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David Otunga introduces John Laurinaitis, the new General Manager. He talks about being in charge and that people power will happen every week. He calls out Teddy Long, in which Long comes out to talk to him. Laurinaitis gives Teddy time to speak, so he thanks the fans for the great ride and that he is thankful for having the greatest job. Laurinaitis asks if Long would like a job on his administration, in which he declines.Long then thinks more about it, says John is the better man, and heads to the back.
Mark Henry and David Otunga def. R Truth:
What I Liked:
You are beginning to see the power Johnny holds by making the face in a handicapped match for the second consecutive show. I really like how he is starting to filter himself in the beginning of every show. Also, you get him and Long continue their feud, somewhat, but not overshadowing the superstars. Second, the match was not great due to its time constrictions, but Otunga getting the pin is something I feel like we will see more often each week.
What I Disliked:
How long can this last where the faces get buried? They need to be careful they do not get repetitive too quickly. Also, I do not like that this match started off the in ring action on Smackdown. Let Orton and Kane start, something bigger and more important to the crowd and viewers.