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
Earth to Ted: Ditch Cody!
During SmackDown last Friday, Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase confronted World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton ... sort of. Tired of listening to his former Legacy associates, Orton hit DiBiase with a devastating RKO, leaving him unable to compete in his scheduled match against Ezekiel Jackson. As for for DiBiase's supposed "mentor," Rhodes stood idly by, leaving his cohort at the mercy of The Viper.
This wasn’t the first time DiBiase suffered humiliation thanks to his faceguarded guru. Orton's RKO was only the most recent in a slew of similar degrading moments, and it prompts the WWE Universe to ask DiBiase: Why are you putting up with Cody Rhodes?
Since accepting Rhodes' offer of mentorship last May, mounting evidence suggests that it has been more burden than blessing for DiBiase. In addition to having to wear a paper bag over his head on more than one occasion, DiBiase has been mercilessly berated by Rhodes over his losses on SmackDown. Worse, when Rhodes won the Intercontinental Title from Ezekiel Jackson earlier this month, he instructed his protégé to put a bag over Jackson’s head. The result? An enraged Jackson went on the attack, not against the Superstar who had just taken his Intercontinental Title, but against DiBiase.
Seriously, after months of humiliation by his so-called mentor, hasn’t DiBiase taken enough abuse? If he's under the impression that Rhodes's guidance is leading him in the right direction, recent circumstances almost implore that he strongly reconsider his position. Perhaps enduring such harsh tutelage will end up paying dividends for DiBiase in the long run ... but it's also quite possible that Rhodes' underhanded "leadership" could ultimately leave DiBiase holding a very empty bag.