Welcome to another edition of Laying the Smackdown! This week we have the return of the Highlight Reel with Chris Jericho; his guests are Dolph Ziggler and Vickie Guerrero. Sheamus and Alberto Del Rio were supposed to have a match but it never started. Lets get to the top picks of this week.
- Sin Cara def. Cody Rhodes
- Jinder Mahal def. two local wrestlers
- The Prime Time Players def. Primo and Epico (#1 Contenders Match)
- Christian def. Antonio Cesaro
- Rey Mysterio def. The Miz (non-title)
PRIMETIME PLAYERS BECOME #1 CONTENDERS TO TAG TEAM TITLES
Primo and Epico faced the PTP in a #1 contendership match. During the match, A.W. throws water on Kofi Kingston and A.W. ran into the ring and Kingston followed and attacked AW and the PTP causing the DQ much to the dislike of Epico & Primo. As of 8/10/12 A.W. has been released by the WWE. I feel this is a combination of a lot of things. I feel like he didn’t bring much to the WWE except annoyance. I am personally happy that he is gone.
CHRIS JERICHO’S THE HIGHLIGHT REEL RETURNS
Vickie Guerrero comes out first w/o Dolph. She says that Ziggler won’t lower himself to appear on the segment. Guerrero will speak on his behalf. They go back and forth with banter, which causes Guerrero to scream and try to leave. Guerrero says that Ziggler knows that Jericho has lost his touch and he will prove it at Summerslam. Ziggler tries to sneak attack Jericho but Jericho catches him. Ziggler then hits the Zig-Zag, and hits Jericho in the head with his briefcase to end the segment. I feel this was stupid because it was just a repeat of the past few weeks. Hopefully Jericho will win at Summerslam.
JINDER MAHAL AND RYBACK PLAY CAN YOU TOP THIS?
Jinder Mahal has set out to prove that he can beat 2 jobbers faster than Ryback can. It is supposed to be a 2 on 1 match but Mahal orders the ref to send one of them to the apron. He defeats the legal man by a Spinebuster, than the Camel Clutch. He then hits both men with a Double Camel Clutch. Ryback’s music hits while Mahal runs off. Ryback than hits a double Shell Shock. I like Ryback finally having a feud. I am interested to see where this goes.
MIZ CONTINUES HIS DOWNWARD SLIDE
It was just 3 weeks ago that The Awesome One pinned Christian to become the new Intercontinental Champion. Now he is basically back to being a jobber after losing to Rey Mysterio. The former WWE Champion needs to get his head back on right. Otherwise The Marine may be a former champion real quickly. And for god sakes Miz go back to the Faux Hawk you look like a child with this hair cut.
ALBERTO DEL RIO LOSES #1 CONTENDERSHIP TO WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
Alberto Del Rio is pissed that Sheamus took his car on a joy ride on Monday’s Raw. Sheamus apologizes and asks Booker T if the World Heavyweight Championship can be tonight. Booker makes the match official, while Del Rio says that he filed paperwork with the police about what happened on Monday. As the match began, police officers come down to the ring and Del Rio tries to stop them because he wants the match. Sheamus fights them off and then gets attacked by the “police”. After Smackdown in a WWE.com exclusive Booker T announced that he takes responsibility for what happened and he strips Del Rio of his #1 Contendership to the World Title. It will be interesting to see who will now challenge Sheamus for his World Title at Summerslam.
This week’s Smackdown gets a 6 from me. It was okay. Nothing popped out at me that seemed good. All the storylines were followed, and a new one popped up with Ryback and Jinder Mahal. See everyone next week for another edition of Laying the Smackdown!