WWE Saturday Morning Slam helped viewers rise and shine yesterday morning (Oct. 13) with two action-packed matches. WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz saw action against the man from South Africa, Justin Gabriel. The main event featured Sin Cara facing the music from a member of The Band in Jinder Mahal.
Let's wipe the sleep out of our eyes to talk about Saturday morning's results!
- The show kicked off with The Miz taking on Gabriel. It fits the show well, with Gabriel's acrobats and Miz being a huge character. The match was nothing to write home about, but was really nothing to scoff at, either. The Miz picked up the victory after Gabriel gave him some trouble.
- A little note here that I enjoy is that, despite there being obvious goodies and baddies in the ring, the WWE doesn't seem to be pushing kids to root for the obvious underdog in Gabriel. They seem to be building Miz as a staple of this show and letting kids make up their minds.
- Also of note is that I enjoy the commentary of Josh Mathews and Santino Marella. Marella actually does pretty well behind the booth, while Mathews is his normal, informative self.
- The 3rd Degree asked various Superstars what their favorite themes were. Daniel Bryan and Kofi Kingston enjoyed a classic in the Ultimate Warrior's theme, while Beth Phoenix enjoyed the chills of Kane's theme. The lovely Layla enjoyed LayCool's music, while Kaitlyn enjoys Brodus Clay's theme. Dolph Ziggler went the awesome route with the glass shattering theme of Stone Cold Steve Austin. Oh, and guess who John Cena picked? Himself, of course, because that means it is "time for him to entertain the WWE Universe!" Vintage Cena...
- Jim Johnston had his time to shine in an interview. He picked a few entrance themes on the guitar and detailed some of his favorite themes. Johnston is a pretty integral part of the WWE and has been for years, so it was nice to hear a bit from him.
- Sin Cara took on Jinder Mahal in what turned out to be a pretty good match. Sin Cara has gotten a lot better, although he is still very streaky. Mahal is solid, as always. Not a bad pair of matches to watch, regardless of age.
This week's show gets a "B" for the fun and solid matches it delivered.
Any of you Cagesiders considering trying out the show, if not for some of your younger viewers?