Smackdown Live: 3 things WWE could have done (but didn't)

  • This week's episode of Smackdown could have been a bit more interesting.
Gabby Duran
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Modified 05 Jun 2019, 10:29 IST

Elias with the 24/7 Championship
Elias with the 24/7 Championship

I can say with the utmost certainty that we just witnessed an episode of Smackdown Live. With Super ShowDown just a few days away, WWE did a few things here and there for the final build-up before they head to the Middle East. Whether or not they did enough is a different conversation entirely.

While there was a whole bunch of stuff that happened on Smackdown, there's also a whole bunch of stuff that didn't. Now bear in mind, we're not talking about things so obviously implausible (I can't believe Jon Moxley and CM Punk didn't invade Smackdown and then set a fan on fire while chanting "AEW"!), but things that absolutely could have happened. They just didn't, for whatever reason.

Here are a few interesting things that WWE could have done, but ultimately did not.

#3 Book a United States Championship match for Super ShowDown

Samoa Joe is United States Champion once again
Samoa Joe is United States Champion once again

Let's get a few obvious things out of the way first. Yes, the United States Championship is technically a Raw title. Yes, there's still time to cook up a graphic and tweet that Joe will defend his title against a returning Gangrel. This is ultimately not a super big issue (then again, nothing on this list really is).

Since the Wild Card Rule is now in effect, there's no reason Joe couldn't have appeared on Smackdown, or for a Raw Superstar to challenge Joe. Heck, even a Smackdown guy could say "Hey Joe, you're a big meanie. I'm taking your title." Even just showing a backstage promo or something where No Way Jose challenges Joe would have been cool.

Again, there's still time to fix this. It's easy, and shouldn't take more than 30 minutes. If Joe doesn't do anything at Super ShowDown, it would be a bit of a shame.

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Published 05 Jun 2019, 10:29 IST
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