SmackDown Five-Point Preview: August 2, 2013

SmackDown Five-Point Preview: August 2, 2013

Who will be Del Rio’s Daniel Bryan?

SmackDown Five-Point Preview: August 2, 2013

Several weeks ago, newly crowned Raw General Manager Brad Maddox gave WWE Champion John Cena the opportunity to  pick his No. 1 Contender at SummerSlam – paving the way for The Champ to create a highly anticipated clash between himself and Daniel Bryan.

Tonight, SmackDown General Manager Vickie Guerrero will give World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio the same opportunity to pick his opponent for the upcoming pay-per-view! But, who will it be? The list of former World Champions and up-and-coming Superstars on the blue brand is long and the possibilities are endless. Tune into Friday night's best show at 8/7, only on Syfy, to find out!

Is Damien Sandow bankrupt?

Cody Rhodes throws Damien Sandow's Money in the Bank contract into the Gulf of Mexico: SmackDown, July 26, 2013

Cody Rhodes shows that if he can't have the Money in the Bank contract, then nobody should have it...especially Damien Sandow.

After  stealing Damien Sandow’s Money in the Bank contract one week ago, Cody Rhodes released some tension – and a briefcase – into the Gulf of Mexico. While Sandow's golden opportunity at the World Heavyweight Title appeared to have sunk in the famed ocean basin, its watery demise has caused several questions to surface in its place.

Photos of Sandow betraying Rhodes to win Money in the Bank

For instance, is Sandow still Mr. Money in the Bank without a World Title contract in his possession? If so, should he be? And will the Intellectual Savior of the Masses seize retribution on his former friend, as Rhodes prepares to battle Jack Swagger tonight?

Will AJ get speared off the mountain?

Kaitlyn vs. AJ Lee: Raw, July 29, 2013

Former Divas Champion Kaitlyn takes on the current Divas Champion AJ Lee.

On Monday, Kaitlyn overcame Divas Champion AJ Lee with another earth-shattering Spear. Tonight on SmackDown, the “Hybrid Diva” gets another opportunity to regain the butterfly-emblazoned title. Will Kaitlyn take back “her” title in her hometown of Houston?

Photos: AJ vs. Kaitlyn at Money in the Bank |  Watch more spears | Heated Diva rivalries

Can Fandango dance the Straight Edge stomp?

CM Punk reveals his plans for Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam and puts a meddling Fandango to sleep: SmackDown, July 26, 2013

CM Punk shares his SummerSlam plan for Brock Lesnar & Paul Heyman until he is interrupted by Fandango.

Last week, Fandango decided to  cut in on CM Punk’s address to the WWE Universe, suffering a GTS for his trouble. 

Tonight, the Superstar that  upset six-time World Champion Chris Jericho at WrestleMania will take on The Second City Saint, 16 days before Punk’s  “The Best vs. The Beast” showdown against Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam. How does Fandango hope to out-manuever the Best in the World?

What will the Guerrero Era bring to Friday night?

Mr. McMahon announces SmackDown's permanent General Manager: SmackDown, July 19, 2013

Mr. McMahon announces that Vickie Guerrero is the permanent SmackDown General Manager.

Two weeks ago, WWE Chairman Mr. McMahon named Vickie Guerrero the new SmackDown General Manager. Since that moment, The Queen Diva has wasted little at the helm of the show she once dominated. And make no mistake about it, she is just getting started.

Watch past Guerrero power plays

After all, the often emotional, sometimes vindictive Vickie has already warned the WWE Universe that she is “… back and back with power” and if the past is any indication, that may spell danger for anyone who crosses her the wrong way. Translation: an explosive new chapter in the story of the blue brand is about to commence.

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