WWE Battle of the Brands: Raw vs. SmackDown - Best Show of the Week (April 15-16, 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 - April 15, 2019 - Bell Centre in Montreal, QC
WWE SmackDown - April 16, 2019 – Bell Centre in Montreal, QC

which WWE TV show was better this week Raw vs SmackDown

BATTLE OF THE BRANDS:

RAW vs. SMACKDOWN


FACTOR 1: MATCHES

By sheer volume alone, Raw won this week, with 7 matches compared to SmackDown's 4.

WINNER: Raw

FACTOR 2: PROMOS

Raw = I loved Sami Zayn messing with the crowd, wasn't into anything else (particularly the Natalya and Lacey Evans promo)

SmackDown = Kevin Owens was a plus. The women's segment was a minus, as was the Elias and Vince McMahon thing. Since those are two negatives instead of Raw's one, and the Owens thing wasn't as good as the Zayn thing, Raw wins.

WINNER: Raw

FACTOR 3: STORYLINES

This was not a storyline-based set of shows, as everything is just Superstar Shake-up chaos.

WINNER: No winner

FACTOR 4: SCHEDULING / PACING

Raw had a better flow. SmackDown missed out on announcing four trades and still crammed some things in, just because they spent more time on segments that weren't necessary.

WINNER: Raw

EXTRA CREDIT BONUS ROUND!!!

Raw loses points for the renaming of War Raiders (2 points off for the 2 members, and 1 point off for the team name), as well as skipping Eric Young, having The Usos spoiled in the graphic that popped up when it shouldn't have, and destroying EC3.

SmackDown gains points for Xavier Woods calling out the UpUpDownDown crew moving to Raw and wanting Tyler Breeze on SmackDown, but loses a point for that not coming to fruition, as well as 4 points off for the 4 people not announced on the show and the lackluster finish to everything.

POINT ADJUSTMENTS: Raw (+0 / -6) / SmackDown (+1 / -5)

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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