Title This: WWE Smackdown Reaction 5-25

Josh Isenberg

Darren Young and Titus O'Neil def The Uso's

What I Liked:

Well, it looks like they are going to take their time and invest in these young guys. They are working as a tag team and doing it well so far. The suplex that O'Neil does with Young is something that has been done before, but never gets old. The match started with them on the defensive, which is a different switch. I want them to face really good competition now because it is time to progress and not be stuck in the same spot.

What I Disliked:

They still are young, but the best way to get them over is NOT by beating The Uso's. Jimmy and Jey are good talent, but have not gotten over with the crowd. By beating them, it does not do anything to make the others legit. The crowd will not care if they beat guys who they do not give 2 cents about. This is a glaring problem that needs to be fixed. Other than that, the match was average with a few nice moves from both teams.

Grade: B

Ryback def. Brian Edwards and Kevin Bendl

What I Liked:

Another week and another squash. This time, I was impressed how he finished off both guys. He is really good, and finally can step away from the Indy wrestlers. This has to be the final time we see him beat skinny and unproven guys.

What I Disliked:

I am patient, but it needs to stop. Ryback needs real competition to be taken seriously now. We get it, we understand. This is not Goldberg, even though they have some similarities. This is a guy who needs to be booked differently now. They have nothing to gain creatively for him to be stuck in this same spot for 2 months.

Grade: C

Santino Marella def. Ricardo Rodriguez

What I Liked:

Nothing really. I laugh at Santino, but he makes the US Title a joke.

What I Disliked:

A wasted segment. What the hell is the point? This is a complete waste of time and really makes no sense to have either guy on Smackdown. Ricardo should stick with what he does best, and that is introduce Del Rio. Come on, who really thought this came off well?

Grade: F

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