SmackDown Recap: November 21, 2017
In the wake of Survivor Series defeat, General Manager Daniel Bryan put Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn into a match of pure retribution against The New Day.
SmackDown Recap: November 14, 2017
Although the final SmackDown before Survivor Series saw Charlotte Flair capture the SmackDown Women's Title and the return of General Manager Daniel Bryan, the Superstars of Raw turned Tuesday night upside-down when they unleashed an earth-shattering counter-siege on Team Blue.
SmackDown Recap: November 7, 2017
AJ Styles changed the landscapes of both SmackDown LIVE and Survivor Series when he defeated Jinder Mahal to capture his second WWE Championship. Elsewhere, Randy Orton and Rusev had a high-stakes contest with a spot for the SmackDown Men’s Survivor Series team on the line for The Bulgarian Brute.
SmackDown Recap: October 31, 2017
Shinsuke Nakamura and Kevin Owens clashed in an incredible main event with a spot on Team SmackDown at Survivor Series on the line. Also, WWE Champion Jinder Mahal continued his verbal onslaught on Universal Champion Brock Lesnar as their Champion vs. Champion clash draws near.
SmackDown Recap: October 24, 2017
Following the siege of Raw, Survivor Series became the watchword on SmackDown LIVE, with Randy Orton taking on Sami Zayn to see who would become the first official member of the SmackDown Men’s Survivor Series team and WWE Champion Jinder Mahal responding to his opponent at the battle for brand supremacy, Universal Champion Brock Lesnar.
SmackDown Recap: October 17, 2017
The newly reunited Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn teamed up for the first time on SmackDown LIVE in an epic tag bout against Shinsuke Nakamura & Randy Orton in Team Blue’s main event. Elsewhere, WWE Champion Jinder Mahal sent shockwaves throughout the WWE Universe when he challenged Universal Champion Brock Lesnar to a Champion vs. Champion Match at WWE Survivor Series.
SmackDown Recap: October 10, 2017
Eager to reclaim the United States Title after losing it to Baron Corbin without even being involved in the decision at WWE Hell in a Cell, AJ Styles implemented his rematch clause to challenge The Lone Wolf only two days later on SmackDown LIVE. Elsewhere, Shinsuke Nakamura teamed up with Randy Orton to take on Rusev & Aiden English in a big-time tag team match.
SmackDown Recap: October 3, 2017
Five days before WWE Hell in a Cell, Kevin Owens brutalized SmackDown LIVE Commissioner Shane McMahon, making a bold statement as they approach their pay-per-view battle inside the career-altering structure. Elsewhere, WWE Champion Jinder Mahal ambushed Shinsuke Nakamura with a 3-on-1 surprise attack prior to their title match this Sunday.
SmackDown Recap: September 26, 2017
Facing off against Sami Zayn for the first time ever on SmackDown LIVE, Kevin Owens used the matchup as an opportunity to continue throwing Shane McMahon off his game, viciously attacking Zayn two weeks before WWE Hell in a Cell. Elsewhere, The New Day and The Usos made history when they agreed to compete for the SmackDown Tag Team Championship in a Hell in a Cell Match.
SmackDown Recap: September 19, 2017
Charlotte Flair returned to SmackDown LIVE and immediately made an impact when she took on Becky Lynch, Tamina and Naomi with an opportunity to challenge SmackDown Women’s Champion Natalya for the title at WWE Hell in a Cell.
SmackDown Recap: September 12, 2017
Mr. McMahon’s arrival on Sin City SmackDown caused a ripple effect, as he announced that Kevin Owens will square off with Shane McMahon at WWE Hell in a Cell.
SmackDown Recap: September 5, 2017
Shinsuke Nakamura and Randy Orton faced off in the main event to see who would challenge WWE Champion Jinder Mahal for the title at WWE Hell in a Cell.
SmackDown Recap: August 29, 2017
Shinsuke Nakamura & Randy Orton worked together to take on WWE Champion Jinder Mahal & Rusev despite them competing against one another for an opportunity to obtain a title match next week. Elsewhere, Kevin Owens and SmackDown LIVE Commissioner Shane McMahon's personal problems continued to escalate.
SmackDown Recap: August 22, 2017
In one of the more chaotic scenes in SmackDown LIVE history, United States Champion AJ Styles held onto his title when he defeated Kevin Owens in a match that saw both Baron Corbin and Shane McMahon act as Special Guest Referees. Team Blue was also shaken to its core by the debuting Bobby Roode and the return of Shelton Benjamin to WWE.
SmackDown Recap: August 15, 2017
In one of the most shocking moments in SmackDown LIVE history, Baron Corbin cashed-in his Money in the Bank contract on WWE Champion Jinder Mahal and the result was absolutely shocking. Elsewhere, tensions rose between United States Champion AJ Styles, his SummerSlam opponent Kevin Owens and the special guest referee for that contest Shane McMahon.
