SmackDown Review: One Of These Matches Should Have Been Reserved For WrestleMania 30...

This episode of SmackDown was presented from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In hopes to impress Triple H and get a spot on the WrestleMania 30 card, Daniel Bryan was looking for a victory when he was placed in a six-man tag match. Also, two former world champions, Batista and Christian, further solidified their heel turns on the road to WrestleMania.

Real Americans vs. Big E/Mark Henry
In this match, the problem was not the Real Americans getting the victory. The problem is the lack of interest WWE is placing in both Big E and Mark Henry. The IC title had such an opportunity to become relevant again when Big E took it from Curtis Axel. The issue is not Big E like it was Curtis Axel. Big E is over and has the potential to be a top star in the not-too-distant future. However, it seems like WWE has a continued lack of interest in the midcard titles, which is sad. Thankfully, Big E had an opportunity to defend it at Elimination Chamber, but a highlighted match at WrestleMania can be an opportunity to right the wrong regarding booking that title recently. As far as Mark Henry, he has been so terribly booked since his return. Such a shame.

Sheamus vs. Alberto Del Rio
Good match between the two, and Christian interfering further solidifies his heel turn. It appears as if Sheamus vs. Christian at WrestleMania XXX is pretty much a lock, but this match does not have very much intrigue to it for such a big stage. At least Christian will get a marquee singles match at a WrestleMania, because this very well may be his last. Sheamus vs. Cesaro would have been so much better though.

Batista vs. Dolph Ziggler
Now this is the match that would have been better suited for WrestleMania. It is clear that Batista does not need to be in the WWE World Heavyweight Championship match, and he was forced by the WWE Universe to turn heel. Dolph Ziggler is still one of the best in-ring performers on the roster, and has a huge fanbase. So why not let Ziggler go over Batista? Much better than Fandango going over Chris Jericho last year. Of course, with all the PR revolving around Batista being a crossover star now, this would not happen. However, the investment should be more in Ziggler than Batista from a long-term perspective, so WM 30 would have been a great opportunity to revive anything that Ziggler once had.

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