Match Ratings For WWE Smackdown 2/7/20 From Sean Ross Sapp

The Dirt Sheet

  • Miz and Morrison are out and introduce themselves and I'm not sure what Miz says but they introduce a Once Upon a Time In Hollywood spoof.
  • This is the right way to throw to a video. I really enjoyed this. It was funny.
  • They should have had three time Black Belt Hall of Famer Bruce Prichard play the part of Bruce Lee in that spoof.
  • New Day interrupt. Big E wasn't actually watching the trailer, he was watching BET Uncut.
  • Ziggler & Roode come out to attack, but then the Usos make the save before the commercial.
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Usos defeated Roode & Ziggler
5/10

  • Commentary mentions the Usos needed to take time to get their minds right.
  • Roode and Ziggler cut off the ring and work over Jey Uso.
  • I'm glad WWE has kept Roode & Ziggler together, because they're best served as a team, Roode is better as a tag guy, and they can work singles when necessary.
  • Roode & Ziggler could be every bit as good as Revival, I just don't see the aggression there.
  • Usos pick up a pretty standard victory.

Elias defeated Cesaro (w/ Sami Zayn)
5.25/10

  • It's weird seeing Elias actually wrestle at this point.
  • Some good back and forth work here. Cesaro is great, and Elias is underrated.
  • Elias ends up picking up a win with a Flying Elbow Drop.
  • This is a short term program, but sometimes you need them to fill the gaps. They could do a lot worse. Cesaro also had a nice superplex in there.

King Corbin

  • King Corbin is livid about the video being shown about him eating dog food. He finds a person in the production truck and throws them down some stairs and laugh before agents stop him.
  • King Corbin comes out and trashes the crowd and demands one more match with Roman Reigns.
  • Baron Corbin pours beer on someone.
  • Roman Reigns runs off Corbin.
  • This feud will never end. Roman Reigns says they'll do one more match, in a steel cage.

Goldberg

  • I'd be a little pissy if I bought a ticket to see Bill Goldberg at Smackdown and he was on satellite.
  • Goldberg indicates that he wants a WWE Title match against Bray Wyatt at Super Showdown.
  • Re-match clause is dead, Bill.
  • Firefly Funhouse interrupts. He makes light of Goldberg's challenge.
  • Goldberg and Bray are on for SAUDI.

Daniel Bryan defeated Heath Slater
SQUASH

  • Backstage Heath Slater is checking on Daniel Bryan and pisses him off in doing so. Bryan challenges Heath.
  • Daniel Bryan dominates Heath Slater. This is a one sided ass beating. It should be, though.
  • Smackdown could stand to have more showcase squash matches. I think Raw maybe has too many, and Smackdown doesn't have enough.

Braun Crushed

  • Braun comes out to enjoy his title victory. He's interrupted by Shinsuke Nakamura.
  • Sami Zayn says a rematch won't happen tonight, and they have reinforcements.
  • The Revival attack, but Braun takes them out. Eventually the numbers overwhelm him and they get beaten up.

Backstage Crappenings

  • Otis is shown training for his date with Mandy. He's working on his manners and outfit.

Sheamus defeated Apollo Crews
SQUASH

  • Apollo gets some offense and gets Brogue Kicked.
  • Apollo Crews needs to get out.
  • Chad Gable gets laid out too. Lol.

Top Contender Match
Carmella defeated Naomi, Alexa Bliss & Dana Brooke
5.75/10

  • Bayley is super over in San Jose. She gets big cheers when she sends Naomi into the stairs.
  • Even though Dana Brooke hasn't been getting a lot of wins, I'm glad to see her getting more opportunity.
  • All the women hit their signature spots, Dana impressively doing a Batista Bomb.
  • Naomi's split legged moonsault hit great. So does a wheelbarrow Stunner.
  • Naomi is featured heavily, and gets her knees up on a Twisted Bliss.
  • Naomi lands a Rearview, but that finisher sucks so bad.
  • Carmella capitalizes and wins with a couple of superkicks. Naomi's shoulder was not down. 
  • Bayley attacks right after the match.

Rating Guide
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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