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Bodeen’s Top 5 Moments: WWE SmackDown (3/19/21)

In the Blue Brands final show before Fastlane; Bodeen lists off his Top 5 moments!



With SmackDown just a few days away, this week’s edition of SmackDown was a solid go-home show with the big story of SmackDown being Edge returning to the ring on SmackDown for the first time in over ten years.

So as we get ready for the last big stop on the Road to WrestleMania let us once again look at the top 5 moments that stood out on SmackDown this week.

5. Seth Rollins sends a message to Cesaro 

After Seth Rollins curb stomped Cesaro last week, Seth Rollins would come out on SmackDown to boast about his attack on Cesaro last week. Rollins would then talk about the differences in both men’s careers and how while Seth Rollins main evented WrestleMania and achieved success, Cesaro struggled to grab the brass ring and reach his potential.

Cesaro’s tag team partner, Shinsuke Nakamura would then come out and confront Rollins. After a tense standoff, both men would eventually attack each other, with Nakamura getting the upper hand over Rollins, hitting Rollins with the Kinshasa. Later in the night it was announced that both men would face each other this Sunday at Fastlane.

While the match between the two men this Sunday may be a part of the build for a WrestleMania match between Rollins and Cesaro, it still should be a great match to watch, especially as both men have proved they work well together after their match at Survivor Series in 2018.

4. Daniel Bryan stamps his authority heading into Fastlane 

Just a few weeks ago the main event for WrestleMania 37 seemed set. However, as Daniel Bryan started to feud with Roman Reigns and started confronting Edge heading to Fastlane, the idea of a triple threat match for the Universal Championship at WrestleMania seems very possible as time went on.

Daniel Bryan would come out this week and talk about his match at Fastlane and what would happen if either Edge or Jey Uso were to be the special enforcers for his match heading into Fastline. Daniel would later provoke Reigns telling him that he was going to make Reigns tap at Fastlane.

Reigns would later get revenge on Daniel Bryan later in the night as he hit Edge with a spear after Edge’s match against Jey Uso. Daniel Bryan and Reigns would then stare off before Jey attacked Bryan, allowing Roman to hit Bryan with a spear to close the show.

3. Big E and Apollo Crews trade blows before Fastlane

After Apollo Crew’s repeated attacks on Big E, Big E would eventually give Apollo another shot at the Intercontinental Championship at Fastlane this Sunday. Big E and Apollo Crews would get one last chance to trade words ahead of their match this Sunday with a backstage interview.

During the interview, Big E would mock Apollo’s new character change. Apollo would then retaliate saying that he would destroy Big E this Sunday. Both men would eventually leave the interview to attack each other, with Apollo eventually retreating on a golf cart.

While this was a short, simple segment it was still very effective and helped the build heading into Fastlane. It was also nice to see Big E remove his more cheerful side as he became more aggressive against Apollo Crews, due to Apollo’s repeated attacks.

2. The Mysterio family pull double duty against The Street Profits and Chad Gable and Otis 

With SmackDown’s tag division being somewhat limited now due to Cesaro and Shinsuke Nakamura competing as single competitors, the remaining tag teams have had to step up their game recently on SmackDown. This week would be no different as Rey and Dominik Mysterio pulled double duty and had back-to-back matches with The Street Profits and Otis and Chad Gable.

Rey and Dominik would start off the night by scoring a huge upset win over The Street Profits with Dominik getting the pin over Angelo Dawkins. The Mysterio family would then face off against Otis and Chad Gable with Otis hitting Dominik with a huge splash for the win. While nothing special, both matches were solid and passed the time well.

Robert Roode and Dolph Ziggler also did a solid job as special guest commentators, calling out the mistakes from all teams involved in both matches. Special credit also has to be given to Roode’s hilarious line saying that “This Rey guy has a good future.”

1. Edge return to the blue brand for the first time in over ten years   

Despite Fastlane being this Sunday, most of the build heading into SmackDown this week was about Edge having a match on SmackDown for the first time in over a decade. All night SmackDown showed special moments that happened on the blue brand in Edge’s career, from the time he cashed in The Money In The Bank briefcase on The Undertaker to Edge’s retirement.

Edge would get the upper hand early against Jey Uso, using his in-ring experience to target Jey’s shoulder early in the match. Uso would then get offense back in as he targeted the ribs of the rated-R superstar. Uso would continue to target the ribs of Edge and even hit a superkick and a splash for a nearfall with Jey’s injured shoulder preventing him from covering Edge quicker.

Edge would then target Jey’s injured shoulder once again, slamming Jey into the match and then hitting a spear for the win to become the enforcer for the match between Daniel Bryan and Roman Reigns this Sunday. This was an amazing match and also made Jey Uso look strong as he pushed Edge to his limit.

These were my top 5 moments from SmackDown this week. What were your top 5 moments and what match are you most excited for this Sunday at Fastline? Let us know in the comments below



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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?



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!



Jeff Hardy WWE Smackdown

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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