WWE Saturday Morning Slam returned yesterday (Nov. 24) to wake you up from that turkey-induced coma you may have found yourself in this week. The show celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday with some wrestling and a pie-eating competition.
The main event saw The Usos taking on Heath Slater and Jinder Mahal of the Three Man Band (3MB), while the show kicked off with Justin Gabriel taking on the mysterious El Local.
Grab some leftovers and follow me to some reactions:
- The show's main event featured Heath Slater and Jinder Mahal of the 3MB taking on The Usos. There was a time when I couldn't possibly care less about Mahal and Slater. The two seemed talented enough, but they were victims of the brutal WWE mid-card, where talent goes to die. Instead, the two have made a fun group that gives them the ability to display it on the mic and in the ring. Fortunately, they deliver both. It showed as the group was able to defeat The Usos. Decent stuff here.
- The other match opening the show was Justin Gabriel taking on Alberto Del Rio's personal... oops, I mean El Local. These two put on a pretty little show in the time allotted, exchanging holds from a technical wrestling background and the high-flying lucha libre style. Gabriel picked up the win in a match that was fun to watch.
- Superstars talked about what they were thankful for. There were some bits and pieces, but the person that stole the show was none other than Dolph Ziggler. Ziggler talked about how awesome he was and how thankful he was for being that awesome, ending it with the fact that he has "remained humble." I think we all know how money this guy is.
- The Miz hosted a pie-eating contest between Santino Marella, Zack Ryder, and R-Truth. Santino ended up winning and Brodus Clay made an annoying, pointless cameo. The losers started a food fight with Santino and that was that. This got a bit of a smirk from me, but not much else. For the target audience, I am sure it was a real knee-slapper.
- Speaking of R-Truth, he was on commentary this week. While he's no Titus O'Neil, Truth certainly does not need to polish his skill with a wash rag. He proved to be capable behind the desk.
- Final bit worth noting is how WWE is blurring out logos on hats, t-shirts, etc. It is easy to understand why, but that doesn't make it any less lame.
In all, this show was worth the time spent on it. There were some parts where I just moved it along on my DVR, but not a bad showing here by any means.
This week's episode earns a "B."
Did you Cagesiders wake up to more leftovers and catch Saturday Morning Slam, too?