Title This: WWE Smackdown Reaction 12-16-2011

Josh Isenberg

The Uso's vs. Primo and Epico:

What I Liked:

This was actually a solid tag team match. Two legit tag teams, with Primo showing he is still valuable in some aspects. Primo is the best worker in the ring from an offensive standpoint. The Uso's are still very solid together, as Jay seems to be the work horse. The pace was solid, spotlighted both teams to a great extent. Jay Uso's superkick was spot on. I also liked the classic manager distraction from Mendes was a good way to not bury The Uso's. Also, the backstabber from the middle rope was very nice.

What I Disliked:

This is the beginning of a new and solid tag team. I wish The Uso's would get a chance at the tag titles, but Primo and Epico are more complete in the ring. The crowd was not into the match, so maybe a promo in the beginning would have helped it. Either way, the action was solid and could be a sign of the Tag Team Division getting a sort of revival.

Grade: B

Big Show vs. Jack Swagger:

What I Liked:

Swagger utilized his amateur style wrestling quickly to start the match. Show looks in great shape, not really slowing down the match that much. I loved how Mark Henry was sitting right there. It creates suspense on Smackdown of a potential attack. Swagger, shockingly, got enough offense so he did not look extremely weak. Show had to overcome some solid offense, and Henry using the chair on Swagger and the camera man reminds us that it is a chairs match.

What I Disliked:

I do not understand the camera man getting a chair shot to be honest. This will never be a five star match, as it lacked athleticism. I wish Show took more control offensively throughout, as it seemed like he relied more on the talents of Swagger to further build the climax.

Zack Ryder and Randy Orton talk backstage. Ryder wants Orton to say woo woo woo, you know it. He tries to get Orton to lighten up, which he does briefly.

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