Ups & Downs From WWE SmackDown (Oct 4)

Ups & Downs From WWE SmackDown (Oct 4)


[Applause] what the hell is going on it’s Saturday and for some reason we’re up in those downs I swear WWE you have gone crazy you have changed everything the schedule is in the toilet but of course Smackdown Live is dead Friday Night Smackdown as a thing which means on a Saturday we’ve got to get the finger of power out of my pants and do some stuff with it but this is a big deal everything has changed everything is brand-new this ain’t gonna cut it so let’s celebrate like we are having a good time don’t need that that was a ridiculous addition won’t get off my fingers let’s do it Smackdown is brand new on Friday nights bliss of those doubts [Music] [Applause] [Music] [Applause] taking the hat and the glasses up because a the glasses have to glare the lights in them and then of course the Hat doesn’t fit in my little YouTube screen don’t worry about it let’s kick things off by saying I really like the new Smackdown set it’s a bit as if a robot has come back from the future to the past and just ran this fist through the bottom of the ramp wave but it looked absolutely badass everything on this show was great from the camera angles to the no shaky nonsense was all really good and I’m excited to see the influence the Fox has on smacking down giving it out but tying into things we did kick off the show with Vince McMahon’s definitely man coming out and this was fine they didn’t overstay their welcome they did put over their new broadcast partner which they were going to do they did pay them 1 billion dollars and it is quite a big deal and then we cut the new intro and it was on with the program they did say welcome to history which makes no sense nobody says that welcome to history sounds like you’re some kind of history teacher and you’ve got your new class for the year and you’re like welcome to history everybody goes our man history is gonna be really difficult this year because we got this guy he probably used to tease drama and let’s move on all of it was very excited though the crowd was going absolutely ballistic and this is probably why when we started the show proper proper we began with the men we get with Becky Lynch give it out she was here to challenge somebody because she wanted to kick somebody’s ass and then hilariously she got interrupted by Baron Corbin and that’s when it happened I’m really sorry I have to apologize here on this grand fantabulous day I quite like Baron Corwin I don’t know why he just won me over he came out with his King of the Ring stuff on and he doesn’t like he’s just fallen off a budget game of Thrones set it’s just so ridiculous I can’t help it he ran his mouth with a man not even backing off an inch which is when it happened the rocks music hit and the audience lost their minds he came down the ramp he did some weird handshake thing with Becky Lynch which I think they’ve talked about before and then he pretended that he was gonna do the same thing the Baron Corbin and just bobbed him off and straightaway you were like oh yeah the rock he really understands Pro Wrestling Rock he gave us a quick rundown of what Smackdown is and he genuinely did do that too he like gave us a factoid sheet which I didn’t need but I appreciate it all the same and then he turned to Baron Corbin and setting it like a budget Burger King on crack and you already know what happened the reaction was massive the rock is very end of daily barren stole some of the rocks phrases so the rock just turned to him and said look shut up you 35 year old virgin at comic-con he was just throwing out the insults before telling Barron look just because you did win king of the Ring doesn’t mean you actually have to dress up like a king entered the Becky Lynch went look she’s called the man but she doesn’t come out here with a pair of testicles and then without missing a beat Becky went but if I did they’d be bigger than yours Barons and this may have like pushed Baron Corbin down into dropper territory but it certainly lifted Becky Lynch up he’s just livid awesome this really really was so much fun no don’t get me wrong it was an entertainment blast right in your face and Becky even got to use some of the rocks lines cuz she did the whole doesn’t matter what you think now it did crash and burn a little bit when the rock said hey Baron you’re a super tough dude obviously that stands for STD which is what the most electrifying man in sports-entertainment we’re now like us to charge and Baron each and every week and while it probably will happen let’s try and kill that as quickly as possible it’s just a bit stupid for me I know some people will love it just my taste I’ve ruled this segment just felt truly big-league known before all was said and done Baron Corbin urban people’s elbow and Baron Corbin had been rock bombed it’s gonna hate the rallying it’s gonna help repeat viewership people are gonna