WWE SmackDown is one of the popular wrestling events that is broadcasted on channels under the patronage of WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) Company. Currently WWE is the largest wrestling entertainment company in the world. Its viewership has crossed the 36 million mark. SmackDown has been broadcasted in countries including Iraq, Canada, Mexico, Italy, Japan, France, Malta, Mexico, Malaysia, Singapore, Romania and New Zealand. WWE is owned by the former wrestler Vince McMahon, with its headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut. WWE has offices in other countries such as Shanghai, Mumbai, Tokyo, London, Los Angeles and New York City. Apart from SmackDown, WWE also holds other famous wrestling events such as WWE Raw, WWE NXT, WWE Main Event and WWE Superstars. WWE hosts wrestling championships like the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, WWE Intercontinental Championship, WWE Tag Team Championship and WWE Divas Championship. WWE SmackDown did a few special episodes in 2006 and 2007 in Iraq as Tribute to the Troops.
Owing to the popularity of this show the name SmackDown was entered in the Webster Dictionary and the meaning of SmackDown is A decisive defeat or The act of bringing down an opponent. This time in SmackDown some real pulsating fighting action will be taking place at a popular venue in the city. SmackDown pre-show is 30 minute long and airs before SmackDown. The main aim behind airing it is to present some inside stories and previews for Friday Night SmackDown. Some of the star wrestlers that regularly appear on this show include Undertaker, Nikki Bella, AJ Lee, Daniel Bryan, Batista, John Cena, Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns. One big name in wrestling that needs no formal introduction is of Hulk Hogan who is also a part of WWE SmackDown. Key people that run SmackDown are Vince McMahon as CEO, Stephanie McMahon as Principal Owner, Vickie Guerrero is the general manager and former WWE Heavy Champion Triple H is the COO.
WWE SmackDown’s live commentary since May 2013 is being done by John Bradshaw Field and Michael Cole. The famous and gorgeous singing diva, Lilian Garcia has been the ring announcer since 2012. In the past there have been some recurring segments in SmackDown such as the Kurt Angle Invitational, Peep Show, WWE Diva Search, Miz TV, The Cutting Edge, VIP Lounge, Piper’s Pit and Khali Kiss Cam. Out of these segments only Miz TV continues to be aired till date.
SmackDown is all set to rock the town. Like always, it will again be featuring some of the top WWE wrestlers such as Undertaker, CM Punk, John Cena, Randy Orton fighting for supremacy. WWE SmackDown tickets are finally on sale now so book yours as they are expected to sell out soon.