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WWE SmackDown! is a professional wrestling show that airs in the USA on UPN and in Canada on The Score Network. It is produced by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). The SmackDown! stars will typically perform four shows in a week. WWE generally tapes its Tuesday evening show for UPN to air on Thursday evening of the same week. However, once or twice a year, the show may be broadcast live. SmackDown! will move to Friday nights starting in the Fall 2005 season. [1] WWE SmackDown! logo 2001 - Present Source: Steves World of Wrestling, specifically newsmackdown. ... // Professional wrestling is a form of performance art where the participants engage in simulated sporting matches. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... The official logo for UPN. UPN (which originally stood for the United Paramount Network) is a television network in the United States, owned by Viacom Inc. ... The Score logo and ticker The Score, launched in 1997, is a sports news television channel in Canada. ... // World Wrestling Entertainment, or WWE, is a professional wrestling promotion, currently the largest in North America. ... The term Friday night death slot refers to the belief that television shows broadcast on Friday nights have a better-than-average chance of being cancelled. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ...


The current theme song of SmackDown! is "Rise Up" by Drowning Pool. Drowning Pool is a hard rock/nu metal band from Dallas, Texas that rose to prominence while playing along with Ozzy Osbourne during Ozzfest. ...

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Show history

Pre-brand extension

WWF SmackDown! (as it was originally known) was set up to compete against WCW's Thursday night show, Thunder. In the spirit of the WWF's Attitude Era, the show was originally planned to be two hours of WWF Divas in primetime TV. However, this did not work out, and instead SmackDown! became a complementary show to RAW. WCW logo from 1999-2001. ... WCW Thunder was a professional wrestling show produced by World Championship Wrestling which aired on TBS from 1998 until March 21, 2001. ... // World Wrestling Entertainment, or WWE, is a professional wrestling promotion, currently the largest in North America. ... WWE diva Trish Stratus In professional wrestling, a diva is a recent term used by World Wrestling Entertainment for a beautiful woman employed primarily as eye candy, but sometimes as a wrestler as well. ... WWE RAW is the Monday night professional wrestling show for World Wrestling Entertainment. ...


SmackDown! first appeared in May 1999 using the Raw is War set, however at the time it was considered a "one off." However as 1999 continued, the WWF found itself experiencing a meteoric rise as new wrestling fans tuned in week after week to catch Raw is War. In August 1999 SmackDown! debuted on UPN. Like WCW Thunder, SmackDown! was recorded on Tuesdays and then broadcast on Thursdays. So popular was the new WWF show that WCW pulled Thunder forward to Wednesdays in the hope of holding on to fans rather than lose them to the WWF. SmackDown!, like Thunder, made heavy use of the color blue, earning it the nickname "The Blue Show" amongst wrestling fans. This article is about the month of May. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Note: as an adjective (stressed on the second syllable instead of the first), august means honorable. ...


The original SmackDown! theme was not performed by a band, unlike Raw is War; instead, the WWF created a fast-paced theme that was a mixture of techno and rock. The first SmackDown! set was also unique as it featured an oval-shaped Titantron, entrance and stage which made it stand out from other wrestling sets which had traditionally used rectangular Titantrons and so on. An added feature to the original set was the ability for the Titantron to be moved to either the left or right of the stage. Throughout the show's early existence, top WWF superstar The Rock routinely called SmackDown! his show, in reference to the fact that the name was derived from one of his catchphrases "Layeth the smack down." In August 2001, as part of celebrating SmackDown!'s 2nd anniversary, the show received its current logo and set, and a new theme tune performed by Marilyn Manson (which was also used by RAW several years earlier). The theme music of a radio or television program is a melody closely associated with the show, and usually played during the title sequence and/or end credits. ... Techno- is a prefix relating to technology. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... A Jumbotron is a huge LED display device, used for outdoor television or video displays. ... Dwayne Douglas Johnson is an actor and former professional wrestler known as The Rock. ... A catch phrase is a phrase or expression that is popularized, usually through repeated use, by a real person or fictional character. ... 2001 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December Deaths: August 25 - Aaliyah Films: August 10 - Osmosis Jones played by Chris Rock, starring Bill Murray August 24 - Bubble Boy Categories: 2001 by month ... A logotype, commonly known as a logo, is the graphic element of a trademark or brand, which is set in a special typeface/font, or arranged in a particular, but legible, way. ... Marilyn Manson, Circa Holywood Marilyn Manson is an American band based in Hollywood, California that can be described as shock rock, neo-glam rock, and arguably industrial metal. The lead singer of the band, Brian Warner, also performs under the name Marilyn Manson. ...


