How is that jobbing Sythe KO'd him for like three panels with a blast that leveled a city block the same Scythe snapped the neck of full starheart Allan Scott who is easily as powerful as classic (pre crisis) Fate. To KO Sythe lightning had to virtually level half a city and cause massive damage to the other half. It's literally the reason the JSA stayed around to rebuild Monument point in the next arc.
Sythe was god stompimg the entire JSA, he was written as a team buster of a team of a lot of high heralds. Getting KO'd for a few panels by a guy who is downing high heralds left and right isnt jobbing (especially for a relative neophyte in the role)