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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
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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
Down with the king?
Bobby Lashley defeated William Regal last week on SmackDown, earning the right to face King Booker tonight. The United States Champion and the King have a long history; in fact, it was Lashley that Booker defeated to become royalty in the first place.
Two weeks ago on Friday Night SmackDown, Lashley was victorious over King Booker in a rematch; but after the bout, Finlay & William Regal attacked the champion, forcing him to bow down and kiss the King’s feet. It was a disgusting moment for Lashley, and the normally soft-spoken champion is looking for a little payback tonight.
“Yeah that was humiliating. I never thought I’d have to watch my back, side and everything,” Lashley told WWE.com. “He had a couple people jump in there and all I want is payback. I want to beat Regal, I want to beat Finlay and I want to hurt Booker, all for doing that.”
Since the moment his match with Regal ended, Lashley has been looking forward to tonight’s encounter.
“Yeah I can’t wait. I don’t even care about the bell ringing; I just want to get my hands on him any way, shape or form,” a fired up United States Champion said. “(Whether) I’ve got to come before the match or after the match, I want to beat Booker down.”
Of course, the King sees things a little differently. In fact, he’s surprised that the United States Champion even wants the opportunity to face him.
“You’d think Lashley would have learned his lesson a couple of weeks ago,” the King said. “I beat the man down; I made him bow and kiss my feet. Lashley is nothing but a peasant.”
Lashley may only be a peasant to King Booker, but he’s a peasant on a mission tonight. Can he take the King down or will royalty prevail in the rubber match?