This article is about the WHEI brand. For the Twitch show, see WHEI SmackDown

SmackDown is one of War Hawks Entertainment Inc.'s Brands which was first established on December 13, 2015 with the first universe mode draft. The draft went into effect the following Friday, SmackDown's new home (it had been moved to Thursday in real life at the time) on Christmas Day.

Despite starting the universe mode at a time when the brand split wasn't in effect and most of the Championships were unified, Ironman, Juggernaut, and Sherania, opted to go with the brand split to give all wrestlers an opportunity to shine. With each War Hawk getting their own show with unique rosters, champions, pay per views, and general managers.

Wrestlers assigned to the SmackDown brand appear predominently on the Friday Night SmackDown (Live) program. Starting with season 3 however, all cruiserweights also appear on the cruiserweight exclusive 205 Live brand. As well as SmackDown and co-branded pay per view events.

History Edit

Season 1 (2015-2016) Edit

While Raw recieved the revived World Heavyweight, World Tag Team, and Women's Championships, as well as the Intercontinental Championship. SmackDown took the titles that were already present, the WWE, WWE Tag Team, and Diva's Championships as well as the United States Championship. Not liking the current designs of any of them he reverted the first 3 back to their previous designs. Opting to keep the Diva's Championship with the current design because Nightingale liked it.

Many prominent superstars competed on SmackDown during the first season, including Paige, Naomi, Harper, Rowan, Edge, and Christian. Although Edge was initially drafted to LWL he was traded early on because Elliot wanted to reunite the tag team.

Season 2 Edit

With the reintroduction of the brand split in real life, season 2 brought a change up in the titles for the brands. While Raw took the Universal, new Women's, Tag Team, and Cruiserweight Championships, keeping the Intercontinental title, SmackDown kept the WWE and United States Championships, updating the design of the former to match real life. Ironman also brought in the SmackDown Women's and Tag Team titles. He also reintroduced the Hardcore title to compliment the Cruiserweight title on Raw.

Several names competed on SmackDown in season 2, including the returning Nightingale, who was awarded the SmackDown Women's Championship as she had been the defending Diva's Champion at the end of season 1.

Season 3 Edit

In season 3 things remained mostly the same for all three brands as they moved into the new game. This time they actually had the titles rather than having to make them or download them. However while SmackDown drafted the LWL Global Internet Champion, LWL drafted SmackDown's WWE Champion, leaving them without a World Champion. Ironman will rectify this at the upcoming SummerSlam pay per view.

During the draft such names as the Authors of Pain, Rhyno, The Undertaker, The New Day, and sAnitY were all drafted to SmackDown.

Champions Edit

The WWE, WWE Tag Team, United States, and Diva's Championships were all initially brought to the SmackDown brand during the first seson draft. Ironman reverted the first two to their previous designs because he didn't like them, particularly the tag team title's resemblance to a penny.

When new titles were introduced in 2016 following the reintroduction of the real life brand split Ironman brought in the SmackDown Women's and Tag Team titles to replace the older titles, as well as updating the WWE title's design to reflect real life. He also reinstated the Hardcore title to compliment the new Cruiserweight title on Raw and the Internet title being introduced on LWL.

Current Champions Edit

CHampionship Current Champion(s) Reign Date Won Days Held Location Notes
WHEI WWE Championship Daniel Bryan 5 August 26, 2018 66+ Brooklyn, NY Defeated Sami Zayn in the finals of a tournament to win the vacant championship.
WHEI United States Championship Cody Rhodes 1 September 30, 2018 31+ St. Louis, MO Defeated Big E with help from the Young Bucks to win the title.
WHEI SmackDown Tag Team Championship The Ousiders (Scott Hall & Kevin Nash) 1 August 26, 2018 66+ Brooklyn, NY Defeated The Authors Of Pain at SummerSlam to win the title.
WHEI SmackDown Women's Championship Bayley 1 September 1, 2018 60+ N/A Defeated Nikki Cross on SmackDown Live to win the title
WHEI Hardcore Championship Ironman 9 August 17, 2018 75+ N/A Won an 8 Man Over The Top Rope Battle Royal to win the title.

Previous championships Edit

Championship Time On Brand
WHEI WWE Tag Team Championship December 22, 2015-May 26, 2017
WHEI Diva's Championship December 22, 2015-May 26, 2017

Personnel Edit

Due to the ridiculous amount of wrestlers that have appeared on the brand throughout the years, they won't be appearing here.

Ring Name Real Name Notes
Ironman Elliot Lytle General Manager of SmackDown


Sherania Stephanie Hudson-Lytle Commentator
Juggernaut Terrance Jennings Commentator

Pay Per Views Edit

Season 1 Pay Per Views Edit

Date Event Venue Location Main Event
January 10, 2016 Cyber Sunday NRG Arena Houston, Texas Damien Mizdow (c) vs. The Rock vs. Sting vs. Shawn Michaels in a Fatal 4 Way Match for the WHEI WWE Championship
February 7, 2016 Judgement Day Keybank Center Buffalo, New York Shawn Michaels (c) vs. Shane McMahon in a Last Man Standing Match for the WHEI WWE Championship
July 1, 2016 Fastlane Allstate Arena Chicago, Illinois The Rock vs. The Rock ('03) vs. Bret Hart vs. Daniel Bryan vs. Stunning Steve Austin vs. Kevin Owens in a Money In The Bank Ladder Match


Season 2 Pay Per Views Edit

Date Event Venue Location Main Event
July 24, 2017 The Great American Bash Indinappolis, Indiana Shane McMahon (c) vs. Randy Orton for the WHEI WWE Championship

Season 3 Pay Per Views Edit

Date Event Venue Lacation Main Event
TBA No Mercy Enterprise Center St. Louis, MO Bayley (c) vs. Nikki Cross for the SmackDown Women's Championship
TBA Halloween Havoc TBA TBA TBA
TBA TLC: Tables, Ladders, & Chairs TBA TBA TBA
TBA Cyber Sunday TBA TBA TBA
TBA Money In The Bank TBA TBA TBA
TBA The Great American Bash TBA TBA TBA

External links Edit

List Of WHEI Brands
Raw | SmackDown | LWL | 205 Live | NXT UK
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