Hey, Blue Team!
America is reeling from the horrible decision that was made on Tuesday night … Smackdown now has a four-man announce team! This week’s Smackdown opens with the reveal that Tom Phillips has been added as the fourth man in the booth. Who listened to the unlistenable team of Mauro Ranallo, David Otunga, and JBL and thought, “the problem here is there’s only three of them”
Don’t get me wrong, I love Tom Phillips. Possibly undeservingly. I have a soft spot for him from his WWE show Five Things, plus I love legacy angles, and he’s the natural progression of Sean Moony and Todd Pettengill. The WWE always needs one of those guys. But expanding the Smackdown announce team to four people is a really weird decision. They can’t even physically fit four people behind the table! Keep an eye on the announce table during the show. Tom Phillips is hanging on the side of the table like an uninvited dinner guest. He looks like he’s out there to set up a distraction finish.
Not a bad show this week. It’s very Survivor Series focused. Big props to WWE for not having local talent dressed as Hillary and Trump wrestling each other. That was more restraint than I thought WWE was ever capable of.
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