6 Takeaways From WWE SmackDown (2/19)

The February 19th, 2019 episode of WWE SmackDown aired live from the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA. It was the first episode of SmackDown following WWE Elimination Chamber 2019. Here are 6 takeaways from the show:

6Shane & The Miz Will Get Another Shot At The SmackDown Tag Team Championships At WWE Fastlane

Shane McMahon and The Miz. Photo Credit: WWE.com

SmackDown Commissioner Shane McMahon kicked off this week’s episode of SmackDown. Highlights of Kofi Kingston from Elimination Chamber was shown as Shane made his way down to the ring.

Shane hyped up the NXT Superstars that appeared last night on RAW and added that they will be here tonight on SmackDown. The Miz interrupted and claimed that he hasn’t slept in two days and has to get something off of his chest.

The Miz joined Shane in the ring and stated that he lost the SmackDown Tag Team Championships. Miz told Shane that he took a chance on being his partner because he made a passionate plea. The Miz admitted that he used Shane because he knew he felt the same way about his father.

Miz thanked Shane for selflessly stepping in when he got injured and winning the Best in the World trophy. The Miz brought up Shane bringing his dad to SmackDown and that was the first time he ever heard his dad say that he was proud and that he loved him.

The Miz got choked up a bit and claimed that was the best moment of his career and that it was because of Shane McMahon. Miz apologized to Shane for letting him down at Elimination Chamber and asked Shane to make a rematch with The Usos.

The Usos joined the party and said that they will give Shane and Miz one more opportunity to call themselves the best team in the world. The Usos called The Miz a joke, a loser, a failure, a fraud, and a “wannabe A-lister with C-list skills”.

Jimmy and Jey told Shane to find another partner and McMahon told them not to disrespect his partner. Shane announced that the rematch is happening in The Miz’s hometown of Cleveland at WWE Fastlane. Later on SmackDown, The Miz informed Shane that his dad, Mr. Miz, will be ringside for the match at Fastlane.

It will be interesting to see what goes down at WWE Fastlane. I don’t expect Shane McMahon and The Miz to recapture the titles at the PPV next month. The Miz and Shane are likely going to face each other at WrestleMania and the only thing that is keeping me mildly interested in this storyline is how their friendship is going to fall apart.