Tyler Breeze & Fandango are over the moon after winning the first-ever Tag Team Beat the Clock Challenge to earn a SmackDown Tag Team Title opportunity.04/25/2017 - 22:30
Can one of these teams beat the time set by American Alpha to earn a SmackDown Tag Team Title opportunity?04/25/2017 - 22:30
Just days before his House of Horrors Match with Bray Wyatt, WWE Champion Randy Orton brawls with Erick Rowan in a No Disqualification Match.04/25/2017 - 22:00
After a brutal match with Erick Rowan, Randy Orton is attacked by Jinder Mahal and The Singh Brothers, who leave with The Viper's coveted title in tow.04/25/2017 - 22:00
The blonde bombshell is ready to dance her way to Tuesday nights in the very near future.04/25/2017 - 21:45
See what lies ahead for Randy Orton and Bray Wyatt in their House of Horrors Match at WWE Payback this Sunday.04/25/2017 - 21:45
In the first-ever Tag Team Beat the Clock Challenge, American Alpha and The Colons try to set the bar with the fastest time.04/25/2017 - 21:45
Kofi Kingston, Big E and Xavier Woods are ready to embark on a quest to make sure SmackDown isn't booty.04/25/2017 - 21:15
After being sent to SmackDown LIVE in the Superstar Shake-up, Rusev refuses to compete for Team Blue unless he receives a WWE Championship Match at Money in the Bank on June 18.04/25/2017 - 21:15
In a rematch of last week's main event, AJ Styles and Baron Corbin square off, as United States Champion Kevin Owens again watches from ringside.04/25/2017 - 21:00
Jason Jordan & Chad Gable recall their quickest victories in amateur wrestling ahead of tonight's Tag Team Beat the Clock Challenge on SmackDown LIVE.04/25/2017 - 18:30
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
As reported on WWE.com earlier this week, General Manager Theodore Long is determined to bring a throng of fresh, young Superstars to the SmackDown brand by relaunching the New Talent Initiative (NTI).
At the close of 2005, Long's NTI brought in a host of new dominant Superstars including United States Champion Finlay, Mr. Kennedy, the Boogeyman and Bobby Lashley. Just as it did last year, the face of Friday nights has changed substantially in less than two weeks' time as a number of brand new stars have made their impressive WWE debuts.
Just weeks ago, the ominous athlete Sylvester Terkay arrived on SmackDown along with his associate Elijah Burke. Terkay, a 320-pound bully, thrashed and pummeled Matt Hardy to earn a strong victory in his first match in a WWE ring.
A three-time All-American and NCAA Champion, Terkay is not only a decorated amateur wrestler, but is also proficient in Mixed Martial Arts and the Muy Thai fighting style. This deadly combination makes Terkay a rare hybrid grappler.
Presenting Terkay weeks ago, the skilled, natural athlete Elijah Burke demonstrated that he's not just in Terkay's corner to talk, but also to fight. Last week on SmackDown, it appeared that Terkay was prepared to wrestle but Burke and Terkay switched roles; Burke fought as his 6-foot-6-inch partner looked on from the corner.
Hitting a variety of quick, high-impact maneuvers, Burke made his opponent submit just as Terkay forced Hardy to tap out the week before. The bully Terkay then assaulted Burke's defeated opponent after the match, sending a message to all SmackDown competitors. That message is very clear: Burke and Terkay may very well be the most dangerous pair to ever be in a WWE ring.
School may be out for summer recess, but former teacher Michelle McCool unveiled two new athletic stars, K.C. James and Idol Stevens. Introduced by McCool as her teacher's pets, James and Stevens were successful against SmackDown veterans Scotty 2 Hotty and Funaki in their debut match. Working together with frequent and aggressive double-team tactics, the newcomers dominated Funaki and the master of the Worm as WWE Tag Team Champions Brian Kendrick and Paul London looked on from the locker room area. Kendrick and London have to believe that the NTI may put their championship reign at serious risk.
Finally, a jive, smooth-talking young talent by the name of Montel Vontavious Porter (MVP) has also touched ground on SmackDown. Last week, the suave MVP introduced himself to Theodore Long and talked about potentially inking a deal that would bring Porter to SmackDown. The brash Porter then abruptly handed his cell phone to Long so that the General Manager could speak with MVP's agent. Long was nearly floored by the agent's suggested compensation -- a presumably large amount of money. Is Long willing to pay to make SmackDown the top brand in WWE?
What new competitors will we see on SmackDown in the coming weeks? Will Long completely alter the face of SmackDown?
Tune in every Friday night at 8/7 CT on UPN to find out.