6 Ups And 2 Downs From Last Night's WWE SmackDown (Feb 14)

A perfect start for the Era of Wyatt, but how long will it last?


SmackDown needed a strong show last night to rebound from the moderately disappointing Elimination Chamber pay-per-view, and that's exactly what they delivered. This week was right up there with the best that the blue brand has produced since last year's draft, and the ongoing Wyatt Family saga took centre stage.

New WWE Champion Bray Wyatt fielded challenges from AJ Styles and John Cena at the top of the show, but left stronger than ever. The trio produced an excellent Triple Threat main event, and while Elimination Chamber teased the strain between Wyatt and Randy Orton, they closed SmackDown with a display of togetherness.

There were a few bumps along the way, most notably in the struggling tag team division, but last night was another fine offering on the Road to WrestleMania. Dean Ambrose vs. Baron Corbin is taking shape, the Women's Title scene is heating up, and Luke Harper has established himself as a dangerous main event wildcard. Tuesday nights have rarely been this exciting, and with no further pay-per-views before WrestleMania, the focus is entirely on Orlando.

A strong show all around, but what hit the mark, and what fell short? Let's take a look...


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