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8 questions from WWE Summerslam 2017 we most need answering

Daniel Crump
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Brock Lesnar and Braun Strowman at SummerSlam 2017
Brock Lesnar and Braun Strowman at SummerSlam 2017

Summerslam 2017 can be summed up as a fairly underwhelming night capped off by a tremendous main event that might have changed the face of the WWE forever.

Braun Strowman was easily the star of the night and fans will be keen to see where his rivalry with Brock Lesnar goes from here.

As for the rest of the action, it wasn't exactly a bad Summerslam show but there were still some very questionable booking decisions and points of concern for the WWE going forward.

Now that the dust has settled, here are eight questions from WWE Summerslam 2017 that most need answering:

#1 How much trouble is Smackdown Live in?

Losing the war.
Losing the war

In the period immediately following the WWE Draft in 2016, Smackdown Live! was arguably the more enjoyable show of the two. It has the advantage of being an hour shorter than RAW and fans were appreciating the opportunities given to stars that had long been left to drown in the mid-card.

Fast forward to August 2017, and RAW has clearly wrestled control back from its Tuesday night younger brother. It has the more engaging storylines, more compelling characters and much better booking. Summerslam 2017 really showed it too.

When you think about the comparisons we can draw from Summerslam, things actually start to look really worrying for the Blue Brand. The Universal Title match was light years ahead of the WWE Championship bout, and the same can pretty much be said of the women's division.

While the RAW tag-team title match saw the reunion of the Shield in a very solid match, the Smackdown tag-titles were relegated to the pre-show.

If you see Big Cass and Baron Corbin as being on a slight par with each other at the moment, it's safe to say the former had the better of the action last night, and now looks like a believable future champion while the latter might as well look for another job.

It's always possible for Daniel Bryan and Shane McMahon to turn things around, but Summerslam 2017 was definitely RAW's night.

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Daniel Crump
Life long WWE fan and recent convert to NJPW. I mainly write feature pieces, giving my opinions on WWE's past, present and future. Follow me on Twitter for more!
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