Title This: WWE Smackdown Reaction June 28th, 2013

Josh Isenberg

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The Uso's and Christian defeated The Shield. I was shocked to see this outcome for a few reasons.  The Shield are taking a step backwards because of the lack of competition. Do we really but Jimmy and Jey Uso being legit competitors to them? When you see something, you cannot un-see it. I have seen them lose to Primo and Epico, Prime Time Players, Santino and random partners, and more complete jokes. It is such a mess of a tag division. I also think Christian vs. Dean Ambrose is a good pairing for both guys. Christian can help Ambrose gain more main event exposure, while Ambrose will get a nice rub by beating a former World Heavyweight Champion. Aside from the Uso's, there is nobody else for them to face. Maybe this is a last resort for WWE? Maybe they just want to please The Rock and keep the Samoan family involved as much as possible.

Grade: C+

Randy Orton defeated Kane in an entertaining match. Kane goes for a clothesline but Orton ducks and dropkicks Kane, then he whips him across the ring but Kane reverses it. Orton elbows him in the corner but Kane connects with a sidewalk slam for two, then he heads up top but Orton cuts him off and punches him a few times before setting up a superplex.(courtesy of WZ Live coverage) The match went back and forth until Kane was rolled in the ring and hit with an RKO. Orton wins, looks strong, and makes Bryan look stronger than him and Kane. I also think Bryan vs. Kane will happen down the road, which has so much history built in it over the past year.

Grade: B+

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