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Best and worst of SmackDown Live: 26 December, 2017

Riju Dasgupta
FEATURED COLUMNIST
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46.66K   //    27 Dec 2017, 09:45 IST

As Owens and Zayn celebrate, we look back at SmackDown Live
As Owens and Zayn celebrate their big win, we look back at SmackDown Live

The Allstate Arena in Chicago saw an interesting episode of WWE SmackDown Live this week. It wasn't the best episode of the show we've seen, but it wasn't the worst episode. In fact, there were elements of best and worst, throughout the show.

It's time to recap the action that went down. Let us know in the comments below, whether you agree or disagree with our assessment. Your feedback is welcome, as always.

The big story last week was Dolph Ziggler relinquishing his United States Championship. Needless to say, that was the focal point of the entire two-hour long episode.

With that said, this is our analysis of SmackDown Live.


#1 Best: Rusev Day

Could Rusev Day become the new Yes movement?
Could Rusev Day become the new Yes movement?

As much as they tried, the 'Yep' movement never caught on. Neither did 'Ten', although once it seemed like it would be the next 'Yes' movement. Some believe that 'Johnny Wrestling' will be a chant to watch out for, once he makes it to the main roster someday. However, 'Rusev Day' has caught on.

And how! The Allstate Arena was on fire as they cheered for the day after Christmas (which is not Boxing Day). The 'Rusev Day' chants even surprised Daniel Bryan when he came out, judging by how loud they were.

As for Rusev and Aiden English, they have managed to reinvent themselves into a successful comedy duo, and although nobody saw it coming, their shtick is working. Kudos especially to English, who seemed lost and directionless after Simon Gotch left the company.

Also how cool did the double Accolade on Chad Gable and Xavier Woods look during the match, this week?!

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Riju Dasgupta
FEATURED COLUMNIST
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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