A look at the Three Stars Of The Night for the October 9, 2018 edition of WWE Smackdown Live!
There was a lot to cover in this week’s Smackdown, as we are building WWE Evolution (the one with all the women), WWE Crown Jewel (the one with none of the women), and Smackdown 1000 (the one that will probably have a couple of women).
So who stood on Tuesday night? Find out now, because it’s the Three Stars, BAYBAY!
The Third Star:
Poor Randy Orton. He’s one of the most talented wrestlers in the world, and he’s stuck carrying a lumbering, ring-rusted Big Show to a decent match in his return.
Randy deserves better, and I’d love to see him walk away with whatever trophy is given out in KSA in a few weeks. He deserves it for carrying Big Slow’s ass on Smackdown.
The Second Star:
Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair (tie)
Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch continue to navigate through of the of the best programs in the entire company, and it shows in the fan investment.
What’s crazy is that it’s basically the same storyline arc as AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura—they’re just doing it better. This week’s edition of Smackdown was no different.
Adam Pearce’s red socks, that matched his red shirt
Corey Graves calling out a bait and switch, when that’s exactly what WWE did with the Evolution tag match
And now… a distinction usually reserved
for the top performer of the night …the first star!
The First Star:
The best heels all do the same thing: they tell the truth.
And that’s all The Miz did tonight on Smackdown. He called AJ Styles and Daniel Bryan out on their mutual admiration society garbage, and proved why he actually is the most deserving person on the Tuesday night roster to hold the WWE Championship. The last two words in WWE are “wrestling entertainment,” and no one today is doing that better than The Miz.
Everything The Miz did made Daniel Bryan vs. AJ Styles more interesting, and that’s exactly what he was put in position to do.
Sadly, the best part of his performance tonight isn’t in the video above. Must have been too accurate.
In hockey, a game’s “Three Stars Of The Night” represent the top three performers of the night. For more clarification, I defer to this Pittsburgh Gazette explanation:
“The tradition dates to the 1936-37 season, when Imperial Oil became the principal sponsor of Hockey Night in Canada radio broadcasts and was seeking a way to promote one of its products, Three Star gasoline. The idea of doing so by selecting the top three performers in a particular game purportedly came from a Canadian advertising agency.
Many clubs do recognize the player with the most three-star selections with an award or trophy, usually in conjunction with a corporate sponsorship, at the end of the season (or sometimes, each month). All six Canadian franchises, for example, have an affiliation with a well-known brewery.
The NHL keeps track of its own Three Stars Of The Night selections, but that is done on a league-wide basis. The league employs a system that awards 30 points to a first star, 20 to a second star and 10 to a third – a running total can be found on the league’s website – but it does not present an award based on them.”
In hockey tradition, the first star represents the best of the three, but all three are considered to be receiving a high honor.