Hooligans and the CC have had a much better tag team feud than I’m sure anyone would have imagined … promo-wise, tbh. We all knew the matches would be amazing but the interaction between the two teams has been just as good, imo. I was shocked that L&K are now kinda tweeners after hitting the CC last week and now we have tweener teams and anything can happen now. Good way to continue the feud for this week … with both teams now fighting over a matter of respect. I can’t see either team becoming a full heel team … not going to happen.
The six-man tag match tonight should be very good but I really have no idea who KK and Rocky are going to get as their partner. ‘Taker isn’t coming back until after SummerSlam, imo and there isn’t really another big name on SD to get. Naitch is right … everyone hates Cena, Flair, and Batista.
The Hardys will probably be wrestling together as a tag team periodically until one gets drafted to Raw eventually … which will happen, imo. The four-way feud for the US Title has been solid and I love the addition of Daniels to the division. Jeff pinning Lashley would have been huge but I really didn’t think it would happen … and Daniels nailing Jeff with the belt works well for his character. I like the strain between Matt and Lashley after Lashley capitalizes on Daniels’s shot … The Fallen Angel should try and pit the Hardys against Lashley in the next few weeks.
The Rock and KK are an awesome combination and I guess they won’t be getting someone huge as their tag team partner … because KK shot them all down. Simon Dean coming in is funny and I love that KK just blew past him after Rocky left. I am still intrigued as to who the partner will be.
No Holds Barred between Henry and Finlay should be good and having Teddy only say a few words makes sense … this feud is about physicality, not words.
Chavo and Rey has been much better than people expected … and I was one of those people.
Scotty never had a chance against Chavo so 2 minutes makes sense, imo. Chavo seems to be fired up after the altercation with Rey last week and now both men want to have the match at GAB. I see Chavo blatantly attacking Rey before GAB … making the feud even more personal, if that is even possible.
Rocky and KK are still walking around looking for a partner until … SANTINO!!! I didn’t even think you’d have him in your thread but I know that you will be able to write him well. Some funny lines based around Santino and there was no chance he was gonna be the partner … loved the JFKennedy line though.
Again, no words from Finlay … as he seems VERY focused on his match later … should be a ‘slobberknocker.’
Kash and Sabin facing off is pretty awesome as they are two of the best cruiserweights on Smackdown. Good to see that they got decent enough time and this wasn’t a real #1 contender’s match for the CW Title. Kash winning CLEANLY comes as a shock but I guess you are trying to make him look strong again after the feud with Punk. Noble needed to make an appearance so it was good to see him attack Kash. Me thinks a triple threat match at the GAB between Noble, Sabin, and Kash is a-comin’.
Nice to see Punk getting a video, as we haven’t seen him tonight and Booker is able to comment on the young superstar. His loss last week makes me think Punk is going to be pushed heavily soon and Regal making fun of Book also makes me think that Booker is going to use some cheap tactics in the future. Regal vs. Punk next week should be fun, imo.
More air-time for Rocky and KK is fine with me and it looks like they pulled out a shocker with their tag team partner … CM PUNK!!! Should be an awesome mix of talent in the next match.
Surprised that the six-man tag isn’t the main event but Finlay vs. Henry has gotten a ton of build. Makes sense that KK, Rocky, ‘Tista, and Cena aren’t paired off much in the match and that means that Punk got a bunch of time in the ring. The ending sounded pretty awesome, as we saw Rocky and Batista in the ring together again. Rocky pinning Batista is kinda shocking as I thought that Flair would take the fall but the surprise was good. This was a great way to add hype to the Mega Tag Team Match and also get Punk over as the future star.
Next week sounds pretty awesome, especially Punk vs. Regal and of course … ROCK vs. BATISTA!!!
So glad that the Henry-Finlay feud is getting the attention because it has been awesome. This should be the end of the feud and both men getting bloodied was expected but Henry is able to withstand more pain and the Slam through the table sounded pretty sick. The feud is not over as the brawling continues after the match … with Finlay seeming not being down for the count. Finlay and Henry continue to brawl and Steph tries to keep them separated but she … GETS NAILED BY FINLAY!!! Awesome way to end the show and I don’t know what else can be done in this feud. Match and aftermath was beautifully done, imo.
This was a very good recap, Mac. Kinda surprised that we didn’t get anymore matches announced for GAB but I think we will get Booker vs. Punk and Noble vs. Sabin vs. Kash signed next week … along with something between Henry and Finlay. KK/Rock vs. ‘Tista/Cena has been awesome and is probably the best tag team main event feud I have ever read. Keep up the stellar work my friend, 9/10.