Title This: WWE Smackdown Reaction December 20th, 2013

Josh Isenberg

The Undercard

wwe smackdown reactionBig E Langston defeated Jack Swagger. This was more of a slower match, until Langston was able to run the ropes around Swagger. Swagger cut the big man down with a chop to the leg. Swagger works on Langston in the corner. I really liked the physicality of Swagger on the stronger opponent. He mixed submission moves and a little of his tactical wrestling skills. This is another strong showing from Langston, while Swagger is much more effective with Cesaro in his side. The best part of Langston is that he continues to add small moves each week. He is going to continue to be a big piece of the WWE future. I am not a huge fan of Big Ending, but I have seen much worse. I am just waiting for Mark Henry to turn on Langston and start that feud. You can see it coming a mile away.

Grade: C+

Brie Bella defeated Tamina Snuka. Brie starts off the action by slapping Tamina. Tamina catches Brie and slams her to the mat.Tamina, with her size, should not be losing matches like this. She basically dominates the entire match. They head to the outside and work their way back in. Brie is able to trip Tamina and hits a running knee and two drop kicks. Brie hits a missle dropkick for a two count. Tamina plants Brie with a big boot. The ending comes when Brie counters a splash from the top rope. Brie ends up shoving AJ Lee, who was on commentary, into the barricade. Brie impressed me tonight and continues to get better each week. She is faster and has really improved her chemistry with other Divas. Tamina needs to be utilized, plain and simple. She is very good.

Grade: B-

Sin Cara defeated Drew McIntyre. Cara flies all around the ring and hits a springboard cross body for a two count. Drew hangs Cara on the ropes and sends him to the mat. Drew shows a lot of pent up aggression by kicking the "super hero" in the head. It does not matter because Cara ends up picking up the victory after a Swanton Bomb. Man, Hunico is much better than the original joke they had under the mask.

Grade: C

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