Title This: WWE Smackdown Reaction 6-29-12

Josh Isenberg

Tyson KiddTyson Kidd def. Jack Swagger in a MITB Qualifying Match:

What I Liked:

Talk about a shocking victory. Everyone assumed that Swagger would win, especially since he has been in the match before and winning it. This would have helped Swagger so much to gain interest back in his character post Vickie. I am alright with Kidd winning because he deserves so much more than he has been getting over the past two years. His talent in the ring is fantastic, and I have a feeling he will hit some incredible spots throughout. This was a nice surprise and a really intriguing decision. The match was really good too, with two "Wrestlers" doing what they do best.

What I Disliked:

I liked this, but it is completely random. I wish Kidd was taken more seriously before this, but I have hope that he has a great outing and continues to be used in a bigger capacity.

Grade: B+

-Ziggler is backstage and says Vickie needs to ban Del Rio's armbar tonight. She says she cannot do that, as Dolph gets mad. He says it is about him, scream a little bit, and Vickie

Santino Marella and Christian def. Cody Rhodes and David Otunga in a MITB Qualifying Match

What I Liked:

Another creative way to add two more men in the ladder match for the World Title. Once again, I was shocked for a few reasons. We all know Santino will never be a world champion, or at least should be. I felt like this was the perfect way to separate Cody and Christian a little bit, with Cody gaining much needed steam back. Also, David Otunga would benefit as well, since he is stuck with nothing much to do. The match was alright, with Cody controlling most of the offense on Santino and Christian. Cody has an excellent dropkick, something that he makes look so easy. His essence in the ring is great because he is pinpoint in the fine details of a match. Christian hits a spear on Otunga for the victory after some chaos inside and outside of the ring. The overall match was good, but I question the victors.

What I Disliked:

Christian does not need the briefcase, as well as Santino. Those two guys are already over with the crowd and cannot benefit from the case. I wanted Otunga and Cody to get the victory, especially since there needs to be more from the development of those guys. I still feel one or both will get in the match somehow, bu it begs to question how much trust they have in some of their younger guys.

Grade: B-

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