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WWE SmackDown
WWE SmackDown 2009 logo.png
Format Sports entertainment
Professional wrestling
Created by Vince McMahon
Starring SmackDown brand
Opening theme "Let it Roll" by Divide the Day[1]
Country of origin  United States
No. of episodes 551 (as of March 12, 2010)
Production
Camera setup Multiple-camera setup
Running time Approximately 2 hours per episode
(including commercials)
Broadcast
Original channel UPN (August 26, 1999 – September 15, 2006)
The CW (September 22, 2006 – September 26, 2008)
MyNetworkTV (October 3, 2008 - present)
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)[2]
Original run August 26, 1999 – present
Chronology
Related shows WWE Raw
WWE Superstars
WWE NXT
External links
Official website
.WWE SmackDown is a professional wrestling television program for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).^ World Wrestling Entertainment television programs .
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^ Brand) World Wrestling Entertainment television ratings WWE Velocity .
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^ World Wrestling Entertainment, or WWE, is a professional wrestling promotion, currently the largest in North America.

.As of 2010 it airs on MyNetworkTV in the United States as WWE Friday Night SmackDown.^ WWE United States Title History (Smackdown) As you may have noticed, the United States Championship was first a WCW Title that existed from 1980 - 2001.
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^ News Corp Pulls Plug on MyNetworkTV - February 10, 2009 What does this mean for WWE Smackdown fans?
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^ Friday Night Smackdown Friday Night Smackdown .
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.The show's name is also used to refer to the SmackDown brand, in which WWE employees are assigned to work and perform on that program; the other programs and brands currently being Raw and WWE NXT.^ RAW 2007 WWE SmackDown!
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^ Encompassing the brands WWE: Raw , WWE: Smackdown!
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^ WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008 .
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.It is currently the only television broadcast for the SmackDown brand, though at one point WWE Velocity also featured SmackDown branded wrestling.^ Encompassing the brands WWE: Raw , WWE: Smackdown!
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^ Brand) World Wrestling Entertainment television ratings WWE Velocity .
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^ WWE SmackDown is one of the three premeir broadcasts of WWE action.

.From its launch in 1999, SmackDown was shown on Thursday nights, but as of September 9, 2005, the show moved to Friday nights.^ SMACKDOWN RANT (September 2005) .

^ Think of what also does for Friday Night Smackdown.

^ This weeks episode of Friday Night Smackdown!
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.The show originally debuted in the United States on the UPN television network on August 26, 1999, but after the merger of UPN and the WB, SmackDown began airing on The CW in 2006. The show remained on the CW network for two years until it was announced that it would move to MyNetworkTV in October 2008.[3][4] The show is shown in Mexico on TV Azteca and in the United Kingdom and Ireland on Friday nights on Sky Sports 3 and Sky Sports HD; due to the time difference, SmackDown premieres a few hours earlier in Ireland and United Kingdom and a day earlier in Australia and India than the United States.^ With new shows appearing on all networks on Friday nights, the CW will fall in ratings on Fridays.
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^ Think of what also does for Friday Night Smackdown.

^ Friday August 8, 2008 1:26 .
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For other broadcast listings, see below.

Contents

Show history

Original format

SmackDown! (original title) first appeared on April 29, 1999 as a single television special on UPN.[5]
WWF SmackDown! set used from August 26, 1999 to August 9, 2001
.On August 26, 1999, SmackDown! officially debuted on UPN, in Kansas City, Missouri.^ The WWE SmackDown show originally debuted in the United States on the UPN television network on August 26, 1999, but after the merger of UPN and the WB, WWE SmackDown began airing on The CW in 2006.
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^ Smack Down is the name it has always been known as since its inception on 29th of April in 1999 when it made its first appearance as a television special on the channel UPN. In August of same year it made an official debut through the same channel at the venue of the Kansas City, Missouri.
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^ Airings: 1999 - 2001 - UPN - Thursday at 8PM - WWF Smackdown 2001 - 2005 - UPN - Thursday at 8PM - WWE Smackdown 2005 - 2006 - UPN - Friday at 8PM - WWE Friday Night Smackdown 2006 - 26 September 2008 - WB - Friday at 8PM - Friday Night Smackdown 2 October 2008 - ?
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.Like WCW Thunder, SmackDown! was recorded on Tuesdays and then broadcast on Thursdays.^ It was recorded on Tuesdays and later broadcasted on Thursdays of the same week.
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^ WCW Thunder Preview For This Thursday by Manny Perez .
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^ WCW Thunder Preview For This Thursday by TNAwrestling.com .
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.The new WWF show proved so popular that WCW moved Thunder to Wednesdays in the hope of holding on to fans rather than losing them to WWF. SmackDown!, like Thunder, made heavy use of the color blue.^ It will be made sooner rather than later.

^ Thunder , made heavy use of the color blue, earning it the nickname "The Blue Show" amongst wrestling fans.
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^ The new WWF show was so popular that WCW moved Thunder to Wednesdays in the hope of holding on to fans rather than losing them to the WWF. SmackDown!
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WWF SmackDown! logo used from August 26, 1999 to August 9, 2001
.Uniquely, the first SmackDown! set featured an oval-shaped TitanTron (which was dubbed the "OvalTron"), entrance and stage which made it stand out from the Raw set and its rectangular TitanTrons.^ TitanTron (which was dubbed the "OvalTron"), entrance and stage which made it stand out from the RAW set and its rectangular TitanTrons.
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^ Top 5 Wrestling Games WWE Smackdown vs. RAW 2006 a Must-Have Recently the makers of Playstation 2 and the WWE came out with WWE SMACKDOWN VSS RAW, 2006.

^ The unique features of PWtorch are the weekly free podcast and live show updates of Raw and Smackdown Wrestling Blog Wrestling Blog is one of the only blogs covering the wrestling business.
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.An added feature to the original set was the ability for the OvalTron to be moved to either the left or right of the stage.^ An added feature to the original set was the ability for the OvalTron to be moved to either the left or right of the stage.
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^ Usual moves are O -- (forgot) Up/Down+O -- Superplex Left/Right+O -- Arm drag Have the move setting OJH(Jeff Hardy) and do Down/Up+O on the ladder and he'll push the opponant off and do a swanton bomb, no finishers taken.
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^ TitanTron (which was dubbed the "OvalTron"), entrance and stage which made it stand out from the RAW set and its rectangular TitanTrons.
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Throughout the show's early existence, top WWF superstar The Rock routinely called SmackDown! "his" show, in reference to the fact that the name was derived from one of his catch phrases, "Laying the smackdown."[5] In August 2001, as part of celebrating SmackDown!'s second anniversary, the show received a new logo and set. .The last SmackDown! to use the previous television set saw Alliance member Rhyno Gore WWF member Chris Jericho through the center screen, destroying part of the set.^ SmackDown Countdown 2008: Chris Jericho   .
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^ Smackdown Chris Jericho's 10 Best WWE Wrestling Matches Chris Jericho returned to the WWE last week for his second stint in the WWE. Here is a look back at the 10 best matches WWE has wrestled in his WWE career so far.

^ Right after the draft happened, you must remember that SmackDown was the better show - Kurt Angle, the Rock, HHH, Chris Jericho, etc.

.The new set consisted of a fist centered above the entrance.^ Intimate Settings - If you recall, a couple of the first ECW on SciFi shows were held at New York's Manhattan Center - the home of some of the original ECW PPVs.
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Brand Extension

.In April 2002, WWE underwent a process which it called the "Brand Extension".[6] WWE divided itself into two "de facto" wrestling promotions with separate rosters, storylines and authority figures.^ During the mid of the year 2002 the organization WWE underwent the procedure of "Brand Extension".
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^ Under this "split brands" arrangement, each brand maintains a separate and non-overlapping roster of wrestlers, has championships exclusive to that brand (example: the WWE Championship on SmackDown!, and the World Heavyweight Championship on RAW), and is run by a different onscreen general manager.

^ In April 2002, about a month before the name change, WWE decided to create two separate rosters, one on RAW, WWE Smackdown Tickets the other on SmackDown!
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[6] Raw and SmackDown! would host each division, give its name to the division and essentially compete against each other. .The split was a result of WWF purchasing their two biggest competitors, WCW and ECW, which resulted in the roster and championships doubling in size.^ Also, I agree about ECW, blow it up and hold a draft of sorts and split the roster between RAW and Smackdown!!
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^ With that I bought his book, read about Japan/ECW/WCW/WWF and the lengths he was willing to go, and developed a real admiration for him as a person as well as the performer.
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^ Smackdown just got the two biggest up and coming stars to its roster.

.The brand extension was publicly announced during a telecast of WWF Raw on March 25, 2002, and became official the next day.^ WCW and ECW. This expansion was officially announced during a WWF Raw broadcast that took place in 2002.
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^ During the mid of the year 2002 the organization WWE underwent the procedure of "Brand Extension".
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^ VINCE KISS MY ASS CLUB: Summer Slam/September 2002 RAW BRAND ONLY If you lose the Tag Match at Summer slam this scene will play.
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WWE SmackDown! logo used from August 16, 2001 to January 18, 2008
.Wrestlers would now become show-exclusive, wrestling for their specific show only.^ Only the people interested in HS Football would come within a mile of this show.
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^ Not only that, but now the in game music (that's not actual WWE entrance music) isn't available for created wrestlers entrance music.
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^ The unique features of PWtorch are the weekly free podcast and live show updates of Raw and Smackdown Wrestling Blog Wrestling Blog is one of the only blogs covering the wrestling business.
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.At the time this excluded the WWE Undisputed Championship and WWE Women's Championship, as those WWE titles would be defended on both shows.^ At the time this excluded the Undisputed Champion and Women's Champion as originally, those titles were defended on both shows.
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^ When will Michelle McCool defend the women's title?
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^ US. Due to a special fundraising concert to help those affected airing on UPN along with other major US networks at the same time the first edition would have been broadcast, only the second hour of the show was shown on UPN. The first hour was instead streamed from WWE's website.
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[6] .In August 2002, WWE Undisputed Champion Brock Lesnar refused to defend the title on Raw, in effect causing his title to become exclusive to SmackDown!^ WWE SmackDown vs. Raw Online (working title).
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^ Under this "split brands" arrangement, each brand maintains a separate and non-overlapping roster of wrestlers, has championships exclusive to that brand (example: the WWE Championship on SmackDown!, and the World Heavyweight Championship on RAW), and is run by a different onscreen general manager.

