11/9/2019 0 Comments
One week removed from one of the blue brand's best showings all year, it was back to business as usual for WWE SmackDown on Friday night. While the Survivor Series build is off to a strong start, Graham "GSM" Matthews explains that this episode emanating from Manchester, England did nothing to make him more excited for the event than he was before. He breaks down the full show and gives his thoughts on what quite possibly could have been the worst WWE promo of the year from King Corbin, The New Day winning the SmackDown Tag Team Championship from The Revival and why it was the wrong call, Imperium's surprise appearance, why the tag team match could have been so much more, the potential of a Bray Wyatt vs. Daniel Bryan feud over the Universal Championship, Sasha Banks' new remixed theme song, Braun Strowman and Tyson Fury laying waste to The B-Team, who qualified for Team SmackDown at Survivor Series for the women, and the dull main event between Corbin and Roman Reigns.
Despite travel issues preventing a majority of the WWE roster from making the show, Friday Night SmackDown wound up being an absolutely awesome show thanks to appearances from NXT's finest! Graham "GSM" Matthews reviews the excellent episode and shares his quick thoughts on Crown Jewel before breaking down Brock Lesnar "quitting" SmackDown and how WWE is already going back on the Brand Split, what this might mean for the WWE Championship, NXT's involvement at Survivor Series, Bayley defending the SmackDown Women's Championship against Nikki Cross, what's going on with Alexa Bliss, Shayna Baszler showing up, and Keith Lee and Matt Riddle roughing up Sami Zayn.
GSM also has plenty to say about why Tommaso Ciampa beating The Miz was the right call, Rhea Ripley and Tegan Nox making short work of Fire and Desire, NXT Champion Adam Cole making his main roster debut against Daniel Bryan and why it was a smart way of getting the NXT talent over huge, Triple H's show-closing promo, and much more!
Did you know Crown Jewel was this coming Thursday? WWE reminded viewers only a million times on Friday Night SmackDown, which featured heavy hype for the event. Graham "GSM" Matthews breaks down the uneventful episode and gives thoughts on Team Hogan vs. Team Flair, The New Day losing ahead of their shot at the SmackDown Tag Team Championship next week, Kalisto beating Drew Gulak, Daniel Bryan nearly bringing back the "Yes!" Movement, Brock Lesnar's latest attack on Dominik, the six-man tag team match main event, and much more!
10/5/2019 0 Comments
In this special SmackDown review for the blue brand's grand debut on FOX on Friday night, Graham "GSM" Matthews discusses whether his high hopes were met for the epic event before breaking down the cosmetic changes to the show, The Rock's return, Shane McMahon getting "fired" (and if it'll stick), Brock Lesnar winning the WWE Championship in 10 seconds, an honest evaluation of Kofi Kingston's title run, and Cain Velasquez's shocking debut.
9/27/2019 0 Comments
Too much news broke on Thursday morning for me to wait until next week to analyze it all, so here are my candid thoughts on the announcement that WWE Backstage will premiering on FS1 this November, the changes being made to Raw and SmackDown's commentary team starting next week, and John Morrison reportedly re-signing with WWE!