WWE Smackdown 8 26 11 Highlights and Observations

Posted: August 28, 2011 in WWE Raw, Smackdown Pay-Per-Views
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By @MrAkiva

One simple thing they could do to make Smackdown an A show is change their opening music. Know Your Enemy by Greenday is a great song to listen to if you’re kicking back and relaxing to a nice scotch on the rocks but it is not a great song if its goal is to get your adrenaline pumping for the next hour.

Smackdown is from Calgary this week. No Teddy Long this week. Bret Hart is the special guest general manager. A new Super Smackdown is coming this Tuesday with stars from both Raw and Smackdown. The best part is the main event. Number one contender vs. Randy Orton for the WWE Heavyweight championship.

Bret Hart is in the ring. Hit Christian’s music.

It wasn’t Christian’s fault that he lost his match at SummerSlam. It was Edge’s fault. Christian gets one more match and he wants that match live on Smackdown (my friend). Bret Hart: “You don’t listen to your friends very well. Stop being such a crybaby. You’re starting to be an embarrassment to the WWE universe, to the world title. You’re starting to be an embarrassment to Canada. Do yourself a favor. Grow a set of jenny’s and work yourself back to the top.” Christian tells Bret he has greasy hair like a 25 year old. Let it go.  Christian gives Bret Hart a document saying he has first dibs on the title. This is Bret’s best promo in a very long time. He looked confident and he gave it over with emotion.

Bret says he can’t fight the law. Rematch next week. Live on Smackdown, rematch vs Randy Orton for the Heavyweight championship. “What kind of a match do I give a guy that is full of excuses.” You deserve a Steel Cage match.

In comes Mark Henry. “What’s going on here. Bret, I’ve been with this company for 15 years and I still have to deal with disrespect. I earned the title shot last week and if I don’t get it somebody’s going to get hurt around here. I want the winner of that match next week. I can’t be held responsible when I get angry, what I will do to you and everyone.”

Christian vs. Daniel Bryan.  Bryan with a loss again. Bryan has been losing lately. Will this mean he will cash in his Money in the Bank before WrestleMania?

Sheamus. “Let me tell you a story fella.” He gives a story about a big black boar that would destroy everything. His uncle castrated it. “Don’t make me do the same to you.”

Wade Barrett vs. some shmuck. “I have orchestrated attacks on everyone, from John Cena, to the chairman of this company, to legends. I take this as an insult to compete against a drag such as this.” He walks out. Where is this story going?

Sin Cara from Tepito, section of Mexico City, one of the worst neighborhoods in Mexico. vs. the one man southern rock band. The Axel Rose of the WWE. He is like a livewire. Really overselling the guy.

Ted Dibiase vs. Randy Orton. Dibiase is accompanied by Cody Rhodes. Rhodes: “Randy, I see you with the WWE Heavyweight championship which means you are the best at what you do. What I do is I perform miracles. I am resurrecting the status of the intercontinental championship. Resurrecting the career of my dear friend. I hope you do believe in miracles cause I do. Booker T: “Let me tell you something, Cody Rhodes is ugly.” Cole: “Okay, and you’re a prize.”

Randy Orton headbutted Cody Rhodes. That is the sadistic nature of Randy Orton. Win by Randy Orton. Good match. Ted Dibiase took him to the limit. Dibiase almost applied Dream Street at the end. Randy Orton with the RKO. Rhodes with the Crossroads on Dibiase. Rhodes was embarrassed by Dibiase. I predict that Dibiase will stick around Rhodes for a while longer until he gets fed up with him. There is no fire in Dibiase.

Tamina vs. Kelly Kelly. Kelly showing a lot more aggression against Tamina. Tamina caught Kelly Kelly off the rope. Impressive. Kelly Kelly with the win. Tamina losing to Kelly Kelly? Why are they pushing her so hard. I enjoyed seeing Tamina back in action. She is one of my favorite divas.

Jinder Mahal segment. He was asked” You guaranteed a victory last week.” Replies Mahal “Last week the 20 man battle royal was a clear case of the servant disobeying the master’s orders. The great Khali has been re-educated. His mission is to serve me. Today’s mission is to dominate Ezekiel Jackson.” Jinder Mahal is married to Great Khali’s s sister and if Khali doesn’t listen to everything Mahal says Mahal will divorce his sister and send the family back to poverty. Jinder Mahal has amassed great wealth. Khali with a chop on Jinder Mahal by accident. Jackson with a torture rack on the Great Khali. That’s crazy power. I like the storyline of Jinder Mahal married to Khali’s sister. It has great potential to go somewhere.

Sheamus vs. Mark Henry. Sheamus wins by count-out. Mark Henry back in the ring. Mark Henry with the world’s strongest slam on the steel steps.

Oversold guy of the night: Heath Slater.

Overall rating: 7/10.

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Akiva Murguia is one half of the Wrestling Breakdown Show, a weekly WWE show on Israel Sports Radio, which airs every Thursday at 9:00pm Israel time, 2:00pm EST and is Marketing Manager of Quiz Revolution.

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