‘WWE SMACKDOWN’ 02.05.2021 Recap + Thoughts – Big E vs. Crews vs. Zayn, Reigns/Edge Tease, Bryan vs. Cesaro

COMMENTATORS: Michael Cole & Corey Graves

Edge continues his rounds this week on SmackDown, stopping by to potentially pick a very eager Roman Reigns as his WrestleMania opponent. Bianca Belair also teases who she’ll end up facing, Big E defends the IC Title against Apollo Crews and Sami Zayn, and Daniel Bryan tries to avenge his loss to Cesaro.

CHAMPIONS

  • WWE UNIVERSAL CHAMPION: Roman Reigns
  • SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S CHAMPION: “The Boss” Sasha Banks
  • WWE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION: Big E
  • SMACKDOWN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode
  • WWE WOMEN’S TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax

LINEUP

  • Dominik Mysterio vs. King Corbin
  • Daniel Bryan vs. Cesaro
  • Ruby Riott vs. Bayley
  • Otis & Chad Gable vs. Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode
  • Big E [c] vs. Apollo Crews vs. Sami Zayn for the WWE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP

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‘WWE ROYAL RUMBLE 2021’ Recap + Thoughts – Two Rumbles, Last Man Standing, McIntyre vs. Goldberg

DATE: January 31, 2021 VENUE: The THUNDERDOME (Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL) RAW COMMENTATORS: Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton, & Samoa Joe SMACKDOWN COMMENTATORS: Michael Cole & Corey Graves The road to WrestleMania begins with the Royal Rumble, held inside the THUNDERDOME at Tropicana Field. In addition to the two Rumble matches we’ve also got both major singles championships on the line … Read more

‘WWE SMACKDOWN’ 01.29.2021 Rundown + Thoughts – Lots of Rumble Hype, Belair vs. Bayley, Why’s There a Brand Split Again?

COMMENTATORS: Michael Cole & Corey Graves

The final SmackDown before the Royal Rumble features a big return, a whole lot of matches being thrown out for other matches, RAW stars showing up due to some make-believe clause, and Bianca Belair taking on Bayley. Trying a new format this show for the Rundown, let me know what you think.

CHAMPIONS

  • WWE UNIVERSAL CHAMPION: Roman Reigns
  • SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S CHAMPION: “The Boss” Sasha Banks
  • WWE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION: Big E
  • SMACKDOWN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Dirty Dawgs (Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode)

LINEUP

  • Bianca Belair vs. Bayley
  • Dominik Mysterio vs. King Corbin
  • Daniel Bryan vs. AJ Styles
  • Daniel Bryan, Big E, & Shinsuke Nakamura vs. AJ Styles, Sami Zayn, & Cesaro
  • Daniel Bryan, Big E, Shinsuke Nakamura, Otis, & Sheamus vs. AJ Styles, Sami Zayn, Cesaro, The Miz, & John Morrison

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[TV Rundown] ‘WWE SMACKDOWN’ 01.22.2021 – Pearce vs…Heyman?!?, Obstacle Course, Sami Protests

COMMENTATORS: Michael Cole & Corey Graves

This week’s SmackDown features an Obstacle Course challenge, a protest from Sami Zayn, and a scheduled Adam Pearce/Paul Heyman match that TOTALLY HAPPENS. 

CHAMPIONS

  • WWE UNIVERSAL CHAMPION: Roman Reigns
  • SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S CHAMPION: “The Boss” Sasha Banks
  • WWE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION: Big E
  • SMACKDOWN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Dirty Dawgs (Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode)
  • WWE WOMEN’S TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Charlotte Flair & Asuka

LINEUP

  • Charlotte Flair & Asuka vs. The Riott Squad
  • Dolph Ziggler vs. Cesaro
  • Sasha Banks vs. Reginald
  • Dominik Mysterio vs. King Corbin

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[TV Rundown] ‘WWE SMACKDOWN’ 01.15.2021 – Royal Rumble Contract Signing, Bryan vs. Cesaro, Nakamura vs. Uso

COMMENTATORS: Michael Cole & Corey Graves

Roman Reigns continues imposing his will this week on SmackDown, trying to get WWE OFFICIAL Adam Pearce to agree to an added stipulation for their scheduled Royal Rumble match. Also on the show Daniel Bryan wrestles Cesaro, Shinsuke Nakamura looks for revenge against Jey Uso, and Bayley debuts her new talk show DING DONG, HELLO. Yeah.

