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Jimmy Korderas Believes Smackdown World Cup Finals Should Have Been Saved For FOX

December 5, 2022 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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The World Cup finals aired on last week’s FOX Sports 1 episode of Smackdown, but Jimmy Korderas believes they should have saved it for a bigger night. Ricochet defeated Santos Escobar on Friday’s show to win the tournament and in his latest Reffin’ Rant, Korderas talked about how he would have liked the match to main event a FOX-airing episode to give the two stars more exposure.

“I know a lot of people are questioning the finals of the World Cup tournament on Smackdown this week in where it was placed, but I think there was a bigger miss here,” he started. “I know some people are saying, ‘That shouldn’t have been the main event on Smackdown this past Friday. You know, Santos Escobar vs. Ricochet, the names aren’t big enough stars to main event a big-time show like Smackdown.’ And that’s the reason they put them on last this week is because it was on FS1.”

He continued, “I think there was a bigger miss here. That should have been a main event match when Smackdown aired on… Fox Network. It would have had a bigger audience and maybe some more people would have gravitated towards these two young stars. And that’s the idea of elevating two new stars. So in front of a bigger audience, I think that match would have better instead of on FS1.”

If you use any of the quotes in this article, please credit Jimmy Korderas with a h/t to 411mania.com for the transcription.