There is a silver lining to the shoulder injury suffered by Sin Cara. It has allowed WWE to give a small push to Kalisto. On Smackdown, the masked performer was given an upset victory over Alberto Del Rio. The move was done so that a title match can be set up between the two of them. In 2015, World Wrestling Entertainment gave him a little push when they had him in the tournament to crown a new world champion.
January 8, 2016
In case you missed the latest episode of Smackdown, Kalisto defeated Ryback to advance in the tournament to crown a new world heavyweight champion. It is now being said that the reason why WWE did that is because there are those backstage that felt that the tournament matches were a bit predictable. The creative department wanted to have at least one upset in the first round.
November 16, 2015
A post on YouTube where WWE lists the ten best moments from the episode of Smackdown that aired on September 17, 2015. Ryback attacks Kevin Owens. Dolph Ziggler purchases earrings for Summer Rae and hints at a potential romantic relationship between the two. New Day cuts another entertaining segment.
September 18, 2015
A post on YouTube where WWE lists the top ten biggest moments from the episode of Smackdown that aired on August 27, 2015. Among them are the vicious attack from the Wyatt Family, including new member Braun Strowman, towards Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns. There is also a clip of some animosity brewing between Rusev and Big Show.
August 28, 2015
While it is certainly not very high on the priority list right now with Wrestlemania right around the corner, WWE has a bit of a dilemma when it comes to the Interrogation movie. Management normally promotes their films on Monday Night Raw and Smackdown, but since Lana is involved, there is a fear that it might be a bit confusing to some of the audience members who see her solely as an evil Russian heel who talks for Rusev.
March 22, 2015
There are a good amount of people that want to see Michael Cole removed from the Smackdown commentating team. The fear is that he will be a bit overexposed since fans already listen to him for three hours on Monday Night Raw and the monthly pay per view events. A new voice might make the secondary show a bit more distinct for the viewers. WWE, however, does not want to remove Cole because he is the commentator they trust most.
February 16, 2015