CHAMPIONS

  • WWE UNIVERSAL CHAMPION: Roman Reigns
  • SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S CHAMPION: Sasha Banks
  • WWE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION: Big E
  • SMACKDOWN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Dirty Dawgs (Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode)

LINEUP

  • Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Jey Uso (**1/2)
  • Liv Morgan vs. Natalya (*1/2)
  • Rey Mysterio vs. King Corbin (*)
  • Daniel Bryan vs. Cesaro (***)
  • Apollo Crews vs. Sami Zayn (*1/2)

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[TV Rundown] ‘WWE FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN’ 01.01.2021 – Owens vs. Uso, Bryan & Otis vs. Cesaro & Nakamura

COMMENTATORS: Michael Cole & Corey Graves

The first SmackDown of 2021 features a man hell bent on revenge as Kevin Owens looks to dismantle Jey Uso in the main event. Also on the show new Intercontinental Champion Big E sees action, Daniel Bryan teams with Otis to take on Cesaro & Shinsuke Nakamura, and Billie Kay tries to endear herself to not one but two different tag teams.

CHAMPIONS

  • WWE UNIVERSAL CHAMPION: Roman Reigns
  • SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S CHAMPION: “The Boss” Sasha Banks
  • WWE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION: Big E
  • SMACKDOWN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins & Montez Ford)
  • WWE WOMEN’S TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Charlotte Flair & Asuka

LINEUP

  • Big E vs. King Corbin (NR)
  • Big E & Apollo Crews vs. King Corbin & Sami Zayn (**)
  • The Riott Squad vs. Natalya & Tamina (*3/4)
  • Sasha Banks & Bianca Belair vs. Bayley & Carmella (**1/4)
  • Daniel Bryan & Otis vs. Cesaro & Shinsuke Nakamura (**1/2)
  • Kevin Owens vs. Jey Uso (**1/2)

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[TV Recap] ‘WWE Friday Night SmackDown’ 10.18.19 – Reigns/Nakamura, Six Pack Challenge, Hot Topic Bayley Speaks

COMMENTATORS: Michael Cole & Corey Graves

This week on SmackDown we’ve Intercontinental Title action as Shinsuke Nakamura defends against Roman Reigns…but that isn’t the last we saw of them. Also on the show Hot Topic Bayley explains her actions on Miz TV, Drew Gulak brings back his PowerPoint presentations, and much more!

CHAMPIONS

  • WWE CHAMPION: Brock Lesnar
  • WWE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION: Shinsuke Nakamura
  • SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S CHAMPION: Bayley
  • SMACKDOWN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Revival (Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder)

LINEUP

  • Shinsuke Nakamura [c] vs. Roman Reigns for the WWE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP (***)
  • Shorty Gable vs. Curtis Axel (NR)
  • The New Day & Heavy Machinery vs. The Revival, Dolph Ziggler, & Robert Roode (**)
  • SIX PACK CHALLENGE: Nikki Cross vs. Dana Brooke vs. Carmella vs. Lacey Evans vs. Sonya Deville vs. Mandy Rose (*3/4)
  • Braun Strowman vs. Drew Gulak (NR)
  • Roman Reigns & Daniel Bryan vs. Shinsuke Nakamura & King Corbin (**1/4)

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[TV Recap] ‘WWE Friday Night SmackDown’ 10.11.19 – WWE Draft Begins, Charlotte/Bayley

Commentators: Michael Cole & Corey Graves

The 2019 WWE Draft begins this week on SmackDown. Who will go where? What will go why? Where will what how where go-

Anyway read on for my rundown.

