Title This: WWE Smackdown Reaction 5-4-12

Josh Isenberg

Jack SwaggerBrodus Clay def. Jack Swagger by DQ:

What I Liked:

Once again, an open ended finish for Clay. He does not get a clean and meaningful victory. The pairing is unique, and I like it with Swagger. It is more realistic that Swagger could compete with Clay other than the usual jobber.In that case, well done.

What I Disliked:

When will creative decide on how to book Clay for the long term and not week to week? I am getting so frustrated with how they are continuing to waste time with him. Either use him relevantly or get him off of WWE TV. I also feel bad for Ziggler and Swagger falling from importance and now dealing with this feud. That is so unfair to two talented stars of this company. Give Brodus someone else until you do something legit with him.

Grade: D

Bryan and Del Rio argue when Eve interrupts. Bryan demands a rematch tonight with Sheamus, but Eve says she will make a decision on her own.

Ryback def. Derrick Bateman:

What I Liked:

This match was supposed to be Damien Sandow's debut, but he comes out to classical music and says that Bateman is no better than anyone else there (the crowd.) He says that he will not compete tonight and leaves. Bateman says he earned a match, and out comes Ryback. We get the usual squash, but at least Bateman weighed in more than 150 pounds. I loved how Sandow teased the match and left, this is much different than other debuts. They are taking a chance and so far it is intriguing to say the least.

What I Disliked:

Sandow still does not compete, so when will people get bored of this? I think there is a solid possibility if he keeps doing this for a few weeks. I am interested to see, but I can easily see Sandow becoming irrelavant if he does not compete. Even people hated when Jericho came back and would not wrestle. Also, when will Ryback get into something important? Is it time yet?

Grade: B-

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