It was a night of returns, a night where Bray Wyatt tried to push Daniel Bryan even further, and a night when New Day issued an open challenge for their tag titles on an okay episode of SmackDown.
Lio Rush looks for some revenge against Lince Dorado, and Buddy Murphy wrestles a debuting cruiserweight in an open challenge in a good episode of 205 Live.
Rey Mysterio and Andrade deliver the first great SmackDown match of 2019, Miz hosts a birthday party for Shane McMahon, The Man and Asuka use The IIconics to prove a point, Samoa Joe makes a statement at the expense of Mustafa Ali, and Mandy Rose has a dumb plan to break up Jimmy Uso and Naomi.
TJP tries to continue his comeback winning streak when he takes on Gran Metalik, and Tony Nese attempts to get back on the Zo Train by beating down Cedric Alexander in a good episode of 205 Live.
Despite more of the same with the show’s main story, this episode of SmackDown Live had some entertaining matches a few interesting story moments.
Drew Gulak and Mustafa Ali attempt to settle their differences in a great 2 out of 3 falls match on an episode of 205 Live that also featured Akira Tozawa attempting to get a win over Ariya Daivari despite his injured shoulder.
The final SmackDown Live before Battleground managed to build some nice interest in the PPV and contained a few enjoyable matches.