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List of WWE SmackDown special episodes

This is a list of special episodes of the professional wrestling television series WWE SmackDown. Throughout its broadcast history, the show has aired editions that have different themes. Some of them are yearly events such as the WWE draft and the Slammy Awards. Others include tributes to various professional wrestlers who have recently died or retired from actively performing.

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Episode Date Location Rating Notes
SmackDown! (Pilot) April 29, 1999 (1999-04-29) New Haven, Connecticut 3.10/5.80 share[1] Pilot episode[2]
SmackDown! (Debut) August 26, 1999 (1999-08-26) Kansas City, Missouri 4.2[3] Series debut
SmackDown! Extreme February 1, 2001 (2001-02-01) Columbus, Ohio 4.0
SmackDown! Live August 16, 2001 (2001-08-16) Salt Lake City, Utah 4.3 First live episode of SmackDown! also the introduction of the fist stage
9/11 Tribute September 13, 2001 (2001-09-13) Houston, Texas 3.6[4]
  • Tribute in memory of 9/11
  • Airing Live on Thursday following the cancellation of SmackDown taping last Tuesday due to the September 11 attacks
Christmas from Baghdad December 25, 2003 (2003-12-25) Baghdad, Iraq 3.0[5] Honored United States Armed Forces
SmackDown! 5th Anniversary Special September 23, 2004 (2004-09-23) Phoenix, Arizona 3.2[6] Celebrated the show's 5th anniversary
Christmas in Iraq December 23, 2004 (2004-12-23) Tikrit, Iraq 2.9[6] Honored United States Armed Forces
SmackDown! Night of Champions December 30, 2004 (2004-12-30) New Orleans, Louisiana 3.9[6] Featured championship matches
Final Thursday Night SmackDown 2005 September 1, 2005 (2005-09-01) Jacksonville, Florida 2.4 Final episode of SmackDown airing on Thursday Nights
Friday Night SmackDown September 9, 2005 (2005-09-09) Atlanta, Georgia 1.9 SmackDown moves to Friday Nights
Eddie Guerrero Tribute Show November 18, 2005 (2005-11-18) Minneapolis, Minnesota 3.3[7] Tribute in memory of Eddie Guerrero
The SmackDown! Special[8] November 29, 2005 (2005-11-29) Cincinnati, Ohio 2.35[7] One hour special episode of SmackDown airing on Tuesday Nights
Best of SmackDown! 2005 December 23, 2005 (2005-12-23) Springfield, Massachusetts 2.8[7] Featured clips from 2005
Best of SmackDown! 2006 December 29, 2006 (2006-12-29) N/A 2.6[9] Featured clips from 2006
SmackDown! 400th episode April 20, 2007 (2007-04-20) Milan, Italy 2.5[10] Celebrated the show's 400th episode
WWE Best of 2007 December 28, 2007 (2007-12-28) N/A 2.5[10] Featured clips from 2007
SmackDown All-Star Kick-Off October 3, 2008 (2008-10-03) Green Bay, Wisconsin 2.9[11] Featured Champion vs. Champion matches
Premiere on MyNetworkTV
SmackDown 500th episode March 20, 2009 (2009-03-20) Corpus Christi, Texas 2.7[12]
  • Celebrated the show's 500th episode
  • Featured the rosters from all three brands
Decade of SmackDown October 2, 2009 (2009-10-02) Boston, Massachusetts 3.77/2.20 share[13]
  • Celebrated the show's 10th anniversary[14]
  • Featured the rosters from all three brands
SmackDown Live Syfy Premiere October 1, 2010 (2010-10-01) Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 1.7[15]
  • Premiere on Syfy
  • Featured the rosters from Raw and SmackDown
Christmas on USA December 21, 2010 (2010-12-21) San Antonio, Texas 2.5[15] Special Tuesday live Christmas episode on the USA Network[16]
SmackDown 600th episode February 18, 2011 (2011-02-18) San Diego, California 2.1[17]
  • Celebrates the show's 600th episode
  • Features the rosters from Raw and SmackDown[18]
SmackDown Milestone October 14, 2011 (2011-10-14) Dallas, Texas 2.2[19] Special episode celebrating SmackDown as the second longest running weekly episodic TV show