^ A look at the newest title in the WWE, the WWE Divas Championship, created exclusively for the divas on the Smackdown TV program.

[6] .The following week on Raw, General Manager Eric Bischoff awarded a newly instated World Heavyweight Championship to Raw's designated #1 contender, Triple H.^ Under this "split brands" arrangement, each brand maintains a separate and non-overlapping roster of wrestlers, has championships exclusive to that brand (example: the WWE Championship on SmackDown!, and the World Heavyweight Championship on RAW), and is run by a different onscreen general manager.

^ Kennedy meets Kane Last week, General Manager Theodore Long announced that at Armageddon, Mr. Kennedy and Undertaker would meet in a Last Ride Match.
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^ Last Week, General Manager Vickie Guerrero released yet another firestorm when she announced that at the Extreme pay-per-view, the vacant World Heavyweight Championship would finally ...
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.Due to the fact that since the WWE Undisputed Championship was now SmackDown!^ WWE SmackDown now featured on 164mph .
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^ WWE United States Title History (Smackdown) As you may have noticed, the United States Championship was first a WCW Title that existed from 1980 - 2001.
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^ A look at the newest title in the WWE, the WWE Divas Championship, created exclusively for the divas on the Smackdown TV program.

exclusive it was no longer seen as ."Undisputed". Following this, the WWE Women's Championship soon became Raw-exclusive as well.^ It is soon assumed to be followed by WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009.
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^ Under this "split brands" arrangement, each brand maintains a separate and non-overlapping roster of wrestlers, has championships exclusive to that brand (example: the WWE Championship on SmackDown!, and the World Heavyweight Championship on RAW), and is run by a different onscreen general manager.

^ A look at the newest title in the WWE, the WWE Divas Championship, created exclusively for the divas on the Smackdown TV program.

.As a result of the Brand Extension, an annual "draft lottery" was instituted to exchange members of each roster and generally refresh the lineups.^ The lottery draft pretty much destroyed whatever tag divsions either brand had.
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^ He's basically done nothing since moving over during the WWE Draft Lottery from the Raw brand.

^ Rocking What Does the WWE Lottery Draft Mean for Their Rosters?

.On June 6, 2005, WWE Champion John Cena switched brands from SmackDown!^ Encompassing the brands WWE: Raw , WWE: Smackdown!
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^ WWE Smackdown (5th June 2009) .
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^ SmackDown Countdown 2008: John Cena   .
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to .Raw as part of the month-long Draft Lottery.^ He's basically done nothing since moving over during the WWE Draft Lottery from the Raw brand.

This effectively left SmackDown! without a world title. .During this time, United States Champion Orlando Jordan was billed as the top champion on the show.^ During this time, United States Champion Orlando Jordan was billed as the top champion on the show.
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^ But it was during this time on SmackDown that three nobodies showed up - Randy Orton, John Cena, and Dave Batista.

^ By Louie Dee February 24, 2006 Back to Top Cruiserweight Champion Gregory Helms proclaims that he is the greatest cruiserweight of all time.

.On June 23, 2005, SmackDown!^ December 23, 2005 SmackDown: The Best of 2005 .
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^ June 23 2005 .
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^ SMACKDOWN RANT (June 2005) .

.General Manager Theodore Long announced a six-man elimination match between John "Bradshaw" Layfield, Booker T, Chris Benoit, The Undertaker, Christian (replacing The Big Show, who was picked by Raw in the lottery), and Muhammad Hassan to crown the first SmackDown!^ Undertaker unloads on Big Show.
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^ Friday Night SmackDown - Theodore Long's big announcement .
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^ General Manager Theodore Long announced a six-man elimination match between John "Bradshaw" Layfield , Booker T , Chris Benoit , The Undertaker , Christian (replacing The Big Show , who was picked by RAW in the lottery), and Muhammad Hassan to crown the first SmackDown!
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Champion. .On the June 30 episode of SmackDown!, JBL won the match.^ Here in the UK, it was time for another “From The Vault” match, this time from a September 2007 episode of Smackdown that saw Batista go up against… The Great Khali?!

^ But if Cena won that match, that could mean that he’d end up on Smackdown.
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^ Diva Match: 288 03-30-07 Friday Night SmackDown!
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.Long appeared afterward and stated that even though JBL had won the match, SmackDown!^ Even though I fully expect Mysterio to well represent in his home state, don't be too shocked if Ziggler upsets Rey.
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^ Shane breaks down the Smackdown announce table (after all, their match is finished for the evening) and nails Orton with a TV monitor.
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^ Let's be honest, we all know that this will not be the last match at WrestleMania...even though it should be.

did not need a Championship anymore. .Batista, the World Heavyweight Champion, entered the ring as SmackDown!'s final draft lottery pick.^ Edge is the new World Heavyweight Champion!
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^ The road to Armageddon December 8, 2006 Animal vs. The Irish Two of SmackDown's heaviest hitters, World Heavyweight Champion Batista and Finlay, will meet on Friday night.
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^ Monster Tag Fallout We know that when Batista returns from Armageddon, he will have the World Heavyweight Championship around his waist.
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.Long also revealed that JBL was the number one contender for the World Heavyweight Championship.^ Match Number Five: Rey Mysterio versus Batista for the Number One Contender Spot Rey leaves the ring and Batista follows after him.
  • WWE Friday Night SmackDown Report for January 8th, 2010 11 January 2010 20:14 UTC www.impactwrestling.com [Source type: General]

^ CM Punk vs. Jeff Hardy for the World Heavyweight Championship: What a tremendous rivalry this has been!
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^ Teddy has an idea and he decides to come up with a match for the playas and it will be Rey Mysterio versus Batista to determine the number one contender.
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Move to Friday nights

The Friday Night SmackDown! logo used from September 9, 2005 to January 18, 2008
.WWE's "lame duck" status with Viacom on Spike TV may have prompted its moving SmackDown! to the Friday night death slot for the Fall 2005 season.^ WWE Friday Night Smackdown 2009.03.13 .
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^ Be the first to review WWE Friday Night SmackDown!
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^ WWE Friday Night SmackDown #542 Friday, January 8, 2010 @ 8 p.m.
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.It worked out for both parties involved, however, as the show did better in the ratings than it had on Thursdays,[citation needed] while UPN received much better ratings on Fridays than it did before, with its movie night.^ He DID NOT! He is much more refined than that.
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^ Velocity - Sister show to SmackDown!, airs on Saturday nights at 11 PM EST on Spike TV. It is usually taped the hour before SmackDown!

^ It sucks more to work there than it does to shop, trust me, I've been on both sides!
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.In addition, UPN had been able to hold on to the ratings from Thursday nights, most notably with comedian Chris Rock's Wonder Years-like sitcom Everybody Hates Chris.^ In addition, UPN has been able to hold on to the ratings from Thursday nights, most notably with comedian Chris Rock's Wonder Years -like sitcom Everybody Hates Chris .
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^ However, it worked out for the better for both parties involved, as the show had been better in ratings than it had on Thursdays, while UPN were getting much better ratings on Friday's than it did before with its movie night.
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^ The draft is one of the more fun nights of the year on Raw, as it (along with the Royal Rumble match) is one of WWE's few events where it seems like anything can happen.
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.In January 2006, prior to the announcement of the CW Network, it was announced that UPN had renewed SmackDown! for two more years.^ With the announcement of this year's iteration: Smackdown!
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^ In January 2006, prior to the announcement of the CW Network, it was announced that UPN had quietly renewed SmackDown!
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^ This will end the over 2 year relationship with CW Network that began in September 2006.

[7]
.Following the cancellation of Star Trek: Enterprise, SmackDown! (renamed Friday Night SmackDown!) moved into Enterprise's former timeslot in the United States.^ Think of what also does for Friday Night Smackdown.

^ This weeks episode of Friday Night Smackdown!
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^ Friday night smackdown.
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WWE promoted this move with the tagline "TV that's changing Friday nights." Friday Night SmackDown! made its season premiere on September 9, 2005. The program still aired on Thursdays in Canada on the Score. .In the United Kingdom, Ireland and Australia, their stations Sky Sports and Fox8 air SmackDown! on Fridays before the United States due to the time difference.^ Fridays before the United States due to the time difference.
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^ The WWE SmackDown show originally debuted in the United States on the UPN television network on August 26, 1999, but after the merger of UPN and the WB, WWE SmackDown began airing on The CW in 2006.
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^ WWE SmackDown is a professional wrestling television program for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) that is currently airing on MyNetworkTV in the United States as WWE Friday Night SmackDown.
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This is the first time a major weekly WWE show airs internationally before it hits screens in the U.S.
.The events of Hurricane Katrina affected the first edition of Friday Night SmackDown! in the U.S. due to a special fundraising concert (see Shelter From the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast) that aired on UPN at the same time that the first edition would have gone out, resulting in only the second hour of the show being shown on UPN. The first hour was instead streamed from WWE's website.^ Friday Night SmackDown, leading to their first WWE victory.
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^ Think of what also does for Friday Night Smackdown.

