Who looked good on last night's SmackDown? (January 2, 2018)
And who lost momentum as the Royal Rumble looms closer?
The first showing of 2018 from the blue brand, saw more Royal Rumble entries and the slow advancement of its dominant story. There was also a surprise celebrity guest in Karl Malone that hearkened back to the glory days of the Monday Night Wars.
Still, much of the show felt like wheel spinning. WWE still hasn't emerged from its traditional December slumber, it seems. Perhaps it won't until the Royal Rumble itself.
Looked good: Shelton Benjamin and Chad Gable
The team of Shelton Benjamin and Chad Gable looked good last night. So good, in fact, that it seemed that they won the tag team titles.
But it was not to be because the pin that was counted didn't involve the legal men, and so the match restarted.
It was there that the champs battled back and took the win. No momentum was lost for the challengers though. A decisive match at the Royal Rumble seems imminent.