Title This: WWE Smackdown Reaction 7-13

Josh Isenberg

Dolph ZigglerDolph Ziggler and Cody Rhodes def. Christian and Santino Marella

What I Liked:

Finally, the creative writers book a good match from beginning to end to spotlight some of the most important contenders for the World Heavyweight Championship Contract Money in the Bank Ladder Match. I love the athleticism in the match, especially between Cody and Christian from the beginning. These are the two polished superstars in the match. Rhodes and Ziggler both were able to connect with picture perfect dropkicks. Ziggler gets more elevation, but Rhodes connects in a more solid way. Even though Santino is viewed as a comedy act, he does a good job selling Ziggler and Rhodes' offense. Let's face it, Rhodes and Ziggler are the two favorites for Sunday. It only makes sense for them to win tonight and to tease one of them holding the briefcase. We also get Christian and Cody's past feud ignited, and it gave Ziggler the chance to hit Zig Zag for the victory.

What I Disliked:

The only part I may have changed was to have Sin Cara here. Santino does not need the exposure, but the late addition to Cara may have helped him in the long run.

Grade: A-

Big Show def. The Great Khali

What I Liked:

You knew what you were going to get in this match. A slow and slugfest type match with little action. WMD looked really good, but the match lasted under a minute.

What I Disliked:

Does this really do ANYTHING for Big Show? Just because he beats Khali does not mean he is the favorite for Sunday. Everybody beats Khali. Hell, even Jinder Mahal beat him. This has no value as a victory.

Grade: F

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