TRIU Friday Night Smackdown Review (2/14/14)


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Match #1 (6 Man Tag Match) D.Bryan/Christian/Sheamus vs. The Shield (Winner: The Shield via PF, Rating: 3.5 of 4): It was a fast paced and fun match. The finish saw Sheamus accidently hit Christian with a Brough Kick and then took a spear from Reigns allowing Ambrose to get the pin. Overall it was a awesome way to open up Smackdown…

Video Package: A video package was shown hyping WM30…

Match #2 (Singles Match): Fandango w/Summer Rea vs. The Miz (Winner: Miz via PF, Rating: 2.5 of 4): Midway thru the match we are joined by Santino and Emma who are told to got to the back by Summer Rea. Rea/Emma get into a physical altercation that allows Santino to hit Fandango with the cobra!! Miz finishes off Fandango with a Skull crushing finale to get the pin and the win. Overall this match was very slow and uninteresting until Santino came out…

Backstage Segment: A backstage interview is conducted with Cesaro about EC PPV and his match with WWE Champ Orton tonight!!...

Match #3 (Fatal 4 Way)(#1 Contender for IC Title): Mark Henry vs. Rey Mysterio vs. Jack Swagger vs. Kofi Kingston (Winner: Swagger via Sub, Rating: 4.0 of 4): IC Champ Big E is on commentary. This was a really good match between 4 solid competitors and was very entertaining to watch. The finish saw Swagger catch Kofi in a finisher and lock in the Patriot Lock. Overall this was a great way to throw together a IC title match for EC with 2 weeks till the PPV…

Video Package: A video package is shown for the Ultimate Warrior hyping his induction into the WWE HOF, Followed by the video package for Lita hyping her induction this year…

Video Package: The RAW Rebound video package is shown highlighting Betty White as the Guest Host…

Match #4 (8 Man Tag Match): Rhodes Bros’ /The USO’s vs. NAO/Rybaxel (Winner: USO/Rhodes Bro via PF, Rating: 3.5 of 4): Really good match the crowd was really into it. All the teams got their spots in and gave the crowd a good show. The finish saw Jay Uso hit the splash on Road Dogg for the pin. Overall another victory for the USO’s who deserve their upcoming title shot…

Backstage Segment: A backstage interview with WWE WHC Randy Orton as he discusses the events of recent weeks and his match tonight with Cesaro…

Video Package: A video package was shown hyping WM30…

Video Package: A video promo is shown hyping former NXT wrestler Alexander Rusev…           

Match #5 (Singles Match): Darren Young vs. Damien Sandow (Winner: Young via PF, Rating: 3.0 of 4): Young’s former partner Titus O’Neil is on commentary. Video is shown of Darren attacking O’Neil last week on SD. The match was over pretty quick with the finish seeing Young get the surprising rollup pin. After the match Titus attacked Young and Darren fought him off.Overall excellent way to set up a 1 on 1 match between these two….

Match #6: (6 Diva’s Tag Match): Cameron/Bella Twins vs. AJ Lee/Foxana (Winner: Cameron/Bella’s via PF, Rating: 3.0 of 4): Eve Marie and Tamina are ringside. This was a pretty good match with a surprise ending. The finish saw Cameron hit Aksana with a spike DDT for the win. Overall a match that was more entertaining than expected…

Video Package: A video promo is shown of HHH hyping Cesaro in the Chamber at the PPV…

Match #7 (Singles Match)(ME): © Randy Orton vs. Cesaro w/Zeb Colture (Winner: Cesaro via PF, Rating: 3.5 of 4): This was a really good match!! A lot of back and forth between Cesaro and Orton keeping the crowd involved the entire time. The finish was fast and furious with Cesaro hitting his finisher for the win. Overall it was a great main event and a awesome way to end the show…

Overall Rating (3.5 of 4): This episode was very well planned out and well booked. Having a surprise to end the show like that really made it worth watching…

Match of the Night: Match #3 (Fatal 4 Way)(#1 Contender for IC Title): Mark Henry vs. Rey Mysterio vs. Jack Swagger vs. Kofi Kingston (Winner: Swagger via Sub, Rating: 4.0 of 4)


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