- Above is the full WWE Now episode from earlier today, featuring a preview for tonight's SmackDown FOX premiere and 20th Anniversary special. The episode featured Cathy Kelley and Mike Rome talking to WWE Champion Kofi Kingston, WWE Women's Tag Team Champions Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross, and The Miz.
- As noted, Monday's WWE RAW season premiere episode saw Brock Lesnar destroy Rey Mysterio and his son Dominik in the opening segment of the show. WWE has announced a storyline update on the Mysterios, noting that both received injuries that have not been disclosed. It was also noted that Dominik was released from a medical facility. You can see the full storyline announcement below:
Injury status update on Rey and Dominik Mysterio
Rey and Dominik Mysterio each suffered injuries following the brutal attack by Brock Lesnar this past Monday on the season premiere of Raw.
Dominik was released from a medical facility, and the extent of the injuries sustained by both Rey and Dominik have not been disclosed publicly.
Stay tuned to WWE digital platforms for further updates.
- WWE has announced that The Rock won their social media tournament to declare the greatest Superstar in the history of SmackDown.
The tournament was broke down by General Manager eras - Paul Heyman, Paige, Vickie Guerrero and WWE Hall of Famer Teddy Long. John Cena won the Paige region while Rey Mysterio won the Vickie region, The Undertaker won the Heyman region, and Rock won the Long region. Cena then defeated Mysterio and Rock defeated Taker, but The Great One defeated Cena in the finals.
Below is a look at the brackets along with WWE's announcement on the social tourney:
The Rock is SmackDown's greatest Superstar
Friday Night SmackDown is The Rock's show, and thanks to your votes on WWE's official Instagram Story, Facebook Story and Twitter page, he's the greatest Superstar in the blue brand's 20-year history.
Kicking off with 32 competitors, the SmackDown Greatest Superstar tournament vote came down to John Cena and The Most Electrifying Man in All of Entertainment, with the Cenation and the millions (and millions) of The Rock's fans showing strong support for their respective Team Blue icon. In the end, The People's Champ lived up to his name, defeating Cena on all three platforms.
The Rock introduced the word "smackdown" into American pop culture and even played a major role in the word's addition to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary in 2007. As the force behind its name, The Great One has been a cornerstone of SmackDown since its 1999 debut. Tonight, the blue brand's greatest Superstar as decided by you, the WWE Universe, comes home when SmackDown kicks off a new era on FOX at 8/7 C.