The WWE Champion spared no expense in celebrating his improbable victory. See slow-motion highlights of Jinder Mahal's Punjabi Celebration from SmackDown LIVE.05/24/2017 - 00:00
The Lone Wolf shares his thoughts after brutally attacking Sami Zayn on SmackDown LIVE.05/23/2017 - 23:30
The Phenomenal One and WWE's Rockstar clash with The New Face of America and The Showoff in SmackDown LIVE's main event.05/23/2017 - 22:45
The Fashion Police get another chance to dethrone The Usos as SmackDown Tag Team Champions.05/23/2017 - 22:30
Tyler Breeze takes on Jey Uso, and Fandango battles Jimmy Uso in one-on-one competition.05/23/2017 - 22:30
Jinder Mahal throws a lavish Punjabi Celebration in honor of his WWE Championship victory at WWE Backlash.05/23/2017 - 22:15
When the SmackDown LIVE women all try to make their case for a title opportunity, Commissioner Shane McMahon announces a huge match for next week.05/23/2017 - 22:00
In a rematch from WWE Backlash, The Underdog from the Underground tries to make it two in a row against The Lone Wolf.05/23/2017 - 22:00
After Shane McMahon makes the match official, tensions rise between the participants in the Money in the Bank Ladder Match.05/23/2017 - 21:30
After a crushing defeat at WWE Backlash, Breezango, SmackDown LIVE's Fashion Police, dejectedly attempt to turn in their badges to Commissioner Shane McMahon.05/23/2017 - 21:30
The Ravishing Russian is ready for her SmackDown LIVE debut.05/23/2017 - 21:30
After Sunday's heated Six-Woman Tag Team Match, Charlotte Flair & Becky Lynch try to stop the "welcoming committee" on SmackDown LIVE.05/23/2017 - 21:15
The eerie Erick Rowan creeps around backstage with an unsettling mask.05/23/2017 - 19:30
Ahead of Jinder Mahal's first SmackDown LIVE as WWE Champion, The Modern-Day Maharaja's custom plates are added to the prestigious title.05/23/2017 - 19:45
A rookie Randy Orton has to take a break from his workout after Stacy Keibler stops by to wish him good luck with a kiss!05/11/2017 - 15:45
WWE Top 10 takes you back to this week's SmackDown LIVE to revisit the show's most thrilling, physical and controversial moments.05/17/2017 - 11:15
The No. 1 contenders to the WWE and United States Championships clashed on SmackDown LIVE. See how the match unfolded in this thrilling-slow-motion video.05/17/2017 - 11:00
Who has whose number?
This week's SmackDown is "Championship Friday," as three championships will be on the line. Undertaker will battle The Great Khali in one of the biggest World Heavyweight Championship Matches in history, while new United States Champion Matt Hardy will defend the gold against the Ballin' Superstar he won it from at Backlash, MVP.
But perhaps the most intriguing matchup on Championship Friday concerns the WWE Tag Team Champions. The current golden boys, The Miz & John Morrison, will put their coveted tag team championship on the line against two men who have alternately been surface nuisances and thorns in their side over recent months -- Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore.
Unlike in the other two title matches, the question here isn't necessarily who's bigger or who's better. No, the question here is this: Who truly has whose number?
This is a rivalry that has been on the burner for a few months now, but once again brought to the forefront since WrestleMania XXIV. Each team has scored multiple wins over the other in recent months, and last week, Yang & Moore scored singles victories over Morrison & Miz respectively within a three-day span.
It would seem to the naked eye that the challengers have unlocked the combo to the Palace of Wisdom and should leave Atlantic City, N.J. as the new WWE Tag Team Champions, right?
Not so fast.
You see, while Yang & Moore have won numerous contests -- both solo and tag team -- against the A-Listers, they haven't gotten the job done when the gold was on the line. About five months ago, Yang & Moore won a non-title match on ECW on Sci Fi, and then beat the champs in a Six-Person Tag Team Match two weeks later. But when they got their "15 Minutes of Fame" on the Jan. 8 edition of ECW, they couldn't conquer the kingpins.
Their luck hasn't gotten any better in recent history either, as the challengers are 0-2 against the champions in tandem action since WrestleMania. On both the April 4 and April 11 editions of SmackDown, Miz & Morrison scored non-title victories over Yang & Moore.
Obviously, Yang & Moore are hoping that doesn't happen again. They have solved this puzzle before, but when the going has gotten tough, Miz & Morrison have gotten going. If anything, the challengers can look at other recent sports accomplishments as inspiration; for example, the Phoenix Suns defeated the San Antonio Spurs three out of four times during the NBA regular season, yet in this month's playoffs, the Spurs won four out of five to send Shaquille O'Neal and his teammates home for good.
Lady Luck is perhaps the most popular female inside every Atlantic City casino. Come Friday night, will she be strolling the boardwalk on the arms of a pair of A-listers, or cruising down the beach with "The Redneck & The Reject"?