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
The Ravishing Russian is ready to make waves when she joins Team Blue.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
Kofi Kingston, Big E & Xavier Woods are on their way to SmackDown LIVE.04/18/2017 - 21:15
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
Arena Report - STAPLES Center
Tonight's SmackDown comes to WWE fans from the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. It will be WWE's second appearance there this week.
The last time WWE was at the STAPLES Center was on April 3, 2005 for WrestleMania 21. John Cena won his first WWE Championship when he hit JBL with the FU and pinned him. The World Heavyweight Championship also changed hands that night when Batista defeated Triple H after a Batista Bomb.
WWE had another memorable night at the STAPLES Center at Unforgiven on Sept. 22, 2002. Trish Stratus beat Molly Holly to win the Women's Championship. Also, Triple H retained the World Heavyweight Championship against Rob Van Dam when Ric Flair interfered and hit RVD. The main event was one of the craziest matches in WWE history. Undertaker and Brock Lesnar received a double disqualification when their contest grew so intense that the referee became a casualty.
On May 16, 2004, Judgment Day came to the STAPLES Center as Eddie Guerrero defended his WWE Championship against John Bradshaw Layfield. John Cena retained his United States Championship against Rene Dupree and Chavo Guerrero won the Cruiserweight Championship with one arm tied behind his back when he defeated Jacqueline.
The STAPLES Center, which opened in October of 1999, seats up to 20,000 people. Nearly four million people visit the center every year for one of their massive events. The only arena in the United States that hosts five professional sports teams, the STAPLES Center is home to the Los Angeles Clippers and the Los Angeles Lakers of the NBA. It also hosts WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks, NHL's Los Angeles Kings and an arena football team. The STAPLES Center's biggest events include the 2000 Democratic National Convention, the annual Grammy Awards since 2000, the 2004 Pacific Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament and the Summer X Games since 2003.
What will happen with Chris Benoit as the new United States Champion? Will King Booker continue to face backtalk from his knights? Find out at 8/7 CT on the CW Network.