Top 4 of Smackdown 8/3/12

I lost FCW to do a Top 4 for, so it seems only suiting that I would pick up the B show and explain why you should watch. Going in everyone already knew Booker T was going to be GM. And everyone groaned. It’s not really fair of WWE to have spoiled it themselves! I avoid Smackdown spoilers very carefully all week because I like that element of surprise and then… BAM! “Hi, Booker T is GM.” And I honestly thought I would hate it, but…

4. Booker T as GM

Okay, Booker T is pretty inarticulate during commentary for the most part, it’s why Podswoggle came up with #ShitMyBookerSays. As GM it’s like someone wanted to make sure you understood him. Was he perfect? Of course not. But there was something endearing about him while he was making matches and interacting with the Superstars. It was fun, well put together, and could make for a few, interesting storylines.

3. Chris Jericho, Christian, Kane vs. The Miz, Dolph Ziggler, Daniel Bryan

Okay, so it was a very random team against some of the better heels who are all on the cusp of not really being heels. So it’s almost like tweeners vs. tweeners with their leanings towards one direction or another? Either way they know how to put on a good match! Ziggler sells everything. Everything. The match was mostly about Jericho and Ziggler, though, which is why it dropped down a bit. Not because it wasn’t incredible, but because it felt like this was a way to make sure those other guys had some air time.

2. Randy Orton vs. Alberto Del Rio

Again, this one loses points because it wasn’t a full match. Though the story told was brilliant. Del Rio is angry after he had just said he would not fight until Summer Slam that now he’s stuck in a match with Orton. When things are starting to look lost Ricardo Rodriguez interferes, but before that the two were having what could almost be a brutal match. Almost. “Welcome back, Randy! Welcome back!” After the match ends due to disqualification Del Rio continues to work on Orton until Sheamus comes out to put a stop to it.

1. Sheamus vs. Tensai

I honestly usually prefer matches that are quick and bouncy. I prefer matches that have guys like Dolph Ziggler, Tyson Kidd, or Mike Dalton (watch NXT, seriously, he’s awesome). However, Sheamus and Tensai do not hold back while walloping one another. By the end of the match both have welts and are bloody. Despite liking speed I guess I have to give it up to a good, bloody brawl once in awhile as well.

And with that I close out with, now that Booker T is GM: #ScottStanfordForSmackdown

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