What up wrestling fans, I'm the WrestlingNerd bringing you another edition of mini-reviews. Today we take a look at WWE Smackdown 8/30/13. Let's not waste any more time and begin.
We open up the show with Miz Seacrest. Big Show talks about having to stand there and witness Daniel Bryan being attacked while NOT being able to help out. He said it was the toughest thing he had to do, but it seems like he's more concerned in impersonating Christian Bale's Batman. This wrestler is… READY for other people to believe in goooood! Dolph Ziggler was also choked up about speaking his mind, which prompts Triple H to arrive to the party. Yay, it's party time, but only for one person. Trips makes a couple of matches and benches Show. I love how the commentators try to explain the stipulations to the ironclad contract. So, it's a semi-ironclad contract? Or maybe it's an ironclad contract that isn't ironclad? I know it's wrestling logic and the entire stipulation doesn't make any sense, but I've just learned to move on from it and poke fun of it at my leisure.
One of the matches Trips made was Randy Orton vs Miz since he wanted to give Miz an opportunity… an opportunity of death! Shield shows up in the middle of the match to 'observe' the action, while Show continues to watch and can't do a thing about it. In a very competitive match, Randy wins with the RKO. After the match, the Shield and Orton continue the beatdown until Daniel Bryan comes out to chase them away with a chair. Yeah, one guy with a chair scares off four guys…Only in the wrestling world. The next match of the evening was RVD vs Damien Sandow. RVD wins the match and Damien wonders if holding onto the briefcase is a curse. Ever notice how the person holding the blue MITB briefcase loses a lot of matches? It just seems to be a continuous trend in the WWE.
Just like a week ago on Raw, Dolph tries his best to fight against Shield, but the numbers were just too much to overcome. After the match, Dolph is treated to a triple powerbomb, so you know what that means…
Poor soul…He never stood a chance. Anyway, the next segment is Paul Heyman and Curtis Axel. Curtis starts to talk, but Pauly quickly takes over since it's time for daddy to take over the big boy stuff. Again, Curtis can definitely wrestle, but can't talk for s***. Paul takes over and basically says they will massacre CM Punk. It's pretty much a follow-up to their actions on Raw this past week. It's a good promo and it could be something worth checking out, but I'll admit you aren't missing much if you skipped out on the segment. And since you haven't seen it enough, let's see the Wyatt family destroy Tons of Saturated Fat in a matter of minutes. You know, you have other options/candidates to throw out there for these matches? It doesn't always have to be Tons of Funk. Follow the repetition!
Since Bryan acted as a bully, his punishment is to bully the bully. Wait, wasn't that the name of a level in Super Mario 64? Anyway, it's Daniel Bryan vs Ryback. In a fair match, Bryan is about to win with the Yes Lock until Orton runs interference. After the match, Orton and the three stooges continue their attack on DB. Show starts to get tired of it and stands up for Bryan, but the eeeeeeeevil Triple H arrives to put Show back in his place. One thing I haven't mentioned is Show's emotional changes during the night. I would say the guy was pretty spot on with his emotions. The man was torn and emotional during all of this and I think his acting reflected that. Show is actually a pretty decent actor on WWE programming. It was a good job. Show wants to fight back, but Trips' voice is too much to handle. The episode ends with corporation standing tall.
One thing I liked about this episode is how they stretched out the major storyline. The focus wasn't just Bryan, but how some of the other talents feel about Trips overstepping his boundaries and how they aren't allowed to help out the lone rebel without repercussions. Like I've said for a few weeks, this storyline is big enough to get other people involved and this could lead to a war between good and evil. While that's nothing new since the idea has been done before, I'm enjoying this version of it and it probably has to do with the cast. Ideas in the wrestling world are gonna get reused a lot, but it's the people involved/characters that can add something different to it and I think people like Daniel Bryan and Shield are making this seem like something intriguing. This episode is worth missing out on, but there could be something worth checking out if you're curious enough. That does it for the mini-review and I hope you enjoyed it. Tell me what you thought about tonight's show or review. I will see you guys and girls in the next one.