See what happened when WWE Champion Jinder Mahal returned home to India.10/18/2017 - 15:30
WWE Top 10 takes you back to this week's SmackDown LIVE to revisit the show's most thrilling, physical and controversial moments.10/18/2017 - 12:00
The King of Strong Style and The Viper combine forces to combat the newly reunited Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn in SmackDown LIVE's thrilling main event.10/17/2017 - 23:15
WWE Champion Jinder Mahal calls out Universal Champion Brock Lesnar of Raw for a Champion vs. Champion showdown at WWE Survivor Series, only for AJ Styles to interrupt.10/17/2017 - 23:15
The Glorious One and The Showoff clash in a rematch from WWE Hell in a Cell.10/17/2017 - 23:00
The New Day find themselves face-to-face with Rusev and Aiden English.10/17/2017 - 22:30
Dasha Fuentes catches up with Sin Cara following his count-out victory over United States Champion Baron Corbin, and gets his thoughts on WWE's upcoming tour of Latin America.10/17/2017 - 22:30
Will Tyler Breeze & Fandango befriend The Ascension as they continue to search for clues?10/17/2017 - 22:30
Where Luke Harper & Erick Rowan go, destruction follows.10/17/2017 - 22:00
SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos come face-to-face with their next challengers, Chad Gable & Shelton Benjamin.10/17/2017 - 21:45
The Lone Wolf mocks the WWE Universe, which ends up costing him against Sin Cara.10/17/2017 - 21:30
Sami Zayn and KO belittle SmackDown LIVE General Manager Daniel Bryan, only to find themselves placed in a monumental tag team match.10/17/2017 - 21:30
The SmackDown LIVE women's division squares off in a Six-Woman Tag Team showdown.10/17/2017 - 21:15
Renee Young attempts to get a word with WWE Champion Jinder Mahal about his upcoming Survivor Series announcement, but is cut off by The Singh Brothers.10/17/2017 - 20:00
Anarchy in the U.K.
It was supposed to be a golden opportunity for Randy Orton to win the World Heavyweight Championship. Despite showing grit and guts in the face of adversity, Batista was badly injured going into Friday's "No Holds Barred" Match thanks to a chokeslam that put him through a car windshield during RAW. Still, the Animal had no intention of backing away from a scheduled fight. "The Legend Killer" smelled the blood in the water
But it wasn't meant to be.
The recent conflict between the Superstars of RAW and SmackDown erupted into full-blown chaos in Sheffield, England, as RAW stormed the ring and obliterated both a high-profile tag-team match and the scheduled main event. Once again, the monstrous World Tag Team Champions zeroed in on Batista; this time chokeslamming him through an announce table.
Eventually, SmackDown fought off its RAW counterparts, who exited through the crowd. But at Survivor Series on Sunday, there will be no invasion or retreat; instead, it will be five-on-five in a Survivor Series Elimination Match. But what will be the condition of Team SmackDown's captain after suffering yet another damaging blow to his already injured back?
In other huge news with Survivor Series implications, SmackDown GM Theodore Long vacated the United States Championship because of a controversial finish. With two referees calling the contest, both Chris Benoit and Booker T were simultaneously pinned on SmackDown. With each referee adamant of his decision, SmackDown's General Manger felt he had no choice but to hold up the championship and declare a best-of-seven series between the longtime adversaries. The first crucial match will come this Sunday at the pay-per-view.
In a recent interview with WWE.com, Nunzio called winning the Cruiserweight Championship in his native Italy the greatest moment of his WWE career. But that ecstasy turned quickly to agony on SmackDown, as the Mexicools' Juventud took back the Cruiserweight Championship on the strength of two Juvi Drivers. One key to the match was Vito's inability to help Nunzio because of the presence of Super Crazy and Psicosis at ringside.
Meanwhile, Mr. Kennedy once again found himself begging for reconsideration after being caught with a steel chair in his hands. This time, it was in a competitive match against Matt Hardy. When the referee attempted to take a chair from Kennedy, it accidentally ended up catching him in the ribs. Thinking it might have been malicious, the ref disqualified a dumbfounded Kennedy.
Also, Lashley took down Orlando Jordan in a rematch, and MNM's Melina beat Christy on SmackDown, gaining crucial momentum heading into her Survivor Series Women's Championship Match against Trish Stratus. In addition, Chad & James Dick made their SmackDown debut with a questionable win over former WWE Tag Team Champions L.O.D. after blinding Road Warrior Animal with body oil.