5 Botches, slip-ups, and outrageous moments from WWE SmackDown Live (March 14th, 2017)
The Road to WrestleMania continues on for the WWE’s blue brand with this episode of SmackDown hailing from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. There was an Olympic gold medal buzz in the air even though there never was an appearance from Kurt Angle.
What we did get instead was a truly spectacular moment courtesy of AJ Styles and Shane McMahon.
The backstage brawl became the big story of the night as it offered a firing, visible head trauma, and officially set up a WrestleMania singles match. A couple of the entries this time around revolve around those developments and they will be broken down thoroughly.
Other botchy highlights from the night include a decimated announce team that was unintentionally refreshing as well as a stomach-turning taunt by Mojo Rawley. The Mojo moment doesn’t necessarily warrant an advisory or caution but you might want to dismiss small children from the room before seeing that gif.
So without any further delay, here are the 5 botchiest and most outrageous moments from this episode of SmackDown Live!
#5 Shane McMahon’s head blood
WWE generally operates under a no blood policy, but not on this night. AJ Styles defied that rule when he decided to jump the SmackDown Commissioner in a parking lot. He engaged in a one-sided brawl with Shane McMahon that culminated with a bloody skull and a broken car window.
As if the bloody mess on the side of Shane’s head wasn’t enough of an outrageous moment for this episode of SmackDown, he then defied the orders of the medical professionals tending to him and opted not to go to a hospital. Sure, this is all in kayfabe but what kind of example was this for the wrestlers on the roster?
I guess we should at least be thankful that he wasn’t given a Z-Pak and sent on his way.