Top 5 Moments & Match Ratings For Smackdown (4/21)

Smackdown this week was fairly uneventful, similar angles and superstars were showcased again this week, with the WWE perhaps holding off anything new until the draft next week. Here are our top 5 moments and match ratings from Smackdown this week.

5 Judgement Day carry on their winning ways:

Judgement Day continued their recent winning ways on Smackdown after Damian Priest and Finn Balor defeated Santos Escobar and Rey Mysterio in tag team action. The match was solid if not spectacular as Priest scored the pin after a South Of Heaven on Escobar. Expect something to talk about at Backlash when Bad Bunny gets involved with the heel group which the announcers played up a lot.

4 Strowman and Ricochet in line for a tag title match?

Braun Strowman and Ricochet got another victory over The Viking Raiders this week in
another decent match. There was however a bizarre spot in the match where Strowman pretty much laid out his own partner. That aside, they moved on quick from the botch, the finish was strong and another big win for the oddball pairing as they push towards a title match.

3 Matches set for Backlash

WWE have still been promoting Backlash, advertising 3 matches for the PPV on Smackdown. Zelina Vega will challenge Rhea Ripley for the Smackdown Women’s Championship in her home island of Puerto Rico, The Bloodline (Jimmy, Jey & Solo) will face Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn and Matt Riddle in a huge 6 man tag match, and finally in a bizarre booking decision, Seth Rollins will face Omos with absolutely no build or interaction whatsoever.

2 Bloodline stands tall, again

In the main event, The Bloodline’s enforcer Solo Sikoa, took on Matt Riddle in a No DQ match. The match was good, was given time and had plenty of weapon spots which isn’t often seen in WWE. Inevitable interference from The Usos and a Spike from Solo was enough for the win for The Enforcer. Owens and Zayn were not in attendance so couldn’t save Riddle from a post match beat down which ended when the Usos hit him with a 1D through the table to stand tall once more.

1 Gunther marches on

Gunther continues his excellent Intercontinental Championship reign thus far, by beating Xavier Woods in another decent outing for the Ring General. Gunther dominated early but Woods got a couple of good near falls towards the end which got the crowd excited, but ultimately Gunther would choke out Woods for the win. His record breaking, 21st century reign continues on strong.

Damian Priest and Finn Balor def Rey Mysterio and Santos Escobar 2*

Ricochet and Braun Strowman def The Viking Raiders 2.5*

Women’s Tag Team Championship Match – Liv Morgan & Raquel Rodriguez def Chelsea Green & Sonya Deville 2.25*

Intercontinental Championship Match- Gunther def Xavier Woods 2.75*

Solo Sikoa def Matt Riddle in a No DQ Match 3.5*


Author: Alex Bakothanasis

Photo Credit: WWE

Published by One Stop Wrestling

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