5 mistakes WWE made on Smackdown Live this week
With almost one more week left on the road to Wrestlemania 35, we headed to Smackdown Live, as the blue brand has been heating up over the last few weeks, and this week's episode promised to be an exciting installment.
From finding out how Kofi Kingston was going to get to Wrestlemania to discovering Asuka's opponent for the show of shows, Smackdown Live promised much more eventful than Raw, but fans had no idea how intriguing the show would actually be.
While Smackdown Live is generally a much more level headed show than Monday Night Raw, it was surprising to see some of the decisions the creative team made on the show that was sort of groundbreaking in some shape or form, but not in a good way.
So let us go through some of the mistakes WWE made on Smackdown Live this week, as this is the first time in a long time where we saw the Smackdown Live creative team make some erroneous decisions.
#1 Disappointing Dream Match
Kurt Angle's retirement tour has been one of the most underutilized narratives on the road to Wrestlemania, as this was an aspect of WWE's booking which should have been much better than what it was.
As we have seen Angle face off with the likes of Apollo Crews, Chad Gable, Samoa Joe and on Smackdown Live this week he faced AJ Styles. After Joe and Angle put on a fairly good match last night on Raw, fans expected Styles and Angle to outdo that contest, but we were not ready for what happened next.
This match got underway in white hot fashion as Kurt Angle and Styles traded submission moves, but that was it, as Randy Orton came to the ring and delivered an RKO to AJ Styles which drew a disqualification.
Fans knew that Angle couldn't get it done in the ring anymore, as his days of being the most gifted competitor in the world were far behind him, but if there were one man that could get the best out of Angle at this stage of his career, it would be AJ Styles.
By WWE cutting this match short, it leaves a huge hole in the retirement tour of Kurt Angle, as this supposed to be a special moment for a man that helped pioneer Smackdown in his early days, and now we will never witness that moment again.