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Re: WWE: A Strong Response
D-K-L's Smackdown Review
Decent promo from Regal to kick off the show. Not the most exciting way to kick off the show but the rest of the show will clearly be filled with excitement, and he made some very good matches. All the matches sound good, the main event in particular which was built up well at the end of last weeks show, HBK and The Undertaker is one hell of a team. Regal did a good job of hyping Mania and tonights show so it was a decent start.
This was a good segment, MVP and Kennedy together is going to cause trouble because they are both arrogant loudmouths. I liked what Kennedy had to say and I liked what MVP said after Kennedy left too, but Burke moving away from MVP now is great as sooner or later there was going to be problems. MVP's reaction was great as he wouldn't care about not having Burke because of the type of guy he is, and the last line from MVP was great.
Nice little pre match promo from these two, hypes their match and by giving them a little promo time it gives the match a bit of importance. Good win for Dykstra here, it would've been a huge win for Shane if he won and it would've made Dykstra look in trouble heading into Mania, but Shane just isn't as good as Dykstra so there was no need to give him the win.
Decent little segment here with the two teams, once again adds some more hype to the tag team situation and shows the problems between the teams.
Big win for Matt Sydal which I like. I liked how it was a good clean win and it doesn't hurt Chavo's credibility as we know he is a good worker. Sydal is looking good and he is the only guy who has a chance of winning the CW Title match at Mania apart from Kenny IMO.
I'm glad you gave Moore some promo time here to let him explain his turn. I liked what he had to say and it made sense, but I think it would've worked even better if Moore was with Hardy for a little longer as he only started hanging out with him again a few weeks ago if i remember rightly. Shelton coming in was good and what he had to say was interesting, once again ending with a good line.
Brilliant segment with the MITB guys. The tension between Rey and Lashley was good but Y2J's opening line was just great, it would come off really well on TV to wind them up. Lashley's line was brilliant as it just fits so well with his character but Y2J responded with the typical Lashley joke lol. Good promo, did a good job of adding more hype to the match tonight and MITB.
Good win for the Miz here, it was a dirty victory but he was victorious. Good way of involving all the guys in the Mania match too.
I was expecting a Matt Hardy win here and it makes sense. Moore held held his own though for a while which is good as he is talented, but Hardy came back for the fairly easy win. Shelton hitting Hardy with the belt helps him make a statement so that was a decent aftermath.
Leticia time! Sorry, I guess HBK is the focus of this interview. This was just a great interview, he made some great points and was just right in character. I loved the line about Edge not being Mr.Wrestlemania. Just a really good interview to get us pumped for the main event and the title match at Wrestlemania.
This was another good segment. It was funny that Edge acted all tough while Umaga wasn't there, typical Edge. I liked Edge's arrogance and I liked what AAE had to say too about Umaga possibly going for the title after Mania. You ended it well and there is a bit of tension on this team tonight I think.
The six man tag seemed like a very good match. The ending was exciting and I liked how you kept focus on the problems between kennedy and MVP. By having Kennedy give MVP a Mic Check it adds makes this even more personal and it meant the otehr team could pick up the win without MVP looking too weak which I like. The aftermatch was crazy with all guys getting involved, but Y2J coming out on top is cool.
The main event was great. I knew it would end a DQ but its good to keep all four men looking fairly strong and it stops one of them from taking the pinfall. The suicide dive from 'Taker was awesome. Edge hitting HBK with the chair after he went for SCM is something he would do as well. Umaga taking out The Undertaker on the outside was great too and this leaves Edge and Umaga looking strong heading into Mania, I was expecting a stare down between the guys to end the show but by having one team take out the other it stacks the odds against the two face guys which is good. Good ending.
Overall Nige it was another very good show, it was exciting to read and once again the promos were fantastic. The storylines are really good and you have built up to Wrestlemania really well. I can't wait until Wrestlemania!! Good job mate, and goodluck with the rest of Mania.