SmackDown 14/4/16 Review

For the first time in a long time I’m looking forward to sitting down to SmackDown. Kinda wish I’d stayed up for it!

Matches Quick Overlook :

Zack Ryder vs Baron Corbin
Winner : BARON CORBIN

Paige vs Emma
Winner : EMMA

Enzo Amore & Big Cass vs The Acension
(NUMBER ONE CONTENDERS TAG TEAM TOURNAMENT FIRST ROUND MATCH)
Winners : ENZO AMORE & BIG CASS

AJ Styles vs Alberto Del Rio
Winner : AJ STYLES

The VaudeVillains vs Goldust / Fandango
(NUMBER ONE CONTENDERS TAG TEAM TOURNAMENT FIRST ROUND MATCH)
Winners : THE VAUDEVILLAINS

Sami Zayn vs Chris Jericho
Winner : SAMI ZAYN (DQ)

MIZTV

Maryse starts the show off introducing us to Miz.. The thing is I think Maryse and Miz are cute when they are doing the lovely dovey couple thing. Its adorable whether they are bad guys or whatever. Always loved the Miz anyway. Their show of love was interrupted by Zack Ryder who had had enough of the vomit inducing ways of the A Lister Couple.

Just when we thought we had a Intercontinetnal Championship match against Miz and Ryder the Power Couple let us know that Ryder……. Might not be alive much longer.

ZACK RYDER vs BARON CORBIN
Baron Corbin wins by pin fall

I saw Corbin coming down and sighed sadly that Zack was going to get killed but a piece of me wondered. If Ryder loses it adds to the underdog story, he had his Mania moment, lost his belt the night later, got beat up by Corbin etc etc until he wins back the title… Or maybe Ryder will actually win kind of like by a fluke…

Well Ryder got his butt kicked. Just when you thought he was going to start taking it to Corbin and he runs into a End of Days to end the match.

Corbin was going to destroy Ryder on the outside but he was saved by a angry Ziggler who came down to put a stop to Corbin and continue their own story which I’m actually really interested in.

KEVIN OWENS

Awww Owens being cryptic yet not cryptic backstage with Renee. He seems happier knowing that Shane isn’t around to have him escorted from the building.

PAIGE vs EMMA
Emma wins by pin fall

Are we seeing a small push for Emma? She’s talking about showing Becky that nice girls finish last by destroying Paige and to be honest Emma dominated the match. She really did pretty much destroy Paige and she did it well.

I still kind of think Emma could do like a Big Boss Man kind of thing. That would suit especially with her darker look. Being the enforcer of the Women’s Division. I think it would work really well.

It was a good match but it was what it was. Love Emma getting a push.

ENZO AMORE / BIG CASS vs THE ASCENSION
Enzo Amore & Big Cass win by pin fall

I love that Enzo & Cass have been so well received on the main roster. A lot of people said their thing would only work on NXT and I never understood that. I understand why people say it about the VaudeVillains though they are proving the world wrong there (or at least I say they are) but Enzo & Cass looked made for the main roster.

The first round looked pretty boring other then VaudeVillains vs Golden Truth which I wasn’t too sure how it would play out (still not as of writing this) and it was sad to see The Ascension knowing they are going to probably lose easily to Enzo & Cass even though I Β want Enzo & Cass to win.

Actually it was a good match. It was nice to see The Ascension in a good match.

Near the end of the match where Konnor and Enzo were playing cat and mouse I was really impressed. Makes me want The Ascension to be taken more seriously again. They could be pretty great.

Them vs The Dudleys in the next round? Good times.

AJ STYLES / ALBERTO DEL RIO

AJ looking happy. It still makes me laugh that we have to kind of forget half of AJ’s career, as much as you might not like TNA it is one of the places AJ made his name and the creative ways they try to get around mentioning that part of his career is funny. Alberto Del Rio never makes any sense but I’m happy that AJ told him that his place is in the ring.

AJ STYLES vs ALBERTO DEL RIO
AJ Styles wins by pin fall

What a completely wonderful match. It once again showed why it was so sad that League of Nations mean nothing. Del Rio vs AJ in a longer feud needs to happen one day because that was just a great match.

AJ was lucky to win it. Del Rio got to shine and he kicked AJ’s butt. Some really great moments in the match too.

It also reminded me how much I dislike Saxton on commentary. He just isn’t needed on SmackDown at all. MR and King have such a great chemistry they could do it on their own. Saxton really did spend the whole time just fan girling over AJ and adding nothing to the match.

Still one hello of a match.

GOLDEN TRUTH / GOLDDANGO

Golden Truth continues to give the laughs we need. Poor Truth has been kicked out of the team! He’s been replaced with (can you guess? I guess you can’t!) FANDANGO!

So NOW I know that the VaudeVillains will go through!

Fandango is too perfect for words.

THE VAUDEVILLAINS vs GOLDDANGO
The VaudeVillains win by pin fall

Can we keep Golden Truth Dango? I want to see all three dancing all the time together. I don’t want Fandango to disappear its been too long since I saw him dancing properly.

Match was much better then last weeks debut against the Dragons but it also was much better because we got to see Fandango.

It was a short match, I’m not sure where Goldust actually disappeared too, he wasn’t exactly injured or badly hurt after the first part of the match but he completely disappeared leaving Fandango to dominate Gotch for a few seconds before he was completely double teamed.

So it started off better then ended up really messy and that was sad.

Still FANDANGO!!!! *DANCE*

CHRIS JERICHO

Wait… Did Jericho return at the Rumble? He didn’t return at the Rumble he was there during December wasn’t he? Wait have I just been dreaming Jericho into RAW and SmackDown for ages? I wouldn’t put it past me. I dream about Jericho more often then I wish to admit.

SAMI ZAYN vs CHRIS JERICHO
Sami Zayn wins by DQ

Well the match was going to be bloody brilliant. Why wouldn’t it? It has Jericho and Zayn against each other. It was a absolutely brilliant match and both of them tore the place down. Main event of SmackDown? Better then hell of a lot of PPV Main Events. Once more showing that Zayn has such a bright future at the top of WWE.

What made it better?

Owens and Ambrose on commentary.

They were just great. I so want to see some kind of tag team match against all four, I just want to continue seeing these four working together. It was brilliant. All four are funny, talented and have great chemistry.

I loved the end with Jericho hiding in the time keepers area after the match was DQ’d when Owens attacked Zayn.

What a way to end SmackDown.

FINAL THOUGHTS…

Great show. Some really brilliant matches and I like that they are putting random matches together but making them feel important too. Before when you’d get a random one there was just no point to it and it usually just ended with some boring 3 minute match. I liked that they gave each match a little bit of purpose and we got some really good matches.

I actually just realised how disappointing I’m going to find the tag team tournament but I do hope we get Vaudevillains vs Enzo & Cass instead of Usos vs Enzo & Cass.

It was a great episode of SmackDown.

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