The Best And Worst Of WWE Smackdown Live 5/9/17: Same Thing, Different Country

Hey Blue Team,

This week’s Smackdown Live was pretty good, considering they phoned it in all the way from the U.K. These Euro RAW and Smackdowns are always a little weird and very uneventful, but this episode ended up being slightly better than what we usually get when they go tape TV across the pond. It starts off very slow but once it gets going, it’s a good show. Not a lot of wrestling, but some of the outside-the-ring segments are good enough to make up for it. Luke Harper is back. Tye Dillinger has disappeared again, and Lana is still coming soon.

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And now without further ado, here is The Best and Worst of Smackdown Live for May 9th, 2017.

Worst: Necessary Evil?

This week’s Smackdown Live opens up with one of those segments that’s not necessarily entertaining but is necessary to do from time to time. It’s a reset segment where all of the top guys show up one at a time and state what their current storyline is so you know who is beefing with who and about what on the way to a pay-per-view … and at the same time it sets up this week’s main event.

As far as these segments go, this one wasn’t too bad. It was well-written most of the time and the performances were solid, but the whole time I was watching it I kept thinking that there has to be another way to do this. Not even a better way necessarily, just a different one. We have seen this segment open so many shows. One person comes to the ring to cut a promo, and then another person comes out and cuts a promo, and then another person, and so on.