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SmackDown In A Nutshell: Who Wants Some Friday Tag Team Fun

It's SmackDown In A Nutshell, and this time we ask a simple question: who wants some Friday tag team fun? Hopefully you do, because here it comes!

It’s SmackDown time once again, so who wants some Friday tag team fun? Why tag teams, you ask?

Well, because this week we get a SmackDown Tag Team Championship match between the New Day and Cesaro and Shinsuke Nakamura.

Yep, how’s that for some Friday tag team fun? I don’t know about you, but that seems pretty interesting to me.

I’ve long had a soft spot for tag team fun though, and have said in the past how I wish WWE would better represent the tag teams.

I think we could be in for a strong match this week, for sure. The New Day are arguably one of the top tag teams in the last decade, and while Cesaro and Shinsuke Nakamura don’t have that track record…neither is a slouch.

So, are you ready?

Who wants some Friday tag team fun?

Let’s crack open this Nutshell and find out!

Best Match of the night:

Perhaps I could say by default…but the main event tag match. No, I am not pushing an agenda here.

In fairness, I have at times dinged matches for a non-finish…and I could here too, since it ended in a no-contest.

However, this ending suited the program. I fully expect a match, likely involving tables, to be booked for Extreme Rules.

That said, it was a good enough match, and it certainly made the challengers look strong.

Worst match of the night:

Not a match…but that karaoke segment was brutal.

I mean, I suppose it COULD have been funny. Problem is, this one was not.

Star of the Night

They did not get the win…but they did certainly have the attention of the SmackDown Tag Team Champions.

The stars, of course, would be Cesaro and Shinsuke Nakamura.

Spot of the Night:

Closing spot for the win here.

I mean, Kofi getting power bombed through Big E and a table is a pretty significant spot. Only way they’d have topped that would have been if Cesaro had power bombed Big E off the turnbuckle through Kofi instead.

Holy Sh** Moment of the Night:

We’ve seemingly covered this with some regularity, but I am still kind of stunned at the depth of the Jeff Hardy program. Like, I really really hope Hardy and family is all on board with this.

I have to think they are, right?

But in terms of truly personal, truly real things…while some is being embellished, it’s obviously something very close to Hardy.

LOL Moment of the night:

I suppose some of the karaoke was funny? To someone, perhaps?


Noteworthy Moment:

Nothing really significant this week…but to see the replay of Braun and Bray from not that long ago, but without any semblance of a crowd…it’s a stark reminder.

It’s not much, I admit. But it does make you think.

Also. there is this one. It was thought this could have been a SummerSlam match…and maybe it still is…but also…sooner.

Overall lowlights:

Can I pick on the karaoke again? I think I can. Actually, I shall let a fan do the talking on it this time…

I get that they have two hours to fill. But, surely they have talent they could make use of in an actual match?

Also, while showing the Strowman-Wyatt match is relevant as they battle again in a week…did we really need a replay?

I get why they’ve been used…but…doesn’t mean I always have to enjoy them.

Overall highlights:

The big one for me was the tag match. The New Day are among the best we’ve had in a good while, but I really like how we are seeing Cesaro and Shinsuke Nakamura come together.

One thing I am somewhat surprised that they have yet to do? Why not re-unite The Bar, but keep Shinsuke…and have a true threesome to rival The New Day (whenever Xavier returns).

After the final bell:

Overall, a standard kind of show. Not excellent, not subpar.

The Friday tag team fun was good enough to hoist up the rest of the show, to be honest. Admittedly I am biased, but there it is.

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