WWE Tag Team Unification

WWE‘s Friday Night SmackDown is here again! Did anything important happen this week? Well, our WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions (Sasha Banks & Naomi) are currently AWOL (fight the power!) with no certain time-frame on when they are returning, if at all. Speaking of tag team champions, our sole announced match for tonight’s WWE SmackDown […]

It is Friday once more! Of course, this means the WWE brings Friday Night SmackDown to our screens for yet another episode of blue branded professional sports wrestling entertainment. We have just the one match announced in advance this week (there was set to be a match between Sheamus & Ridge Holland and the New […]

WrestleMania Backlash 2022

The first Premium Live Event (or a PPV) since WrestleMania has arrived for WWE as it’s time for WrestleMania Backlash. Despite holding both the WWE and Universal Championships, the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns will not be defending any of his gold but will instead team up with The Bloodline for a special six-main […]

WWE SmackDown Featuring Drew McIntyre vs Sami Zayn Steel Cage Match

Due to their touring schedule, on last week’s edition of Friday Night SmackDown, World Wrestling Entertainment held two shows from the same venue. Thus, this week’s edition will be a taped show. Nonetheless, this week’s SmackDown looks to be nothing short of promising, as Drew McIntyre faces Sami Zayn in a Steel Cage Match. This […]

WWE SmackDown Spoilers - Drew McIntyre vs Sami Zayn graphic

Due to their touring schedule WWE had to tape two episodes of Smackdown on April 22. The first, aired live, with the second airing on a delay on April 29. This episode featured further build-up to WrestleMania Backlash. Let’s take a look at the WWE Smackdown spoilers. WWE Smackdown Spoilers for April 29, 2022 Tag […]

Sami Zayn vs Drew McIntyre Lumberjack Match

WWE‘s Friday Night SmackDown is here once more! This week, the show is live from the MVP Arena in Albany, New York. In addition to tonight’s episode of SmackDown, next week’s edition of SmackDown will also be filmed tonight, as the WWE roster heads overseas for a schedule clashing London show next Friday (why they […]

SmackDown - Jinder Mahal vs. Ricochet for the Intercontinental Championship

WWE brings Friday Night SmackDown back to our screens with the promise of two guaranteed matches for tonight’s show. One of them will be contested for the Intercontinental Championship – a title which the WWE has cared little about for much of the past decade, with an especially blasé attitude as of late. With WrestleMania […]

The Bloodline in WWE - Roman Reigns and The Usos
keshenabookerlwos - Apr 11, 2022

On April 8’s Friday Night SmackDown, the newly coronated WWE Undisputed Champion Roman Reigns tasked his cousins, and Bloodline stablemates, The Usos with a new mission, following his victory over Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 38. Reigns wishes for Jey Uso and Jimmy Uso, the current SmackDown Tag Team Champions, to venture to Monday Night Raw […]

Raquel Rodriguez FKA Gonzalez Makes SmackDown Debut
keshenabookerlwos - Apr 8, 2022

As noted here at Last Word On Pro Wrestling, April 8’s Friday Night SmackDown promised a new era. This included the debuts of NXT 2.0 stars Gunther and Ludwig Kaiser, as well as Raquel Gonzalez. Like Kaiser, formerly known as Marcel Barthel, Gonzalez has been rebranded. Now, as a member of the SmackDown roster, she […]

Lacey Evans Returns to SmackDown

Lacey Evans made her return on this week’s Friday Night SmackDown, the first “blue brand” show following WrestleMania 38. On this show, she appeared backstage, recalling her life growing up. She also touched on sensitive topics like the hardships her mother faced and the family moving from one shelter to the next. Evans said that […]

Gunther and Ludwig Kaiser Debut on SmackDown

On this week’s edition of Friday Night SmackDown, Gunther and Ludwig Kaiser debuted on the blue brand. Though WWE fans may know Gunther as the man formerly known as WALTER, Kaiser is the new name of the man now previously known as Marcel Barthel. The duo debuted on SmackDown sans Imperium member Fabian Aichner, who […]

