The Smackdown brand presents its second exclusive offering Sunday night with No Mercy, coming from Sacramento, California. In the early months following the roster split, I think the Smackdown brand has done a very good job making the most of the limited roster depth that they have. They’re not quite at the point where the talent could headline one of the “top four” shows, but it’s clear that the writers are developing stories that not only make sense, but accentuate the positive aspects of their talent. It also helps that the show doesn’t have to worry about a third hour of content, so they’re able to deliver the key matches and angles that advance storylines without having to fill too much time with fluff. Eight matches, four of them being for titles, are advertised for the show and all of them have a solid story behind them. Let’s run down the card…. Read more.
Dean Ambrose came into the ring with the World belt. Did he leave with it — or did challenger AJ Styles become the new holder of the gold? Read more.
The USOs vs. Rhino and Heath Slater … Did Slater get gold and a Smackdown contract? Read more.
Was it a good or MIZ-erable night for the Intercontinental champion The Miz or did he retain the gold … Read more.
Who moved onto the next and final round against Heath Slater and Rhino … Read more.