Title This: WWE Friday Night Smackdown Reaction 12-7

Josh Isenberg

WWE SmackdownThe Undercard

3MB defeated Brodus Clay and The Uso's. It was finally good to see 3MB in a match that featured Drew McIntyre. I am a huge fan of his, even though his character has definitely fallen off over the past few years. 3MB has some odd appeal to me, maybe because they are something different than the usual stable we see. They are heels, but still have an interest for the regular fans. The match was very entertaining to me, with Jimmy and Jey using much of their athleticism against them. They hit a few nice moves from the top, but Drew was able to knock one off the top and connect with the Future Shock DDT. He still has a very aggressive finishing move, and connects with it perfectly. The match was fun, but my biggest concern is that what will happen next? What can 3MB really do to stay relevant and stay important? There is not many, if any, men they can consistently face each week. That is the issue with 3 men in a stable, as one will usually be left out. Grade: B-

Randy Orton defeated Wade Barrett in a match that was good, but not great. Wade and Randy consistently put on matches that draw the interest of the fans. Randy is extremely established in all aspects, but Wade is a guy who is still on the cusp of being great. We have seen these guys put on great matches, but this one fell a little flat for me. The intensity was there, especially when Wade was able to ground the viper and continued to beat him down with his old school mentality. The street fight aspect is great for Barrett, but the bigger focus was Kofi Kingston. Kingston distracted Wade and Orton was able to hit the RKO for the victory. This enhances the feud for Kofi and Wade without making Barrett or the bigger star, Orton, look weak. WWE kept it simple here. Grade: B-

The Great Khali and Hornswoggle defeated Primo and Epico. Instead of seeing great talents like Tyson Kidd, Justin Gabriel, Zack Ryder, Prime Time Players, Sin Cara, or anyone else, we get this absolute piece of garbage. I feel terrible for Primo and Epico, who deserve so much better in their futures. They job to a midget and a giant, in all that was just a comedy match. I cannot stand when stupid crap like this is fed to us through a straw. Grade: F

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