"WWE SmackDown" 8-19-2011 Talkback( Spoilers )
Filling in again for the Penguin this week
WWE SmackDown #626
Friday, August 19, 2011 @ 8 p.m. ET/7 CT on Syfy
Back On Top
After a brutal No Holds Barred match with Christian at SummerSlam, Randy Orton returns to SmackDown as the new World Heavyweight Champion. What's next from the Viper? Tune at 8/7 CT on Syfy
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Daniel Bryan spoke of the methodology employed by Alberto Del Rio to cash in his briefcase as being predictable and pathetic. Then, the two of them have the match of the night in a much longer bout than they had a week ago. Again, Del Rio went a little too far at the end of the match, and they could've taken the step of reversing the decision. It wouldn't have hurt the new champ all that much, IMPO, but it sets a dangerous precedent. You have to establish that the champion cannot be above the rules.
The battle royal, on the other hand, was predictable. If anyone was pathetic in that match, it was Jinder Mahal, who decided to be lazy until Great Khali was eliminated by eventual winner Mark Henry. I think Henry eliminated half the field by himself, if I'm not mistaken.
The less said about the women's tag, the better. I'll only use one word. Sloppy.
I think it's time they made a decision on Michael Cole. He cannot be on both Raw & Smackdown anymore, and cannot be an announcer. His act is bordering on stale 18 months in. He nearly buried Del Rio & Bryan with his over-the-top whining. I'm just waiting for Booker to finally do something about it. Like, with an axe kick upside Cole's fool head. Now, can you dig that, sucka?