Bradley's Smackdown Review: Not as in depth this week. (Sorry)
Moore and Hardy the new jobber team? They didn't get too much offense in from the looks of things, although you can't tell from a recap. The first paragraph was good but it went downhill. I have missed the last Smackdown so why was Umaga in this random pairing? He was sticking out like a sore thumb in this match but I can see WHY you did it. To make him look dominant heading in to 'Mania and Benjamin gets the win heading in to his inevitable match with Hardy. Your prospective 'Mania card looks phenomenal from where I am standing. I noticed a slight mistake, you said Benjamin tagged MVP's back instead of Umaga's back.
Dykstra trusting no-one is a good move because I remember a few editions ago everyone was gunning for him and the interaction between Shane and Dykstra but Edge is only out for himself which is obviously a good move and he always does things for himself, even if it means breaking up friendships and alliances.
We all know Benjamin/Hardy is coming so you are doing well to hype that up. That was very subtle and a good clue which many may have missed with the light flickering. I would have left it at the subtle light flickering myself, it would add more impact.
A good promo from Shawn Michaels, he should have played on the ol' Mr. Wrestlemania stuff like he normally does as I'm a sucker for that kind of thing. I Lol'ed at Matt being surprised that Shannon could talk, let alone do something!
Sydal for World Champ!!! OK, a little overboard but he is very entertaining and the match was a good little read. The ending was a little clichéd and I can see a big implosion happening soon. I expected those two to break in to fisticuffs as it would have made more sense. Chavo should have been involved a little more as it would help the build towards the match (if it's going to be a fatal 4 way) because, like TKOW said about Kane, you seem to be pushing Chavo away from it all.
I am making a big prediction, Kenny for Evolution. It would make perfect sense as the 4th man, the rising star like Orton was all those years ago. Edge seemed a little childish pointing behind Evolution. I don't see the McMahons interrupting tonight unless they have a good plan.
Loved the Tazz promo, it would have been really good in full and a welcome return, in my eyes, for a great tag team. Was their last appearance at your Cyber Sunday event way back? Anyway this should be a good match up which I wasn't expecting and it could equal greatness. Awful pun though
A very solid match, in fact a seriously solid match, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this and it is turning in to a great storyline at the moment. I was a little confused about the ending though, Dreamer hit Dreamer or did Haas hit Dreamer? I am kind of unsure but it was an awesome ending and the heels look even more dominant by taking out Tazz. Will there be a 'Mania match? I'll say no unless it's a hardcore match but we very rarely see more than 2 gimmick matches from you so it's a definite no.
Actually, we might see that match because I was sure we'd see Harris/Finlay at 'Mania in a Belfast Brawl. It's a good way to end but I'm not so sure it will actually end because I know you want to push Harris and getting on the 'Mania card would be a good way to do it. It's also a good way to utilise Finlay as someone who can put people over.
MVP is going in to unchartered territory, the main event. He is getting involved with Evolution so either he wins MITB or gets a big push after 'Mania. I can see Burke and MVP getting in each other's way in MITB and I am surprised Lena didn't ask that question as that is what is playing on my mind...
A very funny promo from the UK Pack, kind of reminds me of DX circa 1998 aka the epitome of cool. The one bed joke was funny as was Noble and Kash tripping over their words. I was sincerely expecting a brawl but the 'Mania match is just as good. The match could be like the tag match we witnessed earlier which was a great read and I have high hopes for this match. I have never truly liked the tandem of the Pitbulls but they are starting to grow one me.
A very good story here. I would have liked to have seen some sympathy from HBK but I guess he isn't in that kind of mood. Simple story, Shane couldn't get the job done but maybe it was his plan all along? A very unique way instead of the old referee gets knocked out routine.
Triple H won't get owned, surely not? It seems as though he is next to take a beating after Flair which would be a great sight to see as it will intensify the feud even further.
Probably the best TV match I have read in a long time, it was back and forth and it was a very good length and either man really could have won it. I would have marked for a 24 style moment with Hunter breaking the window in split screen with Batista hitting the spinebuster on MVP. It was a terrific plan fro the McMahons, I wouldn't have guessed that the old switcharoo would occur and the two McMahon boys decimating Batista was an amazing move and I just want to see where it goes from here. Surely it has to be a street fight now? It's getting so damn personal but a terrific end to a terrific show.
Not a lot of low points, a few grammar errors here and there but you are still on the top of your game. I loved the ending and the Tazz situation so much I can't describe it. Your 'Mania will be my most anticipated show ever and it will be an awesome read.
If you are intending to review me, review sc2004 as he deserves a few reviews for the amount of effort he puts in to his shows and I'll be writing Smackdown with him soon anyway.