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.
This week's show featured the return of John Cena to SmackDown as World Heavyweight champion. He seemed to be showing signs of his more thuggish character from earlier in his career, and it could indicate a character change for the leader of the Cenation.
The card was thin at just four matches, but WWE managed to feature over 20 Superstars and Divas in wrestling and non-wrestling roles.
There wasn't a singles match all night. Every bout featured tag team or six-man tag team action. WWE also relied heavily on video packages this week, which should come as no surprise when you look at the number of different storylines going on at the same time.
Normally I would lambaste a two-hour show with only four matches, but WWE had a lot of ground to cover with closing out old feuds, starting up new feuds and paying attention to the feuds that will continue through Survivor Series.
Let's get right into this week's show with the opening segment featuring John Cena's triumphant return to SmackDown.