Title This: WWE Smackdown Reaction 4-6

Josh Isenberg

In Ring Segment:

Daniel Bryan comes out to talk about his loss this past Sunday. AJ cuts him off quickly and says he is a great wrestler and a great person. She says to listen to the crowd, who is chanting "yes." The crowd supports Bryan, but Bryan says all they are doing is mocking him when they chant that. He says that it does not change the fact that Royal Rumble, Elimination Chamber, and his defenses mean nothing since she cost him the title. He erupts on her vocally, saying she ruined his WrestleMania and ruined what should have been the best day of his life. Bryan dumps AJ after a few minutes of screaming in her face. He turns his back on her as she leaves.

What I Liked:

Yes. Bryan did an absolutely incredible job selling how upset he was. He really stepped up a notch in my eyes after this segment. This shows he is versatile in many ways, especially if given enough time to speak. I really bought this segment from him and feel his separation from AJ is a good thing. He can continue to improve and do it by himself. I absolutely loved this segment and felt that Bryan carried the entire thing with the way he treated AJ. Very heel-like, even though the crowd still loves him.

What I Disliked:

AJ is not the best of actresses in the world, but I was okay with it because Bryan was so damn good here.

Grade: A

Big Show def. Heath Slater:

What I Liked:

Big Show continues his embarassment of Rhodes here, which is the bigger story over the actual match. Heath Slater does one thing great, and that is selling. His bumps, no matter who he faces, look great and without much effort it seems. You knew what kind of match you were getting with these guys, but I was okay with it. I felt like Show needs some of these matches until Rhodes gets back into the mix. Let him watch and try to cheap shot Show each week. I especially enjoyed how he tried to get a shot in but failed twice. A game of cat and mouse is always amusing if you have the right guys for it.

What I Disliked:

So far into the night and we have not had a really solid wrestling match which is surprising to me. We are missing feud building, but it looks to be recycling from the previous run at Mania. This is what we will most likely get on most fronts, which I disagree with. WrestleMania should be the finale of some feuds, and it should have been with Rhodes and Show. Either way, they both have time to work and build to Extreme Rules.

Grade: C

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