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
Before battling AJ Styles for the WWE World Title in a Tables, Ladders & Chairs Match, The Lunatic Fringe welcomes SmackDown LIVE's newest Superstar into the Asylum.11/29/2016 - 22:00
While brawling with Alexa Bliss, SmackDown Women's Champion Becky Lynch makes a crucial mistake that could cost her big at WWE TLC.11/29/2016 - 21:00
An eating competition at Vickie Guerrero's Thanksgiving Celebration has dire consequences for the winner later that night.11/29/2013 - 12:45
See who makes a surprise appearance to help put a positive spin on The New Day's Thanksgiving celebration.11/26/2015 - 00:15
WWE Top 10 takes you back to this week's SmackDown LIVE to revisit the show's most thrilling, physical and controversial moments.11/23/2016 - 14:45
Arena Report - Rabobank Arena
WWE makes its long awaited return to Bakersfield tonight for a special edition of SmackDown. Award winning recording artists Three 6 Mafia will take the stage at the Rabobank Arena to play a live rendition of their track from Wreckless Intent, "Some Bodies Gonna Get It" for SmackDown Superstar Mark Henry.
WWE's last visit to the Rabobank Arena was in February 2004 for a live broadcast of RAW. On that night, Booker T & Rob Van Dam defeated Evolution's Ric Flair & Batista for the World Tag Team Championship. Later, the Bakersfield fans were treated to a classic main event as Shawn Michaels defeated Chris Benoit with Sweet Chin Music.
SmackDown's last visit to the arena was in February '03. On a jam-packed show, the fans were treated to a special Bra and Panties match in which Torrie Wilson defeated Dawn Marie. Also on the show, a major upset saw Shelton Benjamin defeat WWE Hall of Famer Eddie Guerrero in singles action. Later, Brock Lesnar defeated newcomer John Cena with an F5.
SmackDown also visited the arena in December ‘01. That show may be best remembered for a fight that didn't take place in the arena. Stone Cold Steve Austin and Booker T brawled through a local Bakersfield supermarket, destroying the produce section and the dairy along the way. In action that actually occurred within the confines of the ring, JBL defeated Matt Hardy, and later in the main event, Rob Van Dam & The Rock defeated Chris Jericho & Undertaker.
The Rabobank Arena, formerly known as the Bakersfield Centennial Garden opened in 1998 with a special performance by comedian Bill Cosby. The 10,000 seat arena is the home of the Bakersfield Blitz of the Arena Football League and the Bakersfield Condors of the ECHL.