SmackDown Five-Point Preview: Sept. 06, 2013
Could Triple H’s open forum change the game?
Tonight on SmackDown, the WWE Universe may well feel the fallout from the shocking Monday night firing of Cody Rhodes – and, dare we presume, the general course of action by WWE COO Triple H in recent weeks.
Per The Game, tonight’s edition of the blue brand will turn into an open forum, giving Superstars and Divas the opportunity to air any grievances and to let him know exactly what they think about his handling of the situation surrounding Rhodes.
The WWE roster may not choose the risky path of voicing their concerns, however, as those who have in recent weeks faced swift and unrelenting retribution. Will anyone dare step up to The King of Kings? Or will the chilling effect in the locker room prove to be a deep freeze? On the other side of that, just days after granting an exclusive interview to WWE.com on the Rhodes situation, what, exactly, will WWE’s COO say to any disgruntled competitors who are in his supposed care?
Will Daniel Bryan finally play The Game?
Speaking of Triple H, it’s no secret that The Game has a certain level of … let’s call it animosity … towards former WWE Champion Daniel Bryan. After all, it was The King of Kings himself who helped put the “former” in that particular moniker, thanks to a stunning Pedigree delivered at SummerSlam.
Since then, the COO has made it his personal corporate responsibility to make Bryan’s life a waking nightmare.
Though there is nothing yet scheduled on tonight’s card, you’d have to imagine that The Game has something in mind for the submissions specialist. What, precisely, is The Game’s plan for Bryan? And, more importantly, can Bryan find a way to overcome whatever it is Triple H intends to throw his way? Find out tonight on the blue brand!
Will RVD roll over Del Rio?
World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio and his Night of Champions No. 1 contender RVD have gone back and forth in their quests to become thorns in each other’s sides. Will that trend continue tonight on SmackDown?
With the high-impact ECW Original and the ruthless titleholder scheduled to square off at the upcoming pay-per-view in just 9 days, one-upmanship will play a key role in building — and maintaining — momentum ahead of that epic clash.
The pay-per-view showdown looms large, and a Friday night stop on the blue brand may well go a long way in gaining some pre-Title Match mojo. But who will emerge from SmackDown with another notch in his belt? Tune in to SmackDown, tonight at 8/7 CT, to find out!
Will SmackDown leave Showoff Shell Shocked?
Since expressing opposition to recent decisions by WWE management, Dolph Ziggler has been having one continuous bad day – particularly at the hands of The Shield.
Monday on Raw, Ziggler was systematically decimated by Ryback — after United States Champion Dean Ambrose softened The Showoff up, that is. Will Ziggler get another crack at “The Big Guy” tonight on SmackDown? And, if so, will The Showoff have to overcome both Rybackandthe full force of The Hounds of Justice?
Further, could the WWE Universe get some insight into just what the beef is between the black-clad trio and the former World Champion? Have Ambrose and company been acting on behalf of Triple H … or is The Shield’s front man merely an agent of chaos, looking to turn Ziggler’s world upside-down?
Find out if these two gifted mat technicians once again cross paths, tonight on SmackDown!
Will AJ drive the blue brand mad?
#Uh-oh ... Divas Champion AJ Lee is on a mission.
It’s no secret that the eccentric titleholder is none too happy with the cast of “Total Divas,” and she is seemingly trying to get the WWE Universe to rally behind her cause. Actually, come to think of it … what, exactly, is her cause?
Regardless of her motivations, AJ’s intentions are crystal clear — make life miserable for the stars of E!’s new hit show. As she’s demonstrated numerous times — and to multiple Superstars and Divas — in the past, AJ has the unique ability to drive those around her crazy.
Which is ironic, because … well, you know.
What does AJ have up her sleeve tonight? Find out at 8/7 CT, only on Syfy!