WWE Smackdown Celebrates 15th Anniversary With The Rock Tonight On TV

Posted: Oct 10 2014, 2:54pm CDT | by , in News | Latest TV News


WWE Smackdown Celebrates 15th Anniversary with The Rock Tonight on TV
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The WWE will air a special 15th Anniversary episode of SmackDown, tonight at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Syfy. Mark you calendar on your smartphone right now to not miss this special show if you are wrestling fan. With nearly 800 original episodes, SmackDown is the second longest-running weekly episodic program in U.S. television history, only behind WWE’s other flagship program, Monday Night Raw.

As part of the 15th Anniversary show, Dwayne The Rock Johnson will appear in a special segment. Tonight’s SmackDown will be the 790th episode for the series. In comparison, Saturday Night Live has aired 766 episodes since it began in 1975, Gunsmoke aired 635 episodes from 1955-1975, Lassie aired 591 episodes from 1954-1973 and The Simpsons has aired 552 episodes since it began in 1989.

As part of the festivities, celebrities including Ben Roethlisberger, Cedric The Entertainer, Kyle Busch, Snoop Dogg, William Shatner and others will share photos from their WWE experiences on their social media platforms.

Prior to the 15th anniversary episode, fans can watch the WWE Network special Edge and Christian’s 15th Anniversary SmackDown Show that Totally Reeks of Awesomeness, featuring WWE Hall of Famer Edge and WWE Superstar Christian, offering entertaining insight into the greatest moments from SmackDown’s 15 year history. The program is now available as part of WWE Network’s video-on-demand library, containing more than 2,000 hours of content.

The name SmackDown came from WWE Superstar Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s popular catchphrase, "Lay the Smackdown."

WWE Smackdown is averaging 3.1 million viewers each week, beating all Friday primetime viewing on any cable network.

SmackDown General Manager, Stephanie McMahon, will kick off the festivities the special WWE Smackdown anniversary show at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Syfy.

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