SuperSmackDown LIVE! Christmas Special November 29, 2011 (2011-11-29) Charlotte, North Carolina 3.7 A live holiday-themed SmackDown hosted by Mick Foley
New Year's SmackDown December 30, 2011 (2011-12-30) Indianapolis, Indiana 5.1 A New Year's-themed episode of SmackDown
Sin City SmackDown January 20, 2012 (2012-01-20) Las Vegas, Nevada 3.7[20]
  • A special episode of SmackDown emanating from Las Vegas, Nevada
  • The stipulations of the matches are determined by the spin of a wheel, similar to Raw Roulette
SuperSmackDown LIVE: Blast from the Past April 10, 2012 (2012-04-10) Hampton, Virginia 1.5[21]
SuperSmackDown LIVE: The Great American Bash[23] July 3, 2012 (2012-07-03) Corpus Christi, Texas 1.7[24]
  • Live episode of SmackDown
  • Celebration of Independence Day
  • The Great American Bash 20-Man Battle Royal[23]
Friday Night ZackDown July 13, 2012 (2012-07-13) Denver, Colorado 2.50/0.8 share[25] The winner of The Great American bash 20-Man Battle Royal; Zack Ryder ran SmackDown as acting general manager for one night only
SuperSmackDown LIVE: Commercial-Free December 18, 2012 (2012-12-18) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 6.17
The Rock Return Show January 11, 2013 (2013-01-11) Miami, Florida 3.7 First SmackDown to feature The Rock in 10 years
SmackDown 700th Episode LIVE! January 18, 2013 (2013-01-18) San Antonio, Texas 2.88/0.8 share[26] Celebration of the 700th episode of SmackDown
Social Media SmackDown March 1, 2013 (2013-03-01) Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 4.1 Special episode of SmackDown that features reactions from the superstars and the WWE Universe on Tout, Twitter, and Facebook
SmackDown Thanksgiving November 29, 2013 (2013-11-29) Uncasville, Connecticut 2.64/0.8 share[27] Special Thanksgiving-themed episode of SmackDown
SmackDown 15[28] October 10, 2014 (2014-10-10) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2.67/0.8 share[29] Celebrated the show's 15th anniversary
SmackDown Halloween Special October 31, 2014 (2014-10-31) Houston, Texas 2.21/0.6 share[30] Halloween special of SmackDown
Super SmackDown Live: SmackDown's 800th Episode December 16, 2014 (2014-12-16) Grand Rapids, Michigan 2.03/1.51 share[31]
  • Special live broadcast of SmackDown, celebrating its 800th episode
  • Aired on USA Network
Final Friday Night SmackDown 2015[32][33][34] January 9, 2015 (2015-01-09) Laredo, Texas 2.43/0.7 share[35] Final episode of SmackDown airing on Friday Nights
Thursday Night SmackDown 2015 [32][33][34] January 15, 2015 (2015-01-15) Baton Rouge, Louisiana 2.68/0.8 share[36] Return to Thursday Nights
SmackDown Live! January 29, 2015 (2015-01-29) Hartford, Connecticut 2.95/0.9 share[37]
  • As a result of Winter Storm Juno and statewide travel bans, WWE was forced to postpone a live Raw at the XL Center in Hartford, CT and a SmackDown taping at the TD Garden in Boston scheduled for the next day. Raw became a highlights show that Monday, and the live Raw was rescheduled as a live SmackDown episode three days later on Syfy[38][39]
  • The main event was a Casket match between Daniel Bryan and Kane, which Bryan won[40][41]
SmackDown Halloween Special October 29, 2015 (2015-10-29) Phoenix, Arizona 2.1/1.7 share Halloween Special of SmackDown
SmackDown Thanksgiving November 26, 2015 (2015-11-26) Indianapolis, Indiana 1.3/2.0 share Special Thanksgiving-themed episode of SmackDown
SuperSmackDown LIVE! Christmas Special December 22, 2015 (2015-12-22) Des Moines, Iowa 1.53 A live holiday-themed SmackDown
Aired on USA Network
Final SmackDown on Syfy December 31, 2015 (2015-12-31) Washington, D.C. 2.8 Special New Year's Eve episode of SmackDown
