Shore's WWE Smackdown Hit List: The Shield, Sheamus vs. Bad News Barrett, and Bray Wyatt vs. Jimmy Uso all hit, while Big E, Rusev, Bo Dallas, and Adam Rose all miss


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: The Shield, Sheamus vs. Bad News Barrett, and Bray Wyatt vs. Jimmy Uso all hit, while Big E, Rusev, Bo Dallas, and Adam Rose all miss
2014-05-31 17:19:33


WWE Smackdown Hits

The Shield: Excellent promo from the Shield and the biggest Hit of the night as it relates to build for Payback. Seth Rollins was a bit of a surprise here with his mic work. He carried the bulk of the promo and did an outstanding job. Ambrose and Reigns certainly played their parts well, but they have been solid in their respective mic areas for some time. Rollins has grown into his role and showed how far he has progressed here.

Sheamus vs. Bad News Barrett: This was the Hit of the night as far as matches go. Sheamus and Barrett beat the hell out of each other before the break and then had a more technical match afterwards. Paul Heyman's commentary didn't distract from the match and he did a great job putting Sheamus over. While I still don't understand what they were trying to do with the post match gimmick between Sheamus and Heyman, it didn't take away from the match you want to watch from this show.

Bray Wyatt vs. Jimmy Uso: A mild Hit in that the match was pretty good, if somewhat hamstrung by the Last Man Standing stipulation. They really couldn't play into that like you should for one of those matches because they couldn't take away anything for Wyatt and John Cena to do on Sunday, but they made it work. It should have just been a regular match, at which point it would have rivaled Sheamus and Barrett. The but splash on the stairs at the end of the match was gruesome to watch. I bet Jimmy had to ice that up afterwards. Thanks god the trainer got practice on El Torito on Monday.

WWE Smackdown Misses

Big E and Rusev flag waving contest: This gets a miss because it was supposed to be a serious moment that put heat on their match on Sunday. Instead, I was guffawing at the silly picture of these two giants in a flag-waving contest. They were waving the shit out of those flags like whoever waved the hardest and fastest would be the winner. In fact, it was so funny that had being funny been the point it would have lead the Hits part of this article.

Bo Dallas: What the f*** is Bo Dallas? Is he a heel or a babyface? Don't tell me what he was in NXT. What is he on the main roster? Xavier Woods seemed content with Bo's hug after the match, and he does say inspiring things. So we should cheer him, right? Except, he is a little douchey about it, and the celebrating after a single hip toss is a heel move. So we should boo him, right? See my point? They are missing the mark huge with Dallas and I can't for the life of me figure out why.

Adam Rose: Rose continues to disappoint in the ring. He has decent ring skills, but these two-minute matches don't give him a chance to show it off. All they do is scream that he's nothing but a gimmick. Gimmicks are great and all, but gimmicks don't get over, wrestlers do. I was also surprised at the homoerotic overtones of the match. Not so much that those overtones were there, but that WWE chose to play up Jack Swagger's obvious lack of comfort with it. That's not exactly anti-bullying behavior.

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...



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
WWE News: Major name reportedly scheduled to appear at Survivor Series (spoiler)
11/22 "All Access" WWE Smackdown audio review – Triple H decimates Team Cena, Ambrose and Wyatt Promo, and more
Gutteridge's WWE NXT Hitlist: Sami Zayn challenges Adrian Neville, Tyson Kidd vs. CJ Parker, Bayley vs. Sasha Banks, and a man called Kevin has a vignette
11/21 Barnett's WWE Smackdown on SyFy Live Review: Rusev, Dolph Ziggler, AJ Lee, Brie Bella, Erick Rowan and more...
Powell's Blog: TNA Impact moving to Destination America should come with another night change
WWE News: Roman Reigns takes offense to being compared to John Cena, says it's B.S. when fans complain that one former member of The Shield is doing better than another
11/20 Zim's WWE NXT Coverage: Kevin Steen's first vignette, Sami Zayn makes a challenge, Becky Lynch vs. Bayley, The Vaudevillains, Enzo and Cass, Baron Corbin, and Bull Dempsey all in action
WWE statement regarding potential violence in Survivor Series host city
11/20 Dot Net Weekly Audio Show Set List: WWE Survivor Seres predictions and analysis, TNA announces new television deal, Jonny Fairplay co-hosts, Brock Lesnar, EC3, Billy Corgan, Great Khali
11/19 Powell's TNA Impact live coverage review: New X Division Champion crowned via four-way for the vacant title, Havok vs. Gail Kim vs. Taryn Terrell for the TNA Knockouts Title, final first-run show on Spike TV
ACCESS PREVIOUS MUST-READ ARTICLES

Vote In Our Latest Poll

TNA Poll: What night do you hope Impact airs on once it moves to Destination America?
 
pollcode.com free polls
VOTE IN OR SEE RESULTS OF PREVIOUS POLLS
VOTE IN OR SEE RESULTS OF PREVIOUS POLLS

Dot Net Free Podcasts
11/22 "All Access" WWE Smackdown audio review – Triple H decimates Team Cena, Ambrose and Wyatt Promo, and more
11/17 Prowrestling.net Live Special Edition Podcast: Jason Powell and Zack Zimmerman take your phone calls following the final WWE Raw before Survivor Series
11/14 Prowrestling.net All Access Podcast: WWE NXT audio review: Adrian Neville vs. Sami Zayn for the NXT Championship
11/08 "All Access" WWE Smackdown audio review – Tag Team Championship Cage Match, Ziggler vs. Kane cage match...
11/07 Prowrestling.net All Access Podcast: WWE NXT audio review: Sami Zayn vs. Tyler Breeze to determine the No. 1 contender for the NXT Championship
11/06 Prowrestling.net Live Podcast: Sean "X-Pac" Waltman and Jonny Fairplay's uncensored podcast
11/01 "All Access" WWE Smackdown audio review – Dean Ambrose vs. Cesaro, Dolph Ziggler vs. Kane, Halloween themed Divas battle royal, and more
10/31 Prowrestling.net All Access Podcast: WWE NXT audio review: Sami Zayn vs. Titus O'Neil, tag title contenders determined, and more
10/30 Prowrestling.net All Access Podcast: TNA Impact Wrestling audio review - Bobby Roode wins TNA Championship, Tag tournament continues, Madison Rayne turns heel, Davey Richards is conflicted, and more
10/25 "All Access" WWE Smackdown audio review – Big Show Interview, Ziggler vs. Cesaro, Ambrose and Rollins hype
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