Smackdown Live! (12/26/17)

Does Kevin Owens use Ban Roll-on or Speed Stick?

Does Baron Corbin prefer fried or baked chicken?

Will Becky Lynch ever recover from the “Great Yam Disaster” of 2014?

Is Ruby Riott into the Jordache look?

None of these questions will be answered on tonight’s edition of “Smackdown Live!”

  • Jordache look? You’re showing your age there Botch!

    • LDB-The Good Doctor

      Does that mean my la gear shoes are old

  • CJ Blaze

    AJ Styles vs. Kevin Owens confirmed for tonight. I would be more excited if we hadn’t just moved on from their summer-long feud.

  • Gator

    i dont know why im here. but i am.

  • S.A.M. Action Army

    hey hey

    • Gator

      hey,

  • Hey guys, let’s hope it’s a great night of wrestling, I.E. no Jinder

    • Gator

      hi there.

      • LDB-The Good Doctor

        Hey Gator have good Christmas

        • Gator

          it was ok. hbu ?

          • LDB-The Good Doctor

            Good cold and snow flurries ill take.it

          • Gator

            boo. lol.

    • LDB-The Good Doctor

      No jinder ever

  • LDB-The Good Doctor

    Hope is week is fun last smackdown was a blast.

    • Gator

      hi.

  • LDB-The Good Doctor

    Any one watched braun the killer elf

    • Gator

      yessssssss.

  • CJ Blaze

    WWE has confirmed Brian Kendrick suffered a broken nose and broken orbital bone.

    • Gator

      oh no.

    • LDB-The Good Doctor

      Damn it he got aksanaed

  • LDB-The Good Doctor

    What day is today?

    • LDB-The Good Doctor

      Its Rusev Day

  • Sir Mitch

    Showtime

  • Gator

    YES YES YES

  • LDB-The Good Doctor

    YEP YEP YEP

  • Gator

    the goat.

    • LDB-The Good Doctor

      Most over man in wwe dont have to do anything but walk down the ramp

  • Gator

    the most over guy on the roster. easily.

  • Welcome to Rusev Day #359 of 2017.

  • LDB-The Good Doctor

    Most intriguing thing done with dolph in a long time

  • Gator

    i like this.

  • LDB-The Good Doctor

    Rusev chant

  • Gator

    RUSEV CHANT!

  • David “Top 10” Jr.

    Touranments rule!

  • Gator

    wwe better take adavantage of rusevs popluarity.

  • Sir Mitch

    Rusev is over like rover!

    • BlazeKing

      The ONLY person I want to take the belt off AJ is Rusev!

      • Sir Mitch

        What about Shinske?

        • David “Top 10” Jr.

          Who’s Shinske?

          • Sir Mitch

            Shinsuke…Bloody Spell check!

  • LDB-The Good Doctor

    Ready willing and gable

  • That Rusev Day chant is loud.

  • Gator

    damn rusev

  • Gator

    Rusev!

  • LDB-The Good Doctor

    This amazing

  • Gator

    they gotta make him face now. them excuse me.

  • Sir Mitch

    Rusev needs to lose English!

    • No he doesn’t. English is why this is working.

      • CJ Blaze

        Agreed. I wasn’t that interested in either until they teamed up.

      • Gator

        they should stay together.

  • Both of these guys are loving this reactions.

  • S.A.M. Action Army

    the Rusev Day chants are deafening

  • Sir Mitch

    I thought America didn’t do Boxing day?

    • CJ Blaze

      We don’t. #heel

  • BlazeKing

    Aiden lost his s*** when Gable said Boxing Day hahaha

  • LDB-The Good Doctor

    Somebody call the fda on new day

  • S.A.M. Action Army

    Kofi Kingston aka Mr. 24/7 aka the new Madden Champ

    • David “Top 10” Jr.

      He was in the lab. all day.

  • Gator

    oh my gosh, lol

  • LDB-The Good Doctor

    Momma shane

  • BlazeKing

    How can a man be so dammn unintentionally funny?

