Daddy’s Hangout Smackdown Live Review from Philadelphia

Smackdown Live Philadelphia

Welcome to another edition of Smackdown Live with it taking place in Philadelphia as they opened with highlights from Backlash, which was a really good PPV? With less than four weeks to go to the No Mercy PPV, let’s see how things turned out on Smackdown Live.

Good

Opening Segment: We started off with the new WWE champion, A.J. Styles coming to the ring to cut a damn good promo about running the place now. After a couple of minutes, the music of John Cena hit and he made his way to the ring. John Cena cut a promo about taking back what’s his, which is the world title and tying Ric Flair to become the 16-time world champion. The music of Dean Ambrose hit and he came out to confront A.J. Styles while threatening him at the same time, but John Cena interrupted Ambrose and he basically said he didn’t have any balls and he see why Stone Cold called him out. Afterwards, Ambrose called Cena a lazy part-timer who loves to do movies, morning shows and he called him a corporate sellout. While Ambrose was in the face of Cena, the music of Shane McMahon hit, and then he hit the ring and made the main event for the No Mercy PPV with A.J. Styles defending his title against Dean Ambrose & John Cena. In the main event of the night, Cena will team with Ambrose to face A.J. Styles and a partner of his choosing, but if he couldn’t find one Daniel Bryan would find him one. Great segment!!

 

Usos vs. Hype Bros: The match was short, but I’m definitely digging the new attitude from the Usos.

 

Miz/Dolph Ziggler/Daniel Bryan Segment: I’ll be honest, the Miz has been killing it lately and this was no different. I can say the same thing about Ziggler because he’s stepped up his promos and we know he can go in the ring.

 

Jack Swagger Signs with Smackdown Live: This could be good if they actually do something with him.

 

Alexa Bliss vs. Nikki Bella vs. Naomi vs. Natalya vs. Carmella: This was a 5-pack challenge to see who would challenge the new Smackdown Women’s Champ, Becky Lynch. One again, the ladies killed it and in the end, Alexa Bliss stole the win from Carmella to become the #1 contender for the title.

 

John Cena & Dean Ambrose vs. A.J. Styles & The Miz: Daniel Bryan picked a jobber to be the partner of Styles after he couldn’t find one, but Miz attacked him on his way to the ring. The match was pretty good as the crowd was really into it and in the end; Cena hit the Attitude Adjustment on the Miz to pick up the win for his team. While Ambrose & Cena were celebrating, Ambrose hit him with Dirty Deeds to end Smackdown.

Bad

Baron Corbin vs. Apollo Crews: I don’t what they’re doing with either of these guys.

 

Rhyno & Heath Slater vs. Ascension: I just really hate how the Ascension has been used ever since they have been called to the main roster.

 

Randy Orton/Bray Wyatt Segment: This feud can’t get going with the injury to Orton, they need to have Bray take him and have Orton to return when he’s finally cleared.

 

Overall Rating: 7.5/10- For me, this was a pretty exciting edition of Smackdown Live with the exception of a few gripes, but nothing major. For the most part, this was a great Smackdown Live as we saw the main event for No Mercy made already.

Top 3 Happenings from Smackdown Live:

  1. Opening Segment
  2. 5-Pack Challenge
  3. John Cena & Dean Ambrose vs. A.J. Styles & Miz

 

What did you think about this edition of Smackdown Live? What are your thoughts on the Miz? Are you excited about the main event for No Mercy? Is it me or did Dean Ambrose seem like a new person on Smackdown? Head to the comments section below and give me some feedback.

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