WRESTLING RECAP: Breaking down WWE SmackDown from 04/21/16

Last updated: April 24, 2016

Originally published: April 24, 2016

( - This Payback Pay Per View (PPV) is a little over 1 weeks away.  Time to get some rivalries cemented, and get these story lines fine tuned.  Overall, this was a decent SmackDown with funny moments, but nothing groundbreaking with the upcoming PPV.

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Some things I still need to happen in the WWE Universe:

  1. Bring back the Cruiser Weight Division
  2. Make all the matches mean something to some sort of belt or rivalry.  
  3. Show more of the roster.  You guys recycle the same talent too much.
  4. You may wish to consider bringing the Diva's division full circle and have them with Tag Title belts, lightweight belts, etc. 
  5. The Tag Team Division is starting to look better than the singles division.  Get more people graduated from NXT and get that division showcased more. 

Here are the highlights of the show:

Air Date: Thursday, April 21, 2016
Location: London, UK
Commentators:  Byron Saxton, Mauro Ranallo and Jerry "The King" Lawler

New Rating scale:  1- Forgettable match; 2 - Normal/average;       3 - Decent to good moments match; 4 - Great Match;              5 - Potential classic


A quick video recap of the matches and who won:

The cheat notes (For a full recap, watch the proceeding video after the cheat notes):

  • Ryback punishes The U.S. Champion Kalisto and picks up a dominant win.  Match Rating (MR): 3

  • Baron Corbin beats up Dolph Ziggler before the match starts. No contest.  MR:  3

  • AJ Styles beats the Intercontinental Champion The Miz.  MR:   3

  • Natalya and Paige puts Naomi and Tamina is submission holds to end the match.  MR: 3

  • R. Truth wins a dance off and match against Fandango with Goldust as a special guest referee.  MR: 3

  • Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens picks up a pin victory over Sami Zayn and Dean Ambrose.  MR: 3

My recap and thoughts on tonight's show including cutaway scenes in between matches: 



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