WWE SmackDown Live



WWE SmackDown Live Preview (6/27/17): 5 Reasons To Watch

WWE SmackDown Live comes at us tonight from San Diego, California. It's a big show for WWE, with them doing a re-do of last week's women's Money In The Bank match. What else is on the card? Why should you go out of your way to check out the USA Network at 8:00 p.m. ET…




Mike Bennett, Maria Kanellis To Debut With WWE As Soon As This Weekend?

According to recent reports, former ROH and NJPW stars Mike Bennett and Maria Kanellis are expected to begin work for the WWE very soon. The pair could make their television debut as early as next week. Bennett and Kanellis signed with WWE in April following a stint with Impact Wrestling. Prior to that, the couple…


WWE SmackDown Ratings, Viewership (6/13/17): It’s Bad, Real Bad

The ratings are in for this week's WWE SmackDown Live. Following an incredibly disappointing number drawn by RAW on Monday night, SmackDown didn't do any better. This week's show drew 2.072 million viewers, down from 2.349 million last week (and 2.350 million two weeks ago). There's really no sugar-coating this number. It's bad. Real bad.…





WWE SmackDown Live Preview (5/23/17): 5 Reasons To Watch

Jinder Mahal has done it. A celebration of the new WWE Champion will highlight this week's SmackDown Live as the road to Money In The Bank also begins. Coming off a Backlash where absolutely nothing sucked, here are five reasons to watch SmackDown Live tonight. 1. MAHARAJA Well, this rumor was incorrect. Jinder Mahal is…


WWE SmackDown Live Results (5/16/17): Save Us, Shinsuke

Welcome to the latest episode of SmackDown Live, the go-home show leading up to Backlash on Sunday. We're back to live action after a couple of underwhelming taped episodes from the O2 in London last week, and with another mediocre showing from Raw last night, the Blue Team once again had a chance to be the best show of…


WWE SmackDown Live Preview (5/16/17): 5 Reasons To Watch

Less than a week away from WWE Backlash, it's a "go-home" edition of SmackDown Live. With only five matches currently booked for Sunday's pay per view, I'd expect a few more to be made between then and now. This is also the last chance to get us excited about Randy Orton vs. Jinder Mahal, Kevin…



WWE SmackDown Ratings, Viewership (4/18/17): Numbers Way Down

WWE SmackDown Live on the USA Network saw a ratings and viewership decline this week. The April 18 show drew 2.544 million viewers, way down from the 3.105 million SmackDown drew last week. Last week's broadcast certainly benefitted from the novelty of the roster shake-up. This week, SmackDown went head to head with the NBA Playoffs,…




WWE SmackDown Live Preview (4/11/17): 5 Reasons To Watch

Well, there most certainly was a "shakeup" courtesy of WWE RAW Monday night. Ironically, the best part of the show had nothing to do with new faces, just two RAW mainstays. Honestly, I don't have a clue what the future holds creatively for SmackDown at this point. But something tells me that we're about to…


Backstage Update On WWE’s Superstar Shake-Up Plans

According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, backstage plans for next week's "Superstar Shake-Up" will see The New Day switch brands to SmackDown Live, with AJ Styles moving over to RAW, as has been expected. Though there was initially talk within the company over Roman Reigns perhaps switching brands, the current notion is that 'The Big…


WWE SmackDown Ratings, Viewership (4/4/17): WrestleMania Bump

WWE SmackDown Live experienced a ratings bump this week, similar to RAW, likely due to the fallout from WrestleMania 33 on Sunday. This week's SmackDown drew 2.885 million viewers, up from 2.698 million last week. While the bump wasn't as big as the RAW ratings and viewership on Monday, it was still a noticeable increase.…



WWE SmackDown Live Preview (4/4/17): Five Things To Watch For

The WWE RAW after WrestleMania gave fans a memorable night of action on Monday. RAW has definitely stepped its game up as the new year in WWE begins, adding people to the roster like The Revival, The Hardys, a returning Finn Balor, and new General Manager Kurt Angle. Will SmackDown be able to continue to…



WWE SmackDown Live Preview (3/21/17): 5 Reasons To Watch

Believe it or not, there are only two SmackDowns left before WrestleMania 33. Most of the key matches are set, even if they're not official. I anticipate by show's end tonight, we'll have something resembling a complete card. Here are five reasons to watch SmackDown Live. 1. Is AJ Styles Fired? In a word, "no."…


Solving The Eva Marie Problem: How To Book Her WWE Return

“Fire her.” “Fire her.” “Fire her INTO THE SUN.” But, hey, guys. Guys. Calm down. There’s no need to fire her at all. Not even the WWE has a T-shirt cannon powerful enough to launch a red-headed superstar into the sun. Yet. If the brains behind #AllRedEverything have done anything well, it’s to generate nuclear…