Title This: WWE Smackdown Reaction 5-11

Josh Isenberg

Randy OrtonAntonio Cesaro def. Alex Riley:

What I Liked:

Cesaro's offense is very unique and effective. He uses his head and legs more than his arms. That is very good to be unique. You can tell his style of attacking is different, which will give him long term success in the company. He has a solid mix of technicality and athleticism that was shown tonight. We also got to see a little defensive from Cesaro, including a reversal using Riley's ear. That was different.

What I Disliked:

Cesaro's song is absolutely terrible, as well as all of his nickname's that Teddy had to say. I am getting sick of Long's character already. It does not do much because Long will not really have a payoff or shining moment. It is played. Also, how terrible is it to be Alex Riley? What did he do wrong?

Grade: C-

Randy Orton def. Alberto Del Rio by Disqualification:

What I Liked:

A very entertaining match between Orton and Del Rio. I love the mentality capacity of Del Rio, as he calculates his offense in one specific body part.  Orton hit a great hanging DDT from the middle rope, a nice and different way of positioning his opponent. Ricardo Rodriguez interferes and gets an RKO from the top rope. That looked good, but the post match was more meaningful. Del Rio attacks the hurt arm of Orton more, and I felt Del Rio needed to stand taller tonight to give him more steam and importance than Orton.

What I Disliked:

Not much to dislike here, with a solid match given just enough time. I really think Del Rio and Orton could put a great program on together in the future. It just needs time.

Grade: B+

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