Fearless Nikki offers a first-look at her custom kicks for The Ultimate Thrill Ride.03/22/2017 - 01:00
Things turn volatile between Shane-O-Mac and "The Face That Runs the Place" en route to their clash at The Ultimate Thrill Ride.03/21/2017 - 23:00
Jimmy and Jey Uso make it clear that they've told everyone they were the best tag team from day one, and against American Alpha, they proved it.03/21/2017 - 22:45
The A-Lister and his bride claim to have unearthed supposed never-before-seen footage of Total Bellas.03/21/2017 - 22:45
With his girlfriend and WrestleMania partner Nikki Bella in his corner, The Leader of The Cenation takes on one half of Breezango.03/21/2017 - 22:45
Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose sticks a fork(lift) into The Lone Wolf's first-ever match against The Viper.03/21/2017 - 22:00
Armed with new power from Sister Abigail, The New Face of Fear and his followers trap The Viper.03/21/2017 - 22:00
Following The Usos' non-title victory one week ago, Chad Gable & Jason Jordan go to war with their longstanding rivals for the SmackDown Tag Team Titles.03/21/2017 - 21:30
The A-Lister and his bride claim to have unearthed supposed never-before-seen footage of Total Bellas.03/21/2017 - 21:30
The "Face That Runs the Place" plans to run through Shane McMahon at The Ultimate Thrill Ride.03/21/2017 - 21:00
WWE Top 10 takes you back to this week's SmackDown LIVE to revisit the show's most thrilling, physical and controversial moments.03/15/2017 - 13:15
Refusing to give in following AJ Styles' vicious attack, Shane McMahon announces a startling match for The Ultimate Thrill Ride.03/14/2017 - 22:30
Weeks after The Viper burned down the Wyatt Family Compound, The New Fear of Fear returns more powerful than ever.03/14/2017 - 22:15
Opportunity Knocks for SmackDown Superstars
Tonight on SmackDown, a huge Battle Royal will be held to determine the No. 1 Contender for Rey Mysterio's World Championship at July 23's Great American Bash. WWE.com caught up with several of the competitors to get their thoughts on the opportunity that awaits them later this evening.
Two of the competitors, WWE Tag Team Champions Paul London and Brian Kendrick, see themselves as entering the battle with a distinct advantage. As London explained to WWE.com, "Brian and I have double the chance of success tonight. We're going to do our thing and watch each other's back, which we'll need to do because we have to face the King's Court and his subjects. They like to fight dirty, so we need to watch out for them, but we've been in this situation before, so we'll be ready."
If they do succeed in winning the Battle Royal, Brian Kendrick would look forward to facing the World Champion. "He's one of the guys that really popularized the high-flying style of wrestling that Paul and I specialize in." Said Kendrick. "To have a match with Rey Mysterio would be a dream come true. Championship or no Championship, I would like to face him before my career is over. I think it would be an excellent match."
Another of the participants, Simon Dean, thinks his fitness background will give him the edge necessary to outlast the competition.
"I'd like to think that being as physically fit as I am, I will have the advantage in this Battle Royal." said Dean. "My goal is to stay invisible and stay hidden. That way, no one will come after me. If nobody comes after me, then there's no way I'll get thrown over the top rope. That's the best way to do it. At the end, I'll be left standing."
If he does win, the Fitness guru says winning the World Championship would be a dream come true, and one that he is more than capable of accomplishing.
"It's a lifelong goal to be World Champion. That's the reason everyone wants to be a WWE Superstar in the first place." Said Dean. "I'm sure the odds are about a million to one that I actually pull it off tonight, and that's exactly why I'm going to bet on myself, to get that hefty payday. To some, winning the World Championship is an unobtainable goal, but I think I'll be able to pull it off."
For a certain member of SmackDown royalty, King Booker, the Battle Royal is a chance to further cement his place in wrestling history.
"For King Booker, the Battle Royal means an opportunity at destiny. It means the opportunity for King Booker to solidify his greatness in professional wrestling." he said. "Now, as King, I get to rule SmackDown, but as Champion, I'll be able to rule the wrestling world. The Queen and I will go towards the ring and they will roll out the red carpet. We will walk to that ring, get in, do our business and walk out the No. 1 contender to the World Championship."
For these SmackDown Superstars, actions will speak louder than words when they get their chance at WWE immortality. Who will end up facing Rey Mysterio at The Great American Bash? Find out tonight at 8/7 CT on UPN.