Every week here on Bleacher Report, I will take an in-depth look at SmackDown, recapping all of the action, offering analysis and grading the matches, segments and anything else that takes place on the show, as well as provide some predictions on the direction of storylines.
We are getting closer to Hell in a Cell, and WWE has only had a few weeks to build this pay-per-view. After some fans felt cheated by the results of recent PPVs it will be interesting to see if fans tune into HIAC.
This week's SmackDown featured some great action and plenty of storyline development. Two of the matches definitely stand out among the rest, but every match from the show had something positive to take away from it.
We got a rare SmackDown appearance from CM Punk, a possible babyface turn for Big E. Langston and a very entertaining main event. There isn't much more to ask for from an episode of SmackDown.
Let's get right into this week's show with the opening segment.