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A branch of WWE, WWE SmackDown is a professional wrestling television program. Also called SmackDown Live or just SmackDown, it made its debut on April 29, 1999.

Currently, it is broadcast live on Tuesday nights. However, from October 4 next year, it will move back to Fridays. Previously, it was aired on Thursday nights but moved to Friday on September 9, 2005, before returning to Thursdays on January 15, 2015. Then again in July 2016, it was moved to live broadcast on Tuesday night.

SmackDown began its successful journey in the United States on April 29, 1999 through the UPN television network. But in 2006, it began being aired on The CW after the mergence of UPN and WB. A couple of years later, the company moved the show to MyNetworkTV. In 2010, SmackDown was moved to Syfy and to USA Network on January 7, 2016.

Along with RAW, SmackDown is one of WWE's two main weekly programs.

So far, it has been broadcast from 163 arenas, in 148 cities and towns, in seven countries (the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Iraq in 2003 and 2004 for Tribute to the Troops, Japan in 2005, Italy in 2007, and Mexico in 2011).

Initially, the show was not broadcast live The taped episodes premiered a few hours earlier in Ireland and the United Kingdom and a day earlier in Australia, Canada, Singapore, and Philippines than the United States, due to time differences. Earlier this year in October, SmackDown celebrated its 1000th episode.

History:

The early set for SmackDown was oval-shaped called the Ovaltron to distinguish it from the set of RAW which was rectangle-shaped.

In August 2001, the show celebrated its second anniversary and made it memorable by launching new logo and set. The new set consisted of a fist centered above the entrance, and many glass panes along the sides strongly resembling shattered glass. In the following year, the company underwent the 'brand extension'. Consequently, the WWE was divided into two branches. The two divisions were RAW and the SmackDown. Both the branches were formed to compete against each other.

The brand extension was made public during a telecast of RAW on March 18, 2002, and became official on the April 1, 2002 episode of RAW. The wrestlers used to compete exclusively in the branches they were assigned through a draft lottery. However in 2011, the company announced that the wrestlers were no longer exclusive to their respective brand. The move all but ended the brand extension.

On October 14, 2011, SmackDown became the second-longest-running weekly episodic television series of American television history. The list is led by RAW which surpassed the mark way back in 2005.

On October 10, 2014, SmackDown celebrated its 15th Anniversary. The 15th season premiere opened with a new theme, "Centuries" by Fall Out Boy. To help celebrate the 15th anniversary, Stephanie McMahon came out first, then Laurinaitis and Long, respectively, the latter of which kept one-upping each other for the main event of the night until McMahon decided to keep the 15-man tag team match that Long suggested, on the condition Laurinaitis and Long be the captains of each team like at WrestleMania XXVIII.

In May 2016, the company decided to make SmackDown a live show on Tuesday nights. The company took the decision after the re-implementation of the brand extension which resulted in the split of RAW and SmackDown.

On the July 11, 2016 episode of Raw, Vince McMahon named Shane McMahon the commissioner of SmackDown. In the very following week,  Daniel Bryan was announced as the new SmackDown General Manager. On July 22, 2016, General Manager Daniel Bryan revealed the new SmackDown logo on his official Twitter page. On April 10, 2018, SmackDown Commissioner Shane McMahon announced that Daniel Bryan was back as a full-time WWE wrestler and named Paige the new General Manager.

Network changes:

SmackDown began its highly successful journey in 1999 through the UPN. From 2005, the network aired SmackDown on Friday death slot. UPN received better ratings on Fridays than it did before with its movie night.  In January 2006, UPN renewed SmackDown' for two more years.

On September 22, 2006, Friday Night SmackDown! debuted on The CW. A couple of years later, the show made its debut on MyNetworkTV in the United States. it also featured a new theme-song.  The premiere episode on MyNetworkTV attracted 3.2 million viewers.

SmackDown moved to NBCUniversal in 2010 and made its live premiere on Syfy on October 1, 2010, retaining its Friday night slot. On January 7, 2016, SmackDown moved to Syfy's sister channel, USA Network.  With the move, all top three WWE programs – Raw, SmackDown and Tough Enough – started airing on the same network for the first time.

SmackDown remained on Thursday nights when the show moves from Syfy to USA Network on January 7. The first SmackDown episode on USA Network had 2.75 million viewers. The Thursday night slot was decided to attract more young audience. The move was also taken to have more premium advertising dollars from marketers, who tend to spend more to promote their products, especially film releases, on the night as consumers head into the weekend.