The September 11, 2001 event was cancelled due to the terrorist attacks. On September 13, 2001, SmackDown! was broadcast live as the first major and televised event since the attacks as thousands were in attendance. The ring ropes are usually blue for the SmackDown! shows but were red, white and blue for this night; these colors were commonly used during the 1980s. The remained that way, with an American-Flag on the mini-tron, for two weeks. September 11 is the 254th day of the year (255th in leap years). ... 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The World Trade Center on fire The September 11, 2001 attacks were a series of coordinated terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. ... September 13 is the 256th day of the year (257th in leap years). ... // Events and trends The 1980s marked an abrupt shift towards more conservative lifestyles after the momentous cultural revolutions which took place in the 1960s and 1970s and the definition of the AIDS virus in 1981. ...


Brand extension

In early to mid-2002, the WWE underwent something they called the “Brand Extension”. This meant that the two WWE television shows (RAW and SmackDown!) would become competition for each other. This came about after WWE purchased their two biggest competitors, WCW and ECW. The brand extension was publically announced during a telecast of WWF RAW on March 25, 2002, and became official the next day. 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... WWE RAW is the Monday night professional wrestling show for World Wrestling Entertainment. ... WCW logo from 1999-2001. ... ECW logo from 1994-2001. ... March 25 is the 84th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (85th in leap years). ... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Brand Extension would bring about a change like nothing the WWE had seen before. Wrestlers would become “show-exclusive”, wrestling for their specific show only. At the time this excluded the champions as originally, the WWE titles would be defended on both shows. However, later in 2002, Brock Lesnar, then the WWE Champion, refused to defend the title on RAW, causing the title to become SmackDown!-exclusive. Following that, both shows then got their own exclusive championships. Brock Lesnar. ... Spoiler warning: John Cena after winning the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 21 The World Wrestling Entertainment Championship or WWE Championship or WWE Heavyweight Championship, is one of the two top prizes in WWE. It was exclusive to the Smackdown! brand from August 26, 2002 through June 6, 2005, while the...


In January, 2005, The Oakland Tribune reported that Leslie Moonves, co-President and co-Chief Operating Officer of UPN's parent company, Viacom, announced that SmackDown! will not be renewed on UPN after Viacom's contract with the WWE expires in 2006. This article was later revealed to be in error; Moonves was in fact saying that SmackDown! may not be renewed, as opposed to will not be renewed [2]. January is the first month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ... The Oakland Tribune is a daily newspaper published in Oakland, California by the ANG Newspapers, a subsidiary of MediaNews Group. ... Leslie (Les) Moonves is President and CEO of CBS Television, part of the Viacom Group, since 1998. ... Viacom (short for Video & Audio Communications) [pronunciation: pre-Redstone/pre-1987: vee-a-com; post-Redstone acquisition: vi-a-com] (NYSE: VIA), (NYSE: VIAB) is an international media conglomerate. ... 2006 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The SmackDown! brand has a sister show, Velocity, broadcasting Saturday nights from 11:00 PM-12:00 AM Eastern Standard Time on Spike TV. It consists of low-card matches and recaps of last Thursday's SmackDown!. If SmackDown! is cancelled on UPN at the end of the 2005-2006 season, it is unknown if or how this would affect Velocity; Spike TV is also owned by Viacom. The WWE Logo for Velocity WWE Velocity, also known as simply Velocity, is the Saturday night professional wrestling television program for World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Spike TV is a cable network that began as The Nashville Network (TNN), founded by Gaylord Entertainment Company and Group W Satellite Communications in March 1983. ...


