Hey, Blue Team.
Let’s start by addressing the elephant in the room. As you all know, this past Monday night Shane McMahon returned to the WWE Universe and announced that he wants control of Monday Night RAW. I took that to mean one thing: Shane McMahon does not care about Smackdown. How dare he? Does Shane McMahon not understand that Smackdown is the backbone of the WWE Universe? Without Smackdown, the transition from NXT Wednesday to RAW on Monday would be too harsh. You need something to bridge the gap. Smackdown on Thursday helps ease you back down from the high of NXT on Wednesday. It grounds you before the punch in the face of awfulness that is usually RAW. Without it, the company is too bipolar. Yet did Shane McMahon want control of Smackdown? Apparently not. I guess Shane’s just been gone too long to understand how modern WWE functions. Come on, Shane, fight for the Blue Team. I know you have a big match coming up at WrestleMania against The Undertaker in a Hell in a Cell with control of RAW on the line, but why don’t you stick around and at Extreme Rules, wrestle Kane in a Punjabi Prison Match for control of Smackdown? We could use a little help on Thursday nights, too.
If you’re in the Southern California area, this Saturday at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theater in Hollywood, I’ll be doing a comedy show with Pro Wrestling Guerrilla’s Excalibur and former WWE Creative team member, Jensen Karp. It’s called Attitude Error. We’ll be watching an episode of RAW from the late ’90s and exploring how not-so-good that era really was.
And now without further ado, here is The Best and Worst of Smackdown for February 25, 2016.