Title This: WWE Smackdown Reaction 5-4-12

Josh Isenberg

Sheamus def. Daniel Bryan via DQ: WWE Smackdown

What I Liked:

This was, for the time being, the final match between the two. The match was solid from the get go, as the psychology was directed on Sheamus' arm. Bryan gets a lot of crowd reaction no matter what, and his YES! chant is in full force. I was happy to see this start off Smackdown after a quick Sheamus promo. They gave us Sheamus and his opponent for Over The Limit when Alberto Del Rio came out. Ricardo and Del Rio target Sheamus' arm with his Cross Armbar. You get the egos of ADR and Bryan at the end of the segment, as they argue with one another. I liked this because it opens up a possible feud between them if Bryan would turn face in a few months.

What I Disliked:

Good selling by Sheamus, but I wonder why he could not have been saved by Punk over the referees. That would have made more sense and gotten Punk vs. Bryan a little more exposure. There should have been more exposure to the bigger picture as well as an increase in both feuds, not just one.

Grade: B+

R-Truth and Kofi Kingston def. Hunico and Camacho:

What I Liked:

I desperately want credible Tag Team wrestling back in the WWE. I do not think it will start with these four, but they put on an entertaining match given a lack of history or background. It was basically two teams thrown together, but they were athletic and carried a rather quick match. We also see AW with Primo and Epico, spotlighting the former champions. At least they are trying to build an angle with these guys. That is all you could ask for from creative. Well done to give some time and some angle progression to everyone involved.

What I Disliked:

This is not Hunico and Camacho's fault, but how irrelavant are they? They debuted and have muddled around Smackdown for 8 months. Maybe they can gain credibility by being utilized more. They can wrestle, especially Hunico.

Grade: B-

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