Quick Hits: WWE Smackdown 1.31.14 (w/Justin C)

WWE Smackdown 2011

Shield Opening Promo

-Vickie, short shorts like that are not appropriate for someone in the GM role!

-I loved Roman Reigns standing up to Triple H like that. He came off very confident and didn’t look out of place.

-And HHH makes The Shield vs The Wyatt Family official for Elimination Chamber.

Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match: Dolph Ziggler vs Antonio Cesaro

-Zeb’s signs get better and better every week. This week: “Illegals Make Me Ill” and “I Prefer Aliens From Mars!”

-If Cesaro’s move set didn’t look impressive already, he now has the added addition of Ziggler selling for him.

-Cesaro wins with the uppercut/swing/Neutralizer combo. Good little match. Glad to see Cesaro get a shot like this.

Fandango vs Xaiver Woods

-I remember people were upset with my RAW Review when I glossed over the debut of Woods, because I said the WWE didn’t make a big deal about it. I think I was proven right now.

-And there’s Emma again! Summer Rae breaks her sign but she has another one.

-Fandango wins after a nice looking sit down suplex on Woods.

The Prime Time Players vs Rybaxel

-Rybaxel wins in very quick fashion.

-Titus said he’s been known as a loser ever since they started teaming together. He turns on Darren and throws him into the barricade. That was out of nowhere.

Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match: Jack Swagger vs Christian

-Remember when these two feuded in ECW and we all thought Swagger had great potential?

-It’s a shame neither of these guys ever got farther than they did. Of course, Swagger has no one to blame but himself.

-Christian wins with a frog splash off the top. Another good match. Zeb’s reaction to the loss was great.

Kofi Kingston vs Damien Sandow

-It’s two guys stuck in mid-card purgatory!

-Kofi wins in quick fashion with the SOS. Still don’t like that move as a finisher. Way too contrived.

Cody Rhodes (w/Goldust) vs Road Dogg (w/Billy Gunn)

-If Road Dogg is gonna wear a shirt at least give the Outlaws new ones to wear.

-Poor Goldust had to put on all of his make-up just to be a corner man for his brother at ringside.

-Cody wins with the Disaster Kick and both teams brawl after the match.

The Shield vs Daniel Bryan, Sheamus and Rey Mysterio

-The Wyatts cut a promo before the match. Bray used the term “games” than “war” in one sentence. Stop teasing War Games!

-If the WWE is going to add piped in chants, they need to do a better job of working in camera angles that doesn’t show anyone else cheering in the crowd.

-Great counter of the hurricarrana by Ambrose into a sit down splash.

-All hell breaks loose at the end with everyone getting some offense in. But The Shield gets the win after a Reigns spear on Rey Mysterio.

Until Next Time,

Justin C

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