watch this on youtube or just tune in to see it again and help Becky Lynch it was a pretty damn good start to a brand new smackdown it was then Becky and Charlotte they were teaming up to take on Sasha banks and Bailey and thankfully WWE didn’t do that thing we were like Becky I know you’re already out there you gonna match so just like get yourself backstage and then we’ll send you out again I mean that is just stupid they have done it before it would be like me just restart ups and downs in the middle of ups and downs really this was just here to highlight that WWE do consider these four wrestlers a big deal and they wanted to showcase and highlight what they’re able to do they also wanted to put it over the Hey breaking in to show other good guys the Sasha banks and Bailey are the bad evil guys we would appreciate it if you reacted in turn wrenches they were all brawling and out the ring because referees suck in WWE before Charlotte here very impressive moonsault from the top rope and then locked the figure eight on Bailey and made her tap out she didn’t do it applause she’s now got her title shot on held in the cell which is happening tomorrow if you can believe it there enough Kofi Kingston then made his debut on Fox and said that he was not just gonna be another statistic when it came to block less them and we love you Kofi will always be behind you you were an absolute stalwart when it came to that WWE Championship I love you bizarrely we then found out that Mick Foley Kurt Angle and none other than Tyson Fury were at ringside and if you think that’s the last time I shall be talking about the former boxing heavyweight champion you are absolutely wrong in fact I’m gonna be talking about a lot of combatants before the end of this ups and downs Smackdown went absolutely that Seth Rollins of all people was then on Smackdown and he was gonna take on Shinsegae Matt Kimura before he got interrupted by the Firefly funhouse he made it up but this was proper screwed up too I mean not only did prey white reintroduce all of his puppet friends because I assume WWE like we’re hopefully some brand new people are watching this episode so we should do that and that is smart but he just told Seth Rollins look man don’t go to the hello Cell pay-per-view on Sunday the fiend is gonna be there and the fiend is gonna do this to you and he showed it off by having a match between rambling rabbit and mercy the Buzzard and mercy the Buzzard killed ramblin rabbit again and he’s like Kelly from South Park at this point but do not forget that we have been now told the insinuation is that at the pay-per-view the field is going to murder Seth Rollins anybody else here would have called the police we just shrug our shoulders and go okay yeah I tuned in I pay my $9.99 Hulk Hogan was also shown at ringside with Ric Flair and then we did get into shins game a Kimura versus Seth Rollins until it got interrupted after they did start the tussle the lights went out they started to flash we’ve got that weird noise that kind of goes yeah I can’t do it it’s a bit like a dinosaur it does sound like a dinosaur and of course it meant the fiend was coming into the arena somehow Seth Laden just magically transported himself to the top of the stage but there he got mandible Claude didn’t round his string goes right down his throat then the fiend just took him and chucked him off the top of the ramp and I would love to know what somebody thought of this if they just randomly tuned in because that’s what they do on Friday nights they just watch fox you saw a crazy dude in a mask chucking a guy who like wants to burn things down who is an arsonist into the abyss wrestling was really weird all in all though I’ve gotta say it was another great segment and once again don’t like a massive deal Kevin Owens was up next and he was fighting for his WWE career as he took on Shane McMahon in a ladder match and my word fair plate that both of these people who just put their bodies on the line that’s right it’s getting another up but you didn’t work this out I really enjoyed Smackdown it did feel a bit like they were rushing because WWE had so much to pack into this show but I mean ladders were destroyed by coast to coast ladders were destroyed by Fox bashes ladders were destroyed by power bombs and it was that last one that led to the finish because after KO had smashed Shane McMahon’s back into the steel he climbed it out rung by rung he got to the top he got the briefcase and the contract to the lawsuit what the hell is meant to be in it and that does indeed mean that Kevin Owen stays on Smackdown oh this is a pretty good rub given that he got the win but it means it’s Shane McManus fired until of course he turns up on Raw I know how WWE was when all was said and done though he got a microphone and Kevin I was in Shane McMahon you’re fired and then he gave him a stunner for good measure this is exactly how this future depended it