I attended Smackdown in San Jose last night with my buddy and my kids and the show was LONG. They taped four different shows. First was Superstars, then The Main Event, then one match for Saturday Morning Slam, and finally, Smackdown.
You can see photos from the night on our Facebook Page.
Wade Barrett beat Tyson Kidd in a fun match. Kidd got a lot of offense in and Barrett won with the elbow of death.
Antonio Cesaro beat Justin Gabriel in yet another fun match with his stuff pedigree-like maneuver. It was clear to me watching both Kidd and Gabriel live that they need to be on Raw every week.
The Main Event
The Big Show beat Randy Orton after a chokeslam. This match was painful to watch. There were three rest holds and the bear hug spot seemed to last hours. Orton got at least two comebacks, but with Orton’s normal slow working style and Show’s plodding style, the match was terrible.
Kofi Kingston quickly beat Michael McGillicutty. Since Miz is one of the announcers, he was there and Kofi challenged him to a title match as the main event of next week’s Main Event. The highlight was Miz’s velvet red jacket.
Saturday Morning Slam