Title This: WWE Smackdown Reaction 5-10-13

Josh Isenberg

WWE SmackdownThe Undercard

Kofi Kingston defeated Cody Rhodes to kick off the wrestling on Smackdown. This was a very entertaining match between two guys who are very versatile in the ring. Rhodes was in control for a good portion, but Kingston came out of nowhere with a Trouble in Paradise. We have seen this match many times before, so I expected the same thing. I am a little split on my feelings. In one sense, Kingston needs to be built as a strong champion. On another sense, he needs to have actual feuds and competition. I would have loved to see Rhodes snap or attack Kingston following the match.

Grade: B

Big Show defeated Tensai in a pretty bad match. Two guys who are well over 300 pounds are very similar. Tensai is a little more athletic, but this was dragging out and had no real intrigue to it. The best part of the match was the ending. Also, Orton continues his feud with Show by hitting an RKO after the match. It was logical and simple. I just wish there was a real reason to watch this. These guys do not need a title, but they really need something more than random attacks each week. That is lazy booking in my eyes.

Grade: C-

-Mark Henry pulls a tractor trailer and breaks a world record. I will be the first to admit that Henry is one of my favorites right now. He is a smart and intelligent beast of a man who knows what and how to say it. You cannot simply have him squash opponents week after week, so this shows you his brute strength. It may be something to look forward to down the road. Henry is showcasing how strong he really is and that is something different. We do not see this every day, something that steps outside of the fake ring and shows us how really strong he is. (I know it was probably rigged somehow, but let me dream!)

Grade: B

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