Title This: WWE Smackdown Reaction 9-7

Josh Isenberg

Daniel Bryan– David Otunga goes into Booker's office to show him video of the Brogue Kick. He tries to get him to change his mind.

Zack Ryder Defeats Daniel Bryan

What I Liked:

I can honestly say I never want to fast forward a match with Daniel Bryan. He gets the early advantage on Ryder, which was predictable. As the match goes on, Ryder was able to get some offense in. He hit knees to Bryan, kicks to his chest, and then connected with a Broski Boot. Bryan would smoothly counter and strike Ryder over and over with his kicks. He is such a great actor in the ring, while aggressively attacking his weaker opponent. Bryan gets Ryder to hug him, and then he makes him tap in the No! Lock. After the match, he put the move back onto Ryder, which made the referee reverse his decision. I loved the fact they are continuing to showcase the acting abilities of Daniel Bryan, as he carried this match with his antics and his personality. I really enjoyed the finish of this match.

What I Disliked:

All I could ask more of was if Kane was seen. He and Bryan are the two guys I want to see on television at the same time each week. They do such a great job feeding off of each other's energy, as well as the crowd and their investment with their current storyline.

Grade: B

Randy Orton Defeats Damien Sandow

What I Liked:

Before the match, Sandow comes out and interrupts Lillian Garcia. He talks about how people did not use Twitter and Tout, and that Social Media is basically killing the intelligence of people. First off, his character is old school and refreshing. He is not looking to be a cool heel. He is being booked to be old fashioned and get over with how arrogant and wiser he is with the crowd. I like his gimmick a lot. Second, look at the rub he is getting. He gets booked in a match with Randy Orton, who comes out and interrupts him. I felt like Orton needs to speak less and talk through his actions. The match itself was actually really good. You look at the progression in a short time from Sandow. He has plenty of moves that make him unique. His knees to the chest always look painful and gives him the upper hand. Sandow also is very intelligent at escaping from situations. Randy Orton did carry the match though because of his veteran presence. His timing in uncanny, and you can see the maturity he has with younger superstars. Look at how well he adapts with guys of different size and statue. Orton would hit his usual move set, and then Sandow runs off. Dolph Ziggler gets in Orton's face, but Sandow comes back and gets an RKO. I really enjoyed this entire segment, because it showcased the young guys trying to dethrone the veteran. It is good for Ziggler not to overexpose, as well as Sandow getting a rub. Orton helps younger guys get over, and that is something he has been known to do.

Grade: A-

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