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WWE SmackDown video highlights: FOX premiere


The Staples Center in Los Angeles, California hosted a historic night for WWE on Friday.

SmackDown made its debut on FOX, with appearances by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Cain Velasquez taking place on the episode. The Rock appeared in the opening segment, helping Becky Lynch verbally and physically lay the smackdown on Baron Corbin.

The show ended with Velasquez making his WWE debut. After Brock Lesnar won the WWE Championship from Kofi Kingston in just seconds, there was an angle where Velasquez came out with Rey Mysterio and got revenge on Lesnar for Lesnar attacking Mysterio and Dominik on this week's Raw.

Dave Meltzer reported that Lesnar vs. Velasquez is scheduled for Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia on October 31.

More coverage from last night --

WWE SmackDown video highlights --

Vince and Stephanie McMahon welcome the audience to SmackDown's new era

The Rock and Becky Lynch lay the smackdown on King Corbin

Becky Lynch & Charlotte Flair vs. Sasha Banks & Bayley

Ramblin' Rabbit and Mercy the Buzzard preview Seth Rollins vs. The Fiend

Seth Rollins vs. Shinsuke Nakamura, The Fiend attacks

Kevin Owens and Shane McMahon put their careers on the line in a ladder match

Eight-man tag match, security keeps boxer Tyson Fury from going after Braun Strowman

Roman Reigns vs. Erick Rowan in a lumberjack match

Kofi Kingston vs. Brock Lesnar for the WWE Championship

Cain Velasquez debuts, attacks Brock Lesnar

WWE SmackDown fallout videos --

Cain Velasquez is here to get payback on Brock Lesnar

The Rock is happy about the opportunity the WWE roster is getting on FOX

Kofi Kingston is ready to figure out how to get back into the WWE title scene

Kevin Owens can't put into words how happy he is that Shane McMahon is gone

Mick Foley discusses his "Have A Nice Day" 20th anniversary tour

DJ Marshmello wins the 24/7 title

Carmella pins Marshmello to regain the 24/7 title

Blue carpet interviews --

Kevin Owens

King Corbin

Becky Lynch

Stephanie McMahon & Triple H

Braun Strowman

The Miz


Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville

Peyton Royce & Billie Kay

Cathy Kelley

Cedric Alexander


Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson

The Viking Raiders & Sarah Logan

Carmella & R-Truth