SmackDown Recap: August 8, 2017
Rusev made a major statement after WWE Champion Jinder Mahal and Randy Orton revived their highly personal rivalry in a grudge match. Elsewhere, SmackDown LIVE General Manager Daniel Bryan made major SummerSlam Match between John Cena and Baron Corbin on the heels of their wild brawl on WWE Network at the end of SmackDown LIVE last week.
SmackDown Recap: August 1, 2017
Shinsuke Nakamura and John Cena faced off in a first-time ever dream match on SmackDown LIVE. Elsewhere, AJ Styles defended the United States Championship against Kevin Owens in a high-stakes title rematch.
SmackDown Recap: July 25, 2017
Following the shocking return of Chris Jericho to SmackDown LIVE, he, AJ Styles and United States Champion Kevin Owens faced off in a Triple Threat Match with star-spangled title on the line. Elsewhere, a once inconceivable dream match between John Cena and Shinsuke Nakamura was announced for next week on SmackDown LIVE, and the winner will challenge Jinder Mahal for the WWE Championship at SummerSlam.
SmackDown Recap: July 18, 2017
United States Champion AJ Styles & Shinsuke Nakamura teamed up to take on their respective WWE Battleground opponents Kevin Owens & Baron Corbin. Elsewhere, WWE Champion Jinder Mahal made good on his promise of bringing the Punjabi Prison to Team Blue.
SmackDown Recap: June 27, 2017
The second ever Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match took several shocking turns that ultimately saw Carmella prevail to re-obtain the title of Miss Money in the Bank. Elsewhere, WWE Champion Jinder Mahal raised the stakes in his rivalry with Randy Orton when he announced the two would face off in a Punjabi Prison Match at WWE Battleground.
SmackDown Recap: July 11, 2017
John Cena teamed up with United States Champion AJ Styles to take on Kevin Owens & Rusev in a mega main event on SmackDown LIVE. Elsewhere, Shinsuke Nakamura ignited a pre-match brawl with Baron Corbin, and Tye Dillinger got the opportunity of his career against WWE Champion Jinder Mahal.
SmackDown Recap: July 4, 2017
AJ Styles overcame all obstacles, including interference from United States Champion Kevin Owens himself to become the new No. 1 contender for the United States Championship. Elsewhere, Randy Orton snapped as his Punjabi Prison Match with WWE Champion Jinder Mahal at WWE Battleground draws closer.
SmackDown Recap: June 20, 2017
The rivalry between WWE Champion Jinder Mahal and Randy Orton reached a new level of animosity and intensity. Meanwhile, SmackDown LIVE General Manager Daniel Bryan returned and made a monumental ruling on the controversial Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match.
SmackDown Recap: June 13, 2017
With WWE Money in the Bank only five days away, the six participants in the Men’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match all looked to make a statement. Elsewhere, for the first time since WWE Backlash, WWE Champion Jinder Mahal and Randy Orton crossed paths ahead of their title rematch this Sunday.
SmackDown Recap: June 6, 2017
Shinsuke Nakamura looked for his third victory over Kevin Owens in four weeks in the main event of SmackDown LIVE, but also had to deal with a lurking Baron Corbin. Also, Lana made an immediate impact with major WWE Money in the Bank implications in her much-anticipated arrival to SmackDown LIVE.
SmackDown Recap: May 30, 2017
With the Money in the Bank Ladder Match looming, AJ Styles and Dolph Ziggler squared off in the main event while Shinsuke Nakamura teamed with Sami Zayn to tangle with United States Champion Kevin Owens and Baron Corbin. Also, Randy Orton spoke out for the first time since losing the WWE Championship to Jinder Mahal, and the historic first-ever Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match was announced.
SmackDown Recap: May 23, 2017
AJ Styles & Shinsuke Nakamura teamed up to take on United States Champion Kevin Owens & Dolph Ziggler in a main event that pitted four of the Money in the Bank Ladder Match participants against one another. In addition, WWE Champion Jinder Mahal threw a lavish Punjabi Celebration to honor his title victory.
SmackDown Recap: May 16, 2017
WWE Champion Randy Orton and Jinder Mahal both tried to garner momentum heading into their WWE Title Match at WWE Backlash, as Orton squared off with Baron Corbin and Jinder Mahal took on AJ Styles on SmackDown LIVE.
SmackDown Recap: May 9, 2017
With WWE Backlash just nine days away, WWE Champion Randy Orton and Jinder Mahal squared off against one another in Six-Man Tag Team action in the SmackDown LIVE main event. Elsewhere, Dolph Ziggler and Shinsuke Nakamura’s blossoming rivalry continued.
SmackDown Recap: May 2, 2017
New United States Champion and SmackDown LIVE member Chris Jericho defended the title against Kevin Owens in a WWE Payback rematch in the blue brand’s main event. Elsewhere, Jinder Mahal kept the momentum going in a battle against Sami Zayn, and tensions continued to rise in the Team Blue Women’s division.
SmackDown Recap: April 25, 2017
Charlotte Flair and Naomi’s SmackDown Women’s Championship Match was halted when Natalya, Carmella and Tamina aimed to make their own statement. Also, AJ Styles and Baron Corbin went at it again after their controversial contest from last week on Team Blue.
