WWE Smackdown Live: 5 takeaways from this week's episode
WWE delivered a solid PPV with Hell in a Cell last Sunday and followed it up with a brilliant RAW and SmackDown Live. SmackDown has been going through a rough patch in recent times, with Jinder Mahal as the champion not doing any favors, for the brand.
SmackDown freshened up its storylines by making a few surprising but decent booking decisions at HIAC. Sami Zayn turning heel was one of the most talked about segments from HIAC and WWE followed it up with a brilliant explanation this week.
We look at the five biggest takeaways from the fallout episode of Smackdown Live and what implications they hold for the future of Smackdown Live.
# 5 : Tag Team Division is firing once again.
Ever since the arrival of New Day back in May, the tag team division of SDL was primarily focused on the Usos vs. New Day feud. Their rivalry produced high-quality matches and some of the best segments from SDL, but the constant change of titles between these two teams got the fans frustrated. Smackdown's tag team division focused solely on these two teams, while RAW was utilizing all the teams on the roster. Teams like Breezango, Ascension and Hype Bros were relegated to minor backstage segments. This week's episode featured a beautiful ending to the Usos-New Day feud and also brought in Gable-Benjamin as the new challengers.
Luke Harper and Eric Rowan are also returning with a brand new gimmick, and are most likely going to be revealed as the attackers of Breezango. Two fresh rivalries in the tag team division means entertainment for the fans and the WWE Universe should be pumped up for the coming weeks.