Previously on the Best and Worst of Smackdown Live: Is it even possible to differentiate Smackdown from Raw at this point? The rosters, matches, finishes, and stories are all the same. They might as well call Smackdown “Hulu Raw” until it goes to Fox in the fall.
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Anyway, here’s the Best and Worst of WWE Smackdown Live for June 24, 2019.
Shane McMahon Update Of The Week
Remember that part of Monday’s Raw where The Undertaker showed up from out of nowhere to save Roman Reigns from a 2-on-1 Authority beatdown, presumably sick and tired of watching the guy who little-brother-punched him inside Hell in a Cell dominate and treat everyone on the roster like crap? Well, it turns out that was a special favor for Roman, as The Undertaker doesn’t give a shit about what happens to The Miz.
At least Roman Reigns gets to pin Shane’s henchmen when Shane isn’t directly involved. Miz can’t even seem to accomplish that, as his character’s been reduce to a complete dipshit in the face of three straight losses to Shane and a loss to pretty much anyone Shane puts him front of him, because of Shane. Here, Shane causes him to lose a fall to Elias by grabbing his foot before he can springboard. Then, between falls two and three, Shane just gets in the ring and kicks Miz’s ass for several minutes while the referee stands there making angry faces, forgetting he’s a referee and could just restart the match and disqualify them. But Shane’s The Boss, so any rule-breaking situation boils down to the corporate equivalent of, “a wizard did it.” Also, Shane kicks Miz’s ass again after the match, in case 13 minutes of Miz being a loser wasn’t enough.
To their credit, at least the crowd attempts a, “no more Shane,” chant, which is about as close to putting, “we aren’t booing because he’s an effective heel, we just really hate that you keep doing this unbelievable garbage with a non-wrestler who got completely gassed throwing some punches and doing a spear,” into words as a 4,000-strong collective can get. Shane probably went to the back and high-fived people about how much heat he gets.