The WWE Champion spared no expense in celebrating his improbable victory. See slow-motion highlights of Jinder Mahal's Punjabi Celebration from SmackDown LIVE.05/24/2017 - 00:00
The Lone Wolf shares his thoughts after brutally attacking Sami Zayn on SmackDown LIVE.05/23/2017 - 23:30
The Phenomenal One and WWE's Rockstar clash with The New Face of America and The Showoff in SmackDown LIVE's main event.05/23/2017 - 22:45
The Fashion Police get another chance to dethrone The Usos as SmackDown Tag Team Champions.05/23/2017 - 22:30
Tyler Breeze takes on Jey Uso, and Fandango battles Jimmy Uso in one-on-one competition.05/23/2017 - 22:30
Jinder Mahal throws a lavish Punjabi Celebration in honor of his WWE Championship victory at WWE Backlash.05/23/2017 - 22:15
When the SmackDown LIVE women all try to make their case for a title opportunity, Commissioner Shane McMahon announces a huge match for next week.05/23/2017 - 22:00
In a rematch from WWE Backlash, The Underdog from the Underground tries to make it two in a row against The Lone Wolf.05/23/2017 - 22:00
After Shane McMahon makes the match official, tensions rise between the participants in the Money in the Bank Ladder Match.05/23/2017 - 21:30
After a crushing defeat at WWE Backlash, Breezango, SmackDown LIVE's Fashion Police, dejectedly attempt to turn in their badges to Commissioner Shane McMahon.05/23/2017 - 21:30
The Ravishing Russian is ready for her SmackDown LIVE debut.05/23/2017 - 21:30
After Sunday's heated Six-Woman Tag Team Match, Charlotte Flair & Becky Lynch try to stop the "welcoming committee" on SmackDown LIVE.05/23/2017 - 21:15
The eerie Erick Rowan creeps around backstage with an unsettling mask.05/23/2017 - 19:30
Ahead of Jinder Mahal's first SmackDown LIVE as WWE Champion, The Modern-Day Maharaja's custom plates are added to the prestigious title.05/23/2017 - 19:45
A rookie Randy Orton has to take a break from his workout after Stacy Keibler stops by to wish him good luck with a kiss!05/11/2017 - 15:45
WWE Top 10 takes you back to this week's SmackDown LIVE to revisit the show's most thrilling, physical and controversial moments.05/17/2017 - 11:15
The No. 1 contenders to the WWE and United States Championships clashed on SmackDown LIVE. See how the match unfolded in this thrilling-slow-motion video.05/17/2017 - 11:00
SmackDown: Hollywood blues
LOS ANGELES -- On a star-studded night in the City of Angels, SmackDown General Manager Vickie Guerrero and new World Heavyweight Champion Edge had every intention of celebrating numerous accomplishments: the Rated-R Superstar winning back the gold in a Tables, Ladders and Chairs Match at One Night Stand, the blockbuster announcement of the couple's July 11 wedding on SmackDown, and the end of Undertaker's WWE tenure.
Batista crashed the party, however, and brought "The Family" back to reality -- issuing a challenge to the new champion. The GM decided that she would grant The Animal his title opportunity, but only if he could walk away victorious from an Eight-Man Tag Team Match later in the night. In typical fashion, Guerrero & Edge named two stipulations of the match: Batista's partners would be hand-picked by the GM and should he lose, The Animal would never be allowed to challenge Edge for the gold again.
Alongside Nunzio, Funaki & Colin Delaney, Batista made sure that his chances at the title would not suffer the same fate as Undertaker's career, much to the disgust of his team's opponents -- Edge, Chavo Guerrero, Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder. With Vickie at ringside, Batista made sure his victory sent a clear message to the Ultimate Opportunist and his power-wielding bride-to-be: I'm coming for the gold.
But for Batista to have any chance against the new World Champion, the authoritative General Manager and the rest of "The Family," he will have to watch his back -- a task that would be difficult for any Superstar. The Animal has been backed into a corner many times in his career and has managed to come out on top. But after witnessing what transpired with Undertaker, one of the most resilient Superstars in WWE history, even Batista has to be worried about going up against the growing power of "The Family" -- even if he has shown no fear to this point.
When will Batista officially challenge Edge for the World Heavyweight Championship? Will The Animal's plans to regain the gold be thwarted by the upcoming WWE Draft? Can SmackDown's power couple, Edge & Vickie, make Batista suffer the same way they did The Phenom? And now that Chavo Guerrero has been chosen as Edge's best man, will more wedding details be revealed in the coming weeks?