The old standards. A night at a wrestling show can be a rather interesting night with all of the stuff that you get to see in one evening. That is almost always the case with the WWE on a Thursday night, which has four stages of wrestling throughout the night. While the main attraction is SmackDown Live and the secondary attraction is 205 Live, there is usually a dark match both before and after the two shows. That was the case again this week.

As is usually the case, there was a pair of dark matches on Tuesday night with a match both before SmackDown Live and one after SmackDown Live. According to Wrestlinginc.com, the match before the show saw Heavy Machinery defeat the B Team. According to 411mania.com, the match after the show saw SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley successfully defend the title against Charlotte. These matches have been run as dark matches several times in recent weeks.

The second match has happened before. Check out Bayley vs. Charlotte when the cameras were on:

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Opinion: While it might seem repetitive, these matches are constantly being put on in these spots because they work well for what they do. Heavy Machinery is a fun team that makes the crowd feel like they’re having a good time and Bayley is the exact same thing. If nothing else, it always helps to have a title match to wrap things up, just for the sake of having something on the line.

Which of these matches sounds better? Will Heavy Machinery ever win the Tag Team Titles? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his Amazon author page with 28 wrestling books. His latest book is the History Of In Your House.

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