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The Good, Bad and Ugly SmackDown Live (3/12/19)

Fastlane was Good, Raw was Red Hot, now it’s time for SmackDown Live!  We have a huge show this week, completely jam packed with potential.  How’d it go?

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Fastlane was Good, Raw was Red Hot, now it’s time for SmackDown Live!  We have a huge show this week, completely jam packed with potential.  Let’s get right to it!

GOOD

The Hardy Boyz and Aleister Black and Ricochet vs. The Bar and Shinsuke Nakamura and Rusev

Legit total speed, and agility vs. raw power.  This went about as expected.  The heel team beat the hell out of Jeff Hardy.  They isolated him with frequent tags.  Once Hardy got the tag in, it was chaos. Bodies everywhere and everyone throwing fist.  Finally Jeff Hardy got control and was the last man standing, hitting a “swanton” but was broken up.  Again all bodies in the ring going at it.  Out of no-where New Day who was jumped by The Bar and Nakamura and Rusev came and got them some.  Revenge is sweet and although they cost the Hardy Boyz and Black and Ricochet the match, they got some good shots in and got to pick their heads up high.  Good match, good story, and Good job all around.

Randy Orton

Randy Orton came out to explain his beef with AJ Styles as of late.  He takes exception to how AJ says, “the house he built.”  Orton straight shot at AJ Styles indy career, his time with TNA and his long time “not” being in the WWE.  AJ Styles had enough and decided to shoot back.   AJ crapped on Orton saying everything was handed to him and he is a rip off artist.  After more back and forth gold, we now have a match at WrestleMania.  This promo was fire, and amazing all around. The match should also shine.  This was Good as all hell!

Non-Title Match- WWE SD Women’s Champion- Asuka vs. Sonya Deville

If you are a frequent reader of G.B.U on thechairshot.com, and even if you aren’t you know now, I am a huge fan of Sonya Deville and a push for her would be brilliant.  This isn’t a Bad start with a fiery match with Asuka.  As expected this was a really decent fight between two strikers.  We have a hell of a Good match but it was of course somewhat predictable.  The story unfortunately revolves around dissension between Deville and Mandy Rose.  That is where this road is headed, and it seems after a small “mishap” with the apron cost Deville as she was kicked in the head followed up by an “Asuka Lock.”  Asuka Wins! Good Match but a really lame ending.  This brings the question, will this lead to Asuka feuding elsewhere? Or will this turn into a 3-Way for the Title?  That is worth watching!  

“The Man” Becky Lynch

“When the Man comes around” a lot can happen on any given night.  Lynch is just on top of the world currently.  The hottest person in all of sports entertainment dug her claws into “Ronnie” about her little outburst as of late.  Lynch has been dynamite on the mic and this week was no different.  Becky is WrestleMania Ready.  One person, in fact, the only person that is unhappy about this, is Charlotte Flair.  Charlotte took exception to Lynch’s confidence and let her know that she never belonged in the WrestleMania Match to begin with.  Lynch bit back however claiming, maybe it was her carrying Charlotte all this time.  This was intense.  Lynch had a mic drop claiming WWE doesn’t need “The Queen” they need “The Man.” 

WWE Champion-Daniel Bryan and Rowan vs. Kevin Owens and Mustafa Ali

K.O. and Ali came out hot not wasting anytime opening up a major can of whoop-ass.  However the story here was Rowan.  Rowan dominated this match and although was neutralized momentarily kept control over his much smaller opponents.  Ultimately Rowan stole the show, got the blind tag, and hit Mustafa Ali with a devastating “Clawslam” for the victory.  The match again wasn’t great, it was just okay, but definitely not Bad.  This acted as a bit of a push for Rowan and his impressive size and power, and it worked!    

