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Best and Worst of SmackDown Live: February 20, 2018

Riju Dasgupta
Top 5 / Top 10
28.59K   //    21 Feb 2018, 10:05 IST

A look at the ups and downs from this week's show
A look at the ups and downs from this week

We can unanimously agree that SmackDown Live is only a shadow of the show it was, last year. The bigger stars are on WWE RAW, and the programs on the red brand just seem a lot more important overall. That said, SmackDown Live is a brand that has plenty of talent. Through the weak writing and scripted promos, there are often glimpses of sheer excellence.

Welcome to the 'Best and Worst' of SmackDown Live. Nothing extraordinary happened in this show, on the road to WrestleMania 34. We will analyze individual aspects of the show in this article.

As always, we invite you to leave your comments in the section below. Even if you disagree with our assessment, please let us know your thoughts and opinions.

How did this show match up after the solid night of WWE wrestling that was RAW, only twenty-four hours prior?

#1 Best: Three Fastlane matches confirmed

Charlotte Flair and Ruby Riott will finally lock horns at Fastlane
Charlotte Flair and Ruby Riott will finally lock horns at Fastlane

Whether you liked or disliked this week's episode of SmackDown Live, it is impossible to deny that this was an eventful show. Three matches were set up for Fastlane, the final SmackDown Live brand-exclusive pay-per-view before WrestleMania.

So we will finally see Charlotte Flair and Ruby Riott come to blows, after weeks of tension building up. Even though Bobby Roode, Randy Orton and Jinder Mahal are feuding over the Top 10 list, it has led to a big match for Fastlane. And finally, The New Day and The Usos will do battle, yet one more time.

All of the men and women involved in these matches are talented superstars, and the actual matches will deliver. Also, each of these matches has big WrestleMania 34 implications.

To be honest, this was pretty much the only highlight of the entire show.

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Riju Dasgupta
Riju Dasgupta is the bassist of heavy metal bands Albatross and Primitiv. He's also a former guest columnist for Rolling Stone India. His primary passion remains watching and reviewing the art of professional wrestling for Sportskeeda. In the world of heavy metal, he goes by the moniker- Dr. Hex.
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