What up wrestling fans, I'm the WrestlingNerd bringing you another written review. Today, we take a look at WWE Smackdown 6/15/12. With No Way Out set for this week, how can the blue brand add intrigue to the PPV? Let's find out and start the review.
We open up the show with crrrrrrrraaaaaaaaazy AJ. She is about to give her reasons for kissing Kane, but Vickie Guerrero interrupts. In my theory, I would say the reason AJ kissed Kane is because she has a fire fetish, but what the hell would I know? Vickie introduces Dolph Ziggler and both claim that nobody cares about what AJ is doing. While Dolph is confident in winning the match, he says like 500 words in a matter of three-seconds. What the hell happened to him? Regardless, you got to give him some credit for at least memorizing it…..or was it not? Anyway, AJ thinks Dolph is delusional and Vickie is a grandmother……BITCH SLAP!!! As AJ is recovering from the slap, CM Punk interrupts. Punk says that Dolph will choke in trying to win the big one. I guess Lebron James can relate. Ohhhhhhhhhhh. I'm sorry, but I couldn't resist. Daniel Bryan interrupts and does what you would think….
Sheamus interrupts and…..what's with all these interruptions? We started off on why AJ kissed the Big Red Love Machine, and then we went off on 50 different tangents. What a strange world. Sheamus says the typical stuff……fella…..arse……….and there's something in there about fighting. Yeah, that pretty much sums up 90% of Sheamus' promos. I miss the stories Sheamus tells. I want story time, dammit. They are ready to start the match, but not before AJ is kicking her legs in the air as she attempts to smack Vickie. This was a long opening, at least for SD standards. We technically aren't done with the opening since the match begins next. In my opinion, Dolph's promo was probably the best promo amongst the group. Now, if only we can get a translator for him? Seriously, slow down.
Match #1: CM Punk and Sheamus vs Daniel Bryan and Dolph Ziggler
I've noticed this on Raw, but I didn't take much from it until now. I notice how WWE brings up how Dolph became world champion, but under controversy. I also liked how they brought up Dolph's past failures in trying to get the big prize. Even though most people have Sheamus winning the match this Sunday, I think it's very possible for WWE to actually give it to Dolph this time around. I think it would be a nice change of pace if they decided to go down this direction. As for the match, it wasn't too bad. It was probably the best match of the night. It makes you wonder why this wasn't the main event. Well, you will understand as we continue with the show. The finish comes when AJ tosses Vickie in the ring. Sheamus starts to have that, "I'm gonna rape you" look on his face, which allows Dolph to get a rollup victory on Sheamus. After the match, Sheamus chases after Dolph. In the ring, AJ and Vickie are pretending to fight. Vickie ends up pushing AJ towards the ring and she's down. Once Vickie leaves, Kane arrives. No……No…..NOOO!!! Kane picks up AJ and is going to walk to the back, but Punk comes in to make the save. Umm, what was Kane gonna do to her? I think we all know what Kane was gonna do to AJ……this is why they call him the Big Red Machine. Kane, Punk, and Bryan are all in the ring fighting. Kane takes out Bryan and Punk with the Chokeslam. The segment ends with Kane staring at AJ, while AJ drops to her knees. Uhhhhhhhhh…..What is going on here? What's going through AJ's head at this moment? It's because of AJ that adds intrigue to the WWE Championship match. They can go down multiple paths involving the three competitors this Sunday. I think it will be interesting to see where this is all going. Not too bad for crrrrrrraaaaaaazy AJ. Even though she's crazy, she's still adorable.
Winner via crazy AJ: Dolph Ziggler and Daniel Bryan
Match #2: Brodus Clay vs Heath Slater
Oh, come on. Slater couldn't even beat a fat guy in the 90s. What makes you think he has a chance against a fat guy from this generation? Brodus hits the Funk It for the victory. After the match, David Otunga got in the ring and attacked Brodus. He mostly targets Brodus' knee. After the attack, the medics check up on Brodus. I guess the story here is…….Brodus didn't file his taxes, so the lawyer decided to take revenge on the big guy. Best storyline ever. Yes, I know the two have a match at No Way Out……just calm down.
Winner via pinfall: Brodus Clay
Match #3: Beth Phoenix vs Alicia Fox
It's kinda funny how they are NOW talking about the Divas Championship, considering that it has been transparent for the last three weeks. Then again, AJ was the replacement during that time, so all is forgiven. Beth wins with the Glam Slam. Layla was on commentary for this match. I really don't know what else to say here……BLEPOBABABABALAOLAOALAOALOALAOA
Winner via pinfall: Beth Phoenix
John Laurinaitis comes out and talks about what happened to Vince McMahon on Raw this past week. Johnny is confident in his job status since he knows Big Show can get the job done. Isn't this the same guy who lost to a 130 pound boxer? Yeah, I don't know his actual weight. So sue me. Anyway, Show arrives and goes on a speech how WCW would never allow him to be the giant that we could be because of guys like Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair. Well, sorry to hear the bad news, brother!!! Show also says that Vince wanted him to be an entertainer and never a giant. It was pretty much the same promo from Raw this past week, but it did go into a little more detail. I think Show delivered a fine promo. Show did seem to increase his vocabulary tonight. Did he talk to Damien Sandow before cutting this promo? Michael Cole interrupts and says John Cena is on his way to the building. Yeah, I'm sure that's a prank. Cena doesn't even know what a Smackdown is…….Let's move on.
