If you missed it earlier, Don wrote a great preview of this show. He went into detail on every match and gave his thoughts on who was going to win and also who he’d book to win.
To me, this show is very much a blown up Raw with two exceptions. Because of how WWE protects The Undertaker, his return has to be on PPV. But it’s shown in the past that any old Undertaker angle doesn’t draw on PPV, even if he’s been away from a long time. And I don’t think that changes here. Shawn Michaels vs. The Undertaker was special. I highly doubt this will be. But the other reason is because The Miz vs. Daniel Bryan does have a little bit of buzz going for it. But other than those two matches, this is a cable television show.
If this is truly the Night Of Champions, why is The Big Show vs. CM Punk on this show? No one has any answers? Ok. I’ll pipe down and watch the show.
1. Dolph Ziggler vs. Kofi Kingston
I don’t watch Smackdown all that much anymore and still, it seems that I’ve seen this match 100 times.
Did Matt Striker just call Vickie Guerrero a BBW? What year is this?
Dolph Ziggler wrestles in a style that I really enjoy, but there’s something about his character that just doesn’t click. And Kingston is similar. Kingston is athletic, but he’s missing something in his personality.
All of the stips are on Kofi’s side. If Dolph gets DQd or counted out, he loses the match and the title.
About five minutes in, there was a nice near fall. Ziggler went for the sleeper hold, but Kofi pushed him off and hit a play of the day like maneuver but Ziggler got his feet on the ropes. Kofi also had a chance to try to win by count-out (which would’ve changed the belt), but threw him back in the ring. Cole called him out on it.
They traded sleeper holds and then Vickie went to slap Kofi, but Dolph stopped her for fear of getting DQd and losing his title. He goaded Kofi into missing his spin kick and then Ziggler hit the Zig Zag for the pin.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
2. CM Punk Vs. The Big Show
Somewhere, Matt Hardy is still blaming CM Punk for word getting out that he was sent home from Europe.
CM Punk was cheered by the Chicago crowd, but he turned them by first saying how much he loves Chicago, but how much he hates the people of Chicago.
Ok, that was a waste of Punk. After a few minutes, Show just punched him right in the face and it was over.
Winner: The Big Show
3. The Miz vs. Daniel Bryan
Miz started working on Bryan’s left shoulder, though I think Bryan uses his right arm dominantly when putting on the LeBell lock.