The Best And Worst Of WWE Smackdown Live 5/2/17: The Farewell of Jericho

Hey, Blue Team!

There was a lot to love on this week’s show, especially in the last half hour. There’s a lot of wrestling and most of it’s good. I am worried about the way they are building to some of these Backlash matches, but the rest of the show is booked so well that they make up for it.

We’re getting into that time of year where WWE is really fun and interesting for a while, so why not take a moment to give The Best and Worst of Smackdown Live a share on your favorite social media platform. While you’re at it, follow With Spandex on Twitter and like us on Facebook.

And now without further ado, here is The Best and Worst of Smackdown Live for May 2nd, 2017.

Best: The Time For Talking Is Over

This week’s Smackdown Live starts with Jinder Mahal, and the WWE Championship he stole, backstage having a photo sesh until Shane McMahon shows up to take the belt back. Could all of the past WWE storylines where people stole belts have ended this easily? With an authority figure casually walking up and asking for the belt back?

Shane books Jinder in a match with Sami Zayn later in the night and then heads out to the ring where he brings out Smackdown’s newest signee, Chris Jericho. It’s not a very warm welcome. Before Y2J can fully drink in Smackdown Live, Shane immediately puts Jericho in a rematch with Kevin Owens for later in the show. Mahal Vs. Zayn and a Jericho/Owens segment … it’s like we’re back in the glory days of a mid-December 2016 RAW.