Posts belonging to Category Smackdown

Smackdown – April 24, 2003: This Didn’t Change My Mind

Smackdown Date: April 24, 2003 Location: Gaylord Entertainment Center, Nashville, Tennessee Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz It’s the go home show for Backlash and we have a Smackdown main event. This time around it’s going to be rookie upstart John Cena challenging Brock Lesnar for the Smackdown World Title, meaning it’s likely time for a big […]

Smackdown – September 19, 2017: Now You Might Hate This One

Smackdown Date: September 19, 2017 Location: Oracle Arena, Oakland, California Commentators: Tom Phillips, Corey Graves, Byron Saxton I’m getting used to this idea of having title matches booked in advance of the TV shows. This time around we have the US Title on the line as AJ Styles defends against Baron Corbin, who said he […]

Smackdown – April 17, 2003: The Old (Really Old) Smackeroo

Smackdown Date: April 17, 2003 Location: Norfolk Scope, Norfolk, Virginia Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz It’s tournament night as we have the finals to crown a new #1 contender. John Cena will be facing Chris Benoit, which is pretty much the best final they could have gone for. Cena should be the favorite after having spent […]

Smackdown – September 12, 2017: Beating Up An Old Man Is Bad

Smackdown Date: September 12, 2017 Location: Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada Commentators: Corey Graves, Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton I know I say it a lot but this week really is a major night for Smackdown as not only do we have three titles being defended on one show but the boss himself is […]

Smackdown – April 10, 2003: The Old Men Program

Smackdown Date: April 10, 2003 Location: Allstate Arena, Chicago, Illinois Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz It’s tournament time and that means some bigger matches tonight. The tournament seems to be John Cena’s to win, especially with the FBI around to mess with Undertaker. Why he’s stuck with the FBI isn’t clear, but it’s also not clear […]

Smackdown – September 5, 2017: The Shane McMahon/Kevin Owens Hour

Smackdown Date: September 5, 2017 Location: Denny Sanford Premiere Center, Sioux Falls, South Dakota Commentators: Corey Graves, Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton The march towards the Cell continues and we have a new commentator to help us get there. The big story tonight is Randy Orton vs. Shinsuke Nakamura for a future shot at Jinder Mahal. […]

Smackdown – April 3, 2003: Tournament Rush

Smackdown Date: April 3, 2003 Location: Spokane Arena, Spokane, Washington Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz We’re past Wrestlemania and that means it’s time to reset a few things. It also means that we don’t have Kurt Angle around for a long time as he needs a fresh bandage on that pesky broken neck of his. Brock […]

Smackdown – August 29, 2017: Two Weeks Notice

Smackdown Date: August 29, 2017 Location: Verizon Arena, Little Rock, Arkansas Commentators: Tom Phillips, John Bradshaw Layfield, Byron Saxton We’re finally out of Brooklyn and it’s time to start the slow build towards Hell in a Cell. In this case that means we start dealing with the fallout of Shane McMahon costing Kevin Owens another […]

Smackdown – March 27, 2003: Cena Begins

Smackdown Date: March 27, 2003 Location: HP Pavilion, San Jose, California Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz It’s the final show for Wrestlemania and also my dad’s fiftieth birthday. Everything is pretty much set so there’s a good chance this is going to be little more than a slow paced final push towards the show. Hopefully it’s […]

Smackdown – August 22, 2017: Definitely Not Glorious

Smackdown Date: August 22, 2017 Location: Barclays Center, New York City, New York Commentators: Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton, John Bradshaw Layfield It’s the final night in Brooklyn as Summerslam has come and gone. Jinder Mahal is still the Smackdown World Champion and AJ Styles is still the US Champion. One of these titles was retained […]