On March 10, 2005, Viacom announced that they would not seek to extend their deal to air WWE programming on Spike TV, most notably RAW, when it expires in September 2005. [3] This presumably covers Velocity, which also airs on Spike TV, however SmackDown! will continue to air on UPN at least until the contract to air that show expires in 2006. It is possible that WWE's "lame duck" status with Viacom on Spike TV is what prompted its moving SmackDown to the Friday night death slot for the Fall 2005 season. Sources within WWE were reportedly caught unaware by the move. [4] [5] March 10 is the 69th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (70th in Leap years). ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ... Ongoing events • 2005 Kuomintang visits to Mainland • Bill C-38 (Canada gay marriage) • German Visa Affair 2005 • Expo 2005 in Aichi, Japan • Fuel prices • Election of OAS Secretary General • Stanislav Gross scandal in Czech republic Upcoming events Deaths in May May 3: Jagjit Singh Aurora May 3: Don Canham May... 2006 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A lame duck is an elected official currently in office whose replacement has been chosen, but not yet formally sworn in. ... The term Friday night death slot refers to the belief that television shows broadcast on Friday nights have a better-than-average chance of being cancelled. ...


SmackDown! vs. RAW

At its inception, SmackDown! did not affect Raw's popularity as measured by television ratings, and fans welcomed the new show, quickly making it the highest-rated show on UPN. During the early history of SmackDown!, both shows featured the same talent, and despite the red/blue image dichotomy, promoted the same angles and pay-per-views. The largest difference between the two shows, Raw's being aired live and SmackDown!'s delayed airing, gave them slightly different flavors. Announcers touted Raw's airing live as an environment where "anything could happen," whereas WWE's ability to edit SD! in post-production led to a more polished product. The official logo for UPN. UPN (which originally stood for the United Paramount Network) is a television network in the United States, owned by Viacom Inc. ... In professional wrestling, an angle is a fictional storyline. ...


Since the Brand Extension, there has been much speculation as to which show was and would be the "dominant" brand. Originally, the two brands were united by a common WWE Undisputed Champion, who would appear on both shows. However, the September 2002 decision to make then-Champion Brock Lesnar exclusive to the SmackDown! brand necessitated the creation of another top-level championship for Raw, the World Heavyweight Championship. Since this title was not won in a match or tournament but simply awarded to Triple H, some fans considered this title to be less important, and that SmackDown! was therefore the dominant show. The placement of the WWE Championship match (Lesnar vs. Kurt Angle) at the top of the card at Wrestlemania XIX over the World Heavyweight Championship match (Triple H vs. Booker T) was more evidence for this. The World Heavyweight Championship match also received considerably less storyline buildup. The WWE Undisputed Championship was the name of the top championship of the World Wrestling Entertainment, a unification of the WWE Championship and the WCW Championship from December 9, 2001 until September 3, 2002. ... September is the ninth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of four Gregorian months with the length of 30 days. ... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Brock Lesnar. ... The World Heavyweight Championship The World Heavyweight Championship, informally known as The Big Gold Belt, is one of the top-level championships in World Wrestling Entertainment, exclusive to the SmackDown! brand. ... Paul Michael Levesque (born July 27, 1969 in Nashua, New Hampshire) is an American professional wrestler, best known as Hunter Hearst Helmsley or Triple H. He is a 5-time WWE Champion and a 11-time World Heavyweight Champion of WWE RAW. // Career Triple H was taught to wrestle by... Kurt Angle Kurt Steven Angle is a 1996 Olympic gold medalist in freestyle wrestling and now a professional wrestler performing for World Wrestling Entertainment on its RAW brand. ... WrestleMania XIX was the nineteenth edition of WrestleMania. ... Robert Booker Tio Huffman (born March 1, 1965 in Houston, Texas), better known by his stage name of Booker T, is an American professional wrestler currently performing for World Wrestling Entertainment on its SmackDown! brand. ...


