Historic Smackdown from Performance Center
Tonight, we all witnessed something WWE will be referring to for years to come.
WWE has a history of being the “first” to produce events after major national events. For example, they aired Smackdown only two days after 9/11 even though most of America was still in shock.
WWE always has the “show must go on” mentality, so it’s not surprising they want to keep going with their live shows.
Smackdown started with Triple H introducing us to the Performance Center. We then see him commentating with Michael Cole. Triple H is always funny and entertaining when he is just his natural self.
The first match saw Sasha Banks and Bayley defeat Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross. Bayley was pissed when she was told Paige would not be appearing tonight due to travel issues.
Michael Cole sat down in the middle of the ring with Roman Reigns to talk about his match with Goldberg at Wrestlemania. WWE is advertising this match as “Spear versus Spear”.
Jeff Hardy makes his big return to the wrestling ring where he successfully defeated King Corbin. I hope Jeff will have a long and successful run this time around.
In the last segment of the show, John Cena and Bray Wyatt came face to face in the middle of the ring. Bray said Cena does not care about the future of WWE. He’s just addicted to the spotlight. “At Wrestlemania, it’s going to be a slaughter. Let me in, John.”
Understandably, the show didn’t have a lot of time to adapt to the sudden change of venue. With days to prepare, I’m eager to see Raw without a crowd. How will they do 3:16 Day with an empty room?