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
Most Varied Perception
We've heard it all before. The bragging and boasting, the egotistical ranting and raving of the man who insists that he is better than us all -- the United States Champion, Montel Vontavious Porter. Yet while his talent in the ring speaks for itself, outside the squared circle is a different story. And the one SmackDown Superstar determined to prove MVP wrong and write his own story as a champion is Matt Hardy.
After failing to defeat Porter at The Great American Bash in his quest for singles gold, Matt promised to MVP and our fans that he would not rest until he earned another opportunity for the United States Title. Hardy went so far as to claim he would defeat Porter in other physical challenges "again and again and again" until granted his rematch. "I'll beat you so bad, you will have no choice but to defend the United States Championship against me," said Matt, "and then I will prove that I am better than you."
This Friday on SmackDown, Matt Hardy will get his first chance at besting Montel Vontavious Porter in non-ring related competition when he declares their first special challenge. What does Hardy have in store for MVP? Perhaps a better question for the Ballin' Superstar is: How does one prepare themselves when they don't know what they'll face?
"That is one of the most ridiculous questions I have ever heard," sneered MVP. "Do you know who I am? I am Montel Vontavious Porter, world-class athlete extraordinaire. I don't need to prepare." Wearing bling around his neck and the U.S. gold around his waist, the flashy champion snickered before proclaiming loudly, "I do what I do, and I do it better than you."
While it's nothing new for the brazen Superstar to use his big mouth as a self-promotional weapon, these days Porter has taken his cockiness to new levels. He has claimed to be the best, the shining star on the SmackDown universe, even while Matt Hardy looks to extinguish that light and silence the cocky champion. Although he defeated Hardy when the gold was on the line, SmackDown's Franchise Playa still has a long road ahead against a determined man he thought he left behind at The Bash.
Still, the United States Champion doesn't want to hear about Matt Hardy's impressiveness in the ring, or his accomplishments as a sports-entertainer. As usual, MVP is concerned with only himself. When asked about the possibility of losing to Hardy in this forthcoming challenge, Montel Vontavious Porter snapped, raising his diamond encrusted necklace forward and pointing at the MVP lettering. "Stop right there," he said, "You lost me right at that point; I'm done talking."
With that, Porter stormed off, shouting to himself as he walked away that he's the greatest of all time and that Matt Hardy has no hope in proving him wrong.