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 […]

A Much Longer Than Anticipated Look at Bayley

I originally wrote this as a comment on a blog post about why Bayley isn’t working.  It was originally going to be a paragraph or two and wound up being two pages.  Here’s my take on why Bayley has completely missed on the main roster and why that’s not a surprise at all (nor is […]

Summerslam Count-Up – 2016 (2017 Redo): The Bella, The Doctors and the SMASH

Summerslam 2016 Date: August 21, 2016 Location: Barclays Center, New York City, New York Attendance: 15,974 Commentators: Michael Cole, Corey Graves, Byron Saxton, Mauro Ranallo, David Otunga, John Bradshaw Layfield A year has passed since I saw this show and I can barely remember much about it. That’s very telling when you look at how […]

New Column: Lost and (Hopefully) Found

Looking at the women’s divisions and why they mostly suck at the moment. https://wrestlingrumors.net/kbs-review-lost-hopefully-found/

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. […]

New Column: While The Beast’s Away, WWE Can Still Play

What can WWE do while Lesnar is gone?  Quite a bit actually.   https://wrestlingrumors.net/kbs-review-beasts-away-wwe-can-still-play/

Smackdown – May 2, 2017: The Chris Jericho Alarm Clock

Smackdown Date: May 2, 2017 Location: Save Mart Center, Fresno, California Commentators: Tom Phillips, John Bradshaw Layfield, Byron Saxton Things are back to normal now and that means we’re in the Jinder Mahal Could Be World Champion Era. Mahal cost Randy Orton the House of Horrors match on Sunday to help set up the title […]

Smackdown – April 25, 2017: Stairway to Nothing

Smackdown Date: April 25, 2017 Location: Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa Commentators: John Bradshaw Layfield, Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton Can we call this a go home show? I mean, Payback is a Raw show but it feels like half of the major matches are built around Smackdown talent, or at least a combination of […]

Smackdown – April 18, 2017: It Didn’t Make Any More Sense Live

Smackdown Date: April 18, 2017 Location: KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Kentucky Commentators: Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton, John Bradshaw Layfield Smackdown is in a weird place and is basically at the mercy of the upcoming Raw pay per view until we can settle things down. Randy Orton is the World Champion and has a lame duck […]