Previously on the Best and Worst of WWE Smackdown Live: New Day pressed Mr. McMahon about Kofi Kingston deserving a title opportunity at WrestleMania and got Kofi put into a five-man gauntlet match to prove himself. Also, Shane McMahon revealed his true form, the IIconics (successfully) called out the Boss-n-Hug Connection, and Rey Mysterio wrestled in gear that made him look like a blow-up doll.
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And now, here’s the Best and Worst of WWE Smackdown Live for March 19, 2019.
Best: Giving Us Reasons To Care About The Good Guys
The best thing about Smackdown Live right now, and something they’re doing way better than NXT even, is how they’ve been writing the characters we’re supposed to cheer for. “Heel” and “babyface” have been swallowed up by shades of gray for the past twenty years — most of my material between 2012 and 2018-ish was, “the heel is actually the face,” and vice versa — but if you break it down to a simpler, “who we’re intended to support,” and, “who we aren’t,” they’re doing WWE’s best work in that field in YEARS.