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.