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5 reasons why Raw is better than SmackDown Live

Harry Kettle
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Who is winning the battle for brand supremacy?
Who is winning the battle for brand supremacy?

Monday Night Raw and SmackDown Live have been going head to head with one another ever since the brand extension back in the summer of 2016, and for the most part, it’s been a relatively even battle. Sure, they’ve both had great moments, but nobody has been able to pull head and shoulders clear of the other.

Until now. Over the course of the last few months, the red brand has consistently been a much more polished product than the blue brand. It’s been quite the turnaround when you consider where both shows were around this time last year, but nonetheless, it’s happened.

Obviously, not everyone is going to agree with this and it’s like not like we’re suggesting SD Live is awful or anything like that, although that’s what some readers will choose to believe.

With that being said, here are five reasons Raw is better than SmackDown Live (right now).

#5 Commentary Team

The commentary team on Raw works well
The commentary team on Raw works well

While Corey Graves may be a prominent member of both Team Red and Team Blue’s commentary teams, there’s a big difference – Cole & Coach on one side, and Phillips & Saxton on the other.

Now obviously many of you don’t like Michael Cole, but you can’t deny that he’s the voice of WWE and that Coach is a huge improvement over Booker T.

On the other hand, you’ve got Tom Phillips who just doesn’t strike us as a strong lead commentator as of yet, and Byron Saxton who isn’t given the time to grow because Vince clearly loves seeing Corey put him down every two seconds. Both teams can do good work when given the freedom to do so, but we’re giving the nod to Raw.

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