Riley’s Corner: WWE Smackdown Review for 11-23-12

Riley’s Corner

With Riley Ross

Welcome back to Riley’s Corner. I hope that every one of you had an excellent Thanksgiving. Tonight I will be discussing SmackDown and giving my snarky opinions on it. Don’t forget that you can follow me on Twitter @RileyRoss7. On commentary tonight is JBL and Josh Matthews and they are live from Grand Rapids, Michigan.

The show opens with MizTv and his special guest is the injured and over shown John Cena. The Miz as a dutiful host asks John Cena about the events that transpired Monday night such as the kiss with AJ and the knee injury. He explains about his limitations with his knee. He admits to liking the kiss which almost caused me to puke.  AJ comes out next and before she could answer the question Miz asked her out comes Dolph Ziggler and Vickie Guerrero. Cena cracks a joke about Vickie G. Dolph calls AJ trouble and a rotten egg. He implies that AJ is to blame for Cena injuring his knee. 

Ryback vs. Darren Young—Young’s tag team partner Titus O’Neil is on commentary. Ryback is destroying Darren Young. Somebody needs to take that damn whistle away from O’Neil. Ryback gets the win with his finishing move Shellshocked. Titus tries to talk to Ryback and gets a taste of SHellshocked.

R-Truth vs. Antonio Cesaro—The crowd is behind R-Truth as they chant USA. Most of the time they are quiet because the match is pretty much lackluster. R-Truth wins.

Sheamus and SmackDown GM Booker T are having a nice little chat. The beleaguered GM tells Sheamus that he will face Big Show once more at the TLC PPV. The chairs match will be for the title. Booker T also tells Sheamus that Big Show will be in a handicap match later tonight against Team Hell No.

Sin Cara vs. Alberto Del Rio—Holy hell miracles do happen as I couldn’t see any botches from Sin Cara. ADR got the win with Cross Arm breaker.

Nice backstage segment with Kane and Daniel Bryan. Nice of Kane to remind us of his history with Big Show. He told DB to team with Big Show and call themselves Team No-Show. This segment actually made me laugh several times. Team Hell No is once again at its comedic best.

Big Show vs. Team Hell No—Sheamus is shown along with William Regal watching the show from a suite. There is lots of action between Daniel Bryan and Big Show. Why in the hell does it matter if Daniel Bryan is a vegan? Why did JBL even bring that up? Creative needs to write his commentary for him, I will send them some crayons and paper. Bryan gets a two count before the Show sends him flying across the ring. Finally Kane gets the tag in to the match. He delivers a lot of offense to his opponent. Daniel Bryan tags in and tries to get the No Lock submission hold on. Big Show choke slams Daniel Bryan and gets the victory. Big Show tries to knock out Kane but DB comes to his partner’s defense. Show then goes up to the ramp to cut a promo directed at Sheamus.

Kofi Kingson vs. Damien Sandow—Wade Barrett is on commentary. On a side note, I would like to send Cody Rhodes best wishes for his shoulder injury. The action in this match isn’t just confined to the ring as both men take it outside the squared circle. Kingston gets the win and Barrett cuts a promo saying that he will take the IC title away from Kofi.

Dolph Ziggler vs. Randy Orton—This is the match that I have been waiting for all evening. Nice standing drop kick from Orton. I am just happy that he isn’t facing the boring ADR again. Apparently someone gave Josh Matthews a wrestling dictionary as he is using wrestling terms during a match. Color me impressed by that, now he needs a thesaurus. JBL just needs a mute button. Did you see that superplex? Holy shit that was fanfuckingtastic!!!!!!!! Orton is on FIRE!!! Unfortunately Ziggler counters the RKO and gets the victory. Ricardo Rodriguez and ADR come out to attack Orton but Ricardo gets an RKO and ADR runs like a coward. Meanwhile Ziggler escapes to the top of the ramp and gets attacked by Cena. Cena locks him into the STF while the referees are powerless to stop it. Helluva way to close the show.

In closing tonight’s episode of SmackDown was freaking awesome. Sure it might have been heavy on recaps but it made up for it with Team Hell No. The match of the night honor goes to Randy Orton and Dolph Ziggler. I give tonight’s episode a rating of an A+. Have a good night and a better tomorrow.

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