Title This: WWE Friday Night Smackdown Reaction 1-11-13

Josh Isenberg

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- CM Punk was shown in two separate videos at Sun Life Stadium, where he had The Rock's college football jersey on. CM Punk began to talk about how The Rock cannot go home, and that the WWE is CM Punk's home. I really thought this was planned out very smart, and also felt that Punk delivered a taped promo so well. I really would have liked him to make fun of his Via Satellite and make it ironic. Nonetheless, there is not going to be anything groundbreaking on Smackdown, but showing Punk was the best thing to do. I want the action and intensity to be there live, because that is what makes the money for WWE. They have 2 weeks left to fight and attack one another, and this was a nice transition to head us into WWE Raw. Grade: B+

-The Rock came out to a great reaction, and began to talk to his home of Miami. He talked about CM Punk and how he was going to be WWE Champion. He does his usual comedy routine, but gets interrupted by Team Rhodes Scholars. They play the question game after The Rock made fun of Cody's moustache. It was his same comedy routine, but I still enjoyed it. I think people know what is coming, but still enjoy it because The Rock is The Rock. People are still tuning in to see him. It has been seven years since we have consistently seen him, so this was a treat. He gives a great rub to Sandow and Rhodes, who keep up with the People's Champion on the microphone. Take it for what this segment was, and that is showcasing Dwayne in front of a few young guys who need as much help as they can to continue to get over in front of the crowd. Grade: B

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