Smackdown Live no overarching storyline
No doubt, the biggest problem with Smackdown Live is how there is now overarching storyline. Compare that to Monday Night Raw, who have the tag team division, the universal title picture and a chaotic power struggle at play and you see that the blue brand is supremely lacking when it comes to things like that.
It’s almost like if Smackdown Live were a puzzle, none of the pieces would fit together. In fact, it almost feels like each segment on the show is its separate thing, which while that is nice to see at times, it detracts from the chance to tell an overreaching narrative. It also hurts the flow of The Tuesday show and makes it harder to see as a cohesive unit.
In the end, this doesn’t mean that WWE needs to instantly put in an authority figure like Monday Night Raw did, but they need to do something that could have overreaching effects on the rest of the division. Maybe something like a new nexus on Smackown Live that just goes around destroying other superstars and is then put against the best of The Smackdown Live brand. The point is, they need to do something. Something that affects everyone and a new Nexus would do just that!