Fearless Nikki offers a first-look at her custom kicks for The Ultimate Thrill Ride.03/22/2017 - 01:00
Things turn volatile between Shane-O-Mac and "The Face That Runs the Place" en route to their clash at The Ultimate Thrill Ride.03/21/2017 - 23:00
Jimmy and Jey Uso make it clear that they've told everyone they were the best tag team from day one, and against American Alpha, they proved it.03/21/2017 - 22:45
The A-Lister and his bride claim to have unearthed supposed never-before-seen footage of Total Bellas.03/21/2017 - 22:45
With his girlfriend and WrestleMania partner Nikki Bella in his corner, The Leader of The Cenation takes on one half of Breezango.03/21/2017 - 22:45
Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose sticks a fork(lift) into The Lone Wolf's first-ever match against The Viper.03/21/2017 - 22:00
Armed with new power from Sister Abigail, The New Face of Fear and his followers trap The Viper.03/21/2017 - 22:00
Following The Usos' non-title victory one week ago, Chad Gable & Jason Jordan go to war with their longstanding rivals for the SmackDown Tag Team Titles.03/21/2017 - 21:30
The A-Lister and his bride claim to have unearthed supposed never-before-seen footage of Total Bellas.03/21/2017 - 21:30
The "Face That Runs the Place" plans to run through Shane McMahon at The Ultimate Thrill Ride.03/21/2017 - 21:00
WWE Top 10 takes you back to this week's SmackDown LIVE to revisit the show's most thrilling, physical and controversial moments.03/15/2017 - 13:15
Refusing to give in following AJ Styles' vicious attack, Shane McMahon announces a startling match for The Ultimate Thrill Ride.03/14/2017 - 22:30
Weeks after The Viper burned down the Wyatt Family Compound, The New Fear of Fear returns more powerful than ever.03/14/2017 - 22:15
Greatest Year Ever?
The WWE fans that regularly follow SmackDown know that the better part of the last year’s Friday nights have been dominated by one particular arrogant superstar: Mr. Kennedy. Last week on SmackDown, Mr. Kennedy capped off one of the most successful rookie campaigns in sports-entertainment history when he defeated both Finlay and Lashley to become the new United States Champion. On Friday night, Kennedy plans to capitalize on his recent success when he makes a “major announcement” on SmackDown. WWE.com caught up with the cocky Superstar on the set of Kennedy Declares (which appears every Saturday on WWE.com) to talk about his big year and his impending announcement.
Kennedy’s first year was not without adversity. In November, a then undefeated Kennedy suffered a devastating tear in his lat muscle which put him out of action for nearly six months. Apparently, the setback only served as motivation for the Green Bay native because when he returned to action in late June, he picked up right where he left off. Mr. Kennedy told WWE.com that his first year ranks up there with the all-time greats.
“Considering as how I was gone for six months, and I still got more accomplished this year than half the roster, I’d say it’s up there among the greatest years in WWE history,” said the rising star. “Let’s look at who I’ve beaten. Lashley, Matt Hardy, Finlay. I’ve beaten Rey Mysterio twice. I whooped Batista on two separate occasions. I’ve beaten them all”.
In many sports, it’s common for hot shot newcomers to struggle to live up to the success of their rookie seasons. Mr. Kennedy however plans to avoid the “sophomore slump”. Instead, the U.S. Champion expects to add to his already impressive resume.
“I’m definitely going to keep the United States Championship,” said Kennedy. “Hell, I could see myself holding every damn championship in the company at the same time. I don’t think I’ll be dealing with a sophomore slump.”
There is a buzz in the SmackDown locker room as to what Kennedy’s ‘major announcement’ is about, and the U.S. Champ isn’t giving any hints. Kennedy told WWE.com that everyone will have to wait until Friday to hear what all the buzz is about.
“After all I’ve accomplished this year, all that I’ve done to change Friday nights, I think you can wait until SmackDown to find out,” said the smug Superstar. “I think it’s time for Mr. Kennedy to step it up, and on Friday, you losers will find out exactly what I mean.”
To hear the shocking announcement for yourself, tune in to SmackDown this Friday at 8/7 CT, only on UPN.