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
BALTIMORE -- Met by a torrent of audible discontent from Baltimore fans, new World Heavyweight Champion Edge came to SmackDown with a primary focus: to gloat and bask in controversy. The Rated-R Superstar, however, did not account for his inaugural address to be crashed by a focused, angry Animal, just days before their high-stakes championship encounter at Judgment Day. (WATCH)
"That title belongs to me," Batista affirmed as he stared directly into his foe's calculative eyes. "I'm sorry, but Sunday, I'm going to be needing it back."
As announced earlier this week on WWE.com, these two warriors will meet this Sunday for the very championship many believe Batista was robbed of last week in Pittsburgh. With just a handful of carefully chosen words, The Animal certainly made a last impression on the gold bearing Rated-R Superstar as the two stood face-to-face for the first time since Edge's now infamous deeds. Batista's words clearly resonated within the complex psyche of the champion, as a chagrined Edge cowered from the ring, leaving the confident Animal standing in the SmackDown ring he's called home for some time now.
Prior to the interruption from his confident Judgment Day opponent, Edge stood in the spotlight of the 1st Mariner Arena and retold his personal account of triumph -- his ascent to the top of sports-entertainment. Though Batista ultimately doused the celebratory parade of the Rated-R Superstar and shared words the champion would have much difficulty swallowing, Edge still managed to be as insulting, offensive and scandalous as ever on SmackDown.
Reliving his achievement one week earlier, the renegade champion cited being the only man in history to take titles from both John Cena and Undertaker, arguably the greatest legend in WWE history. The Rated-R Superstar also boldly declared that he did in three seconds what Batista couldn't do in three months: defeat The Deadman.
Albeit riddled in controversy, the Rated-R Superstar's championship snare was of unbelievable plotting and brewing, paired of course, with perfectly timed execution. It is unquestionable that the new World Heavyweight Champion is the ultimate opportunist. However, the title as well as the Money in the Bank opportunity Edge essentially stole from Mr. Kennedy could prove to be a matter of fate for the Rated-R Superstar. Could he regret this play of a finely contrived hand when he meets a wrathful and driven Batista on Sunday?
After The Animal took The Phenom to a second straight draw at the conclusion of an extraordinarily physical Steel Cage Match last week, Edge capitalized on Batista's efforts (and Mark Henry's as well) to seize the gold from Undertaker. Many in the WWE locker room say that Batista should have been had the opportunity to face The Deadman to settle their unmatched rivalry once and for all. Instead, one of the greatest competitive rivalries in recent SmackDown history was ended curtailed indecisively at the hands of the Rated-R Superstar.
As he alluded to on Friday night, Batista will have his chance to unleash a ravenous zeal upon the individual that thieved the World Heavyweight Championship. Will Edge, the self-proclaimed master of mental chess, have yet another plan in the works to retain his prize? What more does The Animal have to say about this championship contest? Check back with WWE.com on Saturday for an exclusive interview with Batista, as he talks in-depth about Judgment Day and Edge.