SmackDown Five-Point Preview: August 15, 2014
With SummerSlam imminent, is it really time for talk?
With just two days to go until SummerSlam, Roman Reigns will be a special guest on “The Most Must-See Talk Show in All of WWE” – “Miz TV.”
Considering the volatile nature of his imminent matchup against The Viper Randy Orton at the Biggest Party of the Summer, will Reigns be able to play nice in the presence of the extremely outspoken Miz – who is preparing for his own Intercontinental Championship Match against Dolph Ziggler this Sunday? Tune into SmackDown tonight at 8/7 CT to find out what happens when these two polar opposites come face-to-face!
Has Ambrose backed himself into a corner?
In the wake of his “surprise” attack on Seth Rollins this past Monday on Raw, the unstable Dean Ambrose must now refocus his attention to the Swiss Superman Cesaro as the two prepare to collide tonight on SmackDown.
It’s worth mentioning that Cesaro will be one of the most dangerous Superstars at ringside during Ambrose’s Lumberjack Match against Seth Rollins this Sunday. In any event, it will be interesting to see if Ambrose will be able to focus on the task at hand tonight knowing that Rollins could strike at any moment. Could the walls cave in and give Seth Rollins a tremendous tactical advantage heading into SummerSlam? Find out tonight on SmackDown, at 8/7 C only on SyFy!
Can AJ turn the Paige on Monday’s loss to Eva Marie?
Divas Champion AJ Lee will get the chance to right a wrong tonight on SmackDown as she looks to avenge her loss to Eva Marie from this past Mday on Raw.
Thanks primarily to a distraction from AJ’s skipping No. 1 contender Paige, Eva Marie was able to pick up the most significant victory of her career when she rolled up the titleholder for the three-count. The “Total Divas” star now looks to have lightning strike twice as she squares off with the champion yet again tonight. Will AJ counter that lightning with some thunder of her own? Find out tonight on SmackDown!
The first battle in a much larger war?
The tag team division must really be getting nervous, as it looks like Big Show & Mark Henry are as thick as thieves … giant thieves. For tonight however, it’s solo action as The World’s Strongest Man – with the giant in his corner – will take on Wyatt Family member Luke Harper – with Erick Rowan by his side.
Can The Show Off turn it around in time for SummerSlam?
While his SummerSlam opponent The Miz sits down to chat on “Miz TV” with just 48 hours to go before their Intercontinental Title Match at SummerSlam, The Show Off Dolph Ziggler will be lacing up to take on the always imposing Titus O’Neil.
Following a shocking count out loss to Heath Slater on Monday – thanks in large part to a Miz-induced distraction – Ziggler now gets an opportunity at a small slice of redemption when he takes on Slater’s “Slater-Gator,” reluctant tag team partner O’Neil. Will Ziggler be able to erase the stinging memory of Monday out of his head long enough to focus on the former Florida football star? Will the always mischievous Miz once make his presence felt on the contest? Find out tonight on SmackDown.