Best: Way To Go Carlito’s Dad
Carlos Colon’s Hall of Fame ring has to be delivered to him in Torito’s nose, right? And then Carlito will spew apple on everyone? Being in a wrestling family must be weird.
Best: The Shield Sticks it to the Man
Needless to say I wasn’t looking forward to Smackdown’s Kane/Big Show main event. Kane and Show have less chemistry than any pairing in WWE history — they’ve probably wrestled literally (real literally, not Michael Cole literally) hundreds of times, and it’s never been any good.
Thankfully they got it over fairly quickly and the final few minutes of the show were great. Things weren’t going Kane’s way, but the guy’s no good at slithery Triple H-style evil, so he just starts screaming at The Shield to get in there and mob Show, and The Shield is all, “Come on man, a little subtlety. How gauche” and bail. Somehow Kane gets his hands of Rollins and tries to intimidate him and then BAM, FRIENDSHIP SPEAR FROM REIGNS, which is totally badass and reinforces Reigns and Rollins as the relationship at the core of The Shield. Reigns wouldn’t be spearing Kane for Ambrose.
So, The Shield has blatantly thumbed their nose at the authority, buuut, the incident was mostly the fault of Kane and his petty rage, and The Shield did do Triple H’s bidding earlier in the show, so they haven’t definitively joined with the forces of good. There’s still enough uncertainty here to keep us going until Wrestlemania, where, if there’s goodness in this world, we replay this scenario with Triple H and Daniel Bryan. Fingers crossed.