Randy Orton gets more than he bargained for, and the landscape of the SmackDown Women's division gets irreparably altered on an unforgettable SmackDown LIVE.04/26/2017 - 13:45
Tyler Breeze & Fandango are over the moon after winning the first-ever Tag Team Beat the Clock Challenge to earn a SmackDown Tag Team Title opportunity.04/25/2017 - 22:30
Can one of these teams beat the time set by American Alpha to earn a SmackDown Tag Team Title opportunity?04/25/2017 - 22:30
Just days before his House of Horrors Match with Bray Wyatt, WWE Champion Randy Orton brawls with Erick Rowan in a No Disqualification Match.04/25/2017 - 22:00
After a brutal match with Erick Rowan, Randy Orton is attacked by Jinder Mahal and The Singh Brothers, who leave with The Viper's coveted title in tow.04/25/2017 - 22:00
The blonde bombshell is ready to dance her way to Tuesday nights in the very near future.04/25/2017 - 21:45
See what lies ahead for Randy Orton and Bray Wyatt in their House of Horrors Match at WWE Payback this Sunday.04/25/2017 - 21:45
In the first-ever Tag Team Beat the Clock Challenge, American Alpha and The Colons try to set the bar with the fastest time.04/25/2017 - 21:45
Kofi Kingston, Big E and Xavier Woods are ready to embark on a quest to make sure SmackDown isn't booty.04/25/2017 - 21:15
After being sent to SmackDown LIVE in the Superstar Shake-up, Rusev refuses to compete for Team Blue unless he receives a WWE Championship Match at Money in the Bank on June 18.04/25/2017 - 21:15
In a rematch of last week's main event, AJ Styles and Baron Corbin square off, as United States Champion Kevin Owens again watches from ringside.04/25/2017 - 21:00
Jason Jordan & Chad Gable recall their quickest victories in amateur wrestling ahead of tonight's Tag Team Beat the Clock Challenge on SmackDown LIVE.04/25/2017 - 18:30
Years before becoming No. 1 contender to the WWE Title, Jinder Mahal gave the WWE Universe a shocking first impression.04/20/2017 - 16:00
SmackDown Five-Point Preview: June 29, 2012
Can The Celtic Warrior crack the numbers game?
The No. 1 Contender’s Contract-on-a-Pole Match descended into chaos on Raw SuperShow Monday, creating confusion about whether Dolph Ziggler or Alberto Del Rio would challenge for the World Heavyweight Championship on SmackDown. Thankfully, Sheamus cleared up the uncertainty by announcing that both Superstars would concurrently face him with the championship gold on the line in a Triple Threat Match.
The Great White seemingly relished the opportunity to defend his coveted title against both The Showoff and The Mexican Aristocrat, but the odds remain stacked against him given the bout’s format. He survived challenges from multiple opponents at Elimination Chamber and WWE Over the Limit, but – with only a 33 percent chance of victory and because he doesn’t need to be directly defeated to lose the championship gold – his luck could very well run out against the two worthy adversaries he’ll face on SmackDown.
Is AJ setting her sights on Daniel Bryan?
WWE Champion CM Punk and Kane appeared to speak from the heart recently regarding their respective feelings for the mischievous AJ on Monday’s Raw SuperShow, but it was her actions following the Divas Summertime Beach Battle Royal that left the WWE Universe once again scratching their heads.
After she secured victory by hurling this week’s Interim General Manager Vickie Guerrero to the ringside floor, AJ proceeded to celebrate by pointing skyward and shouting “Yes!” in the spirit of her ex-boyfriend, Daniel Bryan. Was she paying tribute to her former flame, or is she looking to get the vegan grappler’s attention by swiping his signature gesture? In either case, it will be interesting to see if the off-the-wall Diva will expound on her actions toward the submission specialist tonight.
Who will qualify for the other Money in the Bank Ladder Match?
Serving as the Interim General Manager of Raw and SmackDown this week, Vickie Guerrero clarified that the only participants in the WWE Championship Contract Money in the Bank Ladder Match will be former WWE Champions themselves. That opens the door for John Cena, Chris Jericho, Big Show and Kane – and closes it for several other Superstars who aspire to one day become a World Title holder themselves.
Their championship gold ticket may still be available in the World Heavyweight Championship Contract Money in the Bank Ladder Match, however. That bout’s combatants have yet to be determined, which leaves the playing field wide open for many promising competitors to make their mark at the upcoming pay-per-view. Will Ryback earn a chance to one day cash in the contract for a World Title opportunity? Can Damien Sandow seize the moment? Could Kofi Kingston emerge at Money in the Bank later this month with the contract that guarantees a fight for the title that’s presently around Sheamus’ waist?
What can Vickie Guerrero do for an encore?
No doubt benefitting from her prior experience at the helm, Vickie Guerrero certainly stirred things up while serving as the Interim General Manager of Raw. From the Triple Threat Elimination Match that opened the show to the No. 1 Contender’s Contract-on-a-Pole Match to reinstating Brodus Clay on Raw, WWE’s resident Cougar showed no trouble at sinking her claws into a job that she openly admitted to wanting on a full-time basis.
So what other tricks does Guerrero have up her sleeve for SmackDown? Can she show the skills that helped her remain the SmackDown GM for nearly two years? Or, will her affection for Dolph Ziggler cost her the chance at staying in charge in the same way that her relationship with WWE Hall of Famer Edge did in 2009?
Will The All-American American get his “Swagger” back?
Jack Swagger’s had a rough go of it lately, what with his inability to take the United States Title from Santino Marella on Raw SuperShow and with Dolph Ziggler taking away Vickie Guerrero’s attention. Seeing Swagger beg for a title opportunity against The Cobra reeked more of desperation than a belief that he could still achieve greater glory.
Still, one of The All-American American’s greatest accomplishment to date remains his World Heavyweight Championship reign – a run that only became possible after he won the Money in the Bank Ladder Match at WrestleMania XXVI. Since Swagger cashed in the contract for that title opportunity on SmackDown, could another dominating performance on the best show on Friday night help him get back on track?