Smackdown – September 19, 2017: Now You Might Hate This One

Smackdown Date: September 19, 2017 Location: Oracle Arena, Oakland, California Commentators: Tom Phillips, Corey Graves, Byron Saxton I’m getting used to this idea of having title matches booked in advance of the TV shows. This time around we have the US Title on the line as AJ Styles defends against Baron Corbin, who said he […]

Smackdown – August 15, 2017: They Might Have Just Saved Summerslam

Smackdown Date: August 15, 2017 Location: Dunkin’ Donuts Center, Providence, Rhode Island Commentators: Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton, John Bradshaw Layfield It’s the last show before Summerslam and there’s a big main event to send us home. This week features Jinder Mahal vs. John Cena in a non-title match, which likely means that Baron Corbin and […]

Smackdown – June 27, 2017: Now Why Would You Do That?

Smackdown Date: June 27, 2017 Location: Valley View Casino Center, San Diego, California Commentators: Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton, John Bradshaw Layfield It’s ladies night with two major women’s matches on the card. First up we have the second ever women’s Money in the Bank ladder match as the WWE tries to fix the mess they […]

Smackdown – May 9, 2017: The British Curse Turns Blue

Smackdown Date: May 9, 2017 Location: 02 Arena, London, England Commentators: Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton, John Bradshaw Layfield We’re taped tonight from London as we have less than two weeks before Backlash. That means it’s Jinder Mahal time tonight and we get to see more of his rapid fire build towards being a main eventer. […]

Wrestlemania XXXIII Preview: Smackdown Women’s Title: Six Pack Challenge

Maybe the swerve of the night.

Smackdown – March 28, 2017: Flying Sparks From Mouths and Graves

Smackdown Date: March 28, 2017 Location: Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, Virginia Commentators: Tom Phillips, John Bradshaw Layfield, David Otunga It’s the final Smackdown before Wrestlemania and that means…..well likely it means a bunch of promos and a few matches here and there but that’s standard operating procedure for this time of year. I’d expect a big […]

New Column: Then vs. Almost Now

https://wrestlingrumors.net/kbs-review-vs-almost-now/   I know Wrestlemania XXXII was bad, but is XXXIII going to be even worse?  Let’s look at five arbitrary points!

Smackdown – March 7, 2017: That Old Feeling

Smackdown Date: March 7, 2017 Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana Commentators: John Bradshaw Layfield, Mauro Ranallo, Tom Phillips, David Otunga We’re down to four shows left before Wrestlemania XXXIII and tonight we’re likely finding out who is challenging for the Smackdown World Title. I know you might have heard that one before but this […]

Smackdown – February 28, 2017: That Was…..A Lot

Smackdown Date: February 28, 2017 Location: Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul Minnesota Commentators: Mauro Ranallo, John Bradshaw Layfield, David Otunga. Tom Phillips It’s a stacked card tonight and I assure you that has nothing to do with the President giving a speech to a joint session of Congress at the halfway point of the show. […]

Smackdown – February 21, 2017: But It’s A Battle Royal!

Smackdown Date: February 21, 2017 Location: Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, California Commentators: John Bradshaw Layfield, David Otunga. Tom Phillips, Mauro Ranallo It’s a double shot tonight as we have a pair of big gimmick matches to get us further along the Road to Wrestlemania. First up it’s Natalya vs. Nikki Bella in a falls […]