SmackDown Five-Point Preview: Nov. 22, 2013
Will Survivor Series dream tag team have a Friday nightmare?
Just two days before they collide in tag team action at Survivor Series, Daniel Bryan and Luke Harper will square off in singles competition on Friday night’s best show. The volatile history with The Wyatt Family that has joined Bryan and pay-per-view partner CM Punk is well documented, as the seeming dream team of The Second City Saint & The Beard has continually clashed with the nightmarish Harper & Erick Rowan in recent weeks.
To think that Bryan will face one of his creepy adversaries in straight-up, one-on-one action without an eerie appearance by Rowan and “family” leader, Bryan Wyatt, however, is a fool’s game. So, the only real question may be, what will go down on SmackDown when chaos reigns supreme?
Will we have new WWE Tag Team Champions?
As announced on Raw this past Monday, The Real Americans will attempt to capture Cody Rhodes & Goldust’s WWE Tag Team Titles tonight on the blue brand! Considering their huge non-title victory over the champs last month, can Antonio Cesaro & Jack Swagger carry their momentum to SmackDown?
One thing’s for sure — it won’t be easy. The Rhodes brothers continue to carry the prestigious titles with class. With the backing of the entire WWE Universe, Cody has reached new heights, while Goldust has enjoyed one of WWE’s greatest comeback stories.
Find out if Swagger & Cesaro will swing a huge win tonight, or if the sons of WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes will head into Survivor Series with their titles still intact – tonight at 8/7 CT, on SmackDown!
Will Mysterio have a happy homecoming?
Rey Mysterio returns home to SmackDown to join The Usos in Six-Man Tag Team action against The Shield tonight. And, after his shocking reemergence on Raw, the highflier now looks to light up the blue brand like it’s 1999 all over again.
But with United States Champion Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins & Roman Reigns looming across the ring, there’s a distinct possibility that The Master of the 619 may be prevented from a happy SmackDown return.
Working in his favor — and in his corner — however, are the battling Samoans, who will join Rey’s aerial assault against the black-clad Hounds. Can Mysterio and the high-flying partners take down The Shield? Find out tonight, only on Syfy!
What challenge will Ryback throw down?
WWE.com has learned that Ryback plans on addressing the WWE Universe tonight, throwing down some sort of challenge that is sure to turn Friday night upside down.
Despite losing to Big Show Monday on Raw, the ever-hungry Superstar was exceedingly impressive, planting The World’s Largest Athlete with a stunning Shell Shocked.
Now, the former Paul Heyman Guy comes to SmackDown angrier than ever, and will surely be looking for retribution. That, or maybe he’s just looking for destruction. So, what will Ryback’s challenge be? And to whom will it be addressed?
Find out tonight, only on Syfy!
What will Big E’s first act as Intercontinental Champion be?
Monday night, Big E Langston officially arrived as the major player the entire WWE Universe always knew he was, defeating Curtis Axel to claim the Intercontinental Title — the scary strong Superstar’s first taste of championship gold.
Tonight, the new titleholder will join forces with an old friend in Dolph Ziggler, as Big E & The Showoff team up to take on the former champion & Damien Sandow on SmackDown.
Can Big E follow up the biggest victory of his career with a big tag team win on the blue brand? Or can Axel garner some momentum as he prepares for his rematch against Langston in just two days at Survivor Series? Find out at 8/7 CT, only on Syfy!