    • LDB-The Good Doctor

      I dont know but its great

    • Sir Mitch

      I don’t think its entirely unintentional!

  • Gator

    #RusevDay

  • Gator

    look at big e lmao.

  • Sir Mitch

    This triple threat tag should be very good…if they are given enough TV time!

    • Well they don’t have the constraints of Commercials so that’s a positive.

      • Sir Mitch

        I’m still getting commercials sadly!

        • BlazeKing

          For real? Damn.

          • Sir Mitch

            International fans like me are used to getting screwed!

  • Gator

    wait did rusev throw his shirt to the crowd?

  • LDB-The Good Doctor

    This is already more fun than one hour of most raws

  • Big E Donated Shelton Benjamin’s head to charity with that Lariat

  • LDB-The Good Doctor

    Gable is a certified FREAK

  • Rusev Day

    this is already fun.

  • further proof of how strong Chad Gable is. He might have replaced Cesaro as the strongest guy in WWE that doesn’t look that strong.

    • BlazeKing

      He’s Undercover Kurt lol

  • LDB-The Good Doctor

    Aiden is so white my tv is blurring

  • I just threw an empty water bottle at me TV over that Voldemort chant.

  • Sir Mitch

    Woods is really good in the ring.
    Wish he worked matches more often!

  • David “Top 10” Jr.

    Shelton Benjamin was released in April 2010.
    The Usos made their debut in May 2010.
    Why do they keep saying Benjamin was mentor to them?

    • Sir Mitch

      Probably played mentor to them when the Usos were in developmental!

    • BlazeKing

      FCW

  • Rusev Day

    #CMPUNK lmao

  • Sir Mitch

    Strange that fans didn’t chant for Punk during Itami’s match on Raw.
    They hardly reacted when he hit GTS!

    • LDB-The Good Doctor

      He got nothing out that crowd

    • BlazeKing

      That GTS in Chicago was equivalent of a person punching you in the face and then saying “What Now?!”

  • Come on Rusev Day!

  • LDB-The Good Doctor

    Kick out kid baybee

  • Rusev Day

    lets goo rusev!

  • That had to hurt Woods.

  • Sir Mitch

    I feel like I’m missing a ton since I still have to put up with commercials!

  • CJ Blaze

    I’m enjoying this more than the Clash of Champions 4 way.

  • LDB-The Good Doctor

    Come on

  • S.A.M. Action Army

    this is so good

  • Rusev Day

    amazing. come on rusev day!

  • I love that Rusev’s gear says Rusev Day on it.

  • Sir Mitch

    While Smackdown feels like it was demoted big time in 2017…at least they still have the best Tag Division among WWE Brands!

  • Rusev Day

    damn it!

  • LDB-The Good Doctor

    Deathspear

  • S.A.M. Action Army

    i will forever hate that move by Big E

  • I swear one of these day’s Big E is going to to seriously hurt himself with that Dive through the ropes.

  • CJ Blaze

    Yeah boiiii

  • Rusev Day

    what the crap.

  • LDB-The Good Doctor

    Damn next time rusev day next time. Great match

  • S.A.M. Action Army

    Benjables with the win. great match

  • David “Top 10” Jr.

    Maybe Jason Jordan and Chad Gable can hold tag team gold at the same time again.

    On different shows.

  • Argh!

  • Rusev Day

    rusev is the next sandow isnt he?

    • Sir Mitch

      Please don’t say that!

      • Rusev Day

        i dont want to say it.

    • LDB-The Good Doctor

      I hope not i mean he more over by a mile

      • Rusev Day

        i like sandow but i agree.

  • Rusev Day

    poor rusev,

  • Rusev Day

    shanes being heelish

    • Sir Mitch

      Yes…yes he is!

  • S.A.M. Action Army

    shane is heeling it up

  • Rusev Day

    wowser!

  • CJ Blaze

    “Just one… more… match.” (2011)

    • LDB-The Good Doctor

      Concussion i mean Christian

      • CJ Blaze

        🙁

        • LDB-The Good Doctor

          Yeah i loved him i was peep very sad he had to fade away

      • Rusev Day

        christian is underated.

