Smackdown Live! & 205 Live (11/21/17)

Will Corey Graves eat a Snickers bar live on the air?  Can Sami Zayn remember all the words to “My Heart Will Go On”?  Did Baron Corbin finally beat “Super Mario World”?  Does the Uso Penitentiary serve kielbasa?  None of these questions will be answered on tonight’s edition of “Smackdown Live!”

  • Woohoo, it’s Tuesday and SD is going to be on tonight!

    Here’s to hoping it’s better than Raw and feuds will be pushed forward!

  • MaydayItsMYRTLE

    I sincerely hope Breezango open a case about who exactly pied Kevin Owens. This question still bothers me.

    • I left you a response to what you wrote to my article, which I appreciate.

      • MaydayItsMYRTLE

        I also responded. Though it’s awaiting approval. I said one bad word. LOL! I think you’ll appreciate what I tacked on the end though.

        • Approved. I’m glad you are, and if you decide to try that article again, let me know. ME, no one else! lol

          • MaydayItsMYRTLE

            Will do! I actually have an idea for something different. It’s currently in the brainstorming phase, but if it comes to fruition, you’ll be the first person I contact.

          • Fantastic! I cannot wait to see it!

  • David Jr.

    Good Morning, afternoon or evening.

    I love Botch’s little write up before every one of these.

    • MaydayItsMYRTLE

      They’re golden.

    • He does a beautiful job with them.

  • S.A.M.

    hey gang!!!

    • MaydayItsMYRTLE

      SAM!!

  • MaydayItsMYRTLE

    Showtime!!

  • S.A.M.

    time for Smackdown!!!

  • S.A.M.

    KO sporting Raw red

    • MaydayItsMYRTLE

      As is Sami.

  • David Jr.

    While Raw won 4 and Smackdown won 3. If you look who won, Raw’s was way bigger.
    You have the 2 elimination matches, The World title match and the Shield’s match.
    Smackdown got the Secondary title match, Tag Team and Women’s match.

    • MaydayItsMYRTLE

      Even so, every match was booked pretty evenly.

  • MaydayItsMYRTLE

    Can we get a DB esque YEP! chant?

    • I just saw the alien puppets from Muppet Show/Sesame Street and their yeps. Thanks for the laugh.

      • MaydayItsMYRTLE

        I’ve had Mahna Mahna from The Muppet Show stuck in my head for years. It’s just resurfaced this week. I hate it. It’s all I’ve been singing.

        • I get it, I loath songs that get stuck for years.

      • David Jr.

        I love the Yip-yips but I grew up on Sesame Street.

        • As did I. Some of my favorite TV, until the past couple years when they changed the whole format. I’m old school Sesame Street.

          • MaydayItsMYRTLE

            Really early Seasme Street is creepy though. There’s some of it on Youtube. To me, it’s the stuff of nightmares.

          • I watched from early 70s. I’ll have to see what you mean. Will go hunting online.

          • David Jr.

            I like Sesame Street pre-Elmo.

          • That’s exactly what I mean.

          • David Jr.

            The first movie I ever saw in the movie theater was Sesame Street: Follow that Bird.

          • Wow!

  • David Jr.

    Kevin talking about Shane making excuses while Battery Man is in the ring.

  • MaydayItsMYRTLE

    This heel turn has really brought life into Sami Zayn’s career.

  • MaydayItsMYRTLE

    The dissention between DB and Shane is starting to show.

    • Which I like. Their love-fest has had me worried from word go. They have been fun, but a bit boring. This is adding a whole other dimension to SD, and I love it. That segment was so much fun to write about!

      • MaydayItsMYRTLE

        I want a good DB heel run. To see him somehow weasle his way into an iron clad contract and collide with Shane, that would be awesome.

        • Did you watch our Vid-Cast? I talked about exactly how I thought Bry could turn heel and make it work, even though he’s so over with the fans.

          • MaydayItsMYRTLE

            I did! I listened to it while driving, like a podcast. I enjoyed it thouroughly. I definitely know he could run heel, I just hope they do it in a way that makes sense. Fans are so in love with him. They WILL reject it if it’s done wrong.

          • Exactly why I gave a reason and an actual way to do it. Not the only way, but a way that I think would work.

            We came up with the ideas for the next cast, and are planning to doing podcasts too.

          • MaydayItsMYRTLE

            I’ll stay tuned. I’m enjoying everything WR is doing so far.

          • Thanks, that means a lot! Doing this from ground up hasn’t been easy, but I guess I learned a lot through the years leading up to it.

