After seemingly suffering an injury against AJ Styles on SmackDown LIVE, Kevin Owens addresses his status for the WWE Championship 1-on-2 Handicap Match at this Sunday's Royal Rumble event.01/23/2018 - 23:45
Can the WWE Champion survive Sami Zayn's vicious attack and emerge victorious in the second of two grueling matches?01/23/2018 - 23:45
The Phenomenal One faces Kevin Owens in the first of two consecutive matches against "Kami."01/23/2018 - 23:30
The Ascension think they're ready for a match against Rusev & Aiden English, but Breezango have other ideas in this edition of "The Fashion Files."01/23/2018 - 23:00
The new United States Champion joins forces with The New Day to battle The Modern Day Maharaja, Rusev & Aiden English in thrilling Six-Man Tag Team action.01/23/2018 - 22:15
WWE's Rockstar takes on The Lone Wolf as both men look for momentum heading into the Royal Rumble Match, but they also have to deal with a raging Viper.01/23/2018 - 21:45
Naomi looks for payback against The Riott Squad's Liv Morgan, but she ends up in the middle of a Royal Rumble Match preview with the rest of the Team Blue women.01/23/2018 - 21:30
Five days before their squads meet in a 2-out-of-3 Falls Match for the SmackDown Tag Team Titles at Royal Rumble, Jey Uso clashes with Chad Gable in hard-hitting singles competition.01/23/2018 - 21:30
Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn brag about their chances of becoming co-WWE Champions at the Royal Rumble this Sunday, but they end up getting to compete against AJ Styles a few days early.01/23/2018 - 21:15
Benevolent King ready for challenge
Just two weeks into his reign, King Booker, like it or not has quickly assumed the role of a fighting Champion. WWE.com has learned that this Friday on SmackDown, the new World Heavyweight Champion will face Undertaker in one-on-one combat. Most Superstars shudder at the thought of facing the Phenom, but not King Booker. SmackDown's royalist of Champions welcomes the challenge of the Deadman.
"It's a challenge that I welcome," says the King. "It's always a good thing to go out there and prove that you're the best, too prove that you're worthy of being the King. To go out there and beat the Undertaker would prove to my loyal subjects that I am without a doubt the true and rightful King."
King Booker is fully aware that many have met their ultimate demise at the hands of Undertaker, but the King continues to look at the match as an opportunity to further his royal greatness.
"It can all end in the blink of an eye, and for many it does," says the Champion. "But for me, for King Booker, the gracious King, the humble King and the benevolent King, that will not happen. On Friday Night, I will solidify my greatness, and solidify my status as the No. 1 star on SmackDown. My loyal subjects will know that I am their King and their host forever more."
For the eager King, the chance to solidify greatness is just days away. For Undertaker, a win in a rare SmackDown appearance could mean a re-entry into the SmackDown title scene. Will the World Heavyweight Champion show all peasants that he is indeed the rightful King of SmackDown? Or will reality set in when Undertaker makes his way to the ring? Find out for yourself by tuning in to SmackDown this Friday at 8/7 CT to UPN.