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
PHILADELPHIA -- With less than two weeks until the history-making Vengeance: Night of Champions, the Ultimate Opportunist Edge is doing all he can to protect his World Heavyweight Championship from Batista, while Montel Vontavious Porter faces a new challenger for his United States Championship --SmackDown draftee Ric Flair.
On Friday night, the Rated-R Superstar continued to play mental chess when he took on the veteran Flair in a non-title match. Uniquely, Flair was appearing for the first time in nearly five years on SmackDown, and he has already made an impact, challenging Montel Vontavious Porter to a match at Vengeance: Night of Champions for the U.S. Title. The move certainly has sent Porter reeling, and during the contest, MVP interfered and the two champions looked to dismantle the "Nature Boy." Flair's protégé and former Evolution partner, Batista, came to the ring to assist, but the ever-opportunistic Edge was able to spear his challenger to return the favor from last Friday night. Heading into Vengeance: Night of Champions, Edge has gained momentum in this rivalry for the time being.
Earlier in the night, Batista had built up steam in non-title action against the U.S. Champ MVP, picking up the victory over the ballin' Superstar. The Animal's quest to regain the World Heavyweight Championship has been ongoing since his loss to Undertaker at WrestleMania 23, and he will need to be in top form when he faces Edge in a Last Chance Match for the title. If Batista is unable to defeat Edge on June 24, he will never have another title match while the Rated-R Superstar has the gold around his waist.
Since the announcement of the Last Chance Match, Edge has done everything in his power to sidetrack Batista, hoping to soften his opponent before this epic match takes place. The champion has seemingly smelled blood in the water, just waiting for the right moments to attack and weaken Batista. But with his back against the wall, The Animal has never been more dangerous, knowing this may truly be his last chance to capture the championship.
While Batista and World Heavyweight Champion Edge both are acting out of desperation, United States Champion MVP has always acted on the belief that he is better than the rest. The young Superstar may find himself without the title after Vengeance: Night of Champions when he defends the gold against the 16-time World Champion Ric Flair, who has held the U.S. Title a record five times. And while the ego-driven MVP stayed true to his words about being destined to wear a championship, no event in WWE history has been more suited for the Dirtiest Player in the Game to take that destiny away.