Re: WWE: A Strong Response
D-K-L's Smackdown Review
This was a very good opening promo, it was very well written and both guys were in character. I liked Edge gloating about his title shot as he would do that, btw I think it's hilarious when you put "the crowd craps all over him", I Lol every time for some reason! I liked Edge questioning why HBK is called Mr.Wrestlemania but HBK came back with good comeback, and the "Mr.My Days at Wrestlemania are over" line was just typical Edge. The next paragraph was great with HBK losing his temper with Edge, I liked what HBK had to say and I liked his honesty when talking about the last few years. The last line from HBK was great and that would've been a good end to the promo, but Edge threatening HBK was a good way to go as it allowed HBK to hit him with the SCM. That was a good ending and it would come off very well, as it has done in the past. This promo has done a lot for thsi feud.
This seemed like a decent match, it was the right choice to kick off the action for sure. Morrison and Miz were always going to win this one but it wasn't a squash as Yang and Crazy got some good offense in. The ending was good and you got Yang out of the equation smartly. Don't like the name of the finisher but it is funny I guess, what happened to the Reality Check? Anyway good win for Miz and Morrison, I wonder if they are still moving. Oh, I have my answer. Good aftermath, they should do well on Raw. I suspect the Pitbulls will be winning the tag titles in the near future as you would need as much heel teams as possible on SD if the UK Pack keep hold of the titles.
This was a good segment, typical Edge sucking up to someone to get what he wants. I like Dykstra stepping up a level again though as he is a top talent. You described it perfectly when you said that Edge was caught off guard, I can just imagine him no tknowing what to say in that situation. I liked the tension between Shane and Dykstra, I wonder what you have planned with them.
Very interesting segment here, it will be funny seeing Finlay without his shillelagh. It will be good though as sometimes that is the only way he wins matches. I'm sure he has something up his sleeve though.
Good win for Michael Shane, I think he needs this win. You went the right way about it too by having him pick up thw win with a small package, meaning that Chavo doesn't lose too much credibility. Having Sydal at the top of the ramp was a nice touch too, I'm looking forward to this continuing.
Solid interview here from the UK Pack. I liked what they had to say and I like how this is becoming quite personal. The line about a pitbull not being a match for a bulldog was great.
This feud has been very interesting, one thing you do get out of a feud with these guys is very physical matches. It was very well laid out with Harris hitting the referee with the spear by accident, that must have hurt. I don't like the name you have given for the Catatonic to be honest, the Catatonic is a perfectly good name but I guess you think TNA when you hear the name and thats not what you want. Haha, should've known that they would have another shillelagh, that was great. And Finlay picks up the win, that was the right decision as another win for Harris would have been too much. BTW this is how Hornswoggle should be used, just interfering in matches as a heel rather than having him beat established wrestlers like IRL.
Don't get rid of the Coach! Actually Tazz would be great as an announcer, better than Coach, but I just like the Coach. I don't know if Tazz would complain about other announcers tbh though. Oh, should've realized that you brought him in for a good reason. This is very creative and he will no doubt putting Masters and Haas over. Tazz stood up for himslef well and I'm glad you have him in a Masterlock challenge instead of a match, as that would be a step too far in his condition. Should be interesting, good segment.
Again this was a very interesting segment. This was a good way of creating MVP's match with Ric Flair and all were in character. The main event should be good but it was very interesting to see MVP ring someone at the end, I wonder who it was? Mr McMahon maybe? I find it a bit odd though since he is in a feud with Rey Mysterio, although I suppose it doesn't matter if he gets involved for one night.
This seemed like a good match, this was a good way to further develop the feud between these two teams. I liked how you got Kash and Burchill involved and it was a good sneaky win for Noble with a rollup. This feud is developing very well and I am interested to see what happens next week.
Nice little promo from Masters before the challenge, it was a good little comedy bit too when Masters made fun of Tazz's size. I was interested to find out how well Tazz could do but having Haas and Masters just beat him up instead is a great heel thing for them to do. Haas locking in the submission was cool too, as was Masters causing Tazz a midget again Lol, they look like really strong heels now.
Great to see that intensity from Matt, knockign Shelton out with a right hand backstage would be pretty funny to see. Matt's opening line was good but Shelton's comeback was even better. Good segment again.
This was a good promo, allowing you to develop two feuds in the same segment. Hardy being brave as usual but being assualted by Shelton was cool, and it looks like the punch earlier has brought thsi aggression out of Shelton which is cool. It was good how you acknowledged Matt Hardy's friendship with Shannon Moore too by having him check on Matt, and it may also lead to a tag match next week?
This was a very good match and you gave us a little more detail which was cool. It flowed well and the ending was just great with Shane accidently trippign Dykstra, also adding to their problems even further. It was also a good finish for Dykstra too really as the loss doesn't hurt him too much. Edge won't be happy that he failed to live up to his earlier promise, but its good to see HBK looking strong. Oh, Spear by Edge! I spoke too soon! Funny seeing Edge going into another one of his trances, the only thing missing was him pulling his hair back loads of times like he does.
What a great ending to the show this was, just when we thought Triple H had took the advantage in this rivalry! The match was good and you ended it the right way as neither man can afford to lose really, but the aftermath was great. Having the McMahons put a forklift in front of Batista's locker room was great, that was very creative although we have seen that done before. I really liked how they beat up Flair and I liked the threat from Mr McMahon, I guess Batista will be next. You maybe could have done this next week instead to allow Evolution to look strong for a bit longer considering they only got back together on Raw, but I guess you are trying to make the point that no matter what HHH does the McMahon's always come out on top. Good ending.
One again Nige a very solid show, not much wrong with the show at all. The backstage segments were brilliant with some good matches and promos too. Some very interesting feuds are developing here on Smackdown too and I liked how you brought the Evolution/McMahon feud over to Smackdown. Good job mate again, looking forward to Raw.