Here's the full video of the latest episode of WWE Friday Night Smackdown from last night (March 23, 2012), which featured a main event of CM Punk and Sheamus vs. Daniel Bryan and The Miz.
The show opens with another awesome bit between Bryan and his love interest, AJ. The subtle nuances in their on-screen partnership have made exchanges between the two must watch television. Here, Bryan has AJ put him over big by talking about how great he is as a champion and as a lover. He holds the mic for her and like a true sociopath control freak, nods along with an almost psychotic smile as she talks about how great he is.
At one point she calls him "Danny," and he drops the mic down and chastises her because "you don't call me that in public. It's Daniel."
AJ has been phenomenal as the cute little lady under the heavyweight champion's control. There's still little doubt in my mind that Sheamus is winning the title at WrestleMania 28 on April 1 but I sincerely hope they get as much mileage out of this Bryan-AJ pairing as possible.
AJ went on to win her match over Brie Bella, by the way, as they continued teasing dissent between the two.
Oh and your weekly dose of Brodus Clay as the Funkasaurus from Planet Funk who is funky comes at the 52:00 mark. And this time he's wearing green and once again he's up against Heath Slater. Only this is no squash. It's short but it's an actual match with, dare I say it, back and forth action.
Clay wins, of course, but he's far angrier than times past. Perhaps a few of you Cagesiders were right and he'll slowly but surely revert back to the monster he was originally supposed to come back as. Let's just hope that doesn't mean the Funkasaurus is going away any time soon.
All told, this was a fairly uneventful episode of Smackdown, despite the fact that it came just nine days before the biggest show of the year.