        • LDB-The Good Doctor

          Allday

  • David “Top 10” Jr.

    In my opinion:
    Best Feud for Raw 2017: Braun vs. Roman
    Best Feud for Smackdown 2017: New Day vs. Usos.

    What’s everybody else’s opinion?

    • S.A.M. Action Army

      i second this

    • like there is even competition for that.

    • CJ Blaze

      Agreed.

    • Rusev Day

      Case Closed.

    • LDB-The Good Doctor

      Raw braun vs big show.
      Smackdown def usos vs new day

      • Rusev Day

        please rewatch roman and braun. fun stuff.

        • LDB-The Good Doctor

          Anyone but roman for me

    • Asukalanchian

      It doesn’t matter NXT PPVs stole the show majority of it. There are countless NXT PPV matches with such a hard choice for best feud/matches

  • Bludgeon Brothers have a really good entrance.

  • Sir Mitch

    I’m becoming a big fan of Harper and Rowen!

  • I will say it again. Tyler Breeze is going to wake up as Mike Dalton after this.

  • LDB-The Good Doctor

    Ascension see what they coulda been

  • CJ Blaze

    Every SD tag team is getting an opportunity except The Colon’s. Can’t say I’m complaining though.

    • Asukalanchian

      They don’t need the WWE anyways. They sold enough timeshares in beautiful Puerto Rico

      • LDB-The Good Doctor

        Man poor puerto rico… man.

  • Rusev Day

    love me some harper. especially after the madden tournament on up up down down.

  • Rusev Day

    hahahah.

  • Ascension wants Breezango to die.

  • David “Top 10” Jr.

    When NXT, would Harper & Rowan vs. Ascension been a dream match? I didn’t watch NXT when Harper & Rowan were there.

    • Sir Mitch

      No

    • S.A.M. Action Army

      on main no but maybe in NXT it would have been.

      • David “Top 10” Jr.

        Well, I know it’s not dream match now. Ascension have not been a threat since debuting on the main roster.

    • CJ Blaze

      Had Harper & Rowan stuck around when Ascension were NXT Tag Champs, maybe. I was never a fan of The Ascension though because all they did was squash jobbers for a couple years.

  • A lot of people had problems with the ladies stopping and getting along during that announcement but I didn’t. People always act on their best behavior whenever the boss is around.

    • Asukalanchian

      I think it would have been even better if none of them truly knew and Steph came out.

      • David “Top 10” Jr.

        I heard that they didn’t know. That when Stephanie said it, It was the first time they heard about it.

        • Asukalanchian

          Guess we just get spoiled by the internet too much and they are deer in headlights

  • CJ Blaze

    Well that was a tad too quick.

  • Sir Mitch

    Not liking quick Women’s matches.

    These girls deserve as much TV time as they can be given!

  • David “Top 10” Jr.

    Smackdown Women faces right now: Charlotte and Naomi, that’s it.

  • Rusev Day

    that was predictable

  • Carmella!

  • CJ Blaze

    Time for Becky to return soon.

    • Rusev Day

      next week.

    • Sir Mitch

      I’m hearing New Year!
      Her vs Riott would be a good match.

  • another missed opportunity for Carmella to cash in.

    • David “Top 10” Jr.

      They should have her cash it in, soon. Charlotte should be in the Royal Rumble.

      • Yes. Staredown moment between her and Asuka must happen.

        • Rusev Day

          that should happen at next wrestlemania.

        • David “Top 10” Jr.

          Yes, It would be like Warrior and Hogan from 1990 Royal Rumble.

  • Asukalanchian

    I miss the days when the briefcase was teased and instead it’s like it doesn’t exist anymore.

  • Rusev Day

    aj is the BEST IN THE WORLD.

    • Sir Mitch

      Kazchuka Okada holds that distinction sir.
      But AJ is a VERY close second in my book!

      • Rusev Day

        nah. aj is the total package.

