It's EZBoard Day! I remember the EZBoard. Good times.
The John Cena era of Smackdown is back, as he got both the opening promo and the main event match which (including entrances) spanned four segments. John Cena and the Rhodes Brothers defeated the Real Americans and Damien Sandow when Cena hit the AA on Swagger. Numerous highlights in the match, including Goldust hitting a dropkick on Cesaro while doing a tornado bulldog to Swagger, Cena breaking out unorthodox offense including a nice spear and the return of the Cenacanrana, and Cesaro actually getting the better of Cena's Five Moves of Doom sequence to turn it into a deadlift gutwrench and a press into the Shoryuken.
The Usos defeated the Shield (Rollins and Ambrose) when an Uso rolled up Ambrose. Big E Langston, who had come down mid-match to offset Roman Reigns at ringside, made the save after the match. Big E and the Usos stared down Reigns and dared him to fight, and he was going to fight one on three until the other Shield members pulled him away. The pre-match Shield program included another moment of Rollins and Reigns looking disgusted towards Ambrose as he promoted himself a bit too much.
Natalya won a six-Diva tag match with the Bellas over AJ, Tamina and Alicia, making AJ submit to the Sharpshooter. The Wyatt Family defeated the Prime Time Players via Harper's clothesline. Dolph Ziggler had the salesman spot of the night and modelled with the Divas Championship (promo code SHOWOFF). And finally, MizTV promised Shawn Michaels as a guest but did not deliver, with Michaels never showing up, leaving Miz to be talked down to by Randy Orton, culminating in an RKO.
Oh, and Big Show has been banned from WWE for life, per order of Triple H.
No Bryan, Punk, Big Show or Del Rio this week. Or Los Matadores, for that matter! Won't anyone think of the bull?
The cynic in me would say that the overall lack of McMahon's on SD the past few months may have something to do with the rise in the ratings. Also, they may have actually stumbled across someone who is over in a demographic.