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Obviously, tonight's SmackDown was the go-home show to Over the Limit, so the focus was always going to be on building up to the pay-per-view, as it should be.
But the WWE basically completely ignored anyone and everyone who doesn't have a match on Sunday.
Where were Ryback, AJ, Antonio Cesaro and a few of the WWE's other midcarders who were nowhere to be found?
I realize that this probably speaks to a bigger problem (the lack of a midcard), but it's still kind of disheartening to see the WWE's up-and-down booking of its non-main eventers.
SmackDown's midcard guys, especially the new ones like Cesaro and Ryback, need to appear on the show every week so that the WWE audience can get accustomed to their characters.
Yet, most of the focus on tonight's show was around the same handful of guys who are always on: Sheamus, Randy Orton, Daniel Bryan, Big Show, Cody Rhodes, etc.
The main-event stars deserve their fare share of TV time, but not if it's going to force creative to completely leave a few guys who should be SmackDown mainstays off the show altogether.
Drake Oz is the WWE Lead Writer for Bleacher Report. You can follow him on Twitter and ask him any wrestling-related questions (to be answered in the B/R Mailbag) on Formspring.