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.
Xavier Woods and Big E take on Rusev and Shinsuke Nakamura as we prepare for Fastlane.
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.
Daniel Bryan faces Jeff Hardy, Mustafa Ali looks for an upset against Randy Orton, Anderson and Gallows battle the uneasy alliance of Rusev and Nakamura, the three teams from SmackDown entering the women’s Elimination Chamber try to build some momentum, and Becky Lynch is confronted by Triple H in a good episode of SmackDown Live.
Daniel Bryan unveils a new title belt, number one contenders are decided for the tag titles, Becky and Charlotte have words, and the US Title is in double jeopardy on a mostly entertaining episode of SmackDown Live.
Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair, and Carmella compete in a triple threat match to determine who will face Asuka at the Royal Rumble, The Usos battle The Bar to qualify for a future title shot, Mustafa Ali and Rey Mysterio team up to take on Andrade Almas and Samoa Joe, and more on a very entertaining episode of SmackDown Live.
John Cena is confronted by The Man, a fatal five way determines who will get a WWE Title shot a Royal Rumble, and Big E in a diaper highlight a good episode of SmackDown Live.
Rusev challenges Shinsuke Nakamura for the US Title on a good episode of SmackDown Live that also featured Samoa Joe versus Jeff Hardy, Mustafa Ali versus Andrade Almas, and a big eight man tag team match.
The “fresh start” for SmackDown Live was a fun episode with Asuka putting her title on the line against Naomi, Gallows and Anderson attempting to make a statement, and Mustafa Ali joining AJ Styles to take on Daniel Bryan and Andrade Almas in the main event.
Mustafa Ali wants a fight with Daniel Bryan, The Bar attempts to take on The Usos in a rap battle, Asuka and Charlotte have a Wrestlemania rematch, and more on a very good episode of SmackDown Live.
This episode of SmackDown Live was light on wrestling, but it still presented some interesting segments and some fun moments in the ring.
The final SmackDown Live before Survivor Series certainly was interesting. It finalized some matches for Sunday while feeling like it changed everything.
The men’s and women’s Survivor Series teams are decided on a very entertaining show that also featured New Day vs The Usos, Almas vs Mysterio, Samoa Joe vs Jeff Hardy, and Becky Lynch vs someone we hadn’t yet seen on the SmackDown roster.
SmackDown puts its focus on Crown Jewel in an entertaining show that featured a rare WWE Title Match on regular TV.
SmackDown reaches 1,000 episodes with a fun night of appearances, returns, nostalgia, and a few good matches.
Samoa Joe almost invades Styles’ home, Aiden English accuses Lana of something, Big E faces Sheamus, The Miz and R-Truth battle for a talk show, and more on an okay episode of SmackDown Live.
Styles attempts to focus on Almas, Kingston tries to survive Cesaro, Rusev seeks the US Title, Becky Lynch is honored as the new champ on a good episode of SmackDown Live.
Maryse returns to the ring to take on Brie Bella, a new number one contender for the SmackDown tag titles is decided, Jeff Hardy attempts to cleanse himself of Shinsuke Nakamura prior to his battle with Randy Orton, and more on a pretty good episode of SmackDown Live.