  • MaydayItsMYRTLE

    A Lumberjack Match made by Smackdown’s resident lumberjack!

  • MaydayItsMYRTLE

    Chad Gable just doesn’t have chemistry with Shelton Benjamin like he did with Jason Jordan. And poor Shelton, he would be much better off with a singles run. Why they split up American Alpha, I will never understand.

  • MaydayItsMYRTLE

    A receipt. I love that teminology.

  • S.A.M.

    didnt expect this. i expected it to be more Iconic

  • Asukalanchian

    More NXT women callups!!!

  • David Jr.

    Who is Sara Logan?

    • No bloody clue.

    • Asukalanchian

      Yeah I was like WHO?

    • S.A.M.

      i was like RUBY!! LIV!! and someone else…..

      • MaydayItsMYRTLE

        I feel like Liv needs a new gimmick. Essentially Carmella 2.0

        • S.A.M.

          gonna be interesting how they play that with both on the same show now

          • MaydayItsMYRTLE

            Unless they form them as a tag team, it will really bother me.

    • Asukalanchian

      Sarah Bridges (born September 9, 1993), better known as Crazy Mary Dobson, is an American professional wrestler currently signed to WWE, performing on their developmental territory NXT under the ring name Sarah Logan

      • Asukalanchian

        Was also in the Mae Young Classic and eliminated 1st round

      • MaydayItsMYRTLE

        I believe she’s worked a couple squash matches in NXT. Why they called her up, I have no idea. Unless they’re finally going to give the women their own show on the WWE Network. That’d be dope.

    • Dustyn

      She’s apparently known for “death/hardcore matches” on the indies. Debuted in 2011.

      • MaydayItsMYRTLE

        My least favorite type of matches.

  • MaydayItsMYRTLE

    NXT women are taking over the main roster!!!

  • LOVE Ruby!

    • MaydayItsMYRTLE

      One of my favorite in NXT.

    • Asukalanchian

      Would have been a great and I mean absolutely great Sister Abigail

      • Agreed. I’d hoped for that before they went the stupid route they went.

        • MaydayItsMYRTLE

          I refuse to acknowledge anything they’ve done with Wyatt recently. Talk about creative droping the ball. The Vince Kreative Machine just doesn’t know what it wants with him.

          • VKM is out of touch with the fans, and while he was a great actor during the AE, he didn’t like the storylines, and let the inmates run the place. VKM’s ego has grown since then, and he’s feeling hurt by Trip’s success with NXT, so he’s trying to keep control over Raw and SD. In the process he’s hurting almost all the superstars, most of the fans, and is loosing his tight hold on the industry as a whole as NJPW and ROH are stepping things up in a big way.

          • Asukalanchian

            Completely agree. Said this same stuff in another topic on the website. Vince is gonna be the downfall of WWE.

          • I actually took my comment from above to use in an article. I know I will have to get it off my chest in an article at some point soon, and that’s a solid bit to use in it.

          • MaydayItsMYRTLE

            I don’t believe it’s that simple. Without giving away too much, this a large part of what I’m currently working on. So say anymore would be SPOILERS.

          • Okay. I cannot wait to read it. You know I’m quite open to your work.

  • Asukalanchian

    I’m excited about these call-ups being factions.

    • MaydayItsMYRTLE

      I believe they’re connected somehow.

  • S.A.M.

    it is a mighty big coincidence that Triple H comes back and here comes these NXT call ups trying to take over

  • Dustyn

    Hopefully this “Bludgeon Brothers” goes somewhere good. I really like Harper, Rowan not as much, but this could be a good re-boot for the two. Always good to have more tag-teams.

    • MaydayItsMYRTLE

      I always say Harper is EXTREMELY underrated. So talented and charaismatic. WWE has dropped the ball with him. Rowan, I’m unsure how he still has a contract.

      • I adore both Harper and Rowan. Rowan looks like a lot of my Viking friends, and I’ve always rooted for him.

  • MaydayItsMYRTLE

    @KBunyon:disqus Didn’t you say this week would feel like an Post-Mania week? Whoever said it, they weren’t wrong. With these NXT call ups and the IC Title change last night, I’m thouroughly enjoying these two shows.

    • Yes, that was me. Just the way they built toward SvS, I had a gut feeling that we would get a post-WM feel. Bringing up all these hardcore young women, threatening firings, growing issues and feuds – It absolutely has that feel.

      • MaydayItsMYRTLE

        I like that. Survivor Series is about halfway to Mania. It would make sense if they treated it like a mini-mania and gave us some surprises mid-way through the year.

