After the overall positive response to WWE Backlash, Smackdown Live will be looking to continue this trend of successful PPVs with their next PPV No Mercy, which airs this Sunday.
As we’ve seen at Raw’s PPV Clash of Champions, splendid in-ring action by itself cannot carry a PPV to success, as good booking/decision making must be present as well. Would Backlash have had such a positive response if Dean Ambrose retained the WWE World Championship, or if Becky Lynch didn’t win the Smackdown Women’s Championship?
Probably not, and unless Smackdown Live wants to follow in the footsteps of Raw, it would be smart to make booking decisions that please the fans. In order for the second Smackdown Live PPV to be considered successful like its predecessor, Here are 7 Things We Must See Happen at WWE No Mercy.