In July 2018, WWE announced that SmackDown would move to Fox beginning October 2019. It is a five-year deal worth a staggerin $205 million-per-year. The deal represents a major increase over USA Network's previous contract for both Raw and SmackDown, which was valued at $150 million. The program will also return to Friday night, with its Fox premiere scheduled for October 4, 2019.

Here are the broadcasting details of SmackDown:

Canada:

From its inaugural season in 1999 till early 2015,  SmackDown aired in Canada matching the United States airtime. Currently, it is broadcasted on Sportsnet 360. When SmackDown moved back Thursday nights, the show was broadcast on Wednesday nights (with the exception of live episodes) in Canada January 14, 2015 to July 13, 2016, due to national NHL coverage being aired on Sportsnet 360 on Thursday nights. But from July 19, 2016,  SmackDown again started airing in Canada simultaneously with the United States, following SmackDown's move to a live Tuesday night broadcast.

Asia-Pacific and Africa:

SmackDown airs live in Australia on Fox8 and Friday nights on 9Go! as a one-hour version.[58][59]

SmackDown airs in Fiji on Sky Pacific and Sky Fiji.

SmackDown airs live in India and exclusive in Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Pakistan on Sony Ten[61][62][63] and Kenya on Kenya Broadcasting Corporation.

SmackDown airs in Malaysia on TV3 and Astro Supersport3,[65] and Malta on Melita Sports 1.

The series airs live in New Zealand on Sky 5 and Sunday nights on Maori Television as a one-hour version.

The series airs in the Philippines on TV5 as a one-hour version.

The series airs live in Singapore on Starhub's HubSports 2, South Africa on SuperSport, and Samoa on SBC.

SmackDown airs in the Middle East and North Africa on OSN,[72] and Israel on Sport 5. It also airs on FM1 (Previously Iran FM-TV) in Iran.

Europe:

The series airs live in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Arena, with replay shows airing on Sky Sports Arena.

The series airs in France on AB1 and in Italy on Sky Sports 2.

SmackDown Live airs in Germany every Thursday at 10:00 pm on ProSieben MAXX.

In Portugal, the full two hours episode airs on SportTV 5 on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm and a one-hour version airs on SportTV+ on Saturday mornings at 11:00 am.

SmackDown Live airs on 2×2 in Russia.

Latin America:

SmackDown airs live on Fox Sports in Mexico and across Central and South America.

Online streaming:

The WWE is also available through live streaming. In 2009, Hulu and WWE signed a deal to air full episodes of SmackDown to be available for viewing the day following its original airing. Three years later,  Hulu signed a multi-year deal with WWE to stream all of the company's TV shows and some of its web series, which includes SmackDown.

Theme Songs:

Song title Written and/or performed by Dates used
Smack Jim Johnston April 29, 1999 – August 9, 2001
The Beautiful People Marilyn Manson August 16, 2001 – May 15, 2003
I Want It All Jim Johnston May 22, 2003 – September 16, 2004
Rise Up (Instrumental) Jim Johnston September 23, 2004 (only used for SmackDown's 5th Anniversary show)
Rise Up Drowning Pool September 30, 2004 – March 17, 2006
Rise Up 2006 Ryan McCombs March 24, 2006 – September 26, 2008
If You Rock Like Me Jim Johnston October 3, 2008 – September 25, 2009
Let It Roll Divide the Day October 2, 2009 – September 24, 2010
Know Your Enemy Green Day October 1, 2010 – October 19, 2012
Born 2 Run 7Lions October 26, 2012 – April 4, 2014
This Life CFO$ April 4, 2014 – January 9, 2015; this song version featuring Dylan Owen was used as the bumper song.
Centuries Fall Out Boy October 10, 2014 (only used for SmackDown's 15th Anniversary show)
Black and Blue CFO$ January 15, 2015 – July 19, 2016
Take a Chance1 CFO$ July 26, 2016 – present
“Victorious” Panic! At The Disco October 16th, 2018 (Only used for Smackdown 1000 Episode)

 

Championships:

SMACKDOWN:

Championship Current champion(s) Reign Date won Days held
WWE Championship Daniel Bryan 4 November 13, 2018 15
WWE United States Championship Shinsuke Nakamura 1 July 15, 2018 136
WWE SmackDown Women's Championship Becky Lynch 2 September 16, 2018 73
WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship The Bar 1 October 16, 2018 43

