SmackDown Five Point Preview: June 8, 2012

Will Sheamus seek retribution for Del Rio’s brutal Raw assault?

Sheamus vs. Dolph Ziggler: Raw, June 4, 2012

World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus faces Dolph Ziggler on Raw.

On Monday’s Raw SuperShow – just 13 days before the two will face off at No Way Out for the World Title – Alberto Del Rio locked in the Cross Armbreaker on World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus, suspending the Irish Superstar over the unforgiving steel stage in excruciating pain.

Considering the temper of The Great White, will he be looking to settle the score with The Mexican Aristocrat before their pay-per-view showdown? Or will his arm be too hurt to do anything at all? And considering the fact that Mr. McMahon is returning to Raw on Monday to give General Manager John Laurinaitis’ performance evaluation, how will the “People Power” administration factor into the heated dispute? 

Is tonight's “Peep Show” destined to end in all-out bedlam?

Christian vs. Hunico: SmackDown, May 25, 2012

New Intercontinental Champion Christian makes his return to SmackDown against Hunico.

Tonight, Intercontinental Champion Christian brings “The Peep Show” back to SmackDown. His special guest will be none other than his dangerous championship predecessor, Cody Rhodes.

Since Captain Charisma returned at WWE Over the Limit to capture Rhodes’ title, the two Superstars have been biding their time, watching each other’s matches and waiting for the perfect moment for their inevitable collision. When Christian's always controversial talk show finally brings them back into the same ring, it just may light the fuse on a highly anticipated altercation.

Is Ziggler’s mission to ‘Showoff’ his elite skill more effective than it appears?

Sheamus vs. Dolph Ziggler: SmackDown, June 1, 2012

World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus clashes with Dolph Ziggler on SmackDown.

Ever since his tag team loss on last week’s Raw Supershow, Dolph Ziggler has been on a mission to prove that he is an elite Superstar. But, despite his obvious determination and incredible talent, The Showoff has come up short against World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus in two different outings.

In both intense matches, Ziggler demonstrated exceptional ability, nearly toppling one of the best Superstars that the squared-circle has to offer. So win or lose, is The Showoff in fact fulfilling his goal of bringing his skills center stage? Could it pay off in the long run? Find out tonight when he takes on his another proud titleholder – Intercontinental Champion Christian. 

How will Michael Cole wipe the egg (and the barbecue sauce) off his face?

John Cena vs. Michael Cole: Raw, June 4, 2012

John Cena gets his hands on Michael Cole in the main event of Raw.

Ask anybody. Punching out at the end of the day with a destroyed wardrobe, a humiliating beatdown from 10-time WWE Champion John Cena and a J.R. BBQ Sauce bath does not exactly make you want to show up to the next day of work.

So, how will Michael Cole fare as he attempts to fulfill his responsibilities at the SmackDown announce table tonight, especially with Booker T sitting by his side?

Which breakout SmackDown Superstars should you pay close attention to this week?

Ezekiel Jackson vs. Damien Sandow: SmackDown, June 1, 2012

Ezekiel Jackson is the latest WWE Superstar to face "The Intellectual Savior of the Masses," Damien Sandow.

In recent months, Friday night has served as the ultimate breeding ground for up-and-coming talent to make a splash on a large stage. Which of the rising crop of WWE Superstars are next to assert their place in the spotlight?

As was announced last week, Antonio Cesaro will once again be in action tonight. With the sultry Aksana at his side, there is no telling how far the merciless, Swiss-born Superstar will go.

Though Damien Sandow is not scheduled for action tonight, there is no rest for those on a quest. The self-professed “Intellectual Savior of the Unwashed Masses” will certainly be looking for any opportunity he can to “enlighten” both his fellow Superstars and the WWE Universe as a whole.

Ryback has been making a habit as of late of taking on not one, but two competitors in 2-on-1 Handicap Matches. It is a spectacle that both thrills the WWE Universe and gives them the sudden urge to hide under their respective chairs. But is he pressing his luck by continuing to compete with the numbers game?

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