Originally written on cheap-heat  |  Last updated 11/17/14
Picimg_wwe__wrestlemania_a638
This day 14 years ago one of the staples of the WWE’s current product was born. I am talking about The show that many believe came from the Rock’s saying of Layeth the Smackdown on your candy ass. I am talking about Friday Night Smackdown. The first Smackdown was headlined by a blockbuster Tag Team match of The Rock & Steve Austin vs The Undertaker & Triple H. Austin & The Rock won the match getting the better of the Corporate Ministry on that night. The other matches on the card were:   Blue Blazer def. Val Venis The Big Show def. Test D’Lo Brown def. Droz via DQ Kane & X-Pac pin Road Dogg & Billy Gunn Ken Shamrock def. Bradshaw Mankind def. Big Bossman The creation of Smackdown in many respects was WWE’s answers to WCW Thunder which was created earlier that year. But since 1999 Smackdown has become a staple for the WWE as a whole because most fans nowadays can’t imagine WWE without Smackdown. Since 2005 Smackdown has been on Friday nights and since then in many ways has fallen from the place it once had which is a shame. Because this show was once near the same level as Raw but that changed with the move to Friday. All I got to say though is Smackdown in it’s 14 years of existence has produced some great memories take a look at some below:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z24JyFnM-7U The first Smackdown   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xz7sh5E5fFE Brock Lesnar Superplex’s Big Show   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fm3YR4-LQPU 9/13/01 Smackdown Opening     ~~ God Bless & Enjoy
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Romo was willing to take pay cut to keep DeMarco Murray

Marcus Mariota reportedly not planning to attend NFL draft

Alabama RB dismissed from team after marijuana arrest

Golden Tate: Departure of Suh won't pressure Lion's offense

Are the Angels being overlooked?

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Team USA improves before meltdown in Swiss draw

USC AD skips meeting in Indiana: ‘I am the proud father of a gay son’

David Ortiz clarifies part of essay in The Players' Tribune

Hernandez reportedly 'swore' he wasn't involved in murder

Associated Press examining its use of the Redskins name

Urban Meyer discusses notion of running 2-QB system

WATCH: Gronk describes his perfect wife

Reigning National Champions to boycott Final Four in Indiana

This isn’t Tom Izzo’s greatest March masterpiece

New development clears path for Rams relocation

WATCH: J.J. Watt sings about stadium food on 'New Girl'

Kings ready to shut down DeMarcus Cousins

Jameis Winston may skip NFL draft to be with grandmother

Phillies to sell hard liquor, wine at Citizens Bank Park

Jason Dufner, wife Amanda getting a divorce

Top 10 players in baseball

Top 20 players in the Final Four

Russell Wilson should sit until new deal is done

WWE News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

This isn’t Tom Izzo’s greatest March masterpiece

Are the Angels being overlooked?

Top 20 players in the Final Four

Top 10 players in baseball

Report: Tiger's plane spotted in Augusta

Moss shares story on meeting Deion

Five coaches already on the hot seat

Can we envision the Hawks in the Finals?

10 winners and losers from the past week in the NFL

Namath parties with 100 yr-old women

Report: Shaka Smart talking to Texas

Rick Barnes to land at Tennessee?

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.