WWE SmackDown appeared for its usual Friday night showing last night (Nov. 30) to deliver a show with some star power. Sheamus and Dolph Ziggler squared off in the main event, while John Cena had a match to open the show.
Additionally, there was a bevvy of midcard action featuring the likes of Tyson Kidd, David Otunga, and Damien Sandow.
We'll dive straight into some reactions!
- The main event of the show featured Sheamus and Dolph Ziggler. The story arc here was John Cena being in attendance at this week's episode and Ziggler having attacked him earlier in the night. Thus, Cena was ready to scout and get a bit of revenge. The match here was pretty ho-hum with a rather bland performance from both men. Nothing technically wrong, but a very vanilla match. The action picked up when Sheamus locked in the Texas Cloverleaf (WWE should probably take the "Texas" out of that submission title) on Ziggler and Big Show hit the ring. Sheamus won by DQ and fought with Big Show, eventually being overwhelmed when Ziggler jumped in. John Cena came down to the ring to stifle Show a bit and then hit the AA on Ziggler. After that, Sheamus and Cena used their combined superpowers to send Big Show out of the ring. I suppose we'll see some more of this on Raw Monday. All men involved are capable workers, so hopefully something fun comes out of it.
- Additionally, Ziggler cut an amazing promo prior to the match. The guy is hitting his stride even harder.
- John Cena kicked off the show with his usual musings until Alberto Del Rio came to interrupt him, telling Cena he was in his territory. Cena sucker punched him, stating that he had a match with him right then. The match was actually fantastic and Cena won with a top-rope leg drop. If you get the chance, watch this match. It shows some of the best these two are capable of.
- Team Hell No and Kofi Kingston wrestled The Prime Time Players and Wade Barrett in a six-man tag. The match turned out to be pretty solid, with each man getting their time inside the ring. In the end, Daniel Bryan tapped out Darren Young with the "NO!" Lock to take home the win. Not a match with a lot of big implications, but fun to watch nonetheless.
- Damien Sandow has begun the best series of segments in the WWE today. He takes a fan out of the audience and offers them a chance at being his apprentice. If they get three questions right, they win the opportunity. Sandow's questions this week were: "How many wheels on a tricycle?" "How many years does the United States hold a presidential election?" And finally, "What is the orbital velocity of Jupiter's moon, Europa?" The fan tripped up on the third, only to have Sandow promptly tell him that he is an ignoramus and it was 13.74 km/s. He promptly told the fan he embarrassed his family and that he should leave the United States. Money, folks. Pure money. Also, Sandow had a fun match with Tyson Kidd that he won with Terminus.
- The 3MB defeated The Usos. Love the 3MB, but not much to really speak of here.
- Great Khali defeated David Otunga. Him and Hornswaggle danced. Khali is the worst.
Pretty exciting edition of SmackDown this week that was certainly worth its while.
Therefore, I will give the show a "B+" this week.
How did you Cagesiders grade this week's show?