Randy Orton gets more than he bargained for, and the landscape of the SmackDown Women's division gets irreparably altered on an unforgettable SmackDown LIVE.04/26/2017 - 13:45
Tyler Breeze & Fandango are over the moon after winning the first-ever Tag Team Beat the Clock Challenge to earn a SmackDown Tag Team Title opportunity.04/25/2017 - 22:30
Can one of these teams beat the time set by American Alpha to earn a SmackDown Tag Team Title opportunity?04/25/2017 - 22:30
Just days before his House of Horrors Match with Bray Wyatt, WWE Champion Randy Orton brawls with Erick Rowan in a No Disqualification Match.04/25/2017 - 22:00
After a brutal match with Erick Rowan, Randy Orton is attacked by Jinder Mahal and The Singh Brothers, who leave with The Viper's coveted title in tow.04/25/2017 - 22:00
The blonde bombshell is ready to dance her way to Tuesday nights in the very near future.04/25/2017 - 21:45
See what lies ahead for Randy Orton and Bray Wyatt in their House of Horrors Match at WWE Payback this Sunday.04/25/2017 - 21:45
In the first-ever Tag Team Beat the Clock Challenge, American Alpha and The Colons try to set the bar with the fastest time.04/25/2017 - 21:45
Kofi Kingston, Big E and Xavier Woods are ready to embark on a quest to make sure SmackDown isn't booty.04/25/2017 - 21:15
After being sent to SmackDown LIVE in the Superstar Shake-up, Rusev refuses to compete for Team Blue unless he receives a WWE Championship Match at Money in the Bank on June 18.04/25/2017 - 21:15
In a rematch of last week's main event, AJ Styles and Baron Corbin square off, as United States Champion Kevin Owens again watches from ringside.04/25/2017 - 21:00
Jason Jordan & Chad Gable recall their quickest victories in amateur wrestling ahead of tonight's Tag Team Beat the Clock Challenge on SmackDown LIVE.04/25/2017 - 18:30
Years before becoming No. 1 contender to the WWE Title, Jinder Mahal gave the WWE Universe a shocking first impression.04/20/2017 - 16:00
Princes or paupers?
Tonight on SmackDown, the members of King Booker’s “court” will be in tag team action when Finlay & William Regal take on Matt Hardy & Gunner Scott. In recent weeks, Finlay & Regal have helped the new King in his dealing with Bobby Lashley; however, this will be the first time they’ve teamed on SmackDown. It will also be the first time Hardy and Scott have come together, but Hardy is already quite impressed by his partner.
“I really think he has a lot of potential and I think he will fit in well here on SmackDown,” Hardy told WWE.com. “He’s really solid at technical wrestling. I think that one he finds his niche here on SmackDown and is able to highlight his technical wrestling skills he’s going to be a force to be reckoned with.”
Even with that optimism, Hardy knows that they’re in for a tough battle against their European opponents. “These guys have wrestled everywhere, and when it comes to both technical wrestling and toughness these guys have it all,” Hardy remarked. “They’re the total package; I’ve been in the ring with Finlay and there’s none better. So I think our game plan is going to be to go out there and try to be as much of a cohesive unit as we can, isolate (one of them) and not let them get those quick tags in and out.”
On the other side, Finlay agrees with Hardy about the nature of the match. “Of course it’s going to be a tough battle,” he said, “but I’m in control as always. It’s going to be a near drowning experience and I predict they’re both going to drown.”
Unlike Hardy, however, Finlay and his partner may not be on the same page. “I don’t like Regal either by the way, but that’s what’s going to happen,” he told WWE.com.
Finlay himself has been on a major roll he’s been on as of late, having pinned World Champion Rey Mysterio last week. Because of this roll, Finlay is confident that despite his issues with Regal they will come out on top.
“I’m sick of listening to people saying how good they are, how many Championships they’ve won and how many people they’ve beaten,” the Irishman sneered. “It’s all wish-wash and make-believe. I’m the real deal; I’ve lasted, beaten everyone and done everything. It’s simple…I’m the best.”
One thing’s for sure: one of these two teams will get their first victory as a combination tonight. But will we see the little bastard under the ring who has helped Finlay in recent weeks? Maybe…but Finlay won’t admit to it. “What little friend under the ring?” he shouted. “You’ve been smoking dope again, haven’t you? You’re hallucinating.”