The July 23, 2021 edition of Friday Night SmackDown made history by being the first to emanate from two different locations, but was the experiment a success? Graham "GSM" Matthews gives his complete review of the show with thoughts on John Cena addressing out Reigns and Paul Heyman interrupting him, Finn Balor beating Sami Zayn, Big E not getting a chance to discuss being Mr. Money in the Bank, the Rolling Loud crowd in Miami not giving two craps about Angelo Dawkins vs. Chad Gable or Bianca Belair vs. Carmella for the SmackDown Women's Championship, Edge and Seth Rollins kicking off the build to their bout at SummerSlam, Toni Storm debuting against Zelina Vega and why it wasn't a burial of Vega, Jimmy Uso vs. Dominik Mysterio, Balor challenging Reigns, and more!
At long last, WWE is back on the road! Graham "GSM" Matthews gives his complete review of the white-hot July 16, 2021 edition of Friday Night SmackDown featuring an electric atmosphere in Houston, Mr. McMahon addressing the audience, a huge six-man tag team match between Edge, Rey Mysterio and Dominik Mysterio and the trio of Roman Reigns and The Usos, the return of Finn Balor to the main roster and why the blue brand is the best landing spot for him, Shotzi and Nox knocking off Natalya and Tamina for the second straight week, news on Harry Smith re-signing with WWE after a decade away, Bianca Belair defending the SmackDown Women's Championship against Carmella, Cesaro colliding with Otis, Baron Corbin starting up his own "Corbin Fund Me", a big Fatal 4-Way main event, and more!
End of an Era at ThunderDome; Three Latest NXT Call-Ups Revealed (WWE SmackDown Review - July 9, 2021)
Before getting into his review of an extremely eventful edition of Friday Night SmackDown for July 9, 2021, Graham "GSM" Matthews shares his thoughts on the Jimmy Uso issue and how WWE should respond to the situation. Why is he still on TV? Where are the consequences? When is enough enough? He then discusses Roman Reigns reuniting with The Usos, Shinsuke Nakamura and Seth Rollins qualifying for the men's Money in the Bank Ladder match and why they were the right choices to advance, the latest with Baron Corbin's character and why it's becoming one of the more intriguing parts of the show each week, the debuts of Shotzi (don't call her Blackheart) and Tegan Nox and what that means for their current storylines in NXT, Toni Storm also arriving soon to the blue brand, Bayley's devastating injury, Sonya Deville announcing her replacement against Bianca Belair for the SmackDown Women's Championship next week on SmackDown, Liv Morgan being added to the women's Ladder match, the Mysterios returning at the end of the night, and more!
The overnight viewership is in for the July 2, 2021 edition of Friday Night SmackDown and Graham "GSM" Matthews has one question regarding the ratings: how low can they go? He discusses the biggest problem the blue brand and the rest of wrestling faces at the moment before getting into the episode itself featuring Edge addressing Roman Reigns, Big E and Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Apollo Crews and Baron Corbin and the latest on Corbin's depressed state, two more men's Money in the Bank qualifying matches announced for next week, Bianca Belair challenging Bayley to an "I Quit" match at Money in the Bank, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn finishing off their feud (for now) in a grueling Last Man Standing match, everything you need to know about Zelina Vega's return to WWE and if Aleister Black could soon follow, how Liv Morgan could possibly win the women's Money in the Bank Ladder match, Otis vs. Angelo Dawkins, Edge attacking Jimmy Uso, and more!