This was the final episode of SmackDown on Syfy
SmackDown USA Network Debut January 7, 2016 (2016-01-07) Laredo, Texas 2.75 SmackDown debuts on the USA Network
Final Thursday Night SmackDown 2016 July 14, 2016 (2016-07-14) Grand Rapids, Michigan 2.06/0.6 share[42] Final episode of SmackDown airing on Thursday Nights, on USA Network
2016 WWE Draft and SmackDown Live Premiere July 19, 2016 (2016-07-19) Worcester, Massachusetts 3.17/1.2 share[43] SmackDown moves to Tuesday nights, airing live and Premiere on USA and marks the return of the Brand Extension and supplemental draft. This is also the first WWE Draft to air on SmackDown[44]
SmackDown Live's 900th Episode November 15, 2016 (2016-11-15) Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 2.75 Celebrated the 900th episode of SmackDown. Featured the return of The Undertaker and Edge on "The Cutting Edge"
SmackDown Live's Wild Card Finals December 27, 2016 (2016-12-27) Rosemont, Illinois 2.89[45] Celebrating the final episode of SmackDown in 2016. Featured three championship matches and the return of John Cena
Superstar Shake-up April 11, 2017 (2017-04-11) Boston, Massachusetts 3.10[46] WWE Superstars are swapped between the Raw and SmackDown Live brands
Sin City SmackDown Live September 12, 2017 (2017-09-12) Las Vegas, Nevada 2.7 A special episode of SmackDown Live emanating from Las Vegas, Nevada. Featured three championship matches and Kevin Owens' attack on WWE's Chairman and CEO Mr. McMahon
SmackDown Halloween Special October 31, 2017 (2017-10-31) Norfolk, Virginia 2.12/0.7 share[47] Halloween Special of SmackDown
SmackDown Live Christmas December 26, 2017 (2017-12-26) Rosemont, Illinois 2.6 Live Christmas-themed episode of SmackDown on Christmas Tuesday, held at the Allstate Arena
SmackDown Live New Years Day January 2, 2018 (2018-01-02) Orlando, Florida 2.7 Live episode of SmackDown on New Years Tuesday, held at the Amway Center
Superstar Shake-up April 17, 2018 (2018-04-17) Providence, Rhode Island 2.7 WWE Superstars are swapped between the Raw and SmackDown Live brands
SmackDown 1000 October 16, 2018 (2018-10-16) Washington, D.C. 2.5 Celebrating the show's historical 1000th episode
Christmas Day SmackDown December 25, 2018 (2018-12-25) Fresno, California 1.9 Christmas Day edition of SmackDown which aired on Christmas Day and was taped on December 18, 2018
New Years SmackDown January 1, 2019 (2019-01-01) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2.0 New Years Day edition of SmackDown which aired on New Years Day and was taped on December 29, 2018
Superstar Shake-up April 16, 2019 Montreal, Quebec, Canada 2.22 WWE Superstars are swapped between the Raw and SmackDown brands.
SmackDown's Return to Madison Square Garden September 10, 2019 New York, New York 2.06 SmackDown's return to Madison Square Garden. It was the second WWE Television Event to be broadcast from Madison Square in 10 years, following Raw from the same arena. Featured an appearance from The Undertaker.
Final SmackDown on USA Network September 24, 2019 San Francisco, California Final episode of SmackDown airing on Tuesday nights and on USA Network
SmackDown's Greatest Hits September 27, 2019 N/A Recapping the Greatest Hits from the past 20 years of SmackDown. It is the first WWE Television Event on Fox ahead of SmackDown's premiere on the network on October 4, 2019
SmackDown's 20th Anniversary October 4, 2019 Los Angeles, California Celebrating the show's 20th anniversary. SmackDown debuts on Fox and airs live on Friday nights.[48]
2019 WWE draft October 11, 2019 Las Vegas, Nevada WWE Superstars are drafted between the Raw and SmackDown brands.

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