SmackDown's Six-Man Tag Team Main Event could mean WrestleMania retribution

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April 18, 2012

Tonight at 8/7 CT on Syfy – in the spirit of “People Power ” – Permanent Raw and SmackDown GM John Laurinaitis has announced a colossal Six-Man Tag Team Main Event. World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus, The Great Khali and Randy Orton will join forces against formidable foes Daniel Bryan, Mark Henry and Cody Rhodes.

The already enticing lure of “Mr. Excitement’s ” showdown could set the stage for massive WrestleMania payback. Bryan – still fuming over losing the World Title to Sheamus at The Showcase of the Immortals in 18 seconds – can only be angrier after catching The Great White’s Brogue Kick on SuperSmackDown LIVE: Blast From the Past last Tuesday (WATCHPHOTOS | FULL RESULTS). With his rematch set for Extreme Rules, momentum is key. What will the submission specialist have up his sleeve in this week’s SmackDown main event?

Since falling to Intercontinental Champion Big Show’s WMD at The Show of Shows, Cody Rhodes has been living with major humiliation as well – even at the hands of his WWE Hall of Fame father Dusty (WATCH | PHOTOS). Is this the perfect opportunity for the crafty second-generation Superstar to reassert his supremacy?

Mark Henry may have come out on top as part of Team Johnny at WrestleMania. But the favor that he gained from the Permanent Raw and SmackDown General Manager has not earned him the WWE Title in three outings against CM Punk (WATCH | PHOTOS | FULL RAW RESULTS). With a legendary temper, The World’s Strongest Man will surely be thirsty for redemption and a victory tonight.

It's true that Sheamus stands on the top of the mountain as the reigning World Heavyweight Champion. However, the power that John Laurinaitis gained on The Grandest Stage of Them All has now led to his being put on "permanent probation" as well as given him a history-making $500,000 fine (PHOTOS). Will The Great White be seeing red in a match made by the GM?

The Great Khali lost at WrestleMania as part of Team Teddy (PHOTOS). Already a giant threat to any opponent, the angry Punjabi Nightmare is sure to cast a very large shadow over tonight's main event.

Although Randy Orton redeemed his WrestleMania loss to Kane, defeating The Big Red Monster in a No Disqualification Match on the April 6 edition of SmackDown, The Viper is definitely ready to strike at anyone in his path - following his monstrous 'Mania foe's attack on both him and his father, "Cowboy" Bob Orton last Tuesday (WATCH | PHOTOS).     

Don’t miss all the action as SmackDown comes to Syfy from London, England tonight!

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