Kofi Kingston w/ The New Day (Big E and Xavier Woods)

Everyone knows that when Vince McMahon wants to give you hell, you will get it in bulk, but Kofi Kingston almost completely unprovoked has gotten the “royal” McMahon treatment as of late and came out with his New Day Fam to vent.  Unfortunately for them they got Vince McMahons attention even more so.  Vince will give him what he wants, “an opportunity” however the cost it seems will be a Gauntlet Match against pretty much everyone McMahon can think of.  Randy Orton, Rowan, US Champ-Samoa Joe and The Bar to be exact. If Kofi wins, he gets his title match at WrestleMania.  Again, another unfortunate reality hit when his opponents for the match next week came out one by one to beat the living hell out of New Day.  What wasn’t expected though, is that New Day took care of business and cleared the ring.  Hopefully Kofi will have the same results next time but he has an uphill battle for sure.  This was a very powerful promo and got a lot of emotions. 

BAD

Opening Segment- “The Best in the World” Shane O’ Mac

Shane lost his mind at Fastlane attacking both his tag team partner and Miz’s father.  He was very stiff and obviously was making a major impact to the story.  Shane came out to explain himself but not before he berated the ring announcer (Greg Hamilton) for his lack of enthusiasm.  Shane is demanding the proper respect that he deserves now, explaining he has always, well before getting a trophy for it, has been the “Best in the World.”  Nothing has changed.  He has no regrets for his actions and in fact issued a challenge to his former tag team partner, The Miz at the big dance WrestleMania for the true title of “Best in the World.”  Sorry to say this was Bad all around, the match will be Bad, the Promos will be Bad, the whole deal will be Bad.  Right here this promo was, you guessed it Bad.

UGLY

Rey Mysterio and R-Truth vs. Samoa Joe and Andrade

At Fastlane these four amazing talents tore the house down.  Now paired up in makeshift teams they go again.  The match was okay nothing spectacular.  Of course Andrade and Mysterio were impressive as usual however it was R-Truth stumbling around and Samoa Joe being highly awkward that took a few points away overall.  This really wasn’t a very Good match.  Rey Mysterio hits a surprise “roll up” for the victory.  Samoa Joe then does what he always does, and beat the hell out of everyone in the match.  Score a rare one for the Ugly Column. 

FINAL

Good- 6

Bad- 1

Ugly- 1

Overall

Good SD Live, we definitely had some a touch of bad and ugly but the energy was high, and the Good was plentiful, if this is the pace WWE is going to go prior to the biggest night in the sport, we are going to have a historic event.  SmackDown live continues to kill it!

NXT is next.  Then it is only a little more wait until we dance.  We cannot wait for WrestleMania as every wrestling fan on Earth (as well as all of AEW) will be watching, glued to the WWE Network.  Until NXT, hope you enjoyed this SDLive Good, Bad and Ugly.


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AJ’s Thoughts: Five Potential Returns

With Trips in charge and already starting to bring back some people that didn’t work in Vince’s picture, AJ got an idea. Who else could we see on the horizon radar?

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With Trips in charge and already starting to bring back some people that didn’t work in Vince’s picture, AJ got an idea. Who else could we see on the horizon radar?

With everything going on with WWE, the one thing we have all been hyped about are all of these returns. Dakota Kai made her return at SummerSlam alongside Io and Bayley and now on last SmackDown, Karrion Kross and Scarlett made their returns in a big way against Drew McIntyre and showed the Hourglass to The Bloodline.

With all of that, there have been things in the pipeline saying Triple H’s foot isn’t off the pedal so these are 5 returns from either NXT, main roster or even Try-Outs that I would love to see happen with the new regime.

1. Johnny Gargano

Now this is a name that people have been saying, “Maybe Impact or MLW” but, what about a return? Gargano didn’t renew his contract, most likely to be with his family which is a valid and amazing reason, will never disrespect that. If he were to return, there would be a handful of great reasons. Maybe a singles run with the Intercontinental or United States but with Ciampa getting limelight in the main roster from RAW, what if we get a tag team reunion?

WWE is hurting for Tag Teams and what better than to scare off The Bloodline, loosen  the stranglehold of championships with some Do It Yourself action. DIY reunion could be amazing, especially with newer faces showing up to get championship aspirations like Kross and Ciampa. Want to break the hierarchy? Do It Yourself.

