It’s the Wrestlemania go-home show! Oh boy, for once Smackdown is sure to be packed with exciting important stuff, right? Uh, right?
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Worst: The Smackdown Before Wrestlemania
Man, you thought the Raw before Wrestlemania was mostly pointless time filling? The Smackdown before Wrestlemania is a two-hour answering machine message.
“You’ve reached the WWE. We’re busy celebrating ourselves right now, so here’s 500 video packages and a Titus O’Neil match.”Subscribe to UPROXX
Worst: Dolph Ziggler has Never Been Hotter!
And speaking of that Titus O’Neil match…
Well, this was fairly lousy. Titus is carrying around his Wrestlemania muscles, so he’s extra stiff and clunky and Dolph, well, I’m not sure what the hell Dolph was doing here. At one point Dolph goes for the Fameasser and Titus is just “nah, rather not” and doesn’t go down so Dolph slides off him like a goob, then both guys just sort of start swinging their arms in each others’ general direction and nobody is selling anything, and it’s probably the worst sequence I’ve seen on WWE TV in a long time. Eventually Ziggler wins and JBL pipes in with a comment about how he’s “never been hotter”. STOP SAYING THAT ABOUT A GUY WHO WON TWO WORLD TITLES WWE.
Worst: This Pairing Is Unacceptable
Much of the show was dedicated to promoting Fan Axxess in segments hosted by Renee Young and Jerry Lawler. Renee and Jerry Lawler. That pairing is like having your creepy uncle whisper dirty jokes about high school crush in your ear. Appalling.
That said, Axxess does look pretty rad. There’s a Fruity Pebbles foam pit guys. I know you’ve got a movie to premier and NXT Divas to stalk Brandon, but I sincerely hope you took time out to give the Fruity Pebbles foam pit the attention it deserves.