The BEST Episodes of WWE SmackDown
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Oct 19, 2021
For more than 20 years and with more than 1,000 episodes, SmackDown has showcased WWE's top Superstars and created countless memorable moments.
#1 - Friday Night SmackDown 442
Season 10 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 8, 2008
A confrontation over the upcoming Elimination Chamber Match at No Way Out leads to The Undertaker partnering with Batista & Finlay to take on The Great Khali, Big Daddy V & United States Champion MVP in a Six-Man Tag Team Match main event. Tensions explode when World Heavyweight Champion Edge tries to make Rey Mysterio apologize to Vickie Guerrero.
#2 - Friday Night SmackDown 453
Season 10 - Episode 17 - Aired Apr 25, 2008
The Undertaker defends the World Heavyweight Championship against Batista in a No Disqualification Match. Edge goes one-on-one with Money in the Bank holder CM Punk. Matt Hardy vows to take the United States Championship from MVP at Backlash. Plus, The Miz and Shannon Moore meet in singles action, Natalya battles Cherry, and more.
#3 - SmackDown 537
Season 11 - Episode 49 - Aired Dec 4, 2009
Batista makes a statement. Beth Phoenix, Mickie James, and Natalya compete in a Triple Threat Match to determine the No. 1 Contender for the Women's Championship. Plus, Luke Gallows proves to be a dangerous asset in CM Punk's straight edge crusade, Drew McIntyre goes one-on-one with Intercontinental Champion John Morrison, and much more.
#4 - SmackDown 548
Season 12 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 19, 2010
Edge tries to avoid the Undertaker's wrath during a main event match against Batista. CM Punk makes in intentions for Elimination Chamber known and joins with his Straight Edge Society disciple Luke Gallows to take on John Morrison & R-Truth. Matt Hardy & The Great Khali team with Maria Kanellis in a Mixed Tag Team Match against The Hart Dynasty.
#5 - SmackDown 599
Season 13 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 11, 2011
With Vickie Guerrero serving as Special Guest Referee, Dolph Ziggler challenges Edge for the World Heavyweight Championship. Alberto Del Rio and Kofi Kingston clash in singles competition. The Corre's Wade Barrett takes to the ring to go one-on-one with Rey Mysterio. Plus, Drew McIntyre in action, Layla takes on Divas Champion Eve, and much more.
#6 - SmackDown 600
Season 13 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 18, 2011
As SmackDown reaches a record-breaking milestone with 600 episodes, Superstars from both SmackDown and Raw compete in a 12-Man Tag Team Match. When Vickie Guerrero strips Edge of the World Heavyweight Championship to award the title to Dolph Ziggler, SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long returns to put a wrench in her plans. All this and more.
#7 - SmackDown 602
Season 13 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 4, 2011
Alberto Del Rio and World Heavyweight Champion Edge sign the contract for their upcoming battle at WrestleMania XXVII. The Undertaker addresses the recent comments made by Triple H. Two giants collide when Kane goes one-on-one with Big Show. Plus, the rivalry between Rey Mysterio and Cody Rhodes continues, Jack Swagger faces JTG, and much more.
#8 - SmackDown 608
Season 13 - Episode 15 - Aired Apr 15, 2011
Edge's untimely retirement forces him to relinquish the World Heavyweight Championship. A 20-Man Battle Royal is held to determine who will face Alberto Del Rio for the vacated title in a Ladder Match at Extreme Rules. Rey Mysterio battles Drew McIntyre. Plus, The Corre's Ezekiel Jackson takes on Kofi Kingston, Layla battles Kelly Kelly, and more.
#9 - SmackDown 614
Season 13 - Episode 21 - Aired May 27, 2011
Christian, Mark Henry, and Sheamus meet in a Triple Threat Match to determine the new No. 1 Contender for the World Heavyweight Championship. Ezekiel Jackson continues his crusade against The Corre by taking on Heath Slater. Plus, Kane battles The Great Khali in a Monster Brawl, Daniel Bryan goes one-on-one with Cody Rhodes, and much more action.
#10 - SmackDown 615
Season 13 - Episode 22 - Aired Jun 3, 2011
Sheamus challenges Randy Orton for the World Heavyweight Championship. Wade Barrett defends the Intercontinental Championship against his former ally Ezekiel Jackson. Jinder Mahal makes his in-ring debut by going one-on-one with Yoshi Tatsu. Plus, Daniel Bryan in action, Christian takes on Mark Henry, and much more.
#11 - SmackDown 616
Season 13 - Episode 23 - Aired Jun 10, 2011
Christian turns his back on the WWE Universe and asks World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton for one more golden opportunity. After responding to this request, The Viper takes to the ring to go one-on-one with Sheamus in a No Disqualification Match. Plus, The Corre in a Six-Man Tag Team Match and much more.
#12 - SmackDown 617
Season 13 - Episode 24 - Aired Jun 17, 2011
In the hopes of being added to the upcoming battle for the World Heavyweight Championship at Capitol Punishment, Sheamus goes one-on-one with Christian in the main event. Alberto Del Rio vows to get even with Big Show. Following the dissolution of The Corre, Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel take on The Usos.
