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
Who's No. 1?
DETROIT -- With World Heavyweight Champion Batista watching from ringside, Finlay and Rey Mysterio faced off on SmackDown last Friday, battling for the right to be named No. 1 contender to The Animal's gold at Cyber Sunday. But the ring could not contain the tension that erupted between the Irishman and Mysterio -- nor could it ultimately keep out another threat to Batista's reign as champion. A threat that had already bested The Animal earlier this year.
The physically brutal Finlay did all he could to ground the high-flying Master of the 619, but the ever-resilient Mysterio refused to let the Irishman just walk through him to the title match. A frustrated Finlay, unable to keep his cool, shoved referee Mickie Henson out of the way so that he could deliver further punishment to Rey with his preferred weapon of choice, his trusty shillelagh.
It was then that our fans in Joe Louis Arena, as well as the World Heavyweight Champion, heard the familiar sound of Undertaker's gong and watched the arena go dark. Moments later, when the lights came back on, The Phenom stood in the center of the ring, over an incapacitated Finlay and Mysterio. The former World Heavyweight Champion next turned his attention to Batista and motioned for the gold. The Animal, never one to back down, stood up from the announce table as he and Undertaker stared each other down, in a scene reminiscent of their other historical showdown in Detroit, at WrestleMania 23.
It was announced before Mysterio and Finlay squared off that, beginning Saturday at noon ET, our fans can log onto WWE.com and vote on one of three individuals to be the guest referee at Cyber Sunday's World Heavyweight Title Match -- Mick Foley, SmackDown announcer JBL or "Stone Cold" Steve Austin. But since Undertaker's involvement resulted in no clear winner in the match, another question must be asked: Who is the No. 1 contender to Batista's championship?
Immediately after SmackDown went off the air, The Animal's opponent for Cyber Sunday was announced in a blockbuster exclusive available to WWE Mobile on AT&T subscribers. That announcement, however, will become available to everyone who logs onto WWE.com this Saturday at noon ET, when they vote for the guest referee of their choice. With so much at stake, it's safe to say that your vote will count more than ever before.