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The Prizefighter takes on a Louisville native in the first-ever "Face of America Open Challenge."04/18/2017 - 23:00
The Phenomenal One and The Lone Wolf clash in this week's main event, with Kevin Owens watching from ringside.04/18/2017 - 22:45
After coming up short in the WWE Championship No. 1 Contender Six-Pack Challenge, Sami Zayn is distraught at seeing another huge opportunity pass him by.04/18/2017 - 22:30
In her first match as a member of Team Blue, The Queen tries to earn a SmackDown Women's Championship opportunity with a win over current titleholder Naomi.04/18/2017 - 22:30
After being brutally attacked last week, American Alpha is out for payback against Primo & Epico Colon.04/18/2017 - 22:30
Get to know Tye Dillinger and find out why the WWE Universe loves the competitor they call "The Perfect 10."04/18/2017 - 22:15
The Ravishing Russian is ready to make waves when she joins Team Blue.04/18/2017 - 22:15
WWE Champion Randy Orton comes face-to-face with his new No. 1 contender before calling out Bray Wyatt ahead of their House of Horrors Match at WWE Payback.04/18/2017 - 21:45
Sami Zayn, Luke Harper, Mojo Rawley, Jinder Mahal, Dolph Ziggler and Erick Rowan square off for the right to challenge for the WWE Championship.04/18/2017 - 21:45
Take a closer look at the Superstar known around the world as The King of Strong Style.04/18/2017 - 21:30
Kofi Kingston, Big E & Xavier Woods are on their way to SmackDown LIVE.04/18/2017 - 21:15
Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila, the hosts of USA Network's Team Ninja Warrior, talk about their experience at SmackDown LIVE.04/18/2017 - 20:30
FRESNO, Calif. -- Batista came. He signed. He conquered The Great Khali.
Inside Fresno State University's Save Mart Center, Batista signed the contract for his World Heavyweight Championship Match against Edge at Night of Champions.
But just after inking his name to the contract, SmackDown General Manager Vickie Guerrero informed The Animal of an additional amendment. In order to solidify his status as the No. 1 contender to Edge's title, Batista needed to defeat The Great Khali that night on SmackDown.
Unphased by Guerrero's added stipulation, The Animal reminded everyone that he beat The Great Khali before and he would beat him again. Capping off his bold prediction, Batista gave the GM a verbal lashing. "The only thing uglier than the beating I'm going to give Edge at Night of Champions is the woman he's marrying," he said.
Infuriated, Guerrero tacked on another major stipulation for Batista's must-win match against Khali. If Batista lost to the Punjabi Giant, he would not only lose the opportunity to face Edge in a title match, but also be banished from WWE.
Batista's contract amendments were typical of Guerrero's recent tyrannical behavior in helping her fiancé, Edge, hold onto the gold.
Shortly after the signing, Guerrero was spotted in her office with wedding planner Alicia Fox. Montel Vontavious Porter interrupted the meeting to tell Guerrero that he wanted to re-negotiate his own SmackDown contract. Guerrero agreed as long as MVP "took care" of CM Punk later on SmackDown. Earlier in the night, Punk taunted the Rated-R Superstar by reminding him that he could cash in his Money in the Bank contract at any time -- even at Edge's own wedding on the July 11 episode of SmackDown.
After MVP kept up his part of the deal and defeated Punk, everything seemed to be going according to plan. All that remained was for The Great Khali to take care of business in regards to Batista. However, Edge and his fiancée watched their plan crumble as The Animal leveled Khali with a hard-hitting spear to pick up a career-saving win.
Unlike Undertaker, Batista survived Guerrero's win-or-be banished ultimatum. Can The Animal carry this momentum into Night of Champions and become the new World Heavyweight Champion? Or, will the Ultimate Opportunist and the GM find a way to keep the title in "The Family"?