The sun went down on Rusev Day on last week’s SmackDown Live, and many have still not stopped crying.
We all knew it was coming, but it still broke our hearts when it did. Each thud of that microphone on Rusev’s skull felt like a punch in the stomach for every person who has ever celebrated Rusev Day.
But, life goes on, and it’s simply too short to dwell on these things for too long. Now we need to focus on the futures of both Rusev and Aiden English, and although at the moment the future seems very pre-show and lower-midcard shaped, we must remain positive.
Who knows, maybe this feud will main event Super ShowDown, or the two will have a two-hour iron man match that Dave Meltzer gives 12 stars. The possibilities are endless!
Realistically though, as soon as this match finishes, English will become a jobber and Rusev will return to his midcard foreign heel role. It’ll be like nothing has changed at all.
Another SmackDown contract signing
This is sure to end well, just like all contract signings in WWE. Maybe they can do a swerve where both AJ Styles and Samoa Joe just sign the contract, shake hands and leave?
Hopefully it’ll be something more along the lines of the AJ and Nakamura contract signing, when, although Nakamura got a slap in the face, no-one was thrown through a table unnecessarily.
The controversial finish in the Hell in a Cell match was barely mentioned last week, and Joe’s failed beat-down on AJ after his match with Andrade ‘Cien’ Almas was hardly a post-PPV angle that will go down in history.
If we ignore the fact that the stipulation for this match is pointless and doesn’t rule out an identical finish to their previous bout, then the match at Super ShowDown should be good.
Of course, it probably won’t main event, even though the Universal Title isn’t being defended, but then who even cares about SmackDown…
Cesaro convincingly beat Kofi Kingston last week, meaning Big E will probably beat Sheamus this week, because who doesn’t love a steaming batch of 50/50 booking?
New Day will take on the Bar at Super ShowDown in a match for the SmackDown Live tag titles, which means we need to watch every singles match possible between the two teams before we get to the show.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure it’s going to be a very good match, I just wish they could think of a more creative way to build to these big shows sometimes.
- Brie Bella will probably knock someone out accidentally.
- The latest chapter in the Bryan vs Miz saga.
- Will Becky Lynch be the best thing ever once again?