5 reasons why Smackdown Live needs a new creative team
Smackdown Live is on the decline, and a new creative team is needed to bring a sense of unpredictability
Since Wrestlemania 33, Smackdown Live has been on a steady decline. A show that at first thrived following the brand split, has now become must-miss TV. Despite having one of the best wrestler's in the world, AJ Styles, as the poster boy of the show, ratings are down and fans have become frustrated by the poor storytelling on WWE's blue brand.
A lacklustre Jinder Mahal WWE Championship reign coupled with confusing feuds, has led to many fans criticising the current creative direction of the show. Further, the women's division has been suffering, with the female stars having very few prominent matches over the last few months.
A lot of that has to do with the creative team, so here's five reasons why Smackdown needs a new creative team...NOW!
#1 Great talent is being wasted
Although RAW has the best talent of the two brands, there is still a host of great stars on Smackdown. AJ Styles, Charlotte, Kevin Owens and Randy Orton are all superstars in their own right. But there is so much talent that is currently under utilised. The RusevDay gimmick is one of the most over things in the WWE at the moment, but despite this, the creative team still won't give him the push that he deserves. Rusev's win in the United States Championship No.1 contender match was his first single's victory since October 2017 - is that how you book one of your most popular superstars?