Here are the match results, my match ratings and review of this weeks episode of Smackdown Live.
Match Results and Match Ratings
United States Championship Number One Contendership Fatal Four Way Match
Rusev defeated Jinder Mahal, Zack Ryder and Kofi Kingston
Match Rating: ⭐️⭐️
Bludgeon Brothers Squashed Two Jobbers
Match Rating: ⭐️
Baron Corbin defeated Tye Dillinger
Match Rating: ⭐️1/2
Shelton Benjamin & Chad Gable defeated Breezango
Match Rating: ⭐️1/2
AJ Styles & Shinsuke Nakamura defeated Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn
Yet again it was the Sami & Kevin Show. Of course they were complaining about what happened in their match at the Rumble and demanded a rematch. Next week Daniel Bryan booked Kevin Owens vs Sami Zayn with the winner getting a title shot. Why give Nakamura a live mic, it only highlights his weakness. I’m glad they are giving Rusev a push for the US title and I hope they pull the heel/ face turn combo with Roode turning heel and Rusev a fully fledged Babyface. The best way I can see it happening is to have Aiden English screw Rusev during the title match and have him join Bobby Roode, this could be built up and carried all the way to Wrestlemania were they have the big pay off and Rusev could finally get justice. I hated everything about those graphics during the Iso promo and every other time they used them nearly as much as those awful video phone promos they are doing now. They thought since Miz and Mojo cut two unscripted promos that got a lot of attention the WWE creative team obviously thought it was the phone that was the secret ingredient to these fantastic promos and not the emotion and natural feeling that made them so great. So these word for word scripted promos lack everything that made the originals so good. Charlotte Flair is that damn good she makes the rest of the SD Women’s Roster look like jobbers. I like Dillinger but was the whole point in bringing him up just so he could come out at the Royal Rumble as number 10 ? They have done nothing with him since and he has not progressed at all in a whole year. Apart from maybe the opening match every other match had no point or reason for happening. This show was pointless and there is no reason I can give to make anyone watch it.