Title This: WWE Smackdown Reaction 10-5

Josh Isenberg

Wade BarrettWade Barrett Defeats Local Worker

What I Liked:

The elbow is starting to grow on me. It adapts to his character in the ring more than Wasteland. I also think it is more badass, and more of an aggressive approach. Look at what the WMD did for Show, and this could have a similar effect.

What I Disliked:

Fans, answer me this… Why are they wasting Barrett? Why aren't they giving him a feud? I am so sick of trying to figure this out.

Grade: D

The Miz Defeats Sheamus by Disqualification

What I Liked:

For a solid portion of the match, you saw the "old Miz." The Miz brought his intensity and intelligence in the ring, grounding a much larger opponent in Sheamus. The exchange really told the story of the match, with Miz connecting with knees to his sternum, with Sheamus returning the favor with chops to his chest. The pace of the match benefitted both men, as neither are extremely athletic and fast. Both guys like to slow the pace down, focus on a certain part of his opponents' body, and really go from there. As Sheamus sets up a Brogue Kick, out comes Big Show. He knocks out The Miz, and gets Sheamus DQ'ed. He walks out.

What I Disliked:

What are they doing with The Miz? He is being used as a puppet to get over the World Heavyweight Champion contenders, and even the champion himself. I understand why, especially since he is a big name, but take the IC Title off of him then. That is being wasted too much right now. Also, Show and Sheamus should have had some sort of interaction. Let the referee take a bump, have Show knock out Sheamus, and leave. This feud will not work with a mental advantage. It is all about the fighting.

Grade: B

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