Jason Jordan & Chad Gable recall their quickest victories in amateur wrestling ahead of tonight's Tag Team Beat the Clock Challenge on SmackDown LIVE.04/25/2017 - 18:30
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
PITTSBURGH -- Undertaker and Batista stepped into the confines of a 15-foot high steel cage on SmackDown to battle over the championship, and the greatest rivalry in sports-entertainment added another chapter.
Both men have gone through hell as they have battled for the majority of 2007 over the title, with Undertaker defeating Batista at WrestleMania 23 for the gold, while keeping his undefeated streak intact. After their amazing encounter at WrestleMania -- in which Batista pushed Undertaker to the limits -- The Animal and The Deadman faced off at Backlash. The two behemoths attempted to put an end to their vicious rivalry in the ever-dangerous Last Man Standing Match.
In that match, The Phenom and Batista punished each other, hoping that with each devastating move, they could forge a victory. When Batista speared Undertaker off the stage, neither man could answer the referee's count, resulting in a draw, awarding the title to the champion, Undertaker.
General Manager Theodore Long then decided to announce the Steel Cage Match in the hope that the war for the title could be settled once and for all. Both competitors stepped into the cage with battle scars, mental and physical -- Batista with his leg heavily taped and Undertaker with a torn bicep. In the unforgiving cage, The Animal and The Phenom gave everything they had in hopes of walking out as champion, but as was the case at Backlash, controversy surrounded the outcome of the match.
In the closing moments of the caged encounter, Undertaker and Batista escaped and simultaneously touched the floor. In an unprecedented move that was reflective of this epic rivalry, WWE officials were forced to go to the instant replay for a decision. When the video replay showed both champion and challenger hitting the ground at the same time, the match was declared a draw, with a physically exhausted Undertaker retaining his championship. Those in the Mellon Arena and our fans around the world must have been asking: What does Batista have to do to defeat Undertaker. With Judgment Day looming, numerous matches could have been next in line for The Phenom and The Animal to face off, and the thought of another blockbuster match in this great rivalry came to mind.
Enter Mark Henry. The returning World's Strongest Man put those dreams of fierce rematches to rest when he viciously attacked Undertaker. Hell-bent on making an impact, Henry decimated the champion, leaving him down in the ring.
Even after the attack by Henry, Undertaker was still the champion, and our fans could look forward to seeing The Deadman and Batista go at it again for the gold -- until the Rated-R Superstar shocked the world. Edge arrived in Pittsburgh to cash in his newly won Money in the Bank opportunity, and he defeated an already brutalized Undertaker for the World Heavyweight Championship.
For one night, Pittsburgh will be known as the "Steal" City, as our fans were left to realize that they were just robbed of seeing another classic match between Undertaker and Batista by two culprits -- SmackDown's new World Heavyweight Champion Edge, and the World's Strongest Man Mark Henry.