The Best Episodes of WWE Friday Night SmackDown

Last Updated: Nov 21, 2018

The super heroes of wrestling have a new home: Friday Night SmackDown has arrived on Syfy. The program, which debuted more than 10 years ago, is one of the longest-running weekly episodic shows on television. Featuring a star-studded cast of WWE Superstars and Divas, Friday Night SmackDown delivers a shot of adrenaline to Syfy's lineup and bring fans over-the-top action, feats of athleticism beyond the reach of mortal men, and WWE's special brand of drama. Larger-than-life personalities like Undertaker, Rey Mysterio, Michelle McCool and Beth Phoenix, among others, are set to deliver their explosive power to Syfy's Friday night lineup and remind viewers that it takes more than muscle to Imagine Greater.

Viper Goes Down!

#1 - Viper Goes Down!

Season 12 - Episode 52

On the final SmackDown of 2011, Randy Orton suffered an injury at the hands of Wade Barrett, Cody Rhodes attacked his own brother, Sheamus vowed to win the 2012 Royal Rumble Match, and GM Teddy Long announced the World Heavyweight and Intercontinental Championships will be defended next week on SmackDown.

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New champions ride into SmackDown

#2 - New champions ride into SmackDown

Season 12 - Episode 51

After emotional wins at WWE TLC, new World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan and new United States Champion Zack Ryder both looked to continue their success when coming home to SmackDown. And when Big Show didn’t get an opportunity to compete for Bryan’s title, he was pissed!

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Impact is Imminent

#3 - Impact is Imminent

Season 12 - Episode 50

Daniel Bryan Vs Cody Rhodes Alicia Fox Vs Natalya The Big Show Vs Jack Swagger Heath Slater Vs Ted DiBiase Jinder Mahal Vs Sheamus Wade Barrett & Dolph Ziggler Vs Randy Orton & Zack Ryder in tag team match

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Viper picks his poison

#4 - Viper picks his poison

Season 12 - Episode 49

Match #1: Beat the Clock: Ezekiel Jackson vs Wade Barrett Match #2: AJ & Kaitlyn vs Beth Phoenix & Natalya Match #3: Ted DiBiase vs Jinder Mahal Match #4: Sheamus vs David Otunga Match #5: Zach Ryder vs Heath Slater Match #6: Daniel Bryan vs Cody Rhodes Match #7: Beat the Clock: Randy Orton vs Dolph Ziggler

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Fatal 4-Way

#5 - Fatal 4-Way

Season 12 - Episode 47

Match #1: Justin Gabriel vs Hunico Match #2: AJ & Kaitlyn vs Beth Phoenix & Natalya Match #3: Sheamus & Zack Ryder vs Dolph Ziggler & Jack Swagger Match #4: Ted DiBiase vs Heath Slagter Match #5: Randy Orton vs Daniel Bryan vs Wade Barrett vs Cody Rhodes

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"Crutching" the competition

#6 - "Crutching" the competition

Season 12 - Episode 46

Match #1: Sin Cara vs Dolph Ziggler Match #2: Mason Ryan vs Jack Swagger Match #3: Ted DiBiase vs Derek Bateman Match #4: Kofi Kingston vs Hunico Match #5: Kaitlyn & AJ vs Natalya & Beth Phoenix MAtch #6: Randy Orton & Sheamus vs Wade Barrett & Cody Rhodes

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Goodnight, Christian

#7 - Goodnight, Christian

Season 12 - Episode 43

Match #1: Evan Bourne & Kofi Kingston vs the Miz & R-Truth Match #2: Trent Baretta vs Wade Barrett Match #3: Randy Orton vs Dolph Ziggler Match #4: Daniel Bryan vs Tyson Kidd Match #5: CM Punk vs Christian

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Mexican Stand-off

#8 - Mexican Stand-off

Season 12 - Episode 42

Match #1: John Morrison vs Mark Henry Match #2: Daniel Bryan vs Wade Barrett Match #3: Sheamus & Zach Ryder vs Dolph Ziggler & Christian Match #4: Mask vs Mask: Sin Cara vs Evil Sin Cara Match #5: The Big Show vs Alberto Del Rio.

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Rhodes spoils Viper's Bid

#9 - Rhodes spoils Viper's Bid

Season 12 - Episode 41

Match #1: Battle Royal Match #2: Kelly Kelly vs Beth Phoenix Match #3: Justin Gabriel vs Evil Sin Cara Match #4: Sheamus vs Alberto Del Rio Match #5: Zach Ryder & Kofi Kingston vs Dolph Ziggler & Jack Swagger Match #6: World Heavyweight Championship: Randy Orton vs Mark Henry

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Teddy Long – key holder to the WWE Universe?

