WWE Battle of the Brands: Raw vs. SmackDown - Best Show of the Week (May 20-21, 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 - May 20, 2019 - Times Union Center in Albany, NY
WWE SmackDown - May 21, 2019 – Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence, RI

which WWE TV show was better this week Raw vs SmackDown

BATTLE OF THE BRANDS:

RAW vs. SMACKDOWN


FACTOR 1: MATCHES

Raw = For the most part, thumbs up. Cesaro/Ricochet was entertaining, Revival/Usos wasn't some joke segment, I liked the idea of Alexa Bliss just being on the sidelines for the six-woman tag team match, etc.

SmackDown = Ali vs. Andrade was good, Kofi Kingston vs. Sami Zayn wasn't bad either

WINNER: Raw ties SmackDown

FACTOR 2: PROMOS

Raw = There's no way Raw can win this week with the same type of Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman stuff as well as the unfortunate Mick Foley segment.

SmackDown = R-Truth saying his wig wasn't cheap cause it was $12 alone was better than anything on Raw. Dolph Ziggler also cut his best promo in a while.

WINNER: SmackDown

FACTOR 3: STORYLINES

Raw = As much as I hate Lesnar with the briefcase, I'm glad they teased things. The introduction of the 24/7 Championship is problematic, but it's something interesting.

SmackDown = Dolph Ziggler's surprise attack was neat.

WINNER: Raw

FACTOR 4: SCHEDULING / PACING

Nothing was distinctive enough between these two shows to make me feel like one should be considered above the other.

WINNER: Raw ties SmackDown

EXTRA CREDIT BONUS ROUND!!!

Raw gains points for the 24/7 title changes of Robert Roode and R-Truth (not Titus O'Neil, as that was a dumb way to win the title).

Raw loses points for how ugly that 24/7 title is, as well as the Lars Sullivan segment doing nothing for me.

SmackDown gains a point for The B-Team not letting each other beat R-Truth, but loses a point for a main event that felt like it was unnecessary to watch.

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

THIS WEEK'S WINNER = Raw ties SmackDown

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

Tony Mango is the founder, editor-in-chief, head writer, host of Smack Talk, and much more for Smark Out Moment as well as all branches under A Mango Tree including Fanboys Anonymous. He is a writer, creative director/consultant, media manager and entertainer. You can follow him on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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