RAW:

Championship Current champion(s) Reign Date won Days held
WWE Universal Championship Brock Lesnar 2 November 2, 2018 26
WWE Intercontinental Championship Seth Rollins 2 August 19, 2018 101
WWE Raw Women's Championship Ronda Rousey 1 August 19, 2018 101
WWE Raw Tag Team Championship AOP 1 November 5, 2018 23
WWE Cruiserweight Championship Buddy Murphy 1 October 6, 2018 53

NXT:

Championship Current champion(s) Reign Date won Days held
NXT Championship Tommaso Ciampa 1 July 19, 2018 132
NXT North American Championship Ricochet 1 August 18, 2018 102
NXT Women's Championship Shayna Baszler 2 October 28, 2018 31
NXT Tag Team Championship The Undisputed Era 2 June 21, 2018 160

Other winners:

Title Current champion(s) Opponent (s)
Money in the Bank (Men) Braun Strowman Defeated Kevin Owens, Bobby Roode, Finn Bálor, Samoa Joe, Rusev, The Miz and Kofi Kingston to win.
Money in the Bank (Women) Alexa Bliss Defeated Ember Moon, Sasha Banks, Natalya, Lana, Naomi, Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair to win.
Mae Young Classic Toni Storm Defeated Io Shirai at Evolution in the tournament final to win.
Royal Rumble (Men) Shinsuke Nakamura Last eliminated Roman Reigns to win.
Royal Rumble (Women) Asuka Last eliminated Nikki Bella to win.
Mixed Match Challenge The Miz and Asuka Defeated Bobby Roode and Charlotte Flair in the tournament final to win.
Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic The Undisputed Era
Defeated The Authors of Pain (Akam and Rezar) and Pete Dunne & Roderick Strong in a Winner Take All Triple Threat tournament final (with the NXT Tag Team Championship also at stake) to win.
André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal Matt Hardy Last eliminated Baron Corbin to win.
WrestleMania Women's Battle Royal Naomi Last eliminated Bayley to win.
WWE Greatest Royal Rumble Championship Braun Strowman Braun Strowman won by last eliminating Big Cass in the 50-man Royal Rumble.
WWE World Cup Shane McMahon Defeated Dolph Ziggler in the tournament final to win.
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Paige Teases WWE In-Ring Comeback In January 2022

Paige hasn’t wrestled in a long time in the WWE. To be precise, her last match took place in a house show back in December 2017. But she’s making quite the noise to wipe that out from the history books. Going by the recent updates from her, she is definitely underway for an in-ring comeback after that devastating neck injury, following the likes of Daniel Bryan and WWE Hall of Famer Edge.

Paige also promised that she’s not leaving WWE any time soon, but things can always change. In the meantime, she might have a timeline to make that in-ring return, happen. She wants a comeback to the squared circle and henceforth she is sweating it in the gym sessions. This also continues to fuel rumors and speculation on her possible future.

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The youngest WWE Divas Champion in history took to Twitter and simply tweeted one word, January. This led to speculation among Paige’s fanbase that she could possibly be coming back to action at January’s annual PPV tradition in WWE, Royal Rumble, although there’s a long road to travel.

Paige intends to stay with the WWE in future

This post could also be unrelated to pro wrestling then again, it came after a tease of return in late August.

“I’m not done yet. [flexed biceps],” she wrote in that tweet, This phrase was then also changed to her Twitter bio.

Paige said during a recent Twitch stream that, “My contract is up in June of next year. Who knows if they would want to give me a new contract? Who’s to say they would want to? If they did, I’d love to have Twitch as a part of the contract.”

In an update, she also addressed the possibility of leaving WWE and made it very clear that it’s probably not happening. “I’m not leaving WWE, not that I know of [laughs]. Did I get fired? I’m still working for WWE. My contract isn’t up yet. I love the WWE.”

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Paige’s contract is set to expire in June 2022 and a lot of things can happen until then. From WWE’s part, there’s no approach has been sent to the former champion who was forced to retire in 2018, the night after Wrestlemania 34. Only time will tell how things will unfold between the two parties.

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Ex WWE Diva Kelly Kelly Praises Herself In New Set Of Instagram Photos

Kelly Kelly first debuted in the WWE at the age of just 19 and she never thought of working as a part of the ECW. Being the youngest person on the roster at that point, it was pretty tough for her to spend time on the roster especially given how male-dominated the industry used to be back in the days. ECW legend Tommy Dreamer took her under his wing to help her out as she first started with the company.

