Title This: WWE Smackdown Reaction 5-11

Josh Isenberg

Daniel BryanDaniel Bryan def. The Big Show:

What I Liked:

He continues to upset and get screwed over by John Laurinaitis. This angle could become very interesting if they are given the right time. Also, it could introduce a bodyguard type to help protect John Laurinaitis. I really wish this match was given more time, but I like the overall reasoning behind it. Let these two guys continue to feud with one another, because after Cena, Laurinaitis will need to find another face to feud with. This could create something interesting, hopefully some sort of stable and really make the summer months interesting.

What I Disliked:

Why does Big Show need to face Daniel Bryan here? It would be a lot more effective if Show got screwed over by someone who is unproven, making it an upset. This would be more effective in the long run, especially for someone who beat Show.

Grade: B-

Ryback def. Heath Slater:

What I Liked:

So, Ryback finally gets somewhat of a viable opponent. Also, good work from the camera crew to get a close shot of Ryback, even though we missed the pyro. Slater does a really good job at ground Ryback for a brief second, but Ryback continued to show his power and intensity. Good job by both guys making this a little more different and unique than his usual squash matches.

What I Disliked:

Still waiting for a feud, and for Ryback to have a meaningful win. I can only take squash matches for so long.

Grade: C

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