SmackDown Five-Point Preview: Nov. 1, 2013

SmackDown Five-Point Preview: Nov. 1, 2013

Who will look to step on The Champ’s SmackDown return?

John Cena vs. Damien Sandow - World Heavyweight Championship Match: Raw, Oct. 28, 2013

Damien Sandow cashes in his Money in the Bank Contract and faces John Cena for the World Title.

On Sunday, John Cena made an early return from injury to  capture his third World Heavyweight Championship from Alberto Del Rio at WWE Hell in a Cell. Just 24 hours later, the Cenation leader heroically overcame a brutal offensive from Damian Sandow, after The Intellectual Savior of the Masses maliciously cashed in his Money in a Bank World Title contract.

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Now, the 14-time World Champion makes a triumphant return to SmackDown for the first time in 10 months, the very show that helped bring him to prominence more than a decade ago. Considering the fact that “we fight on Friday night,” could the ruthless Del Rio decide to evoke his World Title rematch in the wake of Cena’s hard-fought Raw title defense? Or will someone else step into the spotlight and attempt to knock him off the mountain? Find out tonight at 8/7 CT on Syfy!

What will HBK have to say on “Miz TV”?

Daniel Bryan clashes with Shawn Michaels: Raw, Oct. 28, 2013

Daniel Bryan is not happy with WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels.

One day after his actions as special guest referee inside Hell in a Cell caused Daniel Bryan to lose the WWE Title to Randy Orton, WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels found himself locked in his former pupil’s “Yes!” Lock.

While has since learned that The Beard is recuperating at home following a vicious Wyatt Family backstage assault on Monday, HBK is scheduled to appear on “Miz TV” tonight! It will be interesting to hear how The Showstopper will react in response to the excruciating events on Raw.

What happens when you poke a stick at The Viper (and by stick, we mean KO Punch)?

Randy Orton Championship Celebration: Raw, Oct. 28, 2013

Big Show crashes the Championship Celebration for Randy Orton.

After walking out of Hell in a Cell five days ago with the WWE Title securely around his waist, Randy Orton’s celebration on Raw came to a sudden and decisive halt Monday night when the colossal Big Show barged in and blasted him with the KO Punch.

Watch as David Otunga breaks down Big Show's lawsuit

Considering that WWE COO Triple H has since declared The World’s Largest Athlete to be  “banned from WWE for life,” one has to wonder where the sadistic Viper will aim his unchecked rage over the incident.

Then again, bearing in mind how many times Big Show has entered the WWE arena since being fired several weeks ago, and the fact that he has nothing to lose, will the new ban even keep the giant at bay? Or is a conflict between Big Show and the “Face of WWE” inevitable?

Will the New Face of Fear strike again?

The Wyatt Family attacks Daniel Bryan: Raw, Oct. 28, 2013

Daniel Bryan becomes the latest victim from an attack at the hands of The Wyatt Family.

Monday on Raw, Bray Wyatt and The Wyatt Family attacked both  Daniel Bryan and CM Punk. Clearly, biting off more than they can chew is not an issue for the creepy Wyatt and his disciples.

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So the question is, what will “the devil” make them do next?

Is Big E destined for a big SmackDown title victory?

Big E Langston vs. Dean Ambrose - United States Championship Match: Raw, Oct. 28, 2013

Big E Langston and Dean Ambrose square off for the United States Title.

So let’s talk Big E Langston for a second. In a matter of weeks, WWE’s “young gun” has  pinned Intercontinental Champion Curtis Axel in tag team action and beaten United States Champion Dean Ambrose in two separate in title matches –  by count-out and disqualification.

While Axel is not currently medically cleared to compete, Ambrose is scheduled to be on SmackDown tonight, teaming with fellow Shield member Seth Rollins against The Usos – a match of potential payback after Jimmy & Jey helped take them out of the equation in the final moments of Raw.

So, imagine this scenario: What if Big E makes another gutsy challenge to the reigning titleholder – paving the way for their third championship match of the week? We would not be surprised, since his bold challenge during WWE Hell in a Cell Kickoff is what got him a U.S. Title Match in the first place. Then again, the powerful Superstar could opt to keep doing what he does best: destroy everything in his path.

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