SmackDown Recap: April 18, 2017
Following a tense exchange, AJ Styles and Baron Corbin squared off in the SmackDown LIVE main event, with United States Champion Kevin Owens watching on while providing commentary. Also, Charlotte Flair made the most of her first night on SmackDown LIVE, defeating Naomi to become the new No. 1 contender to the SmackDown Women’s Championship.
SmackDown Recap: April 11, 2017
As United States Champion Kevin Owens, Charlotte, Sami Zayn and The New Day arrived as some of the new faces of SmackDown LIVE after the Superstar Shake-up, AJ Styles triumphed in a Triple Threat Match to become the No. 1 contender to KO’s title.
SmackDown Recap: April 4, 2017
Randy Orton & Luke Harper overcame the reunited Bray Wyatt & Erick Rowan in the main event of SmackDown LIVE. Also, Shinsuke Nakamura made his much-anticipated WWE debut.
SmackDown Recap: March 28, 2017
After disposing of former disciple Luke Harper five days before The Ultimate Thrill Ride, WWE Champion Bray Wyatt felt the serpentine sting of Randy Orton, his No. 1 contender for WrestleMania.
SmackDown Recap: March 21, 2017
After AJ Styles officially accepted Shane McMahon’s challenge for WrestleMania, Shane-O-Mac gave both him and the WWE Universe a preview of how he might conduct himself at The Ultimate Thrill Ride. Plus, The Usos captured the SmackDown Tag Team Championship.
SmackDown Recap: March 14, 2017
AJ Styles got more than he bargained for after he viciously slammed SmackDown LIVE Commissioner Shane McMahon through a car window backstage on The Road to WrestleMania. Elsewhere, WWE Champion Bray Wyatt and Randy Orton exchanged words for the first time since The Viper’s sinister act of arson at the Wyatt Family Compound two weeks ago.
SmackDown Recap: March 7, 2017
Randy Orton took on AJ Styles for the right to challenge WWE Champion Bray Wyatt at WrestleMania. Also, John Cena & Nikki Bella teamed up for the first time in history, and Daniel Bryan announced a huge SmackDown Women’s Title Match for The Show of Shows.
SmackDown Recap: February 28, 2017
Though AJ Styles overcame Luke Harper in a WWE Championship No. 1 Contender’s Match on The Road to WrestleMania, Randy Orton changed the entire landscape of SmackDown LIVE when he shocked the WWE Universe and destroyed The Wyatt Family Compound.
SmackDown Recap: February 21, 2017
A 10-Man Battle Royal to determine the new No. 1 contender for WWE Champion Bray Wyatt at WrestleMania ultimately ended in controversy. Plus, a new SmackDown Women’s Champion was crowned after Naomi was forced to relinquish the illustrious title.
SmackDown Recap: February 14, 2017
As The Road to WrestleMania moved into overdrive, Bray Wyatt’s WWE Championship reign was put to the ultimate test right out of the gate when he defended the prestigious championship against The Leader of The Cenation and The Phenomenal One in SmackDown LIVE’s main event. In addition, The New Face of Fear learned where Randy Orton will stand at The Showcase of the Immortals.
SmackDown Recap: February 7, 2017
Five days before Elimination Chamber on WWE Network, WWE Champion John Cena and 2017 Royal Rumble Match winner Randy Orton went to war for the first time on SmackDown LIVE. Plus, four Elimination Chamber Match combatants went head-to-head in a Fatal 4-Way Match.
SmackDown Recap: January 31, 2017
Dean Ambrose and AJ Styles had an intense main event that saw both The Miz and Baron Corbin pipe in and get involved as they all approach the Elimination Chamber Match in less than two weeks. Also, WWE Champion John Cena seemed to become the sole target of Bray Wyatt and Royal Rumble winner Randy Orton.
SmackDown Recap: January 24, 2017
Five days before Royal Rumble, Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose and The Miz wrote the next chapter in their ever-evolving rivalry as The Lunatic Fringe put his title on the line against The A-Lister in a Lumberjack Match. Meanwhile, The Wyatt Family continued to fracture as Randy Orton clashed with Luke Harper.
SmackDown Recap: January 17, 2017
The Wicked Witch of WWE defended the SmackDown Women’s Championship against The Irish Lass Kicker in a historic Steel Cage Match as La Luchadora was finally unmasked. Also, Shane McMahon made a major Elimination Chamber Match announcement and WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler summoned Dolph Ziggler to “The King’s Court.”
SmackDown Recap: January 10, 2017
As John Cena went to war with Baron Corbin for the first time, The Wyatt Family looked to reclaim the SmackDown Tag Team Championship and Daniel Bryan announced a history-making SmackDown Women’s Title Steel Cage Match for next week.
SmackDown Recap: January 3, 2017
Dean Ambrose captured his second Intercontinental Title as his personal conflict with The Miz reached new heights in SmackDown LIVE’s main event. Elsewhere, sparks flew as Baron Corbin interrupted the Royal Rumble WWE Championship Contract Signing between AJ Styles and John Cena.