WWE SmackDown Live


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…



WWE SmackDown Ratings, Viewership (2/28/17): Numbers Down

This week's WWE SmackDown ratings and viewership information is in, and the show experienced an expected drop in its audience. The February 28 edition of SmackDown drew 2.566 million viewers, down from 2.792 million last week and 2.626 million two weeks ago. This was an expected result given that SmackDown's final hour went head to head…


WWE SmackDown Live Preview (2/21/17): 5 Reasons To Watch

Last week saw SmackDown LIVE eschew the obvious creative path towards WrestleMania 33 and instead deal us a curveball. Randy Orton, the Royal Rumble winner, refused his shot at the WWE Title. This is due to Bray Wyatt still being champion. Conventional wisdom had - and still has - Orton turning on Wyatt to set…


Matches For WWE SmackDown Next Week; 205 Live Results

A couple of matches were announced for next week's WWE SmackDown Live during Tuesday night's broadcast. Following their match at Elimination Chamber ending in a double count-out, Nikki Bella and Natalya will face off in a Falls Count Anywhere Match next week on SmackDown. Daniel Bryan announced the bout following a backstage brawl on this…



WWE SmackDown Live Preview (2/14/17): 5 Reasons To Watch

For the second time in three weeks, we have a new WWE Champion. John Cena struck gold for the 16th time at the Royal Rumble, but that reign turned out to be short-lived. Now Bray Wyatt is on top for the first time in his career. In fact, it's Wyatt's first singles title of any…


WWE SmackDown Ratings, Viewership (2/7/17): Numbers Down

WWE SmackDown Live so its ratings and viewership numbers take a hit this week, much in the same way that WWE RAW did. Though the drop-off for SmackDown wasn't as pronounced as RAW, the brand is working with a smaller audience to begin with. This week's SmackDown on 2/7 averaged 2.627 million viewers, down from…



WWE SmackDown Ratings, Viewership (1/31/17): Numbers Up

WWE SmackDown Live saw a bump in their ratings and viewership numbers this week, just as RAW did on Monday evening. SmackDown drew an audience of 2.817 million viewers, up from 2.556 million last week. The increase has to be expected coming out of the Royal Rumble, traditionally the third biggest show of the year.…





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…