SmackDown Five-Point Preview: Feb. 7, 2014

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February 07, 2014

Has Alberto Del Rio bitten off more than he can chew?

WWE COO Triple H made it official Wednesday in a sit-down interview with Michael Cole on At Elimination Chamber, No. 1 contender Batista will square off against Alberto Del Rio.

After weeks of calling out The Animal, Del Rio was seemingly silenced when, during the Royal Rumble Match, Batista dumped the haughty Superstar over the top rope. But, true to his nature, Del Rio wasn’t yet done instigating a rivalry with the eventual Royal Rumble Match winner. Now that their one-on-one battle is official, is Del Rio officially in over his head?

Sure, he’s won every major title in WWE, but can the aristocratic grappler compete with the sheer strength and raw power of The Animal? If he has any hopes to hang with Batista at Elimination Chamber, Del Rio needs to pick up some steam heading into the pay-per-view. Will tonight be the night Del Rio gets a jumpstart?