Now can you dig THAT, Sucka!
Sheamus! Del Rio! Stolen Cars! Be a Star! World Heavyweight Championship!
At some point, there is only so much that can be said about Sheamus and Alberto Del Rio's feud. Sheamus is a cartoony baby face that allows the kiddies to succeed against bullies vicariously through him. Del Rio is a smarmy heel who thinks money and charm can get him anything he wants. They have pretty good chemistry together, above average matches (for the most part), and I've personally enjoyed how the storyline has played out.
But this has been going on for about three months now. At some point, there aren't any words left to write.
So I'll let my friend, who has recently started watching wrestling to impress a boy she likes, take over this segment. We'll call it Quotes from a Mark:
I think [Sheamus vs. Del Rio is] a great gimmick because Bertie has such a short fuse but is also kind of a ridiculous character. It's so easy for Sheamus to just set him off and play their conflicting personalities against each other. Sheamus is also just a generally loveable badass and Bertie is an asshole badass. Good gimmick all around.
Sheamus stealing the car was awesome!
My friend everybody! She may be intelligent, but she's not very smart.
With Booker T playing the face General Manager, it will be interesting if Sheamus will face any repercussions for stealing Del Rio's car last Monday. I'm not sure how many allies the "Mexican Aristocrat" has within the locker room (besides the glorious Ricardo Rodriguez, of course). Nevertheless, expect a showdown between these two on the second to last Smackdown before SummerSlam.
The rest of the show after the jump.
Jericho! Ziggler! Vickie! Highlight Reel! Jericholics! Showoffs! Mr. Money in the Bank!
Chris Jericho will have Dolph Ziggler has his guest on the Highlight Reel tonight, and if the past is any indication a brawl will most likely ensue. Jericho showed just how great he really is on Monday calling the Ziggler and Alex Riley match. He built up both guys as legitimate talents while simultaneously creating a distraction causing Riley to get the cheap win.
It's the little things like that which make him such a great talent, and what makes it such a damn shame that he'll be leaving soon. Jericho's put over CM Punk on consecutive Pay-Per-Views (PPV's), had some amazing matches on Raw and SmackDown, and, while his return as been a little disappointing, he has been damn entertaining on every segment he's been in.
Look forward to another great interaction between Jericho and Ziggler, with "Mr. Money in the Bank" getting some revenge for Y2J's recent shenanigans.
Booker! Teddy! Eve! Control of SmackDown!
I'm usually of the mindset that if you have to have an authority figure storyline, they should be a heel. Especially if the reigning champion is a fan favorite. However, there is something to be said with just how over Booker T and Teddy Long are with the audience. Yes, they are very over the top in their delivery. And yeah, sometimes there is the fear that the WWE wants us to laugh at them then with them. SmackDown tends to be the lighter of the two shows, though, and if Sheamus is allowed to be a walking cartoon character than why the hell not make the GM of a similar vein?
Booker T shooting down Eve Torres is a great and fitting end to her storyline. She's a power hungry and scheming woman who is finally getting her comeuppance. Eve has finally overplayed her hand and is now left on the outside looking in. It's a bit subtler than what happened to John Laurinaitis (who is still eating finishers in dark matches).
Which I think is a good thing.
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