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Michael Cole and Corey Graves go completely overboard with ‘The Freak’ Lars Sullivan on SmackDown

Lars Sullivan is called the Freak in WWE
Lars Sullivan celebrates after defeating Jeff Hardy (WWE)

WWE fans were reminded several times that Lars Sullivan is called The Freak on this week’s SmackDown

Lars Sullivan was in action on this week’s SmackDown and the fans were reminded of his nickname, The Freak, by the commentators several times.

Sullivan is being pushed incessantly in WWE, despite some issues with him behind the scenes. He was out of action for a while and has been in the wrong kind of news too, but WWE doesn’t care too much for that.

Lars Sullivan made a return to WWE
Lars Sullivan attacks Matt Riddle (WWE)

He made a huge impact at the start of this week’s show by attacking Jeff Hardy, and this led to a match between them.

Sullivan was unstoppable as he kicked out of Hardy’s finishers and used his own “Freak Ending” to get a huge win.

However, the commentary pair of Corey Graves and Michael Cole did oversell Sullivan, especially his nickname.

Corey Graves WrestleMania
Corey Graves has become one of the top commentators in the WWE (Image courtesy: Cageside seats)

Fightful reported that Michael Cole called Sullivan “The Freak” 16 times with the pair calling him that nickname 22 times in all.

The Freak Show is here

Sullivan did look impressive on the night and made light work of Hardy. However, it is to be seen what the next step for the Freak is.

Lars Sullivan against Jeff Hardy
Lars Sullivan against Jeff Hardy (WWE)

WWE have pushed stars from NXT in hopes of making them big on the main brands, but they don’t always work out.

Sullivan seemed to be on a similar road after he attacked stars at random on Raw and SmackDown. However, this was a better showing for Sullivan and makes him look like the dangerous star he is supposed to be.

SmackDown does have some top stars on their roster and it will be interesting to see what is next for The Freak in the coming weeks.

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