WWE Smackdown felt the impact of the Wild Card Rule, and Greg DeMarco is on the prowl for the night’s top performers!
The Wild Card Rule may have had a better impact on this edition of WWE Smackdown. And much like Raw, you judge by Andrew’s star ratings, the in-ring product was better than people may be giving it credit for.
The Third Star for WWE Smackdown: Erick Rowan
Erick Rowan deserves his own spot this week. His work, ever since joining up with Daniel Bryan is outstanding. His confidence level seems to have increased tenfold, and he–for the first time–appears to be comfortable in his own skin on television. Is that yet an example of yet another wrestler getting better because of Daniel Bryan?
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The Second Star for WWE Raw: Ember Moon, Carmella, Sonya Deville, and Mandy Rose
These ladies aren’t getting the credit they deserve for this match. The established team won, but all four delivered. Ember Moon, in particular, is one of the most underappreciated talents on the main roster. She is a star in waiting, and it’s an opportunity she’s waiting for.
Honorable Mention: AJ Styles, Kofi Kingston, and Sami Zayn
The First Star for WWE Smackdown: Daniel Bryan
Was there any doubt? Daniel Bryan, in one night, made the tag team championships more important than the entire WWE has done in years. YEARS. I’m excited to see how Daniel Bryan does with the #SaveTagTeamWrestling movement, because much like he’s done with Erick Rowan, everything Daniel Bryan touches turns to gold.
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.
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