^ Be the first to review WWE Friday Night SmackDown!
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.Other countries, including Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and the Philippines received the full two-hour show.^ Other countries, including Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and the Philippines received the full two-hour show.
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^ I have two VCR's and I tape my other favorite shows on those.
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^ The 2009 series of WWE is continuing this fall and winter with over 60 events in cities all across the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
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.WWOR-TV (My 9, New York, New York) also aired both hours of the show on tape delay on Saturday, due to a previous commitment to broadcast the New York Yankees on Friday nights.^ My 12 grandchildren and I watch the show every Friday night.
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^ The show was taped in Edmonton and will air this Friday night.
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^ Unfortunately, the show airs in the Friday night death slot.

.At the SmackDown! taping on January 10, 2006, Batista had to forfeit the World Heavyweight Championship because of a triceps injury.^ January 10 2006, Batista had to forfeit the World Heavyweight Title because of a triceps injury.
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^ January 13, 2006 New World Heavyweight Champion .
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^ Batista , the World Heavyweight Champion, entered the ring as SmackDown!'
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.SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long decreed a Battle Royal for the vacant title.^ Theodore Long made a Battle Royal for the vacant title.
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^ General Manager Theodore Long announced a six-man elimination match between John "Bradshaw" Layfield , Booker T , Chris Benoit , The Undertaker , Christian (replacing The Big Show , who was picked by RAW in the lottery), and Muhammad Hassan to crown the first SmackDown!
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^ Kennedy meets Kane Last week, General Manager Theodore Long announced that at Armageddon, Mr. Kennedy and Undertaker would meet in a Last Ride Match.
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.The winner was at the time Raw superstar Kurt Angle, who later switched to the SmackDown brand.^ Encompassing the brands WWE: Raw , WWE: Smackdown!
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^ Raw and a Smackdown superstar.
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^ The winner was at the time RAW superstar Kurt Angle , who later switched to the SmackDown!
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.In a break from their traditional role of acting as if SmackDown! is not pre-recorded, WWE.com had a photograph of Angle holding his new title on the main page.^ In a break from their traditional role of acting as if SmackDown!
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^ WWE AND SMACKDOWN ) found 22 titles .
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^ WWE.com had a photograph of Angle holding his new title on the main page.
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.WWE also did this when Edge cashed in his Money in the Bank contract to win the World Heavyweight Championship from The Undertaker and when The Great Khali won a battle royal after Edge's injury.^ Money in the bank WWE SmackDown!
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^ Edge is the new World Heavyweight Champion!
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^ Print News Would-be WWE Superstar Colin Delaney was once again chasing a WWE contract under impossible odds, Mr. Money in the Bank did battle with The Miz, Kofi Kingston did more to impress, and much more on this week's ECW. Read More...
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.On the April 7, 2006 edition of SmackDown!, General Manager Theodore Long announced that the King of the Ring tournament would return after a four-year hiatus as a SmackDown!-exclusive tournament.^ Theodore Long announced that the King of the Ring tournament will return after a four year hiatus as a SmackDown!
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^ I sense a return just after King of the ring.
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^ King of the Ring Tournament Returns [ Comment ] 12:42 PST .
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.The tournament ended at Judgment Day 2006 with Booker T as the winner, defeating Bobby Lashley in the final.^ (Prior to that, the tournament had been retired since June 2002 when Brock Lesnar defeated RVD in the finals.

^ Also on this special three-hour episode, WWE held a one-night King of the Ring tournament crowning the first champion since King Booker’s 2006 win.

^ Row 2: Booker T, RVD, HBK, Randy Orton, Edge, Mercury, Nitro, Chris Masters, Carlito, Bobby Lashley.
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On June 9, 2006, Tazz left the SmackDown! brand to join the new .ECW brand, leaving the color-commentator position on SmackDown!^ ECW brand, leaving the color commentator position on SmackDown!
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^ Which leaves us with the surreal scene of ECW tapings being held in a Smackdown arena.

^ However, on June 11 at One Night Stand 2006 , JBL revealed that he will be the new color commentator for SmackDown!
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vacant. .However, on June 11 at One Night Stand 2006, JBL revealed that he would be the new color commentator for SmackDown!^ Jim Ross, the new lead commentator on Friday Night Smackdown.

^ Kristal and Mike Mizanin: 48 11-10-06 Friday Night SmackDown!
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^ Missing: One RAW Announcer By Louie Dee May 4, 2006 Back to Top Monday night, you got quite a show from the announcers.

.He stayed in that position until December 2007 when he left SmackDown!^ SMACKDOWN RANT (December 2007) .

^ PM] WWE(R) SMACKDOWN(R) LEAVES CW "WWE SmackDown" will continue to air on The CW until the conclusion of the 2007-08 broadcast season, after which it will move to another network.
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^ What 2 Watch Friday: 12/14/07 - December 13, 2007 Moonlight, Numb3rs, Friday Night Smackdown and more!
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to become an in-ring competitor on Raw. Jonathan Coachman replaced him afterwards. Eventually, Coachman was released by the WWE later in the year.

The CW Network

2006

Variations of the SmackDown! fist and mirrors set were used from August 16, 2001 - January 18, 2008.
On September 22, 2006, Friday Night SmackDown! debuted on the The CW Television Network, a joint venture between CBS Corporation (owner of UPN) and Warner Bros. Entertainment (a subsidiary of Time Warner, majority owner of The WB).
.For four weeks before the official premiere (and in preparation for the impending removal of UPN in several markets by the debut of MyNetworkTV on September 5, 2006) of Friday Night SmackDown! on the CW on September 22, 2006, Tribune Broadcasting television stations in six major markets (including WPIX in New York City and KTLA in Los Angeles) aired WWE's Friday Night SmackDown! early in September 2006.[8] Two other future affiliates of The CW, WCWJ in Jacksonville, Florida and WIWB in Green Bay, Wisconsin, also aired SmackDown! in early September as well.^ Think of what also does for Friday Night Smackdown.

^ Be the first to review WWE Friday Night SmackDown!
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^ WWE Friday Night SmackDown #542 Friday, January 8, 2010 @ 8 p.m.
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.The transition to the CW caused an interruption in the broadcast of SmackDown! in the state of Utah beginning in June when KPNZ in Salt Lake City stopped airing all UPN programs early.^ WWE SmackDown will continue to air on The CW until the conclusion of the 2007-08 broadcast season.
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^ WWE Smackdown” will continue to air on The CW until the conclusion of the 2007-08 broadcast season.
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^ The CW FAQ - September 19, 2006 The UPN-WB merger hits the airwaves tomorrow, and we've got all all the answers!
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As of 2009 KUCW broadcasts the show. .In Hawaii, SmackDown! returned in late 2006, airing on a CW digital subchannel of Honolulu's FOX affiliate KHON-TV (Channel 2), which has received statewide carriage over Oceanic Time Warner Cable.^ Or are you happy that The CW won't be airing Smackdown next season so it frees up more space for new dramas or reality shows?
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^ WrestleMania 22 ticket information October 7, 2005 Back to Top For the first time in nearly a decade, WrestleMania will return to Chicago when RAW and SmackDown!

^ AM] FOX HALTS 'WEDDING BELLS' AFTER SEVEN EPISODES The show's most-recent airing was topped by the CW's "WWE Smackdown" among adults 18-49 and fell short of its repeat "House" lead-in.
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.Since the move to the CW Network, Friday Night SmackDown! has shown a major increase in ratings now averaging a 3.0 national rating.^ The WWE has brought good ratings to CW on Friday night, and now CW will have nothing.
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^ With new shows appearing on all networks on Friday nights, the CW will fall in ratings on Fridays.
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^ Think of what also does for Friday Night Smackdown.

In addition, SmackDown! has become the second highest watched program on The CW.

2007

.On April 20, 2007, SmackDown! celebrated its 400th episode.^ Recently, SmackDown celebrated its 500th episode.
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^ April 20, 2007 Mayhem in Milan .
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^ SMACKDOWN RANT (April 2007) .

[6] Ratings success soon followed. .On June 8, 2007, Friday Night SmackDown! made CW history by making a three-way tie with CBS and ABC in the key ad demographic, adults 18-49 by drawing a 1.5 rating each.^ Think of what also does for Friday Night Smackdown.

^ Friday Night SmackDown - Fri, Dec 18, 2009 .
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^ This weeks episode of Friday Night Smackdown!
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.On June 22, 2007, Friday Night SmackDown! again made CW history by tying the network for first place in the key ad demographic, adults 18-49, and being the second most watched network program at 9 p.m.^ Think of what also does for Friday Night Smackdown.

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^ June 22, 2007 A taste of vengeance .
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for the night. .The CW had not performed as well at any time slot since America's Next Top Model in March 2007. The next week on June 29, 2007, Friday Night SmackDown! helped The CW claim the top spot in the key demographic, Adults 18-49 for Friday.^ Think of what also does for Friday Night Smackdown.

^ Friday Night SmackDown - Fri, Dec 18, 2009 .
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^ June 29, 2007 .
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.CBS got the overall lead but The CW got top spot for the Adults 18-49 by registering a 1.4 rating followed by CBS and NBC at 1.3, ABC at 1.2, and FOX at 0.9.[9][10] Then on Friday, July 13, 2007, Friday Night SmackDown! made network history by placing first in the 18-49 demographic and becoming the most watched show at the 9 p.m.^ With new shows appearing on all networks on Friday nights, the CW will fall in ratings on Fridays.
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^ Think of what also does for Friday Night Smackdown.

