Title This: WWE Smackdown Reaction 5-11

Josh Isenberg

WWE SmackdownChris Jericho and Alberto Del Rio vs. Randy Orton and Sheamus ends in a Double Disqualification:

What I Liked:

Nice action to start off Smackdown. I liked how Sheamus and Orton gave each other hard tags, nmaking sure we know they are not on the same page. Del Rio entered the ring and quickly focused on the arm of Orton. Del Rio does such a great job attacking on one body part, picking away at his opponents. The ending was fitting, giving us the view of what to expect at Over The Limit. This does so much more for the main event than a typical finish with a clean pin fall for the faces. It continues to build emotions with all four and reminds us there are no friends when chasing the title.

What I Disliked:

They announced on Twitter the two main events for tonight. I would much rather have Laurinaitis come out and throw down his power. It gives more value and personality to the night's main event matches. Also, this was great to start, but I wanted a little more from all of the guys, including a confrontation with Sheamus and Orton.

Grade: B+

AJ def. Kaitlyn:

What I Liked:

A quick match with not much to talk about besides AJ continuing to show her crazy size. She is reminding me of Mickie James and how she became popular when going crazy on Trish Stratus heading into WrestleMania 22.

What I Disliked:

Letting Daniel Bryan continue to be involved works for the progression of AJ, but I am not sure how this angle continues. I want Bryan to focus more on in ring action and his match with Punk over a Divas feud. He needs to be around, but not as much as tonight where he takes over the segment. I just am not sure what his point of saying he is moving on to Kaitlyn. All it may do is have AJ cost him the title, so where is the payoff?

Grade: C+

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