Jimmy Uso defeated Stardust
Stardust hits a neckbreaker onto Jimmy to get things going on Smackdown Reaction. Stardust kicks him into the corner and tries to splash in the corner. Jimmy hits a big boot and then tries for another kick. After a few reversals, Jimmy finally connects with a big kick to his face and picks up the win.
Man, I really wish that this match was much longer. I expected it to go past a commercial break because we know both guys are superb workers. I give Cody Rhodes a world of credit because he is so invested into his character and believes it. Whatever gimmick he has been given, he has taken it and made it great. Stardust and Goldust need to get rid of Goldust’s music because fans connect to that song as a face. Scrap it and go with Stardust’s theme.
Sheamus and Dolph Ziggler defeated Cesaro and The Miz
Cesaro and Dolph Ziggler start things off. Cesaro hits a big shoulder block and then applies a head lock. Cesaro shows his power, but Ziggler hits a big kick to his face. Cesaro reverses Ziggler into a backbreaker for a two count. The Miz comes in and works on Ziggler until Dolph connects with a DDT. Cesaro gets the hot tag and Dolph hits a hanging DDT to finally get the tag to Sheamus.
Sheamus and Miz comes in and Sheamus unloads onto Miz. He throws him to the apron and hits ten chops to his chest. It was more like 15, and Sheamus hits a rolling senton. After another two count, Sheamus gets kicked in the chest and an Irish Curse backbreaker. Ziggler tosses Cesaro to the outside and Miz dumps Ziggler. Damien Mizdow gets involved and distracts Sheamus until R-Ziggler. Miz tries to roll up the US Champion and plants him with a kneeling DDT. Sheamus connects with a Brogue Kick for the win.
The champions pick up the win heading into Night of Champions. This makes me think that one of those championships will change hands on Sunday. I have enjoyed the program with Dolph Ziggler and The Miz because they have been given depth in their storyline. Cesaro and Sheamus could have been better, but I expect an excellent match between those two guys for the United States Championship. This tag team match worked well and was given plenty of time to develop and have that curve of drama throughout.
Adam Rose defeated Heath Slater
Once again, the story of the match is the bunny. He hits a splash to the outside and Adam Rose picks up the win. We did see a little more action in the ring and more aggression from Adam Rose. I really wish they could do something with his talents.
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