As many of you saw, this week’s episode of WWE Friday Night SmackDown ended with Retribution wreaking havoc inside of the Performance Center.
The group destroyed the ringside area and one of the members used a chainsaw to cut the ring ropes. Another member of the group was seen spray painting the plexiglass that was set up as a barrier between the developmental talent and the wrestlers in the ring. Other areas at ringside were also spraypainted.
However, there was one major thing that fans picked up on. There was no evidence of the chaos as 205 Live got started. There was no damage seen on the ring or the announcer’s table and there was no spray paint on the plexiglass around ringside or on the steel steps.
It was obvious that 205 Live was filmed out of order and it’s clear that WWE is working around tough circumstances with tons of rewrites on their main shows and certain talent not being available but the cleanliness at the PC during 205 Live was hard to not notice. It’s also worth noting that the developmental talent acting as fans were surrounding the ring even though they were attacked at the end of SmackDown.
On SmackDown, WWE had to work around issues because some wrestlers were not available. In fact, one segment was taped in an empty building in front of a green screen with piped-in crowd noise. Click here for more on that story.
Check out the clip below from 205 Live and scroll down for a clip of Retribution destroying everything at the end of Friday Night SmackDown.
h/t Ringside News