- We noted before how Chad Gable and Shelton Benjamin began a new storyline where they were going after the "not as serious" tag teams on the blue brand. It will be interesting to see where that storyline goes after this week's SmackDown saw Gable and Benjamin lose to The New Day. Above is video from that match and the pre-match segment, which saw The New Day celebrate Pancake Day/Fat Tuesday/Shrove Tuesday.
- There were two dark main events tonight in Bakersfield after WWE 205 Live went off the air - Becky Lynch and Naomi defeated Carmella and Natalya while WWE Champion AJ Styles retained over Jinder Mahal with the Phenomenal Forearm. Jinder vs. Styles closed the show.
- As noted, the first round of WWE's Mixed Match Challenge will wrap next Tuesday in Phoenix as Nia Jax and Apollo Crews take on SmackDown Women's Champion Charlotte Flair and WWE United States Champion Bobby Roode. Jax and Crews tweeted the following on the match:
Watch my partnahhhhh @ApolloCrews and I destroy next week #WWEMMC on #FacebookWatch. Samoan Drops & Gorilla Presses ALLLLL DAYYYYY LONG!!! #PowerHouseTeam #CrewsJaxDestruction @WWE pic.twitter.com/oS15X6czOP— Nia Jax (@NiaJaxWWE) February 14, 2018