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WWE SmackDown Preview: A Friday Night On Fox With John Cena
 During last week's WWE SmackDown on FOX, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson showed up unannounced and officially became the second-biggest star of the Attitude Era to beat the hell out of Austin Theory Also appearing last week was The Rock's fellow WWE-turned-Hollywood star, John Cena, who appeared as a guest of Grayson Waller before Jimmy Uso and Solo Sikoa[...]
Would FOX continue to be the home to Friday Night SmackDown? Would USA Network continue to be the home to Monday Night Raw? Would a streaming service enter the picture – possibly Peacock stepping up its game or a player no one saw coming? Well, the television future of SmackDown was answered this morning, with[...]
WWE Honors Terry Funk And Bray Wyatt On SmackDown
 But as always with wrestling, the show must go on, and thus, we were presented with a live SmackDown on FOX last night, albeit one with a very somber cloud hanging over it, appropriately so. WWE paid tribute to two great departed stars, Terry Funk and Bray Wyatt, on last night's SmackDown on FOX, courtesy of[...]
rey mysterio
Heading into tonight's edition of FOX's WWE SmackDown, fans were expecting the LWO's Santos Escobar to be taking on United States Champion Austin Theory for the title But before the night was over, Escobar would be out of action – and Rey Mysterio would walk away with the title (which we're sure brought a ton[...]
WWE SmackDown Preview: Is Jimmy Uso Back In The Bloodline?
 That will almost certainly begin tonight on WWE SmackDown when hopefully, we will get some much-needed answers from the parties involved. Image: WWE Will Jimmy, Jey, or Roman be in the house tonight live on FOX to help us see where things are going next?  Let's see what says. Day-One Ish is no more. After the shocking conclusion to[...]
Sonya Deville trashes Mandy Rose on WWE Smackdown
We have gotten some unfortunate news this afternoon as we are finding out that Sonya Deville, one-half of the SmackDown Women's Tag Team Champions with Chelsea Green, has suffered a torn ACL and, as a result, will require surgery and will be out indefinitely. Sonya Deville, seen here with tag team partner Chelsea Green after winning the WWE[...]
WWE SmackDown Preview: A Jey Uso Title Shot At SummerSlam?
The saga of The Bloodline falling apart continued last week on WWE SmackDown when Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns and Solo Sikoa got in some early shots on their family, The Usos  Despite Jimmy Uso being badly hurt, the night did not end in Reigns and Sikoa's favor, as Jey Uso stormed at them later on and got plenty of revenge[...]
WWE SmackDown Preview: Begun, The Bloodline Civil War Has
 But as of last Friday's WWE SmackDown on FOX, those days appear to have ended  Jey Uso dramatically joined his brother Jimmy by blasting his cousin, the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns, with a shocking superkick  The Usos then took it even further by taking out their younger brother Solo Sikoa and following that with a double superkick[...]
WWE SmackDown Preview: The Usos Return To Address The Bloodline
 With The Usos set to return tonight on WWE SmackDown, will we see the battle lines drawn in the Bloodline civil war? The Usos will return to SmackDown tonight on FOX, courtesy of WWE. Jimmy Uso has taken action and made where he stands very clear since Night of Champions, but while he has stood by his brother, Jey[...]
WWE SmackDown Preview: Roman Reigns Celebrates His 1000-Day Reign
 Even with his house in disarray, Reigns will summon the strength to celebrate his historic run with the title tonight on SmackDown, which, if rumors are true, might include him adding some new hardware to his shoulder. Champion Roman Reigns will celebrate his 1000-days with the title tonight on SmackDown, courtesy of WWE. Fightful Select is reporting[...]
WWE SmackDown Preview: Roman Reigns & Solo Sikoa Join The KO Show
 But before all of that, we have an episode of WWE SmackDown to get through on FOX tonight, and while a big main event match would have been a nice teaser for tomorrow's show (especially seeing as this was taped last week), we can't expect something as ridiculous as Roman Reigns wrestling every night[...]
WWE SmackDown Preview: Roman Reigns' Post-WrestleMania Return
 That all changes tonight on FOX when the Champion brings his historic title reign to WWE SmackDown. Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns returns tonight on SmackDown, courtesy of WWE. So what is on the mind of the Tribal Chief?  Does he have a new opponent in mind, or is he just preparing to celebrate his historic upcoming[...]
Looking to help fans forget that the title will still pretty much be a consolation prize, the WWE announced the 12 Superstars who will be in the tournament to crown a Monday Night Raw-exclusive World Heavyweight Champion (with Roman Reigns over on WWE SmackDown making random appearances with his title) Cody Rhodes, Damian Priest, Finn[...]
WWE SmackDown Preview: Cody Rhodes & Co. Head Down To Puerto Rico
 But before that, we have a special episode of WWE SmackDown airing live from San Juan, Puerto Rico, and appearing live at the show will be the man taking on Brock Lesnar tomorrow night, "The American Nightmare" Cody Rhodes  What will Rhodes have to say just 24 hours before trying to get his revenge on Lesnar? Cody Rhodes will[...]
WWE NXT Preview: A Title Match Between Teams Who Are Out Of Here
 These conundrums usually involve current Champions swapping brands, but what about when a current Champion is set to defend their title against an opponent who is also hitting the road?  That's the situation we find ourselves in with tonight's WWE NXT on the USA Network, as the reigning NXT Women's Tag Team Champions, Alba Fyre & Isla Dawn,[...]
WWE SmackDown Preview: The 2023 WWE Draft Kicks Off On FOX
It's time to shake things up again!  Tonight's episode of WWE SmackDown on FOX will officially kick off the 2023 WWE Draft, where we will see the rosters of Raw, SmackDown, and even NXT all shuffled, and the end result should (ideally) create new and exciting match-ups  This year's Draft will also set the stage for a[...]
