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Best and worst of SmackDown Live: 21 November, 2017

Riju Dasgupta
Top 5 / Top 10
42.27K   //    22 Nov 2017, 10:02 IST

What were the ups and downs from this episode of SmackDown Live?
What were the ups and downs from this episode of the blue brand?

This was the fourth straight night of action from Houston Texas, after a power packed lineup of WWE events, consisting of NXT Takeover: WarGames, Survivor Series 2017, and RAW, leading into this very episode of SmackDown Live.

There was enough that happened across the two hours to warrant that this show does indeed get a thumbs up rating from us. However, like most things in life, this episode wasn't perfect.

We are here to list the best and worst from this episode of the blue brand. Let us know in the comments, what you feel about them.

Here is a rundown of what we liked and what we disliked from this week of SmackDown Live.

#1 Best: A running thread

The central storyline in the show was well sketched out
The central storyline in the show was well sketched out

At the top of the show, it seemed that Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens, the two men that betrayed SmackDown Live at Survivor Series would be fired by Shane McMahon. Daniel Bryan saved them, and booked them in a lumberjack match, in the main event of the evening.

What we liked is what happened in the aftermath of this booking. Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens approached superstars in the back, wanting to them them against Shane McMahon and brainwashing them into joining forces with the devious duo.

The two failed to recruit Bobby Roode and Baron Corbin to their cause, but when it came to Rusev and Aiden English, two men that had been overlooked for Survivor Series, they succeeded. Rusev and English played a big part in the main event match, showing their true colours.

This was a good bit of storytelling, and deft touches like these can really enhance the overall product.

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Riju Dasgupta
Riju Dasgupta is the bassist of heavy metal bands Albatross and Primitiv. He's also a former guest columnist for Rolling Stone India. His primary passion remains watching and reviewing the art of professional wrestling for Sportskeeda. In the world of heavy metal, he goes by the moniker- Dr. Hex.
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