4 Ups And 9 Downs From WWE Super Showdown 2020

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What can you say about Super Showdown 2020? It happened.

Seriously though, this was an absolutely awful show: wrestling-wise, storyline-wise, entertainment value-wise. It was 3-1/2 hours of your day you’re not getting back. If the 40-minute opening gauntlet match debacle wasn’t enough to scare you off, you weren’t rewarded for your loyalty.

It’s as if WWE decided to test their audience: Would people put up with substandard wrestling and questionable booking decisions if they got a couple surprises and a ton of pyro?

Crown Jewel last year wasn’t that bad (6 ups, 8 downs), but this barely had anything redeemable. Matches that looked good or intriguing on paper were wrestled at half-speed or simply played for comedy. Ricochet was built up as an underdog and then was squashed in less than 90 seconds without landing a single offensive move. R-Truth beat two men by slipping on a banana peel – twice. A legend kicked off a potential WrestleMania feud by defeating his likely opponent in less than a minute.

And of course, there was the WWE Universal Championship match, which was a debacle unto itself, though there’s a possibility it’s more polarizing that some might think.

With all of that said, let’s get to it…


Scott is a former journalist and longtime wrestling fan who was smart enough to abandon WCW during the Monday Night Wars the same time as the Radicalz. He fortunately became a fan in time for WrestleMania III and came back as a fan after a long high school hiatus before WM XIV. Monday nights in the Carlson household are reserved for viewing Raw -- for better or worse.