WWE Friday Night Smackdown 1/11/2013 Review
Last week's show is here: http://prowresblog.blogspot.com/2013/01/wwe-friday-night-smackdown-142013-review.html
Booker T came out.
|"Raw gave you Cena vs Ziggler, tonight, I'll give you Antonio Cesaro vs The Viper Randy Orton." - Booker T|
|"That is a horrible idea. What is this, personal or something?" - Big Show|
Show went to threaten Booker T when Alberto Del Rio came in and beat him up:
Randy Orton vs Antonio Cesaro
|"Wow! Goodnight, goodnight! That's unbelievable!" - JBL|
Randy Orton beat Antonio Cesaro by DQ when the Shield interrupted. Nothing at all to see here I'm afraid. Cesaro tried, but it's Orton and he does the same match every week.
Matt Striker interviewed 3MB in the back:
|"We're gonna beat Sheamus like an irish drum." - Slater|
|"Officially 3MB enters the Royal Rumble match." - Drew|
|"No, no. It's that simple." - JBL on 3MB's chances of possibly winning the Royal Rumble|
|"Rock, I'm actually a huge fan of yours. Especially your college football career.|
|"I wanted to come to the place where The Rock played his games, except, you played in the Orange Bowl and they tore down the Orange Bowl." - Punk| "Laid the Smackdown on the Orange Bowl." - Heyman|
|"It's gone, just like the WWE you know. It's a metaphor, because this isn't the WWE you know and love. This isn't the WWE you dominated. This is my house now." - Punk|
|"You can come back to Miami, but truthfully Rock, I want you to know, you can never go home." - Punk|
|"Tonight, I'm gonna make sure Big Show gets a perfect picture of what La Familia means." - ADR|
Dolph Ziggler and AJ Lee vs The Great Khali and Natalya
|"We got our first inter-species match-up here. Khali and Natalya." - JBL|
|AJ bites the knee|
|"Michelle Tyson?" - JBL|
AJ bit Natalya in the face then hit a Shiranui for the win. A complete waste of time here that went maybe 2 minutes. Big E then rushed Khali and sent him on his backside.
|"I'm the best in the world. I'm better than the people and I'm better than you." - Punk to Rock|
|"In the era of CM Punk, it doesn't matter what your vision is." - Heyman|
|"Finally, the Rock has come back...home." - Rock|
|"This is my tag team partner and best friend, the essence of mustachioed magnificence, Cody Rhodes." - Sandow|
|"Sweet tap dancing Jesus, what is on your face?" - Rock|
|"Rutherford B. Hayes, B!tch." - Rock|
|"Your 19th century beard...it looks like what would happen if Abe Lincoln got busy with a Gremlin." - Rock|
|"No, not the Tooth Fairy. That's enough. Okay, 1993? Easy. Schindler's List." - Rock|
|"What happens when you combine a geological aggregate of minerals with its lowest form?" - Rock|
|"That would be, you get Rock Bottom." - Sandow | "Exactly" - Rock|
|The Rock does the People's Elbow with the Miami Hurricanes U hand signal|
Sheamus beat Slater in about 15 seconds with a Brogue Kick. No match here. 3MB walked out right as it started, Slater tried to sneak attack and got caught. A giant waste of time.
Kane and Daniel Bryan vs The Prime Time Players
World Heavyweight Title and Last Man Standing - The Big Show vs Alberto Del Rio
|"I need to get me one of those just to announce me walking into the building." - JBL|
|ADR saves the count by rolling to the outside|
|"Brilliant! Brilliant!" - JBL|
Overall thoughts: It's a one match show. There's really nothing to see here besides the main. If you like The Rock's usual schtick, you will probably enjoy his part on the show but I can't figure out why he was mostly used for comedy. Other than that, the other matches were all short and/or had dumb finishes. Find the main event and skip the rest.