#13 - SmackDown 620
Season 13 - Episode 27 - Aired Jul 8, 2011
After Sheamus clears the ring of all the Superstars set to compete in the upcoming Money in the Bank Ladder Match, SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long orders The Celtic Warrior to go one-on-one with World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton in a Non-Title Match. Plus, Daniel Bryan, Cody Rhodes, and more in action.
#14 - SmackDown 621
Season 13 - Episode 28 - Aired Jul 15, 2011
Days before challenging Randy Orton for the World Heavyweight Championship at Money in the Bank, Christian decides to take a gamble. In preparation for his title defense against Captain Charisma, The Viper faces off with Kane in the main event. Ezekiel Jackson puts the Intercontinental Championship on the line in a match against Ted DiBiase.
#15 - SmackDown 623
Season 13 - Episode 30 - Aired Jul 29, 2011
With WWE under his control as Chief Operating Officer, Triple H comes to SmackDown to assert his authority. When World Heavyweight Champion Christian tries to play The Game, Captain Charisma finds himself faced with some devastating news. R-Truth's accusations of being the victim of conspiracy lead him to face Randy Orton. All this and much more.
#16 - SmackDown 624
Season 13 - Episode 31 - Aired Aug 5, 2011
Randy Orton & John Morrison take on R-Truth & World Heavyweight Champion Christian. While his rivalry with Mark Henry continues, Sheamus proves that he can stand toe-to-toe with a giant by taking on The Great Khali. Plus, Aksana makes SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long a proposal, Daniel Bryan goes one-on-one with Tyson Kidd, and much more.
#17 - SmackDown 625
Season 13 - Episode 32 - Aired Aug 12, 2011
Under the authority of WWE COO Triple H, the Superstars of SmackDown compete in exciting matches. In the main event, Randy Orton goes one-on-one with The Great Khali. Christian faces Sheamus. Ezekiel Jackson defends the Intercontinental Championship against Cody Rhodes. Plus, Daniel Bryan meets Alberto Del Rio, Sin Cara faces Tyson Kidd, and more.
#18 - SmackDown 627
Season 13 - Episode 34 - Aired Aug 26, 2011
As Bret Hart fills in as the General Manager of SmackDown, Christian takes legal action to overturn the "Hit Man"'s decision on who will receive a chance at the World Heavyweight Championship. Randy Orton battles Ted DiBiase. Sheamus and Mark Henry meet in the main event. Plus, Sin Cara, Daniel Bryan, and more in action.
#19 - Super SmackDown Live 628
Season 13 - Episode 35 - Aired Aug 30, 2011
Superstars from both SmackDown and Raw compete on a special Super SmackDown Live. When Christian challenges Randy Orton for the World Heavyweight Championship in a Steel Cage Match, Mark Henry shows everyone why he is The World's Strongest Man. CM Punk and Triple H sign the contract for their upcoming battle at Night of Champions.
#20 - SmackDown 631
Season 13 - Episode 38 - Aired Sep 23, 2011
Christian challenges Mark Henry for the World Heavyweight Championship in a Lumberjack Match. Another confrontation between Sin Cara and Daniel Bryan leaves the WWE Universe seeing double. Randy Orton takes on Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes in a Non-Title Match. Plus, Wade Barrett, Air Boom, and many more in action.
#21 - SmackDown 632
Season 13 - Episode 39 - Aired Sep 30, 2011
Randy Orton faces Christian in the main event. Sheamus looks to add another accolade to his list of accomplishments when The Celtic Warrior challenges Cody Rhodes for the Intercontinental Championship. Plus, Sin Cara's identity is threatened by another masked Superstar, Natalya takes on Divas Champion Kelly Kelly, and much more.
#22 - SmackDown 633
Season 13 - Episode 40 - Aired Oct 7, 2011
In the main event, Sheamus & Randy Orton team up to take on Christian & Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes. Tensions between two of WWE's biggest Superstars explode when Big Show vows revenge on World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry. All this and much more.
#23 - SmackDown 634
Season 13 - Episode 41 - Aired Oct 14, 2011
For an opportunity to challenge any champion of their own choosing in the main event, several Superstars compete in the largest Battle Royal in WWE history. Divas Champion Beth Phoenix faces Kelly Kelly. Plus, WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio in action, the battle of the Sin Caras continues, and much more.
#24 - SmackDown 635
Season 13 - Episode 42 - Aired Oct 21, 2011
WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio reluctantly competes in the main event against Big Show. The battle of the Sin Caras is set to come to an end when they meet in a Mask vs. Mask Match. Randy Orton's problems with Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes escalate. World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry battles John Morrison. Plus, Daniel Bryan and more.
#25 - SmackDown 636
Season 13 - Episode 43 - Aired Oct 28, 2011
CM Punk challenges Christian to a match. Following his loss to World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry, Big Show addresses his rivalry with The World's Strongest Man. Awesome Truth battles WWE Tag Team Champions Air Boom. Plus, Wade Barrett in action, United States Champion Dolph Ziggler faces Randy Orton, and much more.