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
The Prizefighter takes on a Louisville native in the first-ever "Face of America Open Challenge."04/18/2017 - 23:00
The Phenomenal One and The Lone Wolf clash in this week's main event, with Kevin Owens watching from ringside.04/18/2017 - 22:45
After coming up short in the WWE Championship No. 1 Contender Six-Pack Challenge, Sami Zayn is distraught at seeing another huge opportunity pass him by.04/18/2017 - 22:30
In her first match as a member of Team Blue, The Queen tries to earn a SmackDown Women's Championship opportunity with a win over current titleholder Naomi.04/18/2017 - 22:30
After being brutally attacked last week, American Alpha is out for payback against Primo & Epico Colon.04/18/2017 - 22:30
Get to know Tye Dillinger and find out why the WWE Universe loves the competitor they call "The Perfect 10."04/18/2017 - 22:15
The Ravishing Russian is ready to make waves when she joins Team Blue.04/18/2017 - 22:15
WWE Champion Randy Orton comes face-to-face with his new No. 1 contender before calling out Bray Wyatt ahead of their House of Horrors Match at WWE Payback.04/18/2017 - 21:45
Sami Zayn, Luke Harper, Mojo Rawley, Jinder Mahal, Dolph Ziggler and Erick Rowan square off for the right to challenge for the WWE Championship.04/18/2017 - 21:45
Take a closer look at the Superstar known around the world as The King of Strong Style.04/18/2017 - 21:30
Kofi Kingston, Big E & Xavier Woods are on their way to SmackDown LIVE.04/18/2017 - 21:15
Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila, the hosts of USA Network's Team Ninja Warrior, talk about their experience at SmackDown LIVE.04/18/2017 - 20:30
After Wade Barrett attacks Randy Orton, The Viper takes out his aggression on Dolph Ziggler in the form a powerbomb.04/12/2017 - 18:00
Out of control; Over the Limit
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Bedlam rocked SmackDown as Big Show chokeslammed World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger after his battle with Kane, and Drew McIntyre's sudden firing left the Intercontinental Championship vacant.
Kane def. World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger by Disqualification (PHOTOS | WATCH)
After escaping Kane's chokeslam, Jack Swagger thrusted The Big Red Monster's ribs repeatedly into an exposed turnbuckle -- a dangerous hazard that he himself had dislodged earlier in the match. This led the official to disqualify "The All-American American."
But after the match was over, the action continued outside the ring, where No. 1 contender Big Show -- sitting in with Matt Striker and Todd Grisham -- opted to join the fray. The World's Largest Athlete delivered a massive chokeslam to the World Heavyweight Champion, sending him crashing through the announce table.
Will Big Show walk away with the World Title when he challenges Swagger at Over the Limit? (Match preview)
Intercontinental Champion Drew McIntyre was stripped of his title and fired (PHOTOS | WATCH)
Without being cleared for action -- following two brutal assaults from Intercontinental Champion Drew McIntyre in recent weeks -- Matt Hardy came to the ring to address the volatile situation. After McIntyre got the upper hand by nailing Hardy from behind, things quickly spiraled out of control.
In spite of frantic attempts by WWE officials and personnel to restrain the "Chosen One," and numerous warnings from SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long, McIntyre continued his treacherous assault. Long then sent shockwaves throughout the WWE Universe, first by suspending the "untouchable" Superstar, then by stripping him of his title and firing him on the spot. When McIntyre put his hands on the head of SmackDown, he was unceremoniously kicked out of the building. Teddy Long wished McIntyre the best in his future endeavors.
Later, the SmackDown GM ruled that, since the Intercontinental Championship was now vacant, four deserving Superstars would compete in a championship tournament to decide the successor. Christian would face Cody Rhodes and Kofi Kingston would take on Dolph Ziggler. The winners would battle next week for the illustrious title.
Kofi Kingston def. Dolph Ziggler in an Intercontinental Championship Tournament Semi-Finals Match(PHOTOS | WATCH)
Kofi Kingston triumphed in the first Tournament Semi-Finals Match, breaking Dolph Ziggler's infamous sleeper hold to hit Trouble in Paradise.
Christian def. Cody Rhodes in an Intercontinental Championship Tournament Semi-Finals Match(PHOTOS | WATCH)
In the second Tournament Semi-Finals Match, Christian reigned supreme in a hard-fought contest, slamming Rhodes into the unforgiving ring post before finishing him with the Killswitch.
Next week on SmackDown, Christian and Kofi Kingston go head-to-head for the Intercontinental Championship!
Michelle McCool & Layla def. Kelly Kelly &Tiffany(PHOTOS | WATCH)
Just 24 hours after Michelle, Layla and SmackDown's Official Consultant Vickie Guerrero put Kelly Kelly through a "humiliating initiation" on "WWE Superstars" (watch), Tiffany joined forces with SmackDown's newest Diva against Team Lay-Cool. But retribution was not in the cards. As the official was getting Kelly Kelly back to her corner, Michelle delivered a hard kick to Tiffany from behind, setting up Layla for the victorious neckbreaker.
MVP def. Luke Gallows (PHOTOS | WATCH)
When "The Anti-Diva" Serena leaped up on the ring apron, she distracted MVP from executing the climatic Playmaker on Luke Gallows. Seconds later, Rey Mysterio jumped out of the crowd and attacked CM Punk, mimicking the attacks he has suffered from a mysterious hooded stranger in recent matches with The Second City Saint. This commotion allowed MVP to finish off Gallows with The Play of the Day.
After the match, an irate Punk called Mysterio out as a "coward." The masked Superstar emerged to challenge him to a rematch at Over the Limit and the "savior" readily accepted. If Rey loses the showdown, he must take the Straight Edge pledge. If Punk loses, Rey Mysterio will personally shave his head. (Match preview)
Mysterio then offered to forgo the match and take the pledge immediately if Punk would shave his head right then and there. When Punk refused, a slight glimpse of doubt seemed apparent on the faces of Punk's normally loyal disciples. (PHOTOS | WATCH)