Matthew Widdis

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Review: Smackdown Live in Los Angeles: Bryan’s Heel Turn, Rey vs. Randy & A Whole Lotta Turkey

Written by Matthew Widdis The show opens with a recap of the Survivor Series match between Ronda Rousey and Charlotte Flair, focusing on the disqualification...

Smackdown Live in St. Louis: Card (always) Subject to Change & Change It Will

. We start our broadcast with a recap of SmackDown women’s division invading RAW and the triumphant visual of a bloodied but smiling Becky Lynch....

Smackdown Live in Manchester: The Bryan & Miz Feud Reignites

Playing catch-up from five hours in the future, SmackDown makes a full court press for Survivor Series. There’s a lot more “under pressure” than...

Smackdown Live in Atlanta: Creativity in a Crisis, Survivor Series & Finishing a Job

WWE Champion comes out to a hometown pop and AJ Styles chants.  He thanks the crowd and calls Daniel Bryan to the ring. He...

Smackdown Live in Newark: It’s All About Building For the Next Three PPV’s

Last week, the emphasis was on SmackDown and the landmark 1000th episode. Although the events of this week’s Monday Night RAW pretty much eclipse...

Review: The Rookie Series Premiere Survives on Nathan Fillion’s Charm

The latest Nathan Fillion vehicle is less police procedural than it is a perspective on police culture and the psychology of mid-life crisis. His...

Smackdown Live Episode 999: The World Cup & The Women Tear it Up

It’s SmackDown episode #999! We’re getting championships defended, World Cup qualifying matches, in-ring returns, returns revealed, and (as promised) more Lana Drama! As fallout...

Smackdown Live in Portland: Pancakes, That Night in Milwaukee, & Shelton Wins

The “go home” show before the company “goes west” for Super Show-Down was (maybe) four matches deep but not light on action. Good hype...

Trailer Reaction: X-Men: Dark Phoenix & How it Addresses the Source Material

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWbMckU3AOQ& When the events of Brett Ratner’s infamous X-Men: The Last Stand were erased (like various other parts of the continuity) during the events of...

Review: Smackdown Live in Tulsa, Oklahoma

In-Ring w/ The Miz After a brief video highlighting Becky Lynch’s win over Charlotte Flair at Hell in a Cell, we open the show with...

Smackdown Live in Lafayette: The Go Home Edition Before Hell in a Cell

This was the “go home” show for Hell in a Cell on Sunday and made sure to touch those bases on the way in...

Smackdown Live in Detroit Review: All The Best Feuds Live Here

Despite having the reputation of being more “show” than “tell” and more action over talk, SmackDown accelerated the narratives this week and gave us...

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