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.
A decent show with a nice main event.
SmackDown Live’s debut didn’t live up to the standard set by RAW, but it was a mostly enjoyable show.
A long and entertaining show highlighted by two good matches featuring long histories. There was some down time in the show, but the good outweighed the not as good.
Renee Young and the panel talk about the matches at Battleground, Daniel Bryan and Mick Foley are in the Social Media Lounge, and The Usos face Breezango in an entertaining match.
The last Main Event before the new rosters take effect was entertaining, if somewhat standard.
With excitement building for the draft at tomorrow’s first SmackDown Live, this RAW had an important feeling to it. It was a decent show highlighted by a very good WWE Title match.
This, the last taped SmackDown for a while, was entertaining enough and managed to maintain and build interest in the upcoming Battleground.
The big reveal of the Commissioners wasn’t surprising, and it had one of my least favorite segments in recent memory, but this RAW did have some really fun moments.
A fine, average Superstars with two fine, average matches.
The 4th of July brought a lot of America, a great match between Rollins and Ziggler, another former SmackDown manager, and more America. Not a bad show.
Wrestling seemed to take a bit of a backseat to story on this week’s RAW, but it’s still an enjoyable watch.
Good matches and good talking segments make for one of the better Smackdowns in recent memory.
Except for a good main event, the wrestling was lacking on this RAW. This show was more about story, the best one being John Cena’s return and the person who made a statement at his expense.
A couple of good title matches help to make this otherwise fairly unimportant show a pretty good watch.
With a good variety of matches and some segments that set up things to look forward to, this was a good followup to Payback and a fun RAW to watch.
This was a 50/50 show. The first half was really good, the second half really wasn’t.
Alicia Fox steals the show with her antics on this week’s Superstars.
Zack Ryder looked for retribution against Stardust from last week, and Damien Sandow teamed up with Fandango to take on the Ascension in a couple of good matches for Superstars this week.
Main event this week was pretty fun. It was highlighted by the return of Damien Sandow and a surprisingly competitive match between Heath Slater and Zack Ryder.