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Over the past several weeks, Smackdown has slowly but surely been improving. Last week saw an excellent women’s title match between Charlotte and Naomi, a match definitely worth checking out. With Elimination Chamber tomorrow morning, how will Smackdown capitalize on the final show before the big premium live event? Let’s find out! BELOW AVERAGE: First up we have the contract signing for the tag match at Elimination chamber with Ronda Rousey and Naomi taking on Sonya Deville and Charlotte Flair. The four bicker for a bit until Charlotte and Sonya reveal a secret stipulation where Ronda must fight the match…

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Photo Credit- WWE, ZonaWrestling, SuperLuchas, WrestlingAttitude Since debuting on NXT and up to the main-roster, Matt Riddle has gone through the highs and lows of new talent, yet he has been able to overcome many obstacles that other superstars have sadly not been able to overcome. Riddle has had a surprisingly good run as of now and there are many pros to him exceeding expectations because it proves that talent can still get over in WWE despite the hardships that might come. Within this article, I want to explore how Riddle’s run is already exceeding expectations and how his success…

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Last week’s episode of Smackdown was another step in the right direction. A decently good setup for Roman Reigns and Goldberg set up a marquee match for Elimination Chamber and the Charlotte- Ronda segment set up a pivotal match for Wrestlemania. The tag match between The New Day and Los Lotharios was great as well, but other than that the show was rather uneventful. Will Smackdown be able to continue their momentum heading into Elimination Chamber? Let’s find out! GREAT: The show kicks off with Sonya Deville who discusses the attack on her last week at the hands of Ronda…

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Sasha Banks is undeniably one of the greatest superstars on the female roster currently. She has held the RAW, Smackdown and Tag Team Championships since arriving to the main roster in 2015. On a recent episode of Mark Andrews’ My Love Letter to Wrestling, Banks talked about some of her dream matches and also mentioned her former rival Bianca Belair. She talked about how good Belair was to balance her personal life and her professional life. “Bianca [Belair has developed into a star]. That is crazy. To have our schedule and to still make gear and to be a wife…

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Two matches are reportedly in the works for next year’s WrestleMania. WrestleMania will be going to Hollywood next year, in the stadium which was originally scheduled for WrestleMania 37, before WWE had to relocate WrestleMania 36 to the Performance Center which switched up the plans. Last year, as part of their ‘WrestleMania Report’, WWE announced three WrestleManias in advance, including WrestleMania 37 from the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Florida, WrestleMania 38 from the AT&T Stadium in Arlington Texas, and WrestleMania 39, who in will take place from the brand new SoFi Stadium in Inglewood Capacity. With a capacity of…

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Last week’s episode of Smackdown left a LOT to be desired. The show had a fun match in Sonya vs Naomi and a great face off with Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns. However, the rest of the show provided nothing of substance going forward. With the Royal Rumble in the rear view mirror and Ronda Rousey set to make an appearance, will Smackdown finally get the boost it so desperately needs? Let’s find out! GREAT: The show kicks off with the Bloodline as Paul Heyman explains his actions at the Royal Rumble after he turned on Brock Lesnar. He says…

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Photo Credit- WWE, FoxNews The Royal Rumble has been known as the start of the role to WrestleMania with a lot of excitement in the air where anything can happen, yet the PPV’s between Royal Rumble and WrestleMania seems to diminish the importance the Rumble has. Not having PPVs in between the Royal Rumble and WrestleMania has both a positive as well as a negative so within this article I want to explore both sides and the effect it might have. Positive: Time To Properly Build Storylines In past years WWE would have the Royal Rumble and then Elimination Chamber…

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Photo Credit- WWE We’re one day away from the Royal Rumble event. Tomorrow marks the official start of the Road to Wrestlemania. However, before that happens we have one final stop. Will Smackdown prove to be an enjoyable go home show? Let’s find out! AVERAGE: The show kicks off with Charlotte Flair. She puts over the fact that she, as the Smackdown Women’s champion, has officially entered the rumble and if she wins she gets to pick her challenger at Wrestlemania. She says she’s a dominant champion until Shayna Baszler comes out. She says that if it comes down to…

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Finn Balor has had a pretty interesting road in the WWE so far. He started his career in NXT where he captured the NXT Title. He then moved on to the Main Roster for a couple of years where he became the first ever Universal Champion and also Intercontinental Champion. Balor was then brought back to NXT where he claimed the NXT Title once more with his new nickname the Prince. He was finally brought back to the main roster recently. When Balor came back to the main roster, he was first brought to Smackdown but according to his latest…

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Cena’s first part of his main event run, was one of the most divisive in the history of the sport. An emotional response from WWE’s fans that showed a great deal of investment in his presence in the business. When compared to the current star power of WWE today, Cena’s run feels like a completely different world. There was a point in time when the marquee value of the World Champion was measured by box office, ratings, merchandise and magazine covers/coverage.  Since the Hogan era, WWF/E valued its top star as the walking representation of their brand’s merit and character…

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