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WWE SmackDown is a professional wrestling television program produced by WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment). It first premiered in 1999 and has since become one of the most popular and enduring shows in the world of professional wrestling.
SmackDown features WWE’s top athletes in high-octane matches and storylines that capture the imagination of fans around the globe. From the opening pyrotechnics to the electrifying main events, SmackDown delivers an unforgettable entertainment experience.
The show has a long history of showcasing some of the biggest names in professional wrestling, including The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin, John Cena, and many others. With its unique blend of athleticism, storytelling, and drama, SmackDown has become a cultural phenomenon that has captivated audiences of all ages.
In addition to its weekly television program, SmackDown also hosts live events and pay-per-view shows, such as WrestleMania, SummerSlam, and Royal Rumble, which draw fans from around the world.
Whether you’re a lifelong fan or a newcomer to the world of professional wrestling, WWE SmackDown offers something for everyone. With its thrilling matches, larger-than-life personalities, and incredible fanbase, it’s no wonder that SmackDown has become an iconic staple of modern pop culture.
WWE Smackdown History
WWE SmackDown has a rich history dating back to its premiere on April 29, 1999. Originally created as a sister show to WWE’s flagship program Raw, SmackDown quickly became a fan favorite thanks to its unique blend of athleticism, storytelling, and drama.
The early years of SmackDown featured some of the biggest names in professional wrestling, including The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin, and Triple H. The show also introduced new stars to the WWE Universe, such as Edge, Eddie Guerrero, and Rey Mysterio, who would go on to become legends in their own right.
In 2002, SmackDown became the first WWE program to air on broadcast television when it moved to the UPN network. The move to network television allowed SmackDown to reach a wider audience and helped solidify its place as one of the top shows in professional wrestling.
Over the years, SmackDown has undergone several changes, including a switch to the CW network in 2006, a move to Syfy in 2010, and a return to broadcast television on the FOX network in 2019. Through it all, the show has remained a staple of WWE programming and has continued to captivate fans with its exciting matches and larger-than-life personalities.
In addition to its weekly television program, SmackDown has also produced some of the most iconic moments in WWE history at its live events and pay-per-view shows. From The Rock’s electrifying promos to the unforgettable matches of Eddie Guerrero and Rey Mysterio, SmackDown has left an indelible mark on the world of professional wrestling.
Today, WWE SmackDown continues to be one of the top programs in professional wrestling, featuring some of the most talented athletes and entertaining storylines in the industry. As the show approaches its 25th anniversary, fans around the world can’t wait to see what SmackDown has in store for the future.
How long is WWE SmackDown every week?
WWE SmackDown is a two-hour long program, including commercial breaks.
What was the first WWE SmackDown main event?
The first WWE SmackDown main event took place on April 29, 1999, and featured a match between Triple H and The Rock for the WWE Championship. The match ended in disqualification when Stone Cold Steve Austin interfered and attacked both wrestlers, setting the stage for a rivalry that would become one of the most iconic in WWE history.
How to watch WWE SmackDown
WWE SmackDown can be watched live on the FOX network in the United States on Fridays at 8:00 PM Eastern Time (ET). Additionally, SmackDown can be streamed live on the FOX Sports app or on the WWE Network, which requires a subscription.
Internationally, WWE SmackDown can be watched on various channels, including Sky Sports in the UK, SuperSport in Africa, and Sony Ten in India, among others. Viewers should check their local listings for specific broadcast details.
Fans can also purchase pay-per-view events featuring WWE SmackDown wrestlers and storylines through their cable or satellite providers, as well as on the WWE Network.