Hey, Blue Team.
This week’s Smackdown was once again a solid show. I’d say overall it was once again better than Raw. But I do have to warn you, a bit of the brand split shine is starting to wear off, with a lot of the show starting to feel pretty stale. With the exception of the women’s tag team match (which really wasn’t a match at all), we’ve seen all the matches on this week’s show before. Most we’ve even seen within the last few weeks.
It’s not impossible to keep these retread matches feeling fresh, but you need to put in the work and have compelling storylines that drive them. Or at the very least, some sort of new spin on them. On a week that saw a whole new fresh division debut on Raw, Smackdown countered with another Miz/Dolph Ziggler match, another Baron Corbin/Apollo Crews match, and another Randy Orton/Erick Rowan match.
Smackdown is going to need an influx of talent if they’re ever going to go from Jack Swagger calling it the “A” show to everyone calling it the “A” show.
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