SmackDown Five-Point Preview: Feb. 21, 2014
February 20, 2014
Will Sheamus or Christian build final Chamber momentum?
As announced on Raw, Elimination Chamber Match opponents Sheamus and Christian will battle tonight on SmackDown. It’s the last stop before that eponymous pay-per-view descends Sunday, and this marquee matchup may prove critical as both Superstars aim to build momentum heading into their WWE World Heavyweight Title Match inside the career-altering environment of the Chamber – with an opportunity to headline WrestleMania in their grasp.
With Captain Charisma’s new aggressive streak on full display against Daniel Bryan Monday on Raw, Christian appears leaner, meaner and more determined than ever to claim title gold. Similarly, Sheamus has competed like a house on fire since returning from injury, and nothing would cap off his comeback quite like a championship reign.
How will the two former World Champions fare in this critical final showdown on Friday night’s best show?
Will Kane’s "vendetta" against Bryan continue?
We know that Daniel Bryan will square off against Real American (and, not to mention, No. 1 contender to the Intercontinental Title) Jack Swagger tonight on the blue brand. What we don’t know, however, is whether Director of Operations Kane will seek to continue his seeming vendetta against his former Team Hell No partner.
After Kane’s vicious assault on The Beard Monday night, it’s abundantly clear that this Big Red Monster in corporate clothing still has a bone to pick with Bryan and, whether he’s acting alone or on behalf of The Authority, Kane poses a huge challenge as the “Yes Movement” looks ahead to Sunday’s Elimination Chamber Match.
What devilish deeds may lie ahead for The Beard? Find out tonight at 8/7 CT, only on Syfy!
Can Mysterio & the Rhodes brothers overcome fear itself?
As The Wyatt Family bides their time before Sunday’s epic clash against The Shield, they will square off against Rey Mysterio, Cody Rhodes & Goldust tonight on SmackDown.
With their own Kickoff Match scheduled against Ryback & Curtis Axel, can Cody & Goldust (finally) get things moving in the right direction again with a massive win over WWE’s most terrifying trio? Or will Bray Wyatt and his followers continue to plow through the competition as they clear the path for The Hounds of Justice?
Who will gain Tag Title momentum?
Pay-per-view momentum will be on the line as Jimmy Uso gets set to take on one-half of WWE’s Tag Team Champions, Road Dogg, tonight on Syfy. As The Usos get set to square off against The New Age Outlaws with the titles on the line at Elimination Chamber this Sunday, it will be interesting to see if Jimmy can put some doubt into the mind of one of WWE’s most confident and outspoken Superstars.
Or will the Attitude Era staple walk out of Friday night with another win under his belt? Of course, it’s also a fair bet that, with Jey Uso and Billy Gunn at ringside, chaos will be the order of the day. Tune in tonight to SmackDown!
Will Emma dance Summer’s night away?
With a Dance-Off against Summer Rae scheduled for tonight, WWE’s newest Diva, Emma, looks to show off some of her vaunted dance moves. For members of the WWE NXT Universe, Emma busting a move will be a sight both familiar and welcomed, as the Emmalution looks to spread to the WWE Universe at large.
Can Emma get the best of Fandango’s beautiful dance partner? Or will the upstart Diva receive a rude awakening from Summer Rae? Find out tonight, only on Syfy!