1. WWE Rumors: Buzz on Road to WWE Backlash 2016 for Week of August 22

    We’re on our way to the first WWE Backlash in seven years, thanks to the brand split. Backlash is now a SmackDown exclusive and will take place on September 11, a mere two weeks from now...

    Kevin Wong Written by Kevin Wong about 11 hours ago 7,627 reads 19 comments

  2. WWE SmackDown: Burning Questions to Address After August 23 Show

    On Tuesday's WWE SmackDown , it was Carmella, a pair of new championships and a challenger who just can't quite cross the finish line that left the audience asking questions...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 1 day ago 26,881 reads 74 comments

  3. WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship: Keys to Establishing Blue Brand's New Title

    The newly created WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship can become a holy grail for the blue brand if nurtured properly. The formula for bolstering the belts from the get-go isn't complicated...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 1 day ago 14,730 reads 42 comments

  4. Why John Cena's Absence from WWE SmackDown Was Best for Business

    On Tuesday, John Cena did not appear on SmackDown. This is abnormal for the “Face That Runs the Place,” who’s usually at every house show, every reading challenge, every morning show and every Make-A-Wish promo appearance...

    Kevin Wong Written by Kevin Wong about 1 day ago 17,679 reads 40 comments

  5. WWE SmackDown Results: Biggest Winners, Losers and Moments from August 23

    The MVP of sports entertainment in 2016 continued his phenomenal run Tuesday night as AJ Styles defeated Dolph Ziggler to become No...

    Erik Beaston Written by Erik Beaston about 1 day ago 22,450 reads 165 comments

  6. WWE SmackDown Results: Winners, Grades, Reaction and Highlights from August 23

    AJ Styles continued his phenomenal tear through the SmackDown Live roster Tuesday night, defeating Dolph Ziggler in a stellar main event and cashing his ticket to Backlash, where he will challenge Dean Ambrose for the WWE Championship...

    Erik Beaston Written by Erik Beaston about 2 days ago 92,316 reads 231 comments

  7. WWE SmackDown: Live Results, Reaction and Analysis for August 23

    Welcome to Bleacher Report's live coverage of the August 23 episode of SmackDown . SummerSlam may be over, but SmackDown has to move quickly to get the Backlash card in order before the pay-per-view airs on September 11...

    The Doctor Chris Mueller Written by The Doctor Chris Mueller about 2 days ago 49,608 reads 628 comments

  8. WWE SmackDown: Potential Spoilers, Rumors, News and Preview for August 23

    AJ Styles will storm into Tuesday's WWE SmackDown riding a freight train of momentum. He has plenty to gloat about after knocking off John Cena at SummerSlam ...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 3 days ago 32,959 reads 126 comments

  9. WWE SummerSlam 2016: Results That Will Have Biggest Impact Moving Forward

    WWE SummerSlam is in the books, and now the creative teams for Raw and SmackDown have their work cut out for them...

    James Moffat Written by James Moffat about 3 days ago 8,387 reads 12 comments

  10. WWE SummerSlam 2016 Results: Top Takeaways from Latest PPV Event

    Sunday's WWE SummerSlam 2016 was a packed show, loaded with matches between all the major performers on both Raw and SmackDown. Every championship in WWE was hanging in the balance, with a new world champion for Raw also set to be crowned...

    Kevin Berge Written by Kevin Berge about 4 days ago 25,916 reads 51 comments

  11. WWE SmackDown: Burning Questions to Address After August 16 Show

    Not all the pieces in the puzzle that is WWE SmackDown have found their places. Bray Wyatt remains a wanderer with no rivalry to call his own and no SummerSlam matchup on the horizon...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 8 days ago 17,614 reads 44 comments

  12. WWE SmackDown Results: Biggest Winners, Losers and Moments from August 16

    With a single superkick, Dolph Ziggler became the biggest winner from Tuesday's episode of SmackDown, sending a loud and clear message to WWE champion Dean Ambrose ahead of their title clash this Sunday at SummerSlam...

    Erik Beaston Written by Erik Beaston about 9 days ago 14,407 reads 105 comments

  13. WWE SmackDown: Live Results, Reaction and Analysis for August 16

    Welcome to Bleacher Report's live coverage of the August 16 episode of SmackDown . This is the last show for the main roster before Sunday's SummerSlam pay-per-view, so it's WWE final chance to add anything else to the card...

    The Doctor Chris Mueller Written by The Doctor Chris Mueller about 9 days ago 29,200 reads 467 comments

  14. WWE SmackDown: Potential Spoilers, Rumors, News and Preview for August 16

    Tuesday's WWE SmackDown will serve as the prologue for Sunday's SummerSlam 2016, as warriors engage in tuneup bouts and stare each other down ahead of the blockbuster pay-per-view...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 10 days ago 14,991 reads 79 comments

  15. WWE Raw vs. SmackDown: Analyzing Who Won the Week of August 8

    Neither Raw nor SmackDown delivered a show as strong as last week's effort, but thankfully, one show was better than the other, leaving fans with a clear winner for the week of Aug...

    Erik Beaston Written by Erik Beaston about 12 days ago 33,373 reads 63 comments

  16. Examining Carmella's Direction, Upside and Long-Term Potential on WWE SmackDown

    SmackDown picked Carmella last in the WWE draft. The Princess of Staten Island must have been happy to move up to the main roster, but that last-pick status places unique pressure upon her...

    Kevin Wong Written by Kevin Wong about 13 days ago 22,965 reads 115 comments

  17. Dean Ambrose vs. Dolph Ziggler: The Good, Bad and Ugly of WWE Feud

    Driven by the brand split, there has been a buildup of two unique world championship feuds ahead of SummerSlam for the first time in years. SmackDown's WWE World Championship match on Aug...

    Kevin Berge Written by Kevin Berge about 14 days ago 13,402 reads 100 comments

  18. WWE SmackDown: Burning Questions to Address After August 9 Show

    Ever since the brands split and SmackDown became its own entity, the quality of the show has been a bit of a mixed bag, to put it nicely...

    The Doctor Chris Mueller Written by The Doctor Chris Mueller about 15 days ago 38,270 reads 163 comments

  19. WWE SmackDown Results: Biggest Winners, Losers and Moments from August 9

    Perhaps it is a testament to the consistency of Tuesday's WWE SmackDown Live that no one Superstar stood head and shoulders above everyone as the night's biggest winner...

    Erik Beaston Written by Erik Beaston about 16 days ago 29,204 reads 138 comments

  20. WWE SmackDown Results: Winners, Grades, Reaction and Highlights from August 9

    The build to SummerSlam continued Tuesday night as Dean Ambrose, Dolph Ziggler and Bray Wyatt were under the same roof, creating a combustible situation that would be resolved in the night's tag team main event...

    Erik Beaston Written by Erik Beaston about 16 days ago 103,059 reads 317 comments

  21. WWE SmackDown: Live Results, Reaction and Analysis for August 9

    Welcome to Bleacher Report's live coverage of the August 9 episode of SmackDown . Following last week's show, Daniel Bryan implied SmackDown would eventually add tag team and women's titles...

    The Doctor Chris Mueller Written by The Doctor Chris Mueller about 16 days ago 34,010 reads 688 comments

  22. WWE SmackDown: Potential Spoilers, Rumors, News and Preview for August 9

    The fog around the SummerSlam picture is poised to dissipate on Tuesday's WWE SmackDown . A number of question marks about the pay-per-view are waiting to be addressed...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 17 days ago 21,848 reads 75 comments

  23. WWE Superstar Rankings Ahead of August 8 Raw

    Finn Balor established himself as a threat to Seth Rollins ahead of their Aug. 21 SummerSlam bout. John Cena and AJ Styles set up their epic rematch...

    Erik Beaston Written by Erik Beaston about 18 days ago 33,000 reads 62 comments

  24. WWE Raw vs. SmackDown: Analyzing Who Won the Week of August 1

    After Raw delivered a thorough, one-sided ass-kicking in the first week of WWE's latest brand extension, SmackDown needed a strong second effort to keep from re-establishing itself as the clear No...

    Erik Beaston Written by Erik Beaston about 19 days ago 21,259 reads 85 comments

  25. WWE SmackDown: Burning Questions to Address After August 2 Show

    As fans saw on Tuesday's WWE SmackDown, t he rules of the brand split are still fluid, and the SummerSlam card is still incomplete. SmackDown security failed to prevent Raw Superstar Brock Lesnar from storming onto the blue brand...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 22 days ago 33,217 reads 119 comments