WWE Battle of the Brands: Raw vs. SmackDown - Best Show of the Week (December 6-10, 2021) | 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 - December 6, 2021 - FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee

WWE Friday Night SmackDown - December 10, 2021 – Staples Center, Los Angeles, California

which WWE TV show was better this week Raw vs SmackDown

BATTLE OF THE BRANDS:
RAW vs. SMACKDOWN

FACTOR 1: MATCHES

Raw = Although not the best main event of Raw in 2021, it was extremely heartening to see Becky Lynch vs Liv Morgan end the show. Lynch once again showed why she is one of the pillars of WWE's women's division, but Morgan well and truly showed why she is about to have a breakout year in 2022.

SmackDown = The Triple Threat Tag Team match to cap off the show was a fine example of athleticism and tag team wrestling, ending a solid night of matches on a high.

WINNER: SmackDown

FACTOR 2: PROMOS

Raw = Riddle and Randy Orton brought some humour to the show, but essentially, it devolved into a bloated and overdone mess.

SmackDown = Once again, Brock Lesnar was an absolute delight! His face persona actually gives him some personality, which allows him to bring a different highlight to the show.

WINNER: SmackDown

FACTOR 3: STORYLINES

Raw = Both shows were lacking in real storyline development, but Raw felt positive in terms of keeping it's storylines chugging along.

SmackDown = Sonya Deville vs Naomi has now ruined Xia Li. What an egregious and disgusting mistake to make!

WINNER: Raw

FACTOR 4: SCHEDULING / PACING

Raw = Raw was decently paced, although there was not much urgency from the show as a whole.

SmackDown = SmackDown was paced much better this week, although the opening promo segment could have benefited from being slightly shorter.

WINNER: SmackDown

EXTRA CREDIT BONUS ROUND!!!

Raw gains points for making Becky Lynch vs Liv Morgan feel important.

Raw also gains points for trying to make something out of Austin Theory.

Raw loses points for Riddle's awkward humour detracting from the show. It was certainly too much of a good thing.

SmackDown gains points for having R-K-Bro add a fun element to the show.

SmackDown also gains points for continuing to highlight Brock Lesnar's comedic side.

SmackDown loses points for the silliness involving Drew McIntyre and his sword.

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

THIS WEEK'S WINNER = SmackDown

With a score of 4 to 2, SmackDown wins this week's Battle of the Brands. Both shows were well presented, but the blue brand was more fun overall.

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: DALLAS ALLSOPP

Dallas Allsopp is a writer with two main interests, Pokemon and wrestling. He has been writing for a few years for his own personal blogs and is now taking his passion for wrestling and putting it into his writing. You can follow him on Facebook.

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