  • LDB-The Good Doctor

    Anybody know how many subscribers the bellas have

    • Sir Mitch

      A million sadly!

      • LDB-The Good Doctor

        They should advertise that

        • Sir Mitch

          They have!

      • David “Top 10” Jr.

        But that’s impossible, nobody likes the Bella Twins.

        • Sir Mitch

          Never said no one liked them.
          They just appeal more to the reality show audience instead of the pro wrestling fans.
          The majority of TD and TB viewers aren’t Pro Wrestling fans!

          • David “Top 10” Jr.

            WWE doesn’t just have Pro Wrestling Fans, though, They also have the Sports Entertainment fans, The people that couldn’t care less if the 2 men or women in the ring can have 4 star match or a 1 star match.

          • Sir Mitch

            True, but I don’t think many Sports Entertainment fans watch TD or TB either!

  • I’m still salty that neither guy in this match is the reigning US Champion.

    • LDB-The Good Doctor

      Yeah and i bet corbin wins again

  • Rusev Day

    baron corbin. perfect heel.

    • S.A.M. Action Army

      i would say The Miz is the perfect heel

      • Rusev Day

        also true.

  • in the old days Corbin as a heel would have torn up that Boring Corbin Sign.

  • LDB-The Good Doctor

    All the great tagteams make me miss bad influence the legion of BOOM

  • Rusev Day

    baron corbin is the new edge.

    • LDB-The Good Doctor

      Cass is literaly edge he stole his face

      • Rusev Day

        lol not face wise. character wise.

        • Sir Mitch

          Nah, I don’t see it!

          • Rusev Day

            i do. he has that sneaky opportunistic vibe to him

          • Sir Mitch

            Disagree!

          • David “Top 10” Jr.

            But Edge would have never failed at a MITB cash-in.

          • Rusev Day

            fair.

  • Sir Mitch

    Bobby Roode for next US Champ please!

  • I think Roode wins here. it adds fuel to Baron Corbin’s Heel Character because he would have Legit gripe about not getting his rightful championship rematch thanks to Ziggler vacating the title and Bryan creating this tournament.

    • CJ Blaze

      Plus, Corbin always needs something to complain about. Poor guy has been rewarded and then screwed over a handful of times in 2017.

  • David “Top 10” Jr.

    I like Tournaments, but I want to see Brackets.

  • Noemy Galvez

    After this Roode/Corbin program, who do you guys WANT TO see go after the US title?

    • David “Top 10” Jr.

      Mojo Rawley

      • Noemy Galvez

        I can see this too!

    • CJ Blaze

      Chad Gable or Zack Ryder.

      • Go sit in the corner for suggesting Ryder.

        • CJ Blaze

          I knew that was coming ;P

        • Noemy Galvez

          #RyderForUSchamp

      • David “Top 10” Jr.

        Zack Ryder needs to go to Raw and change his name back to Brett Major and have Curt Hawkins change his name back to Brian Major and reform the Major Brothers.

        • Noemy Galvez

          NXT? I’m not as knowledgeable about NXT as I’d like to be

          • No. when Hawkins and Ryder intitally debuted in WWE they debuted as the Major Brothers before becoming the Edgeheads and working with Edge.

          • Noemy Galvez

            That must be when I stopped watching for some time. Were they good?

          • They were on smackdown so I didn’t watch either as I didn’t have UPN.

          • Noemy Galvez

            Ah, ok. Now I’m curious…

          • David “Top 10” Jr.

            I saw them first on WWE ECW.

    • Rusev Day

      randy orton.

      • Noemy Galvez

        I can see that

    • Sir Mitch

      An NXT call up!

      • David “Top 10” Jr.

        Lars Sullivan

        • Sir Mitch

          More like Roderick Strong or Velveteen Dream!

          • David “Top 10” Jr.

            Velveteen Dream is fine with me. But Roderick Strong, no thanks, his character is so boring, I’d rather watch paint dry.

          • Sir Mitch

            Not a dig, honest question!
            Are you only interested in character work?

          • David “Top 10” Jr.

            No but I prefer character over in ring work.

