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John Cena, Dean Ambrose, AJ Styles, The Miz, Baron Corbin, Dolph Ziggler, Luke Harper, Kalisto, Apollo Crews, Mojo Rawley battle for the right to headline WrestleMania against WWE Champion Bray Wyatt.02/22/2017 - 00:15
Fearless Nikki gets checked out after battling The Queen of Black Harts and suffering a pipe assault courtesy of Maryse.02/21/2017 - 23:45
After Naomi was forced to relinquish the SmackDown Women's Championship, The Wicked Witch of WWE battles her longstanding adversary to become the new titleholder.02/21/2017 - 22:00
Fearless Nikki looks to rid her life of The Queen of Black Harts in a brutal Falls Count Anywhere Match.02/21/2017 - 22:00
Just nine days after realizing her lifelong dream, an injured Naomi must surrender the SmackDown Women's Title to General Manager Daniel Bryan.02/21/2017 - 21:00
See incredible slow-motion footage from the explosive SmackDown LIVE WWE Title Triple Threat Match between Bray Wyatt, John Cena and AJ Styles.02/17/2017 - 15:45
Three of SmackDown LIVE's best square off for the WWE Championship in a main event free-for-all.02/14/2017 - 22:45
A Warrior Returns
After months of preparation, Tatanka will return to the ring tonight on SmackDown. When he does, the WWE fans will notice a change in the Native American warrior. In recent weeks, the proud new member of the Lakota Nation has gone through a series of ancient Indian ceremonies, the Inipi, and the Hunka. The Inipi, a traditional cleansing ceremony is a rite of purification for the Lakota. The Hunka ceremony by definition is the making of a relative, and marks the initiation of the newest member to the tribe. WWE.com met with a focused Tatanka early this afternoon to get some thoughts on his highly anticipated return to the ring.
The anxious warrior explained the importance of the ceremonies as he makes his return to the SmackDown battlefield. “The Inipi ceremony is a great test. It challenges both your body and your spirit. When I emerged from the sweat lodge, I was a better man and a stronger warrior. The Hunka ceremony was also a powerful experience. Through the ceremony, I became a part of the Lakota Nation. Now, I have the support of not only my fans, but of an entire nation of Native Americans.”
In the Lakota tribe, ‘Tatanka’ means buffalo. The name is now more appropriate than ever as tonight, Tatanka will carry the power of both a buffalo and the pride of an Indian nation on his shoulders when he returns to the SmackDown ring.
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