* Drew McIntyre lost to The Great Khali. Has the whole angle of McIntyre being forced to step up his game to keep his job really gone this route? At this point, McIntyre should be begging Long to wish him the best in his future endeavors.
* Bryan's opening promo with The Miz and Sheamus was entertaining. As a huge "Rocky" fan -- the fourth is the best, by the way -- I loved the references, especially the celebration yell with AJ playing the role of Adrian. If Bryan drops the title to Sheamus, which seems inevitable at this point, I wouldn't be opposed to him actually forming a tag team with The Miz. Yes, it may be counter-intuitive to logic, given The Miz's torment of Bryan on NXT, but this is a case where overlooking the past could lead to a bright future.
Sheamus d. The Miz
Dolph Ziggler and Jack Swagger d. Kofi Kingston and R-Truth
The Great Khali d. Drew McIntyre
Mark Henry d. Big Show by countout (presumably)
David Otunga d. Ezekiel Jackson
CM Punk vs. Daniel Bryan went to a double pin with no winner declared
I thought tonight's episode of Smackdown was exceptionally strong compared with what the show has been offering. Part of that stems from the live nature of the show, compared with being taped, as WWE always goes big for these special events. Sure, the Khali and tag matches weren't spectacular, but they didn't bring down the show too much. Most of the nit-picky negatives were offset by the excellent wrestling and storytelling offered in the main event.
Comment of the Night
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