The action moves out of the ring and into the arena when The Queen of Hart(less) looks to trash Nikki's merchandise.01/17/2017 - 21:15
Time stands still with a unique slow-motion look at The Leader of the Cenation's battle against The Lone Wolf last week on SmackDown LIVE.01/13/2017 - 11:30
With James Ellsworth once again at her side, The Princess of Staten Island is in action on SmackDown LIVE.01/10/2017 - 22:15
The strange association between James Ellsworth and Carmella moves to a new level as The Princess of Staten Island attempts to introduce the chinless Superstar to the best that money can buy.01/10/2017 - 22:00
The Wyatt Family looks to regain the SmackDown Tag Team Championship from new titleholders Chad Gable & Jason Jordan.01/10/2017 - 22:00
Amid weeks of controversy surrounding a mysterious La Luchadora, SmackDown LIVE's G.M. announces a history-making Steel Cage Match between Alexa Bliss and Becky Lynch next week.01/10/2017 - 21:45
After Dolph Ziggler snapped on Kalisto one week ago, the masked Superstar demands a match to get payback on The Showoff.01/10/2017 - 21:30
Fearless Nikki looks to get some retribution on her Total Divas co-star Natalya for The Queen of Hearts' attack at Survivor Series and her many subsequent insults.01/10/2017 - 21:00
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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