Title This: WWE Smackdown Reaction 2-10-12

Josh Isenberg

Beth Phoenix def. Alicia Fox:

What I Liked:

Beth is finally back on track, and they are once again giving her one on one matches with the Divas. It has been a while since we have seen her dominate a match, and you got that here. Fox did a good job selling the Glam Slam and taking it like a pro. Also, we see Tamina tease a confrontation with Beth, which progresses her feud and push. I really think her and Beth could put on a good ten minute match, as both are strong and not typical blonde and skinny Divas.

What I Disliked:

The match was just okay. It was too quick, did not show Fox's athleticism or Phoenix and her ability to work, and was jsut thrown in to bring Tamina out. I feel like Phoenix will dominate until Kharma is back full time and she has the one on one at Mania. This would be the most interesting Divas match since Trish vs. Mickie at WrestleMania 22.

Grade: C-

Natalya is backstage with Tyson Kidd. She farts as Hornswoggle passes out. Could be the stupidest storyline I have ever seen on TV. What's the point?

Big Show and Sheamus def. Cody Rhodes and Wade Barrett:

What I Liked:

The chemistry between Barrett and Rhodes as a tag team was shown tonight. Quick tags, isolations, and continuous offensive moves really showed them gelling together. Sheamus and Wade face off with one another, doing a great job to share the offense. Sheamus looked solid, like always, and each move has great timing between the two. The pace was a little slower, but with Show, that is what has to happen. Sheamus got the hot tag and hit the Brogue Kick for the win.

What I Disliked:

I would have given the victory to Barrett and Rhodes for a few reasons. We want to be convinced that either of them could win at Elimination Chamber, so it is not completely predictable. Second, Sheamus does not need a victory here, let Show get pinned. You can book it with a cheap victory for Barrett, a guy who had so much steam before fizzling out at the Royal Rumble match. I just feel like Rhodes and Barrett would benefit so much more with a victory here against two bigger and powerful stars.

Grade: B

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