SmackDown Five-Point Preview: Sept. 26, 2014
Is Big Show big enough to topple Rusev?
Considering the enormity of the challenge the giant will face tonight on SmackDown, Big Show is indeed aptly named.
On Tuesday’s WWE Main Event, The World’s Largest Athlete showed tremendous support to his “brother from another mother,” Mark Henry. Looking to build up The World’s Strongest Man — who continued to feel the pressure over failing to overcome Rusev at Night of Champions and on Raw — Big Show pledged that he would knock out the foreign Superstar on SmackDown.
But does he have what it takes to beat a “Super Athlete,” who has yet to be pinned or submit to anyone? Or will the gigantic Superstar be the next to fall to The Hero of the Russian Federation?
Who will win the Intercontinental Title No. 1 Contender’s Battle Royal?
The Intercontinental Title has changed hands twice this week. First, The Miz captured it from Dolph Ziggler at Night of Champions. Then 24 hours later, The Showoff took it back.
Tonight, per a decree by WWE COO Triple H in his exclusive WWE.com interview, a new No. 1 contender to the illustrious title will be decided in a Battle Royal on SmackDown, with the winner taking on Dolph Ziggler on the same show!
It will be interesting to see who will compete in the out-of-control showdown for a chance at the illustrious gold. More importantly, is a third title change in five days destined to occur Friday night? Not if The Showoff has anything to say about it.
Can The Usos take back the “Cosmic Key”?
Speaking of championship gold, SmackDown will also host a Night of Champions rematch for Gold & Stardust’s WWE Tag Team Titles.
In the weeks leading up to the pay-per-view showdown, the new titleholders demonstrated that they would go to any lengths to capture the prized gold. Now that they have them, the question arises whether their aggression will persist or will Uso Crazy be enough to rip loosen the “Cosmic Key” from the bizarre ones?
Will the unstable deface the Moneymaker?
Following an altercation on “Miz TV” on Tuesday night, The Miz will go one-on-one with Dean Ambrose.
Without a doubt, losing the Intercontinental Title one day after winning it has made Miz one dangerous person to be around. But even with “Damien Mizdow” on the set to back him up, that may not be enough to match the intensity of the completely unhinged Ambrose. Still, one has to wonder what The Authority will have to say, five days after Ambrose caused such havoc on Raw.
Summer heat is rising
Summer Rae made it clear on Raw that she didn’t need her “Total Divas” castmates or the support of the WWE Universe. But four days after Natalya made her tap out to the Sharpshooter on Monday, the blond bombshell will definitely be looking for retribution any way she can get it, as she teams with Layla against her third-generation adversary and Rosa Mendes.