          • Sir Mitch

            Fair enough.
            I’m honestly the opposite, but fandom comes in all forms!

          • David “Top 10” Jr.

            My favorite character in WWE history is Bobby Heenan. The first article, I wrote for Kendra, when she had the sister site to that other place, was about Heenan.

          • Sir Mitch

            I wouldn’t mind reading that if you still have a draft?

          • David “Top 10” Jr.

            Sorry, I don’t.

          • Sir Mitch

            Never mind.
            Do you have FB?
            I want to discuss something with you via DM.

          • David “Top 10” Jr.

            No, I don’t. I don’t have any Social Media accounts.

          • Sir Mitch

            Ok, when you have time shoot me an Email.
            Bigmadams@gmail.com

          • David “Top 10” Jr.

            ok

          • Noemy Galvez

            Is Dream back?

          • Sir Mitch

            Not yet!

          • Noemy Galvez

            Was he legit injured or just story?

          • Sir Mitch

            Story

          • Noemy Galvez

            Maybe this is how he gets called up? I think he’s ready

          • I would like that but if he goes to Smackdown we can’t get him working with Goldust.

          • Sir Mitch

            I’d wait a little longer personally, but yes that is possible.

    • LDB-The Good Doctor

      Rusev

      • Noemy Galvez

        What to do with Aiden then?

        • LDB-The Good Doctor

          Tag titles too.

          • Noemy Galvez

            Meh, I’d rather her stick with Aiden and go after the tag titles. He’s really found his groove there

  • CJ Blaze

    That was a surprisingly real good match.

  • Sir Mitch

    That has to be the hundredth TV match Corbin has lost via roll up pin!

  • S.A.M. Action Army

    GLORIOUS!!

  • Noemy Galvez

    Yes!!

  • S.A.M. Action Army

    YAY TYE!! booo that he is probably losing to jinder….

    • LDB-The Good Doctor

      Is losing sadly… would be nice to see the singh bros cost him and turn on him here

      • Noemy Galvez

        I just want the Singh burgers to turn on Jinder and challenge for the tag titles. At any time. Anywhere. Just please.

    • Noemy Galvez

      Maybe not? Remember WWE has pleasantly surprised us before…

  • CJ Blaze

    Ugh not Jinder.

  • Asukalanchian

    My guess is Corbin interferes in the main event now

  • LDB-The Good Doctor

    This been another fun smackdown.

  • Sir Mitch

    I have a question for you guys.
    If we did a NJPW WrestleKingdom open thread, would you wake up early to join in?

      • Sir Mitch

        I already knew what your answer would be LOL!

    • S.A.M. Action Army

      i would join so long as i remember it. i always forget the start time so i tend to miss the beginning of the njpw cards

      • Sir Mitch

        I’d honestly have to look up U.S. Start times.
        It airs in the afternoon here in OZ!

        • S.A.M. Action Army

          ive seen on reddit the possible start time for the east coast of US so i have a general idea for pacific time of when it would start.

          • Sir Mitch

            I’ll look into it and ask again next week on Raw’s discussion!

          • According to Timezone Converter 5 PM Japan time is 3 AM US eastern time. which means Pacific time would be 12 am.

          • S.A.M. Action Army

            thats what i saw on reddit

    • Rusev Day

      no thanks lol

  • LDB-The Good Doctor

    I love tye theme its …perfect

    • Noemy Galvez

      It’s a 10

  • Sir Mitch

    This is the first time Tye has been on TV in months!

    • LDB-The Good Doctor

      #itsTYEme

  • Rusev Day

    welp dillenger about to lose again as usual. sigh

  • Noemy Galvez

    Boo…

  • Rusev Day

    welp. idc what anyone says. dillenger is completely ruined now. hes done.

  • Sir Mitch

    Have an awful feeling that Mahal will become U.S. Champion because Vince and co aren’t ready to call the Jinder experiment a failure!

    • Noemy Galvez

      Don’t jinx us!!!

    • LDB-The Good Doctor

      Any country wwe aint in with someone good to push ? HUNGARY, kazecistan, finland anywhere?

