Title This: WWE Smackdown Reaction 1-6-12

Josh Isenberg

Hunico def. Ted DiBiase:

What I Liked:

A fresh and new pairing we get on Smackdown. I liked DiBiase and his new ring gear. The match was very quick, did not have many big spots, and should have been given more time.  What is the point of that victory for Hunico? Does it really do anything for him? I don't think so whatsoever.

What I Disliked:

The match was just boring, and had no essence to it. This loss completely kills a lot of the momentum DiBiase has put together over the past three months of squash victories. We once again get another wasted segment with nothing to take out of it.

Grade: D

In Ring Segment:

Wade Barrett recaps the injury of Randy Orton. Barrett tells us Orton has a herniated disk in his back, and Barrett says Orton is finished. Barrett talks about his Barrage, and he talks about the Royal Rumble. Barrett says nobody can stop him, and out comes Sheamus. Sheamus talks about fantasies, and says he will be the biggest problem for Wade. Jinder Mahal comes out to the ring, yells at Sheamus and all hell breaks loose. Barrett and Mahal take on Sheamus, and hit their finishers. I liked this whole segment, especially Mahal coming out. If they really want to use him, then throw him in there and see what he can do. Sheamus and Barrett could very likely be two of the final four in the Rumble match, and I really think the next few weeks they need to feud and exchange victories. I have been WANTING this feud for so long, so well done by WWE here giving us something to look forward to.

Grade: B

Santino def. Drew McIntyre:

What I Liked:

Another week and another sighting of Drew McIntyre, even though he loses. I feel like they realize that they are wasting him, but have something bigger in his future. At least I hope so. Drew hit a very nice boot to the sternum of Santino, and the match was fast and did not lag in any part. Watch Drew's movement, his flow from move to move, he really does not miss a spot. Drew missed one spot, and that is what Santino needed. Also, Santino as the assistant GM should be comical if nothing else.

What I Disliked:

The fact that Drew lost is something i continue to think "what the hell?" I will still give it time, and hopefully Drew gets a chance to do something big in the future. This reminds me of the MVP losing streak, only to regain the US Championship… but then he got released. Time will tell.

Grade: C

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