#10 - Teddy Long – key holder to the WWE Universe?

Season 12 - Episode 40

MATCHES -WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio def. Sin Cara "Azul" -Jack Swagger & United States Champion Dolph Ziggler def. WWE Tag Team Champions Kofi Kingston & Evan Bourne (Non-Title Match) -Divas Champion Beth Phoenix def. Alicia Fox -Ezekiel Jackson def. Jinder Mahal -Randy Orton & Sheamus def. Christian & Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes

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Prelude to Hell

#11 - Prelude to Hell

Season 12 - Episode 39

Match #1: Great Khali vs Mark Henry Match #2: Evan Bourne vs Jack Swagger Match #3: Sin Cara vs Heath Slater Match #4: Kelly Kelly vs Natalya Match #5:Intercontinental Championship:Sheamus vs Cody Rhodes Match #6: Zach Ryder vs JTG Match #7: Randy Orton vs Christian

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Henry's first test

#12 - Henry's first test

Season 12 - Episode 38

Match #1: Sheamus vs Heath Slater Match #2: Justin Gabriel vs Wade Barrett Match #3: AJ & Kaitlyn vs Beth Phoenix & Natalya Match #4: Randy Orton vs Cody Rhodes Match #5: Great Khali vs Jindar Mahal Match#6: Daniel Bryan vs Sin Cara Match #7: Kofi Kingston & Evan Bourne vs The Usos Match #8: Lumberjack: World Heavyweight Championship: Christian vs Mark Henry

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Super Smackdown

#13 - Super Smackdown

Season 12 - Episode 35

1. John Cena vs. Wade Barrett 2. Daniel Bryan vs. Sin Cara 3. Women's Tag Team Match Beth Phoenix and Natalya vs. Kelly Kelly and Alicia Fox 4. Sheamus vs. The Great Khali 5. World Heavyweight Championship Steel Cage Match Randy Orton vs. Christian

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Sheamus the Sore...Winner

#14 - Sheamus the Sore...Winner

Season 12 - Episode 34

Match #1: Daniel Bryan vs Christian Match #2: Sin Cara vs Heath Slater Match #3: Randy Orton vs Ted DiBiase Match #4: Ezekiel Jackson vs The Great Khali Match #5: Sheamus vs Mark Henry

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The best thing going?

#15 - The best thing going?

Season 12 - Episode 32

Match #1: Sheamus vs Christian Match #2: Kaitlyn & AJ vs Beth Phoenix & Natalya Match #3: Sin Cara vs Tyson Kidd Match #4: Daniel Bryan vs Alberto Del Rio Match #5: Intercontinental Championship: Ezekiel Jackson vs Cody Rhodes Match #6: Johnny Curtis vs Mark Henry Match #7: Randy Orton vs The Great Khali

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Orton gets got

#16 - Orton gets got

Season 12 - Episode 31

Match #1: Sheamus vs The Great Khalil Match #2: Natalya vs AJ Match #3: Daniel Bryan vs Tyson Kidd Match #4: Ezekiel Jackson vs Zach Ryder Match #5: Vladimir Kozlov vs Mark Henry Match #6: The Usos & Trent Barreta vs David Otunga, Michael McGillicutty & JTG Match #7: Randy Orton & John Morrison vs Christian & R-Truth

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Truth and Consequences

#17 - Truth and Consequences

Season 12 - Episode 30

Match #1: John Morrison vs Christian Match #2: Kaitlyn, AJ & Natalya vs Tamina, Alicia Fox & Rosa Mendes Match #3: Job Boy vs Mark Henry Match #4: Tag Team Championship: The Usos vs David Otunga & Michael McGillicutty Match #5: Ezekiel Jackson vs Ted DiBiase & Cody Rhodes Match #6: Randy Orton vs R-Truth

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Loosing Cool

#18 - Loosing Cool

Season 12 - Episode 28

Match #1: Ezekiel Jackson vs Ted DiBiase Match #2: Daniel Bryan vs Cody Rhodes Match #3: Sin Cara vs Sheamus Match #4: Kelly Kelly vs Rosa Mendes Match #5: Justin Gabriel vs Heath Slater Match #6: Randy Orton vs Kane

