Hello and welcome to Elimination Chamber! It’s the last SmackDown Live PPV before WrestleMania, as Renee Young reminds us, so it’s an important show. When we cut to the panel, I’m immediately confused; we’ve got Renee, Booker T, Sam Roberts and Carmella. It’s an interesting and unexpected combination of experts, but we cut almost immediately to the social media lounge with Dasha Fuentes, so I have little time to wonder too much about it. Now, instead, I’m pleasantly surprised that they actually lead with her name, so I don’t have to fret that I’m getting it wrong.
Welcome to a somewhat delayed SmackDown Live!
Welcome to this week’s SmackDown Live! Last week, James Ellsworth one hundred percent legitimately and without any sort of help whatsoever defeated WWE World Champion AJ Styles, so tonight the title is on the line. God, I love wrestling. This week’s recap has been done under awkward circumstances, so we’ll be easing back on the play-by-play, but we’ll be sure to enjoy ourselves nonetheless!
Don’t the PPVs sneak up on you these days? It’s very nearly time for our second SmackDown Live exclusive PPV! No Mercy is right around the corner and things have been heating up amongst the SmackDown roster in the build-up. Let’s get to our predictions!
Welcome to SmackDown Live! We’re two weeks out from No Mercy now, and we open the show with Randy Orton’s music hitting and the Apex Predator himself slowly making his way to the ring. He’s wearing a shirt, which perpetually disappoints me, but the crowd doesn’t seem to mind that or the recent racism on Twitter (am I allowed to mention that?) as they break out in a “Randy!” chant. He takes the mic and explains that he understands Bray Wyatt a lot deeper than people might think; Bray Wyatt plays mind games with people because he is afraid of them.
Fresh off the SmackDown Live exclusive PPV, it’s this week’s round-up!
Welcome to Backlash! Renee Young kicks off the kickoff show by welcoming us to the first SmackDown Live brand exclusive pay-per-view, and then we’re all ready to meet our panel of experts. Renee is looking cute, and Jerry Lawler’s shirt is stabbing me in the eyes.