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
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
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
JBL on Long: He ought to be fired
SmackDown color commentator John Bradshaw Layfield is hoping SmackDown begins its new year with a resolution from General Manager Theodore Long. It has nothing to do with getting into shape or quitting a nasty habit. Instead, JBL wants Long to be a more responsible GM for the brand's Superstars.
"There is entertainment and then there is what Long is doing," chided JBL. "He is playing to the voracious appetite of the WWE fans, and that's bad."
WWE fans are known for being the most passionate fans in sports-entertainment; while many applaud Long in his quest to deliver what he sees as the best product he possibly can, JBL believes there is a line that has been crossed.
"These [WWE] fans aren't happy with healthy entertainment; they want to see someone get busted open, they want to see someone get maimed and they want to see someone get burned," he said. "Just because they want that doesn't mean that's what we should give to them."
Recently, MVP competed and was burned in an Inferno Match; Joey Mercury was knocked out of action due to an injury he suffered in a Ladder Match, and Mr. Kennedy was severely beaten in a Last Ride Match with Undertaker. Three of SmackDown's rising Superstars have been put on the shelf because of matches Long has assigned. According to JBL, it's that type of irresponsible booking that should put Long on the hot seat when the time comes to reevaluate his GM contract.
"Kennedy, MVP and Mercury are unable to compete right now because of Long; do I think he's overstepped his bounds? Hell yeah, and he ought to be fired," said JBL.