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
The Prizefighter takes on a Louisville native in the first-ever "Face of America Open Challenge."04/18/2017 - 23:00
The Phenomenal One and The Lone Wolf clash in this week's main event, with Kevin Owens watching from ringside.04/18/2017 - 22:45
After coming up short in the WWE Championship No. 1 Contender Six-Pack Challenge, Sami Zayn is distraught at seeing another huge opportunity pass him by.04/18/2017 - 22:30
In her first match as a member of Team Blue, The Queen tries to earn a SmackDown Women's Championship opportunity with a win over current titleholder Naomi.04/18/2017 - 22:30
After being brutally attacked last week, American Alpha is out for payback against Primo & Epico Colon.04/18/2017 - 22:30
Get to know Tye Dillinger and find out why the WWE Universe loves the competitor they call "The Perfect 10."04/18/2017 - 22:15
WWE Champion Randy Orton comes face-to-face with his new No. 1 contender before calling out Bray Wyatt ahead of their House of Horrors Match at WWE Payback.04/18/2017 - 21:45
Sami Zayn, Luke Harper, Mojo Rawley, Jinder Mahal, Dolph Ziggler and Erick Rowan square off for the right to challenge for the WWE Championship.04/18/2017 - 21:45
Take a closer look at the Superstar known around the world as The King of Strong Style.04/18/2017 - 21:30
Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila, the hosts of USA Network's Team Ninja Warrior, talk about their experience at SmackDown LIVE.04/18/2017 - 20:30
After Wade Barrett attacks Randy Orton, The Viper takes out his aggression on Dolph Ziggler in the form a powerbomb.04/12/2017 - 18:00
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.