Earlier this week I expressed how I am little bit more satisfied with WWE on how they pushed their younger talent on Raw this past week. Well it turns out they did the same thing on Smackdown this week. Smackdown had a different vibe this week for me then it usually does. The show started out with two prime veterans in Kane and Edge. They fought in a Last Man Standing Match for the World Heavyweight Title. Edge won and retained the title.
The second match highlighted two of the stars of the future, Kofi Kingston and Dolph Ziggler for the Intercontinental Title. Kofi won then beat Dolph in an immediate rematch.
The match that stood out to me the most is the fatal four way between Dolph Ziggler, Big Show, Cody Rhodes and Drew McIntyre. Dolph won with a little help from another youngster Wade Barrett who is now on Smackdown.
The Main Event was a 2 out of 3 falls match between Alberto Del Rio and Rey Mysterio. Mark my words, Del Rio will be a World Heavyweight Champion eventually. He’s one of the best pure wrestlers I’ve seen in a long. He reminds me a lot of JBL but better in terms of wrestling skills.
Both Smackdown and Raw have some great young talent and it’s wonderful to see them starting to utilize their younger talent. I expect some great things out of WWE this year even if it is PG. Stay tuned, because the Road to Wrestlemania begins soon.