- Miz apologizes for how he acted last week and says he let his emotions get the best of him. He apologizes to Kofi Kingston for how he acted.
- He says the Fiend got in his head, but he's happy that John Morrison is back, and says he's like family.
- Morrison has P4P some of the worst theme music in WWE history.
- We get a video highlight on Morrison. He says he was going to come back with pomeranians pulling him because there can only be one big dog.
- Morrison isn't happy with how ALL YOU PEOPLE reacted to The Miz.
- Kofi says that Miz is turning into obnoxious, annoying Miz. We're getting a rematch for some reason.
The Miz (w/ John Morrison) defeated Kofi Kingston (w/ Big E)
- Morrison and Big E are on commentary.
- Kofi has a nice counter into a dropkick.
- Miz sends Kofi into Big E at the table as we go to a commercial.
- Kofi counters the Skull Crushing Finale into a pin attempt and an SOS.
- Miz connects with his knees in the corner, which will be a lot better for him long term than dropkicks. A Figure Four is applied.
- Big E is outside arguing with Miz and John Morrison runs into Big E with an awesome flip off the stairs.
- Miz uses the distraction and pins Kofi Kingston with a Skull Crushing Finale.
- Miz and Morrison are an awesome addition to Smackdown's tag team division, and the best use of them. Raw does need an additional tag team or two, though.
- Sonya Deville is super excited about Fire & Desire starting a new hot streak. Mandy has to give Otis an "I'm Sorry" cake first, though. Otis is super excited about this.
- I'm sure online comments surrounding this match will be completely normal.
- Mandy knees Alexa off a Sonya distraction.
- Alexa Bliss has some nice strikes, but Heavy Machinery's music hits. This gets Mandy the distraction win.
- What the shit.
- Firefly Funhouse runs, with Bray says not everyone is worthy of love, like Daniel Bryan. He wants Bryan to remember, to hurt, and to change. Bryan says he remembers a lot, he's changed a lot, but he's changed for the better.
- Elias comes out and sings another terrible song. He has go away heat with me now. That's saying something, because he's great.
- Lol Fox couldn't get WWE to lend them some Brodus Clay footage for his show commercial that runs during Smackdown?
Lacey and Bayley
- The little girl's face when she was given Lacey Evans' towel.
- Bayley trolls Lacey Evans about being a Jarhead, and says Sasha Banks went AWOL to record her rap album.
- Lacey gets tired of this and goes backstage after Bayley. She gets her ass kicked and Bayley tells her to put on her mom jeans and go home.
- Lacey fights back and WHOOPS ASS.
Braun Strowman defeated Shinsuke Nakamura (w/ Sami Zayn & Cesaro)
- WWE running this non-title Strowman vs. Nakamura match before we all know we're getting it for the title is painfully WWE.
- Strowman dominates until Zayn pulls Nakamura out of the ring.
- Back from commercial, Nakamura is in control, but Strowman cuts him off with a clothesline. Repeat, but then Strowman hits a spinebuster.
- Cesaro tries to come in with a steel chair, but gets mowed down.
- Strowman wins with a running powerslam after Nakamura tries to use the belt.
- Strowman holds the title up, but Zayn snags it after the match.
King Corbin & Dolph Ziggler vs. The Usos (w/ Roman Reigns)
- Has Roman "always" had backup? Because it hasn't seemed like it. Either way he says he does, but now he needed family and 2020 is his year.
- Usos cut a short promo. It's good to see them back.
- King Corbin comes out and says he's entering the Royal Rumble.
- Early in the match, Revival run out and distract Usos.
- Corbin catches one of the Jimmy on an Uso Crazy dive, then posts Jey after a splash.
- Reigns causes a DQ with a spear, but Robert Roode is back.
- I was excited to see Robert Roode as #30 in the Rumble and the call to be like "King....we haven't seen Robert Roode on Smackdown in MONTHS!"
- Deep Six outside the ring from Corbin. Roode spinebusters Reigns though a table, but it doesn't break. Ziggler's elbow does, though.
- Not one finish tonight didn't have a distraction or a DQ. It is amazing how Raw can be so much better than Smackdown and vice versa for months consecutively without much competition between the two.
10- Perfect, 9- MOTY Territory, 8- Excellent, 7- Great, 6- Good, 5- Average to above average, 4- Slightly below average, 3 or below: Poor
Each match starts at a 5 and slides up and down based on entertainment, execution, time, environment, reaction and stakes. The ratings are in no way an indication of a "star rating," which is a completely different system. A standard, non-offensive "TV match" lands at a 5. The gap between 5.75-6 is generally the largest, with anything reaching 6 being recommended viewing.
These are opinions, and incredibly inconsistent ones that may change upon a second viewing, or sitting on the match for a period of time. Don't take them too seriously, and have (and share) your own!
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