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WWE SmackDown: 4 things WWE got just right on this week’s episode (August 20, 2019)

Ali Akber
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Kofi Kingston has proven to be relentless in recent weeks
Kofi Kingston has proven to be relentless in recent weeks

SmackDown Live is on par with Raw at the moment and has managed to deliver some great matches over the past week.

This week was no different, as we got to witness some of the best matches this month on the blue brand. Andrade gave a great performance against the rising star Apollo Crews, while Buddy Murphy showed why he's SmackDown's 'best-kept secret'.

SmackDown once again handed us the number one contender for the SmackDown Women's Championship without any real backstory or in-ring action. On the other hand, WWE continued to develop the story of Roman Reigns' attacker, and took it to a weird part by the end of the show. 

In this article, we will look at the 4 things WWE managed to get absolutely right on this week's episode of SmackDown Live.


#4 Gave Shinsuke Nakamura the only thing he’d been missing


From being a Royal Rumble winner to completely disappearing off television with a mid-card title in hand, Shinsuke Nakamura has seen many ups and downs during his WWE career.

After being exported from NXT to the main roster, fans were certain that Nakamura would enjoy much more success than he has gotten till now, and there were many question marks raised over his booking.

While Nakamura always was the best wrestler in the ring, the only thing missing from the package was mic skills. Enter Sami Zayn, who has now been paired with the Japanese superstar as his mouthpiece.

Sami is incredible on the mic, so much so that when he was with Kevin Owens he got to do most of the talking even though Owens is out of this world himself.

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WWE seems to have finally figured out the only weak point of Nakamura, and has hit the nail right on the head!

See WWE Smackdown Results, Highlights of event, & more on WWE Smackdown Results page
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