Here's the video of this past Friday night's (March 16, 2012) episode of WWE Smackdown, which featured Chris Jericho coming over from Raw to take on Sheamus in the main event.
Some thoughts from the show:
- With Christian joining Team John Laurinaitis and Kofi Kingston joining Team Teddy Long, it's becoming increasingly clear that the heels are so much better than the babyfaces, it's almost embarrassing. The mid-card is populated with plenty of talent but when Santino Marella is the best babyface on the roster, there's an issue.
- AJ is so tiny I fear for her health and well being during basic wrestling moves but she sure is a peach.
- Daniel Bryan is one of the best things going today, on any level in any promotion. Having him coach AJ on the outside during her match against one of the Bella twins was great. Having him run into the ring and climb the ropes to celebrate after she got the roll up without even acknowledging she was there was a stroke of genius. Bryan could be the best in the world, sorry CM Punk and Chris Jericho.
- I don't like Great Khali on television in any capacity but having Cody Rhodes score a clean pinfall victory over him was simple booking that we all too often don't see enough of from WWE.
- The writing in the storyline feud between Kane and Randy Orton is so pathetically silly, I can't even begin to wrap my head around it. I have never wanted a character out of pro wrestling more than I want Kane to just go away. They don't know how to book him or write believable storylines for him so just get him out.
- Mark Henry is back to 100-percent by all accounts and it's nice to see him dominating again, even if it was just by smashing Yoshi Tatsu.
- The booking in the main event between Sheamus and Jericho was also proper, considering the fact that neither guy should be losing clean right now. The fact that they worked a solid match with each other just shows a little bit of what we'll have to look forward to at WrestleMania 28 when they go up against Punk and Bryan, respectively.
Overall, another solid effort but nothing to make WrestleMania 28 feel any bigger than it is already.