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WWE SmackDown: 5 biggest mistakes WWE made on the episode after Extreme Rules (July 16, 2019)

Ali Akber
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Published 17 Jul 2019, 13:05 IST
17 Jul 2019, 13:05 IST

Kevin Owens stunned Shane once again
Kevin Owens stunned Shane once again

Extreme Rules was followed by a mixed episode of Raw which immediately gave us the challengers for the brand’s top two championships.

Unlike the hurriedness Raw displayed, SmackDown was a bit calmer as only the SmackDown Women’s Championship challenger was revealed at the event while a feud was teased for the WWE Championship.

The mid-card championship did not show up at the event, while the Women’s Tag Team Championships were finally defended on the show.

Even though SmackDown tried to put on a better show than Raw did, they failed to do so in a few departments.

In this article, we will look at the 5 biggest mistakes the creatives committed on this episode of SmackDown, and what they could mean going forward.

#5 Cesaro’s loss

Black made it 2-0 on SmackDown
Black made it 2-0 on SmackDown

During the opening segment of the blue brand, Cesaro made his way out to demand a rematch against Aleister Black. Black had beaten Cesaro convincingly at Extreme Rules this past Sunday in one of the best matches of the night.

On Monday Night, Cesaro got a chance to become the number one contender for the Universal Championship on Raw, but could not win the Battle Royal during the show.

While The Swiss Superman tried to take out Black in his second shot, The Dutch Destroyer once again managed to land the Black Mass for a clean victory.


The match was once again very good even though it was much shorter, but it did not make sense to hand Cesaro another victory to the newcomer so soon.

Cesaro himself has returned to singles competition after a long time and deserves to have a story of his own where he can take out mid-card faces to reach to the top where he could meet Black as his final obstacle before aiming for the WWE Championship.

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