5 Good/5 Bad - WWE Smackdown Live - July 26th 2016
This Tuesday saw the first proper Smackdown Live following last week’s draft.
There was a lot of intrigue heading in to this show, especially off the back of one of the best Raw’s in many years. What would Smackdown have up their sleeve to try and better Monday’s show?
And how will they set themselves apart from the red brand and show the fans exactly what they can expect to see on Tuesday night’s going forward?
Let’s look at the best and worst of the inaugural show of the all-new SmackDownLive!
#1 Good - Apollo has landed
The opening match of the night was an over-the-top-rope battle royal to determine who would join John Cena, Dolph Ziggler, Bray Wyatt, AJ Styles and Baron Corbin in the main event in a match that would determine the new number one contender to Dean Ambrose’s WWE Championship.
Apollo Crews managed to outlast the other competitors and eliminate Kane to earn himself an opportunity later in the night to mix it up with some of Smackdown’s biggest stars.
It’s refreshing to see a new face in the Title picture and this sent a message out that Apollo is going to be one to watch on Smackdown over the next few months.