Since 2004, however, evidence has pointed toward Raw becoming the dominant brand. Chris Benoit, the 2004 Royal Rumble winner, switched brands from SmackDown! to Raw to challenge the World Heavyweight Champion at WrestleMania XX, making that championship seem more important than SmackDown's championship. The Raw main event has also top placement at the past two WrestleManias. Some point to Triple H's presence on the Raw brand to the shift in emphasis between the two shows since his real-life 2003 wedding to Stephanie McMahon, daughter of company Chairman Vince McMahon. However, in investor conference calls, CEO Linda McMahon has frequently stated the company's confidence in both brands and the brand extension itself. 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Christopher Michael (Chris) Benoît (born May 21, 1967 in Montréal, Québec), is a Canadian professional wrestler currently wrestling for World Wrestling Entertainment on its SmackDown! brand. ... The Royal Rumble is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view event, produced by World Wrestling Entertainment. ... WrestleMania XX was the twentieth WWE WrestleMania event, which took place on Sunday, March 14, 2004 in New York, New York at the world-famous Madison Square Garden. ... Official WrestleMania logo WrestleMania is the name given to the annual flagship pay-per-view event of World Wrestling Entertainment, idely regarded as the grandest event in professional wrestling. ... Paul Michael Levesque (born July 27, 1969 in Nashua, New Hampshire) is an American professional wrestler, best known as Hunter Hearst Helmsley or Triple H. He is a 5-time WWE Champion and a 11-time World Heavyweight Champion of WWE RAW. // Career Triple H was taught to wrestle by... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Stephanie Marie McMahon-Levesque (born September 24, 1976 in Hartford, Connecticut) is the daughter of World Wrestling Entertainment Chairman Vince McMahon. ... Vince McMahon Vincent Kennedy McMahon (born August 24, 1945 in Pinehurst, North Carolina), is an American professional wrestling promoter. ... Linda Edwards-McMahon Linda Edwards-McMahon (born October 4, 1948 in New Bern, North Carolina) is an American businesswomen. ...


While fans continue to speculate about supposed "favoritism" to Raw or SmackDown! by the company, citing examples such as those above as well as lopsided wrestler rosters and more or less interesting storylines, neither Vince McMahon nor any other members of WWE management has ever publicly expressed a preference for one brand or the other.


Current championships

Championship Notes: Current Champion(s)
World Heavyweight Champion 1 Batista
WWE Tag-Team Champions 2 MNM (Johnny Nitro (John Hennigan) and Joey Mercury (Adam Birch))
WWE Cruiserweight Champion 3 Paul London
WWE United States Champion 4 Orlando Jordan

1: The World Heavyweight Title was created by Eric Bischoff when Brock Lesnar refused to defend the title on RAW, it is currently on the Smackdown! brand after current champion, Batista, was drafted from Raw on June 30, 2005.
2: These are completely new tag-team championships. The original WWE Tag-Team championships became RAW exclusive and renamed to the World Tag-Team Championship.
3:This championship originally was the WCW Cruiserweight Championship. The WWE adopted it and dropped their own Light Heavyweight Championship in favor of it. It also became SmackDown! exclusive.
4: The original WCW United States Championship was once disbanded when it was unified with the WWE Intercontinental Championship. However, the title was revived by Stephanie McMahon, along with Stone Cold Steve Austin reintroducing the Intercontinental Championship for RAW.
The World Heavyweight Championship The World Heavyweight Championship, informally known as The Big Gold Belt, is one of the top-level championships in World Wrestling Entertainment, exclusive to the SmackDown! brand. ... Batista David Michael Bautista, better known simply as Batista (born January 18, 1966 or 1969* in Arlington, Virginia), is an American professional wrestler currently working for World Wrestling Entertainments SmackDown! brand, and is the brands current World Heavyweight Champion. ... SmackDowns WWE Tag Team Championship The World Wrestling Entertainment Tag-Team Championship is the tag-team championship currently being contested for on the World Wrestling Entertainments SmackDown! brand, exclusively. ... MNM MNM is a heel stable in World Wrestling Entertainment, consisting of Joey Mercury, Johnny Nitro and their manager Melina. ... John Hennigan John Hennigan, also known as Johnny Nitro, is a professional wrestler, currently working for World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Adam Birch as Joey Mercury Adam Birch, better known as Joey Matthews, is an American professional wrestler, currently working for World Wrestling Entertainment as Joey Mercury, part of the SmackDown! roster. ... WWE Cruiserweight Championship. ... Paul London Paul London is an American professional wrestler performing for World Wrestling Entertainment on the Smackdown! brand, in its cruiserweight division. ... WWE United States Championship Belt Orlando Jordan as WWE United States Champ The World Wrestling Entertainment United States Championship was formerly the World Championship Wrestling United States Championship but is now a WWE title exclusive to the SmackDown! brand. ... Orlando Jordan Orlando Jordan (born in Richmond, Virginia) is a professional wrestler currently working for World Wrestling Entertainment in its SmackDown! brand. ... Eric Bischoff before having his head shaved by WWE wrestler Eugene. ... Brock Lesnar. ... The World Wrestling Entertainments World Tag-Team Championship is the WWEs original tag-team championship and is now exclusive to the RAW brand. ... Intercontinental Championship belt used from 1985-1998. ... Stephanie Marie McMahon-Levesque (born September 24, 1976 in Hartford, Connecticut) is the daughter of World Wrestling Entertainment Chairman Vince McMahon. ... Stephen Williams (born December 18, 1964) better known by his stage name Stone Cold Steve Austin, is a professional wrestler from Victoria, Texas. ...


