Previously on the Best and Worst of WWE Smackdown Live: AJ Styles punched Vince McMahon in the face, Daniel Bryan stomped Santa Claus to death, and the mighty RUSEV became United States Champion again. Plus, Shane McMahon stopped being a jerk for like one minute!
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Here’s this week’s Best and Worst of WWE Smackdown Live, New Years Day edition, for January 1, 2019.
Best: Big Hair John
Let’s go ahead and start off the column with the only segment anyone’s going to remember from this episode: the Smackdown Live return of “free agent” John Cena, now with realistic life-like hair. I typed this on Twitter, and I’ve probably already typed it in the column a thousand times, but I always want John Cena on television until he’s actually there. Then all my wrestling fan Spidey Senses start tingling and I have to type 15 bad things about him. Say what you will, but that “he gets a reaction” thing is truer for John Cena than it is for anyone. I can’t have him on TV without feeling something, good or bad.