REWIND-A-SMACKDOWN 3/27/18: Bryan issues WM challenge, Nakamura's mind games

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John Pollock and Wai Ting review WWE SMACKDOWN 3/27/18:

Daniel Bryan officially challenges Owens & Zayn to a WrestleMania match, an update on Shane McMahon’s condition, Shinsuke Nakamura plays mind games with AJ Styles, Rusev enters the United States championship match and The New Day return to face The Bludgeon Brothers.

Mixed Match Challenge’s last semi-final features the returning Boss Club (Sasha Banks & Finn Balor) taking on The Robe Warriors (Bobby Roode & Charlotte) with a fan vote to determine Charlotte’s temporary replacement as she recovers from oral surgery, while 205 Live features an excellent main event and a Face To Face segment involving Cedric Alexander and Mustafa Ali.

Plus, John talks about the return of Roseanne and Café feedback to the show from the POST Wrestling Forum.

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Regarding Daniel Bryan / KO / Sami storyline:
Anyone else feel like this story has fallen apart?

  • KO/Sami get FIRED.
  • They react to this by hospitalizing the person who fired them.
  • An entire week passes.
  • These people are now given a match…at the BIGGEST SHOW OF THE YEAR to have a shot at renewing their employment. WHAT?!!

So in storyline people who are unemployed are more important than half your roster. Since Smackdown is the land of opportunity for unemployed fired wrestlers…I think Daniel Bryan should team with Enzo Amore.

If you needed a crazy stipulation like this then simply don’t fire these men in storyline. Make the WM match one where their careers are on the line. I find it interesting that DB is returning in a match with such high stakes. It implies that DB will losing his return match unless they plan on moving KO/Sami to Raw which I think would be a step back for their careers. Granted KO and Sami would make automatic heels for Roman’s babyface championship reign…but that’s not a step up for those two.

Story misstep aside this doesn’t ruin anyone’s hype for the match.
This is all about a Daniel Bryan return. The storyline could revolve around necrophelia and giving birth to hands and people would be hyped for the WM match.

I think you need to get Corey Erdman for a Roseanne review.

‘We don’t just set the bar, we are the Roseanne Barr’ - @wai0937

drove into the bushes after that one, just punderful stuff !