This Friday night I am going to The Strip with some friends to see Smackdown at T-Mobile Arena. This will be the first night of the draft which concludes next Monday on RAW.
I think this is actually my first time seeing the WWE here in Las Vegas since Elimination Chamber took place at T-Mobile Arena in February 2018. I don't always go when the WWE comes to town (it depends on my schedule,) but I am going to Smackdown this Friday. Looking forward to the first half of the draft results.
I went to Smackdown tonight at T-Mobile Arena with my friend Alex and a couple of his coworkers. It seemed odd going to a WWE show on a Friday night, especially one that started in the late afternoon.
What I liked tonight:
The opening match between Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns to determine which brand would get the first draft pick- until The Fiend showed up to cause a DQ in a match I was enjoying. I get why they did it, but I did not care for the ending of the match.
Kevin Owens getting drafted to RAW. Other than tonight (obviously since I was there,) I think my ability to watch Smackdown will be limited with the move to FOX as I do not get local channels on my satellite dish. Through my account, I can watch local channels online but I think I have to watch the online shows live? If so, I will probably miss most Smackdowns as I am usually not home on Friday nights and I might just have to watch the highlights on wwe.com. So I was glad one of my favorite WWE wrestlers, Kevin Owens, will now be on RAW.
local FSW Champion Chris Bey on 205 Live tonight, he got squashed by Ariya Daivari, but still very cool to see Bey in a WWE ring.
Bayley winning the WWE Smackdown Women's Title. I have also been in attendance when Bayley won the WWE RAW Women's Title- which also happened in Las Vegas at T-Mobile Arena (back in February 2017,) and ironically also against Charlotte Flair. It was awesome to see someone in the game (Bayley as Davina Rose) win another major title tonight.
This was Show #53 of 2019 for me. I think Show #54 will be on October 30th when FSW has a show at the Nerd Bar featuring Killer Kross and Joey Ryan (who said he is bringing free lollipops to all the fans in attendance.) There is a FSW arena show tomorrow night, but I instead will be going with my friend Ofi to see Dropkick Murphys at the Brooklyn Bowl on the Strip.
Bey looks like more of a star than most on this show -- he's got a great physique and bright blonde hair.
Daivari stomped a mudhole in Bey and then threw him to the floor. Bey got in a fantastic left hand -- and he throws a better punch than 90 percent of the roster. A uranage from Daivari led to him hitting the Rainmaker on Bey for the win.
WWE or AEW should sign Bey. He came off as a bigger star than Daivari here, and the little he did looked better than anything Daivari did.