As we head to SummerSlam, the blue brand continues to leave its mark on biggest show of the summer. Live from Toronto, Ontario, Canada (aka “Bizarro World”), SmackDown Live delivered with a simple yet effective show that built up multiple feuds.
SmackDown Live is well on its way to SummerSlam in three weeks, and is trying to get as far away from the disaster that was Battleground. Tuesday continued to build off of last week’s momentum, setting the stage for two major SummerSlam matches for the blue brand.
This week’s episode of 205 Live was taken over by WWE’s resident star-making organization in Titus Worldwide. Titus O’Neil opened the show with a promotional interview once again declaring that his client – Akira Tozawa – would become the new Cruiserweight Champion at Great Balls of Fire. Continue reading
After Monday’s episode of Raw, a new number one contender to Neville’s Cruiserweight Champion was named in Akira Tozawa. I think this proves that his affiliation with Titus Worldwide (formerly known as the Titus Brand) is paying dividends. On this week’s 205 Live, Neville addressed his new foe, Brian Kendrick played dress up, Drew Gulak took flight, and Noam Dar just can’t let go.
In an interview conducted by Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated, retired WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan revealed that he’s ‘working on’ making a return to in-ring competition.
205 Live has been an experiment born out of the excitement of last year’s Cruiserweight Classic. As well as the constant need for new content to be added to the WWE Network. However, 205 Live can’t exactly be considered a resounding success, since its launch back in November of 2016. It’s not a highly watched product, and the live audience is often dead during the fast-paced action (likely due to the show airing immediately after two hours of SmackDown Live). Continue reading