Hey, Blue Team!
Congratulations! We did it! Smackdown beat Raw in the men’s traditional five-on-five elimination tag match at Survivor Series. That means the next time I see Brandon, I get to kick him in the balls. Now that the Survivor Series is behind us, we are on the very short road to TLC. Meaning everything is the same as before Survivor Series, but there’s also ladders now! Eventually there’ll probably be tables and chairs as well.
Conspicuous by his absence is The Undertaker. His return last week seemed like it could be a permanent one, but one week later and he’s gone without a trace. He doesn’t even materialize to thank the Survivor Series team members he threatened last week. I miss him already.
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And now without further ado, here is The Best and Worst of Smackdown Live for November 22nd, 2016.
Worst: Ambrose and Ellsworth
At some point in the last two months, Smackdown has turned into a wacky ’80s buddy cop film. Dean Ambrose is your typical loose cannon bad cop who doesn’t play by the rules; he’s always cracking wise and getting into hijinks. His partner, James Ellsworth, is the scrappy rookie; he’s not cut out to be a cop, but he’s out to prove to everyone that he belongs in the force. Shane McMahon’s the Chief. And then you have AJ Styles, the best cop on the force. He’s straight-laced and plays by the rules, he doesn’t care for the unorthodox tactics of Dean Ambrose, and he doesn’t think Ellsworth is in his league.