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SmackDown Recap: Styles & Nakamura Team Up

With Backlash in the books, SmackDown Live looks forward to the Money in the Bank Pay-Per-View in a few weeks. Tonight’s episode tries to figure out the Tag Team and Women’s Championship title scenes, while Jinder Mahal celebrates his historic title win before he defends his title against Orton at Money in the Bank. Opening Segment SmackDown Live Commissioner Shane …

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The Best & Worst of NXT TakeOver: Chicago

One night before Backlash, NXT hosted a big TakeOver special in Chicago. Four of the five matches that night were for a championship, and they all delivered one way or another. Every titleholder retained their championship except for Tyler Bate, for better or worse. With a lot happening in the Windy City this past Saturday, what did NXT do well …

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Raw Recap: The Shield Almost Reunites

While this past weekend was big for WWE, Monday Night Raw had nothing to do with it. Instead, tonight’s episode continues to build towards the Extreme Rules Pay-Per-View in a few weeks. Most of the matches have already been made for the event, so tonight’s episode will probably just focus on building excitement. Opening Segment To kick off the show …

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WWE Power Rankings, Week of 5/15/17

Welcome back to the weekly Get More Sports WWE Power Rankings, where we rank the top 25 WWE Superstars of the last week by momentum, impact, and performance. This last week was loaded with programming, with about 15 hours of wrestling between Monday Night Raw and Backlash. With a ton of stuff going on, how does this affect the rankings? …

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The Best & Worst of Backlash 2017

Last night, SmackDown Live hosted Backlash for the second time since becoming its own brand. Depending on who you ask, the event could have been great or terrible, but it definitely was something that got the world talking. What worked and what didn’t? Let’s dive into what happened last night. The Best: The Debut of Shinsuke Nakamura Of course, this …

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Backlash 2017 Recap: Jinder Mahal, WWE Champion

Tonight, SmackDown Live hosts Backlash, the blue brand’s first Pay-Per-View since WrestleMania 33. The card is full of big matches, from the main roster debut of Shinsuke Nakamura to Jinder Mahal competing for the WWE Championship. Aiden English vs. Tye Dillinger Both of these men have been slowly rejuvenating their main roster singles careers. Tye Dillinger joined SmackDown Live about …

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NXT TakeOver Chicago Recap: #DIY Breaks Up

Tonight, NXT hosts another TakeOver event from Chicago, a city known for loving wrestling. Only one match tonight is not for a championship, which goes to show how huge this event could be. All three of the brand’s titles are being defended, as well as Tyler Bate’s WWE United Kingdom Championship. Whatever happens, this will help set the stage for …

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Backlash 2017 Preview & Predictions

One day after NXT hosts TakeOver: Chicago, SmackDown Live hosts Backlash (May 21). On their first brand-exclusive Pay-Per-View since before WrestleMania 33, the card lives up to the name of “The Land of Opportunity.” Jinder Mahal, who has had a hell of a month, is challenging Randy Orton for the WWE Championship and Breezango are the #1 Contenders for the …

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NXT TakeOver: Chicago Preview & Predictions

This Saturday (May 20), NXT hosts its first TakeOver special since WrestleMania weekend, TakeOver: Chicago. In the first night of a double-header weekend with SmackDown Live’s Backlash show, TakeOver: Chicago has a stacked card from top to bottom. Four championships are being defended, from all the NXT titles to the WWE United Kingdom Championship. Let’s take a look at what …

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SmackDown Recap: Backlash Go-Home Show

This week on SmackDown Live we look towards Backlash, the blue brand’s first Pay-Per-View since before WrestleMania 33. There are two big matches in AJ Styles vs. Jinder Mahal and Randy Orton vs. Baron Corbin. Also, Kevin Owens hosts his own version of the Highlight Reel and there is a contract signing for the big six-woman tag team match this …

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