^ Be the first to review WWE Friday Night SmackDown!
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hour on network television. .This is the first time anything has placed this well on The CW. SmackDown! became a hit show on Friday nights winning the demographics for young males, and ranking second on the demographics (18-49) for Friday nights.^ Think of what also does for Friday Night Smackdown.

^ Be the first to review WWE Friday Night SmackDown!
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^ This weeks episode of Friday Night Smackdown!
  • "WWE Friday Night SmackDown" 12-25-09 Talkback (Spoilers) - toonzone forums 11 January 2010 20:14 UTC forums.toonzone.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.On October 16, 2007 it was announced that the SmackDown!^ SMACKDOWN RANT (October 2007) .

^ The Spot Fest: Wrestling Recap for 9/24-9/28 - October 1, 2007 What went on the past week on WWE Raw, Smackdown, ECW, and TNA Impact!
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^ In a statement, the network announced that Smackdown is ending its run on The CW after the 2007-2008 season.
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and .ECW brands would begin a "talent exchange", allowing their respective talent to appear and compete on either brand, due to the fact that ECW is broadcast live on the same night and from the same arena where Smackdown is taped.^ Live Raw’s and taped Smackdown’s are good too.
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^ WWOR-TV (My 9, New York, New York) also aired both hours of the show on tape delay on Saturday, due to a previous commitment to broadcast the New York Yankees on Friday nights.
  • WWE Friday Night SmackDown - Pro Wrestling Wiki - Divas, Knockouts, Results, Match histories, Titles, and more! 11 January 2010 20:14 UTC prowrestling.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ The final TV word on Summerslam will air Friday night on MyNetworkTV during the two hour broadcast of Smackdown starring Todd Grisham.  .
  • WWE Universe > Jim Ross > Blog 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC fans.wwe.com [Source type: General]

[11][12]

2008

.Ross]] became the new play-by-play announcer for SmackDown, while Michael Cole (SmackDown commentator for nine years from its launch in 1999 until 2008) moved to Raw.^ Michael Cole’s lucky he got moved to RAW. .

^ Ultimately, Smackdown VS RAW 2008 is a lot of fun to play.
  • WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2008 (xbox360) reviews at Metacritic.com 11 January 2010 20:14 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]
  • WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2008 (xbox360) reviews at Metacritic.com 11 January 2010 20:14 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]
  • WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2008 (xbox360) reviews at Metacritic.com 11 January 2010 20:14 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

^ He's going to move him to RAW or Smackdown.
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.The WWE Champion Triple H was also drafted to SmackDown, which gave SmackDown two world championships to be featured on the brand.^ Encompassing the brands WWE: Raw , WWE: Smackdown!
  • Wwe Survivor Series Tickets - Wwe Survivor Series Dates, Wwe Survivor Series Events 11 January 2010 20:14 UTC www.ticketnetwork.com [Source type: General]

^ WWE SmackDown now featured on 164mph .
  • WWE Friday Night SmackDown! - Boxxet 11 January 2010 20:14 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • WWE Friday Night SmackDown! Podcasts - Boxxet 11 January 2010 20:14 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: General]

^ A sports series featuring the wrestlers of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) competing from venues across the United States.
  • Friday Night Smackdown Television show - Friday Night Smackdown TV Show - Yahoo! TV 11 January 2010 20:14 UTC tv.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.On June 30, 2008 on Raw, CM Punk cashed in his Money in the Bank contract and defeated the World Heavyweight Champion Edge, bringing the World Heavyweight Championship back to Raw.^ CM Punk vs. Jeff Hardy for the World Heavyweight Championship: What a tremendous rivalry this has been!
  • LordsofPain.net SmackDown! Report (07/24/09): Friday Night of Champions 19 September 2009 6:21 UTC www.lordsofpain.net [Source type: General]

^ CM Punk’s music then hit and out came the reigning World Heavyweight Champion.
  • LordsofPain.net SmackDown! Report (07/24/09): Friday Night of Champions 19 September 2009 6:21 UTC www.lordsofpain.net [Source type: General]

^ World Championship 2008 Cheats .
  • GameZone Forums - WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2010 Cheats 11 January 2010 20:14 UTC forums.gamezone.com [Source type: General]

.In August 2008, Tazz returned to SmackDown as color commentator, due in part to Foley's departure from the WWE as his contract was not renewed.^ Raw 2008 WWE SmackDown!
  • WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw 2008 Cheats Hints Codes Tips FAQ Files Achievements PS3 Playstation 3 11 January 2010 20:14 UTC www.cheatmasters.com [Source type: General]

^ SMACKDOWN RANT (August 2008) .

^ WWE Smackdown Leaving CW - February 8, 2008 Wrestling program being shopped to other networks.
  • IGN: WWE Friday Night Smackdown! 11 January 2010 20:14 UTC tv.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.A couple of months later in late-2008, Tazz decided to let his contract expire.^ Two months later Kofi’s lost to Orton clean a couple of times and is back to where he was before.
  • Random Friday Wrasslin’ Thoughts « The John Report Blog of WWE 11 January 2010 20:14 UTC johnreport.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.So he was replaced with the color commentator for ECW, Todd Grisham, making the SmackDown announce team consist of Grisham and Ross.^ Todd Grisham called it the "Smackdown main event", while Jim Ross pointed out it was "THE main event" of the show.
  • LordsofPain.net WWE The Bash Results 6/28/09 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.lordsofpain.net [Source type: General]

^ The final TV word on Summerslam will air Friday night on MyNetworkTV during the two hour broadcast of Smackdown starring Todd Grisham.  .
  • WWE Universe > Jim Ross > Blog 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC fans.wwe.com [Source type: General]

^ The announce team hyped the Morrison/Hardy title match on Smackdown tomorrow night.
  • LordsofPain.net RESULTS 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.lordsofpain.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

MyNetworkTV

SmackDown's version of the universal WWE HD set used from January 25, 2008 -present.
.Friday Night SmackDown debuted on MyNetworkTV in the United States on October 3, 2008, which featured performers from the Raw, ECW, and SmackDown programs.^ Think of what also does for Friday Night Smackdown.

^ October 31, 2008 A night for fright .
  • WWE: TV Shows > SmackDown > Archive 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.wwe.com [Source type: General]

^ SMACKDOWN RANT (October 2008) .

.WWE SmackDown also debuted with a new theme song.^ News Corp Pulls Plug on MyNetworkTV - February 10, 2009 What does this mean for WWE Smackdown fans?
  • IGN: WWE Friday Night Smackdown! 11 January 2010 20:14 UTC tv.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Share Email Print Tags: news , on tv tonight , pay per view , raw , smackdown , wwe .
  • On TV Tonight: Friday Night Smackdown! 11 January 2010 20:14 UTC www.newsday.com [Source type: General]

^ Now that SmackDown has brought back the King of the Ring tournament and will crown a new king, WWE.com caught up with Muraco to remember how it all began.

.The premiere episode on MyNetworkTV attracted 3.2 million viewers.^ All three presidential candidates are scheduled to make taped appearances on tonight's episode, hoping to tap into the show's approximately 5 million weekly viewers.
  • CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - Candidates to appear on Monday Night Raw « - Blogs from CNN.com 11 January 2010 20:14 UTC politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: General]

^ Friday Night SmackDown this week is a solid show and is coming off the heels of more than 3 million viewers watching last week on MyNetworkTV, which is a significant accomplishment.  .
  • WWE Universe > Jim Ross > Blog 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC fans.wwe.com [Source type: General]

.While the viewership dropped, SmackDown pulled the highest ratings to date for MyNetworkTV and pushed the network to fifth place—ahead of rival The CW. The premiere was also first place in male 18-49 demographics.^ Nine years later, another fledgling network in search of an identity is picking up “Smackdown” in hopes of generating more public awareness and drawing in more of the men 18-49 many of its shows target.

^ The CW Announces Series Premiere Dates - July 17, 2006 TCAs: Find out when Smallville, Veronica Mars and the rest of the new network's shows will premiere.
  • IGN: WWE Friday Night Smackdown! 11 January 2010 20:14 UTC tv.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ CW Network 2.4 MyNetworkTV 3 Current champions 4 On-air personalities 4.1 General managers 4.2 Commentators 4.3 Ring announcers 4.4 Production 5 References 6 See also 7 External links .
  • WWE Friday Night SmackDown - Pro Wrestling Wiki - Divas, Knockouts, Results, Match histories, Titles, and more! 11 January 2010 20:14 UTC prowrestling.wikia.com [Source type: General]

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2009

.On February 15, at No Way Out, Edge won the World Heavyweight Championship in Raw's Elimination Chamber match, thus making it a SmackDown exclusive title and giving SmackDown two top tier championships.^ Rey make it to No Way Out?
  • IGN: WWE Friday Night Smackdown! 11 January 2010 20:14 UTC tv.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As for this match, it was a solid way to kickoff Smackdown.

^ I should mention that for this to work, Raw should not have had an Elimination Chamber at No Way Out.

