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Because U Demanded It: Smackdown Could Go Three Hours After Fox Move

Out of all the complaints about WWE's weekly televised programming — and there are a lot of them — probably the one most people can agree with is that there simply isn't enough of it! With just three hours of Raw, two hours of Smackdown Live, one hour of NXT, one hour of NXT UK, […]

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A Christmas Miracle: WWE Smackdown Finally Beats Raw in the Ratings

Following several years of putting on more entertaining shows than its red-brand counterpart, WWE Smackdown Live has finally beaten Monday Night Raw in the ratings. Of course, this feat required the birth of Jesus Christ, the Roman Reigns of Christianity, to make it possible, but that shouldn't lessen the accomplishment. According to Wrestling Inc., Smackdown pulled in […]

Tickets on Sale Friday for 1000th Episode of SmackDown Live

WWE sent out a press release today promoting the 1000th episode of SmackDown Live, which takes place on October 16th at the Capital One Arena in Washington, DC. Tickets for the event go on sale on Friday, August 17th at 10 a.m. via all the usual sources. WWE didn't reveal details on what to expect […]

WWE SmackDown Live Will Premiere on Fox Broadcast Network on October 4th, 2019

In a barrage of press releases sent out over the last half hour, WWE revealed the details of their upcoming TV deals with Fox and NBC Universal for SmackDown Live and Raw respectively. Amongst the details was an explicit confirmation that SmackDown Live will begin airing on Fox's broadcast network, as well as a premiere […]

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SmackDown Live is Now the WWE's Best Show

While RAW is still great and has some exceptional talent, SmackDown has seen an upswing in better stories, better matches, and all of the talent seems to have much better chemistry. Last night's show was absolutely a ton of fun to watch. Every single match was great, and for me it was hard to pick […]

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Asuka and Mandy Rose Have One of Their Best Matches Yet on SmackDown Live

Honestly, give it up to Mandy Rose. Since climbing the ranks, she's really made a name for herself. She's a capable superstar, and last night she had a one-on-one with Asuka — who is still one of the hardest women to beat on the roster. Soak in #GodsGreatestCreation, @WWE_MandyRose… #SDLive 💛💛💛 — WWE (@WWE) May […]

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Lana and Naomi Go Head-to-Head in a Dance-Off on Tonight's SmackDown Live

Because WWE can't go a week without something a little odd, Lana and Naomi had a dance-off on tonight's SmackDown Live. Accompanied by their respective husbands (Rusev and Jimmy Uso, with Aiden English and Jay Uso there too), the ring was rather full. To be fair, they both dance well — much better than I […]

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SmackDown Live Opens with One of WWE's Best Superstars: Samoa Joe

Samoa Joe and Daniel Bryan have history — history that dates all the way to Ring of Honor. On tonight's SmackDown Live, Joe came out and worked that mic better than almost anyone in the WWE. With passion and fury, he informed us all that he would win the Money in the Bank match and […]

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WWE's Corey Graves Promises the Pompadour Will Be Back

After being distraught over the lack of pompadour on Corey Graves during last week's Monday Night RAW, Graves soothed my aching soul, assuring me (and, frankly, all of us) that his hair just needed a break. With no offseason, the follicles deserve a chance to rest. They work hard. But, worry not! They'll soon be […]

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The Miz Tries to Psych Out The New Day in SmackDown Live Opener

In all honesty, The New Day and The Miz are the most charismatic characters on WWE. Last night's SmackDown Live gave me exactly what I wanted, with Miz TV opening up the show. And his special guest? Why, The New Day! The Miz grilled The New Day on who would be the one to enter […]

Report: Fox and WWE Set to Sign SmackDown Live Deal, Move Show to Fridays

As expected, it's now being reported that Fox and WWE are in the process of closing a deal to bring SmackDown Live, WWE's B-Show, to Fox's broadcast TV network in fall of 2019. Sandwich-themed Hollywood gossip blog The Wrap reports that Fox will air SmackDown Live on Friday nights instead of Tuesday, which would potentially […]

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NBC Universal Drops WWE Smackdown After Bleeding Cool Appears on Show

NBCU Universal has declined to renew its contract with WWE for broadcast rights to Smackdown Live, a report from THR claims. The news comes in the same week that Bleeding Cool was featured on the program during one of the segments where WWE brags about its mainstream media coverage. Bleeding Cool was on Smackdown last […]

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The New Day, Experts at Hiding Electronics in Their Pants

Last Friday I got the chance to meet The New Day at AwesomeCon in DC. It was indeed awesome, and The New Day has more charisma and charm than just about everyone I've ever met — especially Xavier Woods. I genuinely enjoy this team and always look forward to a match with them. During last […]

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Charlotte Flair May Be Ready for Asuka

After a killer promo about Asuka and Charlotte Flair's upcoming WrestleMania match, Natalya Hart came out to cut a rather enjoyable promo. Hart comes over to a serious looking Flair, taunting her about her upcoming match with Asuka. Flair tells her to lay off the catnip, and that Asuka will be her biggest challenge yet […]

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Watch: Daniel Bryan Opens up SmackDown Live with Outstanding News

As we all knew beforehand, Daniel Bryan was recently cleared to compete again in the WWE. This is terrific news, and I cannot wait to see him back. Bryan came out last night with an impassioned speech about being grateful, and how much his wife — Brie Bella — inspired him to keep fighting: "You fight for your […]

Shane McMahon Horribly Injured in Brutal Wrestling Attack

He may be able to survive a helicopter crash unscathed, but WWE Smackdown Live commissioner Shane McMahon is no match for a beatdown from Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn. McMahon was injured in an attack by the pair on Tuesday's episode of Smackdown, according to a report from WWE .com. McMahon entered the ring for […]

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WWE Fastlane: The Empress of Tomorrow Makes Her Glorious Fastlane Debut

Wait a minute… WHAT IS @WWEAsuka DOING HERE?! #WWEFastlane — WWE (@WWE) March 12, 2018 After much speculation surrounding whom Asuka would face at WrestleMania, Asuka appeared on tonight's Fastlane. Saying nothing, she pointed to the WrestleMania sign, signifying that she would be taking on Charlotte Flair. Personally, I think this is a perfect matchup. […]

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SmackDown Live Opens with a Lot of Wasted Potential

Last night's SmackDown Live opened with Charlotte Flair coming out to the ring to talk about defending her title. Seems like a safe way to open the show, right? We're kicking off #SDLive WITH FLAIR with the one and only @MsCharlotteWWE! — WWE (@WWE) March 7, 2018 Heck, even The Riot Squad came out, […]