WWE SmackDown Live


WWE SmackDown Live Preview (1/10/17): 5 Reasons To Watch

Parodying the show which he was on, iconic Seinfeld character George Costanza once had a vision for a "show about nothing." With stories that never seem to reach definitive conclusions, RAW would make Costanza proud if not for the fact it's rarely funny. As we entered 2017, SmackDown LIVE had become the new standard-bearer for…



WWE SmackDown Live Preview (12/27/16): 5 Reasons To Watch

SmackDown LIVE's final episode of 2016 is also one of its most anticipated. They are calling this "Wild Card Finals," whatever that means. We'll be in Chicago, which should ensure a lively crowd. There will be three title matches and John Cena returns to WWE television after a couple of months away. Coming off last…


WWE SmackDown Ratings, Viewership (12/20/16): Numbers Up This Week

This week's WWE SmackDown Live rating and viewership numbers are in, and it was good news for WWE's blue brand. The Tuesday evening broadcast on the USA Network drew 2.637 million viewers. Last week's show on 12/13 drew 2.361 million viewers. SmackDown was universally praised this week as being an excellent show. TopRopePress.com's Kyle Ross…



WWE SmackDown Live Preview (12/20/16): 5 Reasons To Watch

In the SmackDown LIVE universe, we know we'll be getting AJ Styles vs. Dolph Ziggler for the WWE Title. Next week. We also know that John Cena will be returning. Again though, that will be next week. That makes this week's program somewhat of a lame duck affair. However, the optimist might just say we…


WWE SmackDown Live Preview (12/13/16): 5 Reasons To Watch

The 'A-show' is back with the main event we were promised last week. With seven weeks between now and the Royal Rumble, SmackDown LIVE can afford to take time with its storylines. So don't expect any hot-shoting during this rather slow time on the WWE calendar. With the majority of (male) performers in the Rumble…


WWE SmackDown Live Preview (12/6/16): 5 Reasons To Watch

WWE SmackDown Live comes at us this week just two days after the TLC PPV. Sunday night saw AJ Styles successfully defend his WWE World Championship against Dean Ambrose in a fantastic match, Alexa Bliss capture the WWE SmackDown Women's Title for the first time, and The Miz retain the Intercontinental Title over Dolph Ziggler…


WWE SmackDown Live Ratings, Viewership (11/22/16): Numbers Down

Tuesday night's edition of WWE SmackDown Live drew 2.505 million viewers, down from 2.725 million last week. Considering RAW's viewership and ratings were up this week, the SmackDown number is a disappointment. Coming off of Sunday's Survivor Series, SmackDown clearly didn't have the kind of momentum and interest that RAW did. RAW saw an increase…



Sin Cara Moved To SmackDown Roster Following Jericho Incident

As reported by PWInsider.com, Sin Cara has been moved across from the RAW brand to the SmackDown brand following his recent backstage incident with Chris Jericho. There was a strong rumor that Sin Cara may have actually been on his way out of the promotion following the incident, which is the third backstage incident he…



Edge To Appear On Next Week’s WWE SmackDown Live

It appears as if SmackDown will be turning to the past for its 900th all-time episode. Already announced for next week's show is The Undertaker. Joining him will be Edge. WWE made it official that the "Rated-R Superstar" would be appearing earlier today. https://twitter.com/shanemcmahon/status/796014530614726657 Both The Undertaker and Edge were headliners for SmackDown during the…


WWE Announces SmackDown/NXT Joint TV Taping In Canada

WWE SmackDown and WWE NXT will both be taped in the same venue, on the same night, in Canada this November. The special event will take place on November 22 at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa. This is an unprecedented move for WWE. While NXT has had their television taped on the road in…


WWE SmackDown Live Results (10/25/16): Chinless Victory

Well, well, well! Fancy meeting you here! Yes, indeed. Tonight, I've swapped my Red for Blue, while the rest of my two-person household watches Game 1 of the World Series. At least I have Mauro Ranallo's sweet sweet pipes to carry me through. Much was made off the bat of the Ellsworth-Ambrose-Styles angle. James Ellsworth…


WWE SmackDown Live Preview (10/25/16): 5 Reasons To Watch

We're more than three weeks removed from No Mercy and still a month away from Survivor Series. Yes, I'll say it again. SmackDown LIVE finds itself in an odd place right now. Once upon a time, WWE would have three-plus months between pay per views. But in the new brand split era, we typically won't…


WWE SmackDown Ratings, Viewership (10/18/16): Slight Decrease

The ratings figures and viewership numbers are in for this week's WWE SmackDown Live, and WWE's Tuesday night broadcast saw a very slight decrease in their audience this week. The October 18 edition of SmackDown drew 2.405 million viewers according to Showbuzz Daily. Last week's October 11 broadcast came in at 2.448 million viewers. This…



WWE SmackDown Ratings, Viewership (10/11/16): Numbers Up

The viewership numbers and ratings data are in for this week's WWE SmackDown on the USA Network. SmackDown drew 2.448 million viewers this week, up from 2.316 million last week. It's also up from what the show drew two weeks ago (2.340 million), so this is good news for WWE. Last week's show went up…




Shallow WWE RAW To Become The Norm? A WWE Roster Evaluation

As Sasha Banks simulated sadness during her pseudo-retirement, I couldn't help but notice that I too was putting on a show. Although my catsuit wasn't as fitting as Sasha's, we both were acting. While she tried to summon tears, I fought to summon interest. I really wanted to care; I love Sasha Banks - she'll be…


WWE SmackDown LIVE Preview (8/30/16): 5 Things To Watch For

Believe it or not, but we're less than two weeks away from the first SmackDown pay per view. I thought last week's show did a pretty decent job of setting the table for Backlash. It established that show's main event (Dean Ambrose vs. AJ Styles) and the fact we will have two new champions crowned.…