The Best And Worst Of WWE Smackdown Live 2/12/19: The Kid Who Would Be Kingston

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Previously on the Best and Worst of WWE Smackdown Live: Becky Lynch smacked Triple H in the face, which became a whole thing. Also, everyone in the WWE Championship Elimination Chamber did one of those “see you this Sunday at the Royal Rumble” finishes. You know the one.

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And now, here’s the Best and Worst of WWE Smackdown Live for February 12, 2019.

Best: Unrepentant Dirtbag Charlotte Flair

How about that seamless transition between video and a live entrance? +1, Smackdown production team.

Charlotte Flair 100% leaning into “entitled heel who thinks she deserves everything you have” is one of the best decisions they’ve made in a long time. It’s a nice followup to last fall’s evolution of the character from, “loves the women’s revolution,” to, “is willing to beat Ronda Rousey to death with a stick in a fit of unstoppable rage.” The whole thing is terrible-great, from her off-key “this is awesome” to the way she “what” chants the crowd.

Hell, the camera angle even makes it look like she’s botching the WrestleMania sign point.

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I think actually keeping Becky Lynch off television for a few weeks — or, at least, this week — is a good idea, because yeah, we love her and she’s great, but you run the risk of overexposing her by having her have to be the linchpin (cough) that keeps every single angle moving forward. Charlotte’s good enough to carry some of this weight.