SmackDown Five-Point Preview: Feb. 14, 2014

SmackDown Five-Point Preview: Feb. 14, 2014

Will The Viper unleash his venom on Cesaro?

SmackDown Five-Point Preview: Feb. 14, 2014

As decreed by Stephanie McMahon last week, WWE World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton has been tasked with the challenge of facing each of his five Elimination Chamber Match opponents in the weeks leading up to the Feb. 23 World Title battle inside the career-changing structure.

With losses to Daniel Bryan  and John Cena on Raw overshadowing his win against Christian last week on SmackDown, The Viper must now look to get back on track against the powerful Cesaro tonight – the Superstar that many consider the “dark horse” of the Chamber.

Watch Orton and Cena’s back-and-forth Raw thriller

Will the “Face of WWE” fulfill the expectations of The Authority and harness, from within, the ruthless competitor that has made him WWE’s Apex Predator? Find out tonight at 8/7 CT, only on Syfy!

How fired up will Bryan be after a “night off”?

Kane accepts his punishment for attacking Daniel Bryan: Raw, Feb. 10, 2014

Despite Kane accepting his punishment, Daniel Bryan still manages to get some retribution.

After confronting The Authority and WWE World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton on Raw, Daniel Bryan was given an unappreciated “night off.” Luckily for the WWE Universe – and unluckily for Kane – Bryan made an appearance later in the evening to send WWE’s Director of Operations packing.

Watch Bryan and Kane mix it up on Raw!

Tonight on SmackDown, The Beard is scheduled to team up with his fellow Elimination Chamber Match combatants and former World Champions – Sheamus & Christian – in a Six-Man Tag Team showdown against The Shield! Will Bryan deliver another direct – and painful – message to The Authority, at the expense of The Hounds of Justice?

Buzzards circling SmackDown?

Sin Cara & Los Matadores vs. The Wyatt Family: WWE Main Event, Feb. 12, 2014

The dangerous Wyatt Family look to continue their dominance against Sin Cara & Los Matadores.

After a  face-off with Dean Amborse, Roman Reigns & Seth Rollins on Monday night, it will be interesting to see if The Wyatt Family will look to make additional waves for their  Elimination Chamber pay-per-view opponents in the process. Will the Friday night SmackDown faithful witness another epic showdown between WWE's two most powerful factions?

Eight men enter, but who will leave their mark?

Cody Rhodes & Goldust vs. The New Age Outlaws - WWE Tag Title Steel Cage Match: Raw, Feb. 3, 2014

The New Age Outlaws defend their WWE Tag Team Titles against Cody Rhodes & Goldust inside the unforgiving Steel Cage.

Tonight, SmackDown will also feature an Eight-Man Tag Team Match that guarantees chaos and fast and furious action. Cody Rhodes & Goldust will join forces with The Usos to take on WWE Tag Team Champions The New Age Outlaws & Ryback & Curtis Axel.

Check out photos of The New Age Outlaws capturing the titles

The explosive tag team division currently stands in a state of flux with the recently crowned Outlaws, and there is no shortage of history on all sides between these volatile Superstars. As a result, this contest represents an opportunity for the Rhodes brothers to position themselves to reclaim their former glory. It could also allow the enterprising duo of Jey & Jimmy Uso to move up the ranks and possibly interject themselves in the title picture … or to crash and burn.

How can Swagger make a “Real” statement?

Christian vs. Jack Swagger - Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match: SmackDown, Jan. 31, 2014

Christian hopes to pick up a big victory in his first match back after returning from injury.

With his fellow Real American, Cesaro, competing in both SmackDown’s main event and the looming WWE World Heavyweight Championship Elimination Chamber Match, a slumping Jack Swagger is surely looking to reassert himself into WWE’s main event picture in some way.

Will Zeb Colter’s other patriotic pupil make a move on tonight’s SmackDown? And who might be in Swagger’s sights?

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