Watch slow-motion footage from SmackDown LIVE and see why WWE Champion Jinder Mahal has to keep his head on a swivel at all times.06/22/2017 - 11:15
After defeating Chad Gable in his New Face of America Open Challenge, Kevin Owens claims no one will take his United States Title.06/20/2017 - 23:45
WWE Champion Jinder Mahal battles Luke Harper while keeping an eye out for Mr. Money in the Bank, Baron Corbin, and a furious Randy Orton.06/20/2017 - 23:00
After much deliberation, SmackDown LIVE General Manager Daniel Bryan reveals his decision on how to solve the Women's Money in the Bank Ladder Match controversy.06/20/2017 - 22:30
SmackDown LIVE's newest couple want the world to bear witness to their incredible love.06/20/2017 - 22:15
Kevin Owens issues a New Face of America Open Challenge, which is answered by one-half of American Alpha.06/20/2017 - 22:00
The King of Strong Style and The Showoff continue their rivalry in a thrilling contest on the blue brand.06/20/2017 - 21:45
As Daniel Bryan mulls what to do about the Women's Money in the Bank Ladder Match, Becky Lynch urges SmackDown LIVE's General Manager to make the right choice.06/20/2017 - 21:15
Two days after the SmackDown Tag Team Title Match ended with The Usos retreating, The New Day's Big E and Jimmy Uso square off in a hard-hitting singles competition.06/20/2017 - 21:00
Daniel Bryan is confronted by Natalya and Tamina, who want answers regarding the Women's Money in the Bank controversy.06/20/2017 - 20:45
The Princess of Staten Island and James Ellsworth show no remorse for their actions during the historic Women's Money in the Bank Ladder Match.06/20/2017 - 20:45
The Queen makes her case to Daniel Bryan about why the women of SmackDown LIVE deserve better than the outcome of the Women's Money in the Bank Ladder Match.06/20/2017 - 20:45
See how The Viper stunned WWE Champion Jinder Mahal with a surprise RKO on SmackDown LIVE in this slow-motion video.06/14/2017 - 18:00
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.