Title This: WWE Smackdown Reaction June 15th, 2013

Josh Isenberg

WWE SmackdownThe Undercard

Sheamus defeated Antonio Cesaro in a really good matchup between two similar styles of offense. Sheamus and Cesaro begin to feel each other out early on in the match. Cesaro uses his forearms for attacking, while Sheamus is more of a lower body powerhouse. I loved the spot where Sheamus catches Cesaro and throws him into the barricade because you can see the real strength of the Irishman. As we come back from commercial break, Sheamus gets into his usual offense. Cesaro reverses a few moves and sets up for a big splash into the corner until he is met with a Brogue Kick. Sheamus picks up the victory, but would get attacked by Sandow on the stage. Sandow hits him from behind, which causes Sheamus to tumble down the entrance ramp. I wish Sandow would have done more to Sheamus. I fear that it won't matter because Sandow won't win on Sunday.

Grade: B

Heath Slater defeated The Great Khali in a match I could care less about.

Grade: D

Kaitlyn vs. Aksana never really got started as Kaitlyn erupted on Aksana after she laughed at Kaitlyn from Monday's events were shown with AJ Lee. Kaitlyn tackled her and punched her over and over again. The referee would get pushed and slapped by Kaitlyn. Aksana ran off and Kaitlyn was in the ring upset. I assume this is a better storyline than we have come accustomed to. I am alright with this switch in character because it at least shows that WWE is trying in the Divas division.

Grade: C

Curtis Axel defeated Wade Barrett. The match itself really did not do anything for me because it was extremely simplistic and did not showcase either guy to their fullest potential. This match was used so we can spotlight all three guys in a feud that was thrown together at the last second. I still do not like the idea of Axel in the match. He goes from beating Triple H and John Cena to beating Wade Barrett. This is a huge step down and hopefully something that is used only for a brief period. Axel HAS to win the title on Sunday, right?

Grade: C

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