WWE SmackDown went old school on Friday night and was very entertaining overall, despite not featuring an actual fist as part of the set. Graham "GSM" Matthews gets into why the throwback elements of the episode worked and why WWE should do it with the blue brand more often, the long overdue return of Jimmy Uso and where he fits into things with Roman Reigns and Jey Uso, Cesaro beating Seth Rollins to earn a Universal Championship shot at WrestleMania Backlash, Carmella vs. Ruby Riott, Bayley attacking Bianca Belair, Dominik Mysterio vs. Dolph Ziggler and when the Mysterios should win the SmackDown Tag Team Championship, Tamina taking on Reginald and why it was a waste of time, a big 10-man tag team match, Reigns reprimanding Jimmy and what's next for them, and more!
How the hell can WWE produce a show as abysmal as Raw and a show as strong as SmackDown in the same week?! Graham "GSM" Matthews gets into what was an above-average episode of the blue brand for April 30, 2021 with this thoughts on what he enjoyed about it, why Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler vs. Natalya and Tamina was the exception and why the feud just isn't interesting, Bianca Belair and The Street Profits vs. Bayley, Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode in a six-person tag team match, Aleister Black's latest vignette, Apollo Crews defending the Intercontinental Championship against Big E, the high-stakes Universal Championship main event between Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan, how WWE managed to give it a big fight feel, Reigns' awesome new entrance music, what's next for Bryan, and more!
The April 23, 2021 edition of WWE SmackDown more than made up for Monday's abysmal episode of Raw with an above-average show on Friday night. Graham "GSM" Matthews discusses Daniel Bryan and Cesaro teaming up against Seth Rollins and Jey Uso, Nia Jax vs. Tamina, Apollo Crews defending the Intercontinental Championship against Kevin Owens, the Mysterios beating Otis and Chad Gable and if a SmackDown Tag Team Championship opportunity is in their future, Roman Reigns challenging Bryan to a huge high-stakes Universal Championship match next week and what it could mean, Bianca Belair vs. Bayley being made official for WrestleMania Backlash, the return of Aleister Black in vignette form, and more!
Despite being an underwhelming post-WrestleMania show, the April 17, 2021 edition of Friday Night SmackDown was still solid on the whole. Graham "GSM" Matthews gives his complete thoughts on the episode featuring Pat McAfee's debut on commentary, Cesaro stepping up to Roman Reigns, the excessive amount of replays, Rey Mysterio taking on Otis, the WrestleMania rematch between Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn, Bianca Belair celebrating her SmackDown Women's Championship victory, Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode defending their SmackDown Tag Team Championship against The Street Profits, Seth Rollins crashing the Cesaro vs. Jey Uso main event, and more!