See what happened when WWE Champion Jinder Mahal returned home to India.10/18/2017 - 15:30
WWE Top 10 takes you back to this week's SmackDown LIVE to revisit the show's most thrilling, physical and controversial moments.10/18/2017 - 12:00
The King of Strong Style and The Viper combine forces to combat the newly reunited Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn in SmackDown LIVE's thrilling main event.10/17/2017 - 23:15
WWE Champion Jinder Mahal calls out Universal Champion Brock Lesnar of Raw for a Champion vs. Champion showdown at WWE Survivor Series, only for AJ Styles to interrupt.10/17/2017 - 23:15
The Glorious One and The Showoff clash in a rematch from WWE Hell in a Cell.10/17/2017 - 23:00
The New Day find themselves face-to-face with Rusev and Aiden English.10/17/2017 - 22:30
Dasha Fuentes catches up with Sin Cara following his count-out victory over United States Champion Baron Corbin, and gets his thoughts on WWE's upcoming tour of Latin America.10/17/2017 - 22:30
Will Tyler Breeze & Fandango befriend The Ascension as they continue to search for clues?10/17/2017 - 22:30
Where Luke Harper & Erick Rowan go, destruction follows.10/17/2017 - 22:00
SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos come face-to-face with their next challengers, Chad Gable & Shelton Benjamin.10/17/2017 - 21:45
The Lone Wolf mocks the WWE Universe, which ends up costing him against Sin Cara.10/17/2017 - 21:30
Sami Zayn and KO belittle SmackDown LIVE General Manager Daniel Bryan, only to find themselves placed in a monumental tag team match.10/17/2017 - 21:30
The SmackDown LIVE women's division squares off in a Six-Woman Tag Team showdown.10/17/2017 - 21:15
Renee Young attempts to get a word with WWE Champion Jinder Mahal about his upcoming Survivor Series announcement, but is cut off by The Singh Brothers.10/17/2017 - 20:00
Mr. Kennedy is a man with a plan
Mr. Kennedy has a 2-0 record against Batista, but has never gotten a pin on the former World Heavyweight Champion. At Friday Night SmackDown, Kennedy will try to silence his critics with a trifecta over the big man.
Kennedy has made quite an impact since coming to SmackDown less than a year ago as part of the New Talent Initiative. Eager to make his mark, Kennedy answered Batista's daunting open challenge for a match at The Great American Bash; daunting because the Animal had openly admitted that he wanted to take out his frustration on someone. Kennedy indeed took a severe beating, but won the match (via disqualification.) Is he feeling any apprehension for Friday?
"He can't do much worse than he did at the pay-per-view when he opened me up," Kennedy told WWE.com. "Here I stand with more than 20 stitches in my head"
Batista may have lost by disqualification, but he showed the world that the Animal was just as vicious as ever when he unleashed his wrath on the spunky newcomer, leaving him in a river of his own blood with deep cuts down to his skull.
"It's pretty much a joke," dismissed Batista of Kennedy's two wins. "They're half-assed victories at best. I'm looking forward to our third match and proving a point… I have to give him credit, though. He's a fighter, and I have earned a bit of respect for him, but his wins over me are nothing but a joke."
Kennedy feels otherwise, though.
"Where I come from, a win is a win," said Kennedy, who won their second match through countout.
But Batista doesn't seem worried about his win/loss record with Kennedy, as he is fixated on reclaiming the Championship he was forced to surrender six months ago when he was sidelined with a torn triceps.
"Kennedy's not even in my league, and he's really just a stepping stone on my way to the World Heavyweight Championship Match," Batista said. "I've got tunnel vision right now. It's all about the World Heavyweight Championship for me. I would accept nothing less."
But Kennedy thinks Batista might be getting ahead of himself.
"You know, some might think that the Animal has underestimated me, and one thing that I never do is underestimate my opponent," boasted Kennedy. "Maybe if he's smart he'll plan accordingly and realize I'm not just a joke out there in the middle of that ring."
Is Mr. Kennedy worried about giving his an opponent a winning strategy?
"No, that doesn't worry me because I also have been given time to plan."
What does the man with a name so great it has to be said twice have in store for Batista? Tune in to SmackDown this Friday night at 8/7 on UPN to find out.