Hey, Blue Team!
I absolutely loved this year’s WrestleMania and had a great time watching it from start to finish. It’s been a great week for WWE, and this week’s Smackdown Live continues that trend. Though not exactly as exciting as Raw, and not as eventful or surprising as I had hoped, it was still a very good show and featured three big main roster debuts: Tye Dillinger, Shinsuke Nakamura, and Shinsuke Nakamura’s violinist.
As good as the show was, I’m extremely disappointed that the tag team division has once again disappeared from Smackdown Live. I thought that since they didn’t make it onto the Mania card (other than participating in the Rob Gronkowski Battle Royal), they would have a featured match on this week’s Smackdown Live. But no. The only appearance of any tag team all night was The Usos showing up at the very end of Talking Smack to complain about the same thing I’m complaining about.
Other than that, it’s a good show and I guess begins a tradition of the Smackdown after WrestleMania being a thing. And now since it’s all I’ve been thinking about since Friday night’s Hall of Fame, here are the top five people/teams I’d like to see them bring Jim Cornette back to manage:
- The Revival
- Baron Corbin
- Bobby Roode
- Braun Strowman
- Sheamus and Cesaro
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And now without further ado, here is The Best and Worst of Smackdown Live for April 4th, 2017.
Best: Who Was That Sheep-Masked Man?
Day five of WrestleMania starts off with JBL warning us that the fans in the arena may be off brand. They’ve been in Orlando for close to a week, surviving on funnel cakes and churros. They’re malnourished and exhausted and may not cheer for Mojo Rawley when they’re told to. It’s all about passion. Now that you’ve been warned about the crowd, out comes Randy Orton to talk about winning the WWE Championship at WrestleMania. This is a moment so special to Randy that he put on pants for it. Randy gets on the mic and gloats about his win for a bit, until he’s interrupted by Bray Wyatt in video form.
Video Bray reminds Orton that he has a rematch owed to him, and challenges Randy to something he likes to call a House of Horrors Match, time and place: TBA.