WWE SmackDown came back into our lives last night (Oct. 6) on SyFy. The main event featured a doozy of a match between WWE Champion CM Punk and Money in the Bank briefcase holder Dolph Ziggler. Big Show and World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus confronted each other and had matches during the night as well.
Oh, and the odd-couple known as Team Hell No found their way onto the show, too!
Let's get to business!
- The main event of the night featured CM Punk and Dolph Ziggler, continuing from Ziggler walking out on Punk in their tag match against Team Hell No on Monday night. As expected, it was a great match between two of the best workers in the WWE (and maybe wrestling in general) today. If this becomes something down the line, I'd be willing to spend my Sunday nights watching Ziggler and Punk go blow-for-blow. But for now, taking the main slot of one of the best wrestling shows on television will do.
- Sheamus and Big Show had a confrontation to start the show. It was pretty lackluster, with the typical Sheamus shenanigans that stopped being funny in 5th grade. What was interesting was Sheamus' match with The Miz, where Show saw fit to KO Miz to give him a DQ victory. Turnabout is fair play, however, and Sheamus Brogue Kicked Tensai in his match with Big Show. It was an okay bit, considering it could have been much worse.
- The Prime Time Players advanced in the tag tourney over Kofi Kingston and R-Truth. PTP take a lot of guff for not being fun in ring, but this was a good match and it was a change of scenery to see them go over a stale commodity in Kofi and Truth. This tourney is designed for Rhodes Scholars to make their impact, but it seems they are doing this whole thing right.
- Ryback beat Primo. Ryback will not be hungry until Monday. WWE putting an end to starvation here, folks.
- Layla and Alicia Fox had a pretty good match. Supposedly Fox has some really good work on NXT, so maybe she is a diamond in the rough for the Divas. It means nothing really, but it wasn't an eyesore like most Diva work.
- Wade Barrett squashed a local wrestler. I love seeing local talents on TV shows since they look like created wrestlers in video games, what with their generic tights and looks. That's all I have there.
- Team Hell No beat Alberto Del Rio and David Otunga in a tag match. ADR is putting over the fact he beat down Orton and that will be fun once Orton is done filming his new flick. Kane and Daniel Bryan can do no wrong, but this is hopefully all leading to them and Rhodes Scholars squaring off.
As usual, SmackDown was a good night of wrestling that is nestled away on a night when everyone is relaxing or going out on the town. It is shame that the best product is a bit of a secret.
This week's show earns a "B." Hard to grade SmackDown any lower than a "C," as they always bring something to the table.
What did you Cagesiders enjoy from this offering of SmackDown?