An overstuffed show with a few really good segments.
A decent episode of SmackDown that fared better in the first half of the show than the second half.
Heath Slater officially signs with SmackDown, The Miz puts himself in the main event, the new “champ that runs the camp” has a hard time finding a friend, Swagger switches brands, and more on a show that was heavy on talk and light on action.
The best of Backlash wasn’t as good as the best of Summer Slam, but this was an enjoyable show and a good start to the brand exclusive PPVs.
A good kickoff with a surprisingly good match between Baron Corbin and Apollo Crews.
The Usos make a statement in an okay episode of SmackDown.
A fine show made better by the return of The Headbangers!
Two new titles are revealed, a tag title tournament starts, Carmella makes people notice her, and a new number one contender for the World Title is named is a good episode of SmackDown.
This year’s Summer Slam was entertaining, though for the matches that delivered on the hype, there were others that didn’t quite live up to expectations.
Since this is the last episode of NXT before Takeover: Brooklyn, this show was basically a really long promo for the event (even though there were a couple of matches).
A pretty good show that does well to build (or at least maintain) some interest in Summer Slam, specifically the big matches.
A pretty good show that feels like a minor curve in the road towards Summer Slam.
SmackDown Live’s debut didn’t live up to the standard set by RAW, but it was a mostly enjoyable show.
This week’s episode of NXT wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t great either. A pretty average show with announcements of exciting matches in the next few weeks.
Not many things might have been settled here, but this was a good show with some good, or at least interesting, matches.
Bayley put her title on the line against her friend Carmella in a match that had some surprising and satisfying elements.
With a couple of good matches, a lot of filler, and a return that no one cares about (both in-story and out), this week’s NXT was okay.
This was a week to build up the number one contenders. The matches weren’t surprising, but they were pretty good nonetheless.
The first Full Sail NXT of 2016 set up some possible new directions for its singles title holders, but the show itself got NXT off to a slow start for the year.
It’s a fresh start for NXT as Sami Zayn returns, Elias Samson debuts, and new directions are taken in the aftermatch of Takeover!