With time running out prior to the PPV, they needed to cover a lot of ground this week.
Sadly they went the wrong direction.
The New Day Promo
He does have a good singing voice. It’ll be a good choice once WWE chews and spit him soon.
The New Day, Enzo and Big Cass vs. the Vaudevillains and the Club
Entertaining, but nothing special match. The Club still would make sense as the only ones capable of walking out champions, but with them winning, it’s no man land.
Rusev Attacks Titus O’Neil
I guess some safe booking here. Doesn’t make me more interested in the match. Rusev should win.
‘The Ambrose Asylum’ with Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns
Non-Title Match: Paige vs. Charlotte
Interesting booking. Didn’t expect Charlotte to lose prior to a PPV. Granted her match is not for the title, but Paige just inserted herself into the title picture with this win.
Sadly the match was weak and did nothing for the PPV either. This takes further interest away from the tag team match at the PPV, if there was any to begin with.
WWE creative is sidelining the division badly. Not sure if it’s Charlotte that is overdue of a title change. Save us Sasha!
Zack Ryder vs. Sheamus
Squash match, enough said.
Cesaro vs. Sami Zayn
Finally a good match. There’s no question: Cesaro, Zayn, Owens and Seth are the sure bets. They could help feuding with others to take out their best as they did with Miz. BTW, where is he?
John Cena-AJ Styles Contract Signing
Some good segment.
The Lucha Dragons vs. Kevin Owens and Alberto Del Rio
Solid match. Was good to see the Lucha Dragons back in good shape. Alberto/Owens could be a good feud. We’ll see.
Dean Ambrose vs. Chris Jericho
Good match that suffered of being seen too often with their recent feud.
This was an awful show, specially with a PPV this Sunday. Unless Smackdown is capable of picking up the pieces and do it right, the PPV will suffer big time. The PPV itself is weak looking besides Cena/AJ, Seth/Reigns and maybe the MitB match itself.