Sean Ross SappDown Live (4/11): PODCAST SUPERSTAR SHAKEUP NOTES!

Opening Segment

  • Kevin Owens is on Smackdown! Major upgrade, in my opinion. Give me Owens over a Bray Wyatt any day. He speaks in French and hates America.
  • Baron Corbin comes out. He talks. He says things.
  • Sami Zayn is on Smackdown! Hilarious reaction from KO.
  • AJ Styles joins the FRAY.
  • Daniel Bryan specifies that Owens is still facing Chris Jericho, and the winner at Payback comes to SD Live. 
WWE Smackdown Viewership Numbers Since 2019

Randy Orton defeated Erick Rowan via DQ

  • Ahhhh okay. We needed this match nobody is gonna give a shit about.
  • Erick Rowan has his singles music back.
  • Rowan needs Harper badly. They both need each other, honestly.
  • This is a bridge gapper. It's short, but then Wyatt shows up on the screen. 
  • Rowan attacks Orton with stairs, then lays him out in the ring. 

WWE Tag Team Championships
Usos (c) defeated American Alpha

  • Smackdown needs a couple of teams badly. It's shallow, and they lost Heath Slater & Rhyno and The Vaudevillians.
  • Never watch the first 5 minutes of a WWE tag match
  • Uso with a nice superkick on a hanging armbar.
  • Steinerizer!  
  • The suicide dive to suplex spot was really cool.
  • Awesome finish to this match, too. Usos are so good together as heels.
  • Shining Stars show up and attack AA after the match. 
  • LOL.

Mojo Rawley defeated Hardbody Mahal

  • Gronk is ringside.
  • Mojo Rawley vs. Jinder Mahal is like a call back to 2005 Smackdown.
  • Gronk throws a beer in Mahal's face and then Mojo absolutely murders Mahal.

State of Smackdown Women's Division

  • Shane McMahon calls SD Live the land of opportunity.
  • This is where we find out if La Luchadora is still on the roster.
  • Ellsworth cuts a funny promo.
  • Shane McMahon teases Charlotte, but brings out Tamina. Then Charlotte. Neat.

Other stuffs

  • Sin Cara and Rusev are on SD. Great move.
  • Lana is debuting soon I guess.
  • New Day to Smackdown. That's a big one!

Tye Dillinger defeated Aiden English

  • This is short, and a bit of a breath of fresh air. 
  • English has his singing gimmick.
  • Dillinger wins quickly. Fun little match

Ziggler and Nakamura

  • Ziggler comes out and yells about staying on Smackdown.
  • He's interrupted by Nakamura.
  • Ziggler tries to kick him, but Nakamura pushes him down.
  • The facial expressions from both sides is great. 

Number One Contender's match

AJ Styles defeated Sami Zayn & Baron Corbin

  • WWE does multi man matches right. This is no exception.
  • Sami Zayn's dives always make sense. I appreciate that.
  • Corbin kills AJ with a nice clothesline
  • You notice how much better commentary has been with JBL going out of his way to not be an insufferable douche? There's a reason.
  • This match absolutely rules.
  • Styles wins.
  • Smackdown wins.
  • We win!
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