Watch slow-motion footage from SmackDown LIVE and see why WWE Champion Jinder Mahal has to keep his head on a swivel at all times.06/22/2017 - 11:15
After defeating Chad Gable in his New Face of America Open Challenge, Kevin Owens claims no one will take his United States Title.06/20/2017 - 23:45
WWE Champion Jinder Mahal battles Luke Harper while keeping an eye out for Mr. Money in the Bank, Baron Corbin, and a furious Randy Orton.06/20/2017 - 23:00
After much deliberation, SmackDown LIVE General Manager Daniel Bryan reveals his decision on how to solve the Women's Money in the Bank Ladder Match controversy.06/20/2017 - 22:30
SmackDown LIVE's newest couple want the world to bear witness to their incredible love.06/20/2017 - 22:15
Kevin Owens issues a New Face of America Open Challenge, which is answered by one-half of American Alpha.06/20/2017 - 22:00
The King of Strong Style and The Showoff continue their rivalry in a thrilling contest on the blue brand.06/20/2017 - 21:45
As Daniel Bryan mulls what to do about the Women's Money in the Bank Ladder Match, Becky Lynch urges SmackDown LIVE's General Manager to make the right choice.06/20/2017 - 21:15
Two days after the SmackDown Tag Team Title Match ended with The Usos retreating, The New Day's Big E and Jimmy Uso square off in a hard-hitting singles competition.06/20/2017 - 21:00
Daniel Bryan is confronted by Natalya and Tamina, who want answers regarding the Women's Money in the Bank controversy.06/20/2017 - 20:45
The Princess of Staten Island and James Ellsworth show no remorse for their actions during the historic Women's Money in the Bank Ladder Match.06/20/2017 - 20:45
The Queen makes her case to Daniel Bryan about why the women of SmackDown LIVE deserve better than the outcome of the Women's Money in the Bank Ladder Match.06/20/2017 - 20:45
See how The Viper stunned WWE Champion Jinder Mahal with a surprise RKO on SmackDown LIVE in this slow-motion video.06/14/2017 - 18:00
Heidenreich's in a New York state of mind
In a surprising turn of events, Madison Square Garden's sold-out crowd cheered wildly for Heidenreich. Often known as the toughest crowd in the industry, the thousands of fans on hand from the city John Rocker once critiqued for its diversity took in the Louisiana native like one of their own, similar to how they embraced Sycho Sid back in 1996.
Also, while visiting Manhattan, Heidenreich became friends with the Brooklyn Brawler, whom he invited to the ring, and read the following poem to.
"I have spent a lifetime looking for a friend.
I have traveled far and wide never knowing where the road might end.
Well, now the end is finally near,
Because the Brooklyn Brawler is standing here,
Right smack down in the middle of the mecca of sports-entertainment, Madison Square Garden!"
Then, in a shocking turn of events, the Brooklyn Brawler told Heidenreich he hated his poem, denounced his New York heritage, and took off his torn New York Yankees T-shirt to reveal a Boston Red Sox tee. The Brooklyn native then re-christened himself the Boston Brawler.
Naturally, the MSG crowd came unglued, and began booing, and yelling profanities at their former representative. This angered Heidenreich. "Nobody insults my friends!" he yelled with rage. Moments later, Heidenreich gave the Boston Brawler a beating, almost as bad as the Yankees 19-8 romp over the Tampa Bay Devil Rays on Monday night. As Heidenreich made his way towards the backstage area, 15,841 screaming fans continued supporting their large new southern "friend."
Despite New York sports fan's reputation for rallying behind misunderstood athletes (Jeremy Shockey, Daryl Strawberry, Latrell Sprewell, Roger Clemens, etc.), it almost seems as though Heidenreich has finally found his niche. But only time will tell if his acceptance is everlasting, or just a New York state of mind.