SmackDown In A Nutshell: The Bloodline Seeks Revenge

Time for another SmackDown In A Nutshell, and after last week, we have to think about the Bloodline seeks revenge...against Nick Aldis.

The Bloodline Seeks Revenge
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Time for another SmackDown In A Nutshell, and after last week, we have to think about the Bloodline seeks revenge…against Nick Aldis.

To recap, or in case you somehow missed it…as last week’s show went off the air, the Bloodline had ruined the triple threat main event.

But, instead of preventing Nick Aldis from having a number one contender to face Roman Reigns, the general manager had the last laugh.

Aldis told Heyman that Roman just earned a fatal four way at the Royal Rumble.

So, it is safe to say that the Tribal Chief and folks will be most unhappy, and thus, seek revenge.

There should be plenty of other action tonight too. After all, we finally have the Authors of Pain back on WWE programming.

No way Paul Ellering stays quiet, right?

So, without any more delays, it is time to get to it.

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SmackDown In A Nutshell: The Bloodline Seeks Revenge

Let’s crack open this Nutshell and see how things go!

Best Match of the night:

I have to mention Bayley and Bianca Belair as being really good.

Until it was stopped, the same can be said for Carmelo Hayes and Austin Theory.

And for different reasons, the same can be said of the main event.

Worst match of the night:

No bad matches, but a bummer we did not get Waller and Grimes.

Crowd Chants of the Night:

Crowd had some love for Bayley, and definitely for Carmelo.

Star of the Night

Loving what The Final Testament has delivered. Mind games are fun.

In ring, have to go with the same three matches that split “best of” honors.

Carmelo fits right in and Theory can work well with that.

Bayley and Bianca have had many matches, and probably will have many more, and that is a good thing.

And, the Bloodline versus the blue brand’s top faces? Fun time.

Spot of the Night:

Carmelo Hayes is superb. If he isn’t fully called up yet, it won’t be long.

This was a nice way to close the show…

Jobber of the Night:

Sadly, Cameron Grimes.

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Grimes was attacked Solo and Jimmy at the beginning of SmackDown, so his match to open the show never happened.

Upset of the Night:

Match wise, none.

In story lines?

The Bloodline, specifically Paul Heyman, is upset with Nick Aldis. Roman is too.

Bayley not happy with her running mates, because they did not cheat and help her win.

Holy Sh** Moment of the Night:

Not truly a holy s moment, but Damage CTRL is having issues and they don’t care who sees it now, do they?

Botch of the night:

The Spanish fly delivered by Theory on Hayes did not go well. I have to think that wasn’t entirely planned, as it looked like Carmelo’s head landed on Austin Theory’s.

And it was a quick call for a medical stoppage, with Graves rapidly discussing it. That part makes me wonder if it was at least partly planned as a veiled shot at AEW.

Probably not, but…

Commentary of the night:

Love Graves and his spin of why Damge CTRL did not get involved. “They trust in her abilities”.

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LOL Moment of the night:

This is old school booking at it’s finest, but it made me laugh.

Logan Paul has been hyped as the man who can knock people out with one punch. Because he has metal hardware in his hand.

But the same man with plates in his hand, who used brass knucks to win his gold? He has issues with Kevin Owens and his cast.

Classic heel stuff, but I love it.

Noteworthy Moment:

So, we have Rey Mysterio’s LWO. And now, officially, on air, Santos Escobar declares his group to also be LWO.

Rey’s is the Latino World Order, and Santos leads the Legado World Order.

I feel comfortable in saying that somewhere in the near future, the battle for the rights to the LWO will be settled in a massive tag match.

Also…better late than never, but we might finally ditch Butch…

And on top of that…Tyler Bate not only talked about figuring out his name, but mentioned them showing the world British Strongstyle.

Coincidentally…who is now able to be on WWE television again? I mean…the story writes itself does it not?

Pretty safe to say, after perhaps some ambiguity, that Lashley and the Street Profits are not heels.

Overall lowlights:

Not fun seeing a match end due to injury stoppage, especially if there is legit something wrong with one or both of Carmelo and Austin Theory.

Overall highlights:

I do not hate this repackaging at all.

Remember when Paul Heyman said they were only in like the 3rd inning of the Bloodline saga last year? Never did I ever see Nick Aldis being a factor in the middle innings, but here we are.

The Bloodline seeks revenge…and it isn’t going to stop any time soon.

Bianca and Bayley shined. The looming Damage CTRL drama might have outshined them, but that could pay off big.

Carmelo belongs…just hope he’s OK.

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After the final bell:

Another good show, lots to like about it. The 2024 Bloodline seeks revenge tour is well underway.

Unfortunately, possibly an injury or two (or a scary looking way to cut a match short).

The Bloodline takes a twist into having Nick Aldis be as much a foil to them as any Superstar.

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