Rewind-A-SmackDown 8/28/20: Heyman & Zayn Return, WWE Payback Preview

Rewind-A-SmackDown 8/28/20: Heyman & Zayn Return, WWE Payback Preview
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John Pollock and Wai Ting review Friday Night SmackDown featuring the returns of Paul Heyman and Sami Zayn. Plus, AEW’s ratings from Thursday, AEW selling tickets to more shows, and a preview of WWE Payback.

We begin the show reacting to the sudden news of Chadwick Boseman’s passing.

[00:08:19] NEWS OF THE DAY

  • AEW Dynamite ratings from Thursday night
  • AEW selling tickets for additional shows at Daily’s Place
  • Paul Levesque asked about WWE’s investigation into allegations
  • Ring of Honor to begin airing Pure Tite Tournament in two weeks 

[00:26:43] SmackDown featured Vince McMahon instructing Adam Pearce to chase down signatures from Roman Reigns, Bray Wyatt and Braun Strowman throughout the entire show, Shinsuke Nakamura answers Jeff Hardy’s IC title open challenge, Sami Zayn returned to proclaim himself as the REAL Intercontinental Champion, Big E turns down MizTV, and more.

[01:14:44] We preview Sunday’s WWE Payback PPV. 

Plus, your feedback and calls on this live edition of Rewind-A-SmackDown.

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