After the show ended, I noticed that despite a title change in this episode of SmackDown Live, everything felt like a big epilogue.
The show opened with New Day celebrating under a gigantic gigantic balloon rainbow where they basically said the things a good guy says when they win. Big E's Splits moment was organic and really funny, and Xavier tried to describe how much Kofi's victory meant for him. Kofi also had his family on the ring, and that was another wonderful moment.
But here's the epilogue thing. It usually ends with a moment when the story "but the story goes on" is going on, and we have understood that too. The law firm turned out to be stupid ̵
Apart from that? Not much has happened. The match was perfect, but we all wrestled at the very end of so much last weekend. So yes! It was good. But it's good in a way "cool, I'll put the book down now".
The Hardy Boyz are SmackDown Live Tag Team Champions
Here's the only important moment of this SmackDown Live: the Hardy Boyz got a single fight with the Usos and escaped the jail with some gold.
It was a decent game, but I am more interested in what this means than anything else. Does that mean that the Usos go to Raw? This tag department is starving for tag team talent, so I am very pleased with this step. As far as the Hardys are concerned, this perhaps shows that they show a little of the creativity outside of WWE, which is missing so far. SmackDown has some good characters facing them at the moment, but that could all change with the shakeup next week.
I'll say that – Matt Hardy looked noticeably healthier in this recent return for me. Sooooo … let's see where they go with it.
Oh, and Lars Sullivan beat her up. Brooklyn sang, "They can not wrestle," but that's stupid. Everyone knows that this is 5 star Lars, Brooklyn.
One damn 6-man-day
In this show Aleister Black, Ricochet and Ali fought the team of Rusev, Shinsuke Nakamura and Andrade. Yes, that's an absurd amount of talent. And yes, the match was shocking.
This is probably the best way to support these changes. "Hey fans! Look at six guys who could all fight for titles – in a week they could bring the card up! "
The mocking of the baby faces in his crossed black legs was really cool. I also liked the finish. Ricochet hit a Moonsault from the barricade on Rusev before Nakamura hit him with a kinshasa on the back of his head. Black then got Nakamura with a Black Mass as he tried to climb back into the ring, and then Ali sealed the deal with a 450 splash on Andrade.
Here comes this epilogue thought back into play. When Ali celebrated, Randy Orton seemed to beat him with the RKO. He walked away muttering, "I can not see!", Shielded his eyes, apparently expressing his anger over what happened during his WrestleMania match. And then came Kevin Owens to beat Rusev with a stunner.
No stories to all this. Only characters, so characters.
The show continues.
Samoa Joe talks, Braun gets Strowman – This was a fun crossover and mini-fight, but did you notice that Strowman got some buos when Joe? Say it to me: Booking counts .
The IIconics def. The Brooklyn Belles – I'm so sad that the IIconics idiots are bubbling and trying to convince us they are the best fighting champions of all time by beating jobbers. In fact, I'm so sad that I'm kind of disappointed that Paige apparently finished it with a debut tag team next week. I already envisioned a scenario in which the IIconics fought the undefeated Martians.
I wonder who this tag team could be.
Shane McMahon is the worst musical conductor ever – That's all.
Becky Rerun – She had a promo where she basically said what she said on Raw. And then Lacey Evans beat her. You know how she did it with Raw.
This was a mild show for me. It certainly was not bad, it just did not matter, you know what I mean. This was for the hard-boiled who really do not need dessert, but then they've given you a plate. What will you do to refuse the dessert?
It's your turn, Cageside. Who do you want to change with shakeup?