SmackDown Weekend Review: The Wyatt Family Continue On Their Quest To Recruit Daniel Bryan
CM Punk vs. Dean Ambrose
This match would have been much better suited as a US Championship match on the TLC pay per view. Not only would it have been a great opportunity to bring back the prestige of the midcard title, but it would have been more anticipating than CM Punk vs. The Shield. Both competitors showed how much a proper build of this match would have lived up to its expectations, and could have been a show-stealer at the PPV. Something needs to be done with that US title. Fast.
Natalya vs. Tamina Snuka
Sadly, Tamina Snuka is starting to become AJ Lee's proxy jobber. She deserves better. Natalya is finally getting her chance to win the Divas Championship after over three years, and this feud is developing quite well. The emphasis should not be so much on the Total Divas show, but more on both of their abilities to wrestle in the ring.
The Real Americans vs. Rey Mysterio/Big Show
I suppose Big Show was a good choice to be the mystery partner of Rey Mysterio. The match was good, but I am a bit confused on Big Show's state right now. Apparently he is no longer in the angle with the Authority (good), and WWE Creative has rescinded the concussion storyline they were commencing after the punt. Big Show and Alberto Del Rio seemed like they were going to start a filler feud, but ADR loses cleanly to Sin Cara on Raw. Yep, I am lost as well.
Randy Orton vs. Daniel Bryan
This match should not have ended in a clean finish. It may have happened to make Bryan even more of an underdog, but it was unnecessary. He is already going to be in a three-on-one handicap match at TLC. That is underdog enough.
This recruiting angle is very intriguing, however. In fact, it has developed to be one of the best angles in the WWE right now. Should the handicap match be booked for TLC? Similar to CM Punk vs. the Shield, no. Bray Wyatt alone would have been a better match, and we may not be able to see that match on a pay-per-view anytime soon with the Royal Rumble and WrestleMania season approaching. With the exception of the handicap match, this recruitment element of the feud is coming along quite well.
"You know what we are Bryan ... And at #WWETLC, you'll finally realize what YOU really are. JOIN US!" - @WWEBrayWyatt, #SmackDown— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) December 7, 2013
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