5 reasons why SmackDown was better than Raw this week (3 & 4 December 2018)
After facing a lot of flak last week for the not so good quality shows of both SmackDown and Raw, WWE this week was able to bounce back, and to an extent, both Raw and SmackDown were able to put up a better showing, which made for good viewing.
In some ways, it was also quite refreshing to see some new storylines shaping up. It wasn't the boring monologue filled show in either of the cases as there was always some action going on.
Neither was there an imbalance between the heels and faces to such an extent that it almost becomes too boring to watch. All in all, the verdict for both the shows was that of an improved product. But still, there was a difference between the two.
And the real difference was the quality, in some ways it was the supposed "B" show, SmackDown, which had a better showing as compared to Raw. Lets look at the reasons why that was actually the case.
#1 The women's segment was fresher
Yes agreed, the shouting got a bit too out of hand, and really shouldn't have happened, but you just have to admit that the audience really is behind Becky Lynch, and completely adore Asuka.
The segment could still have been better written as there were still some slight loopholes, but all in all, it was a great segment which kept the audience engaged.
What was even better was Sonia Deville giving impressions of maybe jumping into the singles division. You compare that to what happened on Raw where we had Natalya getting mauled for the umpteenth time by The Riott squad.
And inexplicably Ronda took Natalya's revenge not by fighting The Riott squad, but Nia Jax and Tamina.
The three top women at SmackDown just seemed to have a much better vibe about them, while the Nia vs Ronda feud hasn't really gained much in terms of momentum.