In his full review of the September 18, 2020 edition of Friday Night SmackDown, Graham "GSM" Matthews discusses Otis crashing The Dirt Sheet and The Miz and John Morrison suing him later in the show, Cesaro clashing with Gran Metalik, Lacey Evans interrupting Nikki Cross on Moment of Bliss and why the segment sucked, the latest with Alexa Bliss and The Fiend, Sasha Banks returning (kind of) to respond to Bayley, AJ Styles battling Sami Zayn and an Intercontinental Championship match being announced for Clash of Champions, Roman Reigns and Jey Uso teaming up again against King Corbin and Sheamus in a Samoan Street Fight, and more!
Was the blue brand able to keep the momentum going and follow up last week's critically-acclaimed episode of Friday Night SmackDown properly? Graham "GSM" Matthews reviews the September 11, 2020 edition featuring Roman Reigns and Jey Uso teaming up against Sheamus and King Corbin, AJ Styles challenging Jeff Hardy for the Intercontinental Championship, The Lucha House Party scoring an upset win over Cesaro and Shinsuke Nakamura, Bayley explaining her actions from last week, another new tease for SmackDown's mystery woman, Nikki Cross becoming the number one contender to the SmackDown Women's Championship (again), The Miz attempting to steal the Money in the Bank contract during Otis vs. John Morrison, and more!
Things finally seem to be moving in the right direction over on Friday Night SmackDown, at least if the well-received September 4, 2020 edition was any indication. Graham "GSM" Matthews reviews the above-average episode and shares his thoughts on Roman Reigns and Paul Heyman explaining their alliance and potential feuds for a heel Reigns, Heavy Machinery taking on The Miz and Morrison and how Otis can cash in the Money in the Bank briefcase (but not successfully), Sheamus brutalizing Big E, Shayna Baszler and Nia Jax defending the WWE Women's Tag Team Championship, Bayley betraying Sasha Banks and how long WWE should wait to do the match, developments in the Intercontinental Championship picture, a new member of the Firefly Fun House being teased, Jey Uso becoming the new number one contender to Roman Reigns' Universal Championship at Clash of Champions and why it works (as well as what doesn't make sense about it), and more!
AJ Styles and Abyss Reunite; Braun Strowman Debuts New Look (WWE SmackDown Review - August 14, 2020)
Between Joseph Park making his WWE TV debut, Braun Strowman debuting a new look and everything else that went down, it was quite the eventful night on Friday's SmackDown. Graham "GSM" Matthews reviews the newsworthy August 14, 2020 episode and gives his thoughts on Mandy Rose challenging Sonya Deville to a Hair vs. Hair match at SummerSlam and how it just might be the most anticipated bout on the card as of now, RETRIBUTION striking again, Big E's latest singles win, Asuka winning the tri-branded Battle Royal and why it was the wrong call, Sheamus squashing Shorty G (again), Jeff Hardy stepping up to Intercontinental Champion AJ Styles and why the former Abyss needs to become a permanent part of Styles' act, Kalisto returning and Gran Metalik beating Shinsuke Nakamura in an upset, Alexa Bliss confronting a newly-bald Strowman, and more!
The chaos that ensued at the end of this week's Friday Night SmackDown courtesy of RETRIBUTION was enough to get fans buzzing, but the rest of the show wasn't too shabby, either. In his review of the August 7, 2020 episode of SmackDown, Graham "GSM" Matthews sounds off on RETRIBUTION wreaking havoc on the blue brand and who could be behind it, The Miz and John Morrison doing their worst attempt at "comedy" yet during The Dirt Sheet, how the Money in the Bank briefcase has felt like an afterthought in Otis' possession, Sheamus and King Corbin teasing tension and if it means Sheamus is turning babyface, the overabundance of interference finishes, Cesaro colliding with Lince Dorado, the return of Braun Strowman and the latest on an alliance between Bray Wyatt and Alexa Bliss, a women's tri-branded Battle Royal announced for next week with SummerSlam implications, and more!