Title This: WWE Smackdown Reaction 5-25

Josh Isenberg

WWE SmackdownOpening Segment:

Eve comes out and says that she is in charge tonight. She wants Sheamus to apologize and also will name a new number one contender for No Way Out. Alberto Del Rio comes out and says he will make Johnny proud and win the world championship. Randy Orton comes out and says the fans should make the decision. The crowd cheers him and Kane comes out and says Smackdown tonight is episode #666, so that should tell her he should get the shot. She books all three in a match later tonight, with the winner getting to face Sheamus.

What I Liked:

I enjoyed the power Eve possessed. I feel like this is a great character for her to use, one who is not a GM but steps in when need be. You do not want to over expose Laurinaitis on both shows every single week, so this is smart for him to get a little break. All three men do a good job stating their cases without wasting too much TV time. I felt like it gave it more meaning that Kane came out as well, especially since he has been not utilized as much recently. Good microphone work between everyone in the ring to kick off the show.

What I Disliked:

Does anyone think Kane will win? It is a nice thought, but not believable. He has not really done much as of late besides be involved with Bryan and Punk's feud. He lost to Orton at Extreme Rules, and have not won a big match since. His case is the weakest of all.

Grade: B+

Christian def. Hunico

What I Liked:

Solid action in the ring between both guys, especially Christian who is adding little pieces to his offense to remain fresh. The match was entertaining given the lack of story. Hunico is a really solid talent who executes and hits his moves without flaw. I loved the reversal from Christian to counter a backbreaker into his Killswitch. Good reversals and turning points in the match.

What I Disliked:

My gripe with Christian remains the same. Why are they wasting two shows with opponents who are never taken seriously? Yes, we get Cody Rhodes to come out and state his case of winning the title back, but it is not progressing Christian's return to have him face lower card heels. I would much rather give him opponents that we can invest time into. Sandow would benefit from this with Christian, or even a guy like McIntyre. Add more guys in the mix to make it a different feel for Christian and his title run.

Grade: C+

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