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Gradually, Kelly Kelly became a universal babyface in the WWE and ECW with her Extreme Expose segments. Many of the fans then considered her to be the most beautiful female superstar of all time to have ever stepped her foot inside the squared circle. The belief is still there even after nine years have passed since her WWE departure.

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One of the main reasons behind the belief is because Kelly Kelly keeps on posting stunning pictures of herself on Instagram on a regular basis. On the latest occasion, she apparently approved the belief of the WWE Universe about her gorgeous looks.

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The diva with real-name, Barbie Blank shared a set of photos in a tiny white top and a pair of blue jeans. The caption of the post was a unique one that stated, “I wanna be like Barbie, The B*tch has everything.” Now her followers can’t agree more enough with the saying, it appears.

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Kelly Kelly always maintained excellent rapport with WWE

As mentioned by her in an appearance on the Chasing Glory Podcast hosted by Lillian Garcia, Kelly Kelly mostly liked the character WWE wanted her to portray on TV. She never got involved in backstage politics and not complained about the angles provided to her. But she did have the intimidating feel while playing the exhibitionist character, at first.

“I remember the first night I had to walk out,” Kelly Kelly stated. “We were doing a bikini contest. It was me, two of the other girls in ECW and the originals like Francine. We were in Philly. People were screaming at me ‘You’re a crack whore.’ This was what ECW was about, this is what it was. I remember Paul Heyman and Dreamer were trying to warn me by saying ‘Look, try and block the crowd out and just do your thing.’ They were booing me and saying ‘You suck.’ And I was like I hadn’t done anything. I’m just in a bikini.” (quotes courtesy Wrestling INC)

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WWE’s Natalya And Jenni Neidhart Drop Hot Spice Latte Making Video

Natalya And Jenni Neidhart have become famous for the past several months by dropping one-after-another hot videos on their YouTube channel. They have their pendant dance moves, show-off skills of their female assets while teasing their fanbase which is bound to garner more views on the social media platform. Now they are back with one more such episode on the channel known as The Neidharts.

As seen in the latest video, it was titled Mama Neidhart’s Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe. Natalya And Jenni Neidhart obviously had a ton of funs while appearing on the episode as they offered the recipe of making Pumpkin Spice Latte for their fanbase. WWE producer, Nattie’s husband TJ Wilson aka Tyson Kidd was also present on the video while tasting the drinks.

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Natalya And Jenni Neidhart did their usual show-off, five-pound dance, chops to the breasts, and even at the butts to continue teasing the fans, throughout the episode.

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Natalya And Jenni Neidhart plugged in their latest video

The latter also promoted the episode with a post on Instagram having the following caption, “We had a whipped cream war before this video was taken! 😶🌫️ @natbynature That’s what it takes for a Neidhart to make a Pumpkin Spice Latte! 😜🎃🍁☕️ New @youtube EP is up! Link is in my bio!”

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Natalya commented the post saying, “You threw whipped cream on me first! I love how much tj helped us make these lattes [smiling emojis].” WWE Star Sasha Banks dropped some fire emojis on the commentbox of the post.

Also, Natalya And Jenni Neidhart plugged in the fact that they have brought back the leopard-printed dress for this video episode. The cleavage-revealing numbers were perfect for their latest YouTube outing which ended with the duo draped in creams all over their faces and some of their private parts. Their mother was also laughing out at their antics by the end of the episode.

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That being said, the anticipation begins for Natalya And Jenni Neidhart fans as they wait to see these two come up with another spicy episode for them in the near future. In the meantime, Nattie is back in action on WWE TV following an ankle injury who also competed in the latest episode of Monday Night Raw. Rhea Ripley defeated her in a singles contest from the show hosted by the TD Garden in Boston.

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Video: Becky Lynch Confronts WWE Fan Calling Her A Pu**y

Becky Lynch has been one of the top attractions of WWE Super Shows since her return at WWE Summerslam 2021. In a recent live event, the reigning WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion defeated Bianca Belair at the Times Union Center in Albany, New York to retain her title. WWE also promoted the show on their social media accounts by posting several pictures of The Man.

However, the event got attention for a different reason. Several videos have surfaced of Becky Lynch mocking and trolling the fans during the house show to solidify her heel character on TV. Once her title defense was over, a video showed that a fan was calling her “a pus*y” as she was leaving through the ramp.