was a real fill good moment for Kevin Owens and now let’s hope we push him as hard as we can I don’t mean physically just like you know putting me good stories and stuff like that also I do want to give a rare shout out to Shane McMahon in fact I’m gonna get my hat which is down here and I put it on I’m gonna tip my hat to you Shane McMahon because you always put your body on the line I mean you’re an absolutely crazy person because I do believe you’re almost 50 you know we’ve said a lot of things about Shane o Mac I appreciated the effort to the back we went afterwards and Paul Heyman told us in no uncertain terms that Brock Lesnar would win the championship tonight and that that was a spoiler you know what that means don’t worry about that for now though because beforehand we got braun strowman teaming up with The Miz and heavy machinery who were taking on the very bizarre team of Bobby Roode Dolph Ziggler hey Tish Dallas and Randy Orton once again what do you want from me it was just fun it’s easy to watch much like earlier this was just another normal eight-man tag to say hey we’re WWE and we’re crazy you’re gonna get action and you should watch us every week please please watch us every week we really really really need good Fox ratings and tell of course we got to the end what’s this it’s like that old thing that strongmen used to do in like cartoons way Paul you see when Braun and Dolph were fighting on the outside Sigma did get chucked into Tyson Fury who we’ve mentioned earlier don’t worry about that for now cuz then we got back into the ring braun strowman hit Dolphy boy with a running power slam 1 2 3 that was then or it would have been but at that moment Tyson Fury the former world heavyweight champion in the world of boxing got over the guardrail and he made a beeline for braun strowman now he got stopped by about sixty seven thousand eight hundred and twenty two security guards but this is like a proper angle this is a proper big deal braun was in the ring laughing like oh like he was zag deep or something and Tyson Fury’s like I am gonna take you down pal and it was announced after the fact the Tyson Fury is also gonna be on Raw no I can’t actually see Fury having a proper match given the war that used in only a few weeks ago and the fact that at some point is gonna have a fight with Deontay Wilder but still this is massive I saw a lot of wrestling fans going ah who cares trust me a lot of people care this will get serious mainstream attention remember in the late 90s when WWE hired Mike Tyson now this isn’t of the same league but Tyson Fury despite having the same name isn’t as big as him but it will still make a splash and trust me they got people talking cuz I am non wrestling fans takes me one morning go Miller white Tyson Fury a wrestler now I don’t know I don’t work there but basically ensure if you want non WWE fans to tune in to your big brand new show on the Fox Network this is probably one way to do it then Roman reigns without causing more carnage and I swear this whole show was just non-stop he was gonna take on Eric Rowan in a lumberjack match get enough however we will talk about our first down but as I hate seeing wrestlers just used as Lumberjacks because they come across as massive geeks well I understand that some wrestlers have to do it but when you have people like Andrade and ricochet out there it just makes me feel really sad tears in my eyes and nobody wants to see me crying ridiculous down after the match though but it was great but I’m not great it was just a lot of fun there is that word again my really think this was the best WWE show in ages of course Luke Harper is out there at one point trying to get involved with Daniel Bryan who was on commentary ran over to stop him and when Roman was soaring over the top rope like a swan gliding down a lake you’d have to imagine that at least one person who wasn’t a wrestling fan beforehand and maybe watching this all of a sudden went you know what I think I may now be a wrestling fan the finish was a bit odd given that we do have Roman and Daniel taken on half when rowing at the pay-per-view heavenly so at this point just feels like an afterthought because even though Luke Harper got involved again and he was beating Roman reigns up eventually he turned around into a Daniel Bryan running knee that allowed Roman the big dog to hit the spear and Eric Rowan and he beat him clean in the middle does feel a bit like WWE has new fish to fry and everybody who has been keeping the fire warm up to this point no just gonna be pushed aside and that was no more apparent than in our main event I said time and time again I was wired with so much packed in for this episode of SmackDown that something was gonna have to suffer and I’ll ask the thing that did suffer was Brock Lesnar versus Kofi Kingston for the WWE title doesn’t just get it down get to browndown now you can look at this two ways and we’ll get