Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2020/06/27/rewind-a-smackdown-6-26-20-wwe-covid-19-taping-chaos/
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John Pollock & Wai Ting go through a packed day of news with the latest on WWE’s COVID-19 cases, updated taping schedule, talent releases, and a review of WWE SmackDown’s Tribute to The Undertaker.
Friday’s SmackDown was pieced together with a tribute for The Undertaker with the re-airing of the Boneyard Match. A scaled-down roster led to three matches being taped with King Corbin vs. Jeff Hardy, an eight-man tag, and a four-way with Alexa Bliss vs. Nikki Cross vs. Lacey Evans vs. Dana Brooke, plus Braun Strowman challenges Bray Wyatt to go back to THE SWAMP.
Plus, your feedback and calls on this live edition of Rewind-A-SmackDown.
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Paying tribute to a wrestler like The Undertaker obviously isn’t an issue but they could’ve done it without having the current featured stars come out there and be submissive. The Universal champion was out there clapping and chanting “Thank You Taker”. People are having a hard time caring about this guy’s title reign as it is. Can’t imagine Undertaker while being one of the main faces of the WWE doing that. Or Stone Cold, HHH, The Rock, Shawn Michaels. It was lame.
I feel for Braun because I don’t think he was supposed to do that promo. I think the guy with 4 kids 1 of them a newborn knows his value like Roman, Sami, and Kevin and decided to stay home. Braun was put into a losing position having to do that promo.