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In response, Becky Lynch confronted the fan and talked trash while holding up her title above her head in her trademark style. It was also noticed that the side-plates portion of the Women’s Title from the blue brand was covered with black tapes for some unknown reason. Being a non-televised show, WWE could have used that belt during that Albany event.

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Becky Lynch retained against Belair at Albany event

As seen on the show, Becky Lynch played a villain’s role to the crowd in Albany throughout the match. Belair dominated most of the match until she had to digest a loss with a roll-up. The crowd was mostly behind a babyface Belair which was a good thing. At present, these two superstars are slated to compete in a title match at Extreme Rules 2021. They signed a contract this past Friday on SmackDown to make the match official.

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You can check out the full results from the Albany Super Show as given below,

Shinsuke Nakamura & Rick Boogs defeated Apollo Crews & Commander Azeez

* Big E defeated Seth Rollins

* Charlotte Flair (c) vs. Alexa Bliss ended in a double count-out (WWE Raw Women’s Championship Match)

* Damian Priest (c) defeated Sheamus (WWE United States Championship Match)

* Drew McIntyre defeated Jinder Mahal (Street Fight Match)

* Riddle & Randy Orton (c) defeated AJ Styles & Omos (WWE Raw Tag Team Championships Match)

* Becky Lynch (c) defeated Bianca Belair (WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship Match)

* Roman Reigns & The Usos (Jimmy & Jey Uso) defeated Finn Balor & The Street Profits (Montez Ford & Angelo Dawkins)

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WWE Draft 2021 Confirmed To Return In October

WWE Draft 2021 has now been confirmed to take place next month. After a number of speculations and rumors around the date of the event, WWE has finally come up with an official announcement during this week’s episode of Monday Night Raw around the process that will switch things up for the superstars.

A promo aired during the RAW episode from the TD Garden in Boston that officially announced the beginning of the WWE Draft 2021 for the October 1 SmackDown on FOX. It will then be wrapped with the October 4 RAW episode on the USA Network.

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The October 1 SmackDown was originally scheduled to take place at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, but due to Hurricane Ida, the show was moved to the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, Maryland. The October 4 episode of RAW is now scheduled to take place at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.

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WWE Draft 2021 date was changed in recent times

The October 4 RAW episode, which is the second night of WWE Draft 2021 was also supposed to be the RAW 30th season premiere. But WWE hasn’t confirmed about it, as of this writing. Per the previous reports, the draft season will also begin the King of the Ring and Queen of the Ring tournaments for the WWE male and female superstars. There’s also no official update on the same.

Andrew Zarian of Mat Men wrestling podcast reports that Big E winning the WWE title was initially planned for the original WWE Draft 2021 date of RAW. But then it was preponed to this week as WWE wanted to offer something special to their viewers against Monday Night Football. This was also a last-minute decision to increase RAW ratings since AEW Dynamite beat WWE RAW in the 18-49 demo ratings by a very small margin, last week.

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Big E was also rumored to be switched to Raw in WWE Draft 2021. However, with the WWE Title win, he is already a part of the red brand as The New Day has reunited on the same brand once again. Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods celebrated with him for the title win as Raw went off the air. The group has been apart since the 2020 WWE Draft.

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Possible Reason Behind Big E Becoming New WWE Champion

As seen in the main event of this week’s RAW, Big E successfully cashed-in his Money in The Bank 2021 contract on Bobby Lashley to become the new WWE Champion. Since E is a Smackdown superstar, it was a surprising decision to see the cash-in happening on Raw, especially given the fact that he was rumored to be drafted on the red brand in the upcoming edition of Raw. WWE reportedly changed plans for the cash-in happening, as per the reports following this week’s Raw.

Some fans believe that the title win was indeed a last-minute decision to increase RAW ratings since AEW Dynamite beat WWE RAW in the 18-49 demo ratings by a very small margin, last week.

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To keep things interesting on Raw in Boston, Big E captured the WWE Title from Bobby Lashley right after Lashley retained his title over RAW Tag Team Champion Randy Orton in the original main event of the night.

In an update, Andrew Zarian of Mat Men reports that the WWE Title change was initially slated to happen for the original WWE Draft date for RAW but then it was preponed for this week. This was the reason that Lashley vs. Orton was also pulled off Extreme Rules 2021, earlier this week.

