[I’m still experimenting with the way I format my reviews until I find something that feels just right. Let me know what you think.]
If you don’t have time to watch Smackdown, then you probably don’t have time to read a lengthy review, complete with commentary, predictions, and cynical sidetracks. My Notes version of Smackdown is below. If it piques your interest enough to read on, the slideshow breaks down Smackdown segment by segment, complete with my questions and attempts to see the future.
Eve is still easier on the eyes than John Laurinaitis, and Cody Rhodes will be getting his rematch with Christian at an undetermined date in the future.
Darren Young and Titus O'Neil are on the rise in the tag team division, and Ryback is finally interesting.
Santino's character still depends more on comedy than wrestling as he works a program with a ring announcer, Sheamus is still a bad role model for children, and Swagger is now jobbing to main-event-caliber stars.
Damien Sandow continues with his genius gimmick, Big Show goes full-fledged heel, and Daniel Bryan goes crazy with a chair on Kane.
Alberto Del Rio is named the No. 1 Contender for the World Heavyweight Championship, and Randy Orton is left in limbo now that Chris Jericho has been suspended.
Now, if you care to read more about any of these happenings, please enjoy the slideshow.