The evening was young. There are a lot of wrestlers under the WWE banner but there is only so much television time for all of them to share. On occasion that is not going to be enough to go around but WWE is known for putting on some more material after the cameras go off. That was the situation again this week as WWE was able to get in a dry run of an upcoming title match.
As seen on Twitter, this week’s post SmackDown dark match saw United States Champion Bobby Lashley successfully defend his title against Ciampa. This is the same match that will be taking place next week on Monday Night Raw, after Ciampa earned the shot in a series of matches on this week’s show. Neither Lashley nor Ciampa appeared on SmackDown as they are both Monday Night Raw stars.
There is a lot to this. Check out the full match from after SmackDown:
Opinion: This is the kind of thing that makes sense for WWE, as the two of them getting to put in some practice before their match is not a bad idea. Lashley and Ciampa could have a good match if they are given the chance and working out some of the kinks could certainly help. The match wasn’t too bad either, so we could be in for something good next Monday night.
What did you think of Friday’s match? How will the real version go? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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