Is SmackDown’s unlikely team traveling The Road to WrestleMania?
This Friday night on SmackDown, Randy Orton and Sheamus are placed together with a dominant tag team partner, but is their massive alliance just for one night only, or perhaps the final piece of their WrestleMania puzzle?
The trio of The Viper, The Celtic Warrior and, yes, Big Show come together on Syfy to combat a rival Superstar threesome — maybe not the one you’d think.
But could this shaky partnership between three of the biggest hotheads in WWE possibly work? Moreover, will this be a SmackDown-only alliance? Or could it lead to a much larger WrestleMania partnership against The Shield?
Last Friday on the blue brand, after The Shield challenged Orton and Sheamus to a Six-Man Tag Team Match at The Showcase of the Immortals — informing them that they could pick anyone they wanted to be their partner — The Viper and The Celtic Warrior flat out rejected Big Show’s offer to team up in favor of Ryback.
When Ryback would be taken out of that match on Raw to compete against Mark Henry on The Grandest Stage of Them All, however, a giant hole remained behind. Later that night, Big Show emerged to help Sheamus and Orton, but the matter appeared to be far from settled — thanks to a tremendous lack of trust ingrained between the two would-be partners. ( WATCH AS BIG SHOW EVENS THE ODDS)
Tune in Friday night at 8/7 CT to find out if Sheamus and Orton have finally perfected the formula necessary to take down The Shield at WrestleMania in less than three weeks.