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
London & Kendrick hope to avoid role reversal
Paul London & Brian Kendrick defeated then-WWE Tag Team Champions MNM five times before finally defeating them a sixth time at Judgment Day to become the new Champions. Soon after winning the gold, the dynamic duo were caught off guard by The Mexicools in a non-title match. Since then, Super Crazy has defeated Brian Kendrick in singles competition, and the scenario is starting to play out eerily reminiscent of how the Champs were able to overcome MNM. London & Kendrick hope that won’t be the case when they face The Mexicools in a WWE Tag Team Championship Match tonight on SmackDown.
“After our first match with The Mexicools, and after my match with Super Crazy, we’ve gotten a taste of them,” said Kendrick. “We’ve gotten to know them a little better than we did going into it, but I guess we’re on the ropes somewhat. We’re going in with two losses to them.”
Even though they have suffered two losses at the hands of Super Crazy and Psicosis, London thinks that tonight will be different.
“We know what we’re going to do, and they think they know what we can do, but they don’t understand that Brian and I study all styles of wrestling,” said London. “It doesn’t matter if it’s Japanese, lucha, American, from Spain, African, we’ve studied it all. I think The Mexicools have their hands full.”
Despite being confident that he and Kendrick will successfully defend the WWE Tag Team Championship, London does realize that there is some pressure on them tonight.
“They’re up 2-0 on us, so the pressure is definitely on us,” said London. “We have to make a statement and prove why we’re the Champions.”
Kendrick agreed that since they’re now the Champions as opposed to the challengers, the pressure has definitely increased.
“When you don’t have the Championship, and you’re going for it, you have nothing to lose,” said Kendrick. “This is my first Championship in WWE, so I’ve never felt this kind of pressure before. It’s dawned on me now that all it takes is one loss, and we’re right back down to obscurity. It’s a scary feeling. It’s exciting every time we go out there and the Championship is on the line.”
Tonight will mark a golden opportunity, literally, for The Mexicools, but Super Craz and Psicosis have been undergoing some serious issues over the past couple of weeks. For the last two weeks, The Great Khali has come out and dismantled whoever was in his way. Both weeks, Super Crazy was unfortunate enough to be in the giant’s way. And both weeks, Psicosis left his tag team partner to fend for himself. Psicosis hasn’t exactly had his partner’s back lately, but that will have to change if The Mexicools wants to become WWE Tag Team Champions.
“What Paul and I do best is work as a team,” said Kendrick. “We work together. The Mexicools have always been good at that in the past, but right now it’s not looking that way. So, with that in mind, that definitely works in our favor.”
Will the WWE Tag Team Champions' teamwork pay off, or can The Mexicools get on the same page and dethrone Paul London & Brian Kendrick? Tune in to Friday Night SmackDown at 8/7 CT on UPN to find out.