08th Jul2024

‘Friday Night Smackdown’ Review (Jul 5th 2024)

by Phil Wheat

Welcome to this review of this past Friday’s episode of Friday Night Smackdown, right here on Nerdly. Let’s see what went down on this week’s show!

Match #1: The Street Profits def. Pretty Deadly

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

The Street Profits rose to claim a victory over Pretty Deadly as Montez Ford leaped from the top rope with tremendous height and splashed down upon Kit Wilson to pick up the win.

My Score: 3 out of 5

Match #2: Jade Cargill & Bianca Belair def. Candice LeRae & Indi Hartwell

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

Jade Cargill hit Jaded on Candice LeRae to pick up the pin as Bianca Belair disposed of Indi Hartwell with the K.O.D. at the same time. After the match, the dominant tandem made it clear that they are coming to reclaim the WWE Women’s Tag Team Title from Alba Fyre and Isla Dawn.

My Score: 2.5 out of 5

Match #3: Bayley def . Piper Niven

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

As a brawl broke out at ringside between Naomi, Lyra Valkyria, Zoey Stark, IYO SKY, Tiffany Stratton and Chelsea Green one night before the Money in the Bank Ladder Match, WWE Women’s Champion Bayley overcame Piper Niven in the ring with the Rose Plant.

My Score: 3 out of 5

Match #4: WWE Tag Team Championship – #DIY def. A-Town Down Under

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In an explosive SmackDown main event, Johnny Gargano used the Gargano Escape to make Grayson Waller tap out. As he did, Tommaso Ciampa created a second tapout by locking Austin Theory in the Sicilian Stretch. With the incredible victory, #DIY claimed the WWE Tag Team Championship in the same arena where they once captured the NXT Tag Team Title together.

My Score: 3.5 out of 5

Final Verdict: 3/5

This week;’s Smackdown was a solid go-home show for Money in the Bank. Yes, some matches were sacrificed to make way for MitB promos etc. but what matches we did get were entertaining enough to compensate for that. Nice to see a title change happen BEFORE a pay-per-view, which is an intriguing prospect when title matches usually make up most PPVs.

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