SmackDown Five-Point Preview: August 8, 2014
What SummerSlam stipulation will Ambrose choose?
Dean Ambrose will face Seth Rollins in a huge SummerSlam showdown on Aug. 17, but under what circumstances will these two heated rivals face off?
Monday night on Raw, a shrewd Ambrose successfully distracted Mr. Money in the Bank en route to winning a Beat the Clock Challenge. Now, the former United States Champion can pick the stipulation for his match against The Architect at The Biggest Party of the Summer. What is going on inside the head of the unstable Ambrose? Find out tonight on Syfy at 8/7 CT, when the unpredictable Superstar kicks off SmackDown!
Can the world’s biggest tag team be beaten?
Mark Henry returned to action on Raw, making quick work of Damien Sandow. As if this didn’t already put a strain on the ring structure, tonight on SmackDown, we have now learned that The World’s Largest Athlete Big Show will step back inside the squared circle to join with The World’s Strongest Man in a gigantic tag team clash against RybAxel.
Don’t miss SmackDown tonight at 8/7 CT on Syfy to see what happens when two of WWE’s most mammoth Superstars run into one of the WWE’s most experienced tag teams.
Will Rusev crush Big E?
With Rusev set to battle Jack Swagger at SummerSlam in a Flag Match, The Hero of the Russian Federation must first try to crush a Superstar he’s waged war with in the past. Tonight on SmackDown, the massive Superstar will go head-to-head with former Intercontinental Champion Big E in a huge Friday night collision.
The foreign-born Superstar’s Real American rival put on an impressive showing Tuesday night on WWE Main Event when he made Alberto Del Rio tap out to the Patriot Lock. Can the Russian sympathizer match his SummerSlam foe’s impressive performance with his own patriotic display? And will Swagger choose to play a part in the outcome, nine days before their patriotic pay-per-view stand-off?
Will Paige’s fairy tale end happily-ever-after on SmackDown?
On WWE Main Event, Divas Champion AJ Lee proclaimed that WWE is her kingdom, while predicting an unhappy ending to Paige’s “fairy tale.” With the British beauty’s sights set squarely on capturing the Divas Championship at SummerSlam, will she try to send a message to her “frenemy” on SmackDown? See what The Diva of Tomorrow has in store for her opponent tonight as she faces Natalya in red-hot Divas action.
Will The Viper strike on SmackDown?
Randy Orton and Roman Reigns’ rivalry has been months in the making. However, The Apex Predator raised the stakes when he viciously attacked the black-clad Superstar before daring his rival to step into the ring with him at SummerSlam.
Now that Reigns has accepted the former WWE World Heavyweight Champion’s challenge, it will be interesting to see if The Viper will respond with another venomous strike or whether Roman can hold onto the reins so close to their imminent clash.