Every week on Bleacher Report, I take an in-depth look at WWE SmackDown to recap the action, offer analysis and grade the matches, segments and anything else that takes place on the show. I also provide some predictions on the direction of storylines.
Having an episode of SmackDown air on Independence Day means two things: lots of patriotic videos and a feud between an American and a foreign Superstar.
This week featured the return of Chris Jericho to the blue brand, a U.S. title match featuring nobody from the United States and more of The Authority flexing their muscles.
This was by no means a great show, but two good matches helped make it watchable. Let's take a look at everything that went down on SmackDown this week.