Certainly remember reviewing a few Raws in this thread before, but I beleive this is my first time having a proper look at SD.
Opening up with Finlay is a good start though
Good short and sweet promo, which is best to do with Finlay, as his voice just cant handle a long promo. US Title match against a lottery pick for Finlay now - and boy did he walk right into that one - Kane.
Wow. Big impact made instantly by Kane, taking the US Title from Finlay, despite the interference. Could be somewhat of a push now for Kane, getting a fresh run out of Raw. Also means Finlay can tackle Taker without having to worry about the title belt.
Guessing it's not Jerry Lawler that got drafted to SD. Guessing it's a face who was once KOTR. We'll have to wait and see though I guess.
Looks like a feud developing between Helms and the Hooliganz. Looking forward to finding out who Helms can muster up as a tag partner.
Kennedy scrapes another win, this time over Chris Benoit, who was starting to build big time momentum with wins over the last few weeks. I can see this one developing for a little while, and can see Benoit inflicting Kennedy with his first defeat.
Slightly disappointed that Rocks first match is two years is only good enough for the mid point of the show. For such a momentus moment, it should've been the main event, no matter who the opponent.
Good return win for Rock, basically a through the motions type match, and I guess Rock and King Bookah are on course to feud.
Nice bit of character direction for Hardy, and it looks like a definate heel turn is looming. Not quite sure why it is, but it is certainly a nice change from the usual Hardy booking.
Chris Daniels coming to Smackdown?? Pretty awesome imo. Building a feud for him to walk right into is good too, rather than just winning a number of matches, then getting involved with someone. Sabin makes sense, given they've worked together in the past.
Holly and Miz seems like a random pairing, although with the pre-match attack, they have a chance. Perhaps not, as Batista comes through and picks up the win. Terrific booking of The Animal, as this Angle - Batista feud is brewing brilliantly, with the fearless champion, taking on the animalistic heel challenger. Just awesome.
Hook of the tights gives Helms a precious win over London, before they meet in a tag match next week on SD. Looks like you're building the foundations for a long term feud here.
Bookahs promo here was pretty damned entertaining. Knew that Lawler wouldnt be the draftee, BUT TRIPLE H!!! Big time draftee, which marks the end of DX for sure now. The Game with help from The Rock take out The Court, and this could set up some interesting weeks with Rock and HHH seemingly on the same page, despite their history. Excellent closing segment to the show.