WWE Executive Chairman Vince McMahon
Just a couple of months ago, McMahon reportedly paid a multi-million dollar settlement to Rita Chatterton, the company's first female referee, who alleged that McMahon sexually assaulted her in the 1980s. WWE Executive Chairman Vince McMahon According to the lawsuit, Abrahams was hired to write for both WWE SmackDown! and WWE Monday Night Raw in 2020 but[...]
WWE SmackDown Preview: Shinsuke Nakamura Returns Live On FOX
 It was this past November, in a first-round losing effort against Santos Escobar in the SmackDown World Cup tournament, that we last saw Nakamura in action in WWE (he faced off against recently-inducted WWE Hall of Famer The Great Muta in Pro Wrestling Noah this past New Year's Day) and now it appears "The King of[...]
WWE SmackDown Preview: Sami Zayn Battles Jey Uso One-On-One Tonight
 Now, almost one week later, Jey will get his shot at revenge when he battles Zayn in singles action tonight on WWE SmackDown. Sami Zayn faces Jey Uso one-on-one tonight on WWE SmackDown, courtesy of WWE. While Jey Uso will not have a chance to regain his tag title tonight on SmackDown, he can lay a beating on Zayn[...]
WWE SmackDown Preview: Last Licks On WrestleMania Eve
When WWE SmackDown gets rolling live tonight on FOX, we will be less than 24 hours away from WWE's (and all of pro wrestling for that matter) biggest event of the year, WrestleMania  For the first time in quite a while, the main event match for the title is actually the most highly anticipated match of the[...]
WWE SmackDown Preview: Cody Rhodes Gets A WrestleMania Warm-Up
Rhodes certainly appears to have all of the momentum and fan support pushing him toward the match, but tonight on WWE SmackDown, he will have a tune-up match against Ludwig Kaiser of Imperium to stay fresh. Cody Rhodes will face Ludwig Kaiser in singles action tonight on SmackDown, courtesy of WWE. So will Cody Rhodes get through the night without[...]
WWE SmackDown Preview: A Sami Zayn & Jey Uso Confrontation
 Zayn is now deadset on revenge against his former friends and will be confronting Jey Uso tonight on WWE SmackDown. Sami Zayn and Jey Uso will confront each other tonight on SmackDown, courtesy of WWE. With all of the history and feelings here, there's the potential for fireworks between these two tonight on SmackDown[...]
WWE SmackDown Preview: Roman Reigns Reunites With Jey Uso Tonight
 Now with Jey appearing firmly back with the family in The Bloodline, how will Reigns respond to the return of his cousin tonight on WWE SmackDown? Jey Uso will explain himself to his cousin Roman Reigns tonight on SmackDown, courtesy of WWE. So was Jey Uso truly conflicted about where his allegiances were, or was this all[...]
WWE SmackDown Preview: Cody Rhodes Confronts Roman Reigns Tonight
With all that on the table, the two will come face-to-face for the first time tonight on WWE SmackDown. WrestleMania main event opponents Roman Reigns and Cody Rhodes will confront each other tonight on SmackDown, courtesy of WWE. Roman Reigns' Special Council Paul Heyman has confronted Cody Rhodes a couple of times on Raw now, and each time has tied[...]
WWE SmackDown Preview: Charlotte And Rhea Ripley To Face-Off
 "Mami" took her recent momentum and parlayed it into a dominant showing at the Royal Rumble, which she won and then immediately followed up by announcing she would be challenging Charlotte Flair for the SmackDown Women's Championship at WrestleMania  Tonight on WWE SmackDown on FOX, we will see the two face off for the first time since their WrestleMania title match[...]
WWE SmackDown Preview: Gunther Defends The IC Title On FOX Tonight
 He has shown it doesn't matter where he's residing, be it overseas in NXTUK, in Orlando, Florida on NXT, or his current stomping grounds on the SmackDown roster, Gunther has been the stoic face of dominance in WWE for years now, and as of late, he has restored the luster and respect to the Intercontinental Championship, once again[...]
WWE SmackDown Preview: Will Jey Uso Return To Defend The Tag Titles?
 If that all weren't drama enough for you, as one half of the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions with his brother Jimmy Uso, Jey is supposed to be defending those titles tonight on SmackDown against the team of Braun Strowman and Ricochet  Will he show up or is he truly done with The Bloodline and willing to turn his[...]
WWE SmackDown Preview: Roman Reigns On The Warpath Tonight
 With The Bloodline entirely in disarray, how will Reigns respond on tonight's SmackDown? Roman Reigns will address the apparent demise of The Bloodline tonight on SmackDown, courtesy of WWE. Roman Reigns prides himself on his dominant control over everyone under him, but how will he respond to his faction being shattered into pieces?  Let's see what says we[...]
WWE SmackDown Preview: Just One Night Before The Royal Rumble
 But before we get there, we have one more episode of SmackDown to get through, and even though the WWE Superstars are almost certainly more focused on tomorrow night, several of them have some business to attend to tonight first on FOX. Kevin Owens will battle Solo Sikoa tonight on SmackDown, courtesy of WWE. One man who[...]
WWE SmackDown: A Royal Rumble Contract Signing With Owens & Reigns
 And to make things official, they will be doing a good ol' contract signing tonight on SmackDown, so get ready for some table-flipping! Roman Reigns and Kevin Owens will sign the contract for their title match at the Royal Rumble tonight on SmackDown, courtesy of WWE. So will tonight's contract signing on FOX end like pretty much[...]