WWE or World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. is the largest professional wrestling publicly traded company in the world. Today, its shows are viewed all over the world in 30 different languages. In the United States alone it has 13 million viewers. It promotes its shows under two names; one of them is called WWE SmackDown tickets. It is a sports entertainment program for television. It airs on Friday night on Syfy Network in the United States as WWE Friday Night SmackDown.
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SmackDown started in 1999 and was aired on Thursday nights. But ever since 2005, it has moved to Friday nights. It began airing on UPN television network but later started to air on The CW. It once again moved to MyNetworkTV in 2008, with eventually moving to its present host, Syfy in 2010. WWE SmackDown is usually recorded on Tuesday evening and aired couple of days after on Friday evening. It used to open with Divide the Day’s "Let it Roll", but now it opens with Green Day’s "Know Your Enemy". The show broadcasts in HD.
The current champions of WWE SmackDown are Randy Orton and Wade Barrett. Orton defeated Christian on May 3, 2011, to win World Heavyweight Championship and Barrett defeated Kofi Kingston on March 22, 2011, to win WWE Intercontinental Championship. Kane is the current WWE Tag Team Champion, who had defeated The Corre (Justin Gabriel and Heath Slater) on April 19, 2011.
Some of the Hall of Famers of WWE are: Eddie Guerrero, Antonio Inoki, Drew Carey, Bret Hart, Andre The Giant, Bobby Heenan, Abdullah The Butcher, Hulk Hogan, Jesse Ventura, Gorgeous George, Sensational Sherri, Mr. Fuji, Roddy Piper, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Shawn Michaels, Ric Flair, Sgt. Slaughter, The Million Dollar Man, The Iron Sheik, The Funks, Vince McMahon and many more.
Vince McMahon is also the owner of WWE with Theodore Long, Vickie Guerrero, Kurt Angle, Paul Heyman, and Stephanie McMahon as general managers. The commentators, who make even an ordinary match very interesting, are Booker T, a famous wrestler himself, Michael Cole and Josh Matthews. The ring announcer is Tony Chimel. His predecessor was Justin Roberts, who now announces WWE Raw matches.
It is said that the golden age of wrestling was when the legendary Hulk Hogan used to fight. The pinnacle of this golden age came when Hogan was pitted against Andre The Giant during a rematch of the Wrestlemania III, which was watched by more than 32 million people. This match still retains the record for being the most watched wrestling match in the United States.
So famous has this word SmackDown become that Merriam-Webster Dictionary has inducted it. The word means, "A confrontation between rivals or competitors", "A decisive defeat", "A contest in entertainment wrestling", or "The act of knocking down or bringing down an opponent". With such celebrated history, and entertaining wrestlers, you would not want to miss out on this unique opportunity to see in person your favorite wrestling stars! So buy your cheap WWE SmackDown Tickets now!