WWE Smackdown Live had a strong effort again this week (at least according to our post-show panel), and Fightful.com was able to learn a little about who contributed to that.
Tyson Kidd, who has received high marks for his work as a producer in the past, help put together the women's handicap match between Asuka and Absolution members Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville. The interactions between Deville and Asuka were heavily MMA and shoot-style influenced, as both have training.
The brief Karl Anderson vs. Harper match was produced by WWE Hall of Famer Arn Anderson, while former Money Inc. member and WWF Tag Team Champion employed some of his tag team expertise in helping with the Naomi & Jimmy Uso vs. Lana & Aiden English match.
Adam Pearce would end up pulling double duty on the show, but not from a production standpoint. He did produce one match, in Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch, but would also appear in the Shinsuke Nakamura/AJ Styles contract signing.
As we've mentioned before, producers who have extensive experience with a certain type of match often are assigned those to help out with. It should come as no surprise that Fabulous Freebird member Michael Hayes was charged with producing the New Day vs. Samoa Joe, Miz, & Rusev match that main evented on Tuesday night.
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