Despite the holiday weekend and a half-dozen other viewing alternatives, WWE pressed ahead with the second Smackdown-exclusive PPV since the brand split, No Mercy. And while the blue brand has been putting on stronger shows the last few months, there were a lot of obstacles to overcome in order to make this PPV a big success, and unfortunately, it seems like it fell short of the mark. Let’s take a closer look at what went down at No Mercy.
10. Well, You Can’t Claim False Advertising
Yes, the incredible Curt Hawkins did exactly what he said he would do, as he stepped inside the ring at No Mercy, during the pre-show, and announced that he’d be wrestling his first match on Smackdown. Sure, it’s a clever heel move, but WWE is certainly putting a lot of effort into a guy who projects as little more than a comedy jobber. Perhaps the end-game is to have Hawkins’ debut ruined by someone else debuting and destroying him (or maybe giving the forgotten Apollo Crews someone he can beat), but until and unless that happens, we’re not really sure what the whole point of Hawkins is supposed to be.