The Saturday SLAM! II (Part Two)

A.C.Contributor IApril 10, 2010

HOUSTON, TX - APRIL 5:  (L-R) Former professional wrestler Ricky 'The Dragon' Steamboat gets thrown to the mat by WWE Superstar Chris Jericho during WrestleMania 25 at Reliant Stadium on April 5, 2009 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bill Olive/Getty Images)
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I hope you all had a great week. Once again it's time to kick back and review what all went down and some things you might have overlooked. It was an action packed week, so we needed two parts(click here for part one). It's now time for part two of the article.


To some people, it's a mystery why Daniel Bryan is ranked number one. Most people have figured out to as popularity, and they're right. Bryan has shone a lot of humility so far, which is a good quality for the fans...and his talent. How many times have you seen a professional superstar been defeated by a rookie or an upstart? I have several times.

My pick for number one is Wade Barrett. I admire Daniel Bryan's spunk, but he needs to step aside for now. Not long from now, Wade Barrett will be showcasing main events on RAW or Smackdown weekly. I'd also like to see Barrett in more tag matches, he shows some potential there in the way he can manipulate areas on the body.

The best news I've heard on NXT is Skip Sheffield's new decision. In an interview with Matt Striker, Sheffield was seen frusterated with the fans and his progress on NXT. He concluded that it's "No more Mr. Nice Guy!".

This is exactly what Skip Sheffield needs to do. His mentor is one of the most ferocious wrestlers in the WWE, William Regal. Regal has dreaded this entire experience so far. With Skip's new view on wrestling, William Regal may be half-way satisfied with his wrestling abilities.

Look forward to seeing Skip Sheffield higher in the rankings when the pros vote again.


For the first time, Jack Swagger had a chance to showcase his newly acquired World Heavyweight Championship to the great fans of Smackdown.

The celebration was short-lived when John Morrison responded to Jack Swagger's statement of "no one in that locker room" could challenge him for his title. A good number of people, including several here on B/R, believe that John Morrison is a future contender for Jack Swagger's championship. I'll stay on the shore for that comment.

John Morrison continued a usual stint until he mentioned Jack Swagger's supposed "speech impediment", which set Swagger off charging into John Morrison. JoMo dodged Swagger as he tumbled into the ropes outside the ring.

Morrison put up a tough match against match. But, in the end it wasn't enough to hang up Swagger. One gut-wrench powerbomb put away John Morrison.

It's also official that CM Punk will battle Rey Mysterio at Extreme Rules in a "Hair Cutting Match".

The mystery of the No.1 contender

The All-Star main event of Smackdown was former champion, Chris Jericho versus Edge for number one contender to fight Jack Swagger at Extreme Rules for the Heavyweight Championship.

The match rocked back and forth until Jericho left the ring area into the crowd. Edge gave chase. The two continued through the crowd until the referee reached a ten count.

Wait a second...then who's the number one contender?