Title This: WWE Smackdown Reaction 6-22

Josh Isenberg

Zack RyderZack Ryder def. Heath Slater

What I Liked:

Slater comes out and complains to Mick Foley about Piper, Lauper, and the events from Monday. Out comes Ryder for a quick squash. Not much to note here besides what Slater is continued to be used with. I wonder if he will be the guy to put over legends for weeks to come. I enjoy what he is doing right now, and Slater is a good wrestler. He is just lost in a character that does not seem real. I like what he is doing right now.

What I Disliked:

Why does Ryder need this squash? This does nothing for him, and only shows you how far he has fallen. Ryder needs a feud and needs one badly before he becomes a regular on Superstars once again.

Grade: C-

-Backstage, Damien Sandow interrupts Foley and Ryder. He says Ryder and Foley are hurting the WWE. He does his usual work with his words. I like this. Ryder needs something, and Sandow is a guy who can benefit from a crowd favorite like Zack. It works with both men.

Prime Time Players def. The Uso's

What I Liked:

Another week of relevant Tag Team wrestling. I will sign up for this any week, and I enjoy that PTP continues to have other teams built around their skills. They are still very young, have a lot to learn, but they are on the right path. The match was solid, as Jimmy and Jey do a great job focusing on their tag team instincts. O'Neil hits his finisher this week, as Young won it for them on PPV. One cannot overshadow the other, and they have not yet.

What I Disliked:

Primo and Epico are really good, but where do they fit in right now? I do not buy them as faces because we have not given a reason to. They brawl with PTP backstage, and I feel like they are being rushed to faces and it is simply not going to get over. They haven't connected with the crowd yet, but we need to invest time into them being faces? Also, where is Truth and Kingston? I know Kofi was filming for SyFy's show, but we see nothing from either for weeks? That makes no sense to me,

Grade: B-

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