The go-home show of WWE SmackDown before Clash of Champions wasn’t perfect, but it did an effective job of building anticipation for the Pay Per View.
WWE SmackDown has been the promotion’s best weekly show over the past couple of months, and the gap in quality between SmackDown and Raw is only widening. Having Sasha Banks vs. Bayley and Roman Reigns on the show helps in terms of star power, and Bayley and Reigns were, once again, among the highlights of the show this week.
Here are three things WWE SmackDown got right this week.
Bayley hyping WWE Clash of Champions 2020 match and the Sasha Banks feud
Bayley brought out the same steel chair she used to beat down Sasha Banks, sat on it again, and cut a promo pointed at Nikki Cross. She referred back to Cross’ comments the previous week, as Cross said on “A Moment of Bliss” that she liked her chances of defeating Bayley in their third head-to-head match, pointing out that Sasha Banks won’t be in Bayley’s corner.
And of course, Bayley tore that angle up to shreds. She told Cross plainly that if she can do THAT to Sasha, her best friend and one of the most decorated wrestlers in this era of WWE, then imagine what she will do to Cross a third time at Clash of Champions.
Bayley’s delivery was, once again, tremendous. But the best part was the way she stared into the camera with the steel chair in hand, taking a moment to verbally acknowledge Sasha. I love how she got fans interested in not only the Cross match, but also kept them interested in the bigger ongoing program with Sasha.