SmackDown Five-Point Preview: June 21, 2013

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June 21, 2013

Will the Intercontinental Champion get barraged?

In a lot of ways, Wade Barrett was the forgotten man at WWE Payback.

Even though he entered last Sunday’s Triple Threat Title Match as champion, Barrett was overlooked in favor of the increasingly popular Miz and the buzz-worthy newbie, Curtis Axel. Being pinned by Axel in that match certainly didn’t help Barrett’s standing, but to think that the British brawler is through would be a hasty —not to mention, stupid — mistake.

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Barrett is one of the most dangerous men on the WWE roster, and his street fighting background and gruff demeanor make him a constant threat inside the ring. On the other hand, there aren’t many Superstars as hot right now as Axel, and coming off his momentous victory, look for the newest “Heyman Guy” to keep climbing the ranks.

In order to do that, however, the third-generation Superstar needs to first overcome The Barrett Barrage in an Intercontinental Title rematch tonight on the blue brand.

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