Sean Ross Sappdown Live (7/18): Podcast Notes, Match Ratings, Go Home Show

Rating guide

10- Perfect, 9- Excellent, 8- Great, 7- Good, 6- Above Average, 4-5- Average, 3 or below: Poor

Opening Segment

  • Jinder Mahal and The Singh Brothers cut a promo and explain the Pubjabi Prison. It's lame, but it had to happen.
  • Randy Orton says he has nothing to lose, and that Mahal LEFT HIM FOR DEAD. A good promo from Orton

Jimmy Uso (w/ Jey Uso) defeated Kofi Kingston (w/ New Day)

  • Kofi Kingston and Jimmy Uso treated it like it was a special match, and you could see it in their work.
  • Kofi has improved his flying stomp, and Jimmy landed the old Oklahoma Stampede, which translates well to 2017.
  • I loved this match. A perfect fit for Smackdown to bridge the gap to the PPV.

Backstage Crappenings

  • These women's division promos are bad. Everyone is arguing over who gets to fight Lana. The Charlotte/Becky interaction was good though.
  • Shout outs to DirecTV for having me miss AJ Styles, Nakamura and Naomi promos.
  • Fashion Files! The horsey is ravaged, and a note is found saying "Battleground!" Who could it be!?

Mike Kanellis (w/ Maria Kanellis) defeated Sami Zayn

  • WWE does this thing where JBL and Byron Saxton try to argue the babyface and heel points and it just makes me hate everyone.
  • An aggressive Zayn fits since Kanellis is the "lover." Eventually they'll establish a mean streak from Kanellis.
  • Maria is in the ring. Somehow this is allowed. Kanellis wins with a Samoan Driver.


  • We get a nice, American as hell promo from John Cena. America. American.
  • Rusev attacks, applies his finish, and grabs his flag.
  • They can do better for these two.

Becky Lynch defeated Charlotte

  • Charlotte wrestles too much like a heel for me to get past. Wonder where she picked that up from.
  • Becky and Charlotte work really smooth together.
  • Charlotte uses a Widows Peak variation during the commercial break. It looks awesome.
  • Equally awesome was a kneedrop to the back of the head of Becky while Becky is on all fours.
  • Naomi is watching TV sideways.
  • So much of Lynch's offense seems like it hurts her more than her opponent.
  • Natural Selection - Disarmher - big boot sequence was money.
  • Becky gets the submission. This match is worth a watch.
  • The heels hit the ring, but Tamina ends up kicking the shit out of Natalya. Really stiff kick.

Baron Corbin & Kevin Owens defeated Nakamura & AJ Styles

  • Corbin tries to attack Nakamura, but he just ain't slick enough. This is a creative way to cut two entrances.
  • This is the most Nakamura we've seen out of Shinsuke on Smackdown so far, and it seems like Corbin is bringing it out of him.
  • Corbin stops Styles mid-slingshot with a nice punch.
  • There's a lot of good wrestling on tonight's show.
  • An awesome ending sequence gets a win for the heels. Virtually everything in the ring was good tonight. I want to see these two teams together again.

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