Well, it looks like the "We have 2 months to kill before our next PPV" booking has officially started.
We have JBL and Undertaker continue their feud (not suprising, considering the ending to their Summerslam match), London & Kidman v. Noble & Guerrero (I like that), RVD v. Suzuki (oh god...), Mysterio v. Reigns (considering Angle has been angling for Luther to get a big push, I'm guessing Mysterio is gonna' get squashed), and Guerrero v. Angle (like that). Well, two of those sound good, but some of those feuds just seem odd (RVD v. Suzuki? Mysterio v. Reigns?)
EDIT: Oh yeah, and Booker v. Cena. Didn't do match 2 this week, so I guess they're gonna' try and drag that out.
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The answer to WWE's financial problems...
Never 'Wiener of the Day', and is actually quite bitter about it.
I don't know about the matches but the potential for what this show could set up is good. If these are all just matches that don't lead anywhere then it's a throw away show. But if the Chavo/Noble win leads to them teaming up more often and getting a title push then i'm all for that. I guess if they're not going to use the cruisers for the cruiserweight division they might as well use them for tag matches.
Also Mysterio vs. Reigns, if this leads to that, might not be pretty, but Mysterio is the best in the business at playing the small underdog babyface. Plus if this means he's going to be moved up the card more towards Kurt and Eddie than Spike. Then I'm all for that too. With JBL not really being a huge star and Kurt and Eddie not being all that big in size, I could see Mysterio as a legit title contender.
Knoble/Chavo vs. London/Kidman should be good, as should the ME tag match. The rest of the matches, however, don't appeal to me at all. I am *not* looking forward to a possible Spike/Scotty feud (although, if I had to feed someone to Spike, I guess I'd go w/ Scotty), nor am I jonesing for RVD/Suzuki.
Also, JBL comes out sporting a HUUUUGE neckbrace, topped off with his 10-gallon hat, which should be a pretty amusing visual (another spoiler I read said the hat was ~1 foot off his head).
1 more thing - Heidenreich gets his SD "tryout" match next week ::groan::
The weird thing for me is that I did NOT mark out to see the red and yellow. One, the whole surprise was blown in the Smackdown Opening Montage, when you could clearly see the Hogan flashes with a yellow 'do rag.