WWE: Best of Smackdown! 2009-2010 DVD review – Ringside Report + Wrestling Uncensored

The Rock’s video appearance return to World Wrestling Entertainment starts off a sensational 2009-2010 year for WWE’s blue brand in an extensive compilation three-disc set entitled WWE Smackdown!: The Best of 2009-2010.

Smackdown! is considered to many as the second show for WWE behind WWE’s flagship show Monday Night RAW. This DVD set shows why wrestling fans should be watching WWE on Friday nights, as many times it is far more entertaining and exciting than RAW. Only on Smackdown! do you get to see Rey Mysterio, The Undertaker, Kane, the Big Show, Drew McIntyre, Alberto Del Rio, and plenty more WWE superstars.

Mysterio and The Undertaker are easily the most featured stars on the DVD and at some points in the past year Smackdown! revolved around them. Taker defending his world championship or Mysterio finally getting the better of WWE alum Batista, showed why these two individuals are the measuring stick for the show.

The rise and fall of the Straight Edge Society is well-documented throughout the three-discs. There are small video packages describing what happened in each month on the show. Glad to see that WWE showcased all of the major storylines and feuds on Smackdown!. Although Mickie James left WWE early in 2010, she still had a major angle on the show feuding with LayCool in the infamous ‘Piggy James’ storyline.

As you explore the latter parts of this DVD set, you’ll notice how much McIntyre is heavily featured. Newcomers Kaval and Del Rio are also shown in matches for the first time on WWE DVD. The evolution of Jack Swagger and Dashing Cody Rhodes showed how Smackdown! is slowly generating new stars.

If you’re wondering why Kane attacked The Undertaker and how Dolph Ziggler became Intercontinental Champion, this three-disc set will definitely get you caught up with the way Smackdown! currently stands. No doubt you get a wide variety of matches and zany moments—Jack Swagger and Rey Mysterio getting thrown into the Gulf of Mexico does not happen every episode.

WWE Smackdown!: The Best of 2009-2010

Rated: PG

Entertainment One

$34.95

Run time of 450 minutes

Released on Oct. 26, 2010

Click here to order the DVD

Celebrating 10 years

October Highlights

The Rock returns to SmackDown
2nd October, 2009

The Biggest 8-Man Tag Team Match in SmackDown History
John Cena, Triple H, Shawn Michaels and Undertaker vs. Randy Orton, Ted DiBiase, Cody Rhodes and CM Punk
2nd October, 2009

World Heavyweight Championship Match
Undertaker vs. CM Punk
23rd October, 2009

November Highlights

2 Out of 3 Falls Match for the Intercontinental Championship
John Morrison vs. Dolph Ziggler
20th November, 2009

The Best Athletes on Television

December Highlights

#1 Contender Triple Threat Match for the Women’s Championship
Mickie James vs. Beth Phoenix vs. Natalya
4th December, 2009

World Heavyweight Championship Match
Undertaker vs. Rey Mysterio
25th December, 2009

January Highlights

The Animal Unleashed

#1 Contender Steel Cage Match for the World Heavyweight Championship
Rey Mysterio vs. Batista
15th January, 2010

CM Punk’s Intervention
22nd January, 2010

The Most Compelling Action One Could Ask For

February Highlights

The Cutting Edge – Edge Returns to SmackDown
5th February, 2010

Triple Threat Money-in-the-Bank Qualifier Match
John Morrison vs. R-Truth vs. Dolph Ziggler
26th February, 2010

Edge vs. The Miz
26th February, 2010

The Grandest Stage of Them All

March Highlights

Happy Birthday, Princess Aalyah
12th March, 2010

Undertaker vs. Drew McIntyre
19th March, 2010

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
26th March, 2010

April Highlights

Jack Swagger Cashes In
2nd April, 2010

Triple Threat Match for the World Heavyweight Championship
Jack Swagger vs. Edge vs. Chris Jericho
16th April, 2010

Edge & Christian… Together Again?
30th April, 2010

The Final Stanza

May Highlights

Handicap Match for the Women’s Championship
Beth Phoenix vs. LayCool
14th May, 2010

Rey Mysterio vs. CM Punk
14th May, 2010

June Highlights

Smackdown Battle Royal Winner Earns The Final Spot In The World Heavyweight Championship Fatal 4-Way Match
4th June, 2010

Matt Hardy vs. Drew McIntyre
25th June, 2010

July Highlights

Rey Mysterio & Big Show vs. “Dashing” Cody Rhodes & Jack Swagger
2nd July, 2010

Big Red Champion
23rd July, 2010

Christian vs. Drew McIntyre
30th July, 2010

No Disqualification Match
Rey Mysterio vs. Jack Swagger
30th July, 2010

August Highlights

Intercontinental Championship Match
Kofi Kingston vs. Dolph Ziggler
6th August, 2010

Smoke and Mirrors

Rey Mysterio vs. Alberto Del Rio
20th August, 2010

September Highlights

Kaval vs. Drew McIntyre
10th September, 2010

The History of the Brothers of Destruction

The Undertaker vs. CM Punk
10th September, 2010

Reliving the Past Year

2009-2010 Smackdown Recap

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