Shooting Blanks

Smackdown Live

We open the show with General Manager, Daniel Bryan. Daniel introduces Commissioner Shane McMahon and AJ Styles. The two men come out for a contract signing for their Wrestlemania match. Shane says he had a vision to make Smackdown Live a place of opportunity. He says AJ was always a part of his vision no matter what happens. Shane tells Styles he’s one of the greats and he is truly phenomenal. Shane tells AJ he’s become arrogant and his ego is interfering in his career. Shane tells him to bring his best. AJ retaliates by saying in the ring he’s untouchable and that he plans to embarrass him. He tells him he’s never been in the ring with anyone like AJ Styles. With the contract signed the two men go face to face. Daniel tells them to shake hands. Shane offers his hand but Styles leaves the ring.

Becky Lynch vs Carmella

Mickie and Alexa are on commentary as they go back and forth. The match goes on  it leads to all four women fighting leaving Mickie James face to face with Becky Lynch.

Mickie James/Becky Lynch vs Carmella/Alexa Bliss

This match was made as a result of the out of control fight that erupted. Becky and Mickie take early control of Bliss, but she quickly tags out. James takes the fight to Carmella but a distraction from Bliss allows her to get caught by a fierce forearm. Alexa and Carmella begin to wear down Mickie. Natalya makes her way to ringside. Ellsworth trips Becky. Carmella and Alexa Bliss win via Pinfall.

All five women brawl but all of a sudden the music hits and out comes Naomi! She takes out everyone. Naomi announces she’s back and officially enters the Smackdown Women’s Championship match.

Miz TV

Miz and Maryse present their mockery of Total Bellas. They tell John and Nikki that Wrestlemania will be their curtain call. Cena and Nikki make their to the ring. Cena tells Miz he was laughing at the parody just like everyone else. He says they have a genuine problem with Miz & Maryse. He tells Maryse they didn’t want her back. Cena says he’s loyal to the WWE. He lists the number of stars who’ve made WWE Movies he points out that Miz has also done it. Cena questions Maryse’s involvement in the WWE and tells her she’s a waste of space. He says Maryse is only back because Miz begged for her to be back. Cena says reality will punch Miz right in the mouth. Cena calls them gutless loudmouth cowards. Cena tells them to take a shot. They square upto the couple before backing away and leaving the ring. Miz tries to charge back in the ring but Maryse stops him. Cena and Nikki taunt the Mizanins and Nikki tells them there’s no more running at Wrestlemania.

10 Man Tag

Mojo Rawley, American Alpha, Heath Slater & Rhyno win via Pinfall.

Harper says he tried to warn Bray Wyatt about Randy Orton. Harper claims he is free and he doesn’t Wyatt anymore. Harper tells Bray to run!

Bray Wyatt vs Luke Harper

The two men go back and forth in a very physical contest. The fight goes to the outside with Harper in control. Harper gains a near fall. Harper dominates the match coming close on a number of occasions. Bray hits Sister Abigail. Bray Wyatt wins via Pinfall.

A brilliant Smackdown the go home show before Wrestlemania just like Raw lots of promos not to much wrestling. The main event was extremely physical between Wyatt and Harper. However the best segment had to be Miz TV. Cena and Miz are the two best on the mic in the WWE it was a very serious yet entertaining segment and for me it stole the show. I’m going to give Smackdown 7/10.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s