Previously on the Best and Worst of Smackdown: Last week’s show was built around the remaining first round matches in the WWE World Heavyweight Championship Tournament, setting up the four excellent (okay, three excellent) (okay, two excellent, one pretty good and one awful) quarter-finals matches on Raw. Also on the show, The Wyatt Family and The Brothers of Destruction got SPOOKY. That’s … not ending any time soon.
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And now, the Best and Worst of WWE Smackdown for Nov. 19, 2015.
Best: R-Truth, Always A Bridesmaid
Back in June, R-Truth interrupted a segment on Raw to announce that he was going to win the Money in the Bank ladder match. The only problem? He wasn’t in the match. When this was explained to him, he said, “this is on me,” apologized to everyone and told the live crowd to “be good.” It was one of the most genuinely funny things to happen on Raw in ages.
On Smackdown, we got something even rarer than a genuinely funny moment on Raw: a CALLBACK.
This week’s show opens with The Miz interviewing the semi-finalists in the WWE World Heavyweight Championship Tournament on Miz TV. R-Truth interrupts to say he’s going to cut through his opponents “like a hot knife going through butter” at Survivor Series. The only problem, again, is that he’s not in the tournament. “This is on me. Gentlemen? My bad.” As he’s leaving, he wishes Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns good luck, but denies Owens and Del Rio. “I’m not wishin’ y’all good luck.” A+.
Even Reigns is pretty funny here, responding to The Miz’s insane ramblings with, “You need to chill out.” It ends with Miz getting punched in the face, of course, because in the history of Miz TV there have been like two episodes where he doesn’t get dropped on his face or brained with a thrown couch.