Are WWE making Smackdown's quality worse on purpose?

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It is basically everyone's stop gap between episodes of RAW and these days, Smackdown isn't the must see TV it used to be.

The show still beats out most other shows on most other networks but there are a fair few WWE fans who don't bother tuning in.

Is that the plan?

From continually booking the same main events to the same ending each week, Smackdown has become WWE's lowest rated show.


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Smackdown is pre-recorded and is often without some of the bigger names on the roster like John Cena, Kevin Owens and the Authority.

Whilst stars like Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose are still permanent fixtures on the show, it still doesn't seem to rival the quality of RAW.

However, it has now been claimed that the WWE actually see Smackdown as a write off and nothing more than a stop gap until next week's RAW.

Of course they're not just going to completely forget Smackdown, but for the time being the show is broadcast on Syfy on a Thursday night.

It will be joining RAW on the USA network next year and that is leading to the show getting a reboot in January.

It's reboot bringing with it a bigger focus on continuing angles from RAW to Smackdown, it could be set to undergo a massive change.

Who knows what the WWE could be planning on doing with the show as the year comes to a close but once it moves, it will be interesting to see what it becomes.

Roman's stomping ground

It has almost become a weekly routine that Roman Reigns takes part in the main event of Smackdown and it often ends with him standing tall.

Reigns may have become the most common face on Smackdown recently but who knows who else may be starting to join him in the main events.

Often it is tag team matches which have similar finishes to previous matches but could that be set to alter with it's upcoming reboot?

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