This year’s Backlash wasn’t great, but it did have some entertaining matches and a few mild surprises.
The last SmackDown before Backlash didn’t provide anything new, but it had a pretty good opening match and a fun new episode of Breezango’s “Fashion Files.”
A big six-man tag match highlights a pretty good episode of SmackDown that also featured a special London edition of “Fashion Files” and a great promo from The Usos.
On his first night as a member of SmackDown, Jericho must defend his US Title in a rematch against Kevin Owens.
This was an okay show with some interesting moves from certain superstars.
With a lot of talking and three matches of varying quality, this was a pretty average kickoff show. Though the good parts were quite entertaining, there weren’t a ton of them considering the two-hour running time of the show.
This was a SmackDown with potential, but unfortunately the execution wasn’t there.
A pretty good show that god better towards the end. A few matches felt like they were looking past this show and towards Wrestlemania, but the last few matches of the night made up for that.
Team SmackDown gets shaken up less than two weeks before Survivor Series, and Becky Lynch puts her title on the line against Alexa Bliss.
Breezango faces the SmackDown tag champs and Jack Swagger battles Simon Gotch in an okay episode of Main Event.
Zack Ryder takes on Tyler Breeze and American Alpha faces The Ascension in a predictable but pretty entertaining episode of Main Event.
The cruiserweights debut on Main Event with Rich Swann vs Lince Dorado in a rematch from the second round of the CWC. Also, the SmackDown tag champs Heath Slater and Rhyno take on the gorgeous teamwork of Breezango in one of the better episodes of Main Event in recent memory.
The matches were kind of short, but I the show was fun. A lot of it has to do with Breezango.
Jey Uso versus Konnor and American Alpha versus Breezango are featured on a pretty good episode of Main Event.
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.
Sheamus and Cesaro start their best-of-seven series in a match that highlights a nice warm-up for Summer Slam.
A pretty good show that does well to build (or at least maintain) some interest in Summer Slam, specifically the big matches.
An entertaining yet strange show. It was 50/50 RAW and SmackDown.
Jey Uso and Tyler Breeze have an entertaining rematch from last week’s show, and the Hype Bros debut as a team on the main roster against The Ascension in a match that is way better than it could have been.
Ziggler wants to prove himself, American Alpha debuts, and a number one contender is decided for the IC Title in this pretty good edition of SmackDown.