CHAMPIONS

  • WWE CHAMPION: Brock Lesnar
  • WWE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION: Shinsuke Nakamura
  • SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S CHAMPION: Charlotte Flair
  • SMACKDOWN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Revival (Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder)

THE LINEUP

  • Seth Rollins vs. Roman Reigns (**1/4)
  • Chad Gable vs. Baron Corbin (TOO MAD TO RATE)
  • The New Day vs. The O.C. (NR)
  • Charlotte Flair [c] vs. Bayley for the SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S CHAMPION (***)

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[TV Rundown] ‘WWE Friday Night SmackDown’ 10.4.19 – Fox Premiere, Kofi vs. Brock, The Rock is Here

Commentators: Michael Cole & Corey Graves

SmackDown kicks off its first-ever live show on Fox with both barrels loaded, as Kofi Kingston defends the WWE Championship against Brock Lesnar and The Rock graces everyone with his presence. Boy WWE is lucky he still has a love for the business despite having a way more profitable career as an actor. Also on the show there’s a lumberjack match, a ladder match, a random 8-man tag team match, and a whole lot more. Crash TV, baby.

CHAMPIONS

  • WWE CHAMPION: Kofi Kingston
  • WWE UNIVERSAL CHAMPION: Seth Rollins
  • WWE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION: Shinsuke Nakamura
  • WWE UNITED STATES CHAMPION: “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles
  • SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S CHAMPION: Bayley
  • RAW WOMEN’S CHAMPION: “The Man” Becky Lynch
  • SMACKDOWN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Revival (Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder)
  • RAW TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode

THE LINEUP

  • Becky Lynch & Charlotte Flair vs. Bayley & Sasha Banks (**1/4)
  • Seth Rollins vs. Shinsuke Nakamura (NR)
  • LADDER MATCH: Kevin Owens vs. Shane McMahon (***1/4)
  • Braun Strowman, The Miz, & Heavy Machinery vs. AJ Styles, Randy Orton, Dolph Ziggler, & Robert Roode (*)
  • LUMBERJACK MATCH: Roman Reigns vs. Erick Rowan (*)
  • Kofi Kingston [c] vs. Brock Lesnar for the WWE CHAMPIONSHIP (NR)

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[PPV Review] ‘WWE WrestleMania XXXV’ – Rousey vs. Flair vs. Lynch, Bryan vs. Kingston, Triple H vs. Batista

Date: April 7, 2019
Venue: Metlife Stadium (East Rutherford, NJ)
Commentators: Various

WrestleMania XXXV has come and gone, and what a show it was. Did KofiMain run wild? Who came out victorious in the historic first-ever women’s main event? Read my rundown/review to find out.

CHAMPIONS

  • WWE CHAMPION: ‘The New’ Daniel Bryan
  • WWE UNIVERSAL CHAMPION: Brock Lesnar
  • WWE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION: Bobby Lashley
  • WWE UNITED STATES CHAMPION: Samoa Joe
  • WWE CRUISERWEIGHT CHAMPION: Buddy Murphy
  • WWE WOMEN’S TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Boss ‘n’ Hug Connection (Bayley & Sasha Banks)
  • RAW WOMEN’S CHAMPION: ‘Rowdy’ Ronda Rousey
  • RAW TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Revival (Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder)
  • SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S CHAMPION: Charlotte Flair
  • SMACKDOWN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Usos (Jimmy & Jey Uso)

LINEUP

  • Brock Lesnar [c] vs. Seth Rollins for the WWE UNIVERSAL CHAMPIONSHIP (**1/4)
  • AJ Styles vs. Randy Orton (***)
  • The Usos [c] vs. The Bar vs. Rusev & Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Ricochet & Aleister Black for the SMACKDOWN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (***1/2)
  • FALLS COUNT ANYWHERE: The Miz vs. Shane McMahon (***1/4)
  • The Boss ‘n’ Hug Connection [c] vs. The IIconics vs. Divas of Doom vs. Nia Jax & Tamina Snuka for the WWE WOMEN’S TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (**)
  • Daniel Bryan [c] vs. Kofi Kingston for the WWE CHAMPIONSHIP (****3/4)
  • Samoa Joe [c] vs. Rey Mysterio for the WWE UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP (NR)
  • Roman Reigns vs. Drew McIntyre (**1/2)
  • NO HOLDS BARRED: Triple H vs. Batista (***)
  • Kurt Angle vs. Baron Corbin (*3/4)
  • Bobby Lashley [c] vs. Finn Balor for the WWE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP (**)
  • Ronda Rousey [RAW] vs. Charlotte Flair [SMACKDOWN] vs. Becky Lynch for the RAW and SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIPS (****)

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