WWE Superstars Confirmed For SmackDown Live 1000


SmackDown Live, the 'B' brand in WWE programming will celebrate its 1000th episode on 16th October, 2018, at the Capital One Arena in Washington, which will see a host of big names return to the blue brand.

WWE have been hyping up the event, which will see a host of top current SmackDown Live Superstars, as well as stars of yesteryear.

SmackDown Live aired its first show on April 29, 1999, and it has been quite a roller coaster ride for the show. Following the Superstar Shake-Up earlier this year, many believed that SmackDown Live got the better end of the stick as they now possess some great talents like AJ Styles, Daniel Bryan, The Miz, Samoa Joe, Jeff Hardy and more.

WWE have teased several matches for the historic episode, and have also confirmed that these Superstars will be at the event on October 16th.

Daniel Bryan vs Kurt Angle, WWE Champion AJ Styles vs Rey Mysterio, Charlotte Flair vs Michelle McCool, Sheamus and Cesaro vs APA and Samoa Joe vs Batista.

#1 The Undertaker

The Undertaker
The Undertaker

It was confirmed by WWE earlier this week that The Undertaker will return to the blue brand for SmackDown 1000, like he did for the 900th epsiode of SmackDown, some two years ago when he was part of the Cutting Edge segment, along with Team SmackDown.

The Undertaker is a part-time wrestler, but did return for the Super Show-Down event in Melbourne, Australia, as he faced Triple H, but lost the match. Following the match, Kane and Undertaker attacked Triple H and Shawn Michaels, possibly setting up a match for the Crown Jewel event.

With Triple H most likely to be at the show, could The Undertaker maybe have a segment with The Game and confirm the match at Crown Jewel?

#2 Kane

Kane with Shawn Michaels
Kane with Shawn Michaels

Not many expected Kane to return to the WWE, after he became the mayor of Knox County. But, The Big Red Machine was part of WWE's roster for the Super Show-Down event, and it is likely, as was mentioned in the previous slide, that he will hype and confirm the match between the team of Undertaker and Kane against Shawn Michaels and Triple H.

Kane made an appearance on SmackDown Live earlier this year, when he partnered with Daniel Bryan to reform Team Hell No for their match against The Bludgeon Brothers at Extreme Rules.

Kane is second on the list of WWE Superstars with most matches in SmackDown Live history, with 301 matches.

#3 Torrie Wilson

Torrie Wilson
Torrie Wilson

Torrie Wilson made her WWE debut on SmackDown Live in 2001, and went on to have a good run on the blue brand, and even got a shot at the WWE Women's Championship against Molly Holly.

Her last match in the WWE was also on SmackDown, against Victoria, in 2008.

She returned to the ring earlier this year at the Women's Royal Rumble, and also made an appearance at RAW's 25th anniversary show.

#4 Edge


WWE confirmed this week that Edge will return to SmackDown Live, and will host The Cutting Edge on SmackDown Live 1000.

The Cutting Edge, his talk show of sorts, has been a part of the blue brand quite a few times since Edge's retirement, including two years ago prior to Survivor Series, where the Undertaker made an appearance.

#5 Vickie Guerrero

Vickie Guerrero
Vickie Guerrero

Former SmackDown Live General Manager, Vickie Guerrero, will also be a part of the festivities on October 16th.

She was the GM of the blue brand for three years between 2008 and 2011, and was a much-hated figure!

Vickie returned to SmackDown two years ago, and said that she wanted to become SD GM. She was part of the Women's Royal Rumble earlier this year, but was eliminated in no time.

#6 Michelle McCool

Michelle McCool
Michelle McCool

Michelle McCool was a constant on SmackDown for the entirety of her WWE run, since debuting on the show in 2004. She won the Divas Championship twice as well as the Women's Championship twice during her spell on SmackDown Live.

She left the WWE in 2011 after losing a 'loser leaves WWE' match against Layla. McCool was part of the RAW 25 show earlier this year, as well as the Women's Royal Rumble, where she got the most eliminations at 5!

#7 Rey Mysterio

A real dream match
A real dream match

WWE announced earlier this week that Rey Mysterio has signed with the company full-time, and will make his first appearance on SmackDown Live 1000.

Mysterio had been in negotiations with the company for quite some time, and even made appearances at the Royal Rumble earlier this year, as well as the Greatest Royal Rumble in Saudi Arabia.

WWE teased a match between Mysterio and Styles for next week's show, but it hasn't been confirmed yet. Mysterio returns to the WWE after leaving in 2015, and has wrestled on the indie scene since.

#8 Evolution


The biggest news of the show is the return of Evolution - one of the dominant factions of recent times comprising of Triple H, Ric Flair, Randy Orton and Batista.

The faction which broke up in 2005, reunited twice - once in 2007 and another time in 2014.

Their appearance at the SmackDown Live 1000 show will be the first time that the four members will all be on SmackDown at the same time. This also marks the return of Batista to the WWE who left the company in 2014.

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Edited by Riju Dasgupta
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