Get your lists ready. Back in 1999, WWE decided that they needed a second show to go along with Monday Night Raw. That would be SmackDown, which has stayed on the air for over nineteen years, putting together a heck of a history of its own. Therefore, there are quite a few matches to pick from over the years and that means it’s time to look back at some of those matches. has released a Top 15 list of the Greatest SmackDown Live matches in the show’s history. The matches range from the show’s debut episode all the way up through earlier this year to offer a wide range of options. The list was released as a way to help set up the 1000th episode of SmackDown Live on October 16. You can check out the full list at the above link but here are the top five.

5. Edge/Rey Mysterio vs. Los Guerreros – October 24, 2002

Rey Mysterio and Edge vs Los Guerreros

4. New Day vs. Bludgeon Brothers – August 21, 2018

New Day vs. Bludgeon Brothers - SmackDown Tag Team Title No DQ Match: SmackDown LIVE, Aug. 21, 2018

3. Shield vs. Randy Orton/Team HELL NO – June 14, 2003

Kane, Daniel Bryan & Randy Orton vs. The Shield: SmackDown, June 14, 2013

2. Kurt Angle vs. Brock Lesnar (Iron Man Match) – September 18, 2003

Brock Lesnar vs Kurt Angle Highlights HD - Iron Man Match

1. Edge vs. Eddie Guerrero (No DQ) – September 26, 2002

FULL-LENGTH MATCH - SmackDown - Edge vs. Eddie Guerrero - No Disqualification Match

Opinion: I can’t say I can go with a lot of this list as some of these fifteen matches seem to have been chosen for the date on which they took place rather than their quality. That being said, there are some gems in there that deserve the extra attention that they’re receiving here. The 1000th episode of SmackDown Live should be a lot of fun and there’s more than enough history to focus on around there.

Which of these was your favorite? What did WWE forget to include? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his Amazon author page with 28 wrestling books. His latest book is the the Complete 2003 Smackdown Reviews.

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