Shore's WWE Smackdown Hit List: Great matches all over the card still lead to some misses, Cesaro looks amazing, Emma looks forgettable, Darren Young and Titus O'Neal try too hard, Jack Swagger wins impressively, and more


prowrestling.net
MEMBERSHIP INFO | LOG-IN | CONTACT US | SUBMIT NEWS | ABOUT US
Insider News • Live TV & PPV Coverage • Hitlists • Results • Blogs

HOME | WWE NEWS | TNA NEWS | MMA NEWS | ALL NEWS | TV & PPV | ARENA REPORTS | VIEWPOINTS | PRODUCT REVIEWS | AWARDS



Dot Net App
GOT AN IPHONE, IPAD, IPOD TOUCH, SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB, OR ANDROID PHONE?

THEN BE SURE TO DOWNLOAD OUR NEW FREE APP
(or SEARCH "pro wrestling" in App Store or Android Marketplace)

Dot Net Podcast
CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE TO DOT NET FREE PODCAST IN ITUNES OR CLICK HERE FOR LISTING OF LATEST SHOWS

Shore Editorials


Shore's WWE Smackdown Hit List: Great matches all over the card still lead to some misses, Cesaro looks amazing, Emma looks forgettable, Darren Young and Titus O'Neal try too hard, Jack Swagger wins impressively, and more
2014-02-15 13:00:15


By Chris Shore

WWE Smackdown Hits

Randy Orton vs. Cesaro: A fantastic match that really went a long way to putting Cesaro on the map, and giving him babyface heat. Cesaro looked like the old Claudio Castagnoli with his offense, and Orton made him look great in the process. Orton takes another hit here with the loss, but the match was so good I do think most people look past Orton's loss and just see a very big win fro Cesaro. He won't win the Chamber match, but he will have a hell of a foundation to build off of afterward. This was a major Hit.

The Shield vs. Daniel Bryan, Christian, and Sheamus: Speaking of Chamber matches, is there any chance Chrisatian wins the thing? He looked like a shmuck here at the end and continues to look weak. That said, this was a Hit because it was one of those wildly entertaining six-man matches that the Shield almost always seems to have. Reigns continues to look like a beast, and I like the fact that they stayed away from showing real friction in the group as they need to look strong as a unit going into the PPV match with the Wyatts.

Jack Swagger vs. Kofi Kingston vs. Mark Henry vs. Rey Mysterio: Another wildly entertaining match on this show draws another Hit, and I also think I see where this is going. Spinning Cesaro off as a babyface seems the most logical step at this point, so if Swagger suddenly succeeds as the Intercontinental Champion, then Zeb will turn his ire on Cesaro for failing to win the world title. Perfect. Regardless of how it plays out, Swagger looked good here and should have a good match with Big E for the title.

WWE Smackdown Misses

The Usos and The Rhodes Brothers vs. Rybaxel and The New Age Outlaws: This was an entertaining match, and usually that qualifies it as a Hit, but this is a mis because they are moving the Usos into a feud with the Outlaws in the weakest way possible, and the Outlaws should't even be the champions. Combine that with the meaningless Rybaxel and the should be champion Brotherhood in there and this, while well wrestled, becomes a mess.

Miz vs. Fandango: Not only was this a pointless match, they basically told everyone who was starting to pay attention to Emma to disregard as she is Santino's comedy girl. I'm genuinely flabbergasted at taking an act that is so over in NXT and watering it down by sticking her with Santino, and THEN using that to water down whatever it is Fandango and Miz might be doing. Complete and total miss here.

Damien Sandow vs Darren Young: A meaningless match with a meaningless brawl afterward. I guess I appreciate the attempt to make the Prime Time Players breakup mean something, but they needed to make the team mean something first. This is just too little, too late, and I say that as a fan of O'Neal and Young.

RECOMMEND THIS ARTICLE:


READ OUR INSIDER NEWS BEFORE ANYONE ELSE! BECOME A MEMBER FOR JUST $7.50 A MONTH (or less with a year-long sub) - GET THE FIRST LOOK AT EXCLUSIVE INSIDER DOT NET NEWS, TONS OF EXCLUSIVE AUDIO CONTENT, MEMBER MESSAGE BOARD ACCESS, START YOUR OWN BLOG, AND VIEW THE SITE WITHOUT ANY ADVERTISING: SIGN ME UP (or MORE INFO)



RELATED ARTICLES FROM MGID AFFILIATE SITES...

