WWE has a noticeable development when on the highway to WrestleMania.
This is often the time the place the lapsed fan would return to see what’s in retailer for the most important present. Normally I might say that SmackDown can be THE present I’d suggest watching to get into it. While it’s usually good, I’m beginning to see the development return.
When they’ve a selected purpose in thoughts, logic and customary sense are inclined to get tossed out in favor of attending to the consequence they need. For instance, and I contact on this momentarily, Roman Reigns ought to know that Jey Uso isn’t going to win a match. So why would he conform to let Jey wrestle somebody the place he has to win with the intention to let Roman get time without work at Fastlane?
Then we even have Reginald everywhere in the SmackDown ladies’s division. Why? Sasha and Bianca can deal with this with out the entire shenanigans and interference. This is an thrilling storyline, and it’s getting boggled down by pointless, and admittedly, plain dumb sub tales.
By doing these items it’s messing with the circulation of what has been an exceptional program 9 occasions out of ten because the summer season of final 12 months. Please cease this. It’s inflicting a downward development in my pleasure for Friday nights.
Let’s get to the primary hits and misses of this present. For a full rundown of SmackDown, try the stay weblog by Rev. Claire Elizabeth!

Daniel Bryan is a prime tier promo.
Bryan talked about how he put himself on the again burner to assist out different expertise who he noticed as the longer term. He additionally mentioned that WWE did a persona check as soon as and he was extraordinarily low on the bold line and so they didn’t perceive how he would achieve success. Him laying down on the mat observing Edge pointing on the WrestleMania signal made him determine sufficient is sufficient.
The Tribal Chief crew got here out and mentioned that Bryan doesn’t love this enterprise of wrestling. Reigns is required by all and Bryan wants Reigns. Jey Uso grabbed the mic and mentioned that that is as shut as he’s attending to the Universal Championship.
Later, Jey sat subsequent to Reigns and mentioned that he acquired it and Reigns mentioned he is aware of, but in addition Jey ought to know that he’s going to disappoint the household if he loses. As Jey walked away assured, you may simply see that Reigns didn’t have any of it. As I discussed above, this doesn’t actually make sense to me. Reigns ought to by no means let this occur as a result of he is aware of what the consequence might be.
Reigns got here right down to see the cage match with a ringside seat. Uso slammed Bryan’s head into the mat and demanded he acknowledge the Tribal Chief. Uso walked to the cage door and Bryan acquired him again. There was a very superior Samoan drop from the highest rope and once they got here again from break, Uso superkicked Bryan off the ropes and did the splash to pin Bryan.
Bryan grabbed Uso and gave him a bunch of elbows however Uso acquired on prime and attacked Bryan. Both males have been up on prime of the cage and Bryan headbutt Uso down. Uso grabbed Bryan earlier than he may clear the highest and so they fought on the highest rope. Bryan did a suplex from the highest rope into the Yes Lock. Uso tried to interrupt it up by grabbing the rope however that doesn’t work on this match, and Uso tapped out.
This was one other a kind of you already know what’s going to occur in the long run eventualities. The trip alongside was fairly good, however this needs to be the final time Jey is in Roman’s good graces. It’s time for Jey to be reprimanded for dropping time and time once more. Otherwise, I fear that it’ll make Roman not look good.
WWE has been doing rather well with the Tribal Chief storyline because it began, however it’s beginning to get a bit redundant on the subject of Jey. He doesn’t win. Reigns shouldn’t have him in a majority of these matches anymore.

So… Apollo Crews
Alright, let’s get proper to the elephant within the room.
Last week, I mentioned “Even switching to an accent when he mentioned what his grandfather would have mentioned to Big E. While sounding like his grandfather! This can be the right solution to do it, in contrast to that stuff with Kofi Kingston. ‘Didn’t you was Jamaican’ was so corny.”
I’m not Nigerian. I’m a white American so I’m approaching this actually from how I really feel. Crews having an accent now feels off for me personally. I do know that there’s a lengthy historical past of the everyday international heel trope and that has been offensive up to now.
How do you’re feeling about this, Cagesiders?

The Rest
Michael Cole knowledgeable us that Cesaro defeated Murphy
And he did it earlier than the end truly occurred which was fairly hilarious. Basically Cesaro dominated the entire match and Seth Rollins was on commentary speaking it up as a result of that’s what Seth Rollins does. Before this match, Murphy was proven going as much as Rollins backstage and instructed him he wished to assist him together with his Cesaro drawback. This makes actually no sense.
Murphy and Rollins broke up after feuding on account of Murphy seemingly relationship Aalyah Mysterio months in the past. So Aalyah and Murphy disappeared from tv for some time after which they introduced Murphy again first to face at ringside when Rollins got here again. They had no interplay. Now on this present, and proper after a Mysterios match, Murphy desires to be again with Rollins and there’s no rationalization? I don’t get it. And I don’t actually prefer it as a result of I didn’t need Murphy with Rollins anymore again then.
Bianca Belair defeated Shayna Baszler
Belair lifted Baszler up as she was attempting to do some prime arm hurting, however Baszler stored punishing her and focused her left arm. Baszler stored at it however Belair truly lifted her and slammed her on the mat whereas her arm was twisted! Belair lifted Baszler as she was about to do the Kirifuda Clutch holy shit. And she executed the Kiss of Death for the win! Reginald acquired Sasha knocked down by Nia on the surface. That served as a distraction, however it didn’t result in a loss which may be very nice to see. But once more, why are we nonetheless doing this? Get Reginald out of this already!
King Corbin defeated Montez Ford / Angelo Dawkins defeated Sami Zayn
I don’t have proof of a conspiracy however… eh I don’t know. Ford hit some drop kicks and Corbin broke out an early Spinebuster. Corbin acquired some offense and Ford put a sleeper on, however Corbin acquired out of it. Zayn distracted Ford and Corbin took benefit with an End of Days to win. So Zayn instructed him since he helped, Corbin ought to return the favor. And then Dawkins knocked Zayn into Corbin and despite the fact that you may inform that Corbin may see that, he… didn’t and left.
Zayn tried pinning Dawkins thrice in a row however it didn’t work, after which Dawkins tried a suplex and went for a neckbreaker as an alternative for a close to fall. Zayn tossed Dawkins into the nook after which Ford distracted Zayn by throwing water on the documentary crew and misplaced by way of roll up.
These two matches have been fast and enjoyable. I’ve actually been having fun with Corbin as of late and I like utilizing Sami as a solution to get below his pores and skin. Sami is so nice on this position. I wouldn’t thoughts them as a tag group long run. As for the Street Profits, this was a 50/50 scenario after their huge win final week. I don’t actually get that. But as we’ve talked about up to now, WWE loves their 50/50 reserving.
Dominik Mysterio defeated Chad Gable
Gable dominated the primary minute with some actually nice mat based mostly wrestling. Dom fought again and flipped round. He went for a twister DDT and Gable blocked it and did this superior suplex for a two depend. Dom rolled right into a fortunate victory and Rey charged into the ring and knocked Otis over the announce desk. Quick win and a pleasant little dash for each of those guys.
Grade: B-
What have been your ideas, Cagesiders?