  • LDB-The Good Doctor

    Hope hideo dont break jack too

  • Will Gallagher go to the hospital to join Brian Kendrick?

    • LDB-The Good Doctor

      Hope not

    • Sir Mitch

      Should be ok.
      Should be a good match too!

      • Thought the same thing about Kendrick vs Itami and that turned out poorly and Kendrick is hurt.

        • Sir Mitch

          I wasn’t expecting much from that match personally…but fair point!

  • Rusev Day

    no orton or naka eh?

  • Rusev Day

    nvm lol

  • Rusev Day

    i spoke too soon.

  • LDB-The Good Doctor

    Now its phenomenal

  • Sir Mitch

    Favorites to win Mens Rumble match:
    Raw- Roman Reigns
    SD- Nakamura

    Who are your picks?

  • Sir Mitch

    Am I the only one looking forward to this match?

    • Rusev Day

      no.

  • Rusev Day

    aj vs sami at rumble. pleaseeeee.

  • Most Beneficial from a Turn in 2017 Award goes to Sami Zyan.

    • Sir Mitch

      Absolutely!

    • Rusev Day

      neville too.

      • David “Top 10” Jr.

        Enzo Amore

      • Neville turned at the end of 2016.

        • Rusev Day

          most of his heel work was in 2017. thats why i said that.

          • True but the award was for a turn in 2017.

          • Rusev Day

            fair enough.

          • David “Top 10” Jr.

            Turned Heel in 2016 and did their best Heel Work in 2017. That could be Neville, but it could also be the Usos.

  • Sir Mitch

    Here’s one for you…what categories would you guys like to see for a possible Wrestle Royalty end of year awards?

    • David “Top 10” Jr.

      Most nonsensical thing Booker T said award

      • Sir Mitch

        LOL…Added!

    • S.A.M. Action Army

      worst match of the year, wrestler who had the worst year.

      • Rusev Day

        tye dillenger.

      • Sir Mitch

        Already getting a best and worst matches list written up!

        • S.A.M. Action Army

          nice. also best ppv and worst ppv

      • Rusev Day

        curt hawkins lol

      • David “Top 10” Jr.

        Did you see the list of the top 25 matches for our profile pics?

    • Moment of the Year.
      WWE Wrestler of the Year.
      Non-WWE Wrestler of the Year.
      WWE Match of the Year.
      Non WWE match of the Year.
      Tag Team of the Year
      Promo of the Year
      Botch Nickname of the Year. 😀
      Breakout Star of the Year.
      NXT Wrestler to watch in 2018 award.

      • Sir Mitch

        Read my mind splitting up best matches to WWE and non-WWE categories.
        If we did a single catagory and a non WWE match won all hell would break lose and vice versa “sigh”

        • I did that intentionally to prevent bias.

          • Sir Mitch

            I’ll use all of these and a few more!
            Stay tuned for the article come New Years.

          • I also Propose seperating NXT/MYC/UK from The Main Roster for the Match of the year in WWE and give them their own Match of the Year award.

      • LDB-The Good Doctor

        Most wasted wrestler

  • Rusev Day

    man put sami in the us title tournament. have him win. he earned it.

    • David “Top 10” Jr.

      What about Rusev?

      • Rusev Day

        well i think he and english will win tag titles eventually. i agree other wise.

  • Is Smackdown about to run over time?

  • Thanks to Shane, KO just pinned the WWE Champion.

  • CJ Blaze

    AJ and Shane have had quite the history this year.

  • Rusev Day

    oooooo.

  • Sir Mitch

    Good end for SD in 2017.
    See you guys for New Years Raw!

  • S.A.M. Action Army

    this was fun
    see y’all next time for Raw in 2018
    goodnight and have a great rest of 2017 everybody!!!
    looking forward to where this place can go in 2018 and beyond!!!

  • David “Top 10” Jr.

    Botch needs to title the next 205 Live – The Pickup:
    Why would I be waiting for a call from Sasha Banks?