From Around the Web


MEMBERSHIP INFO
Become a Dot Net Member right now for $7.50 a month or $66 a year ($5.50 a month avg.). Get exclusive audio, first-look insider news, Forum access, member blogs, more...

CLICK FOR SIGN-UP INFO


The Current Must-Read List
3/5 Barnett's WWE Smackdown on SyFy Live Review: Rusev, Dean Ambrose, Dolph Ziggler, Kane, Ryback, and more...
Gutteridge's WWE NXT Hit List: Charlotte vs. Sasha Banks for the NXT Womens Title, Tyler Breeze vs. Adam Rose, and Solomon Crowe's in-ring debut
Gutteridge's WrestleMania Masters: Hulk Hogan - The early king of WrestleMania's history chronicled
03/05 Dot Net Weekly Audio Show Set List: Court Bauer joins to discuss WrestleMania 31, the Rey Mysterio Q&A at WaleMania, Samoan family history in pro wrestling, Roman Reigns, Brock Lesnar, Lucha Underground
WWE News: New SummerSlam location and venue set
3/4 Zim's WWE NXT Coverage: Charlotte challenges Sasha Banks for the NXT Women's Championship, Tyler Breeze vs. Adam Rose, Blake and Murphy in action, and Solomon Crowe's in-ring debut
3/4 Powell's Lucha Underground live TV review: Alberto El Patron vs. Texano, Fenix vs. Mil Muertes, Sexy Star vs. Big Ryck
Gleed's Blog: Whacky World Of Pro Wrestling Thoughts - Daniel Bryan, Roman Reigns, John Cena, Taz Podcast, and more
WWE News: Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal participants (updated)
WWE News: Wrestlers added to the WrestleMania ladder match for the Intercontinental Title
ACCESS PREVIOUS MUST-READ ARTICLES

Vote In Our Latest Poll

WWE Raw Poll: Grade the March 2 episode
 
pollcode.com free polls
VOTE IN OR SEE RESULTS OF PREVIOUS POLLS
VOTE IN OR SEE RESULTS OF PREVIOUS POLLS

Dot Net Free Podcasts
03/02 Prowrestling.net Live Podcast: Jason Powell and John Moore take your phone calls following Raw
02/26 Prowrestling.net All Access Podcast: WWE NXT audio review: Finn Bálor vs. The Brian Kendrick, Becky Lynch vs. Bayley, Kevin Owens
02/24 Prowrestling.net All Access Interview: WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross on WrestleMania 31 and his one-man show, Roman Reigns, Daniel Bryan, C.M. Punk, and more
02/23 Prowrestling.net Live Podcast: Jason Powell and Brian Fritz of BetweenTheRopes.com take your phone calls following Raw
02/19 Prowrestling.net All Access Podcast: WWE NXT audio review: NXT Champion Kevin Owens vs. Adrian Neville, Rhyno and Solomon Crowe debut
02/18 Prowrestling.net All Access Interview: Maria Kanellis-Bennett on the ROH 13th Anniversary PPV, WWE career, TNA offers, strange fan request, and more
02/16 Prowrestling.net Live Podcast: Jason Powell takes your phone calls following Raw
02/14 "All Access" WWE Smackdown audio review – Daniel Bryan and Roman Reigns dominate the show, Paige, Bray Wyatt, and more
02/10 Prowrestling.net Podcast: Triple H takes pro wrestling media questions and promotes Wednesday's NXT Takeover: Rival live special
02/09 Prowrestling.net Live Podcast: Jason Powell takes your phone calls following Raw
CLICK FOR FULL LISTING OF ALL PODCASTS

Latest from Our Affiliate Site

_pwtorch.com_
CLICK HERE FOR MORE PWTORCH HEADLINES

© 2008-2012 LAST ROW MEDIA LLC • ALL RIGHTS RESERVED -- PRIVACY POLICY