WWE Friday Night Smackdown (8/23/13)…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 This week’s Smackdown was a doozy as we opened up hot with a great match between the current and a former IC champion in Rhodes and Axel. Hayman proves again that he is one of the greatest managers to ever be at ringside. The match that featured the WHC was a solid match but it saw Del Rio get the victory. I thought this for sure was going to be Christians go home victory after the loss at the PPV. But alas it was not as Del Rio got the clean win again. The way the show closed was what made it worth watching I cannot express enough the fact that the American Dragon Bryan Danielson is the hottest thing in wrestling right now. And this was a match that again proved that fact, the Steel Cage Main Event saw Wade Barrett and Bryan go at it for almost 45 minutes and put on a clinic in steel cage matches and made Smackdown worth watching for this week…

Hour 1

1.       Singles Match: Cody Rhodes vs. © Curtis Axel w/Paul Heyman
Winner: © Curtis Axel via Pin Fall
Rating: 3.5 Stars out of 4
Notes: Good Match, Hayman provides the distraction so Axel can get the win…

2.       Singles Match: Big E Langston vs. Dolph Ziggler
Winner: Ziggler via Pin Fall
Rating: 3.5 Stars out of 4
Notes: Solid Match, With a solid but predictable ending…

3.       Singles Match: Christian vs. © Alberto Del Rio
Winner: © Del Rio via Submission
Rating: 4 Stars out of 4
Notes: Good Match, Del Rio again gets a clean win over Christian…

Hour 2

4.       Tag Team Match: Mark Henry n Big Show vs. 3MB
Winner: Henry n Show via Pin Fall
Rating: 3 Stars out of 4
Notes: Solid squash match, 3MB are great jobbers…

5.       Singles Match: Darren Young w/Titus Oneil vs. Antonio Cesaro w/Swagger n Colture
Winner: Darren Young via Pin Fall
Rating: 3 Stars out of 4
Notes: Good Match, Pushed forward the PTP vs Real Americans feud…

6.       Main Event, Steel Cage Match: Daniel Bryan vs. Wade Barrett
Winner: Daniel Bryan via Pin Fall
Rating: 4 Stars out of 4
Notes: Amazing Match, Another classic win for Bryan…

Overall Rating: 3.5 Stars out of 4

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

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