Title This: WWE Smackdown Reacton 8-3-12

Josh Isenberg

Santino MarellaAntonio Cesaro def Santino Marella

What I Liked:

After an upset last week, Cesaro gains more steam by beating the United States Championship once again. Cesaro is very different in terms of wrestling, with a nicxe European style. His look is unique, his moves are not duplicated, and he seems like a guy that can build on what he is starting with. Cesaro and Santino put on a decent match, but you knew what you were going to get. You always expect the Santino match to be the same, with him overcoming the offense to hit a few moves. Luckily, Cesaro still got the victory.

What I Disliked:

I still do not understand how Santino gets beaten quicker by Cesaro over the number one contender in Alberto Del Rio. That makes NO sense to me. Also, is Cesaro going to win the title? What is the point of them fighting if there is not title change. Santino is bland as champion, has little effect on the championship, and would greatly help the progression of Cesaro. He immediately becomes interesting. I fear they will bury him like they have done before. I need to see more, not the usual from Santino. It just does not grab the attention of the fans.

Grade: C

Daniel Bryan, The Miz, and Dolph Ziggler def Chris Jericho, Kane and Christian

What I Liked:

Talk about a 6 man tag with absolutely everything you could ask for. With three really good feuds in between, the ring action was consistent and paced perfectly throughout. It was given plenty of time, and all guys got a good portion of the match to work. I felt like Miz needed to work the most out of this since he is returning and needs to keep the IC title from being irrelavant. The heels used quick tags, focused their attacks on Christian so Jericho and Kane did not look weak. I continue to watch Kane and love what I see from him. He is powerful and extremely quick on his feet. It speaks volumes he can keep up with 5 other fast and athletic superstars. I felt that Bryan's victory was well needed. Let him continue to win on Smackdown, and maybe struggle on Raw because of AJ. This adds to his development and continued focus of the angle they are trying to play up with his mental instability.

What I Disliked:

I wanted to see much more focus on Ziggler because he is holding the illustrious briefcase. We all want to see more Ziggler, and his feud with Jericho could be great. Too bad there is a time constraint on it with Jericho leaving. It hurts Ziggler in the long run because he STILL needs to have a feud that lasts longer than 1-2 months.

Grade: A-

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