Previously on The Best and Worst of Smackdown: Summer Rae made Rusev look like a fool, but then Dolph Ziggler also made Summer look like a fool, so everybody looked bad, and I wasn’t sure who to side with. Meanwhile, Natalya was the victim of particularly incoherent plot by Paige, Renee Young wore a white dress that will live forever in my dreams and, uh, I bet The New Day did some fun stuff, too!
Keep on a-scrollin’ for The Best and Worst of Smackdown for Oct. 22, 2015.
Best: The Corporate Parachute
Haaaahhh. Why in the f*cking f*ck is Kane running Smackdown? Have we not thoroughly established The Authority is not on Kane’s side? They suspended him on Raw, and have put him in a career match against the guy they always help win. So, why in the red blazes would they put him in charge of one last Smackdown? I mean, presumably, Kane could book himself in “Guy who is Kane automatically wins” title match with Rollins and take the belt before anybody notices, right?
Incredible, mind-splitting stupidity aside, I still ended up begrudgingly liking this segment thanks to, of course, The New Day. I’m not made of stone. I’m not going to Worst a segment featuring Kane playing air-trombone with a sh*t-eating grin and Big E declaring “Director of operations? D-O-O? More like B-O-O… T-Y!” The fact that E didn’t go for the obvious doody joke is what makes New Day so special. Goodbye, Director Of Operations Kane. I’ll let you sad trombone yourself out.
Best: Seth Rollins Wins Again!
Two shows a row! It’s sort of a streak! Seth Rollins vs. Cesaro was, unsurprisingly, a good match, although it’s kind of sad that there wasn’t any of that “Can this crazy kid do it?!” drama from Cesaro and Cena’s matches. At this point, we just assume pretty much anybody can beat Seth Rollins. It’s not even a particularly big deal.
Sure enough, Rollins tried to walk out after being in the ring for about 30 seconds, and continued to do so throughout the bout. The match was still fun though, which was mostly due to Cesaro, who was in ultra worker mode, dropkicking Seth off the top rope, and breaking out the Swiss Death for the first time in a while. Of course, in the end Rollins manage to get a relatively outta nowhere Pedigree for the win. Poor Cesaro.