Big E is back on WWE Raw brand

WWE confirmed on this week’s RAW that the 2021 WWE Draft will begin with the October 1 SmackDown from the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, and will then end with the October 4 RAW from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

That being said, Big E will now be joining the Raw brand meaning that The New Day has reunited on the same brand. Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods celebrated with E to send Raw off the air. The group has disbanded since the 2020 WWE Draft who only made special appearances together since then.

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In more news to the title switch, Big E’s title win was also a move to retain WWE’s viewership against Monday Night Football. WWE came up with the teasing as the superstar announced on Twitter that he plans on cashing-in his MITB contract on the show from Boston.

“Let’s let that cat out of the bag…I intend on cashing in my Money in the Bank contract tonight and cashing in to become WWE Champion.”

Then Big E continued hyping up the cash-in throughout the night in order to keep the anticipation high around the show.

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WWE Releases “Never Before Seen” Photos Of Carmella

Carmella has been portraying the shtick of being the “most beautiful woman in the WWE” for the past few months. With a refurbished look and all, she keeps on glamming up our television set with each of her appearances on Smackdown. She likes to wear skimpy outfits to channelize this ongoing gimmick of her to give a soothing visual treatment to the fans.

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Her social media platforms are also flooded with stunning pictures, all the time as this keeps on increasing her followers. Now, WWE has also joined in promoting Carmella as they have released some unseen pictures of the former Smackdown Women’s Champion. Some of the most stunning pictures from the gallery have been given throughout this article while you can check out all the pictures by clicking here.

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As reported earlier, a match was pulled from this past week’s episode of SmackDown due to time constraints. It was reported that the match was to feature Liv Morgan and a partner vs. Carmella and Zelina Vega. In an update, Morgan’s partner was scheduled to be Toni Storm, as per the revelations by John Pollock. There is still no word on if the match will happen at a later date.

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Carmella missed title match opportunities on Smackdown

Carmella and Liv Morgan are involved in a feud which was further dragged on Twitter while they have also appeared on Talking Smack. Mella also dropped the photo of her stunning pink gear that she never had the opportunity to show off at the historic Madison Square Garden. Perhaps, she will get the chance to do so on the very next edition of Smackdown.

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Back at Summerslam 2021, WWE introduced the SmackDown Women’s Championship match along with a video package for the set Belair vs Banks lineup. The then SmackDown Women’s Champion entered Allegiant Stadium but suddenly, Greg Hamilton announced that Sasha was unable to wrestle. Then he revealed that Belair’s opponent will instead be Carmella.

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Fans didn’t like the decision and booed her out of the building. Carmella didn’t get the chance to wrestle as Becky Lynch made her return and took her out of the equation, just a few seconds later. Mella then also lost a contender’s match on Smackdown to be taken out of the title picture.

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WWE Star Nikki Bella Shows Off Her Gown From Emmy 2021 Appearance

When it comes to red carpet appearances, Nikki Bella is no stranger to it. She is one of the leading mainstream attention seekers from the WWE Universe who also has huge popularity all around social media. She almost hit 10 million followers on Instagram and on the verge of reaching the milestone, she gifted her fans with a sultry dance number.

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Her fiancée Artem Chigvintsev obviously choreographed the whole concept and he was also invited to the Emmys, this year. As per Nikki Bella’s Instagram account, Artem was nominated for the best choreography category as she joined her beau on the red carpet. That being said, she snatched all the attention sizzling in a long backless dress.

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As seen on Instagram, Nikki Bella threw a glimpse of her dress with the below caption where she felt proud of Artem for getting nominated in the Emmys,

“So proud of my Love @theartemc !!! He didn’t win but goodness forever and always he will be an Emmy nominated choreographer, what a dream!! So well deserved! I felt so special being his date tonight and watching my Love sparkle!! Goodness he’s so talented! Love you Click!!!”

Nikki Bella and Artem Chigvintsev welcomed their baby boy Matteo, last summer. They have been dating since late 2018 as they now plan on getting married, later this year. Although nothing is confirmed, it was revealed on Total Bellas that they perhaps want to get down with the ceremony during the 2021 Thanksgiving weekend.

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Nikki Bella criticized WWE’s Summerslam booking of Bianca Belair

Nikki Bella was in attendance at WWE’s Summerslam event on August 21st although she couldn’t be present in the actual event for some undisclosed reasons. Bianca Belair was scheduled to defend the Smackdown Women’s Championship against Sasha Banks on that night but then she got squashed by a returning Becky Lynch to lose her belt.

