Taz opens today’s show by saying that he thinks WWE is mishandling Nakamura right now. Nakamura and Asuka are special in Taz’s opinion and while Asuka is being treated the right way by WWE, Nakamura is not. He knows that the laugauge barrier probably a problem for Vince McMahon, but with some creative writing that wouldn’t be an issue.
Taz points out that Nakamura had a good run when he first debuted on the main roster, but now he’s losing clean on Smackdown Live to Kevin Owens and being booked in tag matches on PPVs. He adds that there’s no shame in losing to Owens or tagging with Randy Orton for that matter, but sometime losing clean on television can hurt you, and this is one of those times in Taz’s opinion.
He liked the A.J. Styles/Singh Brothers segment last night, even though some of the lines in the Singh Brother’s promo came off lame and corny. Taz was happy that WWE at least handled their Champion well here, having Styles get the better of the Singh Brothers before standing tall to end the segment.
Taz mentions that Colin Delaney made his return to Smackdown after a decade’s absence last night, losing a tag team match to the Bludgeon Brothers. Taz says that Delaney is a nice kid and it was cool to see him back on Smackdown all these years later, even if it was just for a one-off appearance like Mike Johnson of PWInsider reported.