Mansoor and Mustafa Ali: Unsung, Underrated, Making History

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October 21’s Crown Jewel is a loaded card, stacked with some of World Wrestling Entertainment’s finest performers and most engaging current storylines. The Friday Night SmackDown women’s title is up for grabs in a triple threat between current champion Becky Lynch, Sasha Banks, and Bianca Belair. “The Beast Incarnate” Brock Lesnar will go head to […] READ MORE


Banks vs Lynch: What the WWE Women’s Division Needed

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Dark Side of the Ring’s October 14 episode chronicled the troubled life of former WWE, Extreme Championship Wrestling, et al. performer Luna Vachon. A talented in-ring worker with a unique, edgy persona, Vachon’s career never reached the heights her talent merited partially because of profound struggles with mental illness and substance abuse. However, the limitations […] READ MORE



Supersized SmackDown Goes Head to Head With AEW Rampage

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The paradigm has shifted. World Wrestling Entertainment has finally stopped insisting that All Elite Wrestling is not competition, and are directly competing with the rival promotion on October 15’s edition of Friday Night SmackDown. The “middle child” of WWE television, having launched in 1999, SmackDown was long considered the “B” show to flagship program Monday […] READ MORE




WWE Draft, Night 1: The Good, the Bad, and the Unexpected

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Pumpkin spice season, sweater weather, and the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) draft are upon us, the latter beginning on October 1’s episode of Friday Night SmackDown. The draft picks had implications for the directions of both SmackDown and Monday Night Raw, as WWE seems to be going head to head with All Elite Wrestling (AEW) […] READ MORE


Preview: WWE SmackDown (10/1/21) – Draft Time

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Friday Night SmackDown has arrived with its yearly WWE draft show. Roman Reigns has beaten everyone there is to beat on SmackDown and rather than trade him away (that would be a disaster), some fresh challengers from Raw could move to SmackDown for a storyline with the Tribal Chief. Additionally, the SmackDown women’s division – […] READ MORE


Finally: Bianca Belair and Becky Lynch Bring It At Extreme Rules

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Friday Night SmackDown women’s champion Becky Lynch was sorely missed by her avid fanbase during her year and a half absence from the ring. When Lynch returned to action at SummerSlam on August 21, crashing Carmella’s match against Bianca Belair for the women’s title, what followed was no less than baffling. Lynch claimed the title […] READ MORE


Sasha Banks Returns at WWE Extreme Rules During SmackDown Women’s Title Match

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At WWE Extreme Rules, the SmackDown Women’s Championship was on the line as titleholder Becky Lynch defended against challenger, as well as former champion, Bianca Belair. The rivalry between these two dates back to SummerSlam last month, when Lynch was the surprise challenger to Belair’s title. “The EST” suffered a tremendous loss on this night, […] READ MORE