WWE SummerSlam (2017) yesterday honored its denomination of second WrestleMania of the year, but only as far as the blue mark. Because, as happened on April 4 with the arrival of Tye Dillinger and Shinsuke Nakamura , yesterday two big names landed on SmackDown Live causing an excellent reaction in the respectable Barclays Center: Bobby Roode and Shelton Benjamin .
The first , coming from NXT two days after losing his scepter against Drew McIntyre , debuted beating Aiden English . After the fight, he said that the Tuesday show has now become “glorious”, and taking a look at the tweets exposed by my colleague William Beltran, it seems that Roode can help a lot to raise the ratings . Has your “promotion” come too soon? Maybe yes, but considering his age (40 years), it is logical that this movement has already occurred. Personally, a server would place him as the next challenger to the WWE Championship; The reign of Jinder Mahal does not give more of itself.
However, Roode’s move has not yet been complete, as the company itself announced that NXT fans will be able to continue enjoying it in the live events announced prior to their debut on SD Live . These last until September 9 in Toronto, Canada, the last date of the agenda.
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) August 23, 2017
— Shelton J. Benjamin (@Sheltyb803) August 23, 2017
“Congratulations to Bobby Roode on his debut in SDLive … you can keep seeing him on his announced NXT dates!”
For his part, Triple H could not resist welcoming the main cast , even though he has begun work for “competition . “
“One chapter ends and another #Glorious begins … Welcome to SD Live, Bobby Roode!”
Meanwhile, Shelton Benjamin did not make a return in the form of a fight, since Daniel Bryan only announced that he will be from now on the new companion of Chad Gable . A pair that can give many joys to the division of teams and that will have its first challenge next week. After 7 years of absence, “El Estandarte Dorado” showed his enthusiasm to return to the company that made it globally known:
“Back Home Sweet Home.”
It seems that Bryan reached an agreement with Kurt Angle in exchange for that this one fichar to his son for the red show . Undoubtedly, SD has benefited from the “barter”, and Angle expressed his frustration via Instagram for having let one of his best friends militate in the rival brand:
“I tried to have Shelton Benjamin on my show. But good. “
Definitely two great additions that can improve the two (in my opinion) main weaknesses of SD Live: its maximum monarch and its division of doubles . A particular Superstar Shake-Up that has proved quite beneficial for the second brand in discord. This, after the (uneasy) unfair treatment conducted at SummerSlam, with a poorly bookeada WWE Championship, and with the inclusion in the pre-show of one of the best matches of the night, The New Day vs. . The Uses for the SmackDown Couples Championship.