This is the Best and Worst of SmackDown for this week. It’s a little unusual that we have more “worsts” than “bests” this week, especially since the show was entertaining overall.
There were a lot of fantastic moments, and it went well, but when you break it down, this edition of SmackDown had a number of issues that were unmistakable. This week’s highlights and lowlights are as follows:
Sasha Banks’ heel and face turn on SmackDown is the best.
Braxton. While we were hoping for a comeback of Sasha Banks, Carmella and Zelina Vega’s appearances were a letdown.
Belair accepted Vega’s challenge and became the SmackDown Women’s Champion. Carmella and Vega, on the other hand, beat her up, triggering Sasha Banks’ return to SmackDown after a nearly four-month absence. She’s reverted to her previous appearance, and it appeared that she had turned her face.
The face turn was confirmed when she assisted Bianca Belair in getting up. Later, Sonya Deville revealed that Belair and Banks would face Zelina Vega and Carmella in the main event of SmackDown.
With Banks tapping Carmella out, it was clear that the babyfaces would win. Bianca Belair was overjoyed, only to be greeted with a backstabber in the form of Sasha Banks. The former SmackDown Women’s Champion attacked Belair, and Banks won the Women’s title at the end of the event.
It was an uncommon occurrence in WWE to witness a face and heel turn in the same night. Sasha Banks’ return, on the other hand, was a much-needed boost to SmackDown’s women’s division, so it was a pleasant one. It was clearly one of the show’s highlights.