After the fun and games of the James Ellsworth phenomenon over recent weeks, Smackdown Live looked set to get serious again heading into this week.
The main event, as announced last week would see Dean Ambrose face AJ Styles, with the stipulation that if Dean were to win, he would become the number one contender to Styles’ WWE World Title.
Also announced for this week’s show was Bray Wyatt vs. Kane in another No Disqualification match and the return of Smackdown Live Women’s Champion Becky Lynch.
So would these announced segments play out?
Would they inject some more legitimacy into the show, after the catalog of shenanigans over the previous weeks, or were we set for more silly antics?
#1 Bray wins, Orton’s music plays
The RKO on Kane, led to Bray Wyatt picking up the victory as he crawled over the Demon to make the pin, as Orton left the arena. Then Randy Orton’s music played, even though Bray had just won the match. Say What?!
It’s unclear whether this was a mistake on the production team’s part. It could also be that perhaps they see Wyatt’s victory as so insignificant, that they feel it was more important to put the spotlight on Orton. I hope it was a mistake. Otherwise, it’s a disappointing indication of how they view Bray Wyatt’s star power.