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Cody Rhodes displays his sportsmanship on WWE SmackDown, unlike a certain Tony Khan
That left WWE SmackDown, making the move from FOX to USA Network in October – or so we thought Just to be clear, WWE SmackDown is still moving to USA Network – it's just that the show is moving a bit earlier than expected (September 13th, to be precise) In addition, the deal includes four[...]
In September 2023, we learned that SmackDown would be moving to USA Network from FOX beginning in October 2024 after a new five-year deal was reached between the professional wrestling company and NBCUniversal (with the WWE set to produce four NBC primetime specials per year) While USA Network would gain one show, it would lose[...]
With less than a month to go until WWE unleashes WrestleMania Weekend upon us, tonight's SmackDown has a pretty impressive lineup as the road to the big event rolls on We have the return of Rey Mysterio, Bayley looking for more than a pound of flesh from Dakota Kai, Randy Orton looking to introduce Grayson Waller[...]
WWE SmackDown Preview: "Outlaw People’s Champ" Posts Video Message
Welcome to our weekly WWE SmackDown preview – and things are getting interesting between Cody Rhodes & World Heavyweight Champion Seth "Freakin" Rollins and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns as we inch closer to WrestleMania weekend Last week, The Rock acknowledged Reigns as his Tribal Chief – but he[...]
Just so we're clear? Tonight's edition of WWE SmackDown on FOX would be stacked if you didn't have The Bloodline stuff going down We have Bayley & Dakota Kai wanting their pound of flesh from The Kabuki Warriors, Carlito looking to beat some respect into Santos Escobar in a Street Fight, and Naomi looking for[...]
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Okay, we're doing things a bit differently with this week's WWE SmackDown on FOX (at least, for now) preview Right off the bat, we want you to know that The Miz and Logan Paul are set for an Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match – as are Kevin Owens and Judgement Day's "Dirty" Dominik Mysterio On the[...]
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Welcome back to our weekly preview for FOX's WWE SmackDown, with this week's edition coming post-Royal Rumble – and we all know what that means That's right, we have a lot of roads to WrestleMania getting started later tonight Could we find out if the second chapter of Roman Reigns/Cody Rhodes will happen at this[...]
With the horrific details of the lawsuit overshadowing a whole ton of publicity for this weekend's big show, tonight's WWE SmackDown will have to deliver big-time to make up for lost time Here's a look at a rundown of tonight's card – along with the official previews for each match/segment as well as a look[...]
Before we head into a preview of tonight's edition of FOX's WWE SmackDown, we're sending out healthy vibes to WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins Earlier today, reports hit that Rollins suffered a torn MCL and partially torn meniscus during his match against Jinder Mahal on USA Network's WWE Monday Night Raw It's not known at[...]
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With WWE SmackDown General Manager Nick Aldis having now made Reigns' title match at "Royal Rumble" a Fatal 4-Way Match with Randy Orton, LA Knight & AJ Styles, expect the latter three to be talking a lot of Reigns tonight as they prepare for their title shots But with their main target not around, will[...]
Back in September, one of the biggest questions coming out of the merger between the WWE and Endeavor's UFC (now TKO Group) was answered when the news hit that the WWE and NBCUniversal had reached a five-year deal domestic media rights deal that saw SmackDown move from FOX to USA Network beginning in October 2024 (with[...]
WWE SmackDown Preview: Roman Reigns & LA Knight Sign The Contract
 But to get there, the two rivals must first go through the obligatory contract signing live tonight on WWE SmackDown  Will any shenanigans ensue?  Will a last-second stipulation be added to the match?  Is there a snowball's chance in Hell that the table will survive in one piece?  We'll have to tune in to FS1[...]
WWE SmackDown Preview: Logan Paul Returns Live Tonight
 Of course, we'd like to see him around a bit more often, but who can complain these days when the Champion and face of the company barely shows up?  But show up Paul will on tonight's SmackDown live on FOX as he will confront United States Champion Rey Mysterio. Logan Paul will return to SmackDown tonight to[...]
Jade Cargill appears on AEW Collision
 Not just that, though, as she is also apparently scheduled for both WWE Raw and WWE SmackDown this Monday and Friday night, respectively Now, nowhere in their report do they guarantee Jade Cargill will be making her WWE TV debut at one or any of Fastlane, Raw, or SmackDown, but that she is scheduled to be in the building[...]
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[...]
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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[...]