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
Is Rey Mysterio moving TOO fast?
After 10 months of rehabbing his surgically repaired knee, here's how Rey Mysterio spent his first seven days back in WWE:
1) He made a triumphant return over Chavo Guerrero at SummerSlam;
2) he defeated not one, but two opponents in a Championship Competition at his first SmackDown back, thereby distinguishing himself as the No. 1 Contender to The Great Khali's World Heavyweight Championship at Unforgiven; and
3) he accepted a challenge from Chavo Guerrero for another "I Quit" Match -- the very contest that last November resulted in knee surgery for the masked Superstar -- this Friday night on SmackDown.
And you think you had a busy week.
Of course, there are those who might argue that the lightning-fast Sultan of the 619 is moving too fast for his own good. Even the least experienced ring competitor knows to bide their time before making a play for sports-entertainment's ultimate prize. Mysterio, on the other hand, immediately dismissed any rumors of "ring rust" by grabbing three victories, just to earn contention against a monster that's almost two feet taller, and weighs nearly 250 pounds more. But first he's agreeing to battle a sadistic archrival in a match that's synonymous with torture and humiliation.
Forgive us, but WWE.com has to ask: Is Rey Mysterio's mask strapped on too tight? Why is he trying to accomplish so much in so little time?
"When I was coming back, I had spoken about wanting to become World Champion again, or at least having the opportunity to prove myself one more time," Rey replied in SmackDown's locker room last week, following his Championship Competition victory. "And now here it is, in front of me. It wasn't something that I expected to happen right off the bat, but now I've got to take advantage of the moment. I've got to make sure that I can be able to relive the dream that I once had."
Unfortunately, standing in the way of the former World Champion's dream is the current title holder -- a 7-foot-3, 420-pound Punjabi nightmare. And the wakeup call is set for Unforgiven one week from this Sunday.
"It's going to be a difficult match for me, definitely," Rey admitted. "I'm going to have to think and rethink how I'm going to handle The Great Khali at Unforgiven. I faced him once before in San Diego [last year on SmackDown], but I wasn't able to do anything to him. Now I have to sit down, watch the tape of that match we had, then rewind it and rewind it as many times as I can to find his weak spot. Everybody has a weak spot, and I think Rey Mysterio's going to find it in The Great Khali."