        • But this is normally a real lull for the WWE. Post-WM into summer is rough, but actually the fall is even worse. SvS is the only bright light this time of the year, but they did a great job of giving us so much going into SvS, so fingers crossed things get better.

          • MaydayItsMYRTLE

            Not to change the subject, is there a reason the WR Twitter isn’t live tweeting tonight? I’ve been keeping my eyes out to RT, but I haven’t seen a tweet.

  • David Jr.

    Raw has now 11 Women on their Rosters and Smackdown has 9 active (Nikki and Lana are on the Smackdown roster, but they aren’t active wrestlers. Nikki injured and Lana more of a manager). So my point with 20 women, and the Royal Rumble coming up how about a 15 women Royal Rumble this year.

    • S.A.M.

      sounds good to me

    • MaydayItsMYRTLE

      I’ve been calling for a Women’s Rumble for YEARS! The only complaint I would have, is that it would add more time to what would already be a lengthy PPV.

      • David Jr.

        Wow Big 4 PPVs are 4 hours now. 1 hour for 30 man rumble. 30 minutes for the Women Rumble. That leaves 2 1/2 half hours for a few title matches.

        • MaydayItsMYRTLE

          That’s minimal time for the Rumble. That only includes the time it takes to get all participants in the ring once the match starts. Even that doesn’t include the entrance of the two first participants. In my opinion, WWE needs to drop that time from 2 minutes to only 1.

          Regardless, you know WWE would still have their two tag titles, their two secondary, their two woment and their two main titles on the show. You’d have to snub somebody of a slot on the show to defend their championship, or you would have to make the show that much longer.

          • David Jr.

            With 9 Championships you’re going to have a title not being defended on the show anyway.

  • Asukalanchian

    Not bad… If they stay this way I could get behind them.

  • S.A.M.

    go away Jinder

    • Far, far away!

      • MaydayItsMYRTLE

        To BFE!

  • David Jr.

    The Beastmaster, I remember watching WCW Saturday Night and TBS loved to air that movie.

  • Asukalanchian

    You brought Vince’s moronic decisions to that belt Jinder

  • MaydayItsMYRTLE

    Did Jinder Mahal put roids in his nose?! It’s so big on that screen!

  • Asukalanchian

    Oh Rusev if they only had made you a face at one point you could have been something big.

    • MaydayItsMYRTLE

      I disagree. I believe he’s a great heel and they just don’t utilize him well.

      • Asukalanchian

        As a heel they would never do away with his Russian vs American thing As a face he could have found the American way and embraced it.

        • MaydayItsMYRTLE

          Ew! That doesn’t sound appealing at all. Like I said, horribly utilized. He can be the Bulgarian Brute and still be good. It worked for others. WWE just wants to rehash the same old stories.

    • And he has the personality to be a face. They really need to do that at some point and let him show just what he’s made of.

  • David Jr.

    Turn Daniel Bryan heel. Have him lead a stable of Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, Rusev & Aiden English. And call them the Beards. Ok the name needs some help.

  • S.A.M.

    i still say wwe missed such an opportunity and didnt have Elias and Aiden English interact in some way during SS

    • I actually just wrote something about that in the SD Royal Flush. lol Great minds think alike.

      • S.A.M.

        lol sweet. looking forward to that

  • MaydayItsMYRTLE

    Johnny Gargano Vs. Pete Dunne?! YES, PLEASE! I’m a huge Gargano fan having met him a couple times, and I’ve enjoyed everything Dunne’s done so far.

    • It’s been taped already, and while I don’t know what happened, and won’t be letting out any spoilers, I’ve heard the match is GREAT!

      • MaydayItsMYRTLE

        Not surprising in the least!

        • Me either. Just thought I’d mention it as it’s not a spoiler.

    • Asukalanchian

      They dropped the ball on Gargano. once the tagteam split happened. He’s got amazing talent.

      • MaydayItsMYRTLE

        Both him and Ciampa! Both amazing talents and truly sincere dudes! I’m super happy to see them in WWE and I wish WWE would do more with them down in NXT. Both are talented enough to hold the NXT Title.

        • David Jr.

          Isn’t Ciampa out with an injury?

          • MaydayItsMYRTLE

            The last I heard, he was going to be out until March 2018. Super depressing. I wanted that Gargano/Ciampa feud.

    • S.A.M.

      that is something that should have been on the Takeover main show

  • Asukalanchian

    Could we possibly see another NXT callup attacking during this match? Or possibly just the current 3 they showed?

