SmackDown Five-Point Preview: August 1, 2014
Will the Lunatic get lost in destruction?
There is something unsettling about putting The Lunatic Fringe in a 2-on-1 Handicap Match against, not just his dangerous adversary Seth Rollins, but also the demonic Kane. But, three days after Mr. Money in the Bank interrupted Dean Ambrose’s showdown against Alberto Del Rio on “WWE Main Event,” that is exactly what will happen tonight on Syfy at 8/7 CT.
On sheer numbers alone, can the unstable former United States Champion survive, let alone overcome, the full rage of his daunting opposition?
Is SmackDown Jericho?
Well, if there was any doubt before, there is no arguing that “Raw is Jericho!” following this past Monday – with Y2J not only mouthing off to The Authority, but also gaining a rematch against Bray Wyatt at SummerSlam and taking the fight to Seth Rollins. Despite his ability to seize the spotlight and just about anything else he wanted, however, The Ayatollah of Rock ‘n’ Rolla ended up playing the starring role in a massive Wyatt Family beat down when all was said and done.
Enter SmackDown, where Y2J will go head-to-head with Wyatt Family disciple Erick Rowan – with The New Face of Fear surely lurking in the shadows. If Rowan loses, he will be banned from ringside when the first Undisputed WWE Champion battles The Eater of Worlds at The Biggest Party of the Summer.
A Serpentine speaker
The viciousness of Randy Orton is so notorious that it is embedded in the very fabric of WWE. But, the onslaught The Viper unleashed upon Roman Reigns on Raw could be one of his most destructive yet.
Now, WWE’s Apex Predator is scheduled to address the WWE Universe on tonight on SmackDown. What will Orton have to say about such an unspeakable attack? And will Roman Reigns be in any condition to launch a counter assault?
Oh no, Bo!
Yes, you can Bo-lieve your eyes. R-Truth finally ended Bo Dallas’ streak on Raw, only to receive an “inspirational” attack of retribution at the hands of the fallen Superstar. What will happen tonight when the two grapplers battle in a return contest? Will inspiration win over or will the Truth set us free?
Divas, Divas, everywhere
What a time to be a Diva! Brie Bella engaging one of the principle owners of WWE, Stephanie McMahon, WWE Divas Champion AJ Lee taking part in arguably her most volatile relationship ever with Paige and a slew of formidable “Total Divas” biding their time to enter the fray.
It only stands to reason that a member of this explosive division will write a new chapter of turmoil all over tonight SmackDown. The only question is, who’s it gonna be?