What up wrestling fans, I'm the WrestlingNerd bringing you another written review. Today, we take a look at WWE Smackdown 10/19/12. How are things in the blue brand this week? Let's find out and start the review.
We open up the show with Miz TV. If you missed Main Event this week, then you would've known that we have a new IC Champion. Wow, this makes the match they had on Raw even more pointless. Seriously, what were they thinking? I love how Kofi Kingston cut a promo as if he just won the IC title for the first time. Isn't this the fourth time he's won the IC title? Then again, I get what WWE is trying to do here. I personally feel this is Kofi's last chance to get over the mid-card hump and jump in the main event. After all, he's had plenty of opportunities. Only time will tell if Kofi can come out of this stronger than before. Oh, and the match is at least worth checking out. Still, I find it funny that the main event on Main Event is technically never the main event. I think I just blew my mind. Anyway, Miz invokes his rematch clause for Hell in the Cell. It seems appropriate, but Miz's career just continues to go downhill….Which doesn't really surprise me. Miz isn't bad, but there's just other people that stick out a lot more than him.
Anyway, Miz's guest turn out to be Team Hell No. Miz blames Daniel Bryan for the tag team's problems, while Kane thinks nobody cares about Miz. Did the creative staff's real feelings just make it on the air? As Bryan brags about being the world's toughest vegan, Big Show interrupts to speak up about his previous world title win. Show picks on Bryan, but Kane wants to fight tonight. Awww….How cute!!! When do Bryan and Kane officially go steady? Dolph Ziggler comes out and talks about being the future world champion. Booker T comes out to make a couple of matches. So there was a lot of activity going on in the opening. For the most part, I enjoyed it.
Match #1: Miz vs Randy Orton
This was Miz's punishment for calling out Booker's predictability. Well, it still shows Booker's predictability since Booker always seems to go back towards Randy as punishment. In a fair match to watch, Randy hits the RKO for the clean victory. Del Rio declines to get in the ring with Randy. I think he was gonna get that life insurance policy.
Winner via pinfall: Randy Orton
Match #2: Rhodes Scholars vs International Highflyers
Cody Rhodes ends this match with the Beautiful Disaster. We get no follow-up with the Mask Duo. I know Mysterio is sick, but you can at least have Sin Cara do something. I guess Sin Cara had something to take care of in Angel Grove.
Winner via pinfall: Rhodes Scholars
Earlier in the evening, Teddy Long and Sheamus came up with a match between Sheamus and Wade Barrett. Eve just happens to overhear this and runs over to Principal Booker to take credit for the match…
Because of this, Teddy is upset with Eve. In the meantime, Booker continues to be tricked easily. Well, it just so happens that the master manipulator left her Ipad behind. Teddy decides to look through it to find some information. Later on in the evening, Teddy would find Kaitlyn and they believe they have some evidence to dethrone Eve. As of right now, Kaitlyn has the information, but we won't know until next week what it is. And I bet you Eve's punishment will be she has to defend the title. Progress?
Match #3: Team Hell No vs Big Show and Dolph Ziggler
This was another decent match. Kane and Bryan work together and Bryan wins this match with the No Lock. Hey, at least Dolph won on Main Event….Just thought I would let you know. Bryan and Kane still argue, but manage to pull through when they are in a match…Just like a Hollywood marriage. After the match, Rhodes Scholars attacks Hell No. Yeah, I'm convinced Rhodes Scholars is gonna win the tag tournament. Then again, they were my pick from the very beginning.
Winner via pinfall: Team Hell No
Match #4: Antonio Cesaro vs Ted DiBiase
It looks like DiBiase has finally returned from injury. Woo hoo? Yeah, I don't care. DiBiase isn't bad, but he hasn't done a lot to impress me. Still, I think he was on to something with the DiBiase Posse. Antonio wins easily with the Neutralizer. Again, how about giving him a rival? Then again, the question becomes who's fit for the job? I think Kane fits the bill, but he's currently busy. I believe Christian is the plan….Whenever he returns from injury. Antonio/Christian isn't a bad idea. In fact, I kinda want to see it. At this point, I would take somebody like Alex Riley or Justin Gabriel. It wouldn't be much, but at least it's something to pass the time.
Winner via pinfall: Antonio Cesaro
Match #5: Brodus Clay vs Heath Slater
I like 3MB as a concept, but does anybody else think Jinder Mahal totally clashes with this group? I guess you can argue that Drew McIntyre clashes as well, but he at least looks and sounds the part. Jinder just looks…..weird. It's just weird. Well, I'll get used to it. Due to shenanigans, Slater is able to pick up a victory over Brodus. Don't worry, Brodus. You will always have Saturday Morning Slam to pick up victories. My bad!!!
Winner via pinfall: Heath Slater
Match #6: Natalya vs Layla
Layla wins…..Let's move on.
Winner via pinfall: Layla
Match #7: Sheamus vs Wade Barrett; Lumberjack match
So, the solution to get a winner between Sheamus and Wade is to make a lumberjack match? Oh, that's a good one. Reckon, it gives us a winner, but not without shenanigans. This match was decent, but the ones they've had on Raw were better. The finish comes when all the lumberjacks start attacking one another. Team Hell No even showed up and chased after Rhodes Scholars. Because of all the shenanigans, Wade got distracted long enough for Sheamus to hit the Brogue Kick. This was the best thing they could've done, booking-wise. It doesn't make Wade look weak, while keeping Sheamus' dominance. After the match, Dolph hit the Zig Zag on Sheamus and is about to cash in the MITB. It appears we are gonna have a new World Ch-KO PUNCH!!! Show knocked out Dolph because….Well, why did he do that? I understand Show wants to embarrass Sheamus and prove he's better, but his goal is to win the world championship. In the greater scheme of things, Dolph would've been a softer opponent. Oh, there's that wrestling logic again. The ending was about what I expected. They really have been hinting a lot of Dolph's possible cash-in. Remember when the MITB cash-in was a surprise? Seriously, they toss around so many clues that I just loss interest with it. Then again, I think all these clues is WWE's way of trolling you since the cash-in won't happen. Subtly? What's that?
Winner via pinfall: Sheamus
Tonight's SD wasn't too bad. In fact, I found this show a lot more enjoyable than Raw this past week. I said that Raw had no flow/direction to it whatsoever, but SD at least tried to do something this week. Then again, I can see some people not liking this episode since it really didn't introduce anything new. You can regard this as filler, but this is filler that's done right. Other than that, there isn't much to say. That's gonna do it for the review and I hope you enjoyed it. Tell me what you thought of this article or the show. I will see you guys and girls in the next one. See you next time.