The Best And Worst Of WWE Smackdown Live 10/3/17: Stop Me If You’ve Seen This Before

Previously on the Best and Worst of WWE Smackdown: We celebrated Rusev Day, Sami Zayn got injured, and everyone else did whatever they’ve been doing for the past month.

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And now, the Best and Worst of WWE Smackdown Live for October 3, 2017.

Worst: Hell In A Cell Is Completely Pointless

There are two things you shouldn’t do with Shinsuke Nakamura, and both of them are “teach him a bunch of cliché English sayings and let him take five minutes to say a sentence in front of a live crowd on a live microphone at the top of your show.” Brother, I think Nakamura’s got great English and his English shins my Japanese in the face, but for the billionth time, why are we shining the world’s brightest spotlight on the one thing in the infinity of pro wrestling Nakamura’s not great at? Dude’s one of the best and most popular wrestlers in the world over the past decade-plus and he’s feuding with JINDER MAHAL and you’ve set it up so live crowds are “what” chanting him. And with the way he delivers lines, they get in like five “whats” per sentence.

On the other side of this, you’ve got your WWE Champion who can’t win even the most basic match without a pair of Brooks Brothers For Boys loserweights interfering on his behalf unable to win an impromptu attack or any kind of physical or verbal confrontation whatsoever without getting his ass kicked first and having guys the size of his leg fight his fight for him. And while, sure, that’s “heeling” or whatever, you can’t take a babyface or a match seriously if your heel is a completely worthless, unengaging non-factor.