2. James Storm

This one is a little bit weird and off. On one hand, who doesn’t love the Tennessee Cowboy, Jimmy James Storm? On the other, he is 45 and getting some nagging injuries as of late. So why would I say Triple H should bring James Storm back and give him something for the main roster? One of the things I said for Gargano, we have a lack of something and The Usos might need to watch two things in the rearview.

Watch your Money and your Alcohol.

Beer Money showing up in WWE would be amazing in my personal opinion. The Bloodline jump Roode, someone in a hoodie or jacket comes up and jumps them to even the fight and as soon as one Uso remained in the ring, the figure goes down and the old stomping goes off and we hear “BEER…” and Roode looks around and gets hyped up and shouts, “…MONEY!”

3. Big Cass



Since his departure from WWE, he has done something I have said since they split him off from Enzo. Take him through the Kevin Nash School of How To Big Man. ROH and Impact are great examples that he actually cleaned up and worked on what he has to do to be good in the ring. He can work the microphone, he can work the ring so we got a new big boy to take on the WWE once again.

Now I could have said Enzo and Cass to rejoin but, I’m sure the antics of Enzo will get Cass in deep water along with the fact that I already made two tag team predictions, we don’t need another. Cass brings a lot to the table and was kind of unproven in WWE because he was just the big enforcer to the more charismatic Enzo. Give this man about six months in the ring and you have your next MASSIVE problem in the IC or US Championship scene or even more.

4. Bronson Reed



The big man from down under is a former NXT North American Champion. He looked to have a good push going with that championship but he got release. If you wonder where he went… he actually made a pit stop in Impact Wrestling as JONAH with the most fire theme song in recent history I swear… I will link the theme song and Trips… please. Get rights to this theme song. I will be a bigger Bronson Reed fan.

Bronson to me is the weird man in all of this but, I think with Triple H involved, he could get something going for him with a good singles champion run or a big threat to go through like a gatekeeper of sorts. Big boy with a great amount of athleticism? Can’t really hate on that considering the last time we saw athletic bigger people were Keith Lee and… what was that one guy? Sherman Tank with a Ferrari Engine…?

5. Bray Wyatt

And the last one is the obvious one in all of this. Yes… we have Judgment Day as the somewhat supernatural dark group but we know the true successor of the supernatural and that is “The Eater of Worlds”, “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt. This time around, I don’t think we will get the Jekyl and Hyde, Mister Rogers gimmick. I believe this time around we get full darkness and mayhem. We get the darkness and the theory of reverting back to your prime.

To make a refresher… Miz went back to being the cocky narcissist after fighting The Fiend. Finn turned back to the Prince and much more. With guys like Edge returning, maybe we see the return of the Heel Ultimate Opportunist, maybe a Fiend fight with AJ Styles to get the TN-AJ perhaps. Possibilities are endless and with a great mind like Wyatt for character and execution, I think Hunter will pick up the phone and Let Him In.

– There are clearly others that I could say, or maybe even didn’t think about, but hey, that’s the Chairshot way of Always Using Your Head. Those are just five returns that could happen and hopefully you read this before RAW or SmackDown and who knows if I get any of these right, maybe I missed an obvious one or maybe we get a giant signing that nobody thought possible. Let me and all of Chairshot know!


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King’s Greatest Hits Of Jeff Hardy

As he battles his demons, Chris King looks at some more positive moments in Jeff Hardy’s career!

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I’m sure by now you’ve heard the disturbing news that former WWE superstar and recent AEW signee Jeff Hardy, was arrested again for multiple charges including a DUI.  Hardy has had a hard and tragic road of recovery throughout the years in multiple wrestling promotions.

Not too long ago, Hardy walked out on WWE after they were rumored to have offered the former world champion to go to treatment for his substance abuse issues. Hardy refused and said that he was better but, as we saw the demons are still lurking and got the best of him again.

I have seen some nasty comments and even some distasteful memes about the AEW superstar and felt compelled to go against the grain. Instead of kicking a man when he’s down, I’m going to put together a greatest hits for the “Charismatic Enigma.”

