Well, you guys beat me to a Raw one, so I figure I should do this instead.
SmackDown Mid-Term Report Akio: C -- Could be using him far better than fodder for others. Billy Gunn: D -- Still on my TV, sadly. I guess I could deal with him being jobbed out. Kidman: C+ -- Actually gets some exposure, and doesn't look bad. Booker: B -- Being forced to job out to UT was not his fault. Could light up the US division if given the chance. Dudleys: C- -- Boring and old. Haas: B- -- Was coming into his own in the Tag division, but now that Rico is injured, his future is in question. Chavito: B -- Without Classic, he will be lost. But I feel compelled to give him a B because he's one of two recognizable cruisers and a good-to-great worker. Bashams: D -- I can't tell them apart. Still. Eddie Guerrero: A -- Carried the show for some time, built some heat for JBL with the SICK bladework at JD. Still entertaining on the mic, still glorious in the ring. Funaki: C- -- Always makes me sad thinking how well Kaientai could've been used. Holly: D -- See B. Gunn. Noble: B -- Another of the bright spots in the cruiserweight division. A very small part of me still wants to think that Creative knows what it's doing and will give me some good cruiser action involving him, Kidman, Rey, and Chavito. Cena: A- -- The moveset needs to expand, as the heat will always be there. However, face Cena gets kinda old, they need to turn him heel again. JBL: B -- Not so bad on Bradshaw's part, his character is actually quite intriguing, but he can't work to save his life. Still, could be a DiBiase-type upper-midcard heel. No, I take that back. DiBiase was God. Stamboli: D -- Um, who? Angle: B- -- Me wanna see him wrestle again! The Comimsh Angle doesn't do anything for me. He gets a B for his amazing work before he died. Jindrak: C -- He tries, I'll give him that. He's also bland, which is unhelpful. Cole: B -- Works well with Tazz. Actually focuses on the in-ring product, despite how bad it may be. He and Tazz do a legit job of selling the action, which is more than what you can say about Horny Bastard and Senile Fuck over at Raw. Mordecai: C- -- He needs to be bigger. He's kinda amusing, but needs a definite feud instead of going after random people. I'll give him the benefit of the doubt, though. Nunzio: C -- Bumps like a maniac when he gets the chance. Which is not often. Orlando Jordan: D -- Wasn't he supposed to be big? Paul London: C -- I got two words for you, WWE: FUCK YOU. Dupree: A- -- I can't resist the power of the OUTRAGEOUS FRENCH DANCE~! Rey Rey: A- -- When he has direction, he's fun to watch. WWE did a good job of establishing him as a top player and not just a cruiser. Sadly, creative doesn't always give him something to work with. Rico: B -- He was beginning to grow on me (make what jokes you may), but then he had to go off and get injured. Rikishi: C- -- Has outlived his usefulness. RVD: B+ -- They have got to turn him heel as soon as possible. Sable: D -- I don't remember the last time I cared for her. Sakoda: C -- See Akio. Kenzo: C -- See Mordecai. Scotty: D -- See Rikishi. Shannon Moore: C -- I have sympathy for all cruisers. Spike: C -- In the Nunzio category. Tazz: A -- A true bright spot in the chasm that is SD!. Tazz is the only person that can make me remotely care for SmackDown. Torrie: D+ -- She's actually a lot like Sable - non-existant wrestling and/or mic skills, but atleast she's not wrinkled. Undertaker: B+ -- Healthy for the first time in a while, and it shows in the ring. However, I don't wanna see him and Eddie feud, he should be used in a prolonged feud to get some upper midcard guy into the Main Event.
SmackDown: C- -- Everything that needs and doesn't need to be said has already been said.
Well I'm sure this tape is now sitting in the WWE Vault along with the rest of the AWA or NWA Archives that they own. If they were smart I wouldn't be surprised if it shows up on The Best of Ric Flair Volume 2.