This SmackDown In A Nutshell has one simple theme…it’s 24 hours until the party.
As in, WWE’s Biggest Party Of The Summer…SummerSlam.
But, before we get to the big event in Detroit, we have to see how the blue brand handle’s it’s go-home show.
Tonight, as you’d expect, is all about the final hype.
I’d bet against any last-minute wrinkles before the Superstars take over Ford Field…but never say never.
RAW delivered their final shot on Monday, and Friday there’s one last opportunity for the FOX crew to do the same.
The Bloodline should be front and center, as we are all used to. Beyond that?
Because we have…
24 Hours Until The Party : SmackDown In A Nutshell
Let’s crack open this Nutshell and see how things go!
Best Match of the night:
Two choices here, for different reasons.
The opening was fun, because it was a unique segment to hype the battle royal Saturday night, as well as get some TV time for a few different programs.
Plus, LA Knight is gold.
Then, you have our main event, and it was good. Uso and Solo, which could be a budding program in its own right-especially if Reigns isn’t working the next few PLE.
Worst match of the night:
Nothing really. Was a solid show top to bottom.
Crowd Chants of the Night:
No chants, but it was a good crowd.
Star of the Night
Bobby Lashley and the Street Profits.
Spot of the Night:
Loved the tank bait and switch, plus Shotzi with the clippers.
Jobber of the Night:
The OC and Brawling Brutes win this one.
Having a decent match, they both got obliterated by a new look Street Profits.
Upset of the Night:
Bayley was upset at Grayson Waller for pranking her once with a fake Shotzi audio clip.
She was then upset a second time, because Waller didn’t prank her, and it was a returning Shotzi.
And then Zelina grabbing a victory, with some outside help, over IYO SKY…maybe that counts a touch?
Holy Sh** Moment of the Night:
Well, that surely was the heel turn we’d been hearing about by the Street Profits, right?
I mean, new look, and heels are usually the sneak attack types, right?
Yes…but…they didn’t get heat, and when they were joined on the ramp by Bobby Lashley?
Cheers. WWE might have to work really hard to get them traction as heels.
Botch of the night:
Nothing worth bringing up tonight.
Commentary of the night:
No lines, but I think Cole and Wade are really clicking.
LOL Moment of the night:
Heyman flinching might be it for me.
Or Knight ripping his battle royal opponents, which got him into his match against Sheamus.
Jey had Solo doubting Heyman…and maybe he was protecting Paul before he ate the kick…or maybe he wanted to have a one on one talk with his brother?
Shotzi is back. I miss the green hair.
Did we just see Hurt Business 2.0 revealed? And if so…what of MVP and Omos?
Really liked the video packages we saw. One detailing Tribal Combat, one with the women’s triple threat participants.
Food for thought, if you will…but, remember how when he first arrived last year on the main roster, we had heard and seen that Solo Sikoa was being protected?
Not so protected anymore, is he? Another clean pin.
But, perhaps his stature has reached a point where he needs less protection than a year ago.
I really can’t rip anything.
It was a crazy busy episode, lots of things happening, but SmackDown hit plenty of highlights and hype ahead of SummerSlam.
As I closed the prior section, it was a really good show.
Really good for any show, but also really good for a go-home show too.
Even though a number of matches aren’t happening tomorrow and maybe should…it should still be a strong night at Ford Field.
After the final bell:
That is all she wrote…it is all over for the hype. Next stop Detroit and SummerSlam!