[14] .On March 20, 2009 WWE SmackDown celebrated its 500th episode.^ Recently, SmackDown celebrated its 500th episode.
  • WWE Friday Night SmackDown - Pro Wrestling Wiki - Divas, Knockouts, Results, Match histories, Titles, and more! 11 January 2010 20:14 UTC prowrestling.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Game Details for WWE SmackDown 2009 .
  • IGN: WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 Trailer, Videos and Movies 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC media.ps3.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 .
  • WWE SmackDown! Vs. RAW 2007 Preview from 1UP.com 11 January 2010 20:14 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]
  • WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 Achievements for Xbox 360 - WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 Xbox 360 Achievement - WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 Xbox360 Secret Achievements / WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 Achievements, WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 Screenshots, WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 guides, WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 Xbox 360 Reviews, WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 Xbox 360 Downloads 11 January 2010 20:14 UTC 360.xbox-hq.com [Source type: General]
  • WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 Achievements for Xbox 360 - WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 Xbox 360 Achievement - WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 Xbox360 Secret Achievements / WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 Achievements, WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 Screenshots, WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 guides, WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 Xbox 360 Reviews, WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 Xbox 360 Downloads 11 January 2010 20:14 UTC 360.xbox-hq.com [Source type: General]

[15]
WWE SmackDown logo from January 25, 2008 - September 25, 2009. Currently used today as a secondary logo.
.As a result of the 2009 WWE Draft in April, WWE Champion Triple H was drafted to the Raw brand, while the World Heavyweight Championship moved to the Raw brand after Edge lost the title to John Cena at WrestleMania XXV.^ WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 - Cena Story ...
  • WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 Achievements for Xbox 360 - WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 Xbox 360 Achievement - WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 Xbox360 Secret Achievements / WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 Achievements, WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 Screenshots, WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 guides, WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 Xbox 360 Reviews, WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 Xbox 360 Downloads 11 January 2010 20:14 UTC 360.xbox-hq.com [Source type: General]
  • WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 Achievements for Xbox 360 - WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 Xbox 360 Achievement - WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 Xbox360 Secret Achievements / WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 Achievements, WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 Screenshots, WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 guides, WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 Xbox 360 Reviews, WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 Xbox 360 Downloads 11 January 2010 20:14 UTC 360.xbox-hq.com [Source type: General]

^ Encompassing the brands WWE: Raw , WWE: Smackdown!
  • Wwe Survivor Series Tickets - Wwe Survivor Series Dates, Wwe Survivor Series Events 11 January 2010 20:14 UTC www.ticketnetwork.com [Source type: General]

^ Edge pins John Cena!
  • LordsofPain.net WWE No Way Out Results 02/15/09 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.lordsofpain.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[16] .SmackDown would regain the World Heavyweight Championship at Backlash (2009) when Edge defeated John Cena to win the championship.^ Edge pins John Cena!
  • LordsofPain.net WWE No Way Out Results 02/15/09 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.lordsofpain.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Edge is the new World Heavyweight Champion!
  • LordsofPain.net WWE No Way Out Results 02/15/09 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.lordsofpain.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ CM Punk looks to regain the World Heavyweight Championship in a Submissi...
  • Friday Night SmackDown - AT&T Entertainment 11 January 2010 20:14 UTC entertainment.att.net [Source type: General]

[17] .In addition, SmackDown and Raw would exchange both women-exclusive championships with Raw gaining the WWE Divas Championship and SmackDown gaining the WWE Women's Championship.^ Encompassing the brands WWE: Raw , WWE: Smackdown!
  • Wwe Survivor Series Tickets - Wwe Survivor Series Dates, Wwe Survivor Series Events 11 January 2010 20:14 UTC www.ticketnetwork.com [Source type: General]

^ IGN WWE SmackDown vs. Raw ...
  • IGN: WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010 Trailer, Videos and Movies 11 January 2010 20:14 UTC media.ps3.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ WWE Smackdown vs Raw Cheats .
  • GameZone Forums - WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2010 Cheats 11 January 2010 20:14 UTC forums.gamezone.com [Source type: General]
  • GameZone Forums - WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2010 11 January 2010 20:14 UTC forums.gamezone.com [Source type: General]

.Also, SmackDown and Raw exchanged the WWE United States Championship (which became exclusive to Raw) and the WWE Intercontinental Championship (subsequently exclusive to the SmackDown brand), for the first time ever.^ RAW 2007 WWE SmackDown!
  • WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2007 Cheats Hints Codes Tips FAQ Files Achievements PS2 Playstation 2 19 September 2009 6:21 UTC www.cheatmasters.com [Source type: General]

^ United States Championship: Successfully complete the Intercontinental Championship path.
  • WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2009 Cheats, Codes, Cheat Codes, Unlockables, Trophies for PlayStation 3 (PS3) 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC www.cheatcc.com [Source type: General]

^ IGN WWE SmackDown vs. Raw ...
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  • SmackDown Countdown 2007: Rey Mysterio - PlayStation 3 feature - at IGN 11 January 2010 20:14 UTC ps3.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • IGN: WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010 Trailer, Videos and Movies 11 January 2010 20:14 UTC media.ps3.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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.On September 15, WWE Home Video released a DVD set entitled The Best of SmackDown 10th Anniversary.^ WWE, Tribune announce September SmackDown!
  • WWE Friday Night SmackDown - Pro Wrestling Wiki - Divas, Knockouts, Results, Match histories, Titles, and more! 11 January 2010 20:14 UTC prowrestling.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Smackdown Chris Jericho's 10 Best WWE Wrestling Matches Chris Jericho returned to the WWE last week for his second stint in the WWE. Here is a look back at the 10 best matches WWE has wrestled in his WWE career so far.

^ DETROIT--It's no surprise that the WWE and THQ chose this time of the year to debut the newest release in the SmackDown!
  • WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2008 First-Look - Wii Previews at GameSpot 19 September 2009 6:21 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Induction into Merriam-Webster

.On July 10, 2007,[18] Merriam-Webster announced it would induct the word smackdown[19] into Webster's Dictionary.^ SMACKDOWN RANT (July 2007) .

^ SMACKDOWN RANT July 10, 2009 .

^ Then in late June 2003, Stephanie McMahon announced that she would be bringing the title and make it exclusive for the Smackdown brand.
  • WrestleView.com - WWE United States Title History 11 January 2010 20:14 UTC www.wrestleview.com [Source type: General]

According to Merriam Webster, a "smackdown" is:
  • The act of knocking down or bringing down an opponent
  • A contest in entertainment wrestling
  • A decisive defeat
  • A confrontation between rivals or competitors

Production

.SmackDown is usually taped on Tuesday evening and aired Friday evening on MyNetworkTV the same week.^ Then February saw reports of a negotiation between the World Wrestling Entertainment and The CW in regards to a time slot on the network consequently as already mentioned its taping takes place on Tuesday evenings while it is telecasted on Friday evenings of the same week.
  • Cheap Smackdown Tickets, Smackdown Discount WWE Wrestling Tickets 11 January 2010 20:14 UTC www.sportsticketsguide.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The final TV word on Summerslam will air Friday night on MyNetworkTV during the two hour broadcast of Smackdown starring Todd Grisham.  .
  • WWE Universe > Jim Ross > Blog 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC fans.wwe.com [Source type: General]

^ ECW is filmed and aired live on Tuesdays either before or after Smackdown!, depending on the time zone.
  • Wwe Survivor Series Tickets - Wwe Survivor Series Dates, Wwe Survivor Series Events 11 January 2010 20:14 UTC www.ticketnetwork.com [Source type: General]

.Occasionally, it is taped on Monday nights before or after Raw in what is called a "Supershow". SmackDown has also aired live on occasion.^ Live Raw’s and taped Smackdown’s are good too.
  • The John Report: Why Do We Like Wrestling? « The John Report Blog of WWE 11 January 2010 20:14 UTC johnreport.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Monday Night Raw was made for the Clintons!
  • CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - Candidates to appear on Monday Night Raw « - Blogs from CNN.com 11 January 2010 20:14 UTC politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: General]

^ WWE Monday Night Raw 2007-09-10 XviD-SC-SDH .
  • mightynova : the largest active torrent archive! 11 January 2010 20:14 UTC mightynova.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Currently, SmackDown opens with "Let it Roll" by Divide the Day.[1] .Upon SmackDown's "Decade of SmackDown" celebration it replaced the previous theme song "If You Rock Like Me" featured in the album Voices: WWE The Music, Vol.^ WWE SmackDown now featured on 164mph .
  • WWE Friday Night SmackDown! - Boxxet 11 January 2010 20:14 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Who would you like to see as the next RAW celebrity host?
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^ You be the judge for yourself, but if you don't enjoy this title bout that features amazing athleticism and drama then Ol J.R. doesn't like BBQ ...
  • WWE Universe > Jim Ross > Blog 17 September 2009 2:33 UTC fans.wwe.com [Source type: General]

9
.[20]
.The show began broadcasting in HD beginning with the January 25, 2008 edition of SmackDown, where a new set debuted — shared among all three WWE brands.^ Encompassing the brands WWE: Raw , WWE: Smackdown!
  • Wwe Survivor Series Tickets - Wwe Survivor Series Dates, Wwe Survivor Series Events 11 January 2010 20:14 UTC www.ticketnetwork.com [Source type: General]

^ SMACKDOWN RANT (January 2008) .

^ WWE Smackdown vs. RAW 2008 Collector's Edition Cheats .
  • GameZone Forums - WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2010 Cheats 11 January 2010 20:14 UTC forums.gamezone.com [Source type: General]

.Following the first broadcast in HD, the iconic exclamation mark used since the show's inception disappeared from all references pertaining to "SmackDown", including the official logo.^ The following year it made its debut in the HD alongside of Raw and ECW and eliminated the exclamation point that was earlier at the end of its name.
  • Cheap Smackdown Tickets, Smackdown Discount WWE Wrestling Tickets 11 January 2010 20:14 UTC www.sportsticketsguide.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In fact, people have been referring to Smackdown as the better wrestling show for some time now, with the likes of Benoit, Angle and Finlay performing on a regular basis.

