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10 Times WWE SmackDown Went Too Far

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Once a week for about a year, AC/DC have kicked off the wrestling fan's Friday night by asking if they were ready for a good time. And for about two months over the course of those 12, SmackDown has actually provided one.

A truly bizarre brand at its worst but bizarrely brilliant at its best, the first spell of Friday's show being WWE's billion dollar brand has played host to Roman Reigns realising every bit of his limitless potential in the space of a month as well as Roman Reigns being covered head-to-toe in dog food. When Bayley and Sasha Banks weren't saving an absolutely dire state of affairs once a week, they were being held up as evidence of just how far the storytelling on the show had come. Otis was simultaneously a total laughing stock and the number one contender to the Universal Championship. Still is.

It's a lot to have happened in a year, but then that's been the story of most people's 2020 too. And SmackDown's got form for this sort of sh*t. Even when it presented WWE at its most critically acclaimed, it still had something of a wild side.

Here's a selection of those, mostly taken from a time when the B in 'B-show' used to stand for "Big Benefit of being the show not as many people B*stard Bother with"...

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We Need To Talk About Kevin (Nash). Michael can be found in articles or on podcasts extolling the virtues of New Generation WWF, New Japan Pro Wrestling or the new WWE angle they definitely definitely won’t ruin this time.