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
Arena Report - Veterans Memorial Arena
On Friday, reigning World Heavyweight Champion King Booker and the rest of SmackDown's Superstars will come to the Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla. just five days after No Mercy. What will be in store for Jacksonville now that the Rabid Wolverine Chris Benoit is back on the roster?
SmackDown last came to the Veterans Memorial Arena on Sept. 1, 2005. That night, Benoit retained his United States Championship when he forced Orlando Jordan to tap out just 23 seconds into the match. Also that night, Ken Kennedy and Booker T squared off, as did Randy Orton and Rey Mysterio. World Heavyweight Champion Batista was in action, as well. SmackDown's first visit to Jacksonville came on Dec. 18, 2003 when Rey Mysterio pinned Jamie Noble to become the No. 1 Contender to Tajiri's Cruiserweight Championship.
In addition to those two Friday Night SmackDown sessions, Jacksonville hosted WCW Greed 2001 on March 18. Chavo Guerrero unsuccessfully challenged Shane Helms for his Cruiserweight Championship. The United States Championship changed hands, however, as Booker T won the gold. Jacksonville also marks the place where Hulk Hogan won the WCW World Title from Randy Savage on July 12, 1999's edition of Nitro.
The Veterans Memorial Arena, which holds 15,000 people, was built to replace the former Veterans Memorial Coliseum. In 2004, the arena hosted the U.S. Men's Olympic basketball team. It also hosted the first two rounds of the 2006 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament. The Veterans Memorial Arena is currently home to the Jacksonville Barracudas ice hockey team and it is also expected to get an indoor football team and an American Basketball Association team in the next two years.
Will Chris Benoit, Rey Mysterio, Mr. Kennedy, Batista and King Booker all have busy nights again when SmackDown returns to Jacksonville? What is next for the Rabid Wolverine and his return to WWE? Find on at 8/7 CT on the CW Network.