Previously on the Best and Worst of Smackdown Live: Daniel Bryan revealed the real attacker in the Roman Reigns mysteries: some guy we’ll never see again. Storytelling!
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Here’s the Best and Worst of WWE Smackdown Live for August 27, 2019.
Best: King Of The Ring Continues
If there’s a reason to watch this week’s Smackdown, it’s Buddy Murphy vs. Ali. It’s also a reason you should’ve been watching 205 Live for the past year and change, the reason you should tune in to WWE pay-per-view kickoff shows, and why cruiserweights and Cruiserweight Championship matches should have appearances and stories on the main shows. As it turns out, wrestlers who move quickly and do exciting things can have great wrestling matches that the crowd will care about if you put any effort into explaining who they are and why they’re here. Crazy!
Let me see if I can recap WWE’s idea, instead:
- have Ali pin Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura on Smackdown
- never follow up on it, put serial loser Dolph Ziggler over Ali the following week, and have Nakamura start feuding with The Miz
- build up Buddy Murphy instead, by accident
- have Buddy Murphy take Roman Reigns to the limit and pin Daniel Bryan clean on Smackdown
- bring Ali back and put him over Buddy Murphy