Tag Archives: Smackdown

PODCAST: Summerslam/Takeover preview; Corbin’s failed cash-in; Bosstown

Nestlemania and JC discuss the terrible execution on the Baron Corbin cash-in, Ambrose and Rollins fist bump moment, Sasha winning in Boston, Big Cass finally breaking through, Tozawa winning the cruiserweight championship, The Demon finally returning, and much more! We also give our NXT Takeover and Summerslam picks!

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Five WWE personalities who have potential to be great managers

Whenever a talented in-ring worker just doesn’t cut it on the mic, many find themselves saying, “man, if only they had a good manager.”

The manager was somewhat of a lost art until a few years ago when WWE saw the return of Paul Heyman, the amazing pairing of Zeb Colter and Jack Swagger, and let’s not forget the arrival of Rusev and Lana.

Here we are in 2017, and there’s a ton of potential great in-ring talent, plenty of opportunities for new managers if WWE chooses to go in that direction.

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The Maharaja’s WWE title victory “marks” one for the ages!

Written by Guthrie The Ring Announcer

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It was a classic portrayal of good versus evil this past Sunday at Backlash inside of the Allstate Arena when perhaps the most unlikely of adversaries stepped into the ring with the defending champion, Randy Orton. Heading into Sunday, many fans were very quick to dismiss any chances of Jinder Mahal – a competitor we’ve seen job to other talent endlessly since his return to the company – dethroning The Viper. But to the dismay of all those naysayers, evil prevailed Sunday night when the most illustrious prize in the business, the WWE Championship, was raised high in the air by The Maharaja himself. And this time, it wasn’t because Jinder managed to steal the belt from Orton, it was because Jinder won the belt by pinning Orton.

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PODCAST: Fatal 5-Way; Titus O’Neil; Backlash preview

Nestlemania and J.C. discuss the Fatal 5-Way at Extreme Rules, Titus O’Neil doing some good, Jinder Mahal making the most of his opportunity, What happens with Lesnar, and of course Backlash Predictions!

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PODCAST: Terrible week for RAW/SDLive; Strowman hurt, who faces Reigns?

Nestlemania discuss the terrible week of programming from RAW and Smackdown Live, Jinder Mahal being a threat, Breezango being the best thing going, Strowman’s Injury, Who can face Roman Reigns, and much more!

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PODCAST: Payback review; Strowman/Reigns; IC Title; Jinder Mahal

We discuss the week that was in WWE. Topics include the results from Payback, House of Horrors, Strowman and Reigns, The Intercontinental Championship, Jinder Mahal, Building Backlash around Nakamura, and much more!

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Jinder Mahal’s shocking rise into title picture is reason to be excited about WWE

Since the brand extension Smackdown Live has been dubbed the “Land of Opportunity” for stars who may not have had the spotlight on them before.

Superstars like AJ Styles, The Miz, Baron Corbin, Bray Wyatt, Alexa Bliss and many others have taken advantage.

Now here we are after the Superstar Shakeup and opportunity knocks once again.

Who would answer the call?

So far we’ve had one big surprise, and they couldn’t have chosen a better candidate.

Jinder Mahal

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JC’S Weekly Top 20 Power Rankings (03/22/17)

 

RAW had some strong segments, but it was the blue brand which won the week. The first hour plus of SmackDown Live was fantastic storytelling and wrestling. The last few segments were mostly misses in my book, but overall the show was very strong two weeks away from WrestleMania.

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How to fix the Smackdown Tag Team division in three easy steps

The Smackdown tag team division is a wasteland (Get it? It’s an Ascension joke). The whole division feels like filler on the “A-show” when it could easily be one of the better segments.

The way they utilize the group sometimes makes you forget they’re even there.

It’s time to make the Smackdown tag team division great again!

Here’s how they can do it in three easy steps. . .

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Spotlight, please!: Time for an encore singles run for Aiden English, the “Drama King”

After a promising start in the WWE that included a tag team title match against The New Day, The Vaudevillains currently find themselves in tag team obscurity on Smackdown.

What did the duo do to find themselves in purgatory?

Was it because Simon Gotch injured Enzo Amore?

Was it because Gotch got into a backstage fight with Sin Cara?

Or is it just a matter of “creative doesn’t have anything for you?”

We’ll probably never know exactly what happened to the gentlemen grapplers. But one thing is for sure, there is still plenty of potential for one half of the floundering duo.

That’s why it’s time for Aiden English to step back into the spotlight for an encore performance as “The Artiste,” “The Drama King.”

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