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
The champs get chumped
READING, Pa. -- Friday night on SmackDown, Edge & Chavo Guerrero found out that the family that stays together doesn't always win together.
While Royal Rumble week may have been a good one for the "familia" -- Chavo won the ECW Championship from CM Punk on ECW on Sci Fi, Edge beat Punk on SmackDown and then defeated Rey Mysterio to retain the World Heavyweight Title at Royal Rumble -- this past one wasn't quite as fantastic.
Coincidentally, their downward spiral also began at the Rumble. Although Edge defeated Mysterio, he did so at a price: The health of his lover, SmackDown General Manager Vickie Guerrero, who was injured when she threw herself in front of Rey's 619 to shield Edge and spur him to victory.
It only got worse on Tuesday night, as Chavo's Championship Fiesta on ECW on Sci Fi was cut short by a guest appearance from Punk. Dressed as a member of the mariachi band brought in to help Chavo celebrate, the Straightedge Superstar brained the new ECW Champion with a guitar, turning his fiesta into an unwanted siesta.
So, heading into their big tag team battle with Mysterio & Punk on Friday Night SmackDown, it seemed as if Edge & Chavo had all the motivation they needed.
But when it rains, it pours.
Having been placed in charge by Mr. McMahon due to Vickie's absence, Assistant General Manager Theodore Long opened SmackDown with two huge announcements for No Way Out. In addition to sanctioning an Elimination Chamber Match -- in which six SmackDown and ECW Superstars will vie for the right to face the World Heavyweight Champion at WrestleMania XXIV -- he also made a Royal Rumble rematch between Edge and Mysterio for the gold. An angry Rated-R Superstar came out to protest, but the much-maligned (by Edge, anyway) Assistant GM turned a deaf ear to his complaint.
When it came time for the main event, a frustrated and focused pair of champions made their way to the ring to battle Punk & Mysterio. And for most of the match, Edge & Chavo dominated their opponents, letting their frustrations loose and particularly targeting Mysterio's previously injured left knee.
Late in the bout, however, the Master of the 619 was able to escape a double team and make the tag to Punk, which was the beginning of the end for the ECW & World Heavyweight Champions. After a momentary melee, Mysterio forced both men into position for the 619. Edge bailed out of the ring, but no matter; Rey nailed Chavo with the move and then flattened the Rated-R Superstar with a breathtaking cross bodyblock. Meanwhile, inside the ring, Punk got a little retribution on Chavo, dropping him with the Go to Sleep to claim the winning pinfall.
While Mysterio & Punk stood victorious in the ring, the beaten tandem of Edge & Chavo stood in the entrance aisle still displaying the one thing each victor wants most: The World Heavyweight and ECW Championships, respectively.
But will Mysterio & Punk's physical victory on SmackDown springboard them back to the gold? The Master of the 619 knows he has another opportunity at No Way Out, while Punk's future is a little less clear. Can the newfound "familia" of Edge & Chavo keep it together and stay a golden duo with this dual threat staring them straight in the face -- and perhaps without ringleader Vickie Guerrero physically able to help them do so?