    • MaydayItsMYRTLE

      It’ll definitely be the three we saw earlier. If they don’t do it, I’ll be disappointed.

      Side note: I find it strage that they chose Ruby Riot to lead the Liv and Sarah Logan. Liv has been in NXT a lot longer.

    • I’d love to see the three come out and cause a DQ. It’s one thing to have them backstage, another to have them screw up a Championship Match in the ring.

      • MaydayItsMYRTLE

        Or a MITB cash-in. 😉

        • Nattie did talk about Carmella in her backstage promo, so possibly – but after the three women destroy Charlotte and Nattie. Honestly, I’d hate to see Charlotte losing the strap so quickly, but she will have it back, and possibly (if she stays injury free) have more championship runs than her father.

          • MaydayItsMYRTLE

            There would be no better time to cash in than after the NXT women come down and destroy Charlotte and Nattie. Those three can always destroy Carmella afterwards too. Just booking wise, it makes sense to me.

          • Me too.

          • David Jr.

            She already has 6 and is 31.

  • Billie Kay sign in the front row.

    • Asukalanchian

      Yeah I was almost certain Kay and Royce were getting called up. But I guess they will be down in NXT a tiny bit longer

      • MaydayItsMYRTLE

        If WWE does ever greenlight a women’s show on the Network, I would love those two to be the focal point of a tag division.

    • MaydayItsMYRTLE

      How iconic.

  • Asukalanchian

    I kind of wish Raw did the mini picture while commercials would happen like it does for Smackdown… but not in big important matches

    • MaydayItsMYRTLE

      I said that too. Apparently it’s some deal WWE negotiated with USA when they brought Smackdown over. I’m hopefuly RAW gets it, because it’s pretty cool.

  • Asukalanchian

    Nice NXT female takeover

  • MaydayItsMYRTLE

    I will say, I do like the change this has taken for Liv Morgan. Maybe she can break out of the Carmella 2.0 gimmick with her call-up.

  • David Jr.

    Storyline speaking, why wouldn’t Carmella cash in now?

    • Asukalanchian

      Would you trust the NXTers around to not ruin that too? They don’t seem to care for any of the other females.

    • MaydayItsMYRTLE

      That’s what I’m saying! The only thing I can think of was those three are still out there and that’s putting herself in danger, but it just makes sense ot have the women leave, then cash in.

  • Question – Are they two small female factions, or one big one split between two brands?

    • MaydayItsMYRTLE

      That’s what I’m wondering. It seems lazy to not connect them. I have to wonder if it circles back around to your DB thing and if DB and Angle are working together to defy the McMahons. That may be a stretch, but I definitely think they’re connected in some way.

      • Thank you for helping me solidify that. It does seem lazy to not connect them.

        • MaydayItsMYRTLE

          I really enjoy that I’m not sure where this is going. Too often WWE makes it way too obvious what they’ll do next. I have no idea what to think of this right now. It’s a wait and see.

          • Exactly! That’s why I loved the build to SvS, because there were so many swerves, questions, and confusion. It was great, and what I fell in love with in wrestling in the first place! I never liked the cartoon WWF, though I did love some of the wrestlers. It was really Taker who dragged me in and held me tight.

          • MaydayItsMYRTLE

            I agree! That’s what I fell in love with too. Complex booking. Where there are so many elements, and so many way to twist and swerve people, that you just don’t know what they’ll do next. It really is some of the best booking WWE has done in awhile. Part of me wonders if Vince is starting to take in ideas and actually listen.

          • Hopefully, but doubt it.

          • MaydayItsMYRTLE

            It was interesting in the KO 365 to see KO ask about his match with Styles and how Vince handled it. Vince looked seriously upset. I had to wonder if any of that was scripted.

          • David Jr.

            Hey, I love 80s WWF.

          • It just didn’t hold my attention, personally. But that’s what is so great about wrestling, each person finds something they love.

          • MaydayItsMYRTLE

            I like matches from the 80’s. As a whole, I have to agree though. Just didn’t hold my attention.

          • David Jr.

            Well, Bobby Heenan is my favorite wrestling personality of all time. So of course the era he was on is going to be my favorite. Also, I was a child when it happened so I do look at it through Rose tinted glasses.

  • S.A.M.

    Ruby Riot feels like she would be fun to go to a punk concert with

    • Ruby looks like she’s be fun to hang out and drink coffee with!

  • S.A.M.

    look at that sly little smile DB gave when saying no comment

  • Asukalanchian

    This match should be really interesting. The ending has to have a huge twist to it.

