Before I get into Smackdown, I felt so bad that I forgot acknowledge Ric Flair’s mothers death in my Tuesday column. Again my heart goes out to Ric and his family. And it seems like WWE forgot to acknowledge Mike Lockwood’s death. I didn’t bring it up on Tuesday thinking that they will mention him on Smackdown, but they didn’t, and I think that was totally wrong. They could have showed his picture and talked about him for at least a few minutes.
Just like Raw, Smackdown came through building up Sunday’s Survivor Series. First let me talk about the matches. I have to give MAJOR and I mean MAJOR PROPS to Kurt Angle, for doing all he could to get a decent match out of Nathan Jones. Nathan did nothing for me but Kurt was incredible. He worked his ass off during that match and it was decent enough for me to enjoy it. And I was shocked by the great reaction Bob Holly got when he ran into the ring to help Angle out after Matt Morgan beat the hell out of him. Holly who has been gone for a little more than a year really came back with vengeance. I was even getting into Holly go on this rampage. I also liked the match with Jamie Noble and Rey Mysterio vs. Akio and Sakada. All four guys put on a good match and I’m very anxious to find out with the name of Tajiri’s stable is going to be. Also, I’m really liking Noble. He’s coming off serious and focused and I can’t wait to see his match against Tajiri on Sunday.
I was one of the first ones to knock the Bashams when they started a few months ago. But every week I find their in ring work to be extremely good. I’m not into the whole Shaniqua thing but watching these two wrestle is fun. I can’t tell you how much I loved their handicap match against Chavo Guerrero last night. Chavo also put on a hell of a performance. I think Eddie and Chavo taking on these two guys Sunday will be one of the better matches of the night. The match that did nothing again for me was Bradshaw vs. A-Train. I really have nothing else to say about this one. So why not go on to a very good main event. John Cena the fifth member of Team Angle, and Chris Benoit vs. Big Show and Brock Lesnar. I loved it and John Cena was on really on last night. He had a damn good rap about Big Show, Lesnar and Team Sasquatch. It was funny and I think one of his best yet. He also looked very good in the ring. I like the face turn because he’s still got an edge to him. He isn’t sweet or kissing ass, he’s still feisty. I hope that’s how his character continues to be portrayed. Benoit did a great job as well and Brock has really grown on me. Watching Cena pin Show for the win made for a super Smackdown ending.
Well I guess you can tell the matches except for one really worked last night. As far as promo’s go, Undertaker held my interest the whole time. Don’t tell me that he’s not going back to the Darkside. I found his promo morbid yet so damn entertaining. Then we had Vince coming off like a nervous breakdown victim. I have no problem with that, however both of his segments were so damn long. I know he loves to overact, I just wish he realized that he doesn’t have to take up so much time we get it we really do. I was a little upset that they used the famous “your relative has been in an accident routine” for Eddie Guerrero. I would have loved to have seen him wrestle. But Chavo did come through in his match, so I guess I will have to wait until Sunday for Eddie. And another installment of The Cat was shown. Let’s see he’s a ladies man the Godfather of Soul, wait I thought that was James Brown. Well whatever he is I sure hope when he gets in the ring he’s as entertaining as his vignettes are.
Smackdown and Raw came through again. They each hyped up Sunday’s show beautifully. And on Sunday I will have my Survivor Series predictions. And for those of you that sent me your predictions, thank you. Keep them coming in. I’m amazed of the variations I’m getting. This is not the usual predictable WWE pay per view card, which makes things so much more exciting.