Randy Orton gets more than he bargained for, and the landscape of the SmackDown Women's division gets irreparably altered on an unforgettable SmackDown LIVE.04/26/2017 - 13:45
Tyler Breeze & Fandango are over the moon after winning the first-ever Tag Team Beat the Clock Challenge to earn a SmackDown Tag Team Title opportunity.04/25/2017 - 22:30
Can one of these teams beat the time set by American Alpha to earn a SmackDown Tag Team Title opportunity?04/25/2017 - 22:30
Just days before his House of Horrors Match with Bray Wyatt, WWE Champion Randy Orton brawls with Erick Rowan in a No Disqualification Match.04/25/2017 - 22:00
After a brutal match with Erick Rowan, Randy Orton is attacked by Jinder Mahal and The Singh Brothers, who leave with The Viper's coveted title in tow.04/25/2017 - 22:00
The blonde bombshell is ready to dance her way to Tuesday nights in the very near future.04/25/2017 - 21:45
See what lies ahead for Randy Orton and Bray Wyatt in their House of Horrors Match at WWE Payback this Sunday.04/25/2017 - 21:45
In the first-ever Tag Team Beat the Clock Challenge, American Alpha and The Colons try to set the bar with the fastest time.04/25/2017 - 21:45
Kofi Kingston, Big E and Xavier Woods are ready to embark on a quest to make sure SmackDown isn't booty.04/25/2017 - 21:15
After being sent to SmackDown LIVE in the Superstar Shake-up, Rusev refuses to compete for Team Blue unless he receives a WWE Championship Match at Money in the Bank on June 18.04/25/2017 - 21:15
In a rematch of last week's main event, AJ Styles and Baron Corbin square off, as United States Champion Kevin Owens again watches from ringside.04/25/2017 - 21:00
Jason Jordan & Chad Gable recall their quickest victories in amateur wrestling ahead of tonight's Tag Team Beat the Clock Challenge on SmackDown LIVE.04/25/2017 - 18:30
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
What will Ryder do as next week’s General Manager of SmackDown?
Even the most positive members of the WWE Universe would have to agree that it has been a tough year thus far for Zack Ryder. But with one fell swoop on Tuesday night, Long Island Iced-Z may very well have made up for the past six months’ worth of two counts, chokeslams and heartbreak. ( WATCH ZACK RYDER'S GREATEST MOMENTS PLAYLIST)
Ryder’s huge victory in the 20-Man Battle Royal on SuperSmackDown LIVE: The Great American Bash gave the Superstar a much-needed confidence boost, and earned him the opportunity to become the Interim General Manager of SmackDown next week. ( WATCH WWE.COM EXCLUSIVE)
With Ryder’s big win in the rearview, now the WWE Universe is left to wonder what the self-made YouTube sensation might do with his newfound power, and whether or not he will be able to guide the show in the right direction. Remember that Ryder has some experience in the GM role — he was Teddy Long’s assistant for a while, so he knows how the ship is supposed to sail.
Additionally, Ryder, who is a clear-cut fan-favorite, has garnered a huge following online thanks to his insanely popular — and highly creative — YouTube series, "Z! True Long Island Story." As such, he has plenty of experience as a producer, considering Zack is a jack of all trades with regard to his beloved show.
That said, what can the SmackDown faithful expect from Ryder when he takes the reins next week? We’ll have to tune in to see, but there’s undoubtedly a short list of Superstars Ryder might well take umbrage with. The Big Red Monster jumps directly to mind. Will Ryder force Kane into some diabolical match stipulation as payback for the months of torment he suffered at the hands of The Devil’s Favorite Demon?
On that note, will Long Island Iced-Z perhaps seek retribution against Big Show, who in a display of frustration and rage viscously attacked both Ryder and Santino Marella on the June 1 episode of SmackDown? And what about Eve? The sultry Diva broke Zack’s heart earlier in the year, and now that Big Johnny’s gone, she seems to be angling her way back into the good graces of Teddy Long. Will Eve attempt to “woo” Ryder next week, and if so, will Zack pay her any attention?
Or will Ryder go in the opposite direction in his Interim GM role, and bring a Long Island-style party to Friday night? As fans of his web series well know, Ryder’s a fun-loving Superstar with lots of eccentric friends. Perhaps the WWE Universe will get surprise appearances by some of Ryder’s family and friends.
So, will Ryder seek a retribution road, or will it be a Broski bash next Friday night? Be sure to check out his debut as Interim General Manager next week on SmackDown to see how it all shakes out.