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5 Most disappointing things about SmackDown Live this week (16 July 2019)

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Modified 20 Dec 2019, 23:50 IST


Kevin Owens with another devastating stunner on McMahon
Kevin Owens with another devastating stunner on McMahon

Some SmackDown Live episodes will break your heart, and this was one of those shows. Keep in mind that this doesn't mean this week's edition of the blue brand was bad in any way, this is just an assessment of moments that were heartbreaking to watch from the perspective of a fan.

It honestly seemed at times like the babyfaces kept losing, the company made a few questionable decisions, and it hurt the overall product. Of course, the company made up for it with some pretty good booking decisions, but other moments were just frustrating to watch and hard to understand.

Whether you agree with these stances or not are up to you and will depend on how much progress you believe SmackDown Live made this week. Here are the five most disappointing moments of SmackDown Live this week and what they could mean for the future.

#5 Roman Reigns' limited role

What was with Roman Reigns
What was with Roman Reigns' limited presence on Smackdown Live this week?

Roman Reigns was the first Superstar to air his grievances against Shane McMahon, but walked off right afterwards. Roman Reigns wasn't even put in a match Tuesday night on SmackDown Live and didn't appear on the rest of the show. If nothing else, this is a huge departure from the company's usual booking of Reigns and points to some interesting possibilities.

Maybe WWE is letting Roman Reigns cool off for a while so Kevin Owens can take his spot as the top guy. Or maybe WWE could have Reigns get jealous of the WWE Universe's love for Owens and use that to turn heel later on. Either way, WWE has a variety of options to go with here, but not seeing him much on television was a sad move.

If Roman Reigns is supposed to be the next big thing like the company has tried to make him into, he deserves a lot more television time than a two minute "kiss my a**" line to start the show.

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Published 18 Jul 2019, 11:40 IST
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