WWE Battle of the Brands: Raw vs. SmackDown - Best Show of the Week (February 27-28, 2017) | Smark Out Moment
Welcome to another edition of Battle of the Brands from Smark Out Moment, where we compare this week's episodes of Raw and SmackDown and determine which one of the two was the better show.

WWE Monday Night Raw - February 27, 2017 - Resch Center in Green Bay, WI
WWE SmackDown - February 28, 2017 – Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, MN

which WWE TV show was better this week Raw vs SmackDown

BATTLE OF THE BRANDS:

RAW vs. SMACKDOWN


FACTOR 1: CROWD

Thankfully, both crowds were far better than they were last week. But, again, SmackDown crowd had a lot more to cheer for and they came through earning themselves the win.

WINNER: SmackDown

FACTOR 2: COMMENTARY

More and more I'm losing my faith in David Otunga. However, he isn't anywhere close to Byron Saxton bad who I still can't believe has a spot on Raw.

WINNER: SmackDown

FACTOR 3: MATCHES

Man, both shows had great matches. Harper vs. Styles, Lynch vs. James, and a couple others on SmackDown were good. However, Raw had Joe vs. Cesaro which was awesome, and a couple of really good cruiserweight bouts. So, the cruiserweights get Raw the win here.

WINNER: Raw

FACTOR 4: PROMOS

SmackDown and it isn't even close. Miz and Cena opened the show with an incredible segment, and they closed the show on an even better note with the Orton turn on Wyatt. Beautiful stuff from the blue brand here.

WINNER: SmackDown

FACTOR 5: STORYLINES

Again, this is a SmackDown win. A lot of people weren't really sold on the whole Orton vs. Wyatt thing at Mania, but they Orton turn went over huge. They did it in the best way possible, and capitalized big time. And last I checked, Goldberg is still about to become the Universal Champion so thats an automatic L.

WINNER: SmackDown

FACTOR 6: SCHEDULING / PACING

Raw felt like it was 6 hours long, when really it was only half of that. Which is still too much. So, of course, SmackDown wins again.

WINNER: SmackDown

FACTOR 7: VISUAL PRESENTATION

When it comes to the visual presentation of a segment, its hard to top the job SmackDown did in their "main event". Orton burning down and destroying the Wyatt compound and finally breaking away from Bray was masterfully done.

WINNER: SmackDown

EXTRA CREDIT BONUS ROUND!!!

Nothing.

POINT ADJUSTMENTS: Raw (+0 / -0) / SmackDown (+0 / -0)

THIS WEEK'S WINNER = SmackDown

Go home shows for PPV's like Raw had this week are notoriously known for being slow and boring. Raw was exactly that. Slow and boring. It has an ominous feel that Goldberg is becoming champ just because he's Goldberg, and thats dumb. Its women's division is in the tank even though it has the bigger name stars. Everything about it is dying right now. SmackDown however, is fantastic every single week and is consistently building its own stars. Corbin, Bliss, and Harper just for some examples. SmackDown wins 6-1.

That's my pick for the better show of the week, but how do YOU stand?
Which was better, Raw or SmackDown?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!


Subscribe to Smack Talk on iTunes and Stitcher
THIS POST WRITTEN BY: CAYDEN PARKHURST

Cayden Parkhurst is a journalism student at Indiana University Kokomo. Outside of his love for professional wrestling, he is a big fan of baseball and the Cincinnati Reds.

0 comments:

Current EVENTS

Watch WWE NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III Results

NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III 2017 Predictions and Results
Watch SummerSlam 2017 PPV Live Results

WWE SummerSlam 2017 PPV Predictions and Results
Mae Young Classic 2017 Results

WWE Mae Young Classic Tournament Tapings Spoilers

WANT TO WRITE FOR US?

If you would like to join the Smark Out Moment writing team, please send an email via the contact form.

Follow Us





Subscribe to Smack Talk on iTunes and Stitcher

SEARCH THIS SITE

FOLLOW AMT ON SOCIAL MEDIA

SUPPORT SMARK OUT MOMENT

JOIN THE TEAM

Follow by Email

SMARK MY WORDS