Roman Reigns New Era SmackDown

It is Friday already and the WWE‘s Friday Night SmackDown returns not even a week removed from a pretty well-received WrestleMania 38. As is typically the case post-WrestleMania, the WWE is building tonight’s SmackDown as the beginning of a “new era” though, as we all know, it’s really not. Indeed, each of SmackDown’s champions retained […]

Bianca Belairs WrestleMania Victory
keshenabookerlwos - Apr 4, 2022

Creating a genuinely beloved and successful babyface champion is no easy task in the current pro wrestling climate. So far, the nascent decade of the 2020s has seen the heralded rise and ignominious flame-outs of the respective championship reigns of New Japan Pro-Wrestling’s Kota Ibushi and WWE’s Big E. Both were fan favorites whose actual […]

It is almost time for the biggest event on the wrestling calendar, WrestleMania. As always WrestleMania comes with a special buzz that drives pro wrestling fans into a frenzy of excitement. This excitement tends to include a keen eye thrown to the WrestleMania 38 betting odds which could give away some of the results ahead […]

Madcap Moss Wins Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal

On this week’s edition of Friday Night SmackDown, appropriately dubbed WrestleMania SmackDown, multiple competitors took part in the 2022 Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal. What was once an institution of the Mania event proper has become part of the company’s weekly programming; this was a trend that began last year. Ultimately, the match whittled […]

Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal on SmackDown

The WrestleMania go-home show has finally arrived, as SmackDown prepares us for the weekend’s two-night WrestleMania 38 event. As has become a recent tradition, the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal will take place alongside an Intercontinental Championship match and an interview with a sword. Yes, you read that last part correctly. Let’s dive right […]

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Dominic P (Editor) - May 20, 2022

Frankie Kazarian will make his way back to the IMPACT Zone next week on IMPACT on AXS TV. He was challenged by IMPACT Wrestling’s Chris Sabin to a match next week. Frankie Kazarian Will Return to IMPACT Wrestling Next Week "The battle of The Futures is now." @SuperChrisSabin has issued a challenge to a former […]

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AEW Dynamite took place at the Fertitta Center in Houston, Texas. It was called “Wild Card Wednesday” as we saw Maki Itoh and Johnny Elite (the former John Morrison) making appearances as the “Jokers” of the Owen Hart Cup. More people moved ahead in the brackets of said Tournament, however we still have one last […]

Stephanie McMahon Takes Leave of Absence

Via Twitter, WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon announced that she will be taking a leave of absence from “the majority of responsibilities” in the company. This is a position that McMahon has held since 2013. Since then, many of her responsibilities were tied to furthering WWE’s brand, whether it was through relationships with advertisers, […]

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Game Changer Wrestling is set to return to the Los Angeles area for GCW Maniac. Live from the Ukrainian Cultural Center, which has become one of the company’s trademark venues on the West Coast, viewers will see plenty of action from the independent wrestling powerhouse. In addition to the GCW returns of Drew Parker and […]

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This week’s episode of Rampage was taped after the Wild Card Wednesday edition of AEW Dynamite. The action-packed episode featured the debut of Johnny Elite and popular Tokyo Joshi Pro Wrestling star Maki Itoh returning to AEW. Rampage featured the continuation of the Owen Hart women’s bracket and even featured the debut of a former […]

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On this week’s special Wild Card Wednesday edition of AEW Dynamite, Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. competed in her quarterfinal match in the Owen Hart Foundation Women’s Tournament. However, “The Doctor” entered this match unable to effectively prepare, as she was set to face the women’s tournament “Joker” entrant. Rumors circulated as to who would be […]

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Dominic P (Editor) - May 20, 2022

Johnny Elite made his debut this week on Dynamite live from Houston Texas. Johnny was the “Joker” in the Owen Hart Foundation Memorial Tournament. Johnny Elite Makes AEW Debut And #TheJoker is….. #JohnnyElite!!! Watch #AEWDynamite LIVE on @TBSNetwork right now! — All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) May 19, 2022 Johnny was welcomed to AEW by none […]

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Joshua Macala - May 20, 2022

Welcome to the third installment of This Week In Independent Wrestling. As we get further into the summer and the weather gets warmer here, it feels like the wrestling heats up as well. Some big matches are coming up this weekend with some big shows and, if you’re in the area, you should attend at […]