The BEST Episodes of WWE SmackDown
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Nov 29, 2019
One of the longest-running weekly episodic shows on television, WWE SmackDown features a star-studded cast of WWE Superstars delivering over-the-top action, feats of athleticism beyond the reach of mortal men, and WWE's special brand of drama.
#1 - Opportunity knocks
Season 12 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 5, 2010
Match #1: Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match: John Morrison vs Kane vs Drew McIntyre Match #2: Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match: R-Truth vs Mike Knox Match #3: Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match: CM Punk vs Batista Match #4: Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match: Matt Hardy vs Chris Jericho Match #5: Mickie James & Beth Phoenix vs Michelle McCool & Layla Match #6: Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match: Rey Mysterio vs Dolph Ziggler
#2 - Episode 01
Season 13 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 7, 2011
#3 - SmackDown 817
Season 17 - Episode 16 - Aired Apr 16, 2015
United States Champion John Cena & Intercontinental Champion Daniel Bryan team up to take on Tag Team Champions Tyson Kidd & Cesaro. After feeling the wrath of The Celtic Warrior, Neville looks for payback on Sheamus. While trying to recast himself in light of recent setbacks, The Miz receives some bad news. Plus, Bray Wyatt returns to action.
#4 - SmackDown 802
Season 17 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 2, 2015
Edge & Christian host SmackDown and bid a final act of defiance before the return of The Authority. With the show in the hands of The Rated-R Superstar and Captain Charisma, Ryback looks satisfy his appetite by going one-on-one with Big Show. Plus, Roman Reigns battles Rusev, Dean Ambrose delivers a message to Bray Wyatt, and much more action.
#5 - SmackDown 803
Season 17 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 9, 2015
Roman Reigns faces Seth Rollins and the Big Show in main event tag team action. As the Road to WrestleMania draws near, Bray Wyatt delivers a message to the participants in the Royal Rumble Match. Plus, a Triple Threat Tag Team Match, Intercontinental Champion Bad News Barrett is in action, and much more.
#6 - SmackDown 804
Season 17 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 15, 2015
Daniel Bryan squares off against Kane. After Seth Rollins made a lasting impression on Brock Lesnar during their contract signing on Raw, Paul Heyman comes to SmackDown to give Rollins a warning. Plus, Bad News Barrett defends his Intercontinental Championship against Sin Cara, Natalya battles Divas Champion Nikki Bella, and more.
#7 - SmackDown 805
Season 17 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 22, 2015
With Ryback, Erick Rowan, and Dolph Ziggler now officially reinstated on the WWE roster, The Authority's henchmen look to ensure they don't qualify for the 2015 Royal Rumble Match by making them compete in some challenging contests. As Daniel Bryan and Kane go head-to-head in a No Disqualification match. All this and more.
#8 - SmackDown 806
Season 17 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 29, 2015
Daniel Bryan battles Kane in a Casket Match. The 2015 Royal Rumble winner Roman Reigns goes one-on-one with the Big Show. The problems between Rusev and John Cena continue when the United States Champion questions Cena's heart. Plus, Seth Rollins issues an open challenge, The Ascension battles Gold & Stardust, and much more.
#9 - SmackDown 807
Season 17 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 5, 2015
As Daniel Bryan and Roman Reigns prepare to meet at Fastlane for a spot in the main event at WrestleMania, they come face-to-face on MizTV. However, Bryan is faced with a detour as he must battle Seth Rollins and his security team in a 3-on-1 Handicap Match. Plus, Dean Ambrose receives some bad news and Paige goes one-on-one with Alicia.
#10 - SmackDown 808
Season 17 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 2, 2015
The Authority continues to make Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan coexist as a unit by forcing them to partner up against some of WWE's best duos in an incredible Tag Team Turmoil main event. Paige takes on Summer Rae. Plus, Bray Wyatt battles R-Truth, Fandango faces off against Adam Rose, and much more.
#11 - SmackDown 809
Season 17 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 19, 2015
Dolph Ziggler and Seth Rollins go one-on-one. Daniel Bryan and Roman Reigns prepare for their match at Fastlane with some singles competition. In retaliation from his attack at the hands of John Cena, Rusev makes an example out of The Usos. Plus, Ryback battles Kane, Erick Rowan takes on the Big Show, and much more.
#12 - SmackDown 810
Season 17 - Episode 9 - Aired Feb 26, 2015
Daniel Bryan is faced with some bad news. While Roman Reigns' journey to WrestleMania continues, he sits down for special interview. When Damien Mizdow's acting career picks up, The Miz tries to steal the spotlight. Plus, Bray Wyatt continues to call out The Undertaker, a Six-Man Tag Team main event, and much more.
