3 Ups & 4 Downs From Last Night's WWE SmackDown (Oct 3)

1. The Usos & New Day Steal The Show... Again

The New Day Usos

Jimmy and Jey Uso are a rarity on today's WWE roster: two wrestlers with their own distinct voices.

The duo's promos always stand out for that very reason, and they didn't disappoint last night. While their delivery wasn't as manic as usual, their call-and-response style means they're always fun to listen to, no matter the content. Yes, they're just as over-reliant on catchphrases as anyone else (how many times do we need to hear about the "Uso Penitentiary" in a single promo?), but their unique execution more than compensates for this minor shortcoming.

The New Day made a customary interruption, taking umbrage with The Usos' claims that they'd taken the tag division to a new level, and would become five-time champions at Hell In A Cell. It was typical babyface fodder, but the trio were fired up throughout, and signed off by promising to leave Jimmy and Jey buried in a pile of their own "day one-ish."

The segment provided nothing groundbreaking, but it was still the strongest thing on the show. This has been SmackDown's most interesting rivalry over the past three months. It's a shame it has to come to an end at Hell in a Cell, but both teams have been fantastic throughout, and they'll likely go out with a tremendous HIAC clash.


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