TV Club: Following an abysmal PPV, Smackdown! Live tries to fix its past mistakes

Because The A.V. Club knows that TV shows keep going even if we’re not writing at length about them, we’re experimenting with discussion posts. For certain shows, one of our TV writers will publish some brief thoughts about the latest episode, and open the comments for readers to share theirs.

  • Results: Big E defeated Jimmy Uso; Shinsuke Nakamura defeated Dolph Ziggler; Kevin Owens defeated Chad Gable (United States Championshop match); Jinder Mahal defeated Luke Harper.
  • Coming off of arguably the worst WWE PPV of the year, Smackdown! Live had some work to do. Not only did Money In The Bank fail to really ignite any feuds or deliver when it comes to solid storytelling, it also ran a complete debacle in the form of the first Women’s Money In The Bank Ladder Match. The controversy surrounding the outcome of that match, which saw James Ellsworth climb …

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