See slow-motion highlights of Shinsuke Nakamura & AJ Styles' battle with Kevin Owens & Dolph Ziggler from SmackDown LIVE.05/26/2017 - 14:30
The WWE Champion spared no expense in celebrating his improbable victory. See slow-motion highlights of Jinder Mahal's Punjabi Celebration from SmackDown LIVE.05/24/2017 - 00:00
The Lone Wolf shares his thoughts after brutally attacking Sami Zayn on SmackDown LIVE.05/23/2017 - 23:30
The Phenomenal One and WWE's Rockstar clash with The New Face of America and The Showoff in SmackDown LIVE's main event.05/23/2017 - 22:45
The Fashion Police get another chance to dethrone The Usos as SmackDown Tag Team Champions.05/23/2017 - 22:30
Tyler Breeze takes on Jey Uso, and Fandango battles Jimmy Uso in one-on-one competition.05/23/2017 - 22:30
Jinder Mahal throws a lavish Punjabi Celebration in honor of his WWE Championship victory at WWE Backlash.05/23/2017 - 22:15
When the SmackDown LIVE women all try to make their case for a title opportunity, Commissioner Shane McMahon announces a huge match for next week.05/23/2017 - 22:00
In a rematch from WWE Backlash, The Underdog from the Underground tries to make it two in a row against The Lone Wolf.05/23/2017 - 22:00
After Shane McMahon makes the match official, tensions rise between the participants in the Money in the Bank Ladder Match.05/23/2017 - 21:30
After a crushing defeat at WWE Backlash, Breezango, SmackDown LIVE's Fashion Police, dejectedly attempt to turn in their badges to Commissioner Shane McMahon.05/23/2017 - 21:30
The Ravishing Russian is ready for her SmackDown LIVE debut.05/23/2017 - 21:30
After Sunday's heated Six-Woman Tag Team Match, Charlotte Flair & Becky Lynch try to stop the "welcoming committee" on SmackDown LIVE.05/23/2017 - 21:15
The eerie Erick Rowan creeps around backstage with an unsettling mask.05/23/2017 - 19:30
Ahead of Jinder Mahal's first SmackDown LIVE as WWE Champion, The Modern-Day Maharaja's custom plates are added to the prestigious title.05/23/2017 - 19:45
A rookie Randy Orton has to take a break from his workout after Stacy Keibler stops by to wish him good luck with a kiss!05/11/2017 - 15:45
WWE Top 10 takes you back to this week's SmackDown LIVE to revisit the show's most thrilling, physical and controversial moments.05/17/2017 - 11:15
Batista bites back
Fresh off his controversial victory at Cyber Sunday, King Booker -- the newly crowned Champion of Champions -- kicked off SmackDown from the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.
The King's revelry had just gotten underway when he was interrupted by SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long. After praising the King's victory and the honor he brought SmackDown, Long informed the King that Batista would be granted a World Championship Title opportunity at Survivor Series as thanks for safeguarding the King last week. King Booker was enraged, but Long quickly put his fears to rest: "Now you may be the Champion of Champions, but at Survivor Series you may no longer be the World Champion. Right now you, King Booker are going to put that world title on the line. Your opponent is Bobby Lashley!" At the end of a brutal match-up between the two titans, Queen Sharmell interfered to help the King pin the powerful Lashley and retain his title. In less than three weeks, Survivor Series will pit the mighty King against his former one-night protector, Batista.
The main event saw Batista take on Finlay, the very man who has consistently prevented the Animal from winning back the World Heavyweight Championship. As the heated rivalry between the two brawlers continued, the Man Who Loves to Fight relentlessly targeted Batista's injured knee. Despite interference from King Booker and a shillelagh-wielding Little Bastard, Batista finished Finlay off with a powerful spine-buster to claim the win. With Batista and King Booker both conquering formidable opponents this week, their meeting at Survivor Series is sure to be nothing short of explosive.
Mr. Kennedy, the self-proclaimed "future of sports-entertainment" boldly called out Undertaker to find out if the Deadman would accept his Survivor Series challenge. In a startling show of aggression, the brazen Kennedy dared to blindside Undertaker with a steel microphone leaving him bloodied and beaten. Although there are many mysteries surrounding the Phenom, the fate of the rare few who have dared to rise up against him has been shockingly clear.
In other SmackDown action, Matt Hardy teamed with Jimmy Wang Yang to defeat Gregory Helms and Sylvan. The current United States Champion Chris Benoit defeated K.C. James in a non-title match, and the Boogeyman crawled out of the Bottomless Pit to a quick win over T.J. Dalton.