SmackDown Live Review, 10/9

SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: CHARLOTTE FLAIR VS. BECKY LYNCH (c)

They have play hot potato with the women’s titles in the past, so it wouldn’t totally surprised me to see a title change here and have Charlotte go into Evolution as champion, but I don’t think it’s likely. No wasted movements in this match, each woman is all over the other. It’s such an obviously personal feud and both of them are so intense and focused.

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Breaking News: Big Show Returns

WWE has announced that the Big Show will make his return to in-ring competition on SmackDown Live this week. He will be facing Randy Orton in a qualifying match for the WWE World Cup, a tournament that will conclude at Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia. The Big Show has not wrestled a match since losing to Braun Strowman in a steel cage match on the September 4, 2017 episode of Raw.

Other matches announced for SmackDown live include another WWE World Cup qualifying match between Jeff Hardy and Samoa Joe as well as a SmackDown Women’s Championship match between Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch, with the stipulation that if Becky is disqualified for any reason, she will lose the championship.

Survivor Series Rumor

I’m hearing that this year’s Survivor Series won’t focus on Raw vs. SmackDown, but instead Team Corbin vs. Team Angle for control of Raw. If I’m picking sides here, it’s likely a given that The Shield will be on Team Angle while McIntyre, Strowman, and Ziggler will be on Team Corbin. Venturing a guess as to who will round out the teams, I’ll say Bobby Lashley and a returning Jason Jordan for Team Angle while Kevin Owens and Elias fill out Team Corbin.

If we do in fact get Team Angle vs. Team Corbin, who are your guesses for who will be on each team?

SmackDown Live Review, 10/2

OPENING SEGMENT: PAIGE

Joe committed the most dastardly crime in WWE history? Do I need to make a list? Pillman’s Got a Gun? Katie Vick? MUHAMMAD FUCKING HASSAN?? I get it, gotta sell it. AJ’s promo was weird. I’m not sure how I feel about it. I didn’t want to like it at first, but it got better as it continued.

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SmackDown Live Review, 9/25

MIZTV WITH… R-TRUTH AND A BRUNETTE CARMELLA

I really love that R-Truth is becoming relevant, no matter how short-lived this may be. He’s still over as hell. Carmella is so talented that she’s gone from the most hated heel on SmackDown to a cheered face in less than a month. So this is now TruthTV? Rock on. I am greatly entertained by the new format, especially the seven-second dance break. It does not take much to make me happy.

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SmackDown Live Review, 9/18

MIZTV

Miz announces a number one contender match against Daniel Bryan at Super Showdown. Maryse announces to thunderous applause that this is her last night on SmackDown Live. Daniel Bryan comes out to beat the balls off of Miz and knocks him into Maryse. Miz barely touched her and she needs a stretcher. You can see her smiling and Miz is about to attack DB as soon as he gets up and we’ll see she’s faking. It’s exactly what happens, and this time she gets tagged good. Excellent.

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