Best and worst of SmackDown Live- Kevin Owens snaps, Champion booked poorly
#1 Worst: Balor takes a pin
I am glad that Shinsuke Nakamura got a chance to remind us of just how good he is when the bell rings. However, I did have a problem with him pinning Finn Balor, a Champion who has had no momentum at all since he won the title, and who didn't show up on TV for weeks.
There are many other ways to book a feud than to have the Champion get pinned by the challenger. In my opinion, this kills the mystique of the pay-per-view match, seeing the Champion on the mat, eating a pin.
I would personally not have had the two men come to blows until they reached Extreme Rules, because the pull of this exciting clash would have brought many viewers to the dance. Unfortunately, now the drama is all gone, and Balor doesn't seem nearly as strong.
The match, in itself, was fine.