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


prowrestling.net
MEMBERSHIP INFO | LOG-IN | CONTACT US | SUBMIT NEWS | ABOUT US
Insider News • Live TV & PPV Coverage • Hitlists • Results • Blogs

HOME | WWE NEWS | TNA NEWS | MMA NEWS | ALL NEWS | TV & PPV | ARENA REPORTS | VIEWPOINTS | PRODUCT REVIEWS | AWARDS



Dot Net App
GOT AN IPHONE, IPAD, IPOD TOUCH, SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB, OR ANDROID PHONE?

THEN BE SURE TO DOWNLOAD OUR NEW FREE APP
(or SEARCH "pro wrestling" in App Store or Android Marketplace)

Dot Net Podcast
CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE TO DOT NET FREE PODCAST IN ITUNES OR CLICK HERE FOR LISTING OF LATEST SHOWS

Former Staff Editorials 3


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.

RECOMMEND THIS ARTICLE:


READ OUR INSIDER NEWS BEFORE ANYONE ELSE! BECOME A MEMBER FOR JUST $7.50 A MONTH (or less with a year-long sub) - GET THE FIRST LOOK AT EXCLUSIVE INSIDER DOT NET NEWS, TONS OF EXCLUSIVE AUDIO CONTENT, MEMBER MESSAGE BOARD ACCESS, START YOUR OWN BLOG, AND VIEW THE SITE WITHOUT ANY ADVERTISING: SIGN ME UP (or MORE INFO)



RELATED ARTICLES FROM MGID AFFILIATE SITES...

From Around the Web


MEMBERSHIP INFO
Become a Dot Net Member right now for $7.50 a month or $66 a year ($5.50 a month avg.). Get exclusive audio, first-look insider news, Forum access, member blogs, more...

CLICK FOR SIGN-UP INFO


The Current Must-Read List
Gutteridge's WWE NXT Hit List: The Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic begins with Neville and Crowe vs. Gable and Jordan, and The Ascension vs. Rhyno and Corbin
Gleed's Blog: WWE is losing out on a ton of money with Rusev
WWE News: Jimmy Snuka removed from the WWE Hall of Fame page
9/2 Zim's WWE NXT TV review: The Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic kicks off with Neville & Solomon Crowe vs. Gable & Jordan and The Ascension vs. Rhyno and Baron Corbin, Apollo Crews in action, Alexa Bliss vs. Blue Pants and Eva Marie vs. Billie Kay, and appearances from Johnny Gargano and Tomasso Ciampa
9/2 Moore's TNA Impact Wrestling TV Review: EC3 vs. Matt Hardy for the TNA Title or Jeff Hardy's freedom on the line, GFW's Hostile Takeover, Bobby Lashley vs. Chris Mordetzky, Magnus's Feast or Fired contract is cashed in, PJ Black vs. Bobby Roode for the King of the Mountain Championship, and Kenny King vs. Bram
9/2 Powell's Ring of Honor TV Review: Jay Lethal vs. Hanson for the ROH TV Title, Jay Briscoe vs. Adam Page, Cedric Alexander vs. Caprice Coleman, and Cheeseburger vs. Bob Evans
09/02 Dot Net Weekly Audio Show Set List: Jimmy Snuka arrested on murder charge, Bram arrested, shooting at the WWE Performance Center, TNA's TV future, Hulk Hogan asks for forgiveness, WWE Night of Champions
9/1 WWE Smackdown TV spoilers: Full results of Thursday's television show (spoilers)
WWE News: Medical update on man shot at the WWE Performance Center
WWE statement on the arrest of Jimmy Snuka, still listed as a WWE Hall of Famer
ACCESS PREVIOUS MUST-READ ARTICLES

Vote In Our Latest Poll

WWE Raw Poll: Grade the August 31 episode
 
pollcode.com free polls
VOTE IN OR SEE RESULTS OF PREVIOUS POLLS
VOTE IN OR SEE RESULTS OF PREVIOUS POLLS

Dot Net Free Podcasts
08/27 Prowrestling.net All Access Podcast - The Pretentious Pro Wrestling Podcast on the state of the WWE Divas Division, NXT Women's Division coming out of SummerSlam weekend
08/24 Prowrestling.net Podcast: Joel Gertner joines Jonny Fairplay to provide an in-perspective take on WWE SummerSlam weekend
08/24 Prowrestling.net Live Podcast: Special guest Justin Credible and Jason Powell take your phone calls the day after WWE SummerSlam
08/23 Prowrestling.net Live Podcast: Jason Powell and Zack Zimmerman take your phone calls on SummerSlam Sunday regarding the biggest show of the summer and NXT Takeover: Brooklyn
08/22 Prowrestling.net Not Exactly Live Podcast: Darren Gutteridge and Haydn Gleed talk WWE SummerSlam and completely ignore your phone calls
08/21 Prowrestling.net Live Podcast: Jason Powell and John Moore take your phone calls during the second of our of SummerSlam weekend shows
08/20 Prowrestling.net Live Podcast: Jason Powell and Will Pruett take your phone calls in the first our of SummerSlam weekend shows
08/19 Prowrestling.net Podcast: Triple H takes pro wrestling media questions and promotes Saturday's NXT Takeover: Brooklyn live special
08/18 Prowrestling.net All Access Podcast: WWE Raw audio review - In-person perspective on Brock Lesnar's homecoming, Dolph Ziggler's return, final hype for WWE SummerSlam, and more
08/08 Prowrestling.net All Access Podcast: Ultima Lucha Audio Review - Will Pruett and John Moore on Lucha Undergound's Season Finale!
CLICK FOR FULL LISTING OF ALL PODCASTS

Latest from Our Affiliate Site

_pwtorch.com_
CLICK HERE FOR MORE PWTORCH HEADLINES

© 2008-2012 LAST ROW MEDIA LLC • ALL RIGHTS RESERVED -- PRIVACY POLICY