Author - Moe Tapp

Smackdown! Live TV report for 07/25/2017

Battleground is over and we are now on the road to SummerSlam! At the Pay-Per-View, we saw new champions, old champions, and a *big* return. As always, I won’t spoil for those who are reading this and wanting to find out through my report, but I am happy with the return, which could make the storyline better. In other Battleground fallout, I am...

Smackdown Live TV report for 07/18/2017

This Sunday is Battleground, and on this week’s Smackdown! Live, we are getting a preview of Battleground’s main event as WWE champion Jinder Mahal has promised to show us the Punjabi Prison! He and Randy Orton will engage in that match on the Pay-Per-View for Jinder’s championship. That and much more, as is the “go-home”...

Smackdown! Live TV report for 07/11/2017

Tonight on Smackdown! Live, a new United States Champion graces us as A.J. Styles defeated Kevin Owens for the title at a non-televised event in New York, New York last weekend. How will the former champion react; what will the new champion have to say? John Cena and Rusev both came back last week and are now in a flag match at Battleground; who...

Smackdown! Live TV report for 07/04/2017

Another return is upon us, as well as potential for further controversy, and another scenario for the WWE Championship. I am not going to spoil, so just read on to find out! And of course, I wish all Americans a blessed Independence Day! Introduction Segment: Video Promo A combination of Smackdown! wrestlers and American Patriotism footage is...

Smackdown! Live TV report for 06/20/2017

Tonight is the long-awaited return of General Manager Daniel Bryan. Unfortunately for him, it will not be a pleasant one as he has to deal with controversy coming out of the Money In The Bank pay-per-view surrounding the Women’s championship. How will Bryan rule regarding the winner of the women’s Money In The Bank ladder match? As well, what...

Smackdown! Live TV report for 06/13/2017

After two weeks away – both for good/fun reasons – I am back writing about Smackdown! Live. This Sunday is Money In The Bank, which is looking like a good card. Following the show report, I will give my predictions. For tonight, we have a Six-Man Tag-Team lined up featuring all of the male wrestlers in the Money In The Bank Ladder Match; who...

Smackdown! Live TV report for 05/23/2017

Introduction: Video Promo and Welcoming Still-pictures recap Jinder Mahal’s WWE Championship win this past Sunday at Backlash. We go to the arena in Toledo, Ohio, where commentators Tom Phillips, John “Bradshaw” Layfield, and Byron Saxton greet us. A camera is outside, where police on motorcycles enter with sirens. An SUV is behind, and The...

Smackdown! Live TV report for 05/16/2017

Introduction: Video Promo and Welcoming The regular Smackdown! Live opener starts, the pyro blows in the arena, and we are greeted in Manchester, New Hampshire. Arena Promo United States Champion Kevin Owens is in the ring; behind him is a TV screen that reads “Kevin Owens’ Highlight Reel.” He proclaims that he has now claimed the Highlight...

Smackdown! Live TV report for 05/09/2017

Introduction: Video Promo and Welcoming A montage of Jinder Mahal’s path to his WWE Championship Match at Backlash on May 21 starts off. The regular Smackdown! Live opener then plays, the pyro explodes in t 02 Arena, and Tom Phillips greets us. Arena Promo WWE Champion Randy Orton strolls to the ring. the lights remain dimmed in blue while Orton...

Smackdown! Live TV report for 05/02/2017

Introduction: Video Promo Jinder Mahal is being photographed with the WWE Championship – even though he hasn’t won it yet – until Commissioner Shane McMahon stands behind him. He tells Jinder that “titles are earned” and takes back the championship. He also informs Mahal that he will be wrestling Sami Zayn tonight! The regular Smackdown...

Smackdown! Live TV report for 04/25/2017

Tuesday Night Smackdown! Live Television Report for April 25, 2017 – “Grievances” Introduction: Video Promo The regular Smackdown! Live opener plays. Arena Promo Rene Young is in the ring and brings out Shinsuke Nakamura. Before he can say a word, Dolph Ziggler interrupts. He mocks an interview with Shinsuke, insinuating he is really the...

Smackdown! Live TV report for 04/18/2017

Tuesday Night Smackdown! Live Television Report for April 18, 2017 – “Championship Opportunities” Introduction: Video Promo A recap montage of last week’s “Superstar Shake-Up” and the United States Championship picture plays. Arena Promo We go live to the arena and Charlotte’s music plays. She struts out as we are welcomed by Tom...

Smackdown! Live TV report for 04/11/2017

The “Superstar Shake-Up” is half-way through; last night on Raw, many Smackdown! superstars went to Monday night. Who will be “traded” from Raw and have a new home here? Only one way to find out – read on! Tuesday Night Smackdown! Live Television Report for April 11, 2017 – “A (Partly) New Crew” Introduction: Arena Promo The United...

Smackdown! Live TV report for 04/04/2017

WrestleMania has come and gone and now we start again in WWE. We have new champions (one I’m okay with and one I’m not); a “redemption” of sorts; and potentially the biggest departure (on their own) in the company ever (Shawn Michaels would be the other). I’m sure if you’re reading this, you know what I’m writing about above by now...

Smackdown! Live television report for 03/28/2017

Introduction: Arena Promo General Manager Daniel Bryan jumps to the ring, which is decorated with a blue mat, a table, and two chairs, amid a loud ovation. Commentators Tom Phillips, David Otunga, and John “Bradshaw” Layfield welcome us to Richmond, Virginia. Bryan brings out his boss, Commissioner Shane McMahon, and then Shane’s...

Smackdown! Live TV report for 03/14/2017

Introduction: Video Promo A montage of last week’s Smackdown! Live and Talking Smack combines the scenario surround the WWE Championship which includes Randy Orton, Commissioner Shane McMahon, and A.J. Styles. Office Promo We are live now, with General Manager Daniel Bryan on his cell-phone talking about tonight’s Smackdown! A.J. Styles barges...

Smackdown! Live TV report for 03/07/2017

Tuesday Night Smackdown! Live Television Report for March 7, 2017 – “A Final Decision?” Introduction: Video Promo A recap of Randy Orton burning down WWE Champion Bray Wyatt’s compound from last week’s Smackdown! Live airs. Arena Promo Commissioner Shane McMahon and General Manager Daniel Bryan come to the ring to discuss the man who...

Smackdown! Live TV report for 02/28/2017

Tuesday Night Smackdown! Live Television Report for February 28, 2017 Introduction: Office Promo Commissioner Shane McMahon and General Manager Daniel Bryan are watching the conclusion to last week’s Battle Royale between A.J. Styles and Luke Harper. Despite the video CLEARLY showing A.J. hitting the floor first, they still believe in the...

Smackdown! Live TV report for 02/21/2017

Tuesday Night Smackdown! Live Television Report for February 21, 2017 – “Decisions, Decisions.” Introduction: Video Promo A recap montage of Elimination Chamber, last week’s Smackdown!, and Talking Smack surrounding the WWE Championship scenario starts. Arena Promo We go live to Ontario, California. Tonight, a 10-Man Battle Royal to...

Smackdown! Live TV report for 02/14/2017

Tonight, the official “Road to WrestleMania” begins, as there are no more Pay-Per-View/Network shows between now and then for Smackdown! Live. From this past Sunday’s Elimination Chamber, we have some major changes and paths to look ahead; I’m not going to spoil for those who want to read this and be surprised, but it is (hopefully!) going...