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.
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.
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||Vacant||-||------||------||--------||title vacated after champion Finn Balor was drafted to LWL|
|WHEI United States Championship||Big E||1||August 3, 2018||7+||N/A||Big E won the title from the previous champion before the season 3 draft and was subsequently drafted to SmackDown|
|WHEI SmackDown Tag Team Championship||The Authors Of Pain (Akam & Rezar)||1||April 10, 2018||92+||N/A||Awarded the title during the season 3 premire to be the default champions for season 3.|
|WHEI SmackDown Women's Championship||Nikki Cross||1||April 10, 2018||92+||N/A||Awarded the championship to be the default champion in season 3|
|WHEI Hardcore Championship||Rhyno||4||April 10, 2018||92+||N/A||Awarded the title to be the default champion in season 3. This counts toward his overall hardcore title reigns|
|LWL Global Internet Championship||Braun Strowman||1||August 3, 2018||10+||N/A||Strowman defeated the previous champion before the draft and was drafted to SmackDown during, taking the title with him. Has a match coming with Xerios on the next episode of SmackDown for 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|
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
Pay Per Views Edit
Season 1 Pay Per Views Edit
|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
|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
|TBA||TLC: Tables, Ladders, & Chairs||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|TBA||Money In The Bank||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|TBA||The Great American Bash||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|List Of WHEI Brands|
|Raw | SmackDown | LWL | 205 Live | NXT UK|