This week’s eventful Smackdown saw the start of the rivalry between Roman Reigns and Logan Paul, The Brawling Brutes become the Number 1 Contenders for the Tag Team Championships and the match between Liv Morgan and Ronda Rousey become an Extreme Rules Match.
It’s now time for my 5 things we learnt article. If you didn’t read my previous 5 things we learnt article for WWE RAW this is how the article works. After each RAW, Smackdown and WWE Premium Live Event, I will release an article which is basically just five opinions I have on the show.
Hopefully I will be able to do these articles for AEW as well, but there is only so much wrestling I can watch each week so at the moment I will only be making these articles for WWE.
So, here are 5 things we learnt from this week’s Smackdown.
5. The build for Liv Morgan vs Ronda Rousey is so much better
It’s no secret that Liv Morgan’s Smackdown Women’s Championship reign hasn’t been great, which isn’t her fault as it’s the booking that has been poor. For example, after beating Ronda Rousey in controversial fashion at Summerslam, Liv Morgan didn’t really admit that she should’ve lost to Ronda, which is strange because she’s the face. So, it’s things like that which is why the booking has been weird. WWE have sort of built Liv back up now though after she beat Shayna Baszler at Clash at the Castle.
The build for Liv vs Ronda for Summerslam wasn’t that exciting and it didn’t make you interested to see this match, well they have done a better job this time. Ronda seems a lot more comfortable on the microphone and she is fun to watch on Smackdown, while Liv Morgan actually looks like a champion now after her win over Shayna.
This week’s backstage segment did a great job of showing the tension between the two and they’ve made the match a lot more interesting by adding the Extreme Rules stipulation.
The only issue I have is Liv Morgan actually challenged Ronda Rousey to the Extreme Rules match, it’s a bit strange that she would do that after she was very lucky to beat Ronda in their previous matches. I personally think that Liv has a plan, and we could maybe see a Liv Morgan heel turn.