As we return Ricardo Rodriguez comes out to introduce Alberto Del Rio. Honestly, I think the guy is just rambling on about the lunch specials at the El Chico Cafe most of the time. I don’t say this to be culturally insensitive towards Ricardo, I say it because how many WWE viewers speak Spanish fluently enough to discern anything this man is screaming at us 90 miles per hour?
Alberto’s opponent? Santino Goddamned Marella. I guess it’s payback time for when Santino embarrassed both of them previously. This is a great way to build the legitimacy of your U.S. Title guys. Put your U.S. Champ in a match against someone who’s going to destroy him in nothing flat.
And Alberto does just that. To end it, Ricardo does his celebratory speech while screaming it in Santino’s cobra-sock stuffed face. Good. This is stupid. Quit wasting that title on Santino. He certainly doesn’t need it and we don’t need a third joke title. I mean, after the Diva’s championship and the Tag Team “Make-A-Souvenier-Penny” belts, I’ve had my fill of joke titles.
Backstage, Alex Riley is chatting with Hoeski. He’s kissing up to her, because what the hell else does he have going on? Big Show arrives and Eve tells him that he can choose his opponent tonight. This worries Alex who begins trying to talk Show out of choosing him.
Show says not to worry, but I do have a message I’d like to send the locker room. That message? Slamming Alex Riley’s face into a brick wall. Remember, Big Show’s a bad guy now you guys.
And commercial! Thus far we’ve had two Big Show talkies and a throw-away match. Good booking is apparently hard to come by.