For Once, Vince McMahon Has a Good Excuse for Rewriting Smackdown at the Last Minute

For Once, Vince McMahon Has a Good Excuse for Rewriting Smackdown at the Last Minute

In an unexpected twist spinning out of Thursday’s Crown Jewel event in Saudi Arabia, the script for tonight’s WWE Friday Night Smackdown will need to be hastily rewritten at the last minute once again. This time, however, it’s not because Vince McMahon didn’t feel there was enough “good sh*t” on the show and felt like […]

Will BOOM!'s WWE Smackdown #1 Comic Spoil Fox's Friday Night Smackdown Debut? [Preview]

Will BOOM!’s WWE Smackdown #1 Comic Spoil Show’s Fox Debut? [Preview]

WWE Smackdown #1 is in stores from explosive publisher BOOM! Studios next week (and how appropriate, with the wrestling company rumored to be bringing back pyro starting with next week’s shows). A story from Kevin Panetta, Kendall Goode, and Serg Acuna will focus on Becky Lynch, and we’ve got a preview below. And the preview […]

WWE Smacdown's Move to Fox Gets Its Own Comic Starring Becky Lynch

WWE Smackdown’s Move to Fox Gets Its Own Comic Starring Becky Lynch

In October, WWE Smackdown Live will move from USA to Fox’s broadcast network, airing on Fridays and potentially exposing the company a new audience (but also to the threat of cancellation by the notoriously trigger-happy Fox). To celebrate, explosive publisher BOOM! Studios will publish WWE Smackdown Live #1, a special comic written by Kevin Panetta […]

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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, […]

Corey Graves’ Wife Accuses WWE Commentator of Affair with Superstar

Professional wrestling has had a long tradition of having real life “storylines” that sometimes eclipse the stories being told in the ring – and in the age of social media, that “proud tradition” continues to burn along brighter than ever. Case in point: Corey Graves, ex-NXT professional wrestler and current WWE commentator – and now […]

What, WWE Worry? Smackdown Turns Away AEW Fans

For years, pro wrestling fans have clammored for the days of “The Monday Night Wars,” when legit competition between wrestling companies brought out some of the best (“Stone Cold” Steve Austin!!!!), worst (David Arquette as WCW Champion?!?!), and bizarre (Mae Young gave birth to a…hand?!?!) in the battle for top of the pro wrestling food […]

WWE Smackdown: Why “The Man” Becky Lynch is “The Face That Runs The Place”

Professional wrestler Becky Lynch is a revolution of her own making by doing something no other woman has done in WWE: become its top star…”The Face That Runs The Place.” On the January 1st edition of WWE‘s SmackDown, Lynch crashed John Cena’s return to the company, declaring an open challenge to anyone in the back. […]

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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 […]

Raw Sucked and Smackdown Ruled This Week, But Both WWE Shows’ Ratings Are in the Gutter

WWE appears to be reaping decades worth of sowing boring storylines, unappealing babyfaces, and conservative booking lately. Viewerwhip for both Monday Night Raw and Smackdown Live hit lows this week. For Raw, just 2.29 million people watched the show on average over the course of three hours, which Dave Meltzer called the all-time lowest for “the […]

Which Beloved WWE Superstar Could Return on Smackdown Live Tonight? [Spoilers]

Yesterday on WWE Monday Night Raw, fans were treated to not only the advertised return of the greatest wrestler of all time, Shawn Michaels, but also a surprise appearance by The Undertaker. Michaels and Undertaker were there to promote the upcoming match between Undertaker and Triple H at October’s Super Show-Down event in Australia, but […]

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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Lana #1! The Ravishing Russian Sets Her Sights on Money in the Bank

Last night Aiden English came out and gave his vocal styling to the Ravishing Russian: Lana. Lana was set to take on Billie Kay of the Iconics. Go, @LanaWWE! Go, @LanaWWE! 💃 💃 💃 #SDLive #LanaNumber1 @WWEDramaKing — WWE (@WWE) May 23, 2018 I, for one, love Lana. If you watch Total Divas you’ve probably […]

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 […]