Via Ryan Satin
Analyst of FOX Sports WWE
This week on WWE Friday Night SmackDownHit Row is back full of surprises.
First, here’s the match summary:
Moment of the night: Hit Row suddenly returns
This is another smart move by Triple HOW.
Like other recent comebacks, Hit Row has a lot of potential as a role. Their release this year is confusing.
Now, with a fresh start again, the faction has a chance to make an impact on SmackDown in a new mode.
Not even Navigation, who led the group in NXT, Hit Row didn’t seem to miss a beat with their re-intro. They also subtly suggested that he no longer be part of the team by calling himself OG3.
This is a good way to restart their momentum.
Match of the Night: Gunther vs. Shinsuke Nakamura – Title IC
The match between these two had a great fighting feeling going on.
There were pitches from both Superstars before that, a pack of videos emphasizing the importance of the Intercontinental Championship and giving plenty of time to a proper main event.
Then, once the bell rang, these two world-class adversaries engaged by all means with a tough match.
Shinsuke Nakamura’s kicks were just in time for him to aim for his opponent’s arm. Gunther’s cut can be heard while nosebleed. And, finally, the heel is retained with a clean finish.
Hopefully we will get more games like this in this new era.
Karrion Kross will show The Bloodline a new timeline
Karrion Kross has his eye on Roman Reigns and The Bloodline after his shocking return to WWE.
Karrion Kross‘the ad was effective in addressing his dismissal from the company without going into too many details regarding the circumstances.
This pleases die-hard fans following behind the scenes, as well as any casual viewers confused by his sudden return, and is also good at storytelling in terms of why he’s back. He targets Drew/Roman.
Ronda Rousey breaks SmackDown with cold cash
Ronda Rousey was dropped on Friday Night SmackDown despite her suspension, publicly paying her fine and letting WWE Universe know that she’s not going anywhere.
This new attitude change towards Ronda Rousey more suitable.
Tossing a duffel bag full of money, beating up security and not caring about power really makes her look bad.
Plus, with the way things are going, it looks like we’re finally headed for something major between Rousey and Shayna Baszler.
Ryan Satin is a WWE analyst for FOX Sports. Satin previously appeared on FS1’s “WWE Backstage” and founded Pro Wrestling Sheet, where he broke countless news stories as editor-in-chief.
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