#13 - SmackDown 811
Season 17 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 5, 2015
Bad News Barrett teams with Luke Harper to take on Dean Ambrose & Dolph Ziggler. AJ Lee faces off against Brie Bella. The problems between Kane and Big Show may spell trouble for Ryback. Plus, Los Matadores take on Tyson Kidd & Cesaro, Curtis Axel issues a special challenge, and much more.
#14 - SmackDown 812
Season 17 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 12, 2015
The Superstars looking for the Intercontinental Championship will face off in a Six-Man Tag Team Match as Daniel Bryan teams with Dean Ambrose & Dolph Ziggler to take on Bad News Barrett, Luke Harper & Stardust. As Roman Reigns looks toward his WrestleMania confrontation with Brock Lesnar, another Superstar takes exception.
#15 - SmackDown 813
Season 17 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 19, 2015
Mark Henry shows his support for Roman Reigns and his quest for the WWE Championship against Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania. However, The World's Strongest Man's display of respect earns he and Reigns a match against Seth Rollins & Kane. Plus, the contenders for the Intercontinental Championship compete in a Gauntlet Match and much more.
#16 - SmackDown 814
Season 17 - Episode 13 - Aired Mar 26, 2015
On the this special edition of SmackDown from WrestleMania Axxess, John Cena teams with Roman Reigns, Daniel Bryan & Mark Henry to take on Seth Rollins, Big Show, Kane & Bray Wyatt in an Eight-Man Tag Team main event. As AJ Lee and Paige ready for their encounter with The Bellas, both teams come face-to-face one final time.
#17 - SmackDown 815
Season 17 - Episode 14 - Aired Apr 2, 2015
Seth Rollins meets a new challenger for his WWE Championship. As Sheamus reveals the reasons behind his new attitude, The Celtic Warrior sets his sights on facing Intercontinental Champion Daniel Bryan. Plus, Dean Ambrose takes on Luke Harper, Roman Reigns shares his feelings on WrestleMania in a special interview, and more.
#18 - SmackDown 816
Season 17 - Episode 15 - Aired Apr 9, 2015
Daniel Bryan teams with Dolph Ziggler & Roman Reigns to take on Sheamus, Big Show & Bad News Barrett. Bray Wyatt faces off against Erick Rowan. While The Miz invites his Marine 4 co-star Summer Rae to be his guest on MizTV, an old friend stops by to show Miz how awesome he is. Plus, Natalya battles Alicia Fox, The New Day are in action, and more.
#19 - SmackDown 818
Season 17 - Episode 17 - Aired Apr 23, 2015
Kane orders WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins to take on some old friends in the main event. While Rusev readies for his Russian Chain Match against John Cena at Extreme Rules, Ryback targets The Super Athlete to satisfy his appetite. Plus, Sheamus teams with Bad News Barrett to face off against Neville & Dolph Ziggler and more.
#20 - SmackDown 819
Season 17 - Episode 18 - Aired Apr 30, 2015
WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins faces Dean Ambrose. While Roman Reigns looks forward to his chance at Payback, he goes one-on-one with Kane. Plus, Bray Wyatt targets Ryback, Damien Sandow continues to make a new name for himself when he takes on Curtis Axel, and much more action.
#21 - SmackDown 820
Season 17 - Episode 19 - Aired May 7, 2015
The Fatal 4-Way Match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at WWE Payback is made official as Director of Operations Kane hosts the contract signing between Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, Randy Orton, and Roman Reigns. While his reign as the 2015 King of the Ring continues, Bad News Barrett faces a rebellion.
#22 - SmackDown 821
Season 17 - Episode 20 - Aired May 14, 2015
Dean Ambrose takes on Sheamus. Roman Reigns battles Kane in the main event. Seth Rollins goes one-on-one with Ryback. Plus, King Barrett targets Neville, Adam Rose says farewell to some old friends, and more.
#23 - SmackDown 822
Season 17 - Episode 21 - Aired May 21, 2015
Dean Ambrose takes on Bray Wyatt in the main event. While continuing to catch the eye of Lana, Dolph Ziggler must turn his attention to King Barrett as they face off in singles action. Plus, things continue to heat up within the Divas Championship picture, a Four Corners Tag Team Match, and much more.
#24 - SmackDown 823
Season 17 - Episode 22 - Aired May 28, 2015
Dean Ambrose teams up with Roman Reigns to take on Kane & WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins. NXT Champion Kevin Owens comes to SmackDown to send a message to the WWE Universe. Rusev battles Ryback. Plus, King Barrett battles R-Truth, a Lumberjack Tag Team Match, and much more.
#25 - SmackDown 824
Season 17 - Episode 23 - Aired Jun 4, 2015
Dean Ambrose delivers a warning to Seth Rollins. For the first time ever on SmackDown, Kevin Owens defends his NXT Championship against any opponent up to the challenge. Plus, Roman Reigns goes one-on-one with Sheamus in the main event, Lana clears the air on MizTV, and much more.