Roster

General Manager

Theodore R. Long Theodore R. Long (born August 24, 1963 in Birmingham, Alabama) is a sports entertainer, working on World Wrestling Entertainments SmackDown! brand as the general manager. ... July 29 is the 210th day (211th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 155 days remaining. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Current wrestlers

Male

Batista David Michael Bautista, better known simply as Batista (born January 18, 1966 or 1969* in Arlington, Virginia), is an American professional wrestler currently working for World Wrestling Entertainments SmackDown! brand, and is the brands current World Heavyweight Champion. ... Doug Basham Doug Basham (born May 12) is a professional wrestler performing for World Wrestling Entertainment on the SmackDown! brand. ... Christopher Michael (Chris) Benoît (born May 21, 1967 in Montréal, Québec), is a Canadian professional wrestler currently wrestling for World Wrestling Entertainment on its SmackDown! brand. ... William Jason (Jay) Reso (born November 30, 1973 in Kitchener, Ontario), also known as Christian Cage (now simply Christian) is a Canadian professional wrestler, currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainments Smackdown! brand. ... Super Crazy Francisco Pantoja Islas aka Super Crazy is a Mexican professional wrestler performing for World Wrestling Entertainment on the SmackDown! brand, in its cruiserweight division as a member of The Mexicools with Psicosis & Juventud Guerrera. ... Shawn Daivari Shawn Daivari aka Khosrow Daivari is a professional wrestler performing for World Wrestling Entertainment on the SmackDown! brand as a manager for Muhammad Hassan. ... Mike Bucci Mike Bucci (born June 5, 1972 in Toms River, New Jersey) is a professional wrestler performing for World Wrestling Entertainment on the SmackDown! brand appearing both as Hollywood Nova, one third of the blue World order, and as Simon Dean, a fitness instructor (with a name possibly inspired... Shoichi Funaki Shoichi (Sho) Funaki (船木勝一) is a Japanese professional wrestler performing for World Wrestling Entertainment on the Smackdown! brand. ... Sylvain Grenier Sylvain Grenier is a Québécois Canadian professional wrestler, formerly one-half of the tag-team, La Resistance. ... Eddie Guerrero (also known as Eddy Guerrero, born Eduardo Gori Guerrero Llanes on October 9, 1968 in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua) is a Hispanic professional wrestler performing for World Wrestling Entertainment on the SmackDown! brand. ... Heidenreich (current Smackdown! character) Jon Heidenreich, better known simply as Heidenreich (born June 28, 1972 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a professional wrestler performing for World Wrestling Entertainment on the SmackDown! brand. ... Bob Holly Robert William Howard (born January 29, 1963) a. ... Scott Garland, better known as Scotty 2 Hotty , (born July 2, 1970 in Westbrook, Maine) is an American professional wrestler currently performing for World Wrestling Entertainment on the SmackDown! brand, in its cruiserweight division. ... Orlando Jordan Orlando Jordan (born in Richmond, Virginia) is a professional wrestler currently working for World Wrestling Entertainment in its SmackDown! brand. ... Juventud Guerrera (Youth Warrior in Spanish) is the son of Mexican legend Fuerza Guerrera (Power Warrior). ... Frankie Kazarian (born August 4, 1977 in Yucca Valley, California) is an American professional wrestler employed by World Wrestling Entertainment. ... John Charles Layfield, born November 29, 1967, in Sweetwater, Texas, is an American professional wrestler, better known as John Bradshaw Layfield or JBL for short. ... Paul London Paul London is an American professional wrestler performing for World Wrestling Entertainment on the Smackdown! brand, in its cruiserweight division. ... The Blue Meanie (left) as a member of The Blue World Order Brian Heffron is a professional wrestler better known as The Blue Meanie. ... Adam Birch as Joey Mercury Adam Birch, better known as Joey Matthews, is an American professional wrestler, currently working for World Wrestling Entertainment as Joey Mercury, part of the SmackDown! roster. ... Rey Mysterio Óscar Gutiérrez Rubio, better known as Rey Misterio, Jr. ... John Hennigan John Hennigan, also known as Johnny Nitro, is a professional wrestler, currently working for World Wrestling Entertainment. ... James Maritato James Maritato, better known as Little Guido or Nunzio (born 1972) is an American professional wrestler performing for World Wrestling Entertainment on the Smackdown! brand, in its cruiserweight division. ... Randall Keith (Randy) Orton (born April 1, 1980 in Knoxville, Tennessee), is an American third-generation professional wrestler currently working for World Wrestling Entertainments SmackDown! brand. ... Dionicio Castellanos as Psicosis. ... William Regal as Goodwill Ambassador and Commissioner Darren Matthews aka William Regal (born May 10, 1965 in Staffordshire) is an English professional wrestler performing in World Wrestling Entertainment on the RAW brand. ... Michael Manna aka Steven (Stevie) Richards is an American professional wrestler performing for World Wrestling Entertainment on the SmackDown! brand. ... Robert Booker Tio Huffman (born March 1, 1965 in Houston, Texas), better known by his stage name of Booker T, is an American professional wrestler currently performing for World Wrestling Entertainment on its SmackDown! brand. ... Mark Calaway (also spelled [incorrectly] as either Callaway or Calloway; born March 24, 1965 in Houston, Texas), better known by his stage name of The Undertaker, is an American professional wrestler with World Wrestling Entertainment. ...

