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
Arena Report- Roanoke Civic Center
Tonight, the Roanoke Civic Center will host WWE Friday Night SmackDown from Roanoke, Va. Also known as the Star City of the South, Roanoke is located in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains in the Roanoke Valley between Tennessee and Maryland.
At the last WWE appearance in March 2005, Kurt Angle destroyed Mike Haywood in a Kurt Angle Invitational Ladder Match on SmackDown. In the main event, Rey Mysterio & Eddie Guerrero defeated JBL & Orland Jordan by DQ. Mysterio went for the 619, but JBL smashed him in the knees with a steel chair. After the ref called for the bell, the Bashams assaulted Eddie & Rey until John Cena appeared from the crowd and jumped into the melee.
Before SmackDown in March 2005, RAW was at the Civic Center in 1997, when Triple H pinned Jim Neidhart after Shawn Michaels came to ringside to distract the referee.
In 1994 the Civic Center hosted the WCW Fall Brawl pay-per-view. "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan defeated Stone Cold Steve Austin to become the new U.S. Champion. Sting, Terry Funk, Arn Anderson, Dusty Rhodes, Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat, William Regal and Cactus Jack—who lost a Loser Leaves WCW match—all made in-ring appearances.
Two editions of WCW Monday Nitro were also held in Roanoke. One in November 1998, when Eddie Guerrero and Rey Mysterio battled to a time limit draw, and another edition in March 1997, when the Steiner Brothers took on High Voltage in the main event.
Built in 1971, the Civic Center was once home court for the American Basketball Association's Virginia Squires (1967-1976) and seats nearly 10,000. It's now used for a variety of events ranging from industrial trade shows and business gatherings to major concerts and touring Broadway shows
Tonight's edition of SmackDown is bound to be an explosive one. Will King Booker and U.S. Champion Bobby Lashely survive their Steel Cage match? Can Super Crazy take the Cruiserweight Championship from Gregory Helms? Can anyone stop the wrecking ball that is the Great Kahli? There's one place to go to find out: Friday Night SmackDown, 8/7 CT on UPN.