We start off Smackdown with MizTV, which I am really beginning to enjoy. The first segment was a flop, but it has gotten better each week. Miz really reminds me of Jericho during these segments because he is an entertainer. The Miz is great in many ways, and his connection (good or bad) with the crowd always gets a reaction. You cannot teach something like that, and his intangables are fantastic. We get his guest Mick Foley, and they have a great back and forth. I am not a huge fan of Foley sticking around, but he does know how to get the right promo out of the right guy. Team Foley comes out, and there is some angst between the men. There are so many former feuds, and I love the fact that they acknowledge them and not shy away from what the smart fan knows. Orton has basically feuded with all of these men before, and it shows you how much of a veteran he is.
Team Ziggler made their way out, excluding Cody Rhodes. Ziggler and Del Rio argue a little, and that was comical to me. They also have so many problems, even though the history is not there. If Ziggler is the captain, why wouldn't he just replace Del Rio? Wouldn't that be logical? That is the only issue I had with this segment, and Damien Sandow is just extremely clever with anything he says. I am intrigued to see the match on Sunday, and this NEEDED to be a big part of Smackdown. We discussed the matches, but this beginning was stellar. Grade: A-
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