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Old 09-23-2012, 04:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default When did Smackdown become the 'B show'?

Now i'm not the biggest fan of raw right now but its clear smackdown is viewed of and treated the warm up/down to monday nights.

At what point in time do you guys think smackdown became so obviously the b show?

I remember watching it a few years ago with stars like batista and orton main eventing and thinking it was much better than raw.

Your views?

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Old 09-23-2012, 04:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: When did smackdown become the 'B show'?

Its inception.
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Old 09-23-2012, 04:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Smackdown was always the B-Show. It just wasn't as obvious.
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Default Re: When did smackdown become the 'B show'?

when rock, austin and angle was on smackdown it wasn't a B show:L
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Default Re: When did smackdown become the 'B show'?

When Smackdown's 1st episode aired
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Smackdown was always the B-Show. It just wasn't as obvious.
Ok so when dyu think it became so obviously irrelevant?
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Ok so when dyu think it became so obviously irrelevant?
When Undertaker stopped appearing on it and became a one match a year guy.
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when rock, austin and angle was on smackdown it wasn't a B show:L
Yeah it was. But they were on the A show too.

I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that Batista and Undertaker's roles as the top babyfaces were inadequetly filled.
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Ok so when dyu think it became so obviously irrelevant?
When Summer of punk 2009 ended.
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Default Re: When did smackdown become the 'B show'?

It pretty much always has been. Smackdown, even during the brand split, was always made to have it's balls chopped off when it was getting obviously better than RAW. Now, without the distinct brand separation, there is little reason to tune in. Nothing ever happens. I hope it's just in a funk while the creative team gets used to a third hour of RAW, but my gut tells me it's not lol.
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