to the second one in a minute because the second one is the bigger picture and everything that happened after this match was done but if you don’t know the bell rang Kofi Kingston rang at Brock Lesnar he got caught he got f5 and he lost his gold in honestly around about six seconds and don’t forget three seconds of that is the referee hitting his hand into the match straight up let’s keep it nice and easy I think Kofi Kingston deserved better than that I thought his title run was wonderful and he made me feel real emotion and it ends like a car smashing into his nose was almost like the last six months didn’t happen but I will put on my positivity hat I’m not gonna get it again and say this remember when WWE did this to Daniel Bryan it completely turned his career around maybe we’re not out of the woods yet especially because it is true Kofi Kingston will get more attention being in a seven-second squash match than he would if we’re in just on a normal seven-minute Brock Lesnar fight we will see but even still it did just make me feel sad for Kofi and maybe knowing that intended way not in a way like oh I hope Brock Lesnar gets his just man Paul Kingston he did everything he could however again like I say WWE had bigger fish to fry and we were not waiting around at all because my word did they pull a huge angle out of their ass when all was said and done as soon as Lesnar’s hand was in the air Rey Mysterio’s music hit and that made sense because of everything that happened on Raw and he came out on to Smackdown by his side was pain bass Quisling don’t you came velázquez’s he is a UFC fighter who in the real world legitimately kicked Brock Lesnar’s ass that’s not just an up there is a golden up I cannot stress enough how massive that is and I get if you don’t watch UFC like well I don’t care but this isn’t aimed at you and that is the whole point especially because Brock Lesnar came Velasquez got into his face and then came took Brock down and started beating the troubles out of him at one point Brock Lesnar bells at him and Paul Heyman soleus like they’d seen a ghost and even though the beats pretended he was going to get back in the ring he didn’t he changed his mind and he ran away this is just a crazy narrative all around because yes again in an octagon Kane was able to beat the big bad Brock and now they’re gonna sell their differences in WWE the key here is the fact that we are on the Fox Network you do have to take all these metrics into account because obviously for ages UFC was synonymous with Fox until the UFC went to ESPN which they did recently so if you were trying to get to more viewers of the Fox Network to watch your show this is a pretty good way to go about it also came velázquez is like legit go what go YouTube and typing Cain Velasquez knockouts or whatever he’s like a crazy person right now I know I’m gonna love it more than anybody else in the comments right now going mean it just honestly you wait and see you wait and see I’ll prove it then my worry is apparently that match is going down at the Saudi Arabia show which undermines it instantly but finishing your first ever episode of SmackDown on Fox with came by squares I don’t think the WWE could have done anything better than that if the goal is the push ratings through the damn roof I do need to point out even though I did think this was one hell of a show and I was all hyped up when it was over WWE had advertised like of Stone Cold Steve Austin the sting and The Undertaker the sting just normal sting to appear and yet none of them did now I actually think that’s a plus because there was too much on this anyway you tried shoehorned them in they would have felt like second fiddle it would have felt second-rate but if you had bought a ticket because you wanted to see one of them you aren’t absolutely allowed to be annoying especially sting that was amazing all morning my twitter feed the biggest upsetness was coming from the fact we didn’t get to see sting love the fact we still Duff’s thing either way that’s a down but that’s it we’re done with the craziest week in professional wrestling for a long long time I’m worn out I need some sleep there’s my spinning arrow not sure how this is gonna go but genuinely I haven’t all some time watching this it just felt electorate in the army it felt electric and it was just go go go go go look at that there’s the massage heads give it an up I cannot wait to see what the next few months brings now I don’t forget to make a combo low and let us know what you thought about the first-ever Smackdown on Fox like share and subscribe hetero culture a common read yourself some articles watch more videos hear what cultural wrestling is run that their Twitter follow what culture Wesley my name is simon from what culture thank you for this crazy ups-and-downs journey and you bet your ass we’re gonna do it again next week


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