^ (An interesting choice for hot opener because it’s always tough to follow a weapons melee as the first broadcast match of the night.

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Special episodes

Episode Date Rating Notes
SmackDown! April 29, 1999 5.8[22] Pilot episode.[23]
SmackDown! August 26, 1999 4.2[24] Debut episode
9/11 Tribute September 13, 2001 3.6[25] Tribute in memory of 9/11.
Christmas from Baghdad December 25, 2003 3.0[26] Honored American armed forces.
SmackDown! 5th Anniversary Special September 23, 2004 3.2[27] Celebrated the show's 5th anniversary.
Christmas in Iraq December 23, 2004 2.9[27] Honored American armed forces.
SmackDown! Night of Champions December 30, 2004 2.9[27] Featured championship matches.
Eddie Guerrero Tribute Show November 18, 2005 3.1[28] Tribute in memory of Eddie Guerrero.
Best of SmackDown! 2005 December 23, 2005 2.2[28] Featured clips from 2005.
Best of SmackDown! 2006 December 29, 2006 2.4[29] Featured clips from 2006.
SmackDown! 400th episode April 20, 2007 2.2[30] Celebrated the show's 400th episode.
WWE Best of 2007 December 28, 2007 2.5[30] Featured clips from 2007
SmackDown All-Star Kick-Off October 3, 2008 1.9[31] Featured Champion vs. Champion matches.
Premiere on MyNetworkTV.
SmackDown 500th episode March 20, 2009 2.1[32] Celebrated the show's 500th episode.
Featured talent from all three brands.
Decade of SmackDown October 2, 2009 2.2[33] .Celebrated the show's 10th anniversary.^ On the 10th anniversary of SmackDown, the show gets a new open.
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Featured talent from all three brands.
.Seasonal rankings (based on average total estimated viewers per episode) of SmackDown!^ The views expressed here are the opinions of smackdown gt and it's viewers and are admitingly generalizations based on our experiences.
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^ SEASON-TO-DATE PRIMETIME AVERAGES BY NETWORK Ranked on Households Week Ending February 24 .

on UPN, The CW and MyNetworkTV
Season Timeslot Network Years Rank Viewers
(in millions)
1st Thursday 8/7C UPN 1999-2000 N/A 7.2[35]
2nd Thursday 8/7C UPN 2000-2001 90 7.1[36]
3rd Thursday 8/7C UPN 2001-2002 111 6.5[37]
4th Thursday 8/7C UPN 2002-2003 114 5.4[38]
5th Thursday 8/7C UPN 2003-2004 140 5.1[39]
6th Thursday 8/7C UPN 2004-2005 106 5.1[40]
7th Friday 8/7C UPN 2005-2006 120 4.3[41]
8th Friday 8/7C CW 2006-2007 120 4.5[42]
9th Friday 8/7C CW 2007-2008 119 4.6[43]
10th Friday 8/7C MyNetworkTV 2008-2009 N/A N/A
11th Friday 8/7C MyNetworkTV 2009-2010 N/A N/A

On-air personalities

Champions

Championship Current champion Date won Date aired Event Previous champion
World Heavyweight Championship Chris Jericho February 21, 2010 February 21, 2010 Elimination Chamber The Undertaker
WWE Championship Batista February 21, 2010 February 21, 2010 Elimination Chamber John Cena
WWE Intercontinental Championship Drew McIntyre December 13, 2009 December 13, 2009 TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs John Morrison
WWE Women's Championship Michelle McCool February 23, 2010 February 26, 2010 SmackDown Mickie James

Authority figures

Authority Position Date started Date finished Notes
Vince McMahon Owner November 9, 2001 Present .McMahon assigned new General Managers to Raw and to SmackDown after Ric Flair lost his position on Raw.^ I also doubt Ric Flair will be at Raw tonight.
  • On TV Tonight: Friday Night Smackdown! 11 January 2010 20:14 UTC www.newsday.com [Source type: General]

^ Share Email Print Tags: news , on tv tonight , pay per view , raw , smackdown , wwe .
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^ GameZone Forums > General Forums > Games Listing > WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2010 > WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2010 Cheats .
  • GameZone Forums - WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2010 Cheats 11 January 2010 20:14 UTC forums.gamezone.com [Source type: General]


Stacy Keibler served as "Personal Assistant" through McMahon's term.
Stephanie McMahon General Manager July 18, 2002 October 19, 2003 Lost her position as per an "I Quit" match stipulation against Mr. McMahon.
Paul Heyman General Manager October 23, 2003 March 22, 2004 Resigned after drafting to Raw.
Kurt Angle General Manager March 25, 2004 July 22, 2004 Returned to the active roster when no longer confined to a wheelchair.
Theodore Long General Manager July 29, 2004 September 21, 2007 Left position due to health complications.
Served as "Assistant General Manager" from November 2007 to May 2008.
Vickie Guerrero General Manager September 28, 2007 April 6, 2009 Served as "Assistant General Manager" from May to September 2007.
Opted to fully take over the position on Raw and resigned as General Manager of SmackDown.
Theodore Long General Manager April 7, 2009 Present Long was reassigned from ECW to SmackDown.
Vickie Guerrero Consultant November 20, 2009 Present Appointed as Theodore Long's Consultant by Vince McMahon on the November 20 episode of SmackDown.

Commentators

Commentators Dates
Michael Cole and Jim Cornette Special - April 29, 1999
Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler Pilot - August 26, 1999
Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler September 2, 1999 - February 2001
November 2001 - March 2002
Michael Cole and Tazz February 2001 - November 2001
March 2002 - June 2006
Michael Cole and John "Bradshaw" Layfield June 16, 2006 - December 21, 2007
Michael Cole and Jonathan Coachman January 4, 2008 - April 25, 2008
Michael Cole and Mick Foley May 2, 2008 - June 23, 2008
Jim Ross and Mick Foley June 23, 2008 - August 1, 2008
Jim Ross and Tazz August 8, 2008 - April 3, 2009
Jim Ross and Todd Grisham April 10, 2009 - October 30, 2009
Todd Grisham and Matt Striker October 30, 2009 - Present

Ring announcers

Ring Announcer Dates
Tony Chimel April 1999 - August 2007
October 2009 - present
Justin Roberts September 2007 - October 2009

Recurring segments

Segment Host Years Notes
Piper's Pit Roddy Piper 2003 In-ring interview segment.[44]
$1,000,000 Tough Enough Al Snow 2004 WWE Tough Enough competition segment.
Kurt Angle Invitational Kurt Angle 2004 - 2005 .Three minute match challenge for Angle's gold medals.^ They gave this match 9 minutes, Yes, that's right - 9 (NINE) minutes for the World Heavyweight Championship match at WrestleMania, featuring three of the greatest performers in modern-day wrestling.

^ Finlay vs. Ricky Ortiz Barely five minutes long, this match ended with Finlay hitting the Celtic Cross for the three.

^ Christian and Regal could have had a nice three star match if they had ten minutes, but Kane and Khali has to settle their precious feud.


Discontinued after Angle was drafted to Raw.
Cafe de René René Duprée 2004 In-ring interview segment.
Carlito's Cabana Carlito 2005
2008 - 2009
In-ring interview segment.
Discontinued after Carlito was drafted to Raw.
Peep Show Christian 2005 In-ring interview segment.
Discontinued following Christian's departure from WWE.[45]
WWE Diva Search The Miz 2006 WWE Diva Search competition segment.
Miz TV The Miz 2007 In-ring interview segment.
Discontinued after Miz was drafted to ECW.[46]
Masterlock Challenge Chris Masters 2007 Submission challenge to break Masters' Masterlock hold.
Discontinued following Masters' departure from WWE.
The Cutting Edge Edge 2007 - present In-ring interview segment.[47]
V.I.P. Lounge Montel Vontavious Porter 2007 - 2009 In-ring interview segment.
Discontinued after MVP was drafted to Raw.[48]
Khali Kiss Cam The Great Khali 2008 - 2009 In-ring fan interaction segment.
.Khali kisses a female member of the audience.^ That's good enough for one member of the audience to yell out "Eh Khali!
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[48]
Word Up Cryme Tyme 2009 - present Backstage comedy segment, occasionally airs on wwe.com[49]
Highlight Reel Chris Jericho 2010-present In-ring interview segment

International broadcasters

.In addition to being broadcast on MyNetworkTV and AFN Xtra in the United States,[4][50] WWE SmackDown is also broadcast internationally in many different countries.^ A sports series featuring the wrestlers of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) competing from venues across the United States.
  • Friday Night Smackdown Television show - Friday Night Smackdown TV Show - Yahoo! TV 11 January 2010 20:14 UTC tv.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Because Cena will be filming in the United States, he'll be able to make appearances on WWE television leading up to WrestleMania.
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Country Network Ref
Algeria, Qatar Showtime Arabia [51][52]
Argentina Canal 9 [53]
Australia Fox8 [54][55]
Austria, Germany, Luxembourg and Switzerland DSF [56][57][58][59]
Belgium AB3 [60]
Bolivia Red PAT [61]
Bulgaria BTV Comedy [62]
Cambodia CTN [63]
Canada The Score Network, CJNT [64]
Chile Chilevisión [65]
Colombia Citytv [66]
Costa Rica Repretel: Canal 11 [67]
Dominican Republic Antena Latina 7 [68]
Ecuador Teleamazonas [69]
El Salvador VTV [70]
Fiji Sky Pacific and Sky Fiji [71]
Finland MTV3 Max [72]
France NT1 [73]
Guatemala Canal 3 [74]
Honduras Canal 5 [75]
India, Pakistan and South Asia TEN Sports [76][77]
Italy Sky Italia [78]
Japan J Sports Plus [79]
Kenya KBC [80]
Malaysia TV3 [81]
Malta Melita Sports 1 [82][83]
Mexico Azteca 7 [84]
Middle East Showtime Arabia and ShowSports 4 [85]
New Zealand The BOX [86]
Nicaragua Canal 10 (Nicaragua) [87]
Panama Canal 4 [88]
Paraguay Canal 5 [89]
Peru ATV [90]
Philippines Jack TV and RPN 9 [91]
Poland Extreme Sports Channel [92]
Portugal TVI [93]
Puerto Rico WAPA and MyNetworkTV [citation needed]
Romania Sport.ro [94]
Samoa SBC [citation needed]
Serbia FOX Televizija [95]
Singapore Super Sports [96]
South Africa e.tv [97]
Spain Cuatro and Sportmania [98]
Sweden TV4 Sport [99]
Taiwan Videoland Max-TV [100]
Thailand TrueSports 2 [101]
Turkey Fox Turkey [102]
Ukraine QTV [103]
United Kingdom and Ireland Sky Sports 3 and Sky Sports HD3 [104][105]