    • David Jr.

      All the Bearded men are going to join Zayn and Owens and they will be lead by Daniel Bryan to feud with the Clean Shaven men and Shane McMahon.

    • MaydayItsMYRTLE

      Something involving Daniel Bryan. Maybe an Undisputed ERA call up to #ShockTheSystem?

      • I’m loving that new superstars are being called up, but they cannot go too far too fast, or you end up with things like Roode and Nakamura not getting the pushes they deserve.

        • MaydayItsMYRTLE

          True. We can put some of the oldies out to pasture though. Honestly, how much has Orton done lately? Put him on a Cena schedule.

  • S.A.M.

    The Colons are still on the roster???

    • Asukalanchian

      Didn’t you know they made millions from their time shares in beautiful Puerto Rico. They don’t need WWE>

  • David Jr.

    A Mike Kanellis sighting.

    • MaydayItsMYRTLE

      Ponder on this. How great would a Mike Kanellis, Tye Dillinger, Bobby Roode faction be!

      • It could help, but I still want to see Roode work with/against Trip. It’s too much of an obvious one for them to not do!

        • MaydayItsMYRTLE

          Trip can form his faction on NXT and Roode can form his on Smackdown. Have the two collide at the next Survivor Series.

      • David Jr.

        Since James Storm is gone from TNA/GFW/Impact whatever their name is now. I want to see Beer Money on Smackdown.

        • MaydayItsMYRTLE

          I hope he takes his physique seriously if he does come to WWE again. He’s really let himself go.

          • But is still exceptionally yummy!

  • Asukalanchian

    wooo new Fashion Files!!!!!!!!!

  • David Jr.

    A Fashion Files about Saw? In November, shouldn’t they done that last month?

  • Colon sighting!

    • MaydayItsMYRTLE

      I read that entirely wrong…

      • Yeah, after I hit the button I realized I should have added – Not my colon, because I’m missing 2/3 of it.

  • MaydayItsMYRTLE

    The main even with 15 minutes left. Interesting.

  • Asukalanchian

    I think it’s interesting they are wearing red.

    • S.A.M.

      foreshadowing

    • David Jr.

      Ascensions, Colons, Sin Cara, Nakamura and even Xavier Woods are wearing red.

  • MaydayItsMYRTLE

    Talk about dropping the ball, WWE should have debuted Mike Kanellis down in NXT. Also, this gimmick should have never been a thing.

  • S.A.M.

    i just love Mike Kanellis’ jacket

    • MaydayItsMYRTLE

      Isn’t Maria pregnant? Kind of ruins the gimmick that she’s not there.

      • S.A.M.

        yeah but hope it picks up when she is able to return. kinda felt like though they would have thrived in NXT first before coming to main

        • David Jr.

          Yeah, they put Shinsuke Nakamura, Bobby Roode and Samoa Joe in NXT first and all three of them were bigger names than Mike Kanellis.

  • Asukalanchian

    5mins left so something has to end soon

  • MaydayItsMYRTLE

    I love the lumberjack implosion so much!!

  • MaydayItsMYRTLE

    I am SO happy they gave Zayn the pin!

  • Asukalanchian

    I expected more from this end to the show. A bit disappointed with it

    • Join the club.

    • MaydayItsMYRTLE

      I actually thought it was appropriate. Slow burns. We as fans complained for so long that they did too much, too soon. Look at the build to Survivor Series. I have faith in this. It’s going somewhere.

      • I love the slow burn, but I need a reason to hang on, and I didn’t get much of a reason until KO leaving Sami and begging Bry.

        • Asukalanchian

          I feel like Bryan is challenging them to become better. Like what Shane did with AJ Styles.

        • MaydayItsMYRTLE

          I think if you look at the show in a bigger picture, you can see DB is setting something up. What that is, I don’t know. With the debut of the women on both shows and DB being very coy about what he’s up to, I’m excited for next week.

  • KO on his knee begging is great!

  • Asukalanchian

    So KO and Zayn gonna work their way to the top again.

  • S.A.M.

    this has been fun
    see y’all next week
    goodnight and have a great thanksgiving everybody!!!

    • You have a great week and great holiday as well. See you next week.

  • I want to mention that we’ve added ‘contact’ at the top of the page. We would love to hear your thoughts and feelings about WR so far, and what else you’d like to see here.

  • MaydayItsMYRTLE

    Good night Wrestle Royalty family! It’s been fun. I hope you all have a good turkey day and I look forward to seeing everyone next week!