Sean Ross SappDown Live (6/6): Podcast Notes, Match Ratings, Analysis

Opening segment

  • All of these girls have curly, bright ass hair except for Nia Jax. 
  • Shane McMahon unveils the briefcase. Ok.
  • Shane stumbles and fumbles and gets facts wrong.
  • Ellsworth commands the mic like the G he is. 
  • Cool. Cliche, overused catchphrases.
  • Interrupting promo says what?
  • Naomi comes out and cuts a bad promo. Then Lana comes out to a huge reaction.
  • Shane McMahon says this isn't the time, and Lana asks to be in MITB, but everyone laughs at her in the ring.
  • I guess all of the Smackdown women are asshole heels.
  • Nice little interaction between Naomi and Lana, outside of Naomi humming the Jeopardy theme that killed a good line she had.

Tamina, Natalya, Carmella (w/ James Ellsworth) defeated Becky Lynch, Charlotte, Naomi
2/10

  • I am so sick of these paint-by-numbers, pointless WWE TV tag matches. When the Shield was around they were at least entertaining.
  • Noami's kicks look bad, and Tamina crouches down when she bumps.
  • Lana runs out and attacks Naomi, Tamina gets the pin.
  • At least we know what Tamina's theme sounds like..

Backstage Crappenings

  • Mojo Rawley is pissy about being left off the show. This was good. He reminded Shane McMahon that he beat Jinder Mahal. Luke Harper name drop gets a big pop. He gets a match with Jinder Mahal. This is great and makes sense. 
  • Zayn gets attacked by Corbin backstage.
  • The Fashion Files has been fun each week, and gives Breezango something to do.

AJ Styles defeated Dolph Ziggler
6/10

  • I love those times that Ziggler busts out cradles and utilizes his amateur background.
  • This was quick, but good. The transition into the Styles Clash was excellent.
  • This seemed short, but enjoyable.

If Mojo Rawley wins, he gets in Money in the Bank
Jinder Mahal (w/ Singh Bros.) defeated Mojo Rawley
3/10

  • The Singh Brothers get involved and Jinder wins.
  • This isn't pretty, but it's remarkably consistent with Jinder's booking.
  • Typical "YOU PEOPLE" promo follows.

New Day (w/ Kofi Kingston) defeated The Colons
5.25/10

  • It's been a while.
  • I'd imagine Kofi is still healing up.
  • New Day have added in-stereo ass smacks.
  • A fine match. Glad to see New Day back.
  • The Usos are out cutting the Usos promo, but are ripping off a 15 year old movie. 

Shinsuke Nakamura defeated Kevin Owens
6/10

  • Corbin is really natural on commentary.
  • We're seeing a watered down Nakamura in WWE.
  • Another OK match, another match that could have headlined a PPV and blown the roof off.
  • Nakamura picks up the big win.
  • Corbin attacks after the match.
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