What up wrestling fans, I'm the WrestlingNerd bringing you another edition of mini-reviews. Today's mini-review is WWE Smackdown 8/2/13. Time is of essence, so let's dive right into the show.
We open up the show with Alberto Del Rio. I have a bet for you that I'm sure you will lose. Try to watch this scene and not crack a smile during Del Rio's promo. You just lost a bet, didn't you? I love the way he pronounces certain words. Maybe I'll challenge the beast, Brok Leznarrrrrrr!!! Del Rio chooses Ricardo Rodriguez as his opponent for SummerSlam. To be honest, I wouldn't mind seeing Ricardo as the WHC. Yeah, it would be a complete joke, but imagine all the comedy he could do with such a thing? You cannot deny it being funny. Since Vickie Guerrero wants something a little more serious, she puts together a #1 Contender match for late this evening. So, this is how it works in the WWE. To earn a shot at the second biggest championship in the WWE, you have to earn it, but for the most important championship on the show, they just hand you the match… Makes sense to me! The #1 Contender match will consist of RVD, Randy Orton, and One More Christian.
Zeb Colter was about to talk, but Cody Rhodes put a stop to that in order to get his match started with Jack Swagger. Awwww, but Zeb wanted to bitch some more! Cody steals the short contest. After the match, Cody cut a promo but ended up being attack by Damien Sandow. I'm guessing the process of replacing a MITB briefcase takes a while, but why do I get the feeling this situation would be handled different if Randy Orton has his case stolen? It pays to hold a red briefcase. Oh, a Big E vs Sin Cara match! I'm sure this will end well…
I think the only way Sin Cara will win another match is if he washes Vince McMahon's car. CM Punk went up against Flamboyant-O. This was a pretty good match and it ended with the Anaconda Vice. Fandango only gets work due to his entrance music since WWE doesn't know when a meme needs to die. There was a divas title match between AJ and Kaitlyn. This match was mostly put on for storyline rather than wrestling quality. Layla shielded AJ from Kaitlyn, thus allowing AJ to take advantage of the situation. Yeah, so Layla just turned heel… That just happened. It definitely seems like the WWE is doing a lot of stuff with the divas. You have AJ and her crazy-ass, Layla and Kaitlyn could be starting a program, the Bellas started something with Natalya on Raw this past week (Even if I don't understand it since I didn't watch Total Divas), and then you have the Total Divas show. It's interesting to see all the attention the ladies could be getting due to this reality show, thus allowing WWE to write them in on more material. I'm all for it since it the diva division has been underplayed for such a long time. Sure, it will never get the status of the WWE Championship, but you can still make something entertaining out of it.
It's time for the #1 Contender match to the WHC. Sure enough, this was the best match of the night. It was damn good if I say so myself. Christian wins this match by getting a backslide pinfall on Randy. Yeah, so Christian is gonna get his one more match. I know Christian was an option after Raw, but it's still a little surprising that Christian is getting this shot. I thought for sure they would go with RVD, but I'm guessing he's gonna have to wait for his shot. I guess it doesn't really matter since I still see Dolph Ziggler defeating Del Rio for the WHC once Dolph deals with AJ, but good for Christian to get an opportunity. After the match, Christian cuts an interview…
Interview: What do you think of this opportunity?
Christian: I'm kinda hurting right now, but *Del Rio attacks* AWWW, I'm REALLY hurting right now!!!
The show ends with Del Rio taking out the #1 Contender to the WHC.
This was an average showing for SD, but an average showing that had a couple of moments which stood out. The theme of the night was to introduce the WHC match for SS and I'm fine with the choice. I know there's always a chance Christian could win the WHC, but I think this is just to eat up some time until Dolph finishes things with AJ and Big E. Again, not a showing you must see, but a nice distraction if you're looking for some wrestling on a Friday night. That does it for the mini-review and I hope you enjoyed it. Tell me what you thought of the show and all that jazz. I will see you guys and girls in the next one.