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Best And Worst of SmackDown 1000 - August 16th, 2018

  • It was a show full of returns and surprises. Did you like it?
Riju Dasgupta
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Top 5 / Top 10
Modified 17 Oct 2018, 09:07 IST
Evolution was one of the best things about SmackDown 1000
Evolution was one of the best things about SmackDown 1000

How does one even say something negative about a show like this, you ask. After all, SmackDown 1000 wasn't just a show but a celebration in the truest sense of the word. Years after it was launched as WWE's second brand, SmackDown marked 1000 episodes with an exceptional show, from Washington DC. There was much to like about the show, this week.

And at the same time, there was a lot to not like as well, in my opinion. I was disappointed by more than one segment from SmackDown 1000, despite all of the positives. I shall separate the good from the bad in this article.

Let me know your thoughts and opinions in the comments. What did you folks think of the show overall?

One thing that must be said is that the crowd was on fire for the entirety of the evening, and that added a lot to this monumental, historic episode.


#1 Best: The amazing return of Rey Mysterio

Rey Mysterio and Shinsuke Nakamura put on an absolute clinic this week, in my opinion
Rey Mysterio and Shinsuke Nakamura put on an absolute clinic this week, in my opinion

When you are away from WWE for a while, it is natural to expect ring rust. Rey Mysterio showed no sign of that at all this week and reminded us just how naturally gifted he is. When you look at him perform all his moves in the middle of the ring, it is sometimes easy to forget that he's 43 years old. I thought Nakamura had his best match against Mysterio, in quite some time.

Although I would generally not approve of beating your champion on TV, I thought this was still okay. Mysterio is a legend in the business and he needed to win his big comeback match. Therefore, I'd call it a best.

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How good was the dive from the bottom rope? I'm sure all of you popped when that happened.

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Published 17 Oct 2018, 08:33 IST
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