Female

Michelle McCool Michelle McCool-Alexander (born in Palatka, Florida), also known simply as Michelle McCool, is currently working for World Wrestling Entertainment as a Rookie Diva on the Smackdown! brand after competing in the $250,000 RAW Diva Search. ... Melina Perez is a professional wrestler, currently working for World Wrestling Entertainment. ... MNM MNM is a heel stable in World Wrestling Entertainment, consisting of Joey Mercury, Johnny Nitro and their manager Melina. ... Torrie Wilson Torrie Wilson was born on July 24, 1975 in Boise, Idaho. ...

Wrestlers who appear sporadically for WWE

Road Warrior Animal Joseph Laurinaitis (born January 26, 1960) better known by his stage name of Road Warrior Animal, is a American professional wrestler. ... Michael Francis Mick Foley (born June 7, 1965) is an American professional wrestler and author. ... Terrence Gene Bollea, best known as Hulk Hogan and Hollywood Hogan (born August 11, 1953 in Augusta, Georgia), is an American professional wrestler and actor. ... Roderick George Toombs (born on April 17, 1954 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan), best known by his stage name of Rowdy Roddy Piper, is a Canadian professional wrestler of Scottish descent. ... Dwayne Douglas Johnson is an actor and former professional wrestler known as The Rock. ... Stephen Williams (born December 18, 1964) better known by his stage name Stone Cold Steve Austin, is a professional wrestler from Victoria, Texas. ...

Inactive

Muhammad Hassan Mark Copani, better known by his stage name of Muhammad Hassan (born 1981 in Amman, Jordan, but raised in Syracuse, New York), is a professional wrestler who performs for World Wrestling Entertainment on its SmackDown! brand. ... In professional wrestling, kayfabe (IPA kəˈfeɪbi; kuh-fay-bee) refers to the portrayal that events within the industry are real, that is, that professional wrestling is not staged or worked. ... The official logo for UPN. UPN (which originally stood for the United Paramount Network) is a television network in the United States, owned by Viacom Inc. ... Vito LaGrasso Vito LaGrasso is a professional wrestler who was worked for WCW, ECW & TNA. Career Vito LaGrasso started wrestling in 1990. ... Marty Wright was the formidable Tough Enough 4 contestant known for lying about his age. ...

