Shore's WWE Smackdown Hit List: Poor build for SummerSlam leads to only one Hit from Dean Ambrose vs. Cesaro, Bo Dallas gets abused, Eva Marie is Heath Slater with boobs, more


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Shore's WWE Smackdown Hit List: Poor build for SummerSlam leads to only one Hit from Dean Ambrose vs. Cesaro, Bo Dallas gets abused, Eva Marie is Heath Slater with boobs, more
2014-08-16 12:01:25


By Chris Shore

WWE Smackdown Hits

Dean Ambrose vs. Cesaro: A mild Hit because the match was entertaining, but much like the rest of the show, it didn't reach the heights it could have. Cesaro has been on a crazy losing streak for unknown reasons, and Ambrose has an high profile match at SummerSlam, so barring any interference the ending was never in doubt. That hurt this match more than anything. Still, the fans gave it the "awesome" chant and it's fair to call this a Hit, even if it's the only one on the show.

WWE Smackdown Misses

Build for SummerSlam: Go home Smackdowns can be brutal, and this one was no exception. It's not that WWE puts on bad shows before PPVs, it’s that they put on the most vanilla show they can. Not a single story advanced in any significant way on the show. Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins had a short face off that really didn't do any thing, as did Dolph Ziggler and Miz, and Rusev and Jack Swagger. Paige and AJ had the most storytelling, but it was just a brawl that ended up with AJ on her back. Other than that it was meaningless match after meaningless match with a few video packages sprinkled in. I grow so weary of WWE looking past go home Smackdowns.

Jack Swagger vs. Bo Dallas: What has happened to Bo Dallas? Swagger picked his ankle and beat him in less than a minute, and then we don't even get the full heel promo from him to cover for it. I thought the act had real potential, but WWE is squandering it by having him lose to R-Truth and never getting his heat back.

AJ Lee vs. Heath Sla….er, Eva Marie: Heath Slater and Eva Marie have the same exact storyline. The details are slightly different, but both are (storyline) unworthy wrestlers who are winning off of distractions. It's bad enough when WWE or TNA retreads each other's stories, but now WWE is retreading their own in real time!

Roman Reigns vs. Miz: A mild miss here. The match wasn't terrible, but it was far away from exciting as it could have been without being bad. We already saw Reigns drop Miz with a single punch at the top of the show--something they showed us about 50 times in replays--and now we are supposed to believe he's a legitimate threat to Reigns? Hell, even the sneak attack on the leg ended in Reigns just muscling out of the figure four. Plus, here was a moment where they could have built more for Reigns and Randy Orton as the last thing we see before SummerSlam. Instead, we get Ziggler staring at Miz and Reigns celebrating a win over the very weak Intercontinental Champion.

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