SuperSmackDown LIVE Five-Point Preview: Nov. 6, 2012
Where will the ax ‘Fall’?
Tonight on SuperSmackDown LIVE, the battlefield in the ongoing rivalry between Randy Orton and Alberto Del Rio is about to get a whole lot larger. Just three days after the food flew freely in a backstage brawl between the two cunning warriors on Friday’s SmackDown, they will face off in a brutal Fall Count Anywhere Match.
There is no love lost between WWE’s Apex Predator and his affluent adversary, who has laid claim to that same moniker. Orton no doubt spilled addition fuel on the fire last night on Raw, however, when the distraction of his entrance music caused The Mexican Aristocrat to lose to Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston — and then suffer a post-match RKO, compliments of The Viper.
Now, in a contest that not only encourages anarchy, but also insists upon it, one has to wonder whether the action will truly be one-on-one? Certainly wherever Del Rio goes, the devious Ricardo Rodriguez is never far behind — always ready to give his employer a handing hand. Furthermore, as the event will air from Birmingham, England, can the WWE Universe expect some sort of involvement from the treacherous home-country Superstar, Wade Barrett — the bare-knuckle Brit who has recently reignited his rivalry with The Viper and who is no stranger to chaotic encounters. It’s worth mentioning that since there is no disqualification, any potential interference would be perfectly legal.
Can the nine-time World Champion overcome the overwhelming threat before him, whether it be from the conniving Del Rio or numerous other unseen threats?
Sheamus, what about the 441-pound giant in the room?
The World Title rematch between World Heavyweight Champion Big Show and former titleholder Sheamus is set for Survivor Series. ( MATCH PREVIEW) Given the explosive nature of both Superstars, though, if they cross paths tonight on SuperSmackDown LIVE, it’s very possible that the WWE Universe may not have to wait for their pay-per-view showdown.
After being forced to resort to (not one but) two KO Punches to unseat Sheamus at Hell in a Cell and getting hit with The Celtic Warrior’s White Noise on the Oct. 29 edition of Raw, The World’s Largest Athlete again used the devastating finisher to give himself and The Miz a tag team victory over Sheamus and Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston on Friday’s SmackDown. After the match, Sheamus put down The Awesome One with the Brogue Kick, but not his gigantic nemeses.
And after an intense standoff following Sheamus’ victory over The Miz on last night’s Raw, it’s clear that things between the two volatile forces of nature could break apart at any moment.
What surprises might Booker T have up his sleeve for SuperSmackDown LIVE?
WWE makes history tonight, as SuperSmackDown LIVE appears from the U.K. for the first time.
Whenever this monumental event comes to Tuesday nights, there is no telling what will happen. From “Holiday Celebrations,” to “Blast[s] from the Past” to a good, old “Great American Bash,” the “Super” edition of the blue brand never fails to deliver its share of surprises. Add to the mix that that SuperSmackDown LIVE stands in the shadow of the drama surrounding Raw’s “AJ scandal,” the controversy surrounding WWE referee Brad Maddox and the coming Suvivor Series on Nov. 18.
Translation, the pressure is on for SmackDown General Manager Booker T to steal the show. What will the five-time WCW Champion have in store of the explosive television event from Birmingham?
Is the United States Champion on a collision course with Truth?
Last night on Raw, in a fast-paced Six-Man Tag Team Match, R-Truth brought the WWE Universe to its feet, pinning the United States Champion Antonio Cesaro just one week after the high-octane Superstar stormed the ring to help his former tag team partner, Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston, escape the ruthless champion’s wrath.
The Swish Superstar has said on countless occasions that no American can beat him. But is the “Truth” something much different?
Who should be the No. 1 contender to Divas Champion?
At Hell in a Cell, Eve overcame former champion Layla and fellow contender Kaitlyn to retain the Divas Title in a fierce Triple Threat Match. But last night on Raw, it was Kaitlyn who reigned supreme when she teamed with Layla against Eve and her partner, Aksana, in tag team action.
Considering Kaitlyn’s recent win and the circumstances stemming from the attack she suffered at Night of Champions — just moments before she was to receive her first title opportunity — should she be allowed to challenge Eve one-on-one on SmackDown?
Or should Layla get a one-on-one title rematch considering that she was the last champion who lost in the Triple Threat pay-per-view contest?