Previously on The Best and Worst of Smackdown: Kane continued gaslighting Seth Rollins, and nobody seemed to notice or care. Probably too busy filming Be A Star promos or something. Seth found some inspiration in a trio of trombone-playing, positivity-preaching prophets, but unfortunately this led to segment where Kane (KANE) destroyed Seth and the tag division on his own. Meanwhile, Sasha Banks resurfaced and scored a win and Bray made me want to see his Hell in a Cell match by shutting up for once.
Keep on a-scrollin’ for The Best and Worst of Smackdown for Oct. 8, 2015.
Best: It’s So Real
The New Day came out to kick off Smackdown and gloat about looking like competent, tough pro wrestlers at the end of this week’s Raw, and because Stephanie McMahon wouldn’t touch Smackdown with a 10-foot-pole, nobody was around to tell them to shut up for interrupting a text. They beat up John Cena, Dolph Ziggler and The Dudley Boyz all at once! Nobody’s ever done that! Not since the inception of this very earth! Not The Shield, not The Wyatt’s, not the NWO, not Los Boricuas, nobody! Man, Xavier Woods likes those Savio Vega references. He drops Savio Vega shout outs more often than CM Punk mentions Colt Cabana.
After a bit of riffing on the Philadelphia Eagles, which I didn’t particularly understand, but nevertheless found very entertaining, Dolph Ziggler shrugged with way out. Oh no. Actually, Ziggler wasn’t that bad, but you can see the sadness in his eyes when he has to deliver scripted Three Stooges jokes while New Day get to improvise their well-toned booties off. Eventually, things shake down to Dolph vs. Big E with The Dudleyz in Dolphs corner.
Best: Big E, Sweaty Threat
As usual, the highlight here were the hijinks at ringside. Xavier Woods lecturing us on the difference between bicep meat and tricep meat [takes notes] and playing Dolph’s theme song on the trombone. Kofi playing commentator. I could watch these guys buying socks for an hour. Get on that, WWE Network.