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John Pollock and Wai Ting chat Friday Night SmackDown with the launch of the WWE ThunderDome and its first of many shows at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida.
[00:05:04] NEWS OF THE DAY
- Judge denies bail for suspect in Daria Berenato’s attempted kidnapping case
- AEW selling limited tickets for next Thursday’s episode of Dynamite
- NXT ratings from Wednesday night going unopposed
- NXT pre-empted on Sept. 2 due to the NHL playoffs
- Talking Smack returns on Saturday
- Stardom cancels four shows after a positive COVID-19 test
- UFC 252 reportedly tops 500,000 buys worldwide
[00:33:29] John Siino calls in to share his experience as a member of SmackDown’s virtual audience.
[00:42:34] WWE debuted its ThunderDome from the Amway Center for the go-home episode leading to SummerSlam. Vince McMahon kicked off the show with interruptions from The Fiend and Retribution, AJ Styles defended the Intercontinental title against Jeff Hardy, Sonya Deville named a new stipulation for the match with Mandy Rose replacing the Hair vs. Hair one, Cesaro & Shinsuke Nakamura defended the tag titles against the Lucha House Party, and Bray Wyatt falls flat at the end.
[01:48:08] Plus, a weekend preview of Saturday Night Dynamite & NXT TakeOver: XXX.
Plus, your feedback and calls on this live edition of Rewind-A-SmackDown.
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