Non-wrestlers/managers

Theodore R. Long Theodore R. Long (born August 24, 1963 in Birmingham, Alabama) is a sports entertainer, working on World Wrestling Entertainments SmackDown! brand as the general manager. ... Candice Beckman Candice Beckman also known as Candice Michelle (born on September 30, 1978 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) achieved a moment of fame in 2005 doing a risqué TV commercial for GoDaddy. ... Sharmell Sullivan-Huffman as Paisley. ... Robert Booker Tio Huffman (born March 1, 1965 in Houston, Texas), better known by his stage name of Booker T, is an American professional wrestler currently performing for World Wrestling Entertainment on its SmackDown! brand. ...

Referees

Brian Hebner is the son of former WWE referee Earl Hebner. ... Jim Cordaris , born in his home country of Canada is a referee that is currently signed to the World Wrestling Entertainment to referee on the SmackDown! brand. ... Nick Hamilton also known as Nick Patrick (born 1959, in Lakeland, Florida) is a professional wrestling referee currently working for World Wrestling Entertainment as the SmackDown! brand as a Senior Referee. ... Charles Robinson Charles Robinson is a professional wrestling referee who worked for WCW and now works for WWE. History Charles Robinson started out as a referee in the Pro Wrestling Federation in 1993. ...

Commentators / ring announcers

REAL NAME ANTHONY CHIMEL NICKNAMES SMACKDOWN RING ANNOUNCER DOB OCTOBER 11, 1967. ... Sean Coulthard Sean Coulthard (born 1966 in Amenia, New York) better known by his stage name of Michael Cole is the current play-by-play announcer for World Wrestling Entertainments SmackDown! brand along with his partner, Tazz. ... Josh Lomberger Josh Lomberger is a professional wrestling personality who appears on World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) television under the name of Josh Mathews. ... Velocity Velocity is a professional wrestling segment for WWE for the Smackdown! brand. ... Todd Romero, better known as Scott Romero from Denver, Colorado is an employee of World Wrestling Entertainment, working as a backstage interviewer for the SmackDown! brand. ... Velocity Velocity is a professional wrestling segment for WWE for the Smackdown! brand. ... Pete Senerca aka Taz or Tazz (born Peter Senerchia on October 11, 1967 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American former professional wrestler who is now working as the color commentator for World Wrestling Entertainments SmackDown! brand alongside its play-by-play commentator Michael Cole. ...

Previous general managers/"owners"

Vince McMahon Vincent Kennedy McMahon (born August 24, 1945 in Pinehurst, North Carolina), is an American professional wrestling promoter. ... March 18 is the 77th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (78th in leap years). ... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... July 18 is the 199th day (200th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 166 days remaining. ... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Stephanie Marie McMahon-Levesque (born September 24, 1976 in Hartford, Connecticut) is the daughter of World Wrestling Entertainment Chairman Vince McMahon. ... July 18 is the 199th day (200th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 166 days remaining. ... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... October 19 is the 291st day of the year (292nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Paul Heyman Paul Heyman (born September 11, 1965 in Scarsdale, New York) is a professional wrestling manager, on-air talent, and former promoter. ... October 23 is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 69 days remaining. ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... March 22 is the 81st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (82nd in Leap years). ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kurt Angle Kurt Steven Angle is a 1996 Olympic gold medalist in freestyle wrestling and now a professional wrestler performing for World Wrestling Entertainment on its RAW brand. ... March 25 is the 84th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (85th in leap years). ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... July 29 is the 210th day (211th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 155 days remaining. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Previous wrestlers

This is a list of professional wrestlers who have performed on World Wrestling Entertainments SmackDown! brand in the past since the companys brand extension in 2002. ...

Video games

See main article: WWE SmackDown! (video game)
SmackDown! has spawned a series of successful video games for the PlayStation consoles. Although the games bear the SmackDown! name, they feature wrestlers from both major WWE television shows. The latest installment of the series is entitled SmackDown! vs. RAW. WWE SmackDown! (formerly WWF SmackDown!) is a series of professional wrestling video games released by THQ for PlayStation (PSOne) and PlayStation 2 (PS2). ... Games, like most other forms of media, may be categorized into genres based on gameplay, atmosphere, and various other factors. ... The PlayStation (Japanese: プレイステーション) is a video game console of the 32-bit era, first produced by Sony Computer Entertainment in the 1990s. ... The Nintendo GameCube is an example of a video game console. ... WWE SmackDown! vs. ...


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