Title This: WWE Smackdown Reaction 10-28-2011

Josh Isenberg

Sin Cara Negro is seen backstage with no mask. He talks about losing last week, and how embarrassed he is.

Daniel Bryan vs. Tyson Kidd:

Kidd and Bryan, earlier in the night, discuss how one was trained by HBK and one by Hart. They watch the new DVD and begin to argue. Bryan shows some aggression in the ring, hits a nice drop kick, as well as a hurricanranna. Both guys apply a few submission holds, trying to one up the other. Bryan gets to lock in the LaBell Lock and makes Kidd tap.

What I Liked:

Finally seeing Bryan win. He has lost so much steam, but he picks up a victory here with an okay match. Do we continue to see Bryan win against mid carders until he cashes in, or will we get to see meaningful feuds?

What I Disliked:

I expected so much more in this match, more time, more build, and more old school wrestling. We did not get it, as both guys did not have enough time to work in their offense. It was more of a slow, anti climatic match. They really needed to give Bryan a decisive win, not a forgettable one.

Grade: C-

Michael Cole shows pictures of Jim Ross as a cartoon character.

Big Show/Mark Henry In Ring Segment:

Both guys are selling their injuries, as Big Show talks about what happened Sunday. Henry comes out second, talks about the match, and he says Show is not getting a rematch. They look to fight, but Henry walks away.

What I Liked:

The tease of a confrontation. Both men need to back up a little and not get physical. The last moment we remember was the ring collapse, so having them not interact with one another in a physical way is perfect. This was solely to remind us the World Championship controversy.

What I Disliked:

Having this so far in the program kind of gets lost in the shuffle of action. I wish they started this, or even had this at the beginning of the second hour. They needed to address this better, and not throw it in at a time where a divas match usually occurs.

Grade: C+

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