Title This: WWE Smackdown Reaction August 9th, 2013

Josh Isenberg

Brock LesnarThe Main Events

WWE airs a Brock Lesnar promo video, where he discusses CM Punk being the best. Lesnar runs down his accomplishments over Punk's and bashes him for training MMA. I absolutely loved this because it protects Lesnar from the live crowd, establishes him in the feud, and shys away just enough from Paul Heyman. Lesnar needed one or two nights to establish why HE wants to fight Punk and not why Heyman wants him to. This did nothing but enhance a match that I am already paying 50 bucks to see.

Grade: A-

-MizTV featured Dolph Ziggler, Big E Langston, AJ Lee, and Kaitlyn. They get personal about the love life of AJ and Dolph. Dolph wonders why she is still obsessed with him and Kaitlyn. Miz finally breaks up the argument and books them in a mixed tag team match at SummerSlam. Ziggler hits ZigZag on Langston, while Kaitlyn spears AJ Lee to end the segment. I do not love this match for SummerSlam because Ziggler should be in a higher profile match. This reminds me of when he was in the Team Teddy vs. Team Johnny match at Wrestlemania 28. He was just another small piece in a bigger Pay Per View. With this feud, they need to finalize it next Sunday so all parties can move forward. If not, what is the point of Ziggler turning face and becoming his own man? What is the point to keep this going week after week, month after month.

Grade: C+

Christian defeated Alberto Del Rio with a rollup. Here are a few bothersome points.

A. We get the World Heavyweight Championship match at SummerSlam for FREE ON SMACKDOWN.

B. Why are we supposed to care about this feud when WWE does not care? They have fought three times in the past month and now will fight at SummerSlam? Do we really care about who wins this match? They need to put RVD in this match. Do not waste him.

C. Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow's feud is absolutely killing the world title one in terms of relevance and interest. I think we all wish that Christian and Del Rio has a little surprise at the end of their match.

WWE Smackdown Grade: B-

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