What was the worst part of last night’s episode?
Mandy Rose squashes Naomi. I guess there are a variety of reasons why things like this happen. Is Naomi being punished? Is Mandy just so unstoppable that it’s ridiculous? Whatever the reason, this was the sort of match that if you took your eyes off of the TV for a minute, then you missed it.
It’s silly whenever a former champion and top competitor gets beaten so easily. It just seemed like a pointless match, and it did not make me want to watch the SmackDown Live Women’s title bout this Sunday at Fastlane (baby). Asuka kept the segment from being a total waste when she beat up both Mandy and Sonya after the fact.
— WWE (@WWE) March 6, 2019
I don’t really have anything to complain about. Maybe Lacey Evans still not competing? Maybe Mandy Rose versus Naomi again?
The sheer number of ad breaks. I know this is a regular fixture of Tuesday nights, but I’ve never noticed it as much as I did this week. Every promo, every entrance, every match was interrupted by some form of advertisement. It meant that the show could never gain momentum, with matches often struggling to develop any sort of rhythm.
From an on-screen perspective though, Mandy Rose remains the biggest liability on the blue brand. I’ve struggled to see her as a legitimate threat to Asuka’s title and a two-minute roll around with Naomi didn’t change my mind. This was a nothing match capped off by a nothing angle, when Asuka intervened to beat up Mandy and Sonya for a few seconds.
.@WWEAsuka honey u and ur creepy lil mask may have caught me off guard tonight … BUT come #WWEFastlane I will have that championship around my waist and give it true meaning bc I am Gods Greatest Creation. 💁♀️ #SDLive
— Mandy (@WWE_MandyRose) March 6, 2019