Buddy Murphy faces Roman Reigns in a nice SmackDown in-ring debut for Murphy, Shane McMahon annoys Kevin Owens again, Orton and The Revival team up to take on New Day, and Ember Moon battles Charlotte Flair in a good episode of SmackDown Live.
This year’s SummerSlam was a mostly good show. It featured some fun moments and had a few very entertaining matches, including the main event of Seth Rollins versus Brock Lesnar for the WWE Universal Title.
The feud between Owens and Shane McMahon continues as Summer Slam starts to take shape.
Shane McMahon holds a town hall meeting for the SmackDown roster on a pretty entertaining episode of SmackDown Live.
This week’s RAW was an average show with some good moments scattered throughout.
Paul Heyman promises that Brock Lesnar will cash in tonight, The Undertaker is scheduled to appear, and more on an okay episode of RAW.
Shenanigans were afoot in a Money in the Bank that featured a few great matches and moments as well as more than a few head-scratching segments.
Orton, Andrade, Ali, and Balor face off in a fatal four way preview of Money in the Bank, Paige reveals the new team name for Asuka and Kairi Sane, Kofi Kingston invites Kevin Owens to his own show, and more on a good episode of SmackDown Live.
The wild card rule is used (and broken) again as RAW superstars show up on SmackDown Live to chase some titles.
Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods respond to Kevin Owens’ attack last week, Becky Lynch takes on Bayley, and the rest of the competitors for the men’s and women’s Money in the Bank matches are announced on an okay episode of SmackDown Live.
New Day faces The Bar and a new friend, Black, Ricochet, and Ali face Andrade, Rusev, and Nakamura, The IIconics prove they are fighting champs, and The Usos put their titles on the line against the Hardy Boyz in a good episode of SmackDown Live.
In the final SmackDown Live before Wrestlemania, Kofi and Bryan sign the title match contract, 18 men and women compete in a huge mixed tag match, The Usos find out what they’ll be doing at Wrestlemania, The Miz takes on SAnitY, Becky Lynch stands on a table, and Kevin Owens brings Orton and Styles together for a fight.
Big E anad Xavier Woods fight for Kofi as they run a tag team gauntlet to send Kofi to Wrestlemania, Asuka has to put her title on the line with no explanation, The Miz wants to add a stipulation to his match with Shane McMahon, and Kurt Angle wants to face AJ Styles during his farewell tour.
Kofi Kingston faces a gauntlet match to try to qualify for Wrestlemania, Sasha Banks and Bayley finally show up on SmackDown to take on The IIconics, The Miz responds to Shane McMahon, and Kevin Owens brings Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair together for a fight in a good episode of SmackDown Live.
Kofi Kingston gets an opportunity from Vince McMahon, Shane McMahon explains his actions, Styles and Orton talk out their issues with each other, and more on an episode of SmackDown Live that featured more setup than action.
The Shield joins together for a (possibly) final time, Becky Lynch fight for her Wrestlemania match, Daniel Bryan and Kevin Owens get thrown another curve ball, Kofi Kingston gets screwed again, and more on an odd final PPV before Wrestlemania.
R-Truth gets in over his head in his second US Title open challenge, Charlotte invites Becky Lynch to the ring for a friendly chat, Kevin Owens faces Rowan, Ricochet and Aleister Black continue to make their presence felt in the tag division, and more on a pretty good episode of SmackDown Live.
Kevin Owens returns on a night that was very bad for Kofi Kingston. Also, the Hardy Boyz came back together to face The Bar, Aleister Black and Ricochet faced Rusev and Nakaura, and R-Truth issued a US Title open challenge.
The NXT invasion continues as Tommaso Ciampa, Johnny Gargano, Aleister Black, and Ricochet all compete in matches. Also, Mandy Rose faces Asuka, and a challenger is named for Daniel Bryan’s WWE Title.
Kofi Kingston puts on a remarkable performance in a gauntlet match to determine the final entrant in the WWE Title Elimination Chamber match, and one of the first entrants in the Women’s Tag Title Elimination Chamber match are determined on a very good episode of SmackDown Live.