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WWE SmackDown: The Best of 2009 - 2010 DVD Review

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WWE SmackDown: The Best of 2009 - 2010 DVD Review

SmackDown: Best of '09-'10 DVD Cover

© 2010 World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
This 3-disc DVD set takes a look back at the 10th anniversary season of Friday Night SmackDown. The season ran from October 2009 through September 2010.

Review and Recommendation

Format of the DVD: This three-disc DVD set takes a chronological look back at the most important moments and matches that took place during the 10th anniversary season of Friday Night SmackDown. The hosts of the show are Todd Grisham and Matt Striker who are sitting at the commentators booth prior to the taping of an episode of the show. They occasionally appear to talk discuss something special about the show or to move the disc along.

The Year That Was: This DVD gives a fair representation of what the past year for SmackDown was like. It began great and everything was going smoothly until the WWE draft. After the brand lost most of their main event talent to RAW, the matches and moments on this DVD lose steam and importance. It is very telling that the final five months featured on this set were all put onto one disc. Even though they jammed so much onto that last disc, the only thing I felt was glossed over was the feud between Kofi Kingston and Drew McIntyre.

Overall Recommendation: I really like the concept behind these best of the year DVD sets. I appreciate that the company didn't give an equal amount of time to each month and really focused on the better months of the year. My biggest gripe is that the action that took place during the commercial breaks is missing on this DVD set. While this isn't a must-have disc for your DVD collection, there are quite a few special moments on this DVD set that make it a worthwhile purchase.

Matches on This DVD Set

Disc One

October Highlights

  • 10/2/09: The Rock Returns to SmackDown
  • 10/2/09: John Cena, Triple H, Shawn Michaels, & The Undertaker vs. Randy Orton, Ted DiBiase, Cody Rhodes, & CM Punk
  • 10/23/09: World Heavyweight Championship – Champion The Undertaker vs. CM Punk
November Highlights
  • 11/20/09: 2 out of 3 Falls for the Intercontinental Championship – Champion John Morrison vs. Dolph Ziggler
December Highlights
  • 12/4/09: #1 Contender Triple Threat Match for the Women's Championship – Mickie James vs. Beth Phoenix vs. Natalya
  • 12/25/09: World Heavyweight Championship – Champion The Undertaker vs. Rey Mysterio
January Highlights
  • The Animal Unleashed
  • 1/15/10: #1 Contender Steel Cage Match for the World Heavyweight Championship – Rey Mysterio vs. Batista
  • 1/22/10: CM Punk's Intervention
Disc Two

February Highlights

  • 2/5/10: The Cutting Edge – Edge returns to SmackDown
  • 2/26/10: Triple Threat Money in the Bank Qualifier Match – John Morrison vs. R-Truth vs. Dolph Ziggler
  • 2/26/10: Edge vs. The Miz
March Highlights
  • 3/12/10: Happy Birthday, Princess Aalyah
  • 3/19/10: The Undertaker vs. Drew McIntyre
  • 3/26/10: RAW vs. SmackDown Money in the Bank 10-Man Tag Team Match – Kane, Dolph Ziggler, Matt Hardy, Shelton Benjamin, & Drew McIntyre vs. Christian, MVP, Jack Swagger, Evan Bourne, & Kofi Kingston
April Highlights
  • 4/2/10: Jack Swagger Cashes In
  • 4/16/10: Triple Threat Match for the World Heavyweight Championship – Champion Jack Swagger vs. Edge vs. Chris Jericho
  • 4/30/10: Edge & Christian...Together Again?
Disc Three

May Highlights

  • 5/14/10: Handicap Match for the Women's Championship – Champion Beth Phoenix vs. LayCool
  • 5/14/10: Rey Mysterio vs. CM Punk
June Highlights
  • 6/4/10: SmackDown Battle Royal – Winner Earns the Final Spot in the World Heavyweight Championship Fatal 4-Way Match
  • 6/25/10: Matt Hardy vs. Drew McIntyre
July Highlights
  • 7/2/10: Rey Mysterio & Big Show vs. Cody Rhodes & Jack Swagger
  • 7/23/10: Big Red Championship
  • 7/30/10: Christian vs. Drew McIntyre
  • 7/30/10: No Disqualification Match – Rey Mysterio vs. Jack Swagger
August Highlights
  • 8/6/10: Intercontinental Championship Match – Champion Kofi Kingston vs. Dolph Ziggler
  • Smoke and Mirrors
  • 8/20/10: Rey Mysterio vs. Alberto Del Rio
September Highlights
  • 9/10/10: Kaval vs. Drew McIntyre
  • The History of the Brothers of Destruction
  • 9/10/10: Undertaker vs. CM Punk
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