WWE Battle of the Brands: Raw vs. SmackDown - Best Show of the Week (February 11-12, 2019) | 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 11, 2019 - Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, MI
WWE SmackDown - February 12, 2019 – Huntington Center in Toledo, OH

which WWE TV show was better this week Raw vs SmackDown

BATTLE OF THE BRANDS:

RAW vs. SMACKDOWN


FACTOR 1: MATCHES

Raw was okay in this regard, but nothing super duper special.

SmackDown only had two matches, but one of them was the gauntlet match and that beats out everything else.

WINNER: SmackDown

FACTOR 2: PROMOS

Positives for Raw are Ambrose's quick "promo" and Elias's song. Negatives are everything else, basically.

SmackDown had the Charlotte Flair promo and McMizTV and I wasn't a fan of either of those.

WINNER: Raw

FACTOR 3: STORYLINES

"Will Becky Lynch apologize?!" was the main hook of the night. For 3 hours, it revolved around whether or not she'd say "I'm sorry." That's a bit ridiculous. I also felt like there was no advancement whatsoever with Seth Rollins and Brock Lesnar, and really, nothing much happened on this episode outside of the tag title change and Ambrose seemingly heading toward a face turn.

SmackDown was essentially devoid of storyline.

WINNER: Raw

FACTOR 4: SCHEDULING / PACING

Raw had an okay pacing to it, overall, but there were some hiccups along the way, like having big anchor segments that take up giant chunks of time.

SmackDown was two matches and that's it. While it wasn't bad, it's hard to give it a major win over something so simple.

WINNER: Raw

EXTRA CREDIT BONUS ROUND!!!

Raw gains a bonus point for The Revival winning the tag titles, as well as the Ambrose turn of sorts.

Raw loses a point for how half-assed Vince McMahon's promo was.

SmackDown gains a point for giving Kofi Kingston the longest role in the gauntlet match and for the quick, simple RKO finish.

POINT ADJUSTMENTS: Raw (+2 / -1) / SmackDown (+2 / -0)

THIS WEEK'S WINNER = Raw

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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AUTHOR OF THIS POST: ANTHONY MANGO

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