending and aside from that it wasn't a great match.

That's the end of the show.

Average Match Rating: 5.5/10 (-0.7)

Match of the Night: MVP vs. Rhodes vs. Drew

Overall Show Rating: 6/10 (-1.5)

Magic 8-Ball:

Dolph will end up being forced to choose between Vickie and Kaitlyn, opting for neither and walking away
MVP will win the IC Title, only to lose it shortly after
Rhodes and Drew will settle things at SSeries
Reks will be the one to win the IC Title from MVP

I'll get the feature post up at some point soon. I'm too anal about my writing when it comes to voicing my opinions so bear with me. I'm just trying to make it as eloquent as possible.

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