We cheered when they did their move, we got goosebumps when their theme song played, we encouraged them at the top of our voices and we held our hearts when they bled. They kicked and punched to win, but they never had to do a thing to win us.
Smackdown has witnessed some of the greatest battles and controversies, the world of WWE has ever seen. Let us go back in time and relive the memories of our favorite WWE stars whom we always loved, in a descending fashion.
I have my favorites which are John Cena and The Rock, I bet you have them too. Lay a smackdown in the comments below! Let's see who cooks better.
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Did you know that The Rock was the one who coined the word Smackdown. This word then made it into the actual dictionary and WWE ran a show with the same name.
Kane made his debut in the WWE in the year 1995 though his wrestling career was as old as 1992. He has 18 championships to his name. He was half brothers with The Undertaker, together they were called the Brothers Of Destruction.
Jeff Hardy started off his career as jobber in WWE. A jobber is a guy who consistently loses to make his opponents look stronger. With his brother, Jeff and Lita they became the Team Xtreme and rose to immense success. Jeff Hardy has in all won 22 wrestling championships!
With a whopping 35 championships to his name, Booker-T or King Booker is the first African-American to become a world champion in WWE. In viewers poll of 2013, he was declared the World's Heavyweight Champion of all time.
One of the greatest women champions WWE has ever witnessed, McCool is amazingly cool for a teacher. Yes, she was a teacher in middle school and joined WWE in 2004. She was the title WWE Divas Champion and just after 5 months she won WWE Women's Championship. She became the first women to have ever hold both the titles!
Big show has won as many as 22 championships. He was definitely one of the most loved superstars. Apart from being one of the greatest wrestlers, he has also acted in many films. His fans love him.
This man needs no introduction. John Cena is undoubtedly the champions of champions. As of 2015, he has 22 world champions to his honor. He is also the face of WWE as of now.
Brock Lesner is the current heavyweight Champion in his fifth reign. At the age of 25, he won his first ever championship, making him the youngest WWE Champion ever!
Rey Mysterio is Spanish for King Mystery and so he is! His high-flying style would make you go "OOoo". He is in fact the lightest wrestling champion in the history of WWE and oh boy! he is good. He has all in all 21 championships to his name, which include 3 times being the World Wrestling Champion!
JBL has appeared in WWE before as Bradshaw. This guy takes his time off as a financial analyst for Fox News. His character JBL who is big mouthed, rich big-shot in indeed an inspiration from his real life role. He appears as an expert panelist in FOX News and is also an author of the best-selling book on financial planning called Have More Money Now.
Kurt Angle is currently the Heavy Weight Champion in his sixth reign at TNA (Total Non-Stop Action Wrestling). He has 21 championships to his name, out of which 13 are world championships. He was declared the Wrestler of the decade for 2000's by the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
"I Lie! I Cheat! I steal!". Eddie Guerrero was villainous and wicked, but he was undoubtedly a sound technical wrestler. Outside the ring, he was the youngest, athletic and most successful of the Guerrero brothers. In the year 2005, at the age of 39, he was found dead in his own apartment.
With 31 championships with the name Ege etched on them, 11 of them happen to be World Championships. Though he is retired now, he still is a heartthrob of many! Now he is pursuing his career as an actor.
Batista, the name itself has such a dangerous and brave ring to it. He was the longest-reigning world Heavyweight Champion the history of WWE. Batista recently appeared in the "Guardians of the Galaxy" and many of his films including the 24th James Bond movie are due this year.
Since 1990's The Undertaker has been taking down people making him the longest tenured professional wrestler with the WWE. According to the storyline, The Undertaker has a supernatural powers, the way he would roll his eyes, was one of his favorite moves of his fans!
Oh yeah! "If You Smell What The Rock Is Cooking " Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, remains one of the most celebrated wrestlers in the history of WWE. He was super cool, he had moves and he had words to say! The Rock was a wrestler just like his father and his father before that. It made him first third-generation wrestler in the company's history. In 2002, he appeared in his first movie- The Scorpion King and since then there Rock has been cooking!