While speaking during the SummerSlam afterparty, Nikki Bella criticized Belair’s weak booking on that night,

“You have someone like Bianca who is such an incredible talent, and you can’t help but get frustrated when you see moments like that for a championship that meant so much and was lost within seconds. So I have to admit for this SummerSlam, there truly wasn’t anything that was my favorite.”

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Ex WWE Star Chelsea Green Shares Sexy Yet Kick-Ass Photoshoot Pictures

Chelsea Green was released from WWE before she could make her debut on the mainstay debut, properly. An injury-plagued journey is to blame for her unsuccessful WWE career where she couldn’t live up to the expectations. A lot of fans expected her to go to Impact Wrestling, afterward given that she did have a bond with them before joining the WWE.

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The two sides were already said to be in the talks following Chelsea Green’s immediate WWE release, creating an interesting situation. Then she was done with her mandatory 90-day non-compete clause with WWE and it didn’t take long for her to arrive at Impact. She is also set to make appearances at ROH, starting with the Best In The World pay-per-view.

Ex WWE Star Chelsea Green Dresses Up Like A Bride In Latest Instagram Photos

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At this point where Chelsea Green is all over the independent scene, hoping for a bright future. That being said, she has turned out to be a kickass figure who obviously has her sexy side. Apparently, she was trying to channelize those dual vibes via her latest photoshoot. The caption for the photo said it all, “we can be sexy and kickass, repeat after me.”

Veterans like Mickie James as well as some indie names responded to her photo mentioning the hotness quotient of the photos.

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Chelsea Green having a blast following WWE release

Chelsea Green already competed in an ROH tournament to determine a new Women of Honor Champion at September’s Death Before Dishonor. She made her big surprise debut as the final competitor in the WOH tournament. Plus, she planned to work the NWA Empowerrr event as well with or without her wrist cast that was donned following her wrist injury.

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According to a new report from Fightful Select, Chelsea Green is talking to more than just Impact Wrestling, ROH, and the NWA. She also has a desire to work in Mexico for AAA, but the ongoing pandemic situation didn’t allow it to happen,

“She’s also spoken with AAA about working there, but the resurgence in the pandemic seems to have slowed things down.”

To date, Chelsea Green has not signed a bound contract with any company as she’s been only working on pre-date agreements thus far. No AEW talks have been heard about her, as of this writing.

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CM Punk Answers If WWE Veteran AJ Lee Will Be Back In Wrestling

AJ Lee hasn’t been seen much in public since she announced retirement from WWE in-ring competition. Now her husband, CM Punk is back in professional wrestling as he joined Tony Khan’s All Elite Wrestling, last month, creating a lot of buzz among the fans. This left the fans also wondering whether this could mark an end to the hiatus that AJ has been in over the past few years. Apparently, that may not be happening.

The 34-year-old AJ Lee has been away from WWE since retiring in 2015 who also noted in her memoir that she decided to step back from competition due to permanent damage to her cervical spine and owing to the fact that she had fulfilled her goals in professional wrestling. She also mentioned how she got caught in the middle of the issues between Punk and WWE in 2014 since the latter made his exit from the company.

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Now, Punk recently spoke with Joseph Staszewski of The New York Post to promote his returning match against Darby Allin at AEW All Out pay-per-view. As noted, his return to the business led to speculation on AJ Lee possibly joining him in the AEW promotion. He was asked about the rumors, and whether AJ herself is interested to make a comeback.

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AJ Lee has a problem with her neck

The former Straight Edge Leader offered a negative response while mentioning that the neck injury would never allow AJ Lee to come back to professional wrestling,

“I just want to say, no,” Punk said. “Just because [of] her neck. The reason she stopped wrestling is because of her neck. She’s got a bad neck, you know. I wouldn’t want her to jeopardize [her] health and neither would she, so we’ll put an end to that rumor right now.”

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AJ Lee has not wrestled since March 30, 2015, RAW, where she teamed with Naomi and Paige for a six-woman tag team win over WWE Hall of Famers The Bella Twins and current WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion Natalya. This was the night after Wrestlemania 31 where she and Paige also defeated The Bellas in a tag team match.

AJ Lee then left WWE as a three-time Divas Champion and a three-time Slammy Award winner. She also held the FCW Divas Title once while being in developmental who was also the Queen of FCW on one occasion. Since then she has focused on writing projects like her own memoir and advocacy work.