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'Money' breeds mayhem

#19 - 'Money' breeds mayhem

Season 12 - Episode 27

Match #1: Ezekiel Jackson & Daniel Bryan vs Cody Rhode s & Ted DiBiase Match #2: Trent Baretta vs Jindar Mahal Match #3: AJ vs Tamina Match #4: Kane vs Mark Henry Match #5: The Usos vs Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel Match #6: Sin Cara vs Tyson Kidd Match #7: Randy Orton vs Sheamus

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A “Capitol” offense

#20 - A “Capitol” offense

Season 12 - Episode 24

Match #1: Sin Cara, Daniel Bryan & Ezekiel Jackson vs Wade Barrett, Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase Match #2: Vladimir Kozlov vs Jindar Mahal Match #3: Natalya, AJ & Kaitlyn vs Alicia Fox, Tamina & Rosa Mendes Match #4: The Usos vs Justin Gabriel & Heath Slater Match #5: Sheamus vs Christian

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All about me

#21 - All about me

Season 12 - Episode 23

Match #1: Ezekiel Jackson & The Usos vs Wade Barrett, Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel Match #2: Trent Baretta vs Jindar Mahal Match #3: AJ vs Tamina Match #4: Sin Cara & Daniel Bryan vs Ted DiBiase& Cody Rhodes Match #5: Randy Orton vs Sheamus

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Deliberating the dilemma

#22 - Deliberating the dilemma

Season 12 - Episode 22

Match #1: Christian vs Mark Henry Match #2: Kaitlyn & AJ vs Alicia Fox & Tamina Match #3: Yoshi Tatsu vs Jinder Mahal Match #4: Intercontinental Championship: Ezekiel Jackson vs Wade Barrett Match #5: Daniel Bryan vs Ted DiBiase Match #6: World Heavyweight Championship: Randy Orton vs Sheamus

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From dreamer to something meaner

#23 - From dreamer to something meaner

Season 12 - Episode 21

Match #1: Sin Cara vs Chavo Guerrero Match #2: Daniel Bryan vs Cody Rhodes Match #3: Ezekiel Jackson vs Heath Slater Match #4: Kane vs The Great Khali Match #5: Kaitlyn & AJ vs Alicia Fox & Tamina Match #6: Christian vs Sheamus vs Mark Henry

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Opportunity lost and found

#24 - Opportunity lost and found

Season 12 - Episode 15

Match #1: Kofi Kingston vs Ezekiel Jackson Match #2: Rey Mysterio vs Drew McIntyre Match #3: Kelly Kelly vs Layla Match #4: Battle Royal Full Recap Alberto Del Rio comes to the ring, but you already knew that, and talks about Edge's forced retirement. He says it's his destiny to win the title, but not like this. But he does want Edge to come out and give him the belt anyway. Instead, Teddy Long comes out and tells Del Rio that won't happen. Instead, there will be a Battle Royal to determine his opponent at Extreme Rules. Del Rio then gloats about hurting Edge. Match #1: Ezekiel Jackson vs Kofi Kingston. Barrett, Slater & Gabriel were on commentary. Jackson pins Kingston. Dear God, the stupidity really begins: Layla & Michelle are in couples therapy. Darth Cody talks about beating Rey Mysterio and how he feels nothing. Crybaby Mysterio comes down to attack. KONG! KONG! KONG! (Yeah, I know that won't be her name when she gets here, but we all know who she is.) Match #2: Rey Mysterio vs Drew McIntyre. Mysterio pins McIntyre. Edge comes to the ring for his farewell and to leave the World Heavyweight Championship behind. Sigh, Randy Orton has a movie now. Edge's goodbye walk continues. Del Rio wants to shake hands but Edge walks off. Match #3: Kelly Kelly vs Layla w/Michelle McCool. Kelly pins Layla. And Layla and Michelle continue to breakup…..WE DON'T CARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And the Raw Recap is….the Triple H vs Undertaker video. Match #4: #1 Contender Battle Royal Christian wins. Edge comes down to celebrate. The broadcast probably ends there, but the lovely people at….the mystery site…show the celebration that happens after taping for Edge.

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Bound by contract

#25 - Bound by contract

Season 12 - Episode 9

Matches -World Heavyweight Champion Edge def. Drew McIntyre -WWE Tag Team Champions Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel def. Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov (WWE Tag Team Title Match) -Michelle McCool & Layla def. Beth Phoenix & Rosa Mendes -Big Show def. Kane (Disqualification) -Jack Swagger def. JTG

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