With the help of Fearless Nikki, Sophia Grace explodes on the scene with a very unique introduction to the WWE Universe.12/06/2016 - 23:30
The new SmackDown Women's Champion gets an uninvited guest at her title celebration in the form of The Irish Lass Kicker.12/06/2016 - 22:30
After a verbal altercation between Breezango and American Alpha earlier in the night, Chad Gable battles an insulted Tyler Breeze.12/06/2016 - 22:15
Days after their brutal Chairs Match at WWE TLC, The Lone Wolf once again squares off against Kalisto.12/06/2016 - 22:00
Excited about her new single "Hollywood," due out this January and featuring several female Superstars in her music video, Sophia Grace throws her support behind Fearless Nikki.12/06/2016 - 21:45
Zack Ryder & Mojo Rawley go head-to-head against Konnor & Viktor in a SmackDown LIVE tag team showdown.12/06/2016 - 21:45
See what happened on SmackDown LIVE after The Princess of Staten Island accused Natalya of being Nikki Bella's mysterious attacker at Survivor Series.12/06/2016 - 21:15
Beauty & The Man Beast look to reclaim the SmackDown Tag Team Championship from The New Wyatt Family in a WWE TLC rematch. Teaser: Beauty & The Man Beast look for another fairytale ending in SmackDown Tag Team rematch.12/06/2016 - 21:00
Following Ellsworth's betrayal of Dean Ambrose at WWE TLC, The Lunatic Fringe dishes out some payback on the chinless Superstar.12/06/2016 - 21:00
The Beast Incarnate cramps Kurt Angle's style in a backstage encounter with an admirer of The Olympic Hero.12/01/2016 - 10:45
WWE Top 10 takes you back to this week's SmackDown LIVE to revisit the show's most thrilling, physical and controversial moments.11/30/2016 - 12:30
The Wicked Witch of WWE doesn't just want to capture the SmackDown Women's Title in her Tables Match against Becky Lynch at WWE TLC, she wants to embarrass her beyond words.11/29/2016 - 23:30
Jason Jordan & Chad Gable take on The New Wyatt Family to see who will earn the right to face SmackDown Tag Team Champions Heath Slater and Rhyno at WWE TLC.11/29/2016 - 22:30
The Lunatic fringe does not wish to wait for WWE TLC to get his hands on "The Champ that Runs the Camp."11/29/2016 - 22:30
The Princess of Staten Island is more determined than ever to make Nikki Bella suffer in their No Disqualification Match at WWE TLC this Sunday.11/29/2016 - 22:15
Ready, set, sprint
On 2006's year-end "Best of SmackDown," General Manager Theodore Long made an announcement that sent shockwaves through the sports-entertainment world. In an effort to start the new year with a bang, Long detailed plans for the first-ever SmackDown Beat the Clock Sprint. The competition, which will crown a new No. 1 contender for Batista's title at the Royal Rumble, starts this Friday.
The rules of the Beat the Clock Sprint are simple. Each member of the SmackDown roster is entered into a random drawing for the right to compete in a singles match, where they will try to score a pinfall as quickly as possible. The person who records the quickest victory will earn the right to face Batista for the World Heavyweight Championship at the Royal Rumble.
Most of the roster views the Beat the Clock Sprint as a golden opportunity, a chance to do battle for the richest prize in the industry.
However, Former World Heavyweight Champion King Booker sees the exciting contest as an opportunity for Theodore Long to keep him away from "his" title.
"This Sprint is nothing more than a ploy," said an irritated King. "It is a ploy by that turncoat Theodore Long to keep the title away from King Booker. It is another chance for Long to keep the greatest ruler and champion of all time from his rightful position on top of the SmackDown kingdom."
Two men who have been on a major roll as of late, WWE Tag Team Champions Paul London and Brian Kendrick, told WWE.com that the SmackDown Beat the Clock Sprint is a major opportunity to further their careers. The tag team specialists believe that if they are selected to participate, they may enter the competition with an advantage.
"I'm pretty darn excited about the idea," said Kendrick. "I'm very interested in being a part of it. Paul and I both wrestle at a fast pace, so I think the format actually caters to our strengths."
Paul London agreed with his partner's statements, and revealed to WWE.com a new training method that he believes could propel him to success.
"It's definitely a chance for me to make good on all the conditioning I did over the holidays," said London. "I chased down cheetahs, and raced horses…on foot. Those are the kinds of things we do over the holidays in Texas. But seriously, it's a great opportunity, and it won't be easy. Since you don't know your opponent, there is no way to prepare."
Nobody has been guaranteed a spot in the Beat the Clock Sprint, but one SmackDown Superstar, Cruiserweight Champion Gregory Helms, believes he is entitled to participate.
"This is the opportunity I've been waiting for, and I deserve it," said the conceited Helms. "As the longest reigning champion in all of WWE, it's a no-brainer that I should be involved. The Beat the Clock Sprint is tailor-made for Gregory Helms, because I am the fastest man in this industry."
One cocky competitor told WWE.com that his selection to compete in the SmackDown Beat the Clock Sprint is a forgone conclusion. That confident character is Mr. Kennedy, and he believes the Animal is firmly in his sights.
"I feel bad for everyone else that's going to be a part of this," said Kennedy. "They should just call it quits now, because I will be the one to beat the clock on Friday night. At the Royal Rumble, Batista and his World Heavyweight Championship are mine."
Will Mr. Kennedy even be chosen to participate in the Beat the Clock Sprint? And, if so, will he set the fastest time? Or, will someone else set the pace and earn their ticket to the Royal Rumble? Tune in on Friday night for the first-ever SmackDown Beat the Clock Sprint to find out.