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WWE SmackDown "August 9, 2016" Review - AVClub

AVClub: After two weeks of proving itself to be on top of WWE post-brand split, Raw delivered an abysmal episode this week. Stilted promos, directionless segments, and frustrating booking led to a significant drop in the quality of the program compared to the two previous weeks. It’s interesting then that Smackdown! Live is steadily progressing each week. I don’t know if this week’s show is any better than last week’s, but it is more proof that the previously-secondary brand is continuing to define itself, and at a pace that’s encouraging. Whereas this week’s Raw was a mess of fumbled storylines and mostly dull matches, Smackdown! Live succeeds by sticking to simple, straightforward stories.

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