Jeff Hardy & The TLC Match

Everyone can say that Shawn Michaels and Razor Ramon helped innovate the iconic ladder match and you are right, but Jeff Hardy and his death-defying stunts changed the concept of the match forever. The Hardy Boyz vs. The Dudley Boyz vs. Edge & Christian and their iconic TLC match should have their wing in the Hall of Fame. The risks all six superstars took for the adoration of the crowd could have ended all of their illustrious careers. In the words of Vince McMahon, It’s such good shit!

Jeff Hardy Earns The Undertaker’s Respect

On the July 1st, 2002 episode of Monday Night Raw, Hardy delivered the performance of a lifetime nearly winning the WWE Undisputed Championship from The Undertaker in an incredible ladder match. The young up-and-comer was faced with his greatest task yet, challenging for the most prestigious title in sports entertainment. Hardy showed that without a shadow of a doubt he deserved to be in the main event scene, but came within minutes of defeating Taker. At the time of the match, Hardy was still finding his footing as a singles competitor and earned the respect of the champion and legend.

Swanton Bomb From The Heavens

When I think of the daredevil Jeff Hardy, I can’t help but think of this one crazy-as-hell stunt. At WWE One Night Stand 2008, Hardy faced off against the juggernaut Umaga in a falls count anywhere match. This match was so insane as both superstars fought into the parking lot. Hardy is one of the craziest and bravest superstars, hit a Swanton Bomb off a damn stage truck onto Umaga. It’s one of the wildest things you’ll ever see.

Hardy Wins The WWE Championship 

In 2008, Hardy finally made his way to the main event title picture alongside partner Triple H. HHH was Hardy’s mentor in some sort of way which led to the daredevil achieving his lifelong dream of becoming WWE champion. At the 2008 Armageddon pay-per-view, Hardy would face HHH and longtime rival Edge in a triple-threat match for the title. In what was a great match between all three superstars, Hardy delivered a Swanton Bomb to Edge to win the illustrious championship.

Straight Edge Problems For Hardy

The following year, Hardy found himself in the way of young-up-and-comer CM Punk who is looking to make an example out of him. Punk had won the Money in the Bank briefcase for the second year in a row and took advantage of Hardy to win the world title. What started as mutual respect between both superstars changed drastically, when Punk started throwing jabs at Hardy for his drug and substance abuse real-life issues. Punk would form his infamous stable known as the Straight Edge Society. This is a very underrated feud and you should go back and watch it in its entirety. The promos are gold.

The Hardy Boyz Return To WWE

Both Matt and Jeff Hardy found success in multiple other wrestling promotions including Ring of Honor, and TNA during their time away from WWE. Both brothers were struggling with their vices and made poor life choices but straightened up their act over the years. In 2017, the Hardy Boyz would face longtime rivals The Young Bucks in ROH. The following night the adored tag team would make their incredible return to WWE at WrestleMania 33. Matt and Jeff would be named the final team in the Fatal 4-way ladder match for the Raw Tag Team Championships. The pop these two received was insane and very much deserved. They would go on to win the match and win the titles to capitalize on their momentum.

Jeffery Nero Hardy Makes AEW Debut

From 2017-to 2022 Jeff Hardy would find himself pigeonholed in the mid-card title picture. He would have feuds with a plethora of superstars including Samoa Joe, and Randy Orton. Orton and Hardy had a nasty Hell in a Cell match back in 2018. Earlier this year, Hardy was seen running around after the 24/7 Championship, which was disappointing to see. After being genuinely unhappy in WWE, Hardy would make his AEW debut on the March 9th episode of AEW Dynamite. Hardy would come to the aid of his brother and longtime partner.

This week news broke that Hardy had been arrested for multiple charges including a DUI. While it’s easy to beat a man while he’s down, how about we uplift and try to encourage him to get the help he needs.

As a longtime wrestling fan, I have the utmost respect for Hardy and wish him the best of luck in his battle with addiction.


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