Title This: WWE Smackdown Reaction 5-10-13

Josh Isenberg

Daniel BryanThe Storylines

Dean Ambrose vs. Daniel Bryan ends in a No Contest. This was a fantastic match for so many reasons. For the third straight week, Ambrose is in a high profile single's match. Ambrose is holding his own and then some with the best WWE has to offer. I really enjoyed the intelligence behind each move, behind each motion, and behind each reversal. They needed to keep both men looking strong without suffering a big loss. After the match, Kofi Kingston comes down and attacks Ambrose and The Shield. All hell breaks loose, and this ends the segment.

-Ambrose vs. Kingston is really smart. Kingston needs a heel that is over. The Shield are those guys. He will not be around for a while. He seems to be the holder until The Shield holds the Tag and US Titles. I salivate at this idea because it gives two obsolete championships meaning once again.

Grade: A-

Big E Langston vs. Jack Swagger ends when Alberto Del Rio gets involved. Take the match for what it was. They continue to bottle up this feud with basically 7 pieces. AJ Lee, Big E, Zeb, and Ricardo are just as important, in the writers eyes, of Dolph, Del Rio, and Jack. Alberto looks strong this week with a ladder in his hands. I assume they will go simple and make Ziggler and Big E the strong looking ones on Raw or Smackdown. I really hope Dolph's concussion does not sideline him. He is a desperate piece to the revitalization of Smackdown's main event.

Grade: B-


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