In a barbaric Last Man Standing Match main event, Drew McIntyre took Dean Ambrose to the limit and sent a message to Roman Reigns, who accepted The Scottish Psychopath’s WrestleMania challenge. But will The Big Dog suffer the same fate as The Lunatic Fringe when he squares off against McIntyre on The Grandest Stage of Them All?
After decimating Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose one week earlier, Drew McIntyre set his sights on the final Shield member, Seth Rollins, and threw down the gauntlet for a “fight” with The Big Dog at WrestleMania. Find out how Universal Champion Brock Lesnar played an unexpected role in the outcome of this chaotic main event.
See the images for the March 5, 2019 edition of "WWE SmackDown Live."
Mr. McMahon dropped a bombshell when he announced that Kevin Owens would replace Kofi Kingston as “The New” Daniel Bryan’s challenger for the WWE Championship at WWE Fastlane. However, matters complicated even more when the returning Owens suggested that he and Kingston team up against Bryan & Rowan in the main event of SmackDown LIVE.
On a night when four standout NXT Superstars emerged on the WWE roster, Ronda Rousey defended the Raw Women’s Championship against Ruby Riott in a WWE Elimination Chamber rematch as the rest of The Riott Squad lurked at ringside. How did The Baddest Woman on the Planet fare, one night after she was brutalized by a crutch-wielding Becky Lynch?
What was a festive Christmas night edition of SmackDown LIVE took a shocking turn when AJ Styles met with WWE Chairman Mr. McMahon, who said he wanted to see the “animal” inside The Phenomenal One. A slap from The Chairman to Styles’ face did the trick, as the former WWE Champion struck Mr. McMahon with a thunderous right hand. Also, a new United States Champion was crowned and “The New” Daniel Bryan continued to run roughshod over anyone in his path.
In one of the biggest upsets in SmackDown LIVE history, Mustafa Ali got the best of “The New” Daniel Bryan when the newest SmackDown LIVE Superstar teamed up with AJ Styles to take on the WWE Champion & Andrade “Cien” Almas in a major main event on the blue brand.
With a new era being ushered in last night by the McMahon family on Raw, Becky Lynch kicked off SmackDown LIVE with a simple message for the McMahons: She wanted to fight Ronda Rousey.
The WrestleMania rematch between Charlotte Flair and Asuka ended when The Queen bashed The Empress of Tomorrow with a kendo stick, but that was only the start of SmackDown LIVE's chaotic conclusion. Though she took the first blow, it was Asuka who stood tall at the end, battering both Flair and SmackDown Women's Champion Becky Lynch with the kendo stick. Was this a preview of what lies ahead for all three women in this Sunday's Tables, Ladders & Chairs Match?
Two weeks from WWE TLC, AJ Styles’ pursuit of the “New” Daniel Bryan led him into a showdown with The Miz. Plus, Samoa Joe continued to antagonize Jeff Hardy, and the contract signing for the first-ever Women’s Triple Threat TLC Match resulted in a reluctant tag team partnership between Charlotte Flair & Asuka.
With SmackDown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch looking on, her two WWE TLC challengers, Charlotte and Asuka, reluctantly joined forces against Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville.