Hey, Blue Team!
I’m still not sure what a Wild Card Final is, but I like it. This week’s Smackdown is another good show with their focus remaining on the wrestling. Not a Miz TV broadcast or a trip to the Ambrose Asylum in sight. There are a couple of miscues and a little sloppiness, but that doesn’t stop the majority of matches from being a lot of fun. The show also manages to provide some surprises, which are always welcome.
It’s the last Smackdown of 2016, and what a year it’s been for the blue brand. It changed networks, days, announce teams, names, it went live … it even became its own brand again. This year gave us James Ellsworth and Heath Slater’s family, it brought back Rhyno and Curt Hawkins, and almost brought back Shelton Benjamin. They made Naomi glow this year and presented The Miz with an opportunity to shine. Not to mention the addition of Talking Smack, and what a breath of fresh air that has been. And just imagine a year ago there being an episode of Smackdown where a title would change hands or one featuring the return of John Cena, let alone both of those in one night. Impossible.
Thank you for letting me guide you through the best and worst of Smackdown this year. Here’s to more “bests” than “worsts” in the new year.
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And now without further ado, here is The Best and Worst of Smackdown Live for December 27th, 2016.