See also

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WWE SmackDown
[[File:|275px|SmackDown's version of the universal WWE HD set used from January 21, 2008-present.]]
SmackDown's version of the universal WWE HD set used from January 21, 2008-present.
Also known as

  • WWE SmackDown!
  • WWE Friday Night SmackDown
  • WWE Friday Night SmackDown!
  • WWF SmackDown!
  • WWF Thursday Night SmackDown!
  • WWE Thursday Night SmackDown!
Format Sports entertainment
Professional wrestling
Created by Vince McMahon
Starring SmackDown! Brand
Opening theme "Let it Roll" by Divide the Day[1]
Country of origin
No. of episodes 574 (as of August 20, 2010)
Production
Camera setup Multicamera setup
Running time Approximately 2 hours per episode
(1 hour 30 minutes and commercials)
Broadcast
Original channel

Picture format 480i (SDTV),
1080i (HDTV)[2]
Original run August 26, 1999 – present
Chronology
Related shows WWE Raw
NXT
External links
Official website

WWE SmackDown is a professional wrestling television program for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) currently it is the only television broadcast for the SmackDown! brand. From its launch in 1999, SmackDown! was shown on Thursday nights, but as of September 9 2005, the show moved to Friday nights. To reflect this change, the show is now known to as Friday Night SmackDown!. The SmackDown! brand is currently one of WWE's two brands, the other being Raw.

Its currently shown in the United States on MyNetworkTV, in Canada on The Score Network and on E! Montreal, in Turkey on Fox Tv, in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan on Ten Sports, in Germany on DSF, in the UK and Republic of Ireland on Sky Sports 3, Italy on Sky Italia, in Finland on Urheilukanava, in Portugal on TVI, in the Dominican Republic on Antena Latina Channel 7, in Puerto Rico on WAPA and on The CW, in Ecuador on Teleamazonas, in Chile on Chilevisión,in Malaysia on TV3, in Mexico on 52MX, in Australia on FOX8,[3] in New Zealand on The BOX,in Bulgaria on GTV, in the Philippines on Jack TV and ABC, in Peru on ATV, in Spain on Cuatro, in Romania on TV Sport, in Serbia on FOX Televizija, in Saudi Arabia and Middle East on Showtime Arabia and ShowSports 4, in France on NT1, in Japan on J Sports, on e.tv in South Africa, on AFN Xtra, on the Super Channel (Channel 10) in Fiji Islands, on VTV in El Salvador, on Canal 9 in Argentina, on Canal 4 RP in Panama and on SBT in Brazil.

Contents

Show history

Original format

SmackDown! was first seen on April 29, 1999 as a single television special on UPN. On August 26, 1999, SmackDown! officially started on UPN, in Kansas City, Missouri. Like WCW Thunder, SmackDown! was recorded on Tuesdays and then broadcast on Thursdays. The new WWF show was so popular that WCW moved Thunder to Wednesdays in the hope of holding on to fans rather than losing them to WWF. SmackDown!, like Thunder, made heavy use of the color blue, earning it the nickname "The Blue Show" amongst wrestling fans.

The first SmackDown! set was different as it had an oval-shaped TitanTron (which was dubbed the "OvalTron"), entrance and stage which made it stand out from the RAW set and its rectangular TitanTrons. An added feature to the first set was the ability for the OvalTron to be moved to either the left or right of the stage. Throughout the show's early existence, top WWF superstar The Rock routinely called SmackDown! "his" show, in reference to the fact that the name was derived from one of his catchphrases, "Laying the smackdown." In August 2001, as part of celebrating SmackDown!'s second anniversary, the show got a new logo and set. The last SmackDown! to use the previous television set saw Alliance member Rhyno Gore WWF member Chris Jericho through the center screen, destroying part of the set.

Brand Extension

In early to mid-2002, WWE had a process they called the "Brand Extension". WWE divided itself into two "de facto" wrestling promotions with separate rosters, storylines and authority figures. RAW and SmackDown! would host each division, give its name to the division and essentially compete against each other. The split was a result of WWF purchasing their two biggest competitors, WCW and ECW. The brand extension was publicly announced during a telecast of WWF RAW on March 25 2002, and became official the next day.

Wrestlers now would become show-exclusive, wrestling for their specific show only. At the time this excluded the WWE Undisputed Championship and WWE Women's Championship, as those WWE titles would be defended on both shows. In August 2002, WWE Undisputed Champion Brock Lesnar refused to defend the title on RAW, in effect causing his title to become exclusive to SmackDown! The following week on RAW, General Manager Eric Bischoff awarded a newly instated World Heavyweight Championship to RAW's designated #1 contender, Triple H. Due to the fact that since the WWE Undisputed Championship was now SmackDown! exclusive it was no longer seen as "Undisputed". Following this, the WWE Women's Championship soon became RAW-exclusive as well. As a result of the Brand Extension, an annual "draft lottery" was instituted to exchange members of each roster and generally refresh the lineups.

On June 6 2005, WWE Champion John Cena switched brands from SmackDown! to RAW as part of the month-long Draft Lottery. This effectively left SmackDown! without a World Title. During this time, United States Champion Orlando Jordan was billed as the top champion on the show. On June 23 2005, in Tucson, SmackDown! General Manager Theodore Long announced a six-man elimination match between John "Bradshaw" Layfield, Booker T, Chris Benoit, The Undertaker, Christian (replacing The Big Show, who was picked by RAW in the lottery), and Muhammad Hassan to crown the first SmackDown! Champion. On the June 30 episode of SmackDown!, JBL won the match. Long appeared afterward and stated that even though JBL had won the match, SmackDown! did not need a Championship anymore. Batista, the World Heavyweight Champion, entered the ring as SmackDown!'s final draft lottery pick. Long also showm that JBL was the number one contender for the World Heavyweight Championship.

Friday Night SmackDown!

It was possible that WWE's "lame duck" status with Viacom on Spike TV is what prompted its moving SmackDown! to the Friday night death slot for the Fall 2005 season. However, it worked out for both parties involved, as the show did better in the ratings than it had on Thursdays, while UPN got much better ratings on Fridays than it did before, with its movie night. Also, UPN had been able to hold on to the ratings from Thursday nights, most notably with comedian Chris Rock's Wonder Years-like sitcom Everybody Hates Chris. In January 2006, prior to the announcement of the CW Network, it was announced that UPN had renewed SmackDown! for two more years.[4]

Following the cancellation of Star Trek: Enterprise, SmackDown! was renamed Friday Night SmackDown! and moved into Enterprise's old timeslot in the United States. WWE promoted this move with the tagline "TV that's changing Friday nights." Friday Night SmackDown! made its start on September 9 2005. The program still aired on Thursdays in Canada on the Score. In the United Kingdom and Australia, their stations Sky Sports and FOX8 air SmackDown! on Fridays before the United States due to the time difference. This is the first time a major weekly WWE show airs internationally before it hits screens in the U.S.

The events of Hurricane Katrina affected the first version of Friday Night SmackDown! in the U.S. due to a special fundraising concert (see Shelter From the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast) that was shown on UPN at the same time that the first version would have been shown, resulting in only the second hour of the show being shown on UPN. The first hour was instead streamed from WWE's website. Other countries, including Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and the Philippines received the full two-hour show. WWOR-TV (My 9, New York, New York) also aired both hours of the show on tape delay on Saturday, due to a previous commitment to broadcast the New York Yankees on Friday nights.

At the SmackDown! taping on January 10 2006, Batista had to forfeit the World Heavyweight Championship because of a triceps injury. Theodore Long made a Battle Royal for the vacant title. The winner was at the time RAW superstar Kurt Angle, who later switched to the SmackDown! brand. In a break from their traditional role of acting as if SmackDown! is not pre-recorded, WWE.com had a photograph of Angle holding his new title on the main page. WWE also did this when Edge cashed in his Money in the Bank contract to win the World Heavyweight Championship from The Undertaker and when The Great Khali won a battle royal after Edge's injury.

On the April 7 2006 version of SmackDown!, general manager Theodore Long said that the King of the Ring tournament would return after a four year hiatus as a SmackDown!-exclusive tournament. The tournament ended at Judgment Day 2006 with Booker T as the winner, defeating Bobby Lashley in the final.

On June 9 2006, Tazz left the SmackDown! brand to join the new ECW brand, leaving the color commentator position on SmackDown! vacant. However, on June 11 at One Night Stand 2006, JBL revealed that he would be the new color commentator for SmackDown! He stayed in that position until December 2007 when he left SmackDown! to become an in-ring competitor on RAW. Jonathan Coachman replaced him afterwards.

