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D-K-L's Smackdown Review
The opening promo was pretty good although you could see what was coming a mile off. The promo was a good set up for the main event tonight and it helped develop the feuds between Edge/HBK and MVP/Rey. It was good seeing MVP kick off the show and it was good seeing Rey back on Smackdown too. I like how you are keeping HBK relatively calm despite what Edge has been doing to him over the past few weeks, as a feuds are not as interesting if it is just about going out and getting revenge every week by assaulting someone, and that is something that I need to work on myself. Nothing major happened in the promo tbh but it was a decent start to the show. The main event should be great.
This was a very good promo between Sydal and Chavo. There was some tension building between the two and I can see the makings of a fatal fourway at 'Mania. I liked how Sydal stood up for himself and you ended the segment in the right way with a handshake, showing that they do have respect for each other despite the tension between them.
Good match to kick off the action. This is a huge win for Birchill and it just shows us even more that Kash and Noble have a massive challenge on their hands at ‘Mania. The C4 is a great move too so I am glad he ended it with that. The UK Pack are looking very strong now in this feud.
Decent segment here. This push for the Masters of the Mat has been great and this promo really helped to show them as the bad guys again. Lol at the “No cane policy”, I am sure they could find another weapon to use. The match later should be good, but its obvious who is winning.
This was a great match between four great athletes. You showed that there was still tension between Kenny and Shane again by having a little stare down with each other, and the elbow drop from Kenny onto Shane was great and I bet Shane won’t be happy about that. The ending was great with Chavo hitting the brain buster and Sydal hitting the SSP, showing great teamwork between the two. Good match.
The Shelton interview was good, I liked what he had to say and the line about Hardy getting friends that can give him a challenge was cool. I am liking this feud and his match with Hardy at ‘Mania should be great. I think this could be Benjamin’s time.
Masters picking up the win over Dreamer was expected. He stuck to the no cane policy but decided to use another weapon instead, Regal should’ve thought of that Lol. A clean win for Masters would have been better for him tbh, but this puts them over as the bad guys again and it will give Regal something to complain about next week.
This segment did its job of showing the problems between Kenny and Shane. This was just your typical backstage altercation really with officials breaking them up. Would’ve thought Edge would be trying to get them on the same side tbh though since two men looking out for him would benefit him more, but I guess he is sick of it.
This would be awesome to see just because Finlay is great heel when he is in this brawling mood. This was well written with Finlay trying to get in his head and you did the right thing with Harris by having him be brave and not be scared. This adds more hype to the match later for sure.
A squash was the right thing to do here. Shannon Moore is very talented but with him being Hardy’s mate he is the perfect choice to job to Shelton. You played the whole underdog thing with Moore surprising Shelton with a couple of moves and a near fall but the finish was obvious. Good finish and great aftermath, its nice to hear that their match at ‘Mania is now official.
Last Man Standing, YES!!! Just what I wanted to be honest and it suits these two guys perfectly. I can just picture what this match will be like with both guys defying the odds and getting up at nine repeatedly. It’s going to be awesome. Nice promo by the way too.
Great match by the looks of it here, this has been a very good little feud between these two, The finish was brilliantly done with Hornswoggle getting involved, I don’t know if I said ti before but this is how I like Hornswoggle to be used. Finlay getting the win with the shillelagh was great but one of these times he needs to win without it. I was slightly surprised with Finlay winning again tbh but he is an established guy so it doesn’t harm Harris’ credibility. This is bound to continue and I wonder if this will come to an end at ‘Mania with a Belfast Brawl or something.
WOOOO!!! Great to see Naitch in the Hall of Fame.
The main event was great, exciting stuff for sure and a good main event. The match flowed really well and you gave us some more detail, which was great. The ending was great with Edge and HBK brawling through the crowd, allowing MVP and Rey to go at it alone. MVP picking up the win for his team is just great, and it’s nice to see him get one up on Rey after losing to him on Raw. Maybe the Edge/HBK feud should’ve took centre stage in the ending, but I guess you didn’t want them involved in the finish as neither can really afford to lose heading into ‘Mania.
Overall Nige another very good show heading into Wrestlemania.