TRIU Friday Night Smackdown Review (8/16/13)…

                                                                                                                                                This was the last show before the greatest event of the Summer and just like every WWE show after featuring Daniel Bryan in the Main Event it was a great show. They did a great job of setting up their main events for the PPV. And there were actually a lot of good matches that were enjoyable to watch. If you didn’t catch this week I suggest you go on HuluPlus and check the replay of the match between Bryan and Barrett great match with a few good spots. Overall a decent show and gave you a lot of wrestling with a lot of storyline packed into 2 hours. Now onto the matches…

Hour 1

1.       Singles Match: Christian vs. Damien Sandow
Winner: Christian via Pin Fall
Rating: 3 Stars out of 4
Notes: Christian spears Sandow and then gets attacked by Del Rio before Christian fights him off…

2.       Diva Tag Team Match: Kaitlyn, Natalya vs. Layla, © AJ Lee
Winner: Layla, © AJ Lee via Pin Fall
Rating: 3 Stars out of 4
Notes: Good Match Saw AJ use a rarely seen “Shining Wizard” kick to the head finish…

3.       6 Man Tag Match: RVD, Henry, Big Show vs. © The Shield
Winner: RVD, Henry and Big Show via Pin Fall
Rating: 3.5 Stars out of 4
Notes: Solid Match With a great finish that saw Dean Ambrose gets KO’d by the Big Show…

Hour 2

4.       Singles Match: Jack Swagger vs. The Miz
Winner: The Miz via Pin Fall
Rating: 3 Stars out of 4
Notes: Zeb Colture, Antonio Cesaro @ Ringside…

5.       Singles Match: © Curtis Axel vs. Zach Ryder
Winner: © Curtis Axel via Pin Fall
Rating: 3 Stars out of 4
Notes: OK Match basically a setup for a Paul Heyman promo…

6.       No DQ Singles Match, Main Event: Daniel Bryan vs. Wade Barrett
Winner: D.Bryan via Pin Fall
Rating: 4 Stars out of 4
Notes: Orton comes out after Bryan’s win and poses with the MiTB match…

Overall Rating: 3.25 Stars out of 4

Match of the Night: (SM)(NDQ)(ME) Bryan vs. Barrett (4 Stars out of 4)

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