TV Club: Only days removed from an atrocious PPV, Smackdown! Live is seemingly back on track

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: Shinsuke Nakamura defeated Baron Corbin; Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch defeated Lana and Tamina; Sami Zayn and Tye Dillinger defeated Aiden English and Mike Kanellis; AJ Styles defeated Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens (c) to win the United States Championship.
  • Did everyone else reading this nearly ruin the ceiling in their living room by jumping off the couch when Chris Jericho’s music hit in the opening segment? I love when WWE pulls off a legitimately surprising return. The timing couldn’t be more perfect in terms of storytelling and optics too. On the optics front …

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