Title This: WWE Smackdown Reaction “The Miz is Better Than Ever”

Josh Isenberg

Seth Rollins defeated Dolph Ziggler

smackdownSeth Rollins sends Ziggler into the corner, face first, to get his offense really rolling. Rollins slows the pace down with some stomps to Ziggler’s arm. Dolph is able to attack Rollins on the outside and grabs his legs to split them between the turnbuckle. Rollins reverses it and Ziggler goes right into the post. After another commercial break, Ziggler hits some explosive clotheslines and then a delayed DDT for a two count.

As both men get to their feet, Rollins and Ziggler exchange a few pinfalls. He hits a powerbomb into the corner and then finishes him off with a Curb Stomp. 

We have seen better from these guys, but this match was still really good. Ziggler and Rollins are very similar in how they approach their opponent on the mat. I liked seeing Seth Rollins slow down the pace, somewhat of what Randy Orton does from time to time. Dean Ambrose comes out after the match. He talks about his match at WWE Hell in a Cell and then Kane comes out. He makes Dean Ambrose vs. Kane.

Once again, Kane is supposed to be seen as a viable opponent. I do not buy him as that anymore. How he is booked tells you what WWE thinks of him. He constantly main events Smackdown to lose to the younger stars. That is all he does now. He loses relevance and interest when a seven foot monster looks slower and slower each week.

WZ 7

AJ Lee defeated Layla

Lee grabs Layla by the hair and hits two neckbreakers. Layla kicks out at two and then kicks AJ in the stomach. Layla applies a leg lock onto her neck. The Divas Champion gets out of it with a pinning combination. Layla misses a cross body and then she locks in the Black Widow.

The feud of Paige and AJ Lee continues at a slow and dying pace. Alicia Fox tries to come in and then AJ takes her down. Paige comes in and kicks her in the stomach. She hits Rampaige and prances around the ring. Paige should be Divas Champion. I just have NO idea where they are going with this. They have swapped championships over and over again. This shows you that they do not have any other options right now and the Bella involvement really did not work out. Either way, I am very neutral about what they are doing. There is no progression and has stalled.

WZ 4.5

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