Inside Pulse Scorecard for WWE Smackdown Live! 05.02.2017

Jeremy Peeples

I thought it was a perfectly fine show that did at least redefinie Kevin Owens as a physical threat. After spending much of the past six months in a largely comedic role, he needed something to come off as a killer and tonight’s show-closing angle with Jericho did just that. His feud with AJ is being built up nicely, and it’s amazing to see the US Title feel so much more important than the WWE Title – it will also result in far better matches too. The women’s division feels quite dead, and even with Charlotte in the mix, she is ill-suited for this babyface run right now. It doesn’t feel natural and there isn’t a groundswell of support for her – so her beating the odds against a slew of prelim acts doesn’t help her. The tag title scene remains dead, and the Fashion Police doing a spoof on Law and Order in 2017 feels shockingly outdated even by WWE’s standards.
Rating – 6.5 out of 10.


Solid Main Event US Title match. Looks like Y2J will be joining Fozzy with the Concussion of Jericho….dilate those eyes maaaaaaaaaaan.
Rating: 8.0


The main event and subsequent destruction of Jericho is what made this show. I am not very fond of the women’s division story though. When a division is so small, you shouldn’t have factions. It is too limiting. I know Ziggler is a good seller, but it looked like he forgot he was supposed to look strong in this match. Sin Cara came away from the match looking better than ever. Finally, I never want to see Sami Zayn lose to Jinder Mahal again.
Rating: 6.5


Overall a good show, better than Raw with some intriguing developments in the Women’s division and a strong main event.
Rating: 7.5

Total Ratings: 28.5
Total Reviewers: 4

Inside Pulse Scorecard for WWE Smackdown Live!: 7.1

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