Match #4: Christian vs Jack Swagger
In a short match, Christian won with the Frog Splash. Why was there no interaction between Christian and Cody Rhodes this week? I can't help but think that this was a missed opportunity…
Winner via pinfall: Christian
Match #5: Ryback vs jobbers from the underground
The jobbers are called Ari Cohen and Mike Testa. Nope…..Chuck Testa. Anyway, Ryback kills the jobbers with a double Muscle Buster. I loved Booker T's line after Ryback killed them. Somebody call child protective service. Good job, Booker. Feed me more…..cornbread!!! What? He thought he was Skip Sheffield again…….don't judge me!!!
Winner via squash: Ryback
Match #6: Damien Sandow vs Tyson Kidd
I love Tyson's reaction to being called an ignoramus. Just keep smiling away you poor bastard. Damien destroys Tyson with the Straight Jacket Neckbreaker. That was an intellectual beat down. What, you didn't know?
Winner via pinfall: Damien Sandow
Cena actually shows up? Cena's on SD? What's this green ranger doing on my SD? Cena is in the ring and calls out Show. Johnny comes out and says because he wants to protect Cena, he sent Show home. Cena thinks about attacking Johnny, but Johnny says nobody is allowed to touch him. Well, Johnny forgot that he said the Show/Cena match will go on as scheduled, so Cena can technically attack Johnny. Wait, are you sure about that? That would be the WRESTLING LOGIC kicking in. Johnny says that if Cena attacks him and Show wins on Sunday, he will fire Cena. Cena says regardless of what happens, somebody is getting fired. He decks Johnny across the face. Look at the way Johnny falls. I don't know why, but it looked funny. Johnny's gonna fire Cena? Please. The last time somebody tried to fire Cena, Vince ended up crying in the middle of that ring. Joking aside, it adds a little more intrigue to the Cena/Show match at the PPV. Still, Cena got to close out both Raw and Smackdown this week? WWE and WHC? What's that?
Compared to the last couple weeks for SD, this was a step backwards. With that said, I still enjoyed a good portion of the show. I liked the first half of this show. It focused on both world title matches and I think it added a decent amount of intrigue for those matches. That's good, considering that Dolph was literally a last-minute replacement for Alberto Del Rio. The show started to lose its flavor when the Show/Cena thing started. I didn't feel it was necessary to talk about them tonight. Look back on Raw this past week. You had all of them and Vince in the middle of the ring and it ended with Vince getting Falcon Punched in the face. I think they should've capped it at that, but they roll with this tonight and it just feels forced. To be fair, they did add a new stipulation to this match, but they didn't need to eat up this much time. The other problem I saw was no new matches announced. They barely mentioned the Divas Championship match for the PPV, and I'm looking on the WWE.com website in order to find out about a Tuxedo Match between Santino and Ricardo Rodriguez. It would've been nice to hear that announcement on SD, but there was nothing. The PPV has potential to be good, but this isn't one of the best cards going into the PPV. Still, I think what can help this PPV is the unpredictable factor. I can see a swerve or two for this PPV…..At least, that's what I'm hoping for. Anyway, here's some thoughts on the matches for No Way Out? Why? I don't know….I was hoping you would-
Brodus vs Otunga: Lawyers can't beat dinosaurs. I got Brodus winning.
Layla vs Beth; Divas Championship: Layla wins and I got nothing.
Santino vs Ricardo; Tuxedo match: You have to go to the company website in order to find out about this one. I expect lots of comedy and for Santino to win. I just want to see what shenanigans Ricardo call pull this time around. Maybe he reveals his Hannah Montana poster?
Christian vs Cody Rhodes; IC Title: Christian retains while Cody wonders where he left his breakfast.
Sheamus vs Dolph Ziggler; WHC: I know most people are thinking Sheamus is gonna win, but I look at how WWE has built Ziggler this week and I think they might do a title switch and keep this going. At the same time, Money in the Bank is the next PPV and I can see Dolph being a strong contender for the briefcase. I'm considering being gutsy and picking Dolph to steal the title, but I think they will go with Sheamus and eventually do that Sheamus/Del Rio feud. Gooooooooooood. For now, I got Sheamus, but I can easily change my mind on this one.
CM Punk vs Daniel Bryan vs Kane; WWE Championship: If a title change or a swerve involving AJ doesn't happen here, I think it will be considered a misfire. As this storyline continues to unfold, I see a couple of options. Either AJ helps Punk and everything can get strange. AJ helps Kane win, which will be even stranger. Or, she will help Bryan win and reveal that they got back together and played both Punk and Kane in order for the WWE Championship to go to Mr. Yes. Hmmm……this is a tough one, but I'm gonna say the last option will happen. Bryan steals the WWE Championship with the help of AJ. YES YES YES or NO NO NO?
John Cena vs Big Show; Steel Cage Match: With the added stipulations, it makes this a little harder to predict. For some reason, I keep thinking that Cena will get "fired" so he can get some rest and deal with some personal issues. WRESTLING LOGIC can figure out how to re-hire Cena, so I think they will end up going down that direction. Plus, they probably want Johnny to be calling the shots for a bit longer. Why? Because robots are taking over the world. James Cameron wasn't f***ing around.
That's gonna do it for the quick thoughts/predictions of No Way Out. As always, I don't give a s*** if I get my picks right or wrong. That's also gonna do it for the review and I hope you enjoyed it. As always, tell me what you thought of my review or tonight's show. Also, tell me what YOU think will happen at the PPV. I will see you guys and girls on the next WrestlingNerd show. See you next time.