Smackdown Results

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WWE SmackDown is one of the two flagship programming by WWE alongside RAW. Also known as Friday Night SmackDown, the show has been airing live on television since April 29, 1999, as SmackDown!.

Upon its debut, it aired on UPN, and that too on Thursday Nights. It was moved to Friday Nights on the 9th of September in 2005. The event has aired on Fridays for the most part since then. It had once moved to Tuesday in 2016 before once again going back to its current schedule in 2019.

WWE SmackDown History

During the peak of Monday Night Wars between WWE and WCW, the latter had also set up a secondary weekly programming named WCW Thunder which aired on Thursday Nights. This allowed the rival company to let out more content than WWE. In response, McMahon's company decided to create its secondary weekly programming.

On April 29, 1999, WWF SmackDown made its first appearance and officially debuted on UPN on the 26th of August that year. The name for the show was derived from "Layeth the SmackDown", which was a popluar catchphrase of Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson.

After WWE acquired WCW in 2001, its roster size had gotten too big because it had also acquired the majority of WCW's talent. As a result, it decided to split its roster into two halves between RAW and SmackDown. It organized the first-ever draft in 2002. The show was switched to Friday Nights in 2005.

Between 2005 and 2011, SmackDown switched between multiple TV deals and the brand extension was dropped that year. A few months later, SmackDown became the 2nd longest-running weekly episodic television programming only behind Monday Night RAW.

The show returned to Thursday Nights in January 2015. WWE announced the return of brand split in 2016 and the show was subsequently brought to Tuesday Nights and was renamed SmackDown Live! It remained on the Tuesday Nights up until 2019.

In 2019, the show was moved to Fox and shifted back to Friday Nights, where it currently airs.

Broadcasting History

UPNAugust 26, 1999 – September 15, 2006
The CWSeptember 22, 2006 – September 26, 2008
MyNetwork TVOctober 3, 2008 – September 24, 2010
Syfy October 1, 2010 – December 31, 2015
USA NetworkJanuary 7, 2016 – September 24, 2019
FoxOctober 4, 2019 – present

WWE SmackDown Results

WWE SmackDown takes place every Friday Night 8–10 p.m. ET on the Fox Sports. It has been the most viewed pro-wrestling weekly programming for a couple of years now and averages around 2 million viewers per episode. The blue brand features about 3 to 5 matches per episode and is known for the in-ring quality of these matches. The results for each and every epsiode of WWE SmackDown are updated here on Sportskeeda.

WWE SmackDown Roster

WWE Superstars are drafted into Raw, SmackDown, and NXT. You can click here to know about the current roster of Friday Night SmackDown.

WWE SmackDown Current Champions

Every WWE brand has its own set of champions. You can click here to know about the current champions of the programming.


How long is WWE SmackDown

WWE SmackDown lasts about 120 minutes including the commercials.

What is the average viewership of WWE SmackDown?

The viewership of WWE SmackDown floats above the 2 million mark on a general basis.

What was the first WWE SmackDown main event?

The first episode of WWE SmackDown saw Steve Austin and The Rock defeat Triple H and The Undertaker in the main event via DQ. 
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