Hey, Blue Team.
Good Smackdown this week. Just a lot of solid wrestling, good storytelling, fresh stuff. About six weeks until the brand split, so they’ve got time to kill until anything eventful happens and they’re doing a pretty good job at it.
And now without further ado, here is The Best and Worst of SmackDown for June 2, 2016.
Best: Trios Fantasy Booking
This week’s Smackdown starts with a three minute video package recapping the return of John Cena and the turn of AJ Styles. After the intro video, The New Day’s music hits and as they make their way to the ring we’re treated to another replay of RAW, this time reshowing us what went down between The Club, The Vaudevillains, and The New Day this past Monday. I guess Smackdown is getting all the RAW recaps out of its system now before its brand gets extended in July. The New Day are here to talk about all that stuff and gyrate, until they’re interrupted by The Club, specifically Gallows & Anderson. They’re here to say stuff that’s not nearly as entertaining as The New Day’s stuff. Gallows & Anderson have never been microphone wizards, but they come off looking even worse when verbally sparring with Kofi, Xavier, and Big E. New Day is so fresh, they make Gallows & Anderson look like generic professional wrestlers in an ’80s movie.
Soon AJ Styles joins the gang, and now I couldn’t care less what any of them have to say. Because now I’m reminded that at some point soon, we’re going to see these six men all in the ring together. And even though they may not mix well on the mics, I bet they do between the ropes. The New Day vs. The Club – that’s new, that’s exciting, and we get our first taste of it later tonight when AJ Styles faces Kofi Kingston one-on-one. I’m not a huge fan of the AJ heel turn, nor the weird roundabout way AJ and The Club ended up together. But this segment was a good follow-up to Monday’s segment, cementing his heel dynamics. It’s also nice to know that The Club/New Day feud is going to involve AJ, and not just Anderson & Gallows. It’s a lot more fun this way. With these groups plus The Wyatts, The Social Outcasts, and a few more teams all on one brand, you could have that brand have a Trios belt and the other brand have the tag team titles. That’s not going to happen. Too fun for WWE.