In my opinion, SmackDown was pretty darn great this week.
It was the first time in a long while that I found myself feeling decidedly satisfied with the show, and it was much of an improvement on recent episodes.
There were a number of entertaining matches, as we were treated to seeing the WWE Champion, the World Heavyweight Champion and the Tag Team Champions in action as well as a whole host of the company’s best workers.
The star power on the show was perhaps greater than usual for the Blue Brand, and I must admit I think the standard of the show was easily on par with that of Raw, which is unfortunately something of a rarity these days.
But it wasn’t just one-off contests that highlighted the show; there were a number of other significant events with long-term repercussions to come from this week’s SmackDown.
This article identifies and discusses these talking points and what they mean for the WWE.