Watch slow-motion footage from SmackDown LIVE and see why WWE Champion Jinder Mahal has to keep his head on a swivel at all times.06/22/2017 - 11:15
After defeating Chad Gable in his New Face of America Open Challenge, Kevin Owens claims no one will take his United States Title.06/20/2017 - 23:45
WWE Champion Jinder Mahal battles Luke Harper while keeping an eye out for Mr. Money in the Bank, Baron Corbin, and a furious Randy Orton.06/20/2017 - 23:00
After much deliberation, SmackDown LIVE General Manager Daniel Bryan reveals his decision on how to solve the Women's Money in the Bank Ladder Match controversy.06/20/2017 - 22:30
SmackDown LIVE's newest couple want the world to bear witness to their incredible love.06/20/2017 - 22:15
Kevin Owens issues a New Face of America Open Challenge, which is answered by one-half of American Alpha.06/20/2017 - 22:00
The King of Strong Style and The Showoff continue their rivalry in a thrilling contest on the blue brand.06/20/2017 - 21:45
As Daniel Bryan mulls what to do about the Women's Money in the Bank Ladder Match, Becky Lynch urges SmackDown LIVE's General Manager to make the right choice.06/20/2017 - 21:15
Two days after the SmackDown Tag Team Title Match ended with The Usos retreating, The New Day's Big E and Jimmy Uso square off in a hard-hitting singles competition.06/20/2017 - 21:00
Daniel Bryan is confronted by Natalya and Tamina, who want answers regarding the Women's Money in the Bank controversy.06/20/2017 - 20:45
The Princess of Staten Island and James Ellsworth show no remorse for their actions during the historic Women's Money in the Bank Ladder Match.06/20/2017 - 20:45
The Queen makes her case to Daniel Bryan about why the women of SmackDown LIVE deserve better than the outcome of the Women's Money in the Bank Ladder Match.06/20/2017 - 20:45
See how The Viper stunned WWE Champion Jinder Mahal with a surprise RKO on SmackDown LIVE in this slow-motion video.06/14/2017 - 18:00
MVP and Matt Hardy Ballin' together?
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- United States Champion Montel Vontavious Porter and Matt Hardy have been embroiled in one of 2007's hottest rivalries. But after weeks of each man trying to prove that they're better than the other, the heated rivalry took a back seat following this week's shocking decision by SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long: That Hardy and MVP must team together next Friday on SmackDown, and challenge Deuce & Domino for their WWE Tag Team Titles.
The startling move by Long forces two of SmackDown's brightest young stars to shine as a cohesive unit, rather than polar opposites out to prove one's superiority over the other. Whether or not the United States Champion and the Superstar determined to take it from him can actually co-exist, however, remains to be seen.
The WWE Tag Team Champions have no such predicament. Just moments after the blockbuster announcement, in fact, Deuce & Domino handily defeated Shannon Moore & Eugene in non-title action, and in effect sent a strong warning to any challengers for their titles.
Despite the announcement that they would team together in one week's time, Matt and MVP competed against one another in their next contest outside the ring. SmackDown's arrogant "Franchise Playa" showcased his "Ballin'" hoop skills before Hardy even made his way out. Yet when the One-on-One Basketball Challenge officially began, the United States Champion hadn't counted on Matt simply throwing the ball against his inflated head, easily allowing himself to score and gain a 1-0 advantage.
Unfortunately, before another point could be scored by either Superstar, Deuce & Domino attacked. The greasers from the Other Side of the Tracks quickly leveled both MVP and Hardy with a pair of Crack 'em in da Mouths. Needless to say, the brutal assault made it clear that the WWE Tag Team Champions have no intention of losing their titles anytime soon, and that they won't be threatened or intimidated by anyone on SmackDown's roster.
Undoubtedly, neither MVP nor Matt Hardy has ever faced a challenge quite like this. Both have been so entangled in their own heated rivalry and specialty challenges, one has to wonder if either are ready to handle this latest -- and possibly greatest test: working as a tandem. Can these two Superstars co-exist long enough to win tag team gold, or will personal pride and shared animosity stand in their way?