WWE Battle of the Brands: Raw vs. SmackDown - Best Show of the Week (February 5-6, 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 5, 2017 - Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines
WWE SmackDown - February 6, 2017 – Sprint Center in Kansas City, MO

which WWE TV show was better this week Raw vs SmackDown

BATTLE OF THE BRANDS:

RAW vs. SMACKDOWN


FACTOR 1: CROWD

I didn't really like either crowd, but for the most part I saw more interaction and hear a bit more from the Raw crowd so they get the W.

WINNER: Raw

FACTOR 2: COMMENTARY

I love Coachman, and he could get a win here on his own since he brings something new and fresh to the scene that they've desperately needed. But, that isn't to undersell how much better others have been since his return as well.

WINNER: Raw

FACTOR 3: MATCHES

Ugh, what sucks is that SD Live has a much better roster than their matches suggest. AJ, Sami, KO, Randy, The Usos, Bobby Roode, Rusev, etc. TWO OF THOSE GUYS WERE USED THIS WEEK. Rusev and Roode went one on one in a fun match. Outside of that, nothing. That doesn't take away from Charlotte, who is the best right next Asuka in the women's division, but Liv Morgan isn't always a lot to work with in the ring just yet. She'll get there though. Yes, KO & Sami were in the main event but it was a sham.

Roman vs. Wyatt, Balor Club vs. Revival, Asuka vs. Bayley, The Bar vs. Roman & Seth, Elias vs. Cena vs. Strowman. Thats a heck of a line-up if you ask me.

WINNER: Raw

FACTOR 4: PROMOS

The top 10 list is stupid. Plain and simple.

WINNER: Raw

FACTOR 5: STORYLINES

Turn Jason Jordan heel already. It'll work. I don't think it was the plan at all, but man he can get major heat just being the clueless baby face. Let him turn full heel, and it'll be golden. Make him mean and ugly and let him work baby faces and those matches will be great. We've seen how awesome he is in the ring. Looks like Elias could be setting himself up to be a major player in WWE's future. Getting a win like he did this week against Cena and Strowman is no joke. He isn't winning the Chamber, but man is he good. Bayley and Sasha is a great thing. Just wish it was for the belt like NXT. Hopefully they're given NXT time to work their magic.

This Top 10 List is garbage. I don't understand it, and I don't want to. Who would've thought that it would be a triple threat for the title at Fastlane? This just all seems pointless.

WINNER: Raw / SmackDown

FACTOR 6: SCHEDULING / PACING

Both shows were "meh" at best. So SmackDown wins since it ended faster.

WINNER: SmackDown

FACTOR 7: VISUAL PRESENTATION

Elias winning a match against Cena & Strowman? That is amazing, and I'll Walk With Elias.

WINNER: Raw

EXTRA CREDIT BONUS ROUND!!!

Nothing.

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

THIS WEEK'S WINNER = Raw

Raw didn't win 6-1 because it was mind boggling good. Because it wasn't. SmackDown is just mind boggling frustrating. That roster is so good, and this next PPV in Fastlane is pointless. Just start your WrestleMania builds already. Yeah, they have some started, but just have long builds. I just don't care about the triple threat between three of my favorites. And, if the belt does change I'll be mad because I want AJ & Shinsuke. It is really a lose-lose.

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!


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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.

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