The CW Network

2006

File:Former WWE Smackdown
Different styles of the SmackDown! "fist and mirrors" set were used from August 16, 2001 - January 18, 2008.

On September 22 2006, Friday Night SmackDown! was started on the The CW Television Network, a joint venture between CBS Corporation, owner of UPN, and Warner Bros. Entertainment, a subsidiary of Time Warner, majority owner of The WB.

For four weeks before the official start (and in preparation for the impending removal of UPN in several markets by the start of MyNetworkTV on September 5 2006) of Friday Night SmackDown! on the CW on September 22 2006, Tribune Broadcasting television stations in six major markets (including WPIX in New York City and KTLA in Los Angeles) aired WWE's Friday Night SmackDown! early in September 2006.[5] Two other future affiliates of The CW, WCWJ in Jacksonville, Florida and WIWB in Green Bay, Wisconsin, also aired SmackDown! in early September as well.

The transition to the CW caused an interruption in the broadcast of SmackDown! in the state of Utah beginning in June when KPNZ in Salt Lake City stopped airing all UPN programs early. The show is now seen on KUCW. In Hawaii, SmackDown! returned in late 2006, airing on a CW digital subchannel of Honolulu's FOX affiliate KHON (Channel 2), which has received statewide carriage over Oceanic Time Warner Cable. Since the move to the CW Network, Friday Night SmackDown! has shown a major increase in ratings now averaging a 3.0 national rating. In addition, SmackDown! has become the second highest watched program on The CW.

2007

On April 20 2007, SmackDown! celebrated its 400th episode. Ratings success soon followed. On June 8 2007, Friday Night SmackDown! made CW history by making a three-way tie with CBS and ABC in the key ad demographic, adults 18-49 by drawing a 1.5 rating each. On June 22 2007, Friday Night SmackDown! again made CW history by tying the network for first place in the key ad demographic, adults 18-49, and being the second most watched network program at 9 p.m. for the night. The CW had not performed as well at any time slot since America's Next Top Model in March 2007. The next week on June 29 2007, Friday Night SmackDown! helped The CW claim the top spot in the key demographic, Adults 18-49 for Friday. CBS got the overall lead but The CW got top spot for the Adults 18-49 by registering a 1.4 rating followed by CBS and NBC at 1.3, ABC at 1.2, and FOX at 0.9.[6][7] Then on Friday, July 13 2007, Friday Night SmackDown! made network history by placing first in the 18-49 demographic and becoming the most watched show at the 9 p.m. hour on network television. This is the first time anything has placed this well on The CW. SmackDown! became a hit show on Friday nights winning the demographics for young males, and ranking second on the demographics (18-49) for Friday nights.

On October 16 2007 it was said that the SmackDown! and ECW brands would begin a "talent exchange", allowing their respective talent to appear and compete on either brand.[8][9]

2008

On February 8 2008 it was reported that World Wrestling Entertainment and The CW had ended agreements to keep Friday Night SmackDown! on the network. WWE stated that agreements with other networks has begun and that Friday Night SmackDown! would continue to air on The CW through the end of the 2007-2008 broadcast season.[10][11] On February 26 WWE issued a press release saying Friday Night SmackDown!'s move to MyNetworkTV.[12][13]

Induction into Merriam-Webster

On July 10 2007,[14] Merriam-Webster announced it would induct the word smackdown[15] into Webster's Dictionary. According to Merriam Webster, a smackdown is:

  • the act of knocking down or bringing down an opponent
  • a contest in entertainment wrestling
  • a decisive defeat
  • a confrontation between rivals or competitors

Production

SmackDown is usually taped on Tuesday evening and shown Friday evening on MyNetworkTV the same week. Lately though, they have taped two episodes at a time and as a result are taped every two weeks. Sometimes, it is taped on Monday nights before or after RAW in what is called a "Supershow". SmackDown has also been shown live sometimes.

The current theme song is "If You Rock Like Me"[16] the performing artist is not known. It was released on Voices: WWE The Music, Vol. 9. One of the last theme songs for SmackDown! was "Rise Up!" by Drowning Pool, a remake of SmackDown!'s fifth anniversary instrumental theme song. It was performed by then-lead singer Jason "Gong" Jones and featured on the WWE ThemeAddict: The Music, Vol. 6 album, however, the theme song for the SmackDown brand from sometime during 2006 through October 2008 was "Rise Up 2006" by Drowning Pool, a new version of "Rise Up!" performed by new lead singer Ryan McCombs and featured as a bonus downloadable track on the WWE Wreckless Intent album, this theme song was eventually replaced with the already stated theme song "If You Rock Like Me" when SmackDown switched networks. A new theme, "Let it Roll" by Divide the Day[1], debuted on the 10 Anniversary of SmackDown episode along with a new graphics package.

Friday Night SmackDown! began broadcasting in HD beginning with the January 25 2008 edition of SmackDown!, where a new set started that is shared among all three WWE brands.[17]

Special episodes

Episode Title Date Rating Note
SmackDown! Xtreme February 1 2001 4.0[18]
9/11 Tribute September 13 2001 3.6[18]
Christmas from Baghdad December 25 2003 3.0
Christmas from Baghdad December 23 2004 3.0
SmackDown! Night of Champions December 30 2004 2.9[19]
Eddie Guerrero Tribute Show November 18 2005 3.1[18]
SmackDown! Special November 25 2005 2.9[18]
SmackDown! 400th episode April 20 2007 2.4[20]
WWE Best of 2007 December 28 2007 2.5[21]
Seasonal rankings (based on average total estimated viewers per episode) of SmackDown! on UPN and The CW
Season Timeslot Network Season Rank Viewers
(in millions)
1st Thursday 8/7C UPN 1999-2000 N/A 7.2[22]
2nd Thursday 8/7C UPN 2000-2001 90 7.1[23]
3rd Thursday 8/7C UPN 2001-2002 111 6.5[24]
4th Thursday 8/7C UPN 2002-2003 114 5.4[25]
5th Thursday 8/7C UPN 2003-2004 140 5.1[26]
6th Thursday 8/7C UPN 2004-2005 106 5.1[27]
7th Friday 8/7C UPN 2005-2006 120 4.3[28]
8th Friday 8/7C CW 2006-2007 120 4.5[29]
9th Friday 8/7C CW 2007-2008

On-air personalities

Champions

Championship Current champion(s) Date won Date aired
WWE Championship* Batista February 21, 2010
World Heavyweight Champion

Kane

February 21, 2010
WWE Intercontinental Championship

Kofi Kingston

December 13, 2009
WWE Women's Championship

Layla

February 23, 2010 February 26, 2010

* = Also apart of the Raw brand.

General Managers

General Manager Date Started Date Finished
Stephanie McMahon July 18 2002 October 19 2003
Paul Heyman October 23 2003 March 22 2004
Kurt Angle March 25 2004 July 22 2004
Theodore Long July 29 2004 November 30 2007
Vickie Guerrero November 30, 2007 April 6, 2009
Theodore Long April 7, 2009 present

Commentators

Commentators Year(s)
Michael Cole and Jim Cornette Pilot (April 1999)
Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler August 1999 - February 2001
Michael Cole and Tazz February 2001 - November 2001
Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler November 2001 - March 2002
Michael Cole and Tazz March 2002 - June 2006
Michael Cole and John Bradshaw Layfield June 2006 - December 2007
Michael Cole and Jonathan Coachman January 2008 - April 2008
Michael Cole and Mick Foley April 2008 - June 2008
Jim Ross and Mick Foley June 2008 - August 2008
Jim Ross and Tazz August 2008 - April 2009
Matt Striker and Todd Grisham April 2009 - future

Ring announcers

Ring announcer Year(s)
Tony Chimel April 1999-September 2007
Justin Roberts September 2007-Present

Recurring segments

Segment Segment Type Host Years Active Notes Source
Piper's Pit Interview Roddy Piper 2003 Debuted on SmackDown! during Piper's feud with Hulk Hogan. [30]
$1,000,000 Tough Enough Competition Al Snow 2004 Segments were featured weekly on SmackDown!.
Kurt Angle Invitational Wrestling Challenge Kurt Angle 2004-2005 Format: an invitational to any local wrestler to defeat Kurt Angle in under three minutes for his Olympic Gold Medals. Ended on SmackDown! after Angle was drafted to RAW, continued there until 2005.
Carlito's Cabana Interview Carlito 2005; 2008 -2009 Created by Carlito after WrestleMania 21 to compete with Piper's Pit. The segment ended on SmackDown! after Carlito was drafted to Raw. Resumed after he returned in the '08 Draft. [31]
Peep Show Interview Christian 2005 Created shortly after Christian was drafted to SmackDown!. Ended when Christian's contract expired with WWE. [32]
WWE Diva Search Competition The Miz 2006 Segments were featured weekly on SmackDown!.
Miz TV Interview The Miz 2007 Created after Mizanin's brief absence from SmackDown!, but ended when he was drafted to ECW. [33]
The Masterlock Challenge Submission Challenge Chris Masters 2007 A challenge to any wrestler (local or active superstar on WWE roster) to break the Masterlock. Ended on Raw after it was broken by Bobby Lashley in March 2007, however it re-debuted on SmackDown!, when Masters was drafted in 2007. Ended when Masters was released from WWE.
The Cutting Edge Interview Edge 2007-present Debuted on SmackDown! after Edge moved from Raw. The segment was in absence during Edge's 2007 injury. [34]
V.I.